• Kevin Love’s tweet about gross runny nose: ‘sNot funny guys’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Cleveland Cavaliers sharpshooter Kevin Love experienced an awkwardly embarrassing incident during Wednesday’s nationally televised game against the New York Knicks. But at least he has a great sense of humor about it. Late in the first quarter of the Cavs’ 126-94 throttling of the Knicks at..." December 08

  • Can Russell Westbrook average a triple double? He has a believer in LeBron James

    CBS Sports "Russell Westbrook has everybody's attention. The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard is averaging a triple-double for the first time since Oscar Robertson did it and has registered a triple-double in each of his last six games, a streak that only Robertson, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain have..." December 08

  • Carmelo Anthony annoyed, mum on Phil Jackson's ball hog remarks

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony was visibly annoyed when asked about Phil Jackson's assertion that he has a tendency to hold on to the ball too long. "I don't want to answer those questions," Anthony said after the Knicks' 126-94 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. Anthony, who is normally..." December 08

  • Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins Sued by Alleged Victims of NYC Nightclub Fight

    Complex "In the latest development in the Monday morning NYC nightclub fight involving Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins, the alleged victims of the altercation have sued the Sacramento Kings teammates. According to TMZ, the lawsuit was filed by Jasmine Besiso and Myrone Powell in New York this week...." December 08

  • Stephen Jackson Says He Was Cut Because He Wouldn’t Go Along With Gregg Popovich’s Weird Requests

    Uproxx "Stephen Jackson says the smartest coach he ever met was also the most disrespectful. The former NBA star says San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was “disrespectful” to him when he asked Jackson to say a “trash” Manu Ginobili was better than him. Jackson appeared on ESPN’s “The Dan..." December 08

  • Warriors pledging $75,000 more on heels of deadly Oakland fire

    Sportsnaut "The Golden State Warriors are pledging $75,000 more to help relief efforts following a fire in Oakland that killed 36 people. Warriors’ star Draymond Green commented on the efforts coming from the team’s players and coaches. “As a team that calls the Bay Area our home, we are all devastated..." December 08

  • Cavs' LeBron James downplays decision not to stay at Trump hotel

    CBS Sports "LeBron James compared his decision not to stay at the Trump SoHo while the Cleveland Cavaliers are in New York to choosing to eat chicken instead of steak. Before Wednesday's shootaround at Madison Square Garden, James told reporters that he was "not trying to make a statement," via ESPN's Dave..." December 07

  • Donatas Motiejunas won't report to Rockets over $6M difference from Nets' offer sheet

    ESPN "Restricted free agent Donatas Motiejunas won't report to the Houston Rockets because of a difference of nearly $6 million from the offer sheet he signed with the Brooklyn Nets, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Last week, Motiejunas signed a four-year, $37 million offer sheet with the Nets. The..." December 07

  • D'Angelo Russell Cleared for On-Court Activity

    NBA.com "Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell met with team doctors in Los Angeles on Tuesday, and was cleared for on-court basketball activities. Russell, who has missed 10 of the last 11 games with knee soreness, will increase his work load as he progresses. Russell will not play in Wednesday’s game..." December 07

  • Carmelo Anthony improving ball hog 'tendency,' Phil Jackson says

    ESPN "New York Knicks president Phil Jackson said Carmelo Anthony can play the "role that Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant played" in their teams' triangle offenses, but he believes that Anthony sometimes breaks a team rule by holding on to the ball for too long. "Carmelo a lot of times wants to hold..." December 07

  • Agent: Derrick Rose has ‘good possibility’ of remaining with Knicks

    Larry Brown Sports "The Knicks are having a pretty good season so far, and the talk is positive about Derrick Rose’s future in New York. Rose’s agent B.J. Armstrong joined Sirius XM NBA’s “The Starting Lineup” on Monday and was asked about how the Knicks are suiting the former league MVP. “I think this has been..." December 07

  • Kent Bazemore to miss two games with right knee soreness

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks will be without starter Kent Bazemore for the next two games as the guard/forward deals with right knee soreness. Tim Hardaway Jr. will start in place of Bazemore for Wednesday’s home game against the Heat and Friday’s road game against the Bucks. The injury concern is the second..." December 07

  • Report: Bosh considering comeback attempt next season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Chris Bosh took a physical before the start of the season and signs of the blood clotting issue that has sidelined him at the end of the past two seasons showed signs again. Bosh has not played this season, but has been clear he wants to return to the NBA. Pat Riley has said Bosh’s time with..." December 07

  • Rajon Rondo not waving white towel of surrender when it comes to principle

    Sporting News "Rajon Rondo returned to the Bulls' lineup Tuesday, chastened but not humbled. The point guard had served a one-game suspension the night before; he reportedly got the ban for arguing with — and throwing a towel at — assistant coach Jim Boylen. The closest Rondo came to a public apology was..." December 07

  • John Wall Ripped Into The Wizards’ Lack Of Effort After He Scored 52 Points In A Loss

    Uproxx "John Wall posted a career-high 52 points during Tuesday’s game against the Orlando Magic, but it wasn’t enough to lead the Washington Wizards to victory. Beyond that, Wall’s efforts came in a home game in which his team was at full strength and facing off against an opponent with a sub-.500..." December 07

  • Kevin Garnett Wanted to Attend College at 36, and Have It Filmed for TV

    Complex "It turns out Kevin Garnett really considered taking a shot at college life. According to The Vertical's Chris Mannix, who shared Garnett's story on his podcast on Tuesday, the former NBA star pondered the idea at the age of 36 when he almost retired his career after leaving the Boston Celtics in..." December 07

  • Gregg Popovich: Success in life isn't measured in NBA titles

    Sporting News "Leave it to Gregg Popovich to frame the Spurs' championship hopes into a larger vision of his players' place in society. Some 250 Texas high school students had the chance last month to ask questions of Popovich (oh, and esteemed Harvard professor Cornel West) in a session moderated by The..." December 07

  • Knicks' Phil Jackson says he smoked marijuana when recovering from back surgery

    CBS Sports "New York Knicks president Phil Jackson appeared on CBS Sports Network's "We Need to Talk"on Tuesday, and he said that, like Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, he used medicinal marijuana to treat his back pain. Jackson had back surgery when he played for the Knicks, missing the entire 1969-70..." December 07

  • JR Smith day-to-day after MRI on knee comes back clean

    Larry Brown Sports "JR Smith is day-to-day for the Cleveland Cavaliers after the MRI on his injured knee came back clean, according to a report. Smith injured his knee during the Cavaliers’ game against their Eastern Conference rivals Toronto Monday, leading him to play just 10 minutes in the game. But The..." December 06

  • Report: Andrew Bogut to be out two weeks with bone bruise in knee

    Pro Basketball Talk "Andrew Bogut left just 10 minutes into Dallas’ eventual loss to Charlotte Monday with what looked to be a hyperextended knee. After the game, coach Rick Carlisle said an MRI was coming, but they expected Bogut to miss time. Looks like it will be a couple of weeks at least, reports Marc Stein of..." December 06

  • Otto Porter A Candidate For Max Deal In 2017?

    Hoops Rumors "The Wizards raised some eyebrows over the summer when they inked Bradley Beal to a five-year, maximum-salary contract that put the team on the hook for nearly $130MM for a player who has never been healthy for a full season. Now, another Washington player may be a surprise candidate for a max..." December 06

  • Donatas Motiejunas Refuses to Report to Rockets

    SLAM Online "The Houston Rockets matched the Brooklyn Nets’ 4-year, $37 million offer sheet to retain restricted free agent Donatas Motiejunas but Donatas and his agent, BJ Armstrong, are playing hardball. According to The Vertical, Motiejunas has no intention of rejoining Houston: “We won’t be..." December 06

  • LeBron James Is Refusing To Stay At Trump’s NYC Hotel

    Uproxx "The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to take on the New York Knicks on Wednesday night, but the team won’t all be together on Tuesday night as some of the players asked to make their own hotel accommodations — including LeBron James. The Cavaliers have a partnership with the Donald Trump-branded..." December 06

  • Jason Kidd: Giannis Could Become Combination Of LeBron, Dirk

    Real GM Basketball "Giannis Antetokounmpo is playing a mix of point guard, both forward spots and even center on defense in some lineups. Antetokounmpo is averaging 22 points, nine rebounds and six assists plus two steals and two blocks per game. "Having being around some of the best in the world in LeBron..." December 06

  • Spurs' Tony Parker out with left knee contusion

    ESPN "San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker left Monday night's 97-96 win over the Milwaukee Bucks with a knee injury that coach Gregg Popovich said could keep him out for an extended period. On Tuesday, the Spurs announced it was a left knee contusion and that Parker wouldn't play Tuesday night..." December 06

  • Larry Bird Wishes He Would’ve Done More To Prolong His Career

    Dime Magazine "Once Larry Bird entered his 30s, his body began to betray him. After his balky back required surgery, it was only a matter of time before his Hall of Fame career ended somewhat prematurely. In an interview with ESPN, Bird talked about the wear and tear he put on his body while he was playing..." December 06

  • From Rival To Ally: Charles Oakley Helps Jayson Williams Rebound From Addiction

    SI "He places his hand firmly on the big man’s lower back, Charles Oakley does, dismissing a series of pump fakes with a smirk and a shake of his head. The two men are 10, maybe 12 feet from the basket; Oakley refuses to let that distance shorten. Forcing his opponent to elevate for a jumper, Oakley..." December 06

  • Orlando Magic will look to add scoring through the trade market

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic will sift through the trade market in an effort to add a scorer, a league source with knowledge of the situation told the Orlando Sentinel. This should not surprise anyone who has watched the Magic’s first 21 games. Scoring has been their Achilles’ heel. Despite a recent..." December 06

  • LeBron James rejects idea of potential meeting with Phil Jackson

    ESPN "LeBron James says he has no interest in discussing Phil Jackson's "posse" comments directed at the four-time MVP and his business associates should he cross paths with the New York Knicks president when the Cleveland Cavaliers play at Madison Square Garden this week. "No," James said flatly..." December 06

  • At some point, rebuilding Mavs need to move Andrew Bogut

    ESPN "The Dallas Mavericks have about a month to attempt to salvage their season, big man Andrew Bogut proclaimed over the weekend. Unfortunately, it appears that Bogut will miss a significant chunk, if not all, of that time. The initial prognosis is that Bogut hyperextended his left knee, which..." December 06

  • Warriors, Drive-Through Rivals And More

    SI "When the Warriors visit the Clippers on Wednesday night, the two Pacific Division rivals will play the type of game that needs no extra hype. Years of bad blood and hard feelings. Star-studded head-to-head matchups. Two championship coaches. The NBA’s No. 1 offense (Golden State) and the NBA’s No...." December 06

  • The Best Locker Room in the Biz

    The Ringer "Back in October, Connor Letourneau and Anthony Slater, two writers new to the Golden State Warriors beat, were at a preseason practice in Denver. On any other NBA beat, such a practice would amount to a news-less Siberia. But these are the Warriors. There is always news on the Warriors beat. “We..." December 06

  • Lakers' Metta World Peace tells teammates 'not to be entitled'

    Orange County Register "The Lakers’ frustration mounted through losses, missed calls and debilitating injuries. Fatigue settled in as the Lakers completed a four-game trip in five days that included two sets of back-to-backs. Mindful those variables factored into their recent struggles, veteran forward Metta World..." December 06

  • Sixers To Hire Elton Brand As Player Development Consultant

    Hoops Rumors "The Sixers have reached an agreement to add Elton Brand to their basketball operations department, the team announced today in a press release. According to the announcement, Brand will serve as a player development consultant for the franchise, and will be “heavily involved in assisting the..." December 06

  • Klay, what? Thompson dropped 60 -- and it could have been more

    ESPN "The Golden State Warriors rudely blasted the Indiana Pacers 142-106 as Klay Thompson seized a career-high 60 points in his three quarters of play. It was less a game than a chance for the Warriors to explore their imaginations as Thompson tested the outer reaches of his basketball..." December 06

  • Kevin Durant calls Pacers’ Paul George his ‘favorite player’

    San Francisco Chronicle "The similarities are obvious: They’re both All-Star small forwards with laid-back personalities, silky jump shots and dogged work ethics. It is the foundation of a bond based on mutual respect. Because when the Warriors host the Pacers on Monday night, Kevin Durant will not only match up..." December 05

  • Grizzlies try to overcome Mike Conley's absence with the signing of Toney Douglas

    CBS Sports "Needing help to shore up their point guard depth while Mike Conley remains sidelined with a back injury, the Memphis Grizzlies have signed veteran guard Toney Douglas. Besides Conley, the banged-up Grizzlies are also dealing with injuries to Chandler Parsons, Vince Carter, Brandan Wright and..." December 05

  • Rockets bringing back Donatas Motiejunas

    Houston Chronicle "It took five months, 20 games and one offer sheet from the Brooklyn Nets, but Donatas Motiejunas is back with the Rockets, still the only team in his NBA career despite several twists and turns along the way back to their roster. The Rockets opted Monday to match the Nets' four-year, $37..." December 05

  • Jimmy Butler Defends Rajon Rondo Following Suspension

    Sports Mockery "This is the other side of Rajon Rondo that Bulls fans were nervously waiting for. Despite his long track record of run-ins with teammates, coaches and referees, Fred Hoiberg and everyone on his roster had nothing but glowing remarks for Rondo during training camp. They praised his leadership, work..." December 05

  • Rajon Rondo Threw Towel at Bulls Assistant Coach

    SLAM Online "The Chicago Bulls suspended Rajon Rondo for a game following a heated exchange with assistant coach Jim Boylen over the weekend. The veteran point guard reportedly threw a towel in Boylen’s direction during Saturday’s 107-82 road loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Rondo committed five turnovers,..." December 05

  • Matt Barnes Responds To Reports He Choked A Woman in New York

    Hip Hollywood "Matt Barnes is responding to new reports that he choked a woman inside a New York Nightclub early Monday morning. The Sacramento Kings star posted as statement on Instagram that read: “There’s always two sides to a story.. The side the media consistently tries to paint of me…. And what actually..." December 05

  • Magic Johnson Returning to ESPN

    The Big Lead "Magic Johnson is returning to ESPN, a highly placed source with knowledge of the network confirmed to The Big Lead. Magic’s season debut will be on Christmas Day, when ESPN and ABC will broadcast five games, including an NBA Finals rematch between the Cavs and Warriors. THR reported in September..." December 05

  • Al Horford: Turning down Rockets was 'very difficult decision'

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets had hoped Celtics center Al Horford would be in town long before Monday's game at Toyota Center. They almost got their wish. Horford said he was impressed with the Rockets' free-agency pitch and strongly considered signing with the Rockets before choosing the Celtics, much to the..." December 05

  • Bulls' Rajon Rondo Suspended for One Game for 'Conduct Detrimental to the Team'

    NBC Chicago "Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended for one game for "conduct detrimental to the team," the Bulls announced Monday. The Bulls said Rondo will serve the one-game suspension Monday night as Chicago hosts the Portland Trail Blazers. Check back for more on this developing story." December 05

  • Boston Celtics-Los Angeles Lakers 30 for 30 on the way: ESPN reportedly working on two-part documentary

    Mass Live "If you want more Larry Bird stories -- and everyone wants more Larry Bird stories -- an upcoming ESPN documentary should pique your interest. ESPN Films has started work on a two-part documentary about the Boston Celtics-Los Angeles Lakers rivalry, according to Sports Illustrated's Richard..." December 05

  • From the shadow of Kobe, DeMar DeRozan rises

    ESPN "During Last Summer's Olympics, Team USA's basketball players stayed in an ultraluxury cruise ship moored at Rio de Janeiro's Pier Maua. It had extra long beds to accommodate tall people, shiny brass and glass in every room, a pool bar, a card room and white-gloved attendants at the ready. But..." December 05

  • Bulls' Doug McDermott: Assigned to D-League

    CBS Sports "McDermott (concussion) was assigned to the Windy City Bulls of the NBA D-League on Monday, Chris Kuc of The Chicago Tribune reports. McDermott has missed the Bulls last nine games with a concussion but as recently be cleared for contact, so the move to the D-League is likely to get McDermott..." December 05

  • Could Celtics Pursue Bogut?

    CSN New England "We’re back for another edition of the CSN Insiders notebook, the most comprehensive collection of trade rumors, team news, injurie updates and a wide range of league-related news sure to whet the appetite of any NBA fan. We begin this week jumping right into trade rumors. And as we’ve seen in..." December 05

  • Matt Barnes accused of choking woman in nightclub

    New York Post "NBA bad boy Matt Barnes is being accused of choking a woman inside New York’s Avenue nightclub early Monday, TMZ reports. Sources told the website the NYPD received a call after midnight, in which Barnes — named as the assailant — choked a woman during an argument. Barnes allegedly punched..." December 05

  • Jose Calderon out 2-4 Weeks with Hamstring Strain

    NBA.com "Lakers guard José Calderón, who was injured in the first quarter of Saturday night’s game in Memphis, was evaluated and had an MRI by team orthopedist Dr. David McAllister of UCLA Health. The results confirmed a right hamstring strain, which is expected to sideline Calderón 2-4 weeks. In 14..." December 05

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