• LeBron left Cavs in 2010 to try to beat Boston

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James is well practiced in the art of deflecting questions about his legacy. Each time he leapfrogs another NBA great on the scoring list, after every never-been-done-before comeback in the Finals or hoisting of the Larry O'Brien Trophy, James reflexively says he hasn't given much..." October 22

  • Draymond Green up to old leg-kicking ways, gets into scuffle with Trail Blazers

    Sporting News "Apparently Draymond Green hasn't learned to keep his legs away from the opponent's belts when trying to draw a foul. The Warriors forward, who blatantly kicked Thunder big man Steven Adams in the groin during last year's playoffs, aggravated another player Friday night in a preseason game with..." October 22

  • The NBA vets we're going to miss in 2016-2017 season

    Yardbarker "Friends come and go, such is the nature of life and our favorite athletes. This summer saw Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Mo Williams, Kevin Garnett and Amar'e Stoudemire say goodbye to their NBA playing days, meaning the NBA will look much different in 2017 than it did in 1997. Happy Friday to all..." October 22

  • Scottie Pippen: Cops Called Twice This Month ... Domestic Disturbances

    TMZ "Scottie Pippen's marriage did not end well -- cops were called to the NBA star's home TWICE in the past 3 weeks for domestic disturbances ... TMZ Sports has learned. We've confirmed ... the Ft. Lauderdale PD first responded to Pippen's home on October 2nd and found Larsa waiting in her car in..." October 22

  • Larsa Pippen Reportedly Denies She and Future Are a Thing

    Complex "This week, Scottie Pippen dropped shocking news that he was divorcing his longtime wife Larsa Pippen. Now, there seems to be a new wrinkle in the reason for their separation that involves Future. The 51-year-old former Chicago Bulls all-star filed for divorce on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Florida,..." October 22

  • Jimmy Butler shrugs off idea he’s a “diva”

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Chicago Bulls traded Derrick Rose to New York, in hopes that the locker room, “whose team is this?” drama would head East with him. This is Jimmy Butler‘s team, with Dwyane Wade now assisting. But the drama isn’t gone yet. On their way out the door, the camps around Rose and Joakim Noah..." October 22

  • Blake Griffin: 'As good as I've felt in several years'

    ESPN "L.A. Clippers star Blake Griffin said Friday he feels as good as he's felt in "several years" heading into the 2016-17 regular season. "I felt great -- as good as I've felt in several years," Griffin said before practice. "It's kind of surprising, actually. I felt good going into camp, but you..." October 22

  • Cavaliers ring ceremony moved to avoid conflict with Indians first World Series game

    Washington Post "When the Indians clinched a berth in the World Series on Wednesday, the city of Cleveland found itself in an unusual dilemma, a particularly ironic one for a sports town coming off an extended title drought. Baseball’s championship showdown is scheduled to begin on Tuesday at 8 p.m. at..." October 22

  • Durant: Seattle NBA team something 'every player wants to see'

    SI "This was the third Friday of September, just before the start of Warriors training camp. The plan called for Durant to arrive at Powell Barnett park in east Seattle at 1 PM, speak to the crowd, knock down an inaugural jumper on the refurbished court—the work of his Kevin Durant Charity..." October 22

  • Sixers' Nerlens Noel to have surgery

    Philly.com "On the night that reserve center Jahlil Okafor made his season debut, the 76ers announced that another reserve center — Nerlens Noel — will have surgery. In the Sixers’ preseason finale Friday night, Okafor scored four points in a 113-110 victory over the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena...." October 22

  • Lauren Holiday undergoes surgery to remove benign brain tumor

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Lauren Holiday underwent successful surgery on Thursday to remove a benign tumor after delivering a healthy baby girl a month ago, sources confirm. Jrue Holiday, Lauren Holiday's husband and the New Orleans Pelicans' starting point guard, has been away from the team since the start of training..." October 22

  • Steve Kerr explains decision to give JaVale McGee final roster spot

    San Francisco Chronicle "A day after the Warriors announced that JaVale McGee had earned the team’s 15th and final roster spot, Steve Kerr offered insight into the decision. “I think he had a good camp,” Kerr said Friday before Golden State’s preseason game against Portland. “He gives us something that we don’t have..." October 22

  • Rudy Gay Told George Karl 'Welcome to Basketball Hell' When Coach Joined Kings

    Bleacher Report "The Sacramento Kings have been a sinking ship for years, finishing under .500 in each of the last 10 seasons, something that Rudy Gay seemed to warn former head coach George Karl about in February 2015. Per ESPN's Marc Stein, Karl states in his upcoming book, titled Furious George, that upon..." October 22

  • Spurs guard Danny Green to miss three weeks with quad strain

    Sporting News "The Spurs' starting lineup will look drastically different to start the season without Tim Duncan and the addition of Pau Gasol but it will also be without shooting guard Danny Green. Green was diagnosed with a left quad strain and is expected to be out approximately three weeks, the team..." October 21

  • Klay Thompson upset over anonymous 'cowards' quote

    San Jose Mercury News "Klay Thompson was a bit grumpy this morning. He blew his tire on the way to the practice facility. “Get ready for some short answers,” he said before sitting down for an interview with reporters. But then Thompson was asked about ESPN’s recent story on Draymond Green, which detailed the fiery..." October 21

  • 76ers expect injured Ben Simmons to return to action in January

    Philly.com "The biggest question surrounding the 76ers is the expected return of Ben Simmons. On Friday, coach Brett Brown confirmed that the first overall pick is scheduled to return in January. League sources previously said that Simmons would be out for three months. “It’s not doom and gloom,” Brown..." October 21

  • Adam Silver: Standing for anthem is 'appropriate thing to do'

    ABC News "Saying that "there may be no organization in our society better positioned than the NBA" to have an impact on today's social climate in the United States, commissioner Adam Silver said he wants to see NBA players continue to stand during the national anthem when the regular season opens next..." October 21

  • Knicks Waive Chasson Randle, Tokoto, Amundson, Cleanthony Early, Damien Inglis

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks have waived guards Chasson Randle and J.P. Tokoto and forwards Lou Amundson, Cleanthony Early and Damien Inglis. The roster now stands at 15 players. Randle, 6-2, 185-pounds, was signed as an undrafted free agent on Aug. 4, 2016 and appeared in three preseason games,..." October 21

  • Tristan Thompson, Khloe Kardashian Aren't Engaged!

    Hollywood Take "Are Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian engaged? Rumors are swirling that the couple is planning a wedding and a reality show after just two months of dating. But sources confirm the story is false. A tabloid reported on Wednesday that Tristan and Khloe were getting married next year. A..." October 21

  • Nuggets tout "white pride" uniforms

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Nuggets unveiled an awesome sleek white uniform last year. They called it their “WHITEGOLD” alternate, and it was part of the NBA’s “Pride” series of uniforms. So far, so good. Denver had a clean new look and another source of revenue from jersey sales. But, after some hiccups last year,..." October 21

  • The Clippers once considered forfeiting a game because of the NBA schedule

    Fox Sports "It's no secret that the NBA schedule isn't exactly conducive to a good night's sleep. Players often leave an arena after one game and immediately board a flight to get to another, arriving in a new city in early morning hours only to have to play a game the very same night. Teams refer to..." October 21

  • Scottie Pippen Files for Divorce ... From 'Real Housewives' Star

    TMZ "TMZ Sports has obtained the divorce docs in which Scottie says the couple has a prenup in place. Pippen also wants Larsa to receive child support for their 4 kids -- though the amount is yet to be determined. 11:32 AM PT -- Larsa Pippen has issued a statement through her rep saying:..." October 21

  • Miami not looking to deal Goran Dragic ... yet

    ESPN "The Miami Heat aren't actively trying to trade ‎point guard Goran Dragic. We know this because if they were, it wouldn't take the Heat long to find a taker. Around the league, though, there's a growing sense that Dragic is a name to keep tabs on for those of you (and, yes, we mean everyone)..." October 21

  • Cavaliers actively shopping Mo Williams

    Today's Fastbreak "The Mo Williams saga this summer has been a rather strange one, and now it’s taking another turn as ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reports the Cleveland Cavaliers are actively trying to trade him due to an “impasse.” This drama goes back to earlier in the summer when reports surfaced about a potential..." October 21

  • Celtics dangling James Young, R.J. Hunter

    WEEI Boston "According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Celtics are trying to use a trade in order to find their final piece on the roster. As cutdown looms, the Celtics continue to offer James Young or RJ Hunter for a second-round pick, league sources tell @TheVertical." October 21

  • More Collective Bargaining Agreement details emerging

    ESPN "There is currently not enough support for an amnesty clause among NBA owners as they continue negotiations for a new deal with the National Basketball Players Association, sources told ESPN.com. The sides met on Wednesday in New York and continue to make progress toward a new labor deal, though..." October 21

  • Tristan Thompson Proposes to Still Married Khloe Kardashian; Ex-GF Jordy Craig Expecting to Give Birth Soon

    Hollywood Life "Do you hear wedding bells? Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson have been together for only a couple of months, but that may be long enough for the NBA star to know she’s the one. Tristan reportedly asked the ‘KUWTK’ star to marry him – and she said yes! “Tristan got down on one knee and asked..." October 21

  • Lakers interested in hiring World Peace as assistant coach

    ESPN "The odds are against Metta World Peace making the Los Angeles Lakers' Opening Night roster, but the Lakers have interest in keeping the veteran forward around as an assistant coach if they can't make room for him as an active player, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that World..." October 21

  • Timberwolves, 'several teams' interested in Cavaliers' Iman Shumpert

    Number Fire "Cleveland Cavaliers guard/forward Iman Shumpert is drawing interest from "several teams" about a potential trade, with the Minnesota Timberwolves being among them, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN. What It Means: The Cavaliers don't intend on merely dumping the remaining three years of..." October 21

  • The NBA Will Become the First Major Pro League to Broadcast in Virtual Reality

    Complex "Imagine watching LeBron James' block on Andre Iguodala in Game 7 of this year's NBA Finals in virtual reality. The next time such a striking NBA moment happens, your viewing experience could put you a lot closer to the action. The NBA is once again at the forefront of cutting-edge technology...." October 21

  • Hawks release Bynum, roster at 16 players

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks releasing point guard Will Bynum on Friday, a move that reduces their roster to 16 players. The Hawks will need to make one more roster move to get to the maximum of 15 players. Josh Magette remains the only player remaining with a non-guaranteed contract. Bynum appeared in all..." October 21

  • Report: New CBA deal “within sight,” one-and-done rule remians

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nobody likes the NBA’s one-and-done rule. Adam Silver and the owners want to extend that to two seasons out of high school, and they have colleges in their corner (while a couple of coaches know how to work the one-and-done system, none of them prefer it). The players want to be able to make the..." October 20

  • Russell Westbrook Isn’t Ready To Leave Oklahoma City Any Time Soon If The Past Is Any Indication

    Uproxx "When Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors, all eyes turned to Russell Westbrook. His team just got measurably worse, and with a year before his own free agency, many wondered if he was going to follow Durant’s lead and join a team more ready to contend for a..." October 20

  • Tayshaun Prince: Pistons could've won four NBA titles if they drafted Melo

    CBS Sports "Tayshaun Prince joined CBS Sports Digital Thursday and told host Nick Kostos on the Crossover that the Pistons could have won as many as four championships if they had drafted Carmelo Anthony with the No. 2 pick instead of Darko Milicic. "I think if we did take Melo, maybe two, maybe three,..." October 20

  • LaMarcus Aldridge Dismisses Rumors, Insists He's Happy With Spurs

    Real GM Basketball "LaMarcus Aldridge responded to reports he is unhappy with the San Antonio Spurs during a spot on the Jim Rome Show. Jackie MacMullan reported this week that the Spurs could consider trading Aldridge this season as the partnership has had issues. "I didn't buy into it," said Aldridge. I..." October 20

  • Pardon the interruption, but Wilbon and Kornheiser have signed new deals with ESPN

    Sporting News ""Pardon the Interruption" has long been ESPN's most critically acclaimed studio show. TV ratings for the weekday show (5:30 p.m. ET) are not what they used to be, but it's still a halo show for ESPN. On Wednesday, ESPN will announce it has re-signed co-hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael..." October 20

  • Hawks waive veteran Jack, roster at 17

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks waived veteran Jarrett Jack on Thursday. The release of the veteran point guard, who has been unable to practice as he returns from torn right knee ligaments, reduced the training-camp roster to 17 players. Jack suffered the injury last season as a member of the Nets and has been..." October 20

  • Report: Kings and Thunder were ‘seriously engaged’ on Rudy Gay-Cameron Payne trade until Payne got hurt

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Kings are still looking for answers at point guard. Darren Collison? Not for the season’s first eight games, at least. Ty Lawson? Um… Seth Curry? Too late. Ricky Rubio? Not right now. Goran Dragic? I mean, maybe, I guess. Cameron Payne? If it weren’t for Payne’s foot..." October 20

  • Cavs pursuing trade for backup point guard

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers are pursuing a trade to acquire a backup point guard and are hoping to make a deal before the season starts Tuesday, sources told cleveland.com. The Cavs are in advanced discussions with at least one club, according to a source, and could make one or multiple trades to fill the..." October 20

  • How D-Rose Was Almost Extorted For $21 Million By a False Rape Accusation

    Black Sports Online "“Just a heads up…….” That was the first of many texts, emails & DMs I would get about the Derrick Rose’s civil rape trial. What was always interesting is it didn’t matter if I knew the person, I didn’t know the person or they were completely anonymous, they didn’t know each other and they never..." October 20

  • Draymond Green Can't Be Controlled by the Warriors, Which Could Potentially Blow up Golden State's Dynasty

    The Big Lead "This is an unassailable fact about the 2016 NBA Finals: Draymond Green’s suspension in the NBA Finals cost the Warriors a title. Up 3-1, they lost Green, then Andrew Bogut got hurt, and it snowballed. LeBron went bananas for 40+ points twice in a row – he hadn’t scored 40 in a game all season –..." October 20

  • Spoelstra assures Dragic that Heat are not looking to trade him

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra took the somewhat extraordinary step Thursday of confirming to Goran Dragic that there was no truth to the recent report of the guard being part of trade discussions with the Sacramento Kings. While the Heat typically dismiss trade rumors, Dragic said Spoelstra..." October 20

  • Gloria Govan’s IG Attacked After Barnes Says She Won’t Allow Him to See His Kids

    Black Sports Online "If there’s one thing we can all agree on it’s that Matt Barnes loves the kids. His kids, other people’s kids, at risk kids, kids in general. Yesterday he generously opened up his heart and wallet to Ta’Kari Christie, the daughter of Basketball Wives: LA star Jackie Christie who says her mother..." October 20

  • Elton Brand announces retirement from NBA

    NBA.com "This is usually the way time passes, one quiet tick at a time until we glance back and notice all the doors that closed when nobody was watching. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett left the NBA over the summer to various levels of fanfare and will eventually come back together for a Hall..." October 20

  • The Time Coach Mike Brown Nearly Had to Fight Metta World Peace

    San Jose Mercury News "This was back when Metta World Peace was still named Ron Artest, the 24-year-old, unstable version. Mike Brown, the Indiana Pacers new, young, 33-year-old assistant, was still learning the volatile quirks of his new player. Brown remembers a road trip to New York City. The plane landed and..." October 20

  • If you want a Warriors ticket this season, it will cost you big time

    Fox Sports "Get ready to fork over some big cash if you want to catch a glimpse of the NBA Super Team this season. The Golden State Warriors have the most expensive ticket prices on the secondary market by a pretty wide margin as of Thursday, according to data from VividSeats.com. The median price for a..." October 20

  • Paul Millsap Car Crash 911 Call 'The Motorcycle's On Fire!'

    TMZ "TMZ Sports has obtained the 911 call made after Paul Millsap's Rolls-Royce collided with a motorcycle this week -- with the witness describing a fiery scene as people tried to help the injured biker. We broke the story ... the Atlanta Hawks superstar was driving his Rolls on Monday around 6:30..." October 20

  • Dominique Wilkins on Being Robbed in 88 Dunk Contest

    Black Sports Online "While many of us weren’t born to witness the greatness that was the 1988 Slam Dunk Contest, Dominique Wilkins reminisced over it and to this day, he says he should’ve won. Thank goodness for YouTube because we can view what many undoubtedly say was the best Dunk Contest of all time. The outcome..." October 20

  • Charles Barkley says Donald Trump’s “locker room talk” does happen

    The Comeback "Former NBA player and current NBA on TNT analyst Charles Barkley has been critical of Donald Trump for much of this election. But after hearing lewd comments Trump made about women to Billy Bush on a bus years ago, Barkley has taken issue with those who have criticized Trump and his “locker room..." October 20

  • Joel Embiid jokes that Ben Simmons will get deported after anti-Trump tweet

    NESN "We’re not sure if Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid can make the Philadelphia 76ers great again, but they at least won Twitter on Wednesday night. Like many of you, the 76ers teammates were following the third and final presidential debate Wednesday. At some point, Simmons apparently had enough of..." October 20

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