• Chauncey Billups Says NBA Should Lift Its Weed Ban, Claims Some Former Teammates Played Better Stoned

    Complex "As several states made giant steps closer towards the legalization of medical marijuana after November's presidential election, the discourse of professional athletes' usage of weed as an alternative pain continues. In the basketball world, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, Knicks president Phil..." December 10

  • Rubio: Wolves are playing without heart or desire

    ESPN "Point guard Ricky Rubio and coach Tom Thibodeau agree in their assessment that the reeling Minnesota Timberwolves "lack heart" after yet another loss Friday night. The Detroit Pistons had their way with Minnesota's struggling defense, hitting 14 of 29 3-pointers in a 117-90 victory as the..." December 10

  • Jagermeister files formal opposition against new Bucks logo

    SLAM Online "German liquor company, Mast-Jagermeister, has filed a formal opposition to the Milwaukee Bucks‘ application to trademark their new logo. Both logos feature a deer with antlers inside a circle. Jagermeister says it’s had the exclusive rights to deer head marks in the United States since..." December 10

  • Dirk Nowitzki could return next week for the Mavericks ... but should he?

    CBS Sports "The Mavericks have won three of their past seven games, and two of their last four. This is not impressive, but for a team with five wins total, getting three of them in their past seven games is a better sign than they've had in a while. Dallas is 5-of-17 as of Saturday morning, with a game vs...." December 10

  • 76ers' Noel available to make season debut Sunday

    Number Fire "Philadelphia 76ers forward/center Nerlens Noel (knee) will be available to make his regular-season debut Sunday against the Detroit Pistons. What It Means: Noel had surgery on October 24th, so his return comes just about seven weeks after he went under the knife to repair some inflammation in..." December 10

  • Pelicans sign Reggie Williams

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans have yet to make any significant trades to potentially improve their roster after a dismal 7-16 start. However, they signed their second player from NBA Development League in three weeks on Saturday. The Pelicans signed Reggie Williams, a 6-foot-6 swingman who was..." December 10

  • Melo: Phil's comments have cast ‘temporary black cloud’ over Knicks

    New York Daily News "If there was any doubt, Carmelo Anthony cleared the air Friday and acknowledged that his Instagram posts from a day earlier were indeed aimed at Phil Jackson. And more than anything, the Knicks star was confused by the timing of his boss’ critiques for stalling the offense. “At the end of..." December 10

  • Kevin Durant says he appreciates fans who heckle him to get a release in their lives

    ESPN "It has been nearly five months since Kevin Durant became a member of the Golden State Warriors, and while his transition on the court has been relatively seamless, it took venturing outside of his comfort zone to fully integrate himself. Take Durant's pregame routine, for example. In the..." December 10

  • Mark Cuban says Russell Westbrook still not a superstar

    Sports Day "Mavericks owner Mark Cuban made a stir during Dallas' playoff series with the Oklahoma City Thunder last spring by saying that point guard Russell Westbrook is not a superstar. Westbrook has been on a tear this season, averaging a triple-double with 31.0 points, 11.3 assists and 10.9 rebounds..." December 10

  • Celtics reportedly interested in trading for Andrew Bogut

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics have largely struggled to defend the rim in the Brad Stevens era, but they may just the right solution in mind. According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Friday, the Celtics are interested in trading for Dallas Mavericks center Andrew Bogut. Bogut, 32, is averaging..." December 10

  • 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..." December 10

  • There Was a Same-Sex Proposal on the Court at Bulls-Spurs

    The Big Lead "A male couple got engaged on the court at the United Center today during Bulls-Spurs. Sean Highkin, a Bulls reporter for The Athletic, is in the building and tells The Big Lead that the couple kissed, it was all positive reaction from the crowd, and that it went over very well. Two women got..." December 10

  • DeAndre Jordan 'Emotional' Custody War Over 1-Year-old Son

    TMZ "DeAndre Jordan was a very happy man on Friday after being awarded joint custody of his 1-year-old son ... the latest in a contentious custody war with his baby mama. TMZ Sports has learned ... the Clippers superstar appeared in a Ventura County courtroom with his attorney, Laura Wasser, early..." December 10

  • Ex-NBAer Horace Grant explains touching reason why he wore goggles

    NESN "When you think of Horace Grant, you think of the goggles. The four-time NBA champion wore the thick lens throughout his 17-year career, and the specs took a life of their own. However, in a Reddit AMA (ask me anything), Grant explained why he wore the goggles. Of course, part of the reason..." December 10

  • NYPD nearing arrest of Matt Barnes over club assault

    Pro Basketball Talk "While in New York, Sacramento’s Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins were involved in an altercation at a Chelsea club, which led to them being questioned by police. Barnes’ representative said it was self-defense , but the video of the incident reportedly shows Barnes as the aggressor and choking a..." December 10

  • Spoelstra calls out Whiteside: 'This league is for competitors only'

    Palm Beach Post "The Heat had eight players available to face the defending NBA champions. As you can imagine, it wasn’t pretty for Miami. The Cavaliers (16-5) defeated the Heat 114-84 on Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Miami (7-16) has now lost four straight. It doesn’t get much easier for the Heat,..." December 10

  • Westbrook ties Jordan with 7th straight triple-double

    CBS Sports "The Triple-Double Machine otherwise known as Russell Westbrook keeps chugging along. Recording his seventh straight triple-double in Oklahoma City Thunder's 102-99 loss to the Houston Rockets on Friday, Westbrook became the first player to accomplish this feat since Michael Jordan did it..." December 10

  • DeMarcus Cousins insists he's happy to be with the Kings: 'I'm in a great place'

    CBS Sports "Despite all sorts of trade rumors, an 8-13 record and years of organizational dysfunction, Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins insists he does not want to go anywhere. From ESPN's Marc Stein: "I talk to management a lot," Cousins told ESPN.com. "We're on the same page. I'm not worried..." December 10

  • Ben Simmons' sister says he's turned his back on people who helped him

    Total Pro Sports "Philadelphia 76ers took Ben Simmons with the #1 overall pick in the 2016 draft and due to a broken foot, he has yet to play in a single game for the team this year. Until then, he has to deal with his sister who recently took to Twitter to blast him for turning his back on his family that..." December 09

  • Draymond Green, Kevin Durant laughed at Jazz coach for not surrendering

    Larry Brown Sports "The Utah Jazz fought to the finish in their loss to the mighty Golden State Warriors on Thursday night, and Draymond Green and Kevin Durant mocked them for it. With his team down by double-digits late in the game, Jazz head coach Quin Snyder called three timeouts in the last 1:05 in an attempt..." December 09

  • DeAndre Jordan 'One Last Blowout' at L.A. Mansion ... Cops Called

    TMZ "Everyone knows ... when you're selling your insanely awesome L.A. party mansion -- you HAVE to throw one last rager before you go. And that's exactly what DeAndre Jordan did Thursday night ... this according to law enforcement sources. TMZ Sports has learned cops were called to Jordan's..." December 09

  • Pelicans waive Anthony Brown, roster now stands at 14

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans waived guard/forward Anthony Brown on Friday, a day after he missed all seven shots attempted and went scoreless in 18 minutes against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Pelicans signed Brown on Nov. 21 with hopes that he would develop into an effective perimeter..." December 09

  • Kobe and Vanessa Bryant welcomed their third daughter

    Fox Sports "The "Baby Mamba" has entered the building. According to multiple reports this week, Kobe and Vanessa Bryant have welcomed their third daughter into the world. The couple announced back in July that they were expecting a new addition to the family. You know what that means — between Kobe,..." December 09

  • Gregg Popovich to Spurs players: 'It's your job' to come ready to play

    ESPN "San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol walked down the hall at the United Center, headed straight toward the wrong locker room before his team's 95-91 loss to the Bulls on Thursday night. For Gasol, who played two seasons in Chicago, and the rest of his San Antonio teammates, that's the type of..." December 09

  • Former first-round pick Royce White has signed a deal with a team in the Canadian League.

    Lightning Basketball "– The London Lightning have signed former NBA first round draft pick, Royce White. “We are pleased to announce that we have signed Royce White to our team. We are extremely happy to have a man of his character and athletic ability play in our league” said team owner Vito Frijia. White is a..." December 09

  • Rockets agree to 4-year, $35M deal with Donatas Motiejunas

    ESPN "After pulling their offer sheet to Donatas Motiejunas, the Houston Rockets are signing the power forward to a four-year, $35 million deal, according to The Vertical. The Vertical reports that only the first season of the contract, when Motiejunas will make $8.3 million, is fully guaranteed. The..." December 09

  • Alvin Gentry says he doesn't 'spend five seconds worrying about' job status

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Alvin Gentry had to know what was coming after Thursday's 99-88 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. After a disappointing 30-52 finish to his first season as the New Orleans Pelicans' coach last year and an 0-8 start this season, Thursday's loss to one of the worst teams in the NBA sent the..." December 09

  • Is Carmelo Anthony firing cryptic shots at Phil Jackson on Instagram?

    SI "Is Carmelo Anthony mad at Phil Jackson? Here’s the evidence. On Tuesday, Jackson did a radio interview with CBS Sports that suggested Anthony, the best player on his team, the Knicks, tends to hold the ball too long, but is capable of playing a similar role to Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant..." December 09

  • David Stern: There Was Never A CP3 To Lakers Trade To 'Void'

    Real GM Basketball "David Stern was asked about the proposed trade of Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers that was canceled by him when the NBA were assuming control of the-then New Orleans Hornets. Paul was to be traded to the Lakers with Pau Gasol going to the Houston Rockets in a blockbuster three-team..." December 08

  • Chris Paul keeps hope of teaming with LeBron and Melo alive: ‘Anything’s possible’

    New York Daily News "Clippers All Star point guard Chris Paul is not ruling out joining forces with pals Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James, saying "Definitely, anything's possible." Paul, who can become a free agent on July 1st, told the Open Run podcast with Jesse Williams and Stefan Marolachakis that he has..." December 08

  • Kobe Bryant Three-Peat Papa ... Wife Delivers 3rd Kid!!

    TMZ "Kobe Bryant has another three-peat under his belt ... 'cause his wife, Vanessa, has given birth to the couple's third child ... TMZ Sports has learned. The Bryants announced some time ago they were expecting another little girl ... and we've confirmed the bouncing baby mamba was born this week..." December 08

  • Marreese Speights says his Clippers teammates need to 'leave the refs alone'

    Fox Sports "Following the Los Angeles Clippers' embarrassing 115-98 defeat to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night, a defeat which saw their star point guard Chris Paul, their star power forward Blake Griffin, and their head coach Doc Rivers all receive technical fouls for excessive interaction with..." December 08

  • Durant: It was ‘tough’ to turn down Clippers in free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "Just how seriously was Kevin Durant considering the Los Angeles Clippers in free agency this past summer? Perhaps a bit more than you may have thought. Before Wednesday night’s highly-anticipated showdown between the Clippers and his Golden State Warriors, Durant commented on how difficult it..." December 08

  • Put this Knicks’ embarrassment on Phil Jackson

    New York Post "Give Knicks president Phil Jackson credit for this debacle, for his choice words riling up LeBron James and snapping Carmelo Anthony’s 12-day surge. In the end, Anthony, too, was riled up over Jackson. James would not answer any questions about Jackson before Wednesday’s showdown and did his..." December 08

  • Rockets Won’t Return Motiejunas To RFA Market

    Hoops Rumors "The Rockets won’t withdraw their first refusal exercise notice on Donatas Motiejunas‘ offer sheet, reports Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle (via Twitter). For now, Houston appears willing to wait out the situation in the hopes that Motiejunas eventually reports to the team and finalizes..." December 08

  • Matt Barnes Accuser 'I've Got Injury Pics Too ... You Obliterated My Face'

    TMZ "The man suing Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins just released pics of his alleged injuries ... and it's pretty brutal. Myrone Powell and Jasmine Besiso just appeared at a news conference in NYC -- where, along with attorney Michael Lamonsoff, they spelled out their case against the NBA stars...." December 08

  • 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