• Report: Cavaliers ‘not even remotely’ considering Kevin Love trade

    Larry Brown Sports "There’s no job security quite like the one that winning an NBA championship provides. Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love is quickly finding that out. According to a report by Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders on Tuesday, though “there are no shortage of suitors” for the three-time..." August 24

  • Report: Thunder almost definitely won’t trade Russell Westbrook this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Westbrook negotiated himself a raise of more than $8 million and chalked it up to loyalty. Is the feeling mutual? The Thunder can trade Westbrook six months after he signed his contract extension, which make him eligible to be dealt Feb. 4. The trade deadline will be a few weeks..." August 24

  • Serge Ibaka Was Surprised by Kevin Durant's Decision

    Complex "Serge Ibaka understands why Kevin Durant decided to join the Warriors, he just didn't expect it. His former teammate made shockwaves back in July that are still being felt in the basketball world and despite joining a new team in Orlando, Ibaka continues to field questions about KD's decision...." August 24

  • Derrick Rose Explains Why His Gang Rape Accuser Name Should Be Released

    Black Sports Online "It is a very tricky and sensitive issue. The reasons why they keep rape accusers names hidden is for their protection, but the actual accused name is always out in the public. Which goes against the innocent until proven guilty mindset we are supposed to have. Also what happens if the..." August 24

  • Kevin Durant & DeAndre Jordan: Bikinis, Bottles & Zero Shirts ... Victory Turn Up In Greece

    TMZ "Here are Kevin Durant & DeAndre Jordan enjoying the spoils of their Olympic victory ... with a world champion day party turn up sesh in Mykonos. After absolutely pummeling Serbia in the gold medal game, the guys headed over to Greece and proved once again that America is #1 ... at partying our..." August 24

  • Jim Boeheim: Carmelo Anthony is 'unlikely to win an NBA title'

    USA Today "Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim was a member of Team USA’s coaching staff. He returned to Syracuse this week after a successful run with his former Orange superstar Carmelo Anthony in the Rio Olympics. With all the excitement from winning a gold medal, you’d think Boeheim would have a..." August 24

  • Brett Brown: Joel Embiid is ‘truly on track’ to play in the preseason

    Sportsnaut "It’s been nearly 30 months since Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid has played in a competitive game. That came as a member of the Kansas Jayhawks back in March of 2014. Now, far removed from his most-recent foot surgery, skepticism regarding Embiid’s ability to play has been replaced with..." August 24

  • Report: Blake Griffin Expects To Re-Sign With Clippers In 2017

    Real GM Basketball "Blake Griffin plans to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2017 offseason when he becomes a free agent. The Clippers can offer Griffin more guaranteed money than any rival team and they've remained on the fringes of title contention for several seasons. " August 24

  • Should you film Kobe Bryant eating in a restaurant?

    SI "Here’s a video of Kobe Bryant eating with his family in a restaurant somewhere, probably in California. In the video, Kobe catches the cameraperson filming him and stares angrily into the lens (probably a phone camera but let’s cover all our bases). It’s 19 seconds long and nothing else..." August 24

  • James Harden's first Adidas shoe is getting the Steph Curry treatment

    SI "The “Triple Black” colorway for James Harden’s first signature shoe from Adidas leaked via Sneakerwatch on Tuesday, and the reactions are coming in quickly. Unfortunately for Harden, Twitter is treating his shoe the same way it treated Stephen Curry’s Curry 2 Lows, that is to say they are..." August 24

  • Anadolu Efes Istanbul reportedly made an offer to Ben Gordon

    Sportando "Anadolu Efes Istanbul made an offer to Ben Gordon, according to Basketful. The British player is inactive since one year and recently expressed his desire to return to the NBA. Gordon has played 744 games in the NBA averaging 14.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists." August 24

  • Andrea Bargnani on leaving the NBA: “I wanted to be the protagonist of a major project”

    ClutchPoints "Andrea Bargnani officially signed with Laboral Kutxa Baskonia, forgoing another season in the NBA. Bargnani was presented at the team press conference on Tuesday. When asked why he decided to make such a big change in his career by reporters, he gave a simple answer: “I wanted to be the..." August 24

  • Houston Goes as Far as Harden Takes Them

    Basketball Insiders "The Houston Rockets had a relatively disappointing 2015-16 season. Coming off of a trip to the Western Conference Finals, the team entered the year with very high expectations. But Houston got off to a slow start right away, dropping seven of their first 11 games. This resulted in head coach Kevin..." August 24

  • Lakers training camp likely to be in Santa Barbara

    Orange County Register "The Lakers might not be staying home for training camp after all. After returning to Honolulu, Hawaii, last September, the Lakers are in the process of relocating Luke Walton’s first training camp to Santa Barbara. While the move has not been finalized, it is in the works, Lakers spokesman..." August 24

  • Rose says sex with gang-rape accuser was consensual, has texts to prove it

    New York Daily News "New Knick Derrick Rose has come out firing against the woman accusing him and two friends of gang-raping her. The woman, identified only as Jane Doe, says in a $21 million lawsuit filed in California federal court last year that Rose and his two pals drugged her, entered her southern California..." August 24

  • Wizards' John Wall, Bradley Beal must put aside 'tendency to dislike each other on the court'

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The high temperatures outside the arena at Las Vegas summer league, where John Wall sat courtside to watch the Wizards play, were punishing. Bradley Beal walked in with his girlfriend, fresh off agreeing to $128 million max contract, and when he sat down there was a gulf of unfilled chairs..." August 23

  • Jamal Crawford Once Owed So Much Money Shooting Dice a Gambler Threatened to Kill Him

    Complex "Once upon a time, Jamal Crawford owed so much after playing craps that a gambler threatened to kill him, according to a profile for The Undefeated. And, of course, when you bring up the NBA back in the day, and gambling in the same sentence, you know who isn't too far behind, right? Michael..." August 23

  • Derrick Rose Thinks The Knicks Can Go 82-0

    Black Sports Online "In theory every team has the ability to win every game until they lose a game. I understand the context of the quote, it is still funny though. “I feel like I’m not done,” Rose said. “It’s a new start. I feel rejuvenated, and when you put all that together, when I step on the floor, I really..." August 23

  • Festus Ezeli To Miss Six Weeks

    Hoops Rumors "The Trail Blazers announced today that Festus Ezeli will be sidelined for six weeks. The center had his left knee injected with a bone marrow aspirate concentrate and Orthovisc today in Chicago. The treatment is designed to alleviate pain and improve function in the joint, per the announcement. If..." August 23

  • Pistons assistant Tim Hardaway could be working toward DUI plea

    CBS Sports "Former NBA star and current Detroit Pistons assistant coach Tim Hardaway was charged last April with, effectively, driving under the influence near his home in Beverley Hills. Techincally it was worded as "operating with high blood alcohol content," which ClickOnDetroit.com reports was more than..." August 23

  • David Robinson says Warriors' window is short

    CBS Sports "Are you ready for old-time NBA players to weigh in on this year's Warriors? It's like the sequel you never wanted. After last year's cavalcade of stars comparing the eventual-73-win Warriors to their respective great teams from the days of yesteryear, you can expect the same kind of..." August 23

  • City Council Takes Steps for Charlotte to Host 2019 NBA All-Star Game

    Time Warner Cable News "City council took steps Monday night to make it possible for Charlotte to host the 2019 NBA All-Star game. Last month the NBA pulled the 2017 game from the city because of the controversy surrounding House Bill 2. It was a tough loss for the city and for the state of North Carolina after the..." August 23

  • How Coach K, Team USA used Marvin Gaye to inspire them

    ESPN "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski thought the United States men's basketball team needed a fight song. So before starting his first practice for the 2008 Olympics as the U.S. national team head coach, he summoned Kevin Cullen, his trusted video coordinator at Duke. Cullen was tasked with putting..." August 23

  • Kevin Durant Unsure About 2020 Olympics

    Hoops Rumors "Participating in this year’s Olympic Games and helping Team USA secure the gold medal was therapeutic for Kevin Durant, who is still coming to terms with switching teams from the Thunder to the Warriors this offseason, Michael Lee of The Vertical writes. “It was therapy for me after making a big..." August 23

  • Former No. 1 Overall Pick Kwame Brown Reportedly Has His Eyes Set On An NBA Comeback

    Uproxx "really deserved the literal and metaphorical beatings he took during his disappointing NBA journeyman’s career. He didn’t ask to be the No. 1 pick in the 2001 Draft, and he certainly didn’t ask for the burden of expectation that came along with having to make front-office neophyte Michael Jordan..." August 23

  • New Raptors 2016-17 alternate jerseys help bridge past and present

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Raptors unveiled two new jerseys for the upcoming 2016-17 season on Tuesday, one a nod to the NBA’s Canadian heritage and the other a celebration of the Chinese New Year. The first is a blue ‘Huskies’ uniform to help mark the 70th anniversary of the Toronto Huskies-New York Knicks..." August 23

  • ESPN confuses Devin Booker with arrested Notre Dame cornerback Devin Butler

    Larry Brown Sports "Devin Booker is the sharpshooting young 2-guard the Phoenix Suns drafted No. 13 overall last summer. Devin Butler is the Notre Dame cornerback who was arrested over the weekend on preliminary felony charges of battery to law enforcement and resisting arrest. ESPN ran into a bit of trouble making..." August 23

  • Boban Marjanovic provides Pistons insurance if Aron Baynes leaves

    Detroit Free Press "Pistons backup center Aron Baynes and the Australian national team fell just short of a medal in the recent Rio Olympic Games. The Aussies lost the bronze-medal game to Spain, 89-88, to finish fourth. Baynes spent time out of position at power forward, at times guarding the likes of Carmelo..." August 23

  • Dwight Howard -- I'd Beat LeBron In MMA Fight

    TMZ "NBA star Dwight Howard is a huge UFC fan -- so when we got him leaving UFC 202, we had to ask ... who would win if you stepped into the Octagon with LeBron James?? Howard ain't no bitch -- and says he'd put his money on himself. Look, he was just joking around ... but let's check out the..." August 22

  • Khloé Kardashian Reveals She Fears Lamar Odom Could Die on Emotional Episode

    Complex "Sunday brought us a fresh episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, meaning plenty of Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian insight and a fascinatingly heated emoji debate. However, the highlight of this week's KUWTK was an emotional discussion between Khloé Kardashian and her family regarding Lamar..." August 22

  • LeBron Surprises Wife With Ferrari at Surprise Birthday Party

    Black Sports Online "It is good to be the Queen to the King. I hear a lot of things about a lot of NBA wives, but I have only heard great things about Savannah James." August 22

  • Kobe Bryant starts $100M venture-capital fund

    SI "Retired NBA guard Kobe Bryant announced Monday the creation of a venture-capital fund, investing $100 million in technology, media and data companies. Bryant, 37, will team up with Jeff Stibel, an entrepreneur and investor. The Los Angeles-based company will be called Bryant..." August 22

  • Spurs' Gregg Popovich explains why he's such a jerk during in-game interviews

    Fox Sports "Gregg Popovich is one of the greatest coaches in basketball history. According to LeBron James, in fact, Pop is the very best we've ever seen. And a big part of the San Antonio Spurs coach's legend is his approach to in-game interviews. If you've seen the Spurs on national TV, you know how..." August 22

  • Kevin Durant on Team USA: ‘It was therapy for me’

    Today's Fastbreak "In an interview with Michael Lee of Yahoo Sports’ The Vertical on Monday morning, Kevin Durant reflected extensively on his experience with the gold medal-winning Team USA in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 27-year-old superstar entered the 2016 Summer Olympics having to defend himself after..." August 22

  • LeBron: I'm chasing Jordan's greatness, not his 6 rings

    Total Pro Sports "Few weeks ago, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James was asked by one of his campers what motivates him now that he’s brought the Larry O’Brien trophy to Cleveland for the 1st time ever, and the 4-time MVP brought up Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan. “My motivation,” James says, “is..." August 22

  • After three Olympic golds, Carmelo Anthony retires from Team USA

    ESPN "An emotional Carmelo Anthony announced his retirement from international play on Sunday after helping the United States men's Olympic team win gold. Anthony is the first American men's basketball player to win three gold medals, the third coming after Team USA's 96-66 win over Serbia on Sunday...." August 22

  • Lakers to sign Zach Auguste

    Sportando "As reported by Eric Pincus, the Los Angeles Lakers are expected to sign undrafted power forward Zach Auguste." August 22

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • Andrew Bogut rips refs after Australia's controversial loss

    CBS Sports "Australia came as close as you can get to a medal in men's basketball at the 2016 Olympic Games. It lost 89-88 to Spain in the bronze medal game on Sunday, surrendering a one-point lead after Patty Mills was whistled for a controversial foul with 5.4 seconds left. The crucial call was made when..." August 21

  • Report: Nikola Mirotic suffers knee injury, will have tests done

    247 Sports "Nikola Mirotic may have a bronze medal to show for his efforts, but it wasn't without suffering an injury as a result. Spain prevailed over Australia in Sunday's bronze medal game, 89-88. While the Chicago Bulls center ended up playing out the entire game, recording 14 points and seven rebounds..." August 21

  • Lakers Hire Jud Buechler, Brian Keefe, Theo Robertson As Player Development Coaches

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Lakers have hired Jud Buechler, Brian Keefe and Theo Robertson as player development coaches on Luke Walton’s staff, joining associate head coach Brian Shaw and assistant coaches Jesse Mermuys and Mark Madsen. Buechler enjoyed a 12-year playing career highlighted by winning..." August 21

  • Clippers star Chris Paul puts his Bel-Air home in play at $11.5 million

    Los Angeles Times "Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul is looking to make a change to his home lineup, listing his estate in Bel-Air for sale at $11.495 million. It was four years ago that the perennial All-Star bought the eight-bedroom, 11-bedroom mansion four years ago from singer-songwriter Avril..." August 21

  • Someone bought a used Stephen Curry mouthguard for $3,190

    CBS Sports "In pretty gross news, a fan paid $3,190 for a used Stephen Curry mouthguard in an online auction on Sunday morning, per ESPN's Darren Rovell. The Golden State Warriors superstar's name appears on both the mouthguard itself and the carrying case, so it has to be authentic. Apparently a fan found it..." August 21

  • Chris Bosh, Heat Still Discussing Use Of Blood Thinners

    Real GM Basketball "Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat remain undecided on the use of blood thinners that would be out of his system by game time. There are mixed opinions in the medical community about whether a player who has had two clotting episodes in the span of a year" August 21

  • Jeremy Lin on his summer: “My number 1 priority by far is my jump shot”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jeremy Lin‘s game always has been about the pressure he can create on a defense in transition or coming off the pick-and-roll — he gets to the rim aggressively and can finish fairly well. However, make him a jump shooter and he struggles. Lin took 31 percent of his shots from three last season and..." August 21

  • Jimmy Butler: I'd be better NFL receiver than Thomas and Brown

    Bleacher Report "Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler apparently thinks highly of his football skills. The NBA player currently representing USA Basketball at the 2016 Olympics told ESPN on Saturday he believes he could play wide receiver in the NFL. "I could probably take Demaryius Thomas' spot, Antonio..." August 21

  • John Wall on schedule with knee rehab but makes no promises to be ready by season opener

    Washington Post "Throughout the offseason, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall has heard the same question. How are the knees doing? So on Saturday at his third annual John Wall Family Foundation Back to School Block Party, he came ready with answers. However, a cautious Wall opted for preaching..." August 20

  • Gordon Hayward says he skipped Olympics to focus on family, his game

    Pro Basketball Talk "There were likely a lot of factors that played into Gordon Hayward‘s decision not to play in the Rio Olympics this summer (he turned down an invite). For one, his wife was due with their second child and he didn’t want to be away (a very valid reason). Obviously, there were concerns about the Zika..." August 20

  • LeBron expresses desire to play for Popovich at Tokyo 2020

    USA Today "LeBron James told USA TODAY Sports it would be a career treat to play for Mike Krzyzewski and Gregg Popovich on the U.S. Olympic team. In an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, James left the door open for a return to the U.S. basketball team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and in a subsequent..." August 20

  • Odom Hits The Gym As He Considers Return To Basketball

    Black Sports Online "I’m not sure he’ll ever return to his NBA form, but it’s definitely a pleasure to see Lamar Odom looking good as he gets in a few workouts. " August 20