• James Harden makes NBA history after 2nd consecutive game with at least 50 pts. and 10 3-pointers

    CBS Sports "Houston Rockets All-Star guard James Harden is in some kind of zone.  The 2018 NBA MVP dropped 55 points and tied a franchise record with 10 threes against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night, and he was back at it again on Friday night against the..." December 14

  • Why Bill Russell finally, quietly accepted his Hall of Fame ring 44 years later

    USA Today "Bill Russell received a ring from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame recently in a small ceremony in Southern California, a long overdue tribute that sparks obvious questions and complicated answers. Why didn’t he have a Hall of Fame ring in the first place? Has..." December 14

  • NBA Admits Non-Call In Last Minute Of Celtics-76ers Should’ve Been Foul

    NESN "Did the Celtics get hosed Thursday night in Boston? It remains up for debate, but the NBA basically admitted as much Friday afternoon. Trailing the 76ers by three with just under 26 seconds remaining, Celtics forward Jayson Tatum failed to connect with Jaylen Brown on an inbounds..." December 14

  • Charles Oakley Says Patrick Ewing Isn't Right Fit For Knicks Job

    TMZ "Charles Oakley says even though the dude's a LEGEND in New York, Patrick Ewing simply ain't the right guy to take over for David Fizdale as Knicks head coach. But, don't worry, Oak's got someone in mind -- Mark Jackson!! TMZ..." December 14

  • LeBron thanks teammates for criticizing 'reckless' 1st-half play

    The Score "Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James fell one rebound short of a triple-double in Friday's 113-110 win over the Miami Heat. However, the first thing that came to mind postgame was his "reckless" first-half play and the four-time MVP credited his..." December 14

  • Gary Payton says Warriors’ Stephen Curry, Rockets’ James Harden, Russell Westbrook are not ‘true point guards’

    Clutch Points "Retired NBA point guard and basketball analyst Gary Payton grew up in the days of the pass-first point guard that looked to serve the table first and foremost before looking for their own shots. This is why it’s no surprise that the former Seattle Supersonics star thought much less of the..." December 14

  • While Brooklyn battles, suspended Wilson Chandler watches and waits

    ESPN "Wilson Chandler shrugs as he sees Spencer Dinwiddie's pull-up 3-pointer clank off the left side of the rim. "That's a good shot, though," Chandler says. "You can't get mad when you miss a shot you normally make. You got to live and die with..." December 14

  • Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox expects to return from ankle injury next week

    Sacramento Bee "Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox has been sidelined for five weeks with a severely sprained ankle, but he thinks he will be back in the lineup soon — very soon. Fox said he expects to return sometime next week, perhaps as early as Tuesday when the Kings visit the Charlotte..." December 14

  • Anthony Davis proving to be an ideal Hollywood leading man

    Yahoo! Sports "Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won a championship and three MVP’s with the Milwaukee Bucks. If you like the NBA, you probably know that, but it’s not front of mind. Oh, right. He did do that. Something happens when great free agents join the Lakers. Their Tinseltown tenure..." December 14

  • Mavs’ Luka Doncic Is a ‘Baby LeBron’ Says NBA Champion

    Heavy "Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic recorded his 8th triple-double of the season on Thursday night in a 122-111 victory over the Detroit Pistons. Doncic posted a stat line of 41 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists and became the first player to record a triple and the..." December 14

  • Davis Bertans is thriving with the Wizards — and making himself a valuable trade, free agency target

    Sporting News "During the second half of Tuesday night's game between the Wizards and Hornets, you could almost sense the panic from Charlotte players every time they transitioned from offense to defense. Where is he? Did he cross halfcourt yet? Put a body on him NOW. No, it wasn't..." December 14

  • Former Celtic Guerschon Yabusele fined for not looking at flag during Chinese national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "Guerschon Yabusele washed out with the Celtics. So, now the former first-rounder is playing in China – and running into trouble. The Chinese Basketball Association fined him for not looking at the flag during the national anthem: " December 14

  • Raptors' Serge Ibaka says he nearly goaltended Kawhi Leonard’s iconic playoff shot: ‘I would’ve retired’

    NBC Sports "Kawhi Leonard hit one of the biggest shots in NBA history – a buzzer-beater that bounced, bounced, bounced, bounced in during Game 7 of last year’s second-round Raptors-76ers series and propelled Toronto toward an eventual title. Raptors forward Serge..." December 13

  • 28 years later, Jerry Seinfeld’s Spurs-Cavs prediction finally came true

    Yahoo! Sports "It took nearly three decades, but Jerry Seinfeld’s prediction finally came true. The Cleveland Cavaliers knocked off the San Antonio Spurs 117-109 in overtime on Thursday night at the AT&T Center — the exact same score predicted in a 1991 episode of..." December 13

  • Fans Are Poking Fun at Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis for Recreating LeBron and Wade's Dunk Photo

    Complex "If you're a basketball fan, you're presumably familiar with one of the most iconic photos associated with the sport ever. That's right, the image of Dwyane Wade, arms spread, after throwing an alley-oop to his then-Miami Heat teammate LeBron James, who is getting..." December 13

  • Carmelo Anthony says his number should be retired by the Nuggets as well as the Knicks

    CBS Sports "Carmelo Anthony is best known for his time with the New York Knicks. Where exactly that falls, though, depends on your perspective. Anthony's biggest fans point to the 54-win Knicks team that Anthony led during the 2012-13 season, in which he was the runner-up for MVP. That..." December 13

  • Hall of Famer Says He’s ‘Not Surprised’ by Heat’s Kendrick Nunn‘s Play

    Heavy "There has been a lot of buzz surrounding Chicago native and Miami Heat rookie Kendrick Nunn.  The undrafted rookie back in October became the first rookie to score a hundred plus points in his first five games since two-time Finals MVP, Kevin Durant, achieved it during..." December 13

  • Celtics Could Trade For Kevin Love And Tristan Thompson With Package Centered Around Four Players And Draft Picks

    Fadeaway World "With the combined forces of Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum, and Jaylen Brown, the Boston Celtics have a core capable of competing with anyone. Still, it seems the Celtics are still a piece or two away from true title contention. Fortunately, according to an article..." December 13

  • Jeff Van Gundy: Knicks must give next head coach 'opportunity to grow and evolve'

    SNY TV "With David Fizdale's firing by the Knicks last Friday, the team is now looking for the next head coach to get the franchise back on track. SNY's Ian Begley has listed some potential candidates to replace Fizdale, and three of those names - Jeff Van Gundy, Tom..." December 13

  • Steve Kerr praises D’Angelo Russell for how he's handled trade rumors

    Sportress of Blogitude "D’Angelo Russell’s first season with the Golden State Warriors has not gone as expected, not by a long shot, and head coach Steve Kerr has been left impressed with how the young guard has dealt with such a tumultuous few months. Acquired this past offseason in the..." December 13

  • Heat reportedly won't be going after Chris Paul

    CBS Sports "The Miami Heat have seemed like a natural Chris Paul destination for months. The Heat didn't trade for 30-year-old star Jimmy Butler because they wanted to take the long view, and they are one of the few teams that can put together a trade for Paul's $38.5..." December 13

  • Kawhi Leonard gave "big consideration" to returning to Raptors

    ESPN "Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard had flashbacks to the Toronto Raptors' title run on his drive to Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday morning. "The ride [to the championship] was fun," Leonard said at the LA Clippers' morning shootaround prior to Wednesday..." December 13

  • Blazers Apply For Disabled Player Exception For Rodney Hood

    Blazer's Edge "The Portland Trail Blazers have applied for a disabled player exception after losing Rodney Hood to a season-ending Achilles tear. If granted, the exception will be worth $2.85 million. The news comes via ShamsCharania of The..." December 13

  • Shaquille O’Neal tells story proving Stevie Wonder wasn’t blind

    BroBible "If you know anyone who’s a little too into Joe Rogan’s podcast, there’s a good chance you’ve spent at least one night repeatedly nodding your head and saying “Yeah, totally” a bunch as they drunkenly attempt to convince you to open your third eye while..." December 13

  • Thaddeus Young reacts to report suggesting he’s unhappy with role with Bulls

    Clutch Points "Thaddeus Young addressed a recent report from the Chicago Sun-Times claiming he is “not thrilled” with his role with the Chicago Bulls and would be willing to ask for a trade if it continues that way. Young, who signed a three-year, $41 million..." December 13

  • Bucks easing into life after Malcolm Brogdon

    Pro Basketball Talk "George Hill has become a trusted voice within the Bucks. The savvy veteran is in his 12th season. He began his career with the Spurs when they were still the gold-standard franchise, started for the championship-contending Pacers, helped the Jazz become a breakout team, played for the..." December 13

  • Fans Create Petitions To Ban Lizzo From Staples Center After She Twerked In Thong With Her Butt Out

    Total Pro Sports "This past Sunday, rapper/singer Lizzo made major headlines when she showed up courtside at the Lakers game. Celebrities in attendance is not a shocker in L.A., but she went viral for something completely different. Sometime during the game, the Laker girls took to the court to..." December 13

  • Kobe Bryant Comforts Car Crash Victims in Dramatic Video

    US Magazine "Kobe Bryant might have been the MVP of Newport Beach, California, on Friday, December 13, swinging into action after witnessing a car crash in the seaside city. Video published by TMZOpens in a new Window. on Friday shows the former Los Angeles Lakers star, 41,..." December 13

  • Kawhi Leonard drops $6.725 million on penthouse across from Staples Center

    Barstool Sports "Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard will have a shorter commute to the Staples Center after buying a penthouse at the Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live for $6.725 million. The three-time all-star, who was previously seen scoping out homes on the Westside of L.A., purchased..." December 13

  • No indication Timberwolves are looking to trade Andrew Wiggins

    Clutch Points "The Minnesota Timberwolves were once rumored to be willing to part ways with Andrew Wiggins if a team was willing to take him in a trade, but the team has given no indication of such since the summer, according to Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic. The belief across the..." December 13

  • How the Kyrie Irving signing has already blown up on the Nets

    Sportsnaut "The Brooklyn Nets thought they had pulled off a coup by signing NBA champions Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant this past summer. Both had been targeted by the Knicks in the Big Apple, and surprised some by joining Brooklyn. Things have not turned out this way. While the..." December 13

  • 'They Really Don't Know S--t': Knicks Players Hear It, and They're Logging Off

    Bleacher Report "In the past year, the New York Knicks have been ripped for trading Kristaps Porzingis and getting an underwhelming return. Months later, they were ripped for missing out on Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. They were ripped for spending $77 million on free agents,..." December 13

  • Could Thunder GM Sam Presti leave for the Knicks?

    SI "Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News is reporting that Thunder owner Clay Bennett would allow Sam Presti to leave the organization for another job even though he is under contract. In November, Bondy wrote about a potential upheaval in the Knicks as head coach David Fizdale was under fire...." December 13

  • JJ Redick addresses trade rumors, believes Pelicans can turn things around

    Clutch Points "Because the New Orleans Pelicans have gotten off to a terrible start, shooting guard JJ Redick’s name has come up in trade rumors. Redick, one of the best shooters in the game, signed a two-year, $26.5 million deal with the Pelicans this past summer. A bevy of..." December 13

  • J.R. Smith Allegedly Caught Cheating on His Wife With Actress Candice Patton

    Media Takeout "NBA star JR Smith is going through it right now. For the past month, there was a rumor going around social media that the NBA baller was dating Flash actress Candice Patton, 34.  Now that rumor has caused JR to delete hundreds of Instagram posts -- going back to..." December 13

  • Two-Way Players Making Bids For Promotions

    Hoops Rumors "Players on two-way contracts are free to appear in NBA games, but there are limitations on the amount of time they can spend with their respective NBA teams. Each two-way player can spend up to 45 days with his NBA club, assuming he signed his two-way deal before the season..." December 13

  • Tristan Thompson Had to Be Separated From Coach John Beilein Days After Defending Him

    The Big Lead "Tristan Thompson had to be separated from Cleveland Cavaliers coach John Beilein during the team's game against he San Antonio Spurs. The heated interaction took place with the Cavs up 9 in the 3rd quarter.       December 13

  • Chris Paul releases statement on rumor involving NBPA executive Michele Roberts

    Real GM Basketball "Chris Paul has refuted a report from Peter Vecsey that Michelle Roberts is no longer executive director of the National Basketball Players Association. " December 13

  • DeMar DeRozan could face dry market in 2020, not viewed as max-worthy player

    Clutch Points "DeMar DeRozan has been one of the top names swirling in recent trade rumors, but the San Antonio Spurs shooting guard could be heading into a dry free-agent market in 2020, with very few teams able to sign him. According to ESPN Insider Bobby Marks, only..." December 13

  • Minnesota Timberwolves Still Interested In Acquiring D’Angelo Russell

    Sportsnaut "As the Minnesota Timberwolves look for ways to shake up the roster and build around Karl-Anthony Towns, the team reportedly explored acquired All-Star point guard D’Angelo Russell during the summer. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Minnesota reached out to try and..." December 13

  • Carmelo Anthony Admits He Was “Open” To A Return To Nuggets

    Fadeaway World "For Carmelo Anthony, it all started in Denver. After being drafted to the Nuggets 3rd overall in the 2003 Draft, he made a name for himself as an NBA superstar, averaging 24.8 points in 8 seasons with the franchise. And though that’s all ancient history now, Carmelo Anthony..." December 13

  • Dion Waiters Suspended Again By Heat

    Heat Nation "As if Dion Waiters’ standing within the Miami Heat organization could get any worse, the troubled guard was suspended once again by the team on Thursday night.      

    December 13

  • Mixed Opinions On Kevin Love’s Trade Value

    Hoops Rumors "Trade season is nearing and Kevin Love‘s name is again popping up. However, the latest tidbit isn’t particularly favorable to the Cavaliers. Jason Lloyd of The Athletic hears from multiple sources that the team is going to have a difficult time dealing Love..." December 13

  • Sixers' Joel Embiid after torching Celtics: 'I like being criticized'

    USA Today "Sometimes players need criticism to light a fire under them. In the case of Joel Embiid, it lit a big fire under him to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 115-109 road win over the Boston Celtics on Thursday. NBA legends-turned-analysts Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley..." December 13

  • What if the Jazz drafted Klay Thompson instead of Enes Kanter in 2011?

    Clutch Points "With the third pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, the Utah Jazz select… Klay Thompson? It happens every year in the NBA. A potential superstar falls through the cracks or is not regarded as a system fit for teams picking at the top of the draft. Instead of..." December 13

  • How Kevin Garnett teamed up with Adam Sandler in 'Uncut Gems'

    ESPN "Almost nobody behind "Uncut Gems," the Adam Sandler/Kevin Garnett drama steeped in NBA lore that opens Friday in New York and Los Angeles (and nationwide on Christmas), wanted the movie to have anything to do with Garnett and the Boston Celtics -- unless it somehow..." December 13

  • Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Suffers Sudden Brain Hemorrhage

    People "Former NBA commissioner David Stern underwent emergency surgery for a brain hemorrhage Thursday, according to the sports league. “NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage earlier today for which he underwent emergency..." December 13

  • NBA to add G League team in Mexico City in 2020

    CBS Sports "The NBA is expanding its reach into Mexico. Capitanes, a Mexico City-based team from the top Mexican professional basketball league Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional, will be joining the NBA G League starting with the 2020-21 season, the league officially announced on..." December 13

  • Andre Drummond nearly misses game after allergic reaction to avocado

    Yahoo! Sports "In an injury update that reads somewhat like a mad lib, Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond was a game-time decision Thursday due to an allergic reaction to an avocado. Per Pistons coach Dwane Casey, the reaction caused significant eye swelling for Drummond and had him..." December 13

  • Blazers’ Hassan Whiteside addresses Kevin Love trade rumors

    Clutch Points "Hassan Whiteside has been in the middle of trade rumors with less than two months left until the trade deadline. The Portland Trail Blazers rumored interest in Kevin Love leaves room for interpretation, as Whiteside’s gigantic expiring contract could be used to salary-match that..." December 13