• JJ Redick Trade Destinations

    The Big Lead "Everyone's favorite journeyman sharpshooter could be on the move again. Shams Charania reports the New Orleans Pelicans have been taking calls for JJ Redick along with Lonzo Ball and are open to moving both. Given Redick's age and the youth of the Pelicans, it was..." January 26

  • Trade Packages and Landing Spots for New Orleans Pelicans Guard Lonzo Ball

    Bleacher Report "After an up-and-down three seasons and change with the Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans, Lonzo Ball may be available ahead of his upcoming restricted free agency. "New Orleans has been receiving calls about the availability of Lonzo Ball and JJ..." January 26

  • Jimmy Butler still remains out for Heat due to COVID-19 protocols

    Clutch Points "The Miami Heat will still be without star forward Jimmy Butler for Wednesday’s tilt against the Denver Nuggets. The 31-year-old has not yet received clearance from the league to rejoin his squad due to the NBA’s stringent health and safety..." January 26

  • LA Clippers' Kawhi Leonard and Paul George 'feeling well' but no timetable for return

    ESPN "Tyronn Lue said Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are "feeling well," but the head coach isn't sure when his two stars will rejoin the LA Clippers. The Clippers started a six-game trip against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday without..." January 26

  • Lakers Veteran Jared Dudley Puts Dennis Schroder on Notice

    Heavy "It’s been a strong start to the season for the Los Angeles Lakers. The team is off to an NBA-best 14-4 record and they only seem to be getting better. Though they’ve been playing at a high level, there are still some kinks to workout One of the most exciting moves the..." January 26

  • Kobe Bryant legacy, influence still growing a year after his death

    Sportsnet "He’s been gone a year, taken along with his teenaged daughter, Gianna, and seven others — friends, parents, teammates and the trusted pilot of the doomed helicopter — in an instant, and far, far too soon. In death, Kobe Bryant looms as large as he did in life. Like..." January 26

  • Ex-Warriors teammate tells crazy story of how Stephen Curry motivates himself

    Larry Brown Sports "Andrew Bogut has a story to tell to anyone who has doubts about Stephen Curry’s killer instinct. Speaking this week on his “Rogue Bogues” podcast, the retired ex-Golden State Warrior had a crazy revelation about how Curry motivates..." January 26

  • NBA community mourns the loss of basketball writer, NBA TV analyst Sekou Smith

    NBA.com "The NBA community mourns the loss of renowned basketball writer and NBA TV analyst Sekou Smith, who has passed away at the age of 48. " January 26

  • Clippers, Knicks Interested In Derrick Rose

    The Score "The Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks are among the teams interested in acquiring Derrick Rose from the Detroit Pistons, The Athletic's Shams Charania reports. Rose, 32, is averaging 14.8 points and 4.6 assists in 23.8 minutes..." January 26

  • Warriors talked potential Kelly Oubre trade with Pelicans

    Report Door "Kelly Oubre recorded 14 points (2-for-3 from deep), six rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block in the Warriors’ win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night. And on Tuesday afternoon, his name popped up in a report regarding a potential trade. " January 26

  • Pelicans Receiving Trade Calls On Lonzo Ball, J.J. Redick

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans are receiving trade calls on guards Lonzo Ball and J.J. Redick, according to a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic. New Orleans has shown a willingness to discuss the pairing with interested teams, Charania writes, and rival executives..." January 26

  • How The Boston Celtics Can Create A Big Three

    Fadeaway World "The Boston Celtics have a great team this season led by superstar Jayson Tatum. For years, the Celtics always seemed too young to be a legitimate contender. But that is no longer an excuse, as Tatum has elevated his game as one of the top-15 players in the world. But still, the..." January 26

  • Vince Carter gives Celtics’ Jaylen Brown early endorsement for Most Improved Player

    Clutch Points "Jaylen Brown has been doing it all for the Boston Celtics of late. The 24-year-old came out firing to start the season, and he hasn’t looked back since. So much so, that future Hall of Famer Vince Carter believes that Brown is currently the frontrunner for this..." January 26

  • Never Before Seen Footage Of Kobe Bryant's Pre-Draft Workout For The Clippers Is Going Viral

    Barstool Sports "After the Clippers picked Wright and the Lakers traded for Bryant, who was taken 13th by Charlotte, his intuition told him to keep the VHS. “This one, I knew was going to be something that I would want to look back at someday,” Kalamian said. “I kind of put it aside..." January 26

  • Does Kevin Love Really Make Sense for Brooklyn Nets or Any Other Contender?

    Bleacher Report "Despite having played in just one full game this season, Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love just can't stay out of trade rumors. After already going all-in on the offensive end by swapping Jarrett Allen, Caris LeVert, Taurean Prince and their draft capital for..." January 26

  • Larsa Pippen Had Her Buns Fully Out As She Sizzled In Tiny Green Bikini On Florida Getaway

    Total Pro Sports "Larsa Pippen had it all out for anyone to see as she sizzled in her latest bikini. The 46-year-old wanted to soak in some sun and release her buns at the same time when she was spotted out in the Florida sun a few days ago wearing a green string bikini. " January 26

  • NBA League Pass Viewership Up 46 Percent From Last Season

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA says League Pass viewership is up 36 percent from last season. The league's annual subscription plan starts at $150. " January 26

  • Kyrie Irving Executes Secret Jersey Swap With Bam Adebayo After Getting Busted

    TMZ "If at first you don't succeed ... try, try again!! That's exactly what Kyrie Irving did Monday night ... super sneakily handing off his threads to Bam Adebayo after the Heat vs. Nets game -- and the dude got away with it this time!! Of course, the..." January 26

  • Celtics' Jayson Tatum Opens Up About His Recent Bout With COVID-19

    NESN "Jayson Tatum was out 2 1/2 weeks due to COVID-19, but the Boston Celtics star returned to game action Monday night against the Chicago Bulls. Tatum missed five games while battling the virus. He largely remained without symptoms, but his experience was anything but..." January 26

  • Warriors’ James Wiseman Reacts to Losing His Starting Position

    Heavy "  The Golden State Warriors‘ starting lineup looked a little different in Monday night’s 130-108 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Ahead of the matchup, head coach Steve Kerr placed rookie James Wiseman on the bench and instead started veteran..." January 26

  • Mavericks Expect Three Players To Return From Protocols

    Dallas Morning News "After lengthy stays in the NBA’s health and safety protocols, Mavericks Josh Richardson, Dorian Finney-Smith and Dwight Powell are listed as questionable for Wednesday’s game at Utah and will travel with the team Tuesday to Salt Lake City. Maxi Kleber remains in the protocol and..." January 26

  • Doc Rivers Lauds Lakers Ahead Of Their Matchup: “They’re Better Than Last Year”

    Fadeaway World "The two top seeds face off tomorrow when the Philadelphia 76ers host the Los Angeles Lakers in what promises to be one of the most exciting games of the early season. The Lakers boast an NBA-best 14-4 record (including a perfect 10-0 on the road) while the Sixers hold a 12-6 record..." January 26

  • Pau Gasol Remembers Kobe Bryant on Anniversary of His Close Friend's Death: 'I Miss You'

    People "Kobe Bryant's former teammate and close friend Pau Gasol is reflecting on life without the superstar athlete. Gasol, 40, shared an Instagram post in the late athlete's honor on Tuesday, one year after Kobe's death in a Jan. 26 helicopter crash that also killed the..." January 26

  • Cavs’ J.B. Bickerstaff rips officiating after tight loss to LeBron James, Lakers

    Cleveland.com "Cleveland Cavaliers head coach J.B. Bickerstaff was angry late Monday night. This time it wasn’t directed at his team. Bickerstaff doesn’t believe they lost to the Los Angeles Lakers, 115-108, because of a lack of effort or failing to play the team ball that has..." January 26

  • NBA Teams That Should Blow It Up Now

    Bleacher Report "The NBA doesn't want teams to push the red button. Flattened lottery odds made the race to the bottom less of a sure thing, and last year's addition of a play-in tournament expanded the list of "postseason" entrants in each conference to 10. Those are clear..." January 26

  • The longest flight in Los Angeles Lakers history: When the team learned of Kobe Bryant's death

    ESPN "This story was originally published on Feb. 24, 2020. Jan. 26 is the one-year anniversary of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others. THE WEARY GROUP trudged across the tarmac and onto the team plane at Philadelphia International..." January 26

  • Dwight Howard says he wants to play five more seasons

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwight Howard was almost out of the NBA completely before he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers last season. But his second wind may have him here to stay for a while longer. The Philadelphia 76ers big man told reporters on Monday that he wants to play for at least five more..." January 26

  • 5 Early Predictions for the 2021 NBA Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The 2021 NBA trade deadline is now less than two months away, although a blockbuster four-team James Harden trade has already caused ripples throughout the league. Harden joining the Brooklyn Nets means other title contenders may now be pressured to upgrade their..." January 26

  • Damian Lillard Talks About Big Championship Advice Kobe Bryant Gave Him: “That Really Helped Me.”

    Fadeaway World "Kobe Bryant and Damian Lillard created a very good relationship both on and off the court, given their similar mentality and if you want, their styles of play. Lillard had the utmost respect for Kobe and it was the other way around, although the Portland Trail Blazers star has recalled..." January 26

  • Vanessa Bryant Says Losing Husband Kobe Bryant and Daughter Gianna ‘Still Doesn’t Seem Real’

    TMZ ""I miss my baby girl and Kob-Kob so much." That's Vanessa Bryant remembering Kobe Bryant and Gianna on the 1 year anniversary of their tragic deaths ... while publicly pondering why such a horrible thing could happen to such "beautiful,..." January 26

  • How Kobe Bryant’s death crushed the sports world

    New York Post "Our longest year, truthfully, began exactly a year ago Tuesday. Jan. 26, 2020, was a sleepy Sunday in New York City, in Los Angeles, and everywhere in between. It was the first Sunday without professional football in almost six months, although the AFC beat the NFC in the Pro Bowl in..." January 26

  • Fans still mourn Kobe Bryant's sudden death one year later

    NBC News "Tony Starks of Accokeek, Maryland, remembers where he was one year ago when he learned that NBA great Kobe Bryant had died. Starks was waiting for food at a restaurant after a trip to the gym when he got a phone call from his son, Markel, a former Georgetown University player who..." January 26

  • Mark Cuban protects his investments, and he’ll do the same with Mavs superstar Luka Doncic

    Dallas Morning News "Mark Cuban didn’t really think he could get Dwight Howard to come to Dallas for the plush towels or massage chairs or PlayStation 2 in his locker. But he knew it couldn’t hurt, either. He’s not one to overlook the little things, as anyone who’s worked for him will tell..." January 26

  • Former childhood home in Italy, Reggio Emilia, honors Kobe Bryant with plaza dedication

    ESPN "While Los Angeles and Philadelphia will mourn the one-year anniversary of the death of native son Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna on Tuesday, another one of Bryant's hometowns halfway across the globe will be doing the same. Reggio Emilia, located about an hour's drive..." January 26

  • Exposing the NBA's Worst Shooters so Far

    Bleacher Report "Identifying the NBA's worst shooters is a process overrun with subjectivity. Statistics are always part of the calculus, but which ones? And how are they weighted? And how do you account for the level of difficulty on field-goal attempts? Or the context of a player's role? And..." January 26

  • Utah Politician Enters House Bill Blasting Shaquille O'Neal To Back Off Donovan Mitchell

    TMZ "A Utah politician ain't happy with Shaquille O'Neal's harsh treatment of Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell -- so she introduced a resolution TRASHING the NBA Hall of Famer for everything from "Kazaam" to "Shaq Fu." ... and it's..." January 26

  • LeBron James went off on the Cavs after a team exec sitting courtside annoyed him

    For The Win "LeBron James was back in Cleveland on Monday night for the first time since 2018 and he made it a memorable night as he went for a season-high 46 points in a 115-108 victory over the Cavs. LeBron scored 21 of those points in the fourth quarter alone. After the game we found out things..." January 26

  • Fred VanVleet’s rise with Raptors puts him in the mix for U.S. Olympic team

    The Star "Fred VanVleet’s story truly is impressive and should be inspirational. An undrafted, undersized, not really athletically gifted young man goes from prospect to NBA star by sheer hard work and determination and belief in himself. It’s a familiar tale..." January 26

  • Lonzo Ball's regression, Warriors' starting-lineup woes among most disappointing NBA early season developments

    CBS Sports "Believe it or not, we've reached the quarter pole of the shortened 2020-21 NBA season, and in that time a number of surprising storylines have taken shape. Most are of the happy-surprise variety, like how hard LeBron James is playing when we all figured he would approach his 18th..." January 26

  • Byron Scott Emotional On Anniversary Of Kobe Bryant's Death

    TMZ "It's been 365 days since Kobe Bryant tragically passed away ... but Byron Scott's still nowhere close to moving on -- telling TMZ Sports, "I still think about him every day." The former NBA star was very tight with the Mamba -- Byron played with..." January 26

  • Klay Thompson Makes Reverse Layup In a Walking Boot

    The Big Lead "Klay Thompson is still in the early stages of recovering from a torn right Achilles suffered during a pick-up game before the preseason this year. But he is still better at basketball than 99 percent of the world. Thompson was in attendance for the Warriors' win..." January 26

  • Nets Interested In Trading For Kevin Love

    Fadeaway World "Even after pulling off a blockbuster trade for James Harden, the Brooklyn Nets are dreaming big. According to Jason Dumas, a reporter for KRON 4 News in San Francisco, the Nets are considering a number of players to acquire via trade, including 5x All-Star, Kevin Love. The..." January 25

  • Kawhi Leonard, Paul George out vs. Hawks due to health and safety protocols

    TSN "The Los Angeles Clippers say Kawhi Leonard and Paul George have been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Hawks because of health and safety protocols. ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk reports Leonard and George are not flying with the Clippers..." January 25

  • John Wall’s true feelings on facing Wizards for the first time since trade

    Clutch Points "Tuesday’s matchup between the Houston Rockets and the Washington Wizards will be the first time John Wall will be facing his former team since making the move to Houston. It will be an emotional moment for Wall, who himself admitted that this contest has..." January 25

  • NBA targeting early March for potential All-Star Game

    Yardbarker "Despite the cancellation of the traditional All-Star Weekend festivities, the NBA is still trying to put together an All-Star Game for the 2020-21 season. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the NBA and National Basketball Players Association are discussing the possibility..." January 25

  • Kyrie Irving wears Kobe Bryant tribute jersey to game

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyrie Irving paid tribute to the late Kobe Bryant ahead of Monday’s game between his Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat. Irving was close with Bryant and viewed the former Lakers star as a mentor. Kobe died on Jan. 26, 2020 in a helicopter crash. The Nets are not playing on..." January 25

  • Gordon Hayward is Proving Everyone Wrong in Charlotte

    The Big Lead "Gordon Hayward is all the way back. After three injury-plagued, disappointing seasons in Boston, Hayward again looks like an All-Star. He put an exclamation mark on that sentiment on Sunday with a season-high 39 points including the game winner with 0.7 seconds remaining to beat the..." January 25

  • Shaquille O'Neal doubles down on criticism of Donovan Mitchell

    CBS Sports "Shaquille O'Neal has never been particularly supportive of the generation of players that followed him. Feuds with other big men like Dwight Howard, JaVale McGee and Rudy Gobert have become common for the current TNT broadcaster and Hall of Fame center, but his..." January 25

  • James Harden Sounds off on Decreased Scoring Load With Nets

    Heavy "When NBA training camp started this past December it was clear that eight-time all-star James Harden was unhappy with his situation in Houston. Russell Westbrook, who Harden campaigned for Houston to acquire last summer had already been traded to the Washington Wizards, and to..." January 25

  • Charlotte Hornets Could Land Andre Drummond For This Package

    Fadeaway World "The Charlotte Hornets have become one of the most exciting franchises in the NBA. They have one of the most hyped-up prospects in recent memory in LaMelo Ball. They have also signed Gordon Hayward to a max contract during the offseason, a move that looks to be paying off well, as Hayward is..." January 25