• Ahead of trade deadline, LeBron James says Lakers have 'enough right now' to compete for championship

    CBS Sports "Between the All-Star starters announcement and his triple-double performance in the Los Angeles Lakers' win over the Brooklyn Nets, LeBron James was all over the headlines on Thursday night. After the game, he added another with his comments about the..." January 24

  • Bill Clinton Daps Up LeBron James, Anthony Davis at Lakers Game

    TMZ "See, President Obama ain't the only ex-Prez into hoop ... check out Bill Clinton at the Lakers game!! #42 was sitting courtside at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Thursday to watch the Nets get smashed by the L.A. Lakers ... and judging by the smile on his..." January 24

  • Knicks partner with agency that worked on Nets' rebrand

    The Score "The New York Knicks have partnered with branding agency Translation, a firm that previously worked on the Brooklyn Nets' rebranding last decade. "We have a ways to go," Translation CEO Steve Stoute told Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick. "People can say..." January 24

  • Frank Vogel earns spot as coach of Team LeBron in All-Star Game

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James will have a familiar coach on the sideline with him in Chicago for the All-Star Game. With the Lakers’ win in Brooklyn Thursday night — thanks to LeBron’s triple-double — the Lakers clinched the best record in the West by the Feb. 2..." January 24

  • Kevin Love: ‘I will be happy’ if I’m still with Cleveland Cavaliers beyond trade deadline

    Cleveland.com "The clock continues to tick, inching closer to the NBA trade deadline -- and perhaps toward Kevin Love’s final moments with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Mentioned in trade rumors since his arrival from Minnesota in 2014, Love used to be bothered by the constant chatter. Not anymore...." January 24

  • NBA All-Star Jerseys Released, Drawing Inspiration From Host Chicago

    SI "In addition to the 2020 NBA All-Star starters being announced, the jerseys for the weekend were also unveiled on Thursday. The Jordan Brand NBA All-Star uniforms take inspiration from the city of Chicago's transit line, Nike said in a release.   " January 24

  • Bulls guard Zach LaVine would like a say in upcoming roster decisions

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s not the type of power guard Zach LaVine is looking to grab, but if the Bulls’ front office wants to summon him to discuss trade possibilities — what he likes and doesn’t like — he wouldn’t turn it down. But is LaVine requiring the Bulls to do..." January 24

  • Hornets' Marvin Williams considering retirement

    Yardbarker "Hornets forward Marvin Williams will be an unrestricted free agent at season’s end, and while he might continue his playing career if he gets an NBA offer he likes, he has given some thought to the idea of retirement, as he tells Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte..." January 24

  • NBA All-Star Game 2020: Lakers' LeBron James and Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo named captains

    NBA.com "On Thursday, the NBA announced the pool of 10 players that will start in the 2020 NBA All-Star Game. To determine the 10 starters, fans accounted for 50 percent of the vote (five players from each conference). Current NBA players and a media panel each accounted for 25 percent of the..." January 23

  • Report: Some Clippers have struggled with superstar treatment of Kawhi Leonard, Paul George

    Larry Brown Sports "The LA Clippers instantly became title contenders when they traded for Paul George and signed Kawhi Leonard over the summer. Leonard had just led the Toronto Raptors to the championship and was named NBA Finals MVP. George was having an MVP-type season until he was derailed by shoulder..." January 23

  • Report: Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler Snubbed as All-Star Starters Are Announced

    Heat Nation "Miami Heat fans are likely disappointed in the selection of the Eastern Conference’s starting lineup for the 2020 NBA All-Star team. Despite strong seasons, Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo didn’t make the cut. Butler, acquired in July in a..." January 23

  • Nets fans chant ‘LeBron’s gonna trade you’ at Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

    Clutch Points "During the Los Angeles Lakers’ matchup with the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center, there were fans chanting ‘LeBron’s gonna trade you’ at Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. There were fan sections that were chanting a similar phrase towards the..." January 23

  • Chandler Parsons Returns To California For Treatment Following Car Accident

    TMZ "Chandler Parsons is leaving the Atlanta Hawks and heading back to California for treatment ... after the NBA player claims he suffered serious and permanent injuries in a car accident with a drunk driver. The 31-year-old was on his way home from practice around 2:00 PM on January..." January 23

  • Pascal Siakam adds all-star starter to his growing resume

    TSN "Pascal Siakam was nearly an all-star a year ago. In the midst of a breakout season, the Raptors’ fourth-year forward was considered a fringe candidate. He was right on the cusp of making the NBA’s mid-year showcase but just missed the cut. He may have been the best..." January 23

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo to Zion Williamson: ‘Don’t rush the process’

    Yahoo! Sports "Giannis Antetokounmpo didn’t get to watch Zion Williamson’s highly anticipated NBA debut on Wednesday night. He was actually fast asleep in a hotel in Paris — where the Milwaukee Bucks will face off against the Charlotte Hornets on Friday — due..." January 23

  • Luka Doncic, Trae Young Make History With All-Star Game Selections

    Sportsnaut "The starters for this season’s NBA All-Star Game were announced on Thursday. There really wasn’t too many surprises as it relates to the starting 10. However, the additions of second-year studs Luka Doncic and Trae Young among the game’s elite was pretty..." January 23

  • Zion Williamson's NBA Debut was a Desperately Needed Jolt

    Complex "The day after, there are two sides to Zion Williamson’s NBA debut. We’ll start with the good side since Williamson lit up everyone’s timeline with a blistering 3:08 run in the fourth quarter that will go down as one of the most memorable authored by a rookie in his..." January 23

  • Steph Curry desperately wanted Knicks to draft him: ‘Thought I was going’

    New York Post "Steph Curry wanted to be a Knick. The three-time NBA champion recalled the night he was drafted No. 7 overall in 2009 on a recent episode of Showtime’s “All the Smoke,” podcast admitting that he had his sights set on the Big Apple. “I wanted..." January 23

  • Vince Carter’s Teammate Reveals Why He Should’ve Retired A Long Time Ago

    Heavy "Currently in his 22nd and final season in the NBA, Vince Carter recently moved up to number 19 on the NBA’s all-time scorers list. His former high school AAU teammate, Tim Thomas, a retired 12-year NBA veteran recently checked in with me during a recent..." January 23

  • Clippers trade rumors: Los Angeles exploring options to add muscle up front and improve wing depth, per report

    CBS Sports "The NBA trade deadline is now two weeks away and as contending teams try to acquire solid role players off floundering teams, the rumor mill continues to churn with thoughts of what teams like the Lakers, 76ers and Clippers are thinking. Without a single dominant team..." January 23

  • Sixers’ Josh Richardson (hamstring) to be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks

    Liberty Ballers "The Philadelphia 76ers are now down to just three members of their starting five. After losing Joel Embiid due to surgery for a torn radial collateral ligament in the fourth metacarpal in his left hand, Josh Richardson is now out after an MRI confirmed that..." January 23

  • Clippers Still Working Through Chemistry Issues

    Hoops Rumors "Some players on the Clippers are not thrilled with the team’s preferential treatment to Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, sources tell Jovan Buha and Sam Amick of The Athletic. This sort of handling is common in the NBA nowadays. Stars play by different rules,..." January 23

  • LeBron James Answers Question About Playing With Son on Knicks: 'My Son Is in 9th Grade'

    Complex "Over the past several years, New York media and optimistic Knicks fans have openly wished/fantasized about adding star players to the franchise only to miss out on their targets again and again. Then they move on to somebody else. Project a lineup..." January 23

  • Sources: Some in Knicks organization see Charlotte's Malik Monk as possible trade target

    SNY TV "There are a couple of things worth keeping in mind amid another lost season at Madison Square Garden:  1. How the young Knicks develop over the final 39 games 2. What the Knicks do ahead of the Feb. 6 trade deadline  On the trade front: some in the Knicks..." January 23

  • Jae Crowder on Brad Stevens, Isaiah Thomas, and his time with the Celtics

    Boston "Brad Stevens and Jae Crowder cemented their places in the NBA together, and the head coach was quick to praise the former Celtics forward Wednesday night. “I just think Jae’s a winner,” Stevens said. “He impacts winning everywhere he’s been. I don’t..." January 23

  • NBA trade rumors suggest Sixers 'focusing' on Bogdan Bogdanovic, Robert Covington

    The Sports Daily "The Sixers will be looking to add some shooting on the wing ahead of next month’s trade deadline. Two players the team is reportedly focusing on are Bogdan Bogdanovic and Robert Covington, according to WIP’s Jon Johnson. Bogdanovic, 27, is averaging 14.3 points per game..." January 23

  • Danny Ainge Confirms Celtics Offered Scouting Job To Troubled Delonte West

    NESN "The Boston Celtics are among those who’ve tried to help Delonte West. West, who played parts of four seasons with the Celtics (2004-07, 2010-11), landed in the news this week when a pair of videos surfaced showing the former NBA guard in a troubled state. One video showed West..." January 23

  • Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy Announcing NBA Games on National TV is Becoming Increasingly Problematic

    12 Up "NBA fans have waited since June to catch the debut of New Orleans Pelicans first overall pick Zion Williamson. That day finally came on Wednesday night, as Williamson faced off against the San Antonio Spurs, with a solid chunk of the league's future and marketing dollars at..." January 23

  • Here are 15 thoughts from Zion Williamson’s debut (and the rest of our Three Things to Know)

    Pro Basketball Talk "1) Here are 15 bullet point thoughts from Zion Williamson’s debut. Zion Williamson impressed in his debut game — 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting, plus seven rebounds, all in just 18:18 of court time. Here are my thoughts from his opening night. •..." January 23

  • Dwight Howard wants Lakers fans to help him get Kobe Bryant involved in the Dunk Contest

    Silver Screen And Roll "To say Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant didn’t get along when they were teammates on the Lakers during the 2012-13 season would be a gross understatement. Things got so bad between the two superstars that, when Howard was in contract..." January 23

  • Zion Williamson's Minutes Restriction Only Fails If It Works

    The Big Lead "Zion Williamson made his NBA debut on Wednesday night. At first it was anticlimatic, then it was briefly electric. Then it was over as Williamson fell victim to the dreaded Minutes Restriction. Alvin Gentry fought to keep him in, but the training staff shared by the Pelicans and Saints shut him..." January 23

  • Vanessa Hudgens Snaps Boozy Selfies At Lakers vs. Knicks Game After Kuzma Date

    TMZ "Vanessa Hudgens was the life of the party in the crowd at the Knicks vs. Lakers game ... cheering and snappin' pics while Kyle Kuzma played. Hudgens hit up Madison Square Garden on Thursday for LA's matchup with New York .. one day after she was spotted at an..." January 23

  • Patrick McCaw (broken nose) to see specialist

    TSN "Raptors forward Patrick McCaw left Toronto's 107-95 win over the visiting Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night after an errant hand broke his nose in the second quarter. McCaw was reaching for a rebound when Sixers forward Norvel Pelle caught him in the face with his..." January 23

  • Zion Williamson shines late in NBA debut, New Orleans still falls short

    CBS Sports "Well, that did not disappoint. After a bit of a slow start, Zion Williamson put on an absolute show in the fourth quarter of his NBA debut on Wednesday night, helping lead a huge comeback for his New Orleans Pelicans. Ultimately, his team fell short, as the San Antonio Spurs escaped with a..." January 23

  • Timberwolves president of basketball operations calls star forward Karl-Anthony Towns 'untouchable'

    ESPN "Two hours ahead of tipoff Wednesday night, Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas roamed the United Center sideline to catch up with familiar faces as star player Karl-Anthony Towns participated in his pregame routine. By the final..." January 23

  • Community Shootaround: Mavs’ Trade Options

    Hoops Rumors "With Dwight Powell out for the season due to an Achilles injury, there’s plenty of media speculation regarding what Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and the team’s front office will do before the trade deadline. Beyond Kristaps..." January 23

  • Jusuf Nurkic Practices In Full, Inching Toward Return

    Hoops Rumors "Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic is progressing toward a return from the serious leg injuries he suffered last March. Nurkic fully participated in practice on Wednesday, including a 5-on-5 halfcourt scrimmage, Jason Quick of The Athletic tweets. “I..." January 22

  • Bucks have no interest in trading Eric Bledsoe ahead of the trade deadline

    Sports Keeda "What's the rumor? The Milwaukee Bucks possess the NBA's best record at the midway point of the season, although there has been some speculation over the last week that the team would be willing to trade Eric Bledsoe in an attempt to upgrade the roster ahead of the trade..." January 22

  • Kyle Kuzma On Trade Rumors: “This Year Is Different I Don’t Care At All”

    Fadeaway World "As a Laker, Kyle Kuzma knows what it’s like to be the face of trade rumors. Over the course of his 2-and-a-half year tenure with the team, his name has surfaced in trade talks every single time — including now. The noise doesn’t stop. But for Kuz, he..." January 22

  • 'Space Jam 2' Jerseys Revealed by Nike, Fans Rejoice

    Pop Culture "Space Jam 2 is scheduled to be released on July 16, 2021, and fans are eagerly anticipating the sequel that features LeBron James. The excitement became palpable on Wednesday afternoon when the official movie jerseys were revealed. The new looks feature a large Tune Squad logo and are..." January 22

  • Kobe Bryant thinks these WNBA players could play in the NBA 'right now'

    CBS Sports "Former Lakers guard Kobe Bryant believes in the novel concept of elite players in a sport competing against one another in the same league. When Bryant was asked during a promotional interview with CNN whether he believed there was a future for his daughter in the NBA,..." January 22

  • Fashion meets NBA with Louis Vuitton trophy case

    USA Today "NBA players have become fashion icons with their pregame attire, attendance at Fashion Week shows throughout the world and photo shoots in fashion mags. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the NBA teamed up with luxurious fashion house Louis Vuitton to create the..." January 22

  • LaVar Ball returns & speaks on the Knicks being the next Warriors with all 3 of his sons

    Total Pro Sports "LaVar Ball has been quiet for quite sometime now. He hasn’t been in the news and it seemed like he would be letting his kids live their life while staying out of the spotlight. That changed this week when he appeared on “TMZ Roundtable” with former NBA star Metta..." January 22

  • Sixers' Josh Richardson limps off with hamstring strain

    ESPN " Philadelphia 76ers guard Josh Richardson exited Wednesday night's game against the Toronto Raptors with a left hamstring strain. The injury happened following a Ben Simmons bucket at 8 minutes, 15 seconds of the first quarter, when..." January 22

  • Raptors’ Patrick McCaw won’t return vs. Sixers after facial contusion

    Clutch Points "Toronto Raptors swingman Patrick McCaw will not return to Wednesday night’s game after reportedly suffering a facial contusion, per Eric Koreen of The Athletic: McCaw played less than a minute before getting hit in the face. He was immediately removed from the game and..." January 22

  • When Dillon Brooks hits threes, Grizzlies win

    NBA.com "The Memphis Grizzlies are 7-2 since the calendar switched over to 2020 and while Rookie of the Year favourite Ja Morant deserves plenty of credit for how his team has been playing as of late, Canadian Dillon Brooks has been a key factor to why Memphis has their eyes set on..." January 22

  • Draymond Green Claps Back at Charles Barkley and Some Aren't Impressed

    Complex "It's safe to say that Draymond Green and the rest of the Warriors are having a subpar year. This lackluster production has seemed to seep into other aspects of Green's game as his trademarked trash-talking isn't as sharp as it used to be.  While..." January 22

  • Kings Unlikely To Trade Bogdan Bogdanovic

    Yardbarker "Bogdan Bogdanovic has been considered a potential trade target for contenders this winter, but the Kings are unlikely to move the third-year swingman, a league source tells James Ham of NBC Sports California. Bogdanovic, 27, has battled injuries this season but is still..." January 22

  • Clippers’ Doc Rivers Responds to Oshea Jackson Jr’s Comments

    Heavy "Hip Hop Icon and Co-founder of the Big 3 Ice Cube laid down the gauntlet last August during an interview with Arash Markazi of The Los Angeles Times. During the set down  Ice Cube revealed that Los Angeles will never embrace the Clippers. According to Cube, they..." January 22

  • Mavericks reportedly reached out to Joakim Noah

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Mavericks need a new big man after losing Dwight Powell to a ruptured Achilles tendon on Tuesday night, and one player they have considered is Joakim Noah.  Noah is among the players the Mavs have considered but they have concerns about his health, according to..." January 22