• Big Baller Brand rift emerges as Lakers' Lonzo Ball severs ties with co-founder over money allegations

    ESPN "Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball has severed ties with a co-founder of Big Baller Brand over concerns that the longtime family friend has a criminal past and also has not adequately accounted for the whereabouts of roughly $1.5 million from Ball's personal and business..." March 22

  • NBA Rumors: Celtics Could Trade Tatum, Hayward, Smart & Picks For Anthony Davis

    Fadeaway World "The passing of February’s trade deadline means the Anthony Davis trade saga has been postponed for the summer. In what has been a dramatic goose chase, the Lakers failed to secure a deal with New Orleans, and sources say that is unlikely to change at season’s end. They..." March 22

  • Which of the Lakers’ free agents should the team keep next year?

    Silver Screen And Roll "The Lakers don’t have much to play for the rest of the season. The playoffs are out of reach, their star player is in and out of the lineup, and their best youngsters are shut down. At this point, all that’s really left is evaluating who makes the team next..." March 22

  • Kobe: I Really Don't Care About Michael Jordan, LeBron James GOAT Debate

    Bleacher Report "NBA fans will spend eternity debating which player is the greatest of all time, but don't expect Kobe Bryant to get involved. The former Los Angeles Lakers star gave a surprising answer when asked about his thoughts on the GOAT debate by Mike Greenberg of Get..." March 22

  • Shaquille O'Neal to join Papa John's Board of Directors and invest in stores in Atlanta

    CBS Sports "Papa John's is adding a big new member to its Board of Directors. NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal has been tapped to join the board in addition to becoming a face of the brand, and he's also investing in nine Atlanta stores. O'Neal will be paid $8.25 million over three years for the..." March 22

  • Teanna Trump Tells Story About Unnamed Pacers Player Smashing Her When She Was Underage

    Total Pro Sports "Oh, this is just all types of messy. Well known porn star Teanna Trump was recently doing an interview with Adam22 when she began to talk about how an unnamed Indiana Pacers player got her into into the porn life and how they began smashing when she was only 16-years-old at the..." March 22

  • CJ McCollum Returns to Trail Blazers Practice

    Blazer's Edge "Multiple media members are reporting that injured guard CJ McCollum has returned to the Portland Trail Blazers practice facility today. He is not participating in full drills, but is engaging in ball-handling and passing work. McCollum sustained a Popliteus strain..." March 22

  • Gilbert Arenas will play for and captain the “Enemies” BIG3 team

    Bullets Forever "In February, Gilbert Arenas announced that he will play for the BIG3 Basketball League this summer. The BIG3 is a 3x3 league that features many recently retired NBA players and is quickly gaining popularity. It is founded in part by rapper and actor Ice Cube. Since..." March 22

  • The Thunder are (probably) going to be fine

    Welcome To Loud City "At some point on Wednesday night, the Thunder’s season hit rock bottom. It was probably when Danny Green hit yet another 3 pointer a few minutes into the third quarter to extend the Raptorslead to 78-58. OKC had lost 3 straight and was on their way to a 4th straight,..." March 22

  • Thunder star Paul George discussed free agency with Kawhi Leonard

    Sporting News "Paul George has spoken to Kawhi Leonard about his impending free agency, but he's keeping the details secret. George was traded to Oklahoma City by Indiana before 2017-18. He was rumored to be interested in joining the Lakers in free agency after that year but ultimately..." March 22

  • Knicks’ Dennis Smith Jr. Shamelessly Woos Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant

    NESN "No shame exists in Dennis Smith Jr.’s game. The New York Knicks point guard urged Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant to join him in the Big Apple this summer in a recruiting pitch that looks, sounds and smells like tampering. Smith used his appearance Thursday night on..." March 22

  • Kevin Love expected to play vs. Clippers despite illness

    Cavs Nation "Despite the fact that he is currently dealing with an unspecified illness, it appears that Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love is set to suit up for the Cavs on Friday as they take on the Los Angeles Clippers. Cavs inisder Chris Fedor broke the news via..." March 22

  • Zion Williamson confirms the Knicks’ interest is mutual

    New York Post "The Next Big Thing is a basketball Pied Piper. You will place your life on hold for a chance to gawk at The Next Big Thing. The Knicks certainly have, and will. So I asked Duke freshman phenomenon Zion Williamson if he is aware that long-suffering Knicks fans are starving for him to..." March 22

  • Will the real San Antonio Spurs please stand up?

    The Score "Seventy games into a season, we tend to have every team more or less figured out. The data paints a pretty clear picture of strengths and weaknesses, habits and core principles. We've sorted the contenders and pretenders, the tankers and treadmill teams, the dark horses and first-round..." March 22

  • David West not eligible for $1.4 million BP settlement

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Retired New Orleans Hornets power forward David West will not be receiving a $1.4 million check from BP for damages resulting from the company’s Deepwater Horizon disaster after all, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday (March..." March 22

  • The Knicks Tried Trading For Donovan Mitchell In January

    Fadeaway World "It wasn’t long ago that the Knicks boldly traded their franchise star to Dallas. New York got Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan, Wesley Matthews, and future draft picks in exchange. The trade, for them, was more about preparing for the summer than anything, as it frees a good portion of..." March 22

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. Will Miss The Rest Of The Season With A Leg Injury

    Dime Magazine "The Dallas Mavericks are simply playing out the string, with any thought of a playoff run existing as a distant memory and only a few contests remaining in the 2018-19 campaign. With that in mind, there isn’t too much attention being paid (at least nationally) to the non-Luka..." March 22

  • Knicks are a lost cause, but David Fizdale could still be a hero

    New York Daily News "It’s debatable who should shoulder the blame for being on a course for the worst record in team history. Some might say it takes a village to be as bad as the Knicks this season. Even in the most flattering light for the coach, it’s fair to judge David Fizdale for failing to..." March 22

  • Jamal Crawford reflects on his first season with the Suns: 'Most challenging year by far'

    Arizona Central "Jamal Crawford has seen nearly everything in his 19 NBA seasons, but he's experiencing something new in his first with the Phoenix Suns. “This has been the most challenging year by far on so many different levels,” he said last week. Off..." March 22

  • Pistons' sudden turnaround might be Dwane Casey's best coaching job yet

    Sporting News "Back in early January with his team in the midst of a stretch of 15 losses in 19 games, Pistons coach Dwane Casey said something that stood out as odd. "You can forget where we are and want to be ready for Golden State in the Finals," Casey said. "But that’s..." March 22

  • Collin Sexton has learned from early crunch-time failures, gaining teammates’ trust with every big shot

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "There were times earlier this season (Orlando and Chicago) when rookie Collin Sexton was plastered to the bench during crunch time, watching as head coach Larry Drew opted for George Hill or Matthew Dellavedova. There were other situations where Sexton stumbled late, having his shot rejected in..." March 22

  • Kawhi Leonard has been everything Raptors could have hoped for

    Toronto Star "No one could have been 100 per cent sure what Kawhi Leonard was going to give the Raptors when he arrived in Toronto as little more than a mystery. He had played only nine games in his last NBA season thanks to a leg injury, and things did not end well for him with the San Antonio..." March 22

  • Forward Otto Porter Jr. sees a Bulls product that will attract recruits

    Chicago Sun-Times "Guard Zach LaVine will hit the recruiting trail when the time is right. He made that clear this month, insisting that the Bulls wouldn’t be that hard of a sell to potential free agents. He won’t be alone on the trail, either. “Of..." March 22

  • Klay: Can't indulge in 'fickle' attitudes of fans

    ESPN "Klay Thompson, a week after apologizing to the Golden State Warriors' fan base over remarks about their lack of energy at Oracle Arena, delivered another subtle poke Thursday, saying it was important to remain focused on his day-to-day performance over the changing perceptions of media and..." March 21

  • Kobe Bryant: I wanted to play for Knicks, because of Madison Square Garden

    New York Daily News "Add Kobe Bryant to the list of superstars who claimed a desire to play for Knicks but only ended up torturing them as an opponent. “I always kind of dreamed about playing in New York and what that would have been like,” Bryant, the Laker Lifer, told The Athletic...." March 21

  • Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart fined $50,000 for shoving Joel Embiid

    Mass Live "Marcus Smart was ejected from the game against the Philadelphia 76ers when he took exception to an elbow from Joel Embiid and pushed him in the back. The foul was called a “flagrant 2," which carries with it an automatic ejection from the game. Today, the NBA handed down..." March 21

  • Kevin Durant's 'Adopted Brother' Shot and Killed While Celebrating Birthday in Atlanta

    12 Up "Some absolutely tragic news out of Atlanta on Thursday that will affect the entire NBA family.  Cliff Dixon, who is referred to by Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant as his "adopted brother," was shot and killed in Atlanta, GA while out..." March 21

  • Kobe thinks the Lakers are ‘in a really good position,’ says he isn’t coming out of retirement to play with LeBron

    Silver Screen And Roll "Kobe Bryant is enjoying life after basketball. Since retiring from the Los Angeles Lakers in 2016, Bryant has won an Oscar and a Sports Emmy, started a children’s podcast and written a book. It’s safe to say basketball is the last thing on his mind, which is why he told..." March 21

  • Kevin McHale, Jim Paxson Among Suns’ GM Candidates?

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns are still in the early stages of their search for a permanent general manager, but a couple names have emerged as potential options, per Marc Stein of The New York Times. According to Stein (via Twitter), Phoenix has spoken to Kevin McHale and also has interest in Jim..." March 21

  • Jimmy Butler will earn his next max contract in the playoffs

    SB Nation "Jimmy Butler hit the game-winning shot, crouched down, then stared at the rim in awe of what he’d just done. Butler had just sealed Philadelphia’s 118-115 comeback victory over Boston Wednesday. In actuality, he reminded the world exactly why..." March 21

  • Kobe Bryant: Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘Just Scratching the Surface’

    SLAM Online "Giannia Antetokounmpo is “just scratching the surface” of his potential, according to Kobe Bryant. Kobe knew Giannis was special, and it was cemented when the 24-year-old showed up early for their workout last summer and took copious notes. The Greek..." March 21

  • DeMarre Carroll 'NYC's Pumped for the Nets ... Finally!!!'

    TMZ "While the Knicks are busy booting fans from MSG ... the Nets are on the brink of making the playoffs ... and DeMarre Carroll says the city's totally buzzin' for them!!! Of course ... New York's always been Knicks' territory. Even when the Nets came over to Brooklyn in..." March 21

  • Nick Collison: Thunder should retire Kevin Durant’s number

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Durant made himself public enemy No. 1 in Oklahoma City by leaving the Thunder for the Warriors three years ago. Nick Collison, on the other hand, remains beloved in Oklahoma City. Like Durant, he moved with the franchise from Seattle. But Collison stayed until retiring last..." March 21

  • Raptors’ Kyle Lowry remains out Friday vs. Thunder

    Sportsnet "Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry has been ruled out for Friday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder due to a sprained right ankle. Lowry also sat out Wednesday’s game against the Thunder, which the Raptors won in overtime. " March 21

  • Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins to return vs. Pacers

    San Francisco Chronicle "Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins has been cleared to play Thursday night against the Pacers. Cousins has missed the past two games with a sore right ankle.  " March 21

  • NBA Rumors: Lakers Will Likely Be Ignored By Superstars In 2019 Free Agency

    Fadeaway World "A brutal season for Los Angeles is expected to get some redemption this summer. With loads of cap space and plenty of desperation, the team should be in prime position to sign a big name star. Unfortunately, they might find resistance this summer instead. In a report by Bill Oram..." March 21

  • Jimmy Goldstein Explains Why He Roots Against The Lakers Despite Frequently Sitting Courtside

    Dime Magazine "If you’re a massively successful individual with plenty of disposable income, and you also happen to be a rabid sports fan, one of the best investments you can make is to be a courtside season-ticket holder for your favorite team. Big-market teams like the Knicks and Lakers have..." March 21

  • Jimmer Fredette reportedly signs with Suns for rest of season

    Yahoo! Sports "With the first round of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament kicking off on Thursday, it only seems fitting that Jimmer Fredette is back to playing in the U.S. John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 reported that the last-place Phoenix Suns have signed Fredette through the..." March 21

  • Report: Timberwolves’ Derrick Rose, Robert Covington, Jeff Teague out for rest of season

    Clutch Points "The Minnesota Timberwolves received awful news today, as Derrick Rose, Robert Covington and Jeff Teague were all declared out for the season, according to Seth Kaplan of Fox Sports. Covington had a setback in his recovery from a knee injury while..." March 21

  • Sources: Suns' Kelly Oubre (thumb) out rest of season

    ESPN "Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr., will undergo a minor procedure on his left thumb and miss the rest of the season, league sources told ESPN. Oubre is expected to make a full recovery in four to six weeks, sources said. Oubre, 23, will enter into restricted..." March 21

  • NBA Rumors: Doc Rivers heard LeBron doesn't want to be coached

    247 Sports "For a few hours on Tuesday, it looked like Doc Rivers could be the next coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. Reporters ranging from Stephen A. Smith to Peter Vecsey were linking him to L.A's more glamorous yet inferior franchise, and without details on his contract readily available,..." March 21

  • Danny Ainge shares potential timelines for Aron Baynes, Gordon Hayward

    NBC Sports Boston "The Boston Celtics were down a key reserve for Wednesday night's showdown with the Philadelphia 76ers and lost another important player during the game. But Danny Ainge seems optimistic about both players' injuries. The Celtics' president of basketball operations..." March 21

  • ‘Funky’ Porzingis situation forced my son off Knicks: Tim Hardaway Sr.

    New York Post "Hall of Fame finalist Tim Hardaway Sr. realizes his son likely would still be a Knick if Kristaps Porzingis had wanted part of David Fizdale’s program. The Jan. 29 trade left his son “disappointed’’ and the father surprised the 7-foot-3 Latvian didn’t..." March 21

  • Did Oklahoma City fan yell n-word at Pascal Siakam?

    Pro Basketball Talk "Pascal Siakam was awesome in the Raptor’s win over the Thunder yesterday. The Most Improved Player favorite had 33 points, 13 rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block. He also shot free throws as an Oklahoma City fan shouted something: March 21

  • Did Kevin Durant drop hint about free agent decision?

    Sportsnaut "The next couple months around the NBA will be filled with teams attempting to dethrone Kevin Durant and the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors. After that, it’s going to be all about free agency. Durant joins a stacked group of impending free agents that includes..." March 21

  • Dirk Nowitzki's sacrifices have become increasingly evident during his 21 Mavericks seasons – especially this one

    Dallas Morning News "In September of 2017, when it was estimated that he had given nearly $200 million in contract "hometown discounts" during his career, Dirk Nowitzki tweeted a photo of a $20 bill and a sweet note he received from a Mavericks fan. "Lunch is on me Big..." March 21

  • Donovan Mitchell reminds Knicks of draft blunder as Ntilikina watches

    New York Daily News "The biggest Knicks draft mistake in recent years was wrecking their space Wednesday night, pummeling them into further embarrassment. Donovan Mitchell was passed over by New York in 2017 when it took Frank Ntilikina eighth overall. Now Mitchell’s a bonafide star leading the Jazz..." March 21

  • Why the Knicks need Zion Williamson more than any other NBA team

    USA Today "Close your eyes. Imagine, just for a moment, that you're sitting courtside at Madison Square Garden. It's the first round of the 2020 playoffs, and the New York Knicks are still playing basketball. The lights go down for player introductions. The..." March 21

  • Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid: 'I'm the most unstoppable player in the league'

    NBA.com "  Joel Embiid was feeling himself after a dominant performance, leading the Philadelphia 76ers past the Boston Celtics 118-115. Embiid poured in 37 points, a career-high 22 rebounds, going 20-of-21 at the free throw line and with plenty of..." March 21

  • Kwame Brown Rips 1-And-Done Rule, You Can Shoot A Gun But Not Play In NBA!?

    TMZ "Kwame Brown is callin' BS on the NBA's one-and-done rule ... telling TMZ Sports, "To tell a young man he can go shoot a gun but he can't go earn a living, that, to me, doesn't make any sense." Of course, the infamous NBA rule is back making..." March 21