• A decision on the NBA season likely won’t change Bulls coach Jim Boylen’s fate

    Chicago Sun-Times "The NBA is not the EuroLeague. Not even close. Still, it had to take heed of the news Monday that the EuroLeague and EuroCup would be terminating their seasons without winners in the wake of the coronavirus. There were too many moving parts to be concerned..." May 26

  • NBPA's Michele Roberts says players really want to play, need level of certainty

    ESPN "In team-by-team virtual calls with players this week, NBPA executive director Michele Roberts said the "overwhelming" sentiment has been that "they really want to play" and resume the 2019-20 NBA season, most likely in late July at Disney's ESPN Wide World of..." May 26

  • Bradley Beal Says He Was Almost Traded To OKC For James Harden

    Fadeaway World "Bradley Beal and James Harden are two of the best offensive players in the NBA right now, but there was a time when they were close to change paths, with Beal joining the Oklahoma City Thunder and Harden going to Washington to play with the Wizards. Back in 2012, on draft night, that..." May 25

  • The insane max contract Tracy McGrady turned down from the Heat in 2000

    Clutch Points "A few near-transactions during the 2000 free agency period involving the two Florida franchises could have dramatically altered the NBA landscape. Tim Duncan nearly departed the San Antonio Spurs for the Orlando Magic to team up with Grant Hill, who had..." May 25

  • Charles Barkley is ‘100 percent sure’ NBA will resume season

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s fair to say Charles Barkley is extremely confident that we’ll see NBA basketball again before too long. In an appearance on “The Paul Finebaum Show” Monday, Barkley predicted that every sport currently on pause will resume — and he expects to see..." May 25

  • Doc Rivers gives his take on Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James debate

    Yardbarker "Doc Rivers played against Michael Jordan during his career and has coached against LeBron James on numerous occasions, so he has seen enough of both NBA legends to formulate an educated opinion on them. And based on everything Doc has seen, he has no problem labeling one the greatest of all..." May 25

  • Cleveland Cavaliers' Andre Drummond leaves $1,000 tip at restaurant

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers big man Andre Drummond left a big tip for a waitress at a Florida restaurant on Sunday. Kassandra Diaz, a server at Che Restaurant in Delray Beach, said she didn't know who the customer was until she saw that he had left a $1,000 tip on a $164..." May 25

  • George Karl Open To Coaching Again

    Hoops Rumors "Longtime NBA coach George Karl has a desire to coach again, Pat Graham of the Associated Press reports. Following three bouts with cancer, the 69-year-old Karl feels healthy and energized. “I love the game as much as I ever have,” Karl..." May 25

  • 8 big questions as NBA prepares to resume season

    CBS Sports "Whatever one thinks of the plan to resume the 2019-20 season, it is worth pointing out that the NBA has been consistent. On March 18, a week after the shutdown started, commissioner Adam Silver told ESPN's Rachel Nichols that the league would "try by every means we can..." May 25

  • The top forgotten players of the 2010s

    NBA.com "This week on NBA.com, we're taking a closer look at each decade in NBA history. Today's focus? The 2010s. While we will spend the day looking at the best players, teams and biggest storylines from the decade, we also wanted to shine a light on the players from the..." May 25

  • Michael Jordan actually refused to play with Isiah Thomas on Dream Team

    Clutch Points "Michael Jordan wasn’t the only NBA player on the 1992 Dream Team who didn’t want to play with Isiah Thomas, but His Airness is viewed as the main reason Zeke wasn’t on the squad that won gold in Barcelona. During “The Last Dance,” Jordan denied..." May 25

  • Lakers Could Acquire Spencer Dinwiddie In A Three-Team Blockbuster Trade

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers were one of the favorite teams to win the NBA title this season before the league’s front office suspended the season amid the coronavirus outbreak. They pulled off a great move when they landed Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for a couple of..." May 25

  • 5 NBA Breakups Where Everyone Wins

    Bleacher Report "Sometimes, NBA relationships simply run their course. Without apportioning blame or casting aspersions, we've highlighted a handful of player-team associations that, for the benefit of all parties concerned, should be dissolved. In some cases, rebuilding teams have one..." May 25

  • NBA teams could recall players to prepare for season by next week

    Sportsnaut "Momentum is building towards the return of the NBA season and with the league moving closer on plans for a host city, NBA teams could soon be given the go-ahead for a crucial step to bring basketball back. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA is beginning to..." May 25

  • Lauri Markkanen reveals feelings about staying in Chicago after rumored unhappiness

    Clutch Points "Lauri Markkanen withstood a tough stretch during his third season in the league, as his numbers took a considerable dip in 2019-20 under new coach Jim Boylen. Rumors about his disenchantment with the Chicago Bulls were quick to flood the airwaves. However, the..." May 25

  • Adam Silver Will Upset People With Upcoming Decisions

    The Big Lead "Throughout his time as NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver has built a nearly-infallible reputation both within the league and in public perception. According to ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, that persona will be put to the test over the coming weeks. Appearing..." May 25

  • Kendrick Perkins Says James Harden Is A Better Player Than Stephen Curry

    Fadeaway World "Who wants some more Kendrick Perkins? No worries, because he keeps delivering, even when fans don’t ask him to. The former center doesn’t stop with his hot takes and he recently dropped one that raised a lot of eyebrows around the league, as usual. The 2008 NBA champion is..." May 25

  • What the NBA at Disney World could look like if league finishes out 2019-20 season in Florida

    CBS Sports "The NBA finally admitted what many have long suspected on Saturday: it is indeed considering finishing the 2019-20 season at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The plan makes plenty of sense on paper. Few other locations have Disney's combination of housing and athletic facilities...." May 25

  • Could the NBA playoffs actually have a 1-16 seeding?

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver likes the idea of 1-16 playoff seeding. Could it finally happen this season? Brian Windhorst on ESPN: The more people I talk to, the more people in the league think that it’s going to end up being a playoffs-only scenario...." May 25

  • Hornets To Reopen Practice Facility On Tuesday

    WSOCTV " The Charlotte Hornets announced the team will be opening its training center to voluntary individual player workouts starting Tuesday, May 26. Team officials said on-court workouts will be based on NBA guidelines and will include strict protocols to ensure a safe and..." May 25

  • Bradley Beal on 'The Last Dance': 'Damn, I Feel Like' Michael Jordan Sometimes

    Bleacher Report "Bradley Beal can relate to Michael Jordan when it comes to the pressures of carrying a team.  The Washington Wizards star appeared on the Up in Smoke podcast with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson (recorded on April 23) and spoke about..." May 25

  • Andrew Bogut Puts Playing Career On Hold

    Hoops Rumors "Former No. 1 overall pick Andrew Bogut isn’t ready to call it a career, but he’s also in no rush to sign a new contract, he said in a statement on Twitter. Citing the uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic, the 35-year-old center is taking a step back from..." May 25

  • Mike Budenholzer was close to taking Knicks job in 2018

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s the lure of the New York market, that a coach would consider passing on coaching Giannis Antetokounmpo and a team on the rise in Milwaukee to take the job. In the summer of 2018, Mike Budenholzer was out in Atlanta and the best established name on the coaching..." May 25

  • Nets to open training facility for voluntary workouts on May 26

    The Score "The Brooklyn Nets are set to open their training facility for voluntary player workouts Tuesday, the team announced in a statement obtained by The New York Times' Marc Stein. The announcement comes hours after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said teams based in the state..." May 25

  • LeBron James Has More Playoff Points Than a Third of the Teams in the NBA Since 2004

    The Big Lead "When the NBA season resumes and the Los Angeles Lakers start playing playoff games, LeBron James will cross the 7,000 career postseason points milestone. He is already the leading scorer in postseason history with 6,911 points. LeBron didn't make his postseason debut..." May 25

  • Kobe and Vanessa Bryant's Baby Capri Takes First Steps

    TMZ "Get this kid on the court -- Kobe and Vanessa Bryant's youngest took her first solo steps, and the video will make you cheer like it was one of her dad's dunks. Capri Bryant, the 11-month-old phenom, took 4-5 giant baby steps Sunday ... stumbling into her..." May 25

  • Robert Horry dishes on wild Kobe Bryant-Michael Jordan similarities

    Larry Brown Sports "Watching ESPN’s highly-acclaimed documentary “The Last Dance” proved to be an eerie experience for Robert Horry. Appearing this week on “Wireside Chat” with Houston Rockets broadcaster Craig Ackerman, Horry said that the series reminded him of..." May 25

  • More than a sidekick: Scottie Pippen was Chicago's glue

    The Score ""The Last Dance" gave us another excuse to marvel at the greatness of Michael Jordan and appreciate the competitive fires that burned within His Airness. But the 10-part docuseries also provided us a window into what made those great Chicago Bulls teams tick, whether it was Dennis..." May 25

  • Heat’s goal for potential NBA resumption? ‘Hit the ground running’

    Sun Sentinel "Jimmy Butler is working himself into a West Coast lather that routinely is offered up for public consumption on social media. Back at AmericanAirlines Arena, the oxymoron of informal Miami Heat workouts are leaving their own trail of sweat. And if anybody isn't fully..." May 25

  • Dwyane Wade debuts red hair transformation with daughter Zaya

    Page Six "Dwyane Wade is embracing the “red hair don’t care” attitude. Over the weekend, the former NBA star, 38, documented a series of hair transformations on social media, ranging from pink to bright red. “When they think they know you —..." May 25

  • EuroLeague, EuroCup seasons terminated because of coronavirus pandemic

    ESPN "Europe's top two club basketball competitions have been terminated this season without naming any winners because of the coronavirus pandemic, organisers EuroLeague Basketball said on Monday. "Having explored every possible option, the Executive Board has made the..." May 25

  • Cliff Alexander Arrest Video, Cops Brought Up H.S. Ranking During Stop

    TMZ "Cliff Alexander was such a star H.S. basketball recruit ... one cop remembered him during the former NBA player's gun arrest this month -- and the interaction was all caught on police video obtained by TMZ Sports. Alexander was pulled over at around 9:30 PM CT on May 6..." May 25

  • Isiah Thomas Opens Up About The Pistons Handshake Controversy

    Fadeaway World "Isiah Thomas has opened up about the infamous walk-off in the 1991 Eastern Conference Finals. Thomas and his Pistons were swept by the Chicago Bulls of Michael Jordan after three consecutive seasons beating the Bulls in the playoffs. That was the moment of revenge for MJ and his teammates,..." May 24

  • Greg Whittington Attracting NBA Interest

    Hoops Rumors "Free agent forward Greg Whittington has received interest from multiple high-level NBA teams throughout the year, his agent told Hoops Rumors. Whittington impressed scouts during a shortened campaign with Turkish team Galatasaray in the EuroCup, playing against some of the..." May 24

  • Justin Thomas Calls Charles Barkley 'Fat A**' On Live TV During 'The Match'

    Total Pro Sports "Charles Barkley is known for his witty humor and comebacks, but he may have met on match on Sunday. During Sunday’s match between Woods/Manning and Mickelson/Brady — Justin Thomas took a major jab at Barkley by stating how much he would love to see his ‘fat..." May 24

  • Kobe Bryant's Lakers Ring He Gifted Mom Sells For $206,000

    TMZ "The 14k gold-and-diamond ring Kobe Bryant gifted his mom 20 years ago has just sold ... and it brought in more than $206k!!!! $206,080 to be exact. As we previously reported, Kobe bought two identical, blinged-out rings for his parents to commemorate his..." May 24

  • Jon Leuer Announces Retirement

    Hoops Rumors "Former Pistons big man Jon Leuer has announced his retirement after spending eight seasons in the NBA, the 31-year-old wrote on social media. Leuer, who made stops with Milwaukee, Cleveland, Memphis, Phoenix and Detroit across his career, officially bid..." May 24

  • Bobby Knight When Portland GM Wanted To Draft A Center Instead Of Michael Jordan: ‘So Play Him At Center!”

    Fadeaway World "Bobby Knight was a huge admirer of Michael Jordan and his game and he never missed a chance to praise the Chicago Bulls legend for his quality on the court. Ever since he was a young player, Knight knew MJ was going to do big things in the game. He had the chance to coach Jordan in 1984 when..." May 24

  • Hall of Fame Considering Delaying Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett Induction Amid COVID-19

    Bleacher Report "The Basketball Hall of Fame will induct one of its most decorated classes in history in 2020, but the coronavirus could affect the ceremony plans.  Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan and six others are currently scheduled to be inducted in a ceremony on Aug. 29..." May 24

  • James Harden Being Super Skinny Could Be Bad for Business

    The Big Lead "Not sure if James Harden has been following the news, but the NBA hopes to restart its season at some point this summer. The latest report indicates the NBA is looking closely at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida for their playing venue and is..." May 24

  • Unearthed Interview Proves Horace Grant Was A Snitch

    Total Pro Sports "Horace Grant claims Michael Jordan lied during “The Last Dance” documentary series on ESPN. Grant said it “is a downright, outright, completely lie” that he leaked much of the information in Sam Smith’s famous “The Jordan Rules” book, as..." May 24

  • Vince Carter On The GOAT Debate: ‘I Mean, I Still Have To Give It To Michael Jordan, With A Close Kobe Bryant 2nd’

    Fadeaway World "It’s no secret that Vince Carter has some mad respect for Kobe Bean Bryant. Having battled him countless times over the course of his career, Carter has gotten a first-hand look at Kobe and his basketball skill set. Of course, having played from 1998-2020, he’s also gotten..." May 24

  • Nets Star Kevin Durant Revealed How Karl Malone Upgraded His Career

    Heavy "In addition to being one of the top players in the game of basketball,  Brooklyn Nets swingman, Kevin Durant has a imprint on hoops from a cultural perspective. The two-time NBA Champion and two-time NBA Finals MVP has been curating movies like Stephon..." May 24

  • New York Governor clears path for Knicks, Nets to open facilities for workouts

    NBC Sports "As of today, 19 NBA teams have their practice facilities open for players to come in for individual workouts, but 11 have yet to open the doors. Some it’s the decision of the team, some it’s that the municipality or state had not allowed it. The Knicks and Nets — in..." May 24

  • The 6 times Damian Lillard was snubbed

    Clutch Points "Actual NBA superstars are rare. The kind who are so good, we know who they are on a first-name basis. LeBron. Giannis. Steph… Dame. Recognizing Damian Lillard as one of the NBA’s elite is long overdue. So why was he snubbed six times? Well, that’s..." May 24

  • Matt Barnes Never Claimed His Warriors NBA Championship Ring

    12 Up "Winning an NBA title is something players in the league will never forget. Perhaps even more emotional is being given your championship ring. The Golden State Warriors have earned six rings in their franchise history, three of which came in the last five years. Matt Barnes..." May 24

  • Playoff hypotheticals: How would the Eastern Conference finals play out?

    The Score "In an ideal world, the NBA would be playing the conference finals right now. We don't know how the standings might have changed if the regular season had continued. We don't know if we'll ever get to see a conclusion to the 2019-20 campaign. But in the spirit of what..." May 24

  • Michael Jordan or LeBron James? Magic Johnson answers

    CBS Sports "NBA legend Magic Johnson is uniquely qualified to weigh in on the seemingly endless debate about who is a better basketball player between Michael Jordan and LeBron James. Johnson battled against Jordan in the NBA for the better part of a decade, and squared off against him in..." May 24

  • Scottie Pippen: ‘Kobe Bryant Was Better Than Michael Jordan’

    Fadeaway World "Kobe Bryant’s impact on the game was big. This man arrived after Michael Jordan, but he became the Jordan of many fans in the NBA. Bryant had such a great career that even former players praised him for his greatness and quality. For instance, Michael Jordan’s sidekick Scottie..." May 24

  • Knicks reportedly high on LaMelo Ball

    Yahoo! Sports "LaMelo Ball has the highest upside of any player in the 2020 NBA Draft, according to NBC’s own Rob Dauster. He’s a 6’7″ guard who has fantastic handles and elite court vision, which makes him dangerous off the pick-and-roll. Ball’s supporters see a guy..." May 24