• CJ McCollum Can Stop Whining About and Being Jealous of Super Teams, They're Great for the NBA

    The Big Lead "CJ McCollum, a nice shooting guard who has yet to be named an All-Star, is doing a strong job keeping his name in the headlines this summer, which I guess is three-fold: 1) He started a podcast, and he wants clicks; 2) His Blazers were embarrassingly swept in the 1st round of the playoffs, and..." August 18

  • Simmons 'already knew' where LeBron was headed in free agency

    The Score "Ben Simmons is apparently a clairvoyant who knew where LeBron James was going to sign in free agency well before The King announced he was joining the Los Angeles Lakers. Or maybe he just had a hunch. "I spoke to him before he actually decided, but I just had a feeling..." August 18

  • Anderson may not be a viable trade for Heat

    Yardbarker "The Heat aren’t particularly interested in acquiring Rockets forward Ryan Anderson, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. A rumored trade that would involve the Houston power forward and a draft pick in exchange for either Tyler Johnson or James Johnson doesn’t appeal to..." August 18

  • Carmelo Anthony cursed out hater on Instagram

    Larry Brown Sports "As Carmelo Anthony joins the Houston Rockets, he may very well be entering his “get off my lawn” phase. On Friday, an Instagram fan account by the name of “rocketstoday” posted a Photoshopped image of LeBron James in a Rockets jersey and asked his followers who..." August 18

  • Oscar Robertson’s 1971 championship ring sells for $75,948 at auction

    Pro Basketball Talk "Oscar Robertson, one of the NBA’s all-time greats and one of only two men to average a triple-double for a season, was recently given the NBA’s Lifetime achievement award. And with good reason — he was a legend on the court, but off the court his lawsuit paved the say for the..." August 18

  • Kyrie Irving to be honored by Indian tribe

    Mass Live "Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving will visit the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe next week, the tribe announced in an official release. It will hold an honorary ceremony for Irving, who has ancestry with the tribe, in North Dakota on Thursday, Aug. 23. Irving supported mass..." August 18

  • Jahlil Okafor says he’s “learned how to identify and manage different stressors such as anxiety”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jahlil Okafor is trying to take advantage of his chance with the New Orleans Pelicans this season. He talked about it in an Instagram post, and most people focused on the pictures of his improved physique. Which is improved. However, the text was..." August 18

  • Wade Fires Back at Butler After Thirsty Gabrielle Union Comment

    Complex "While we wait to see whether Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat will agree to a contract, or if the all-time great two-guard will retire, here's some hilarious, unrelated D-Wade news—because during the basketball-barren summer months, hoops junkies enjoy every bit of news we can get our..." August 17

  • Rockets To Sign Bruno Caboclo

    Sportsnet "Bruno Caboclo has reached a deal with the Houston Rockets, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes. An Exhibit 10 deal is an NBA contract worth a minimum salary and no bonuses, but gives a team the flexibility to convert the contract into a two-way contract, which would then tie..." August 17

  • Lakers' Magic Johnson says Warriors 'don't keep me up at night;' looks forward to the competition

    CBS Sports "Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson was on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" again recently, but don't worry, Lakers fans. He didn't do any tampering this time.  He did, however, talk about another team -- the Golden State Warriors. Unsurprisingly, Magic said he's..." August 17

  • Curry explains trash talk with LeBron in Game 1 of Finals

    The Score "This year's NBA Finals tilt between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers already feels like ancient history. But after having more than two months to reflect on the events of his team's emphatic sweep, Stephen Curry was able to elucidate one of the series' forgotten..." August 17

  • Tarik Black Signs Overseas

    Hoops Rumors "Tarik Black has agreed to a one-year contract with Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv, Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated reports (Twitter link). The financial terms of the agreement have not yet been reported. " August 17

  • Former NBA star Tom Chambers charged with assault in restaurant altercation

    TMZ "If someone told you, "Your mom should have killed you when you came out of the womb" -- would you consider those "fighting words?" Ex-NBA star Tom Chambers certainly did -- admitting he got physical with a trash-talking 22-year-old at an Arizona bar ... and now..." August 17

  • KD, Klay heavy favorites to remain in Golden State next season

    Clutch Points "The Golden State Warriors will soon face imminent questions during the offseason once again, as the summer of 2019 will bring another potential one-and-one with Kevin Durant, this time adjusting to a player-friendly lucrative sum, and Klay Thompson’s impending..." August 17

  • Report: Kyrie Irving and Celtics have a "mutual understanding"

    247 Sports "The Boston Celtics altered the NBA landscape when they traded for Kyrie Irving last summer. Aside from a season-ending knee injury, Irving had a stellar first season with the Celtics. Despite Irving not willing to sign a long-term contract prior to becoming a free agent in..." August 17

  • LaVar Ball Was Adamant His JBA Players Get Paid

    TMZ "LaVar Ball's JBA league is now facing allegations from a former player that he got stiffed out of his full paycheck ... but, just last week, LaVar was adamant he's paying ALL of his guys.  Brandon Phillips -- who played for the L.A. Ballers this season -- claims..." August 17

  • Clippers owner says team will move to its own arena in Inglewood, 'come hell or high water'

    CBS Sports "With the departure of DeAndre Jordan this summer, it is officially a new era of Clippers basketball. The entire Lob City core of Jordan, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin is gone, and so too is any hope of competing for a title in the next few years. But that hasn't dimmed..." August 17

  • Patrick Beverley Is Confident The Clippers Are The Best Team In Los Angeles

    Dime Magazine "Patrick Beverley is not one to lack confidence. The Los Angeles Clippers’ veteran guard has always spoken his mind, and his outspoken off-the-court persona manifests itself on the court in the form of Beverley being among the most tenacious man-to-man defenders in the NBA. So..." August 17

  • Markieff Morris Gearing Up For 2019 Free Agency

    Hoops Rumors "The 2018/19 season is a pivotal one for Markieff Morris, as he’ll be a free agent for the first time in his career next summer. At that point, he’ll have to make a contract decision for the first time since he inked a team-friendly extension with the Suns, one that was..." August 17

  • Ben Simmons finally confirms relationship with Kendall Jenner

    Sportress of Blogitude "In what was generally already accepted as public knowledge, Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons finally confirmed this week that he is indeed dating model and reality television star Kendall Jenner, saying the romance is “going great.” The super-couple have been..." August 17

  • Report: Knicks given slight edge over Celtics as Kyrie's free-agent destination

    NBC Sports Boston "Those pesky Kyrie-to-the-Knicks rumors have been around even before Yahoo's Chris Mannix mentioned the Celtics were "scared" of Kyrie Irving heading there next summer. They picked up steam this week with another report of The Big Apple as a destination for Irving..." August 17

  • Report: 76ers hire former WNBA No. 1 pick Lindsey Harding as scout

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 76ers were reportedly looking for a female scout. They’ve found her. Ramona Shelburne of ESPN: The Philadelphia 76ers have hired former Duke and WNBA star Lindsey Harding as a full-time scout for next season. Harding – the No. 1 pick..." August 17

  • JBA player says he was only paid 1/3 of what was promised, league not returning calls

    Clutch Points "LaVar Ball’s JBA was billed as a league that could empower young basketball players. It was presented as a viable option for players who wanted to earn some money while they played instead of attending college. But apparently, the JBA wasn’t all that it was cracked up to..." August 17

  • Kevin Love shares inspiring moment with LeBron James after panic attacks admission

    Cavs Nation "The entire world got behind Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love after he public admitted his struggles with anxiety. However, as revealed by Love himself, it was his former teammate LeBron James who gave him some of the most powerful words of..." August 17

  • Kemba Walker doesn’t know how a future with Knicks might look

    New York Post "Kemba Walker got a new French point-guard teammate in Charlotte this summer in Tony Parker. Imagine the buzz next summer if Walker inherits another French point-guard teammate in Frank Ntilikina in New York. Walker, the fiery point guard out of The Bronx and UConn, lights up with a..." August 17

  • Bruce Bowen Confirmed The Clippers Told Him He Was Fired For Criticizing Kawhi Leonard

    Dime Magazine "A seemingly absurd story popped up earlier this week, when it was reported that the Los Angeles Clippers fired Bruce Bowen for comments he made about Kawhi Leonard. Bowen, who worked as a television analyst for Fox Sports West’s broadcasts of the team, ripped..." August 17

  • J.J. Redick Says He Discovered A Caged Person In His Taxi

    Deadspin "Before a chat with Orlando Magic rookie Mo Bamba, J.J. Redick opened today’s episode of his podcast with an account of how he supposedly saw a person in a cage in his car service driver’s trunk yesterday. Wait, what? The story starts at the 2:40 mark of this..." August 17

  • Spurs’ Poeltl eager for bigger role after doing ‘dirty work’ in Toronto

    San Antonio Express-News "New Spurs big man Jakob Poeltl proved during his first two seasons in the NBA he has a knack for doing yeoman’s work. Whether setting screens, grabbing offensive rebounds or protecting the rim, Poeltl performed those unsung duties enthusiastically for the Toronto..." August 17

  • Kemba Walker says Dwight Howard was not a ‘locker room cancer’

    Clutch Points "Over the past few years, we’ve seen Washington Wizards center Dwight Howardjump from team to team. It has sent signals all over the league that the big man might be a “locker room cancer.” Yet former teammate Kemba Walker of the Charlotte..." August 17

  • Kevin Love on LeBron James: “He’s playing chess and everyone else is playing checkers”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Love is the man in Cleveland now, with LeBron James having gone to Hollywood. But it’s not going to be the same, and Love knows it. The best player of his generation is gone, and Love had nothing but praise for LeBron and his willingness to take on a challenge in a..." August 16

  • Curry wants to finish his career with the Warriors

    Sportsnaut "Even as he’s winning NBA titles and MVP awards with the Golden State Warriors, there’s always been this nagging suspicion that Stephen Curry might want to finish his career with his hometown Charlotte Hornets — the same organization that put his father on the..." August 16

  • Ballmer: Clippers won't go through 'years of absolute crap like the 76ers'

    Los Angeles Times "Steve Ballmer bounced out to center stage, punching his fist in the air and soaking up roars from a gathering of Clippers’ season ticket holders and fans. “Let me be clear,” the team’s owner proclaimed in a booming voice. “I’m fired up..." August 16

  • Luka Doncic picks DeAndre Ayton for Rookie of the Year

    Pro Basketball Talk "Deandre Ayton and Luka Doncic stirred plenty of pre-draft debate. I found them so similar, I rated them in the same tier atop the draft. Those frequent pre-draft comparisons often lead to lasting personal rivalries, each player still trying to one-up the other throughout their..." August 16

  • Jazz Sign Isaac Haas

    Hoops Rumors "The Jazz have signed center Isaac Haas, according to the team’s website. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, though it will likely be a minimum salary arrangement. Haas played for the Jazz in Summer League this past July. During his four Las Vegas games, he had a..." August 16

  • Nene Believes Carmelo Anthony Is Still a Top 10 Player

    Complex "Carmelo Anthony did not have a season befitting a star in 2017-18. His lone run with the Oklahoma City Thunder was tumultuous. He averaged career-worsts of 16.2 points and 1.3 assists per game, and this summer Melo and the Thunder decided to go their separate ways. Earlier this week,..." August 16

  • Why Derrick Rose's sneaker is still so popular in China

    ESPN "There are three NBA players with an active Adidas signature sneaker line: reigning MVP James Harden, fellow first-team All-NBA guard Damian Lillard and Derrick Rose. Yes, Derrick Rose. The Minnesota Timberwolves point guard -- who was named league MVP before Lillard even..." August 16

  • Kevin Durant's agent says Warriors superstar may retire in 7 years

    247 Sports "Retirement may already be on the horizon for Warriors superstar Kevin Durant. That's at least what Durant's agent hinted at on Wednesday. While speaking at The Player's Technology Summit, Durant's agent, Rich Kleiman, said that the Warriors All-Star forward may..." August 16

  • Steph Curry Claims There’s A Story About The Wolves Passing On Him Because Of Golf

    Dime Magazine "More than nine years have passed since the Minnesota Timberwolves chose to select two (yes, two) point guards ahead of Stephen Curry in the 2009 NBA Draft. In retrospect, GM David Kahn’s decisions seem actively absurd and, even in the moment, there was a segment of the basketball world..." August 16

  • Kevin Durant reveals when he knew he was signing with Warriors

    NBC Sports Bay Area "On Tuesday, Bloomberg hosted the second annual Players Technology Summit in San Francisco. Andre Iguodala's business partner, Rudy-Cline Thomas, moderated a Q&A session with Kevin Durant and his business partner/agent/close friend Rich Kleiman. Before asking any..." August 16

  • Nick Young says NBA warned him after wearing robe, boxers to playoff game

    Complex "How long would you party after finally winning something? A week? A month? The whole summer? When you claim to have never won anything in your entire life—not a high school crown, not a college conference tournament title, not even a Drew League championship—you keep the good times..." August 16

  • Hawks progressing nicely in rebuild

    Pro Basketball Talk "It seems as if the Hawks have been rebuilding for ages. Really, they’re only one season removed from a decade-long playoff streak, the NBA’s second-longest at the time. General manager Travis Schlenk has swiftly done what his predecessors didn’t –..." August 16

  • D’Angelo Russell, and his knees, will guide Nets’ 2018-19 plans

    New York Post "The Nets are convinced D’Angelo Russell wants to be great. Whether he gets anywhere close is going to shape Brooklyn’s season, and its immediate future, making him the season’s biggest X-factor. Instead of locking up Russell with a rookie-scale extension..." August 16

  • Grizzlies need to identify Mike Conley's backup

    Yardbarker "While Mike Conley is expected to return to the Grizzlies‘ starting lineup in 2018-19 after missing nearly all of the 2017-18 campaign with foot issues, Memphis will still need to identify a backup for Conley at point guard. Peter Edmison of The Commercial Appealexamines the..." August 16

  • Hawks' Young not concerned over whether he or Lin starts

    The Score "Trae Young sounds willing to run with any role that's presented to him with the Atlanta Hawks, even if that means coming off the bench. Jeremy Lin is also in the mix to be the starting point guard, but even if that were the road first-year head coach Lloyd Pierce elected to go..." August 16

  • Pelicans Still In Need Of A Wing Player?

    Hoops Rumors "A bigger issue with the Pelicans this upcoming season may be the absence of a reliable player on the wing rather than the loss of Rajon Rondo or DeMarcus Cousins, as newcomers Julius Randle and Elfrid Payton are capable of replicating their production, at least in part, writes Scott..." August 16

  • Buss dismisses Kobe fans mad at LeBron joining L.A.: 'They're not Laker fans'

    Clutch Points "Even though the Los Angeles Lakers completed the signing of the offseason by acquiring star forward LeBron James, the fan base hasn’t been as receptive as the organization would like to the new face of the franchise. LeBron was welcomed to the city of angels with much fanfare..." August 15

  • Kobe Bryant's $6M investment in sports drink now worth $200M

    ESPN "An investment made by Kobe Bryant has yielded more than 30 times its money in fewer than four-and-a-half years. On Tuesday, Coca-Cola announced it purchased a minority stake in sports drink BodyArmor. Bryant made his first investment in the brand, for roughly 10 percent of..." August 15

  • Rockets GM Daryl Morey: LeBron James is best player ever by ‘big margin’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey believes that when it comes to the debate over who’s the best basketball player of all-time, it’s LeBron James without question … at least when it comes from the perspective of analytics, one of Morey’s favorite..." August 15

  • LaVar Ball reaffirms that Lakers are still Lonzo's team even after signing LeBron James

    CBS Sports "It's been a while since we've had any over-the-top comments from the big baller himself, LaVar Ball, but don't worry. He's back. During an appearance on a radio station in Los Angeles, LaVar made one of his most outrageous comments yet.  You see, even though..." August 15

  • Wade on Rumor of New Contract, Retirement: 'Fake News'

    Bleacher Report "Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade appeared to downplay speculation he's set to sign a one-year contract with the organization before retiring after the 2018-19 NBA season. Adam Spolane of SportsRadio 610 in Houston reported the rumored update on..." August 15