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Brett Pollakoff

  1. Report: Kyle Lowry, Miami Heat have ‘mutual interest’

    Jun 17, 2014, 10:31 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Portland Trail Blazers

    Miami would need LeBron, Wade and Bosh all to opt out and take significantly less money to afford what Lowry will cost in free agency.

  2. 2014 NBA Draft Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers

    Jun 17, 2014, 9:27 PM EDT

    David Griffin

    With the number one overall pick, the Cavaliers have no shortage of options.

  3. Sixers apologize for treatment of media during Andrew Wiggins pre-draft visit

    Jun 17, 2014, 7:27 PM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    Police asked media to leave, and Wiggins was escorted from the workout facility out the back door.

  4. With LeBron’s free agent decision looming, Heat try to appreciate what was accomplished

    Jun 16, 2014, 1:05 AM EDT

    2014 NBA Finals - Game Five

    LeBron deflected questions about his impending free agent decision, while the Heat tried to maintain perspective by appreciating their run to four straight Finals appearances.

  5. Spurs dominate Heat one last time, run away with Game 5 to win 2014 NBA title

    Jun 15, 2014, 10:59 PM EDT

    LeBron finishes with 31 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. But it wasn’t nearly enough.

  6. Boris Diaw was once one of the game’s great athletes

    Jun 15, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    2014 NBA Finals - Game Four

    Great story of Diaw showcasing his leaping ability in the early days of his career.

  7. Report: Amar’e Stoudemire to decline early termination option, will return to Knicks next season

    Jun 15, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v New York Knicks

    Did anyone believe Stoudemire would leave $23 million on the table at this point?

  8. LeBron James, on Heat trying to make history by coming back from a 3-1 Finals deficit: ‘Why not us?’

    Jun 14, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    LeBron knows the odds. But he was relaxed about the situation at Saturday’s media availability, and seems to be keeping things in their proper perspective.

  9. Dwyane Wade says health was not a factor in poor Game 4 performance

    Jun 14, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT

    Dwyane Wade

    Wade insists that health-wise, he’s fine: “Last year I was on one leg and did all right,” he said.

  10. Kawhi Leonard on being mentioned as a possible Finals MVP: ‘It doesn’t mean nothing to me’

    Jun 14, 2014, 5:45 PM EDT

    2014 NBA Finals - Practice Day And Media Availability

    Leonard’s emotionless, team-first demeanor is a perfect match for the Spurs.

  11. Duncan, Parker enjoy reminding us that people have been saying the Spurs were done for ‘seven or eight years’

    Jun 14, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT

    2014 NBA Finals - Game Four

    The Spurs have been counted out many times during their current streak of making the playoffs in 17 straight seasons, and Duncan and Parker seem to get a kick out of that.

  12. Gregg Popovich says he’d like to continue to coach Spurs beyond this season

    Jun 14, 2014, 2:46 PM EDT

    Gregg Popovich

    With these Finals seemingly already decided, Popovich was faced with questions about the future.

  13. Jordan 6 Retro ‘Celebration Collection’ pays tribute to Michael Jordan’s first championship (PHOTOS)

    Jun 13, 2014, 5:02 PM EDT

    jordan cigar champagne

    Cigar and Champagne colorways feature unique details celebrating MJ’s first title.

  14. Report: Heat losing NBA Finals won’t affect LeBron James’ free agent decision

    Jun 13, 2014, 3:33 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    If a Finals loss to the Spurs won’t impact LeBron’s decision, what might?

  15. Report: Joel Embiid’s physical with Cavaliers showed ‘enough red flags’ that they won’t take him No. 1 overall

    Jun 13, 2014, 2:55 PM EDT

    Joel Embiid

    After selecting Anthony Bennett with the number one overall pick last year, Cleveland can’t afford to take any risks this time.

  16. Dwyane Wade disappears in Game 4 of Finals

    Jun 13, 2014, 1:24 AM EDT

    Dwyane Wade

    Wade has played well to this point in the postseason, but Game 4 was a disaster.

  17. Kawhi Leonard with the huge put-back slam in Game 4 (VIDEO)

    Jun 12, 2014, 10:33 PM EDT

    2014 NBA Finals - Game Three

    This play was symbolic of how things went for both teams in the first half.

  18. Julius Randle fires back at report he’ll need foot surgery, but multiple reporters confirm it’s a real possibility

    Jun 12, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT

    Julius Randle

    Randle refutes report that surgery is likely, but multiple reporters come back confirming the possibility.

  19. Report: Sam Mitchell finalizing agreement to join Flip Saunders’ coaching staff in Minnesota

    Jun 12, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Orlando Magic, Game Five

    Mitchell was a candidate for the head coaching job before Saunders took it himself.

  20. Kevin Love, is it true you want out of Minnesota? ‘Uh, you know, my agent is handling everything at this point.’

    Jun 11, 2014, 9:43 PM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Minnesota Timberwolves

    Love speaking on the topic, even non-specifically, only hurts Minnesota in its potential trade dealings.

  21. Report: Heat officials and players planning ‘ambitious run’ at Carmelo Anthony in free agency

    Jun 11, 2014, 8:14 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v New York Knicks

    Even in the middle of the Finals, Miami’s front office is working on clearing cap space to try to lure Anthony in free agency this summer.

  22. Report: OKC source says players ‘may roll their eyes’ at speeches from Knicks head coach Derek Fisher

    Jun 11, 2014, 6:11 PM EDT

    Derek Fisher

    Some may already be looking for reasons Fisher may struggle as head coach of the Knicks.

  23. Report: Carmelo Anthony has until June 23 to notify Knicks if he plans to opt out, become a free agent

    Jun 11, 2014, 5:24 PM EDT

    NBA All-Star Press Conferences and Media Availability 2014

    Phil Jackson wants Anthony to opt in next season, and wait a year to sign a max contract. Why is that?

  24. Danilo Gallinari not yet 100 percent, may not be ready for start of Nuggets training camp

    Jun 11, 2014, 4:41 PM EDT

    Danilo Gallinari Adidas Eurocamp - Day 3

    Gallinari hasn’t suited up for the Nuggets since April of 2013.

  25. Vlade Divac in favor of NBA’s anti-flopping rules

    Jun 9, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

    Adidas Eurocamp - Day 2

    In an interview with Divac at adidas Eurocamp in Treviso, Italy, he says Shaq should get the blame for beginning the flopping trend instead of himself.

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