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  1. Report: Cavaliers ‘would have been interested’ in hiring Phil Jackson

    Mar 16, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson answers questions at a post-game news conference following Game 4 of their NBA Western Conference semi-final basketball playoff against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas

    A report says the Cavaliers would have been interested in hiring Phil Jackson, which is interesting because it’s likely a position he never would have even considered.

  2. DeMar DeRozan whistled for technical foul after kicking ball away from an official (VIDEO)

    Mar 16, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT

    Warriors Raptors Basketball

    DeMar DeRozan expressed his displeasure over a non-call by kicking the ball away from a referee — a move which guaranteed him a quick whistle in the form of a technical foul.

  3. Patrick Beverley throws down a monster dunk ‘on Chris Bosh’s head’ (VIDEO)

    Mar 16, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

    patrick beverley

    Patrick Beverley leaves LeBron James in the dust, before attacking the rim and throwing down a huge slam on Chris Bosh.

  4. LeBron takes no-look pass from Wade, goes up and over Dwight Howard for the slam (VIDEO)

    Mar 16, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

    Heat Mavericks

    LeBron takes a nice pass from Wade and elevates over Dwight Howard for the vicious first quarter slam.

  5. Jarrett Jacks wants sleeved jerseys tailored specifically for individual players

    Mar 16, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Golden State Warriors

    Jarrett Jack believes custom fitting players with the sleeved jerseys would reduce the complaints. But he still doesn’t like the way they look, regardless of how they do or do not impact performance. “We’re like the Beach Police,” Jack said.

  6. Jim Cleamons a possible coaching candidate for Phil Jackson’s Knicks

    Mar 16, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    jim cleamons phil

    Jim Cleamons is currently an assistant coach in Milwaukee, but as a long-time former assistant under Phil Jackson, he’s being linked to a potential future opportunity with the Knicks.

  7. Doc Rivers, Clippers players oppose raising NBA’s age limit

    Mar 16, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers Introduce Doc Rivers

    Doc Rivers, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan all recently explained why they’re against the NBA raising its age limit. But there are valid reasons on the argument’s other side.

  8. John Wall with the rebound and fast break slam to seal Wizards’ win over Nets (VIDEO)

    Mar 16, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Martell Webster; John Wall

    John Wall splits two defenders near mid-court before putting the exclamation point on a win over the Nets with a thunderous slam.

  9. Sixers coach Brett Brown says true rebuilding will take ‘three to five years’

    Mar 16, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Brett Brown

    The Sixers are currently riding a 20-game losing streak, but for better or for worse, no one inside the Philadelphia organization is deluding themselves as to what’s going on there this season. Call it tanking, or as the NBA’s new commissioner Adam Silver prefers, rebuilding. But either way, there’s going to be a whole lot…

  10. Paul Pierce mocks the unnecessary screaming of Wizards’ Trevor Booker (VIDEO)

    Mar 15, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

    Paul Pierce

    There are plenty of players who make exaggerated vocal noise during the course of an NBA game, with Carlos Boozer of the Bulls perhaps heading up that very long list. While it’s accepted to a certain extent, it’s also nice to see a veteran of the game point out just how ridiculous it is. During…

  11. Report: Joakim Noah to receive $500K bonus if he’s named to All-NBA first team

    Mar 15, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks

    Joakim Noah receives a $500K bonus if he’s named to the All-NBA first team. Does he have a shot?

  12. Carmelo Anthony on Knicks hiring of Phil Jackson: ‘That was a power move right there’

    Mar 15, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

    New York Knicks' Anthony reacts after scoring against Miami Heat during their NBA basketball game in Miami

    Carmelo Anthony seems initially pleased with the hiring of Phil Jackson. Mike Woodson, on the other hand, didn’t sound quite as optimistic — for obvious reasons.

  13. Thunder to rest Russell Westbrook on certain back-to-back sets to finish the season

    Mar 15, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

    Russell Westbrook

    The Thunder are just a game back of the Spurs for the league’s best record, an achievement that would guarantee home court advantage throughout the playoffs. But they’ll willingly be hurting that effort by resting Russell Westbrook as a precautionary measure in certain back-to-back sets.

  14. Lakers officially eliminated from playoff contention

    Mar 15, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    We’ve known for a very long time that the Lakers wouldn’t be making the playoffs this season. After Friday night’s loss, it became official.

  15. Report: LeBron ‘will look at’ Knicks in free agency now that Phil Jackson is in place

    Mar 15, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

    lebron carmelo

    The mere presence of Phil Jackson in the Knicks front office will have an immediate impact in terms of big-name free agents looking at New York as a possible destination.

  16. Nets announce signing of Jason Collins for remainder of the season

    Mar 15, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Los Angeles Lakers

    After playing out consecutive 10-day contracts, the Nets have signed Jason Collins for the remainder of the season.

  17. Highlights from Kenneth Faried’s dominating performance in Nuggets’ win over Heat (VIDEO)

    Mar 15, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    faried getty

    Kenneth Faried showed why the Nuggets would have been crazy to trade him at the deadline, as he helped send the Heat to their fifth loss in six games.

  18. Sixers GM took Evan Turner to the airport after trading him to Pacers

    Mar 15, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Sam Hinkie

    Evan Turner wasn’t initially that fond of the Sixers new GM, but he may have changed his mind on his way out of town.

  19. Tony Wroten has no sole, experiences shoe malfunction vs. Pacers (VIDEO)

    Mar 14, 2014, 11:02 PM EDT

    tony wroten

    Tony Wroten of the Sixers became the latest player to experience a shoe malfunction.

  20. Pau Gasol says Kobe was right to rip Lakers front office

    Mar 14, 2014, 9:31 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks

    Pau Gasol believes that Kobe had every right to demand the Lakers put together a team capable of winning immediately.

  21. Paul Pierce will not answer your Knicks questions

    Mar 14, 2014, 8:03 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Brooklyn Nets

    Paul Pierce continues to play up his hatred of the Knicks.

  22. Jermaine O’Neal explains his reasoning for confronting Blake Griffin outside locker room following loss to Clippers

    Mar 14, 2014, 6:36 PM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Sacramento Kings

    Blake Griffin apparently did something on the court that, at least in Jermaine O’Neal’s eyes, crossed the line.

  23. Rockets don’t bring the energy, so Bulls bring the pain in securing a 24-point blowout victory

    Mar 13, 2014, 10:36 PM EDT

    Joakim Noah

    The Rockets came into Thursday night’s contest in Chicago with the league’s best record since Jan. 1, a 23-7 mark that included a record of 15-3 over the team’s last 18 games. But it’s difficult to bring the necessary energy on a nightly basis, and especially against a fiery Bulls team playing at home, not…

  24. Bulls’ Mike Dunleavy bloodied by elbow to the face, returns after getting 10 stitches (VIDEO)

    Mar 13, 2014, 9:31 PM EDT

    MIKE DUNLEAVY BULLS

    Midway through the second quarter of Thursday night’s contest between the Rockets and the Bulls, Mike Dunleavy set up to try and take a charge against Houston’s Chandler Parsons. It turned out to be not the greatest of ideas, as Parsons inadvertently caught Dunleavy with an elbow above the eye that caused a whole lot…

  25. Pacers to sit Andrew Bynum for Friday’s game in Philadelphia

    Mar 13, 2014, 8:23 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Indiana Pacers

    Andrew Bynum looked strong in his Pacers debut on Tuesday, scoring eight points and grabbing 10 rebounds in just 15 minutes of action against an undersized Celtics front line. Even with three days off before his team’s next game, however, Bynum is going to be held out on Friday — a game that’ll be played…

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