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  1. Jazz to join NBA Summer League in Las Vegas

    Mar 22, 2014, 6:30 PM EST

    Wizards Warriors Basketball

    The Utah Jazz have had somewhat personal reasons for never participating in the Las Vegas Summer League, but they are putting them aside to join the event this year.

  2. Royce White says he’s ‘in a different place’ after making NBA debut with Kings

    Mar 22, 2014, 3:30 PM EST

    Royce White

    Royce White made a very quiet NBA debut for the Kings on Friday, and that may be a good sign for his long-term chances of sticking around.

  3. Michael Jordan didn’t apologize to Tony Wroten for shoe malfunction after all

    Mar 22, 2014, 2:00 PM EST

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    Remember when Tony Wroten said Michael Jordan personally called to apologize for his Jordan 10s failing? Yeah, turns out it never happened.

  4. Tired legs may be to blame for Paul George’s recent shooting slump

    Mar 22, 2014, 12:30 PM EST

    Pacers' head coach Frank Vogel talks with player Paul George in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference final basketball playoff series against the Heat in Indianapolis

    Paul George has struggled with his shooting for four straight games. Time to get him some rest before the playoffs?

  5. Nets GM says re-signing Shaun Livingston this summer is ‘priority number one’

    Mar 22, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Brooklyn Nets

    Nets hope to re-sign Shaun Livingston in free agency, but it’s likely he’ll have offers for more money to play somewhere else.

  6. Russell Westbrook leaves after suffering knee injury against Raptors (VIDEO)

    Mar 21, 2014, 11:33 PM EST

    Russell Westbrook

    Russell Westbrook left Friday’s game with a knee injury, and it did not look good. However, he left the arena later without a limp or brace and said he will not miss time.

  7. Kevin Durant scores 51, hits game-winner in double overtime win over Raptors (VIDEO)

    Mar 21, 2014, 10:44 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat

    Kevin Durant turned in yet another performance worthy of MVP consideration.

  8. Heat present Mike Miller with his championship ring (VIDEO)

    Mar 21, 2014, 10:36 PM EST

    mike miller heat ring

    Mike Miller, now with the Grizzlies, receives a nice video tribute from the Heat along with his championship ring for last season’s contributions.

  9. Andre Miller says Nuggets made him out to be ‘the bad guy’ before trading him to Wizards

    Mar 21, 2014, 8:01 PM EST

    andre miller wizards

    Andre Miller says the Nuggets portrayed him as a villain, but didn’t provide any details beyond that.

  10. Tony Wroten received an apology from Michael Jordan following shoe malfunction

    Mar 20, 2014, 10:21 PM EST

    Michael Jordan

    Tony Wroten’s Jordan 10s failed him in a game earlier this week, and Michael Jordan himself later called to apologize.

  11. Jeanie Buss says she ‘still doesn’t understand’ why Dwight Howard left the Lakers

    Mar 20, 2014, 9:02 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Dwight Howard

    Lakers president and co-owner Jeanie Buss says she still doesn’t understand why Dwight Howard left the Lakers in free agency. Really? Because everyone else does.

  12. Jason Collins says he’s been the target of gay taunts from another player since joining Nets

    Mar 20, 2014, 7:46 PM EST

    Brooklyn Nets v Los Angeles Lakers

    Jason Collins says at least one other player has taunted him on the court because he’s gay.

  13. Knicks run win streak to seven with takedown of Pacers

    Mar 20, 2014, 1:20 AM EST

    carmelo anthony paul george

    Phil Jackson looked on as the Knicks won their seventh straight, beating the team with the best record in the East.

  14. Knicks head coach Mike Woodson: ‘I know I can teach the Triangle offense’

    Mar 19, 2014, 9:17 PM EST

    New York Knicks v Denver Nuggets

    Mike Woodson says he can teach the Triangle offense, which is great. It’s just highly unlikely he’ll get the chance.

  15. Pacers coach Vogel expects Andrew Bynum to be out ‘a while’ after aggravating a previous injury

    Mar 19, 2014, 8:01 PM EST

    Andrew Bynum, Charlie Villanueva

    Pacers head coach Frank Vogel says Andrew Bynum will be out “a while” after aggravating a previous injury.

  16. The Extra Pass: Suns struggling to stay in postseason picture after recent, disappointing slide

    Mar 18, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

    dragic hornacek

    The Suns were supposed to be in rebuilding mode, but surprised everyone by being a part of the playoff picture all season long. But a recent slide has the team in real danger of missing the postseason, which would now come as a huge disappointment.

  17. Kevin Garnett to miss at least another week due to back spasms

    Mar 17, 2014, 9:36 PM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Brooklyn Nets

    Kevin Garnett had been continually listed as day-to-day while missing the past eight games with back spasms, but Jason Kidd announced on Monday he’d be out at least another week pending a re-evaluation.

  18. Rajon Rondo after latest Celtics loss: ‘I pretty much blame this on myself’

    Mar 17, 2014, 11:39 AM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Boston Celtics

    Rondo tries to take the blame for Boston’s overtime loss to the Pelicans. But he wasn’t the one guarding Anthony Davis.

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

    Mar 16, 2014, 10:30 PM EST

    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.

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

    Mar 16, 2014, 9:00 PM EST

    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.

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

    Mar 16, 2014, 6:30 PM EST

    patrick beverley

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

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

    Mar 16, 2014, 5:00 PM EST

    Heat Mavericks

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

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

    Mar 16, 2014, 3:30 PM EST

    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.

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

    Mar 16, 2014, 12:30 PM EST

    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.

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