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  1. Kobe Bryant impressed by Frank Robinson at Drew League championship (VIDEO)

    Aug 21, 2013, 6:24 PM EST

    frank robinson

    The Drew League gained quite a bit of fame when the NBA’s top players took their talents to the Charles Drew Junior High School in Compton, Calif., during the 2011 NBA lockout.  The annual summer league doesn’t only host talented players during lockout years, however, as proven during Tuesday night’s league championship game featuring the…

  2. Brook Lopez expects to be healthy for Nets’ training camp

    Aug 14, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    Brook Lopez, Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah

    Brook Lopez had an excellent season for the Brooklyn Nets last year, averaging 19.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and over two blocks per game while being named to his first All-Star team. The center received bad news right after the season ended, though, and was forced to undergo a third surgery on his right foot in…

  3. Greg Oden’s Miami Heat contract only for a single season, according to report

    Aug 14, 2013, 11:33 AM EST

    Miami Heat via Twitter

    The Miami Heat made quite a few headlines when they were able to add Greg Oden on a minimum deal earlier this summer. The reigning NBA champions were lauded for the move considering they had locked up the former No. 1 pick for just the NBA’s veteran’s minimum, but it turns out the contract didn’t…

  4. Video: Kevin Durant highlights in his return to Seattle

    Aug 11, 2013, 10:46 PM EST

    durant green sonics

    Kevin Durant was supposed to usher the Seattle SuperSonics into a new age of dominance when the Portland Trail Blazers passed over him with the first pick in the 2007 NBA Draft. That obviously fell through when the Sonics relocated to become the Oklahoma City Thunder, but Durant returned to Seattle to play a little…

  5. Lakers’ Chris Kaman wasn’t a fit with Mavs, according to Mark Cuban

    Aug 11, 2013, 8:00 PM EST

    Chris Kaman

    The Los Angeles Lakers looked like they made a pretty good deal when they were able to add Chris Kaman for the taxpayer’s mid-level exception of just $3.1 million for the upcoming season. The Lakers needed a big that could come in, know his role and complement Pau Gasol in the frontcourt — but that’s…

  6. NBA’s Rookie Transition Program was nothing new for Glen Rice Jr.

    Aug 11, 2013, 6:30 PM EST

    NBA: NBA Draft Combine

    The NBA’s Rookie Transition Program garnered headlines last week when Minnesota Timberwolves’ lottery pick Shabazz Muhammad was sent home and, eventually, was threatened with being sent to the NBA Development League if he didn’t start to shape up. Washington Wizards’ second-round pick had a much different experience at the RTP, however — though he’s heard most…

  7. Delonte West doesn’t believe being bipolar was his issue

    Aug 11, 2013, 5:07 PM EST

    Phoenix Suns v Dallas Mavericks

    Delonte West was a pretty promising player at one point in his career, starting alongside LeBron James, averaging double-figures and sort of earning himself cult-favorite status among those that like to cheer for fun people that play basketball. His career went downhill in a hurry, however, as he went from being a full-time starter with…

  8. Hamed Haddadi named FIBA Asia MVP

    Aug 11, 2013, 3:59 PM EST

    Iran's Hamed Haddadi celebrates being named the Most Valuable Player after his team won their FIBA Asia Championship final basketball game against Philippines in Manila

    The FIBA Asia Championships concluded Sunday morning over in the Philippines with Iran dominating a hosting Philippines squad en route to an 85-71 victory. It was Iran’s third championship in the biannual event since 2007 and, not coincidentally, the third time Hamed Haddadi was named the tournament MVP. Haddadi is currently a free agent after…

  9. Kyrie Irving deflects questions regarding his future

    Aug 11, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

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    Kyrie Irving is one of the best young players in the NBA right now and the centerpiece of a Cleveland Cavaliers squad that could develop into a very good team in a couple of years. The team’s point guard was hesitant to confirm that he’d still be a Cavalier when the team’s potential meets reality,…

  10. LeBron James thinking about becoming president of NBA players’ union

    Aug 11, 2013, 9:30 AM EST

    Lebron James

    The National Basketball Players Association is without a president following the scandal that saw Billy Hunter be fired earlier this year and Derek Fisher‘s term as president expire earlier this summer. The NBPA could have a major player waiting in the wings to take his place, however, as LeBron James is contemplating running for president…

  11. Jack Cooley left NBA money on the table for lucrative offer in Turkey

    Aug 11, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    NBA: Summer League-Charlotte Bobcats vs Memphis Grizzlies

    Jack Cooley looked to have a hard road ahead of him coming out of Notre Dame as an undrafted and undersized big man that didn’t seem to have much pro potential, according to the majority of NBA scouts. After a standout performance at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament followed by solid showings with both the Houston…

  12. Michael Jordan can still dunk, even in jeans at age 50

    Aug 10, 2013, 8:45 PM EST

    ARIA Resort & Casino's 12th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational At Shadow Creek In North Las Vegas - Day 3

    Michael Jordan will likely go down as the best basketball player to ever play the game. There are likely going to be better athletes that follow in his footsteps of being very good basketball players, but it’s highly unlikely there will be a basketball player that can touch his combination of skillset, will to win…

  13. LeBron James pulls around off-road vehicles in the offseason

    Aug 10, 2013, 7:04 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat - Game Five

    LeBron James is known for being quite an amazing athlete, looking like a man among boys as soon as he entered the NBA out of high school and eventually turned into the best current basketball player on the planet. Some people believe that the freak of an athlete could play professional football and others believe he has…

  14. Cavs’ Tristan Thompson decided to switch shooting hand

    Aug 10, 2013, 5:48 PM EST

    Tristan Thompson, Kyrie Irving

    There are many disadvantages to being left-handed, something both your’s truly and Cleveland Cavaliers big man Tristan Thompson are well aware of. The latter  decided to do something about it, though, as he’s apparently decided to make the switch to shooting both jumpers and free-throws with his right hand instead of his left. The big…

  15. 2016 Olympics won’t include 3-on-3 basketball or expand the tournament field

    Aug 10, 2013, 4:09 PM EST

    London Olympics Basketball Men

    The International Olympic Committee made a few moves relating to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro that recently went under the radar, deciding that 3-on-3 basketball will not be added as an official Olympic sport and that men’s and women’s basketball will continue to be limited to 12 teams. The news was first reported…

  16. Jason Collins reportedly drawing interest from Detroit Pistons

    Aug 10, 2013, 1:02 PM EST

    NBA player Jason Collins marches in the Gay Pride Parade in Boston

    The Detroit Pistons have “registered exploratory interest” in signing free agent center Jason Collins, according to a report from ESPN’s Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne. Collins became a free agent after finishing last season with the Washington Wizards, but the 34-year-old has made many more headlines this summer due to his sexual orientation as opposed…

  17. Anthony Tolliver will take his talents to Charlotte

    Aug 10, 2013, 12:29 PM EST

    Atlanta Hawks v Boston Celtics

    Anthony Tolliver reportedly had as many as seven teams interested in his services for the upcoming season, but the free agent forward has apparently decided to take his talents to Charlotte. Tolliver and the Bobcats agreed on a one-year deal Saturday morning, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, though the former D-League standout…

  18. Cuttino Mobley dropped MSG suit in hopes of NBA comeback

    Aug 10, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    cuttino-mobley-clips

    Cuttino Mobley is hoping that dropping a lawsuit against the New York Knicks allows him to finally realize his goal of making an NBA comeback. Mobley sued Knicks’ owner MSG in 2011 while claiming they essentially forced him to retire in order to collect insurance money on his contract, but ESPN’s Jared Zwerling says the…

  19. Report: Brett Brown being urged not to take Sixers’ head coaching job

    Aug 10, 2013, 9:30 AM EST

    Brett Brown Spurs

    The Philadelphia 76ers took a long, convoluted route to finding the man they wanted to replace former head coach Doug Collins. The man they selected might not take the job however, as ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that San Antonio Spurs assistant Brett Brown is being urged to pass on the Sixers’ offer. Turning down a…

  20. Shabazz Muhammad could be headed to D-League if he doesn’t shape up

    Aug 10, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Shabazz Muhammad

    Some believed the Minnesota Timberwolves got a steal when they selected Shabazz Muhammad with the last pick in this year’s lottery. The former top prospect has some off-court problems, sure, but most believed he’d be fine as long as he was able to keep his nose clean at the next level. That unfortunately hasn’t been…

  21. Miami Heat pick signed in Australia, but has NBA out if necessary

    Aug 9, 2013, 10:30 PM EST

    Raptors Heat Basketball

    The Miami Heat made a surprising decision when they decided to move into the second round of this year’s NBA Draft to pick up James Ennis. The player then made a surprising decision, deciding to sign in Australia with the Perth Wildcats for the upcoming season. Ennis had offers from various teams overseas, but he…

  22. Timberwolves’ Shabazz Muhammad kicked out of NBA’s Rookie Transition Program

    Aug 7, 2013, 2:59 PM EST

    NBA: Summer League-Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns

    Shabazz Muhammad has already endured his fair share of controversy for a rookie that has yet to play in an NBA game. The controversy doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon, however, as the Minnesota Timberwolves’ first-round pick got into some trouble at the NBA’s Rookie Transition Program this weekend. Muhammad was sent home Tuesday…

  23. Michael Beasley arrested on possession of marijuana charges

    Aug 6, 2013, 2:18 PM EST

    Michael Beasley

    Michael Beasley once told David Kahn that his days of smoking marijuana were in the past. They were apparently in the future too, though, because the Phoenix Suns forward was arrested early Tuesday morning after a Scottsdale police officer smelled marijuana after stopping the former No. 2 pick for a traffic violation. Beasley has had…

  24. Nikola Pekovic will miss EuroBasket while waiting on new NBA contract

    Aug 6, 2013, 12:12 PM EST

    Nikola Pekovic, Brandon Bass

    Nikola Pekovic will not be competing for Montenegro in next month’s EuroBasket championships. The Minnesota Timberwolves’ center was expected to be an important part of his team’s attempt to qualify for next year’s FIBA Championships and eventually the 2016 Olympics, but his contract situation with the NBA will prevent that from happening this year. Pekovic…

  25. Report: Sixers’ schedule second interviews with Jay Larranaga, three others in search for new head coach

    Aug 5, 2013, 5:23 PM EST

    jay larranaga

    The Philadelphia 76ers are coming closer to hiring a head coach for next season, though the candidates being considered aren’t exactly household names. New general manager is bringing four NBA assistants in for a second round of interviews, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, all of which are without prior NBA head coaching experience. The…

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