Skip to content
  1. Welcome to the big time Miami — and a tough start to the season

    Aug 3, 2010, 9:45 PM EDT

    You wanted to be big time, you wanted the spotlight Miami. Well you got it. And everything that comes with it. Like a tough first week. First you get the Boston Celtics in Boston. Three nights later you get to host the Orlando Magic. The last two Eastern Conference champions in your first two games.…

  2. Winderman: NBA schedule event highlights gulf between haves, have nots

    Aug 3, 2010, 8:42 PM EDT

    What was that? No, seriously, what was that? The NBA kind of, sort of, released its 2010-11 schedule Tuesday. Well, not the entire schedule. Well, not even the entire opening-week schedule. And it also announced its holiday lineup, if the only holidays your heartless boss offers are Christmas and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Thanksgiving?…

  3. NBA releases opening week, marquee games: You better like watching the Heat

    Aug 3, 2010, 8:09 PM EDT

    It’s the hot hot Heat. And the Lakers. But mostly the Heat. And if you can pair them then all the better. As for the other, unmentioned half of the league… you don’t seem to matter much. That’s what becomes obvious as you look at the highlights of the NBA schedule released in a new…

  4. Anthony eyes the door in Denver as team cleans out front office

    Aug 3, 2010, 7:07 PM EDT

    We didn’t see this coming — Denver cleaning out its front office. It comes right at the time reports are surfacing that Carmelo Anthony is leaning toward exploring his free agent options next summer, lockout and new Collective Bargaining Agreement be damned. Coincidence? Probably not. Mark Warkentien — the 2009 NBA executive of the year…

  5. Alabama teens challenge Dude Perfect for "longest shot ever" title

    Aug 3, 2010, 7:06 PM EDT

    The above video shows 17-year old Evan Sellers, a high school quarterback in Alabama, making a basketball shot from a 134-foot high platform on top of the Vulcan monument in Birmingham, Alabama. According to the members of Sellers’ “legendary shots” group, Sellers’ shot is further than the one made by “Dude Perfect” ™ from the…

  6. Ron Artest and the MetropoliTONS of FUN

    Aug 3, 2010, 5:40 PM EDT

    Ron Artest rapping about Queens and the Mets. Does it get any better than this? (via our sister blog Hardball Talk) For the rap impaired, here are some lyrics: I’m Ron Artest, gettin’ crazy as it gets,Flying ’round in jets, rappin’ ’bout the Mets,Born in Queens, raised in Shea,Grabbin’ a shake shack with my man…

  7. Celtics "close" to signing Shaquille O'Neal

    Aug 3, 2010, 4:39 PM EDT

    If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. According to A. Sherrod Blakely of Comcast SportsNet, the Celtics are “close” to signing free agent center Shaquille O’Neal to a contract. Brian Windhorst of the Cleveland Plain Dealer says the Cavs have not been talking to the Celtics about a sign-and-trade, so this deal is very likely…

  8. Olajuwon continues to work with Dwight Howard

    Aug 3, 2010, 4:03 PM EDT

    With the possibility that LeBron James and Dwayne Wade will cancel out each other’s MVP votes next season, the race has opened up a bit.  If Kobe Bryant stays healthy all season and the Lakers win the West, there’s a great chance he’ll win his second MVP award. If Kevin Durant picks up where he…

  9. Your other opening night contest: Rockets at Lakers

    Aug 3, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

    Did you really think there was any chance the Lakers would not be an opening night game? What with the rings and the banner and Kobe, you think the NBA wasn’t going to put their other big attraction out there? Then add in the return of Yao Ming, with all of China tuning in, and…

  10. Mo Evans has minor knee surgery

    Aug 3, 2010, 3:16 PM EDT

    Summer, ’tis the season for knee surgery. Add Atlanta’s Mo Evans to the long list of players getting some knee work done this summer. He had arthroscopic surgery to repair knee cartilage damage last week, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. It was minor surgery, one that should have the Hawks guard back in plenty…

  11. Knicks start season in Toronto, and Azubuike may start there, too

    Aug 3, 2010, 2:05 PM EDT

    Your new-look New York Knicks — now with a real point guard! — will begin their season on the road in Toronto Oct. 27. The first game at Madison Square Garden will be a good one with Portland in town Oct. 30, according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News. As for the…

  12. London calling: Nets, Raptors play two regular season games in England

    Aug 3, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

    David Stern has been saying he wanted to see some NBA regular season games overseas, and what David Stern wants David Stern gets. Now it’s London calling, so come out of the cupboard, all you boys and girls. The New Jersey Nets and Toronto Raptors will play back-to-back games in London March 4 and 5,…

  13. Jason Williams set to re-up with Orlando, securing a three-deep PG rotation

    Aug 3, 2010, 1:36 PM EDT

    UPDATE 1:36 PM: According to Tim Povtak of NBA FanHouse, Williams’ deal with the Magic will be a one-year affair for the veteran minimum ($1.36 million). 11:24 AM: Jason Williams was a fine backup for the Magic last season, albeit one who completely disappeared in the playoffs; his three-point shooting percentage dropped from .380 to…

  14. As expected, Delonte West waived by Minnesota

    Aug 3, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

    Everyone knew this was coming from the minute Minnesota traded for him — the Timberwolves have waived Delonte West. This was purely a financial move, West’s non-guaranteed deal meant he only had to be paid $500,000 of the $4.5 million he was owed. West is now a free agent and will likely draw interest from…

  15. Mike Dunleavy still trying to get paid by Clippers, but the lawyers are making money

    Aug 3, 2010, 12:27 PM EDT

    Vinny Del Negro, this could be your future. The legal battle between former coach and general manager Mike Dunleavy and the Clippers and owner Donald Sterling continues. It’s a soap opera not sexy enough for People magazine, but Courthouse News is all over it. The Los Angeles Clippers and their owner want to stop former…

  16. Sneak a peek at two D-League teams' ad-bearing unis

    Aug 3, 2010, 12:08 PM EDT

    Yesterday the D-League’s Erie BayHawks and Rio Grande Valley Vipers announced that they would add sponsor advertisements to their team uniforms for the coming season. Now, thanks to NBA.com (via Scott Schroeder of FanHouse), we have our first look at the D-League’s walking billboards: According to Schroeder, the WNBA’s jersey ad model scored participating franchises…

  17. Gerald Green will continue to leap tall buildings in a single bound (and blow defensive assignments) in Russia

    Aug 3, 2010, 11:39 AM EDT

    Insanely athletic players like Gerald Green tend to get more NBA chances than most, but for the second straight year Green will ply his trade in Russia. According to the team page for BC Krasnye Krylia (via Inside Hoops), Green has been signed by the club after playing for Lokomotiv Kuban last year. At this…

  18. Practice your booing now: LeBron returns to Cleveland Dec. 2

    Aug 3, 2010, 11:35 AM EDT

    The entire state of Ohio just circled Dec. 2 on their calendars. Well, except for Columbus which cares only about the Michigan game, but the rest of the state circled Dec. 2. That is when LeBron James and the Miami Heat come to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers, according to Brian Windhorst of the Cleveland…

  19. Pistons may sell for well below market value

    Aug 3, 2010, 11:16 AM EDT

    Location, location, location. Oh, and timing. Golden State just sold for well above its value as estimated by Forbes, in part because the San Francisco Bay Area is one of the wealthiest areas of the nation. The Detroit Pistons are estimated to be worth $479 million and have turned more than $40 million in profit…

  20. Shaq still wants to play in Boston. Or wherever they will pay him.

    Aug 3, 2010, 10:31 AM EDT

    It should be Shaq vs. Free Agency. And right now free agency is winning — Shaquille O’Neal remains without a team. But on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show Monday night (or early Tuesday morning, if you prefer) Shaq said he would love to play in Boston. “Celtics would be a good program.” Shaq said he…

Featured video

Should either Heat or Pacers be worried in first round?
Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. D. Wade (3132)
  2. L. James (3013)
  3. C. Anthony (2818)
  4. S. Curry (2788)
  5. K. Durant (2785)
  1. D. Rose (2623)
  2. A. Bogut (2504)
  3. B. Griffin (2429)
  4. R. Westbrook (2371)
  5. C. Paul (2334)