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  1. LeBron on the Heat signing Greg Oden: ‘Whatever he gives us is extra.’

    Aug 12, 2013, 12:15 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v San Antonio Spurs - Game Three

    The low-pressure angle from the Heat continues where Greg Oden is concerned, with the latest comments on the lack of expectations for the recently-signed free agent big man coming from LeBron James himself. Speaking at a charity event in Akron, Ohio, James toed the company line of extreme cautious optimism when delivering his thoughts on…

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

    Aug 11, 2013, 10:46 PM EDT

    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…

  3. Report: Pistons not that interested in Jason Collins, after all

    Aug 11, 2013, 9:38 PM EDT

    Atlanta Hawks center Jason Collins controls the ball in Atlanta

    The Pistons have just two players who fit well at center, Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe – both of whom project to start for Detroit. If either of those two gets hurt or into foul trouble, the Pistons would be in a bind. So, it’s likely they’ll use their final open roster spot on a…

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

    Aug 11, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Aug 11, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Aug 11, 2013, 5:07 PM EDT

    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…

  7. Hamed Haddadi named FIBA Asia MVP

    Aug 11, 2013, 3:59 PM EDT

    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…

  8. Kevin Durant says ‘it’s not about what other teams are doing’ when discussing Thunder’s quiet offseason

    Aug 11, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

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    A few weeks ago in Las Vegas, after Kevin Durant announced his commitment to play in the World Championships next summer for USA Basketball, he took questions from reporters as is customary in these situations. Durant is always polite and professional to deal with, but as soon as a question was asked about the Thunder’s…

  9. Kobe Bryant’s latest Nike spot for China: 4AM Summer Nights (VIDEO)

    Aug 11, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    kobe china tour

    Kobe Bryant spent part of this summer in China on a tour for Nike Basketball, and while he couldn’t actively participate in clinics as he continues to recover from the Achilles surgery he had a few months back, he did spend some time coaching some young players and trying to impress upon them what it…

  10. Kyrie Irving deflects questions regarding his future

    Aug 11, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    kyrie

    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,…

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

    Aug 11, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    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…

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

    Aug 11, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    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…

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

    Aug 10, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Aug 10, 2013, 7:04 PM EDT

    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…

  15. Cavs’ Tristan Thompson decided to switch shooting hand

    Aug 10, 2013, 5:48 PM EDT

    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…

  16. 2016 Olympics won’t include 3-on-3 basketball or expand the tournament field

    Aug 10, 2013, 4:09 PM EDT

    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…

  17. Greg Oden on joining the Heat: ‘If LeBron gets another ring, I get one too’

    Aug 10, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    oden heat

    Greg Oden had plenty of options in terms of where he could choose to begin his NBA comeback next season. There were five teams that came away impressed after attending his private workout, and a sixth was reported to have interest, as well. Oden ultimately decided on the Miami Heat, and the team’s status as…

  18. Knicks, Nets still figuring out details of co-hosting 2015 All-Star Game

    Aug 10, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v Brooklyn Nets

    David Stern all but officially said last All-Star Game that the city of New York would host the 2015 All-Star Game — the Knicks and Nets were the only teams that had applied to host. The challenge was getting them to share. The franchises in Brooklyn and Manhattan don’t exactly get along. That’s still an…

  19. Jason Collins reportedly drawing interest from Detroit Pistons

    Aug 10, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT

    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…

  20. Jeanie Buss says she wants Kobe to be “Laker for life”

    Aug 10, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

    Lakers' Bryant puts his jersey in his mouth during a break in play against the Raptors during their NBA basketball game in Toronto

    Next summer, Kobe Bryant is a free agent. He could leave the Lakers to play anywhere he chooses. Not that anyone expects him to. With five rings already, he’s not going ring chasing. He’s expected to re-sign with the Lakers, and despite some public posturing he’s expected to take a lot less money to stay…

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