Skip to content
  1. Celtics unable to capitalize on momentum, Miami Heat force Game 7

    Jun 8, 2012, 12:03 AM EST

    NBA: Playoffs-Miami Heat at Boston Celtics

    The Boston Celtics had an excellent opportunity to close out the Eastern Conference finals Thursday night, setting up a meeting with Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA finals. LeBron James would not allow that to happen, however, and the Heat cruised to an easy 98-79 victory en route to forcing a Game 7…

  2. Video: Kendall Marshall from NBA Draft Combine

    Jun 7, 2012, 10:29 PM EST

    North Carolina Marshall reacts after scoring against the Creighton during a college basketball game in Greensboro

    He is not a franchise guy, but your franchise will run better with Kendall Marshall at the point. You could tell how much he mattered to North Carolina when he went down — he may not have been the most talented player on that team, but he was the one that kept all that talent…

  3. Video: Bradley Beal from NBA Draft Combine

    Jun 7, 2012, 10:07 PM EST

    Florida Gators guard Bradley Beal celebrates his team's win over the Marquette Golden Eagles during the NCAA men's West Regional basketball tournament in Phoenix

    Bradley Beal is going to get drafted in the top 5 come June 28 because he can shoot the rock. Teams with penetrating guards — Washington with John Wall and Cleveland with Kyrie Irving — like the idea of having a guy paired with their existing guards who can knock down open kick-out passes and…

  4. Syracuse guard, first-round pick Waiters shuts down workouts

    Jun 7, 2012, 8:10 PM EST

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Ohio State v Syracuse

    When a draft prospect shuts down his workouts, it means he got a promise from some team to take him. It usually doesn’t happen this early in the process. However, that’s what Syracuse two-guard Dion Waiters has done, tweets Marc Spears of Yahoo. Syracuse guard Dion Waiters canceled all team workouts and interviews at NBA…

  5. Chris Bosh again to come off bench for Heat in Game 6

    Jun 7, 2012, 8:02 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game Six

    Everybody talked about how Chris Bosh was not on the court for the Heat in the fourth quarter of Game 5. I bet he is in Game 6. But he will not be there at the start. Bosh will come off the bench again for the Heat in Game 6, coach Erik Spoelstra said and…

  6. Kobe, Bynum headed back to Germany for knee procedure

    Jun 7, 2012, 5:56 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers Andrew Bynum celebrates with Kobe Bryant after making the game-winning shot against the Boston Celtics during their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    Last summer, Kobe Bryant made a trip to Germany to have an experimental procedure on his knee. Then he showed up this season jumping out of the building again and everybody wanted one. Even Alex Rodriguez got the knee procedure. This summer Kobe and Lakers center Andrew Bynum are going to the land of beer…

  7. Jordan Crawford keeps his basketball shoes in the refrigerator

    Jun 7, 2012, 4:23 PM EST

    _ylt=AibFObPLZf732T

    NBA players collect shoes. Not everybody goes Joe Johnson on it, but these are basketball fans who have money and the hookups to get whatever shoes they want. They don’t pay for most of them. They go nuts. Wizards’ guard Jordan Crawford keeps his in the fridge. At least if you think the photo he…

  8. Video: Trailer for Kevin Durant’s “Thunderstruck” movie

    Jun 7, 2012, 3:42 PM EST

    durant-game-5-spurs

    Let’s be honest here: This movie is going to suck. And we’re still going to see it. If you remember, Kevin Durant spent time filming a movie last offseason, one with the very original premise of two people’s skills/personalities getting switched. Never been done before. But this is different because it’s got basketball. Gotta love…

  9. J.R. Smith says he wants to stay with Knicks if money is same

    Jun 7, 2012, 3:12 PM EST

    Knicks' Smith shoots during their win over the Heat in Game 4 of their NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff series in New York

    J.R. Smith has a $2.5 million option with the Knicks, and at that price New York could use his firepower off the bench (erratic though it may be). The question for him is simply this: How much can he make elsewhere? He is a New Jersey native and loves NYC, but like the rest of…

  10. Boston is making this playoff run without practices

    Jun 7, 2012, 2:35 PM EST

    Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce

    This is how you handle a veteran team that knows what is needed in the playoffs. Doc Rivers gets it. Boston is making a longer playoff run than everyone not wearing green-tinted glasses expected, and they are doing it without traditional practices. From the New York Times. Rajon Rondo joked last week that he thought…

  11. Video: Metta World Peace plays television weatherman in Vancouver

    Jun 7, 2012, 2:02 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers' Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, holds a news conference in Los Angeles, California

    There is a whole reality show based around Metta World Peace making weird little cameos that needs to be made. This is easily my favorite video of the week. World Peace came to Vancouver and did the weather in his own way. “Victoria, she sounds hot. But she’s actually cold, it’s 14 degrees.” Hat tip…

  12. Heat-Celtics Game 6: It has to be LeBron/Wade show for Heat to survive

    Jun 7, 2012, 12:46 PM EST

    Miami Heat's James and Wade react after a play against the Boston Celtics during the first half in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Finals NBA basketball playoffs in Boston

    In all the schadenfreude over watching the Miami Heat lose and seem to unravel, one thing seems to be consistently overlooked — the Boston Celtics are a really good defensive team. They were second in the league in points allowed per possession, they blow up pick-and-rolls, they are tough to score on in isolation. They…

  13. Boston mayor loves Celtics stars “KJ,” “Hondo.” Whaaaat?

    Jun 7, 2012, 11:45 AM EST

    john-havlicek

    I didn’t know Boston actually elected Mayor Quimby. The video above is Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, saying that he thinks they get great play out of “KJ” and that “Hondo” is the real inspiration. KJ? I thought he was the mayor of Sacramento now and a little past his prime. Hondo? Boston could certainly use…

  14. Report: Brian Shaw leading candidate to become Magic coach

    Jun 7, 2012, 11:29 AM EST

    Brian Shaw

    No, this does not mean Phil Jackson is coming as some kind of magical consultant to solve all the Magic’s problems. It simply means Brian Shaw is a coach whose time has come — he is the frontrunner to land the Orlando Magic job, reports the Orlando Sentinel as part of an entire article ripping…

  15. Don’t expect Lakers to land Deron Williams or Lamar Odom

    Jun 7, 2012, 10:58 AM EST

    Taco Bell Skills Challenge

    When Lakers’ fans dream, they dream big. With it clear they needed some changes to the roster after getting bounced in the second round for the second consecutive year, they thought big moves, not tweaks. One of those big moves — get free agent Deron Williams. He fills a need at the point guard spot…

  16. Video: Popovich, Westbrook, Durant talk Thunder Game 5 win

    Jun 7, 2012, 10:25 AM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder's Durant raises the western conference championship trophy after his team defeated the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the NBA Western Conference basketball finals in Oklahoma City

    There wasn’t much for Gregg Popovich to say after Game 5 other than to admit that the better team won. Kevin Durant just continues to be his humble self. Russell Westbrook just continues to make interesting fashion choices.

  17. Meet the “good job, good effort” kid. He was being genuine.

    Jun 7, 2012, 9:11 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Five

    Twitter was all over it as soon as the moment above was aired — “good job, good effort” quickly became a punch line, the joking t-shirt, an email signature line, a sarcastic joke among basketball fans. But it wasn’t a joke to 9-year-old Jack Meyer who was saying it. In a cynical world where we…

  18. San Antonio Spurs: Time is not on their side. No it isn’t.

    Jun 7, 2012, 8:48 AM EST

    Tim Duncan

    For a stretch of 20 games, 10 of those in the playoffs, no team has played a more pure, more beautiful brand of basketball in recent years than what the San Antonio Spurs did. It was Hall of Fame talent being selfless — Tony Parker would get in the lane and score or kick to…

  19. Chris Bosh may start, will see more minutes in Game 6

    Jun 7, 2012, 8:09 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Five

    We don’t know how Chris Bosh was really feeling in the fourth quarter of Game 5, we don’t really know what the doctor’s orders were on him. We just know that the Heat were getting outplayed and coach Erik Spoelstra decided not to go there — he kept his third best player on the bench…

  20. Kevin Durant: Preordained

    Jun 7, 2012, 2:48 AM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Six

    It was always going to be like this. Build your skill set in the comfort of a rebuilding team with low expectations. Take the next step as an exciting bad team in a new environment with a surprisingly rabid crowd. Make the jump to the playoffs and put a shock on the champs, showing that…

Featured video

Can Rockets, Grizzlies keep up hot starts?
Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. D. Rose (8727)
  2. D. Wade (8166)
  3. K. Durant (7207)
  4. P. Gasol (6375)
  5. R. Westbrook (6005)
  1. T. Jones (5893)
  2. O. Asik (5578)
  3. D. Howard (5415)
  4. D. Lee (5254)
  5. R. Gay (5198)