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Latest News / Sep 26, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Steve Kerr Stresses Ball Movement As Key To Oft-Stagnant Warriors Offense

Steve Kerr

Steve Kerr has already said he plans on lessening the offensive load of Stephen Curry this season. Speaking with reporters yesterday, the Golden State Warriors coach laid out broad strokes of his offensive system that will help do exactly that. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 26, 2014 / 12:30 pm

See Eerie Similaries Between Derek Jeter & Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant, Derek Jeter

Last night was the final time Derek Jeter will play shortstop for the New York Yankees in Yankee Stadium. He ended the game with a game-winning hit in the ninth, naturally, which is why so many stars give him “Re2pect.” We don’t really watch baseball, but a certain graphic comparing the Yankee’s captain and Lakers captain Kobe Bryant caught our attention. The similarities between the two players — both of whom made their debuts in 1996 — seem to be something more than just coincidence. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 25, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Giannis Antetokounmpo Is Embracing The Chance To Play Point Guard

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Tyreke Evans

If mistakes are the portals of discovery, summer is the perfect time to make them. Every player and team enters each offseason with several goals in mind, many of which hinge on whether or not certain skills can be developed and honed before the coming season kicks off. But training and practice performance only matters so much; if those additions and improvements can’t be made in-game, they’re all for naught. With that reality in mind, Summer League play has become something of a test lab for the league’s young players. And what was our favorite experiment among a host of many? Giannis Antetokounmpo, point guard. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Sep 25, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Report: Suns Sign Zoran Dragic; Plan Lucrative Offer To Goran Dragic

Zoran Dragic, Goran Dragic

Fresh off their massive, five-year, $70-million extension for restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe, the Suns also bought out Slovenian guard, Zoran Dragic, from Unicaja Málaga of the Spanish League. Zoran is of course the brother of point guard Goran Dragic. Phoenix general manager Ryan McDonough also said they’ll have plenty of money next summer to offer Goran a lucrative new deal after he opts out. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 24, 2014 / 6:45 pm

Report: Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix Suns Agree To Five-Year $70 Million Deal

Eric Bledsoe

After months of rumors and conjecture otherwise, Eric Bledsoe will remain with the Phoenix Suns for the long-haul after all. According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, Bledsoe has reached an agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract with the Suns. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 24, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Drake Says He’d Love To Make Music With LeBron

Drake, Kevin Hart

We’d love to see Drake and LeBron James collaborate on a single. Can you think of a musician and athlete combination more divisive than the prides of Toronto and Cleveland? It would be awesome for sheer entertainment value gleaned from the public’s reaction. And considering that he’s open to doing so, Drizzy clearly thinks it could be a hit, too. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 24, 2014 / 11:30 am

Report: Steve Nash Looks Good In Scrimmages; Nerve Issues Have Improved

Steve Nash

The Lakers could have used a healthy Steve Nash last season. The 40-year-old two-time MVP only appeared in 15 games for LA in 2013-14 after experiencing extensive nerve damage as the result of a broken leg suffered during the 2012-13 campaign. This is the final year of Nash’s three-year deal with LA, and he’ll likely hang up the kicks for good when the season is over. According to reports, though, it seems his offseason convalescence has improved his broken-down body, at least so far. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Sep 24, 2014 / 10:15 am

Report: Eric Bledsoe And Suns Make Progress On Contract Extension

Eric Bledsoe

After playing 43 games for the Suns last season and averaging career highs in points, assists and minutes per game, Eric Bledsoe thought his restricted free agency would bring a max offer. That hasn’t happened so far and Phoenix’s four-year, $48 million offer (on par with what the Raptors gave Kyle Lowry) was rejected while placing a wedge between what the team thinks he’s was and what Bledsoe’s team believes. Yet, despite the acrimony between the two sides, a report from Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnaworski says they’re back at the negotiating table and getting closer to an extension. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 23, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Pelicans Release Red Alternate Uniforms To Be Worn This Season

Anthony Davis

It’s alternate jersey day in the NBA! After the Dallas Mavericks released a smashing new look that will debut in 2015-2016, the New Orleans tried to outdo their Southwest Division foes by unveiling never before seen uniforms of their own. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 23, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Nike Celebrates Kevin Durant’s Birthday With Intricate Cake, Huge Pinata

Kevin Durant (photo. Ballislife Twitter)

Almost 26 year-old Kevin Durant is just like any other birthday boy, apparently: He likes his cake and piñatas! The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar and reigning NBA MVP is on the Nike campus today for an early birthday party, enjoying his fun as if he were two decades younger. Read More »