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NBA / Sep 29, 2014 / 12:15 pm

LeBron James’ New Hairline Is Already Gone

LeBron James

Remember when LeBron James debuted a fabulous new hairline? That was just two weeks ago, but a lack of time hasn’t stopped his old, retreating hairline from returning in the interim. Read More »

NBA / Sep 28, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Paul Pierce Is Representing The Celtics At Derek Jeter’s Final Game In Boston

Paul Pierce

New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter’s farewell tour is of almost no interest to us. Kudos to Jeter on a fantastic career apparently performed with utmost class, and he deserves congratulations for writing such a storybook ending to his time wearing pinstripes earlier this week, too. But basketball is our game – we’d much rather wax nostalgic about the imminent NBA twilight of Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett than talk the Yankees captain. Except for now, that is. Jeter is playing his final game at Boston’s Fenway Park today, and Paul Pierce – who, you may remember, now plays for the Washington Wizards – is there to represent the Celtics. Read More »

NBA / Sep 27, 2014 / 8:30 pm

LeBron James Says Cleveland Cavaliers Are “Kyrie’s Show”

Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Kevin Love

LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers was about far more than basketball, but rest assured that a player like Kyrie Irving was wearing wine and gold at the time of James’ decision made it even easier. And as LeBron’s suddenly star-studded group embarks on the 2014-2015 season, he is doing everything he can to make sure Irving – Cleveland’s franchise player before The King came home – knows that the Cavs are his team, too. Read More »

NBA / Sep 27, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Mitch Kupchak Says Lakers Didn’t Think They Had Real Chance At LeBron, Carmelo

Mitch Kupchak

The luster of the Los Angeles Lakers has worn off. Not completely, of course. No other NBA team boasts the combination of history and glitz that the Lakers do, a reality likely here to stay. Competing franchises can’t simply summon all-time greats like George Mikan, Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O’Neal, and Kobe Bryant their way, just as they’re unable to fabricate from thin air sunny, room temperature weather, beautiful beaches, and a notable Hollywood fan base. Read More »

NBA / Sep 26, 2014 / 5:00 pm

The Top 10 Offensive Players In The NBA Today

Chris Paul, Steph Curry, Blake Griffin

When Stephen Curry said he was a better offensive player than LeBron James, a lot of people guffawed. The fidelity of Steph’s answer can be debated — personally, we think it’s closer than most believe, and of course he’d choose himself — but the premise is an interesting way of looking at the game: Who exactly are the best offensive players in the NBA? Forgetting defense for a moment, here’s an attempt to rank, in order, the 10 best offensive players in the NBA today. Read More »

NBA / Sep 26, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Report: Phil Jackson Says Knicks Believe They Will Be Playoff Team This Year

Phil Jackson

Optimism and confidence is of utmost importance in sports, and Phil Jackson clearly understands the value of such positive thinking. No doubt hoping to work his Zen Master magic on his team, Jackson said the New York Knicks believe they will be a playoff team this season. Read More »

NBA / Sep 26, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Report: Kevin Garnett Won’t Commit To 2014-2015 As His Final Season

Kevin Garnett

The Brooklyn Nets officially met the media for the first of the 2014-2015 season today. Though all players had at least some contact with reporters throughout the offseason, there was one extremely notable exception: Kevin Garnett. The Big Ticket’s future was in limbo for the majority of the summer, a reality owed as much to his silence as Brooklyn’s collective insistence that it was unaware of his plans for 2014-2015. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Sep 26, 2014 / 11:30 am

LeBron James Says There’s A “Greater Chance” He Stays In Miami If They Beat Spurs

LeBron James, Tim Duncan

In LeBron James‘ chat with Rachel Nichols for CNN’s Unguarded — airing tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET — he already admitted to losing a few pounds, which could spell trouble for Cavs opponents. But James also talked to Nichols about his decision to come back home this summer, and how a return might have been delayed had the Heat not been thumped so severely by the Spurs in June. Read More »

NBA / Sep 25, 2014 / 7:15 pm

Thunder GM Sam Presti Says Reggie Jackson Is “Core Member” Of Team

Derrick Rose, Reggie Jackson

After the team deemed it necessary to surrender James Harden two years ago, there’s a growing notion that the Oklahoma City Thunder will feel similarly inclined to part with Reggie Jackson at some point in the next year. General manager Sam Presti tried to put that belief to rest today, insisting Jackson – who will be a restricted free agent next summer if he doesn’t sign an extension before October 31 – is a core member of the Thunder’s future. Read More »

NBA / Sep 25, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Jabari Parker Says He’s Most Comfortable Playing Power Forward

Jabari Parker

There weren’t many questions about Duke’s Jabari Parker leading up to the 2014 NBA draft. The one his few detractors harped on most was whether or not he had the speed and quickness to defend small forwards. A natural big body that was relatively heavy during the pre-draft process, Parker hardly showed the defensive chops in his lone collegiate season that would lead you to believe he could capably check NBA wings. And if he really couldn’t, that meant Parker’s best position as a professional would be nominal power forward. Though the Milwaukee Bucks admitted immediately after the draft that they viewed their prized rookie as a stretch 4 this season, that incendiary strategy only gained traction when Parker confirmed it yesterday. Read More »