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NBA / Oct 16, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Michael Jordan Opposes LeBron & Dirk’s Appeals To Shorten Season

Dirk Nowitzki, LeBron James

This coming Sunday, the Nets and Celtics will play a 44-minute exhibition game, the first of its kind. It’s an exploratory measure in an effort to give players more rest, and this is the first test case (not sure how one game provides enough information, but that’s a question for another time). LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzki both publicly said they would support decreasing the number of games in the regular season, but that a 44-minute game wouldn’t have much of an impact. Then, Michael Jordan chimed in, and he was miffed why Dirk or LeBron would want to play fewer games. Read More »

NBA / Oct 16, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Blake Griffin Shows Off Tremendous Writing Chops In Players’ Tribune Debut

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin: All-NBA performer. Endorser. Comedian. Slam poet. Writer of excellent essays? In his debut for The Players’ Tribune, an athlete-helmed site founded by Derek Jeter, Griffin shows off tremendous writing chops in a story containing first-person anecdotes of the Donald Sterling saga. Read More »

NBA / Oct 16, 2014 / 10:00 am

Video: Sick 2014-15 Warriors Promo “Built This Town”

Harrison Barnes

With old clips and new, this Golden State Warriors montage video will remind NBA fans the Dubs again seem poised to make another leap. With a new coach, but few other additions, it’ll be on Steve Kerr to get them into the playoffs for the third straight year, and if management has their way, something beyond just a hard-fought first-round series. Read More »

NBA / Oct 15, 2014 / 9:30 pm

Guess What? LeBron James Didn’t Actually Set A Pick For The Wrong Team

LeBron James

Remember when the internet blew up because it appeared as if LeBron James, member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, set a pick for Norris Cole, member of the Miami Heat? Of course you do. It dominated NBA talk for what seemed like a solid 24 hours. As we initially predicted and reported, though, James and Matthew Dellavedova simply miscommunicated on the play – or at least that’s the story to which LeBron is sticking. Read More »

NBA / Oct 15, 2014 / 2:30 pm

The Three Best “Bets” To Win The 2015 NBA MVP, Where LeBron Is Heavily Favored

Anthony Davis, Blake Griffin

Last season Kevin Durant prevented LeBron James from winning this third straight MVP award. The Spurs prevented ‘Bron from taking home his third straight NBA championship. This season, James is the overwhelming favorite to win MVP (5/6), and the Cavs are the favorites to win the title (5/2). But who is the best bet to win the MVP award based off the odds? We got you covered. Read More »

NBA / Oct 15, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Minnesota Timberwolves Are Trying To Push Andrew Wiggins To Greatness

Andrew Wiggins

For a number one pick of the most ballyhooed NBA draft in over a decade, Andrew Wiggins faced an outsized amount of scrutiny leading up to it. Even louder than questions that his relatively raw package of his skills would never catch up this supreme athleticism, though, was a critique that Wiggins didn’t have the necessary alpha dog mentality befitting a franchise cornerstone. Now entrenched as such with the Minnesota Timberwolves after a hectic few months later, Wiggins’ team is doing everything it can to make sure that concern doesn’t come to fruition. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 15, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Video: Kevin Love Smokes Milwaukee Sans LeBron James & Kyrie Irving

Kevin Love

Kyrie Irving is resting a janky ankle; LeBron James is taking a respite after his emotionally taxing trip to Brazil against his former ‘mates in Miami. That left Kevin Love alone and the supporting cast against the Bucks last night and their rookie sensation, Jabari Parker. It wasn’t a problem, though, with Love leading the Cavs to a 106-100 win. Read More »

NBA / Oct 15, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra: “I Think There’s Too Many Games, To Be Frank”

Erik Spoelstra

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says he’s open to learning potential benefits gleaned from the NBA’s 44-minute game experiment. As opposed to shortening individual contests by several minutes, though, Spoelstra makes it clear he would instead prefer if the league cut entire games from the 82-game regular season schedule. Read More »

NBA / Oct 14, 2014 / 8:45 pm

LaMarcus Aldridge: “I’m Definitely Going To Shoot More Threes”

LaMarcus Aldridge

Prolific scorers that do their vast majority of damage from LaMarcus Aldridge are few and far between in the modern NBA. And considering the league’s collective understanding of which shot attempts carry the most value has finally reached its zenith, there won’t be much more of them in the future, either. Aldridge, then, is a dying breed – or at least he was. In a recent interview with Sirius XM NBA Radio, the Portland Trail Blazers star said that he’s going to add three-pointers to his measured offensive repertoire this season. Read More »

NBA / Oct 14, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Video: Elfrid Payton Throws Awful Lob To Aaron Gordon, Makes 3-Pointer

Elfrid Payton, Aaron Gordon

Orlando Magic rookie point guard Elfrid Payton is known far more for his passing ability than shooting prowess, which makes the hideous yet surprisingly effective lob he threw to fellow first-round pick Aaron Gordon last night especially ironic. Read More »