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Larry Bird on Lance Stephenson: ‘I Really Feel Bad About Losing Him’

Lance Stephenson turned down a $44 million offer from the Indiana Pacers, for a shorter and less lucrative deal with the Charlotte Hornets. Pacers …

Chicago Bulls sign second round draft pick Cameron Bairstow

The Chicago Bulls announced today the signing of 2014 second round draft pick Cameron Bairstow. Chicago selected Bairstow (BARE-stow) with the 49th …

LeBron James rooting on his son's AAU team is delightfully adorable

It's no surprise that LeBron James Jr. is a chip off the old block on the basketball court. And it's also not unusual to see eager AAU parents …

Jordan Brand Confirms September 6 Release Date for Air Jordan XX9

Jordan Brand confirmed to SLAM this week that the Air Jordan XX9 will in fact launch at retail on Saturday, September 6, in both colorways …

Total Recall: LeBron's mighty mind

<i>Editor's note: This story was originally published on July 22, 2014. LeBron James' photographic memory originated ... many years before.</i><p>Playing video …

Photos: Wizards unveil new alternate uniforms

Washington will wear a mostly navy blue alternate jersey next season.<p><b>More Offseason Analysis: Coaching changes, news | Free Agency | Draft</b><p>The …

LeBron James' Return Is Best-Possible Scenario for Kyrie Irving to Blossom

Kyrie Irving lost his place as the face of the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer, but that could have been his biggest offseason victory. And that's saying quite a bit considering his vacation started with a jackpot payday in the form of a five-year, $90 million contract extension.<p>LeBron James …

How Chris Bosh Must Adjust to Being 'The Man' for the Miami Heat

Chris Bosh is going to be the focal point of the Miami Heat offense in 2014-15 and, in all likelihood, beyond. This much is clear.<p>It's a responsibility the forward is prepared for. And it’s a responsibility he embraces. Bosh told ESPN’s Tom Haberstroh, after his erstwhile teammate announced he was …

LeBron James Signing with Cleveland Cavaliers Will Spawn New NBA Superteam Model

Burrowed between LeBron James' decision to spurn the Miami Heat for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the ongoing Kevin Love saga is a superteam obituary.<p>The context of this NBA offseason will be marketed as a story dominated by loyalty, championship posturing and business savvy. But there is more to it …

Kevin Durant Met Up with Justin Bieber for Brunch

Here's something that nobody saw coming: Kevin Durant and Justin Bieber apparently grabbed brunch together recently.<p>It seems like a pretty strange match. The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar has always done a great job of keeping his personal life private, whereas the singer grabs the spotlight …

Projecting the Top 20 Players for the 2014-15 NBA Season

For the most part, rosters are starting to take shape across the NBA's vast landscape of 30 teams.<p>Sure, there are stragglers like Eric Bledsoe and Greg Monroe, prominent players who have yet to be locked into a certain organization for the start of the 2014-15 season, but most have found their …

How Pau Gasol and Derrick Rose Will Make Each Other Better

The Chicago Bulls’ 2014-15 season relies on one factor above all: the health of Derrick Rose. He’s played just 10 games over the past two years, and no one truly knows if he can put in significant time on mended knees going forward.<p>But provided that Rose can last a full season at a level nearing …

NBA Free Agents 2014: Available Veterans Who Can Still Make Major Impact

With most of the high-profile free agents already off the market, NBA teams can start looking for smaller pieces who can make an impact in the upcoming seasons. Luckily, there are a number of veterans available who have this ability.<p>This summer was a fun ride for fans, as everyone wanted to know …

Dwyane Wade Asked Why He Flops By a Kid at Sports Camp (VIDEO)

A young fan recently posed a perfectly reasonable question to Dwyane Wade at the Dwyane Wade & Brandon Marshall Sports Academy & Cheerleading Skills …

Report: Mavericks waive Rashard Lewis after knee injury

The Mavericks have reportedly waived Rashard Lewis less than a week after signing him after a knee injury was discovered.<p><b>Offseason: Free Agency |</b> …

Chris Bosh Is Selling His Ridiculous $14.5 Million California Mansion

After agreeing to a five-year, $118 million deal with the Miami Heat earlier this month, Chris Bosh has decided to sell his mansion in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles.<p><i>Los Angeles Times</i> reporter Neal J. Leitereg (h/t Trulia.com) reports that the Heat forward is putting his …

NBA Sophomores in Desperate Need of Bounce-Back Seasons

A rough rookie season isn't the worst thing in the world. But after two years of no improvement and minimal contribution, teams start to lose faith.<p>There were a number of players from that 2013 NBA draft class who underachieved relative to where they were selected. And now they'll have to deal with …

VIDEO: A kid asked Dwyane Wade why he flops

Heat guard threatens to kick a kid out of basketball camp (jokingly) after being challenged on his theatrics.<p><b>Offseason: Free Agency | Latest from Ken</b> …

Why Winning Over Kobe Bryant Is Los Angeles Lakers' Biggest Offseason Victory

Offseason victories come in all forms, and the Los Angeles Lakers, firmly fixed to a finespun rebuild, won theirs by not losing Kobe Bryant.<p>Viewed pessimistically, the Lakers' offseason can be seen as discouraging. They didn't sign Carmelo Anthony. They didn't sign LeBron James. They didn't spend …

5 NBA Teams That Vaulted into Contention During the 2014 Offseason

It’s not often that a free-agent crop is capable of completely shifting the NBA landscape—of turning pretenders into contenders and contenders into also-rans.<p>Years from now, the summer of 2014 will stand a good chance of living up to that billing.<p>As we head into the 2014-15 campaign, five teams …

Al-Farouq Aminu to Mavericks: Latest Contract Details, Analysis and Reaction

Hours after voiding the contract of Rashard Lewis, the Dallas Mavericks have found his replacement. The Mavericks and forward Al-Farouq Aminu came to terms on a contract Wednesday evening as Dallas works to finish shoring up its bench.<p>David Aldridge of NBA.com reported the deal will be for two …

Early Predictions for OKC Thunder's Starting Lineup Next Season

The Oklahoma City Thunder have leaned on the same starting lineup for what seems like an eternity, but there is suddenly change in the air. That change isn’t occurring at point guard, small forward or power forward, thanks to the big three, but head coach Scott Brooks faces some tough decisions at …

Report Card Grades for San Antonio Spurs' 2014 Offseason So Far

The San Antonio Spurs are the best basketball team in the world for many reasons, one of them being their appreciation of continuity.<p>Basketball is a complicated and difficult team game that requires each player to know where his/her four teammates should be on both ends of the court. There’s …

LA Lakers Face Another Season with Mostly Temporary Help

The Los Angeles Lakers entered the summer with a skeleton crew, hoping for a significant makeover. But after missing out on the LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes, the "Plan B" roster looks a lot like the one that lost 55 of its last 82 games.<p>Similar to last season, this will be another …

Is Ray Allen the One Veteran Cleveland Cavaliers Still Really Need?

When LeBron James took his talents back to the Cleveland Cavaliers, he joined a team that was high on potential, but short on veteran experience and three-point shooting.<p>Ray Allen could relieve both itches with a single scratch, an act he'd surely execute with picturesque form and flawless footwork.<p>…

Report: Ray Allen ‘Leaning’ Towards Signing With Cleveland

It looks like LeBron James and Mike Miller’s recruiting skills are working on Ray Allen, according to the <i>Boston Globe</i>. The sharpshooting veteran …

MJ's $33M contract goes to auction

The Chicago Bulls' original copy of Michael Jordan's $33 million contract -- the most valuable single-season contract in NBA history -- has hit the …

Michael Jordan's Final Contract with Chicago Bulls Up for Auction

In the world of sports memorabilia, finding a Michael Jordan collectible is like the holy grail. You can imagine what people would do to get anything with his name and signature attached, let alone the last contract he signed with the Chicago Bulls prior to the 1997-98 season.<p>According to …

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