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NBA MVP Rankings: No longer Steph Curry as a lock, we have a real race

Last quarter, we ranked the runner-ups for MVP. At the midway point, we have a real race on our hands for the award.<p><b>Also Read: Midseason Awards</b><p>Much …

NBA's Karl Malone: The Mailman or the Gunman?

One of the most revered power forwards in NBA history is Karl Malone. He was an NBA All Star 14 times. An Olympian. He's in the Basketball Hall of Fame. His nickname is "The Mailman" because of how spectacularly he delivered. But should his nickname be changed to The Gunman?<p>In a public service …

This simple rule change will end the intentional fouling epidemic in the NBA

There's an easy way to prevent the ridiculous situation that happened in Houston on Wednesday night.<p>On Wednesday, the Rockets intentionally fouled Andre Drummond 12 times in a row to start the third quarter. This included intentionally putting the Pistons into the bonus using an end-of-the-bench …

Gary Payton trash talked his son into college basketball stardom

It took some especially tough love, but Gary Payton II found an identity that fit him better than The Glove's.<p>Gary Payton showed up at Las Vegas' Spring Valley High School one evening in late 2010 waiting to be impressed. His son, Gary Payton II, was a junior, and the beneficiary of a recent growth …

2 Golden State Warriors stopped to tie their shoes during a possession — and the Warriors scored anyway

The Golden State Warriors completed another drubbing of an Eastern Conference playoff team on Wednesday, beating the Chicago Bulls, 125-94.<p>The Warriors were met with little resistance by the Bulls and seemed to have no trouble, even when they were short-handed.<p>Early in the first quarter, after the …