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In the era of the NBA super-team, pinning your hopes on one star is deadly

When teams such as the Warriors have depth throughout their roster, the chances of someone like Anthony Davis dragging his team to the Finals diminish<p>I have very little hope for the upcoming Donald Trump presidency. I know, I’m really out on a limb with this one. Don’t worry, folks. The rest of …

Basketball

Shaka Smart is Wreaking Havoc on College Basketball

Shaka Smart reacts as his team plays West Virginia at the Frank Erwin Center on February 16, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (Getty Images)<p><b>As the bus rumbled hour</b> after hour toward Greenville, Mississippi, an eight-year-old Shaka had no idea what awaited him. This wasn't one of the yearly vacations where …

WATCH: New York Knicks surprise Army veteran with service dog

United States Army Retired Sergeant First Class Luciano Yulfo and Murphy will make quite the team<p>The New York Knicks may be having issues with the …

NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers Visit President Obama at the White House

On Thursday, the Cleveland Cavaliers visited the White House and President Barack Obama to celebrate the first championship in the organization's history.<p>"We finally said it: 'World Champion' and 'Cleveland' in the same sentence," the president said in his speech, per the White House on Twitter.<p>He …

Basketball

Duke adds five-star guard Gary Trent Jr. to 2017 class

One of the top shooting guards in the country has committed to Duke's 2017 recruiting class.<p>Gary Trent Jr., a five-star prospect, made the …

Giannis Antetokounmpo And Tony Snell Combined For This Crazy Double Block

Few, if any, NBA teams possess the crazy length that the Milwaukee Bucks have. This allows them to do things like fly out of nowhere to block a shot on some poor, unsuspecting player on a fast break.<p>That happened to Tim Frazier of the New Orleans Pelicans. Frazier thought he was going to have a …

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Nuggets file protest over last-second loss in Memphis

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets would like a second chance at the final moment of a loss in Memphis.<p>The team filed a protest Thursday night with the …

‘Stay Melo’: For Maryland basketball’s standout guard, it’s both a plea and a promise

As Melo Trimble emerged from an American Studies class and began his lunchtime commute on Maryland’s campus earlier this week, he reminded himself to find simple joy in being a college student. The junior point guard’s profile has never been higher on these pathways between classes, and as he …

How the relationship between Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat fell apart

Most people expected Wade to spend his entire career in Miami, but over the years that relationship deteriorated to a point of no return.<p>Dwyane Wade is about to find out what the visitor's locker room of the AmericanAirlines Arena looks like. On Thursday, the Heat will host the Bulls in what will …

LeBron James Sent Ohio State Basketball Custom Shoes

King James has sent Ohio State basketball a gift.<p>Ohio State’s men’s basketball team has received a shipment of shoes from the program’s biggest …

The Los Angeles Clippers are the best team in basketball

There’s a decent chance that you’ll get to the end of this piece and wind up muttering to yourself, “Who cares? It’s the regular season. They’ll blow …

NBA Trade Rumors: Breaking Down Latest on DeMarcus Cousins, Nerlens Noel, More

The NBA trade deadline won't roll around until 3 p.m. ET on Feb. 23, but a slew of star-studded names started popping up in the league's rumor mill just weeks into the regular season.<p>Deals are far from imminent at this stage in the game, but players such as DeMarcus Cousins, Nerlens Noel and Brook …

NBA scores 2016: This isn’t the Celtics team we were all expecting

Boston has been positively unimpressive through seven games. There are reasons for that, though.<p>“We’re not as good as we thought we were.”<p>That’s what Isaiah Thomas said of the Boston Celtics’ just a few days ago. His words seem pretty accurate after a 118-93 drubbing by the Washington Wizards on …

Diagnosing Cleveland Cavaliers' Remaining Flaws

Off to an impressive 6-1 start, the Cleveland Cavaliers have but a few flaws in an otherwise sparkling roster.<p>The Cavs currently lead the NBA with a 114.0 offensive rating, while all three members of the Big 3 are averaging at least 22.0 points per game.<p>Although just a sliver into the season, a few …

DeMar DeRozan Became The NBA’s Leading Scorer By Studying Team USA’s Superstars

When it comes to compelling and even dramatic storylines, DeMar DeRozan is a pretty boring dude. (Unless, of course, he’s subtweeting the hell out of <i>Sports Illustrated</i>.) He signed a max deal with the Toronto Raptors because he believes in what they’re building, so we can’t talk about him getting …

Basketball

Kansas phenom Josh Jackson not your typical freshman, on or off the court

Bill Self says the potential top-3 pick in next year's NBA Draft is wise beyond his years<p>Josh Jackson is not a rarity. Not at Kansas, which has had …

Wednesday NBA Roundup: Spurs Missing Their Chance to Seize Superpower Status

A season that was supposed to be about juggernauts and destiny and foregone conclusions has been anything but so far, and the San Antonio Spurs' uncharacteristic vulnerability on Monday was the latest proof that no preseason narrative is ever a sure thing.<p>San Antonio fell to the Houston Rockets by …

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This mom's dance moves at an NBA game are the best thing you'll see all day

Had a hard day? Feeling a bit stressed? Well then sit yourself down and keep reading, my friend, because you’re about to smile so big your face hurts.<p>…

What Kobe, Lakers can teach us about Dwyane Wade's Miami return

Free agency and franchise stability are complicated, messy, fraught with drama ... at least for the Heat<p>On Nov. 26, 2013, the Los Angeles Lakers …

Barack Obama honours NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers

You learn a lot about people when they're down, President Barack Obama declared Thursday, and he wasn't talking about an election. Obama saluted the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers for rallying from behind to defeat the Golden State Warriors and end a Cleveland pro sports title drought stretching back to …