Greg Cordova

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Michigan State Lands Top-100 Recruit Xavier Tillman

On Friday, Michigan State landed its second commitment for the Class of 2017 when Xavier Tillman, a 6-9 forward out of Grand Rapids (MI) Christian, …

Michigan

Watch Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant make every shot they take for 75 seconds

Here’s the thing that should make teams nervous — this doesn’t even include the best shooter in the game today. Stephen Curry was on the other end of …

Kevin Durant

Austin Nichols jumped to Virginia from Memphis in pursuit of bigger goal

As commonplace as transfers have become in college basketball, they mostly fall into two categories: players frustrated by a lack of freshman playing …

Basketball

NBA Trade Rumors: Cleveland Cavaliers Get Victor Oladipo, OKC Thunder Acquire Kevin Love

There is a rumor swirling about a potential trade between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Cleveland Cavaliers, wherein Victor Oladipo and Kevin Love …

Kevin Love

Dallas Mavericks bet big on Harrison Barnes' upside

DALLAS -– The math on Harrison Barnes seems hard to figure for some.<p>He averaged a career-high 11.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists for the …

Dallas

The NBA's most bizarre bans, from obscene testicle gestures to straws

Last week, news broke that NBA officials would be cracking down on the “unnatural acts” of nut-shots, i.e. unnecessary, intentional hits to the groin.<p>Brought to the forefront by the ball-blasting tendencies of a certain Golden State point forward, the ban should be patented as the “Draymond Green …

NBA

LeBron James on Kobe, Duncan and KG Retiring: 'We're On Deck'

The recent retirements of Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett has him thinking about the end of his own career.<p>Though he’s only 31-years-old …

Lebron James

LeBron James, Tyronn Lue Comment on Star's Minutes, Health, Conditioning

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James is preparing for his 14th NBA season and a title defense with his hometown team.<p>Head coach Tyronn Lue, who is entering his first full season as the leader on the Cavaliers bench, is focused on keeping James as fresh as possible throughout the 2016-17 …

Lebron James

The Cavs Watched Game 7 Over and Over This Summer

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and company spent part of their offseason glued to the television, re-living their improbable championship triumph in …

Lebron James

Tim Duncan Shows Up At Spurs Practice

It didn’t take long for <b>Tim Duncan</b> to pop up at the Spurs facility. Gregg Popovich has already said that the recently retired Spur can be the “coach …

Tim Duncan

Dwyane Wade Calls Rajon Rondo Best Point Guard He's Ever Played with

With respect to Gary Payton, Mario Chalmers and Goran Dragic, Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade believes Rajon Rondo is the most talented floor general he's ever shared a backcourt with.<p>Although the two haven't stepped onto the floor together for a regular-season game since joining Chicago in the …

Rajon Rondo

James Harden rocks seriously short shorts to practice (Photo)

Bringing it back to the NBA glory days, James Harden rocked short-shorts today at practice.<p>It’s James Harden’s world, we’re all just living in it. …

James Harden

Joakim Noah Motivated By 'Low Blow' from Bulls Owner

Bulls team owner Jerry Reinsdorf recently said that Joakim Noah is no longer a “frontline guy”, something the Knicks’ free agent acquisition took …

Joakim Noah

The dorm for Kansas basketball players is ridiculous

<i>Beginning in September and running up until November 11th, the first day of the season, College Basketball Talk will be unveiling the 2016-2017</i> …

Basketball

The One Simple Protest Strategy That Could Change College Sports for Good | VICE Sports

You are University of Michigan running back Drake Johnson. It's April 13, 2016, and you're working out at a school facility. You've suffered two torn knee ligaments in preceding years, and today, you are run over by a forklift. <i>A forklift</i>.<p>Normally, the federal Occupational Safety and Health …

College & University

My Final Season

This is it, my final season.<p>It’s time to move on from the game of basketball.<p>Just like any difficult decision, I think you’ve got to be at peace with …

Paul Pierce

New-look Bulls are confident chemistry will form quickly

With no broken orbital bones to mend after Tuesday's first practice, the Bulls already are in better shape than last training camp.<p>Derrick Rose, the unfortunate recipient of a wayward Taj Gibson elbow last season, is in New York, one of many high-profile departures from the ending of a Bulls' era. …

Rajon Rondo

Gregg Popovich’s thoughts on Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest are unsurprisingly wise

Though Gregg Popovich has a reputation for being a man of few words in front of reporters, he’s occasionally willing to reveal his intellectual curiosity and awareness to the world at large.<p>The latest example: his comments on Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protests. Here’s a snippet of what …

Gregg Popovich

Should Anderson Varejao accept a championship ring from the Cavaliers?

Anderson Varejao spent 11 and a half seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers and was present for LeBron James' arrival, departure and return, along with …

Cleveland Cavaliers

Kyrie Irving Felt 'Validation' After Clutch Game 7 Performance

Kyrie Irving’s life “changed drastically” after his enormous three-pointer late in Game 7 of the NBA Finals helped clinch the first NBA title in …

Kevin Garnett sparked a dilemma the NBA, NCAA still hasn't been able to solve

To Sonny Vaccaro, it was simple math.<p>If Kevin Garnett became the first player in decades to enter the NBA lottery straight out of high school, he would be guaranteed millions upon being selected.<p>“Kevin,” he told him. “Even if you can’t play you’re going to get $11 million that they can never take …

Kevin Garnett

To Clippers Fans

I’ll just get it out of the way.<p>Last season sucked.<p>I am truly sorry. What happened in Toronto was 100% my fault. I messed up.<p>I don’t want to dwell on …

NBA

Russell Westbrook On Recent Shootings: 'Something Has to Change'

One of the biggest questions heading into the 2016-17 NBA season is whether players will follow the lead of NFL players and protest the National …

Kevin Garnett leaves as his era's most influential NBA star

If you think of what the NBA was before Kevin Garnett arrived, it's easy to certify the Big Ticket as the most influential player of his …

The NBA Players Throughout History That We Most Want To See Go 1-On-1

It’s the bar debate that will continue, inexorably, until the end of time: In a game of 1-on-1, who wins? When you open this question up to every era of NBA basketball, the results can get screwy — the game has changed a lot over the years. But that’s no fun. Comparing players from different epochs …

Basketball

NBA's Youngest Coach, Luke Walton, Is on the Level with Millennial-Laden Lakers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – D'Angelo Russell's eyes are sparkling as he makes clear how he feels about his new coach.<p>"At this level, I don't really know what it takes to win," Russell says. "So from a guy who knows what it takes to win, I can't do anything but sit back and listen."<p>He is proud that Walton, …

Basketball

Boris Diaw brought a portable espresso machine to drink coffee at the Grand Canyon

Boris Diaw really loves coffee. We’ve known that for awhile. While playing for the Spurs, he had a little portable espresso machine in his locker.<p>Another time, he tried to convince Manu Ginobili to buy a coffee maker over several Tweets.<p>It seems no matter where Diaw goes, he brings a personal …

Coffee

Entire Indiana Fever team locks arms and kneels for national anthem

The entire Indiana Fever team joined in the national anthem protests that Colin Kaepernick sparked in the NFL. The Fever all locked arms and kneeled during the anthem, while two Phoenix Mercury players kneeled ahead of their playoff game on Wednesday, according to the <i>IndyStar</i>‘s Gregg …

Colin Kaepernick

NBA, NBPA sent players memo on supporting social change

MIAMI (AP) — NBA players are being urged to reach out to league and union officials to try and come up with ways to create "positive change" in communities around the country, a move that comes in response to protests in other sports about racial oppression and other social matters.<p>Players received …

NBA

Kevin Durant Discusses Backlash from Leaving Oklahoma City Thunder and More

Kevin Durant became the biggest story of the NBA offseason when he chose to sign with the Golden State Warriors in July.<p>The backlash that came with it has not been comforting.<p>The seven-time All-Star provided his thoughts on the move while talking to Bill Simmons of <i>Any Given Wednesday</i>:<p>Anthony Slater …

Kevin Durant