Joey Owen

65 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Following | 146 Followers | @JoeyOwen17 | I don't know what I'm going to do tomorrow. I just know for sure I'm going to keep playing basketball. -Kevin Durant #wildcatnation

Jahlil Okafor's dunk-fail briefly gives life to Robert Morris but Duke wins

Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor went for a reverse dunk early in the second half on Friday in the Blue Devils' first-round NCAA tournament game and …

Magic's Elfrid Payton 1st rookie since '97 with 2 straight triple-doubles

ORLANDO, Fla. -- In what has been an otherwise forgettable year in Orlando, rookie Elfrid Payton is doing his best to give Magic fans some hope for …

Basketball

Blake Griffin draws a foul, slides on his tummy like a penguin

WHEEEEEEEEE!<p>Perfect form, but I'm really disappointed the ref didn't have the presence of mind to call him safe.<p>TAKE IT BACK NOW Y'ALL:<p>Let's shop!

Blake Griffin

Andrew Bogut doesn't think the NBA is 'a healthy environment' to raise children

We've come to know Andrew Bogut as an Australian everyman — the son of an auto mechanic who orders barstools on Overstock.com and enjoys nothing more …

The Playoff Path the San Antonio Spurs Must Take to Reach the NBA Finals

The No. 7 San Antonio Spurs are looking to make a strong run in the playoffs in order to defend their title from last season. While the first-round opponent for Gregg Popovich's Spurs is still up in the air, San Antonio will find some matchups more favorable than others.<p>What matchup would be the …

NBA Rumors

DAILY NBA RUMORS PAGE<p><b>InsideHoops.com</b><p><b>SHARE</b><p><b>NBA Rumors Stories for Saturday, June 16, 2018</b> <i><br>Updated 12:00 a.m. ET</i><p><b>The NBA on Friday sent teams a memo</b> …

Why Boston Celtics Fans Should Embrace Unexpected Playoff Push

When the Boston Celtics traded Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks back on Dec. 18, it was viewed as an effective surrender. Shortly thereafter, they sent Jeff Green to the Memphis Grizzlies.<p>Surely, that was it. The Celtics had traded their two highest-profile players, including a point guard in …

Desperate Wolves make N.Y. call

NEW YORK -- The Minnesota Timberwolves are so desperate for bodies that they signed a player Thursday based on how quickly he could get to the …

Can anyone beat Kentucky? The Yahoo Sports bracket podcast knows

<i>[Editor's note: this is the latest episode of Yahoo Sports' new Grandstanding podcast, in which Jay Busbee and Kevin Kaduk kick around every topic in</i> …

Denver is resting three starters against their wishes in order to lose a game, basically

DN31615.jpg<p>The Denver Nuggets are enjoying one of their better stretches of the season, winning six of eight games since interim head coach Melvin …

Isaiah Thomas still out of lineup

BOSTON -- Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas remains sidelined by swelling near his tailbone and could miss at least three more games, according to …

Adidas will not attempt to extend its apparel deal with the NBA

LAC331615.jpg<p>It always seemed rather incongruous that Adidas would stand as the maker of the NBA’s official apparel, when all but a handful of NBA …

NBA schedule and results: Heat top Cleveland as LeBron James returns to Miami

LeBron James made another return to Miami, but it wasn't an enjoyable trip back as Dwyane Wade and the Heat came out on top.

Dwight Howard participates in some of Rockets practice

<b>Dwight Howard participates in some of Rockets practice</b><p><i>Here’s the Houston Chronicle reporting on the Rockets, who will be happy to welcome Dwight</i> …

Basketball

Thunder's Durant still out; Westbrook could return Wednesday

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant will be out at least another week for the Oklahoma City Thunder, but Russell Westbrook could return Wednesday …

What's Wrong with Tony Parker?

The San Antonio Spurs wouldn't have all those title banners in the rafters if it weren't for Tony Parker. That has to be noted at the outset.<p>But the six-time All-Star hasn't been himself lately, failing to tally double-figure points four times in five games—a stretch during which he made just 5 of …

Will the Dangerous Boston Celtics Make Noise in the NBA Playoffs?

The Boston Celtics are hanging on in the playoff race, even after trading away two of their best players, Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green, and losing another key player in Jared Sullinger.<p>Yet since acquiring Isaiah Thomas and implementing him in the backcourt with Avery Bradley and Marcus Smart, the …

Rondo emphasizing defense with Mavs

<b>Rondo emphasizing defense with Mavs</b><p><i>Here’s ESPN Dallas reporting on the Mavericks (40-22 this season) and Rajon Rondo, who are still adjusting to each</i> …

Grizzlies' Tony Allen out vs. Jazz, suspended 1 game for violating team policy

Memphis Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger made a surprising announcement during his pregame media session on Tuesday. Perimeter stopper Tony Allen …

LeBron James moves up to 21st place on scoring list

CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James has moved into 21st place on the career scoring list with 24,506 points.<p>The Cavaliers' star passed Ray Allen on …

Denver Nuggets fire coach Brian Shaw with team in slide

DENVER (AP) -- Last week, Denver Nuggets players broke their huddle with a chant of ''1-2-3 ... Six weeks,'' interpreted by some as a countdown to …

The 10-man rotation, starring DeAndre Jordan's Defensive Player of the Year candidacy

DR3215.jpg<p><i>A look around the league and the web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always</i> …

If their team huddles are any indication, the Nuggets can't wait for the season to end

KF3215.jpg<p>This is why sportswriters need to be given floor-level “press-row” seats again.<p>In the hours after a blowout home loss to the Utah Jazz on …

NBA Suspends James Harden for Kicking LeBron James in the Groin

The NBA announced Monday that Houston Rockets guard James Harden will be suspended for one game without pay for kicking Cleveland Cavaliers forward …

7 players ejected after bench-clearing scuffle in Baylor-Texas

Seven players were ejected.<p>Baylor and Texas headed to overtime on Monday night in a game the Longhorns pretty much have to win if the have any hope at an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament. With two minutes remaining in the extra session, Texas' Isaiah Taylor and Baylor Royce Young battled for a …

Good morning. The Dragic Revenge Game turned into a wrasslin' match.

That and more in Tuesday's NBA newsletter. SUBSCRIBE!<p>Good morning. Let's basketball.<p><b>LET'S WRASSLE:</b> Oh man. So the Heat faced the Suns, which means DRAGIC REVENGE GAME except it was apparently a Phoenix revenge game? Whatever the case, Markieff Morris fouled Goran Dragic hard on a breakaway, drawing …

Tony Parker faces biggest challenge of his career as Spurs try to find old form

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Tony Parker drove to the basket for what should have been a routine running lay-in against the Sacramento Kings. Only, nothing …

Jimmy Butler Injury Update: Bulls Star Out 3-6 Weeks with Elbow Sprain

The Chicago Bulls will be without Jimmy Butler for the next few weeks, but the damage could've been much worse.<p>The team confirmed the news Monday, announcing Butler had a "Grade 2/3 ulnar ligament sprain and small bone impaction injury to the left elbow." He could be sidelined for anywhere between …