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MVP front-runners LeBron James and Steph Curry could face competition

The NBA season is set to begin Tuesday night, and while there are plenty of story lines entering the 2015-16 campaign, the MVP race could take center stage for most of the season.<p>For the last four seasons, the preseason MVP discussion was limited to two choices: LeBron James or Kevin Durant. James …

NBA POWER RANKINGS: Where all 30 teams stand at the start of the season

It seems as if this year, the hype for the season is bigger than ever, because there's so much to watch.<p>The Warriors' attempt to repeat after a historically good season, the rejuvenated Thunder, the re-tooled Clippers, the Spurs' juggernaut, LeBron James and the Cavs' chase for redemption, etc.<p>And …

Nike CEO Talks Body Monitors, Self-Tying Laces and New Cooling Technology

Mark Parker talks tech with the NBA.<p>In a speech to the assembled owners of National Basketball Association teams, Nike CEO Mark Parker has outlined the future of technology within the sport. Referencing the self-lacing sneakers made famous by <i>Back To The Future</i>, plans to use sensors and computing …

70 reasons to watch the NBA this year

With the NBA tipping off its 70th season on Tuesday, here are 70 reasons to watch in 2015–​16, in case Golden State’s title defense and another year …

Predicting the NBA's Rookie Leaders in Every Stat Category

There were more than a handful of high-profile names to come out of the 2015 NBA draft class. Now, after a year of speculating where they'd wind up, it's time to predict how each will fare during their first year on the job.<p>When projecting the following rookie statistics, we took everything into …

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D'Angelo Russell says he has better understanding of role with Lakers

The<p>Lakersopen the season Wednesday night atStaples Centeragainst theMinnesota Timberwolves.<p>Will Coach<p>Byron Scottstart the second overall pick in June'sNBA draft,D'Angelo Russell, or will he bring the guard off the bench?<p>"I don't know that yet," said Scott after the team's practice Monday. "I'm …

The NBA's 25 highest-paid players

Bryant, in his 20th NBA season, will make $25 million this season. But this will almost certainly be his last season on top of the rankings, as his contract is up next summer. And even if he continues to play, he will have to take a steep pay cut.<p>The players aiming to take Bryant's spot next season …