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LeBron James Is Wise to Step Away from International Basketball

While exploding past, through and over defenders on a basketball court, LeBron James seems invincible. His unreal combination of size, speed and athletic ability makes him a man among boys while surrounded by the best basketball players on the planet.<p>However, not even the four-time NBA MVP is …

Why Chicago Bulls Will Be Better Next Season

The Chicago Bulls have added a few pieces this offseason that will place them back into title contention.<p>Chicago was able to capture the No. 5 seed last year even with a myriad of injuries down the stretch. It's a testament to how hard this team works and to Tom Thibodeau's excellent job as a head …

5 Reasons the Miami Heat Won't Win the 2014 NBA Finals

This is what LeBron James wanted to accomplish when he came to the Miami Heat in 2010. He wanted to win multiple championships. He wanted to be the king of the NBA.<p>Little did he know the toll it would take.<p>Three years and three finals appearances after LeBron, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh joined …

Why Jeremy Lin Should Come off the Bench for the Houston Rockets

In the playoffs last season, Jeremy Lin suffered a chest injury and missed a couple of games. In the games he did play, he struggled mightily and was not very effective. His backup Patrick Beverley stole the spotlight, showing off his hustle and playing a great series against Oklahoma City. As the …

Harrison Barnes Dunk Video: Watch Warriors Forward Jam in USA Scrimmage

Harrison Barnes certainly did his best to establish himself as a viable option for Team USA in the intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday.<p>His highlight dunk over a defenseless Ryan Anderson was certainly a highlight that had fans buzzing.<p>With Barnes' Team White down 10 points to Team Blue, Barnes got the …

Can Dwyane Wade Be Anything More Than LeBron James' Sidekick in 2013-14?

It took a couple of seasons, but the basketball world has finally embraced the notion that Dwyane Wade will be little more than LeBron James' sidekick going forward.<p>That may be a gross miscalculation, however.<p>Wade, of course, was the alpha dog of the Miami Heat for his first seven years in the NBA. …

A LA Clippers Fan Tells Phoenix Suns What to Expect From Eric Bledsoe

Having witnessed Eric Bledsoe develop as a point guard for the Los Angeles Clippers the past three seasons, I have seen plenty of highs and an equal amount of lows. There was the amazing playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs in 2012 and the difficulties of a turnover-prone rookie …

Why Miami Heat Will Be Better Next Season

The Miami Heat have won back-to-back NBA titles. They’ve made it to Finals three-straight years.<p>LeBron James is 28 years old and is the clear-cut best basketball player on the planet.<p>Just like this current Miami Heat roster has done each of the past three seasons, they will continue to improve next …

NBA

Why LA Lakers Will Be Worse Next Season

Simply put, the Los Angeles Lakers are going to be worse next season without Dwight Howard, Metta World Peace, Earl Clark and several other key players from last season.<p>There is always optimism entering a new NBA season. Regardless of whether it is a contender or a bottom-feeder, each team enters …

NBA Teams Already Planning for Next Offseason

It's never too early to start planning for next offseason, and that's exactly what several NBA teams are doing as they look ahead to the summer of 2014.<p>Some of these forward-thinking squads are done with their 2013 shuffling and will still have flexibility a year from now.<p>Other clubs didn't have …

Why Boston Celtics Will Be Worse Next Season

Let's face it: even the most diehard Boston Celtics fans expect mediocrity in the upcoming 2013-14 season. It's not pessimism—it's realism.<p>But how bad will they be? Will the Celtics once again cling to a .500 record, and sneak in through the backdoor of the postseason? Or will they reach new levels …

Lakers Rumors: Breaking Down the Unreality of LA's Superteam Dreams in 2014

With the 2013 NBA offseason reaching the doldrum months, it's easy for fans to begin gazing forward into the horizon. Whether that's to the opening of training camps, the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls kicking off the regular season or somewhere else in the NBA spectrum likely depends on where your …

Charles Barkley Is Right: Philadelphia 76ers' Lack of Coach Is Laughable

More than 100 days have passed since Doug Collins resigned as head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, but new general manager Sam Hinkie seems to be in no hurry to fill the vacancy on the Sixers bench.<p>In an interview with Comcast SportsNet's "Philly Sports Talk," as quoted on FOXSports.com, TNT …

Airman Throws Down Windmill Dunk In Combat Boots At USA Basketball Game

Air Force member Nathaniel Mills stole the show at the USA basketball scrimmage in Las Vegas last night.<p>Mills was dunking in pregame warm ups, according to the NBATV crew, and then he was asked to come out during a break in the game.<p>He threw down a windmill dunk, and then told USA Today's Jeff …

Why New York Knicks Will Be Better Next Season

On paper, the New York Knicks are in a tough spot.<p>The Brooklyn Nets, New York’s crosstown counterparts, scooped up two savvy veterans in Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett for a heap of draft picks and the pu pu platter of Gerald Wallace and others. The Indiana Pacers quickly re-signed behemoth David …

Predicting 7 NBA Teams Likeliest to Surprise Fans During 2013-14 Season

Surprise! The Dallas Mavericks, much maligned for their inability to land a marquee free agent, might actually be a playoff team in 2013-14.<p>They're not alone in their capacity to exceed the expectations of their fans next year, either. Both the Portland Trail Blazers and the Boston Celtics might …

Metta World Peace is letting fans pick a nickname for him

Contrary to a rumor, Metta World Peace isn't changing his name. He's just picking a nickname.<p>A rumor started popping around that Metta World Peace , …

Jimmie Johnson makes history with Coke Zero 400 win

Johnson becomes the first driver since Bobby Allison in 1982 to sweep Daytona races. Tony Stewart, the defending race winner, finishes second.<p>DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jimmie Johnson won at Daytona again as a huge wreck erupted behind him at the finish of Saturday night's Coke Zero 400.<p>Johnson picked …