Parker Lapres

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Chris Paul's True Alter Ego Is Too Nasty for TV Commercials

Kids instinctively can tell who is in charge. That's why the gang of adolescent boys roaming the Los Angeles Clippers locker room Monday night greeted seven-foot DeAndre Jordan as if he were a peer and gathered around Chris Paul, who, seated in front of his locker, was nearly at eye level with …

The NBA's future is here and it's finally being televised

The first week of the NBA playoffs have featured upsets and memorable performances from the league's young stars, many of whom have been neglected by network television. This is all very good for a league in the middle of a transition.<p>The Miami Heat won two games at home against the Charlotte …

How Mike Trout Stays In Ridiculously Good Shape

He knows it. That's why Trout put himself through a rigorous offseason training regimen after taking a few weeks off at the end of the year to heal and recharge. "He usually comes seven days a week. Occasionally six, depending on his schedule," says Trout's trainer, Dan Richter. "We do a different …

Durant not nice about Allen matchup

Within competition itself, though, Durant's nature often changes. Or perhaps it's better to say that nature reveals its full self. The proof: 15 …

How Nene is lighting Noah up

NBA Playoffs 2014: How Nene is eating up Joakim Noah<p>SB Nation network partner Coach Nick details how Nene is taking Joakim Noah's textbook defense …

Kevin Durant: Rockets 'Can't Check Me One-on-One, They Know That'

Remember when Kevin Durant was the most modest player in the NBA? Those days are long gone.<p>He now sounds like an Most Valuable Player who knows good and well that he's actually the MVP:<p>Durant tied Michael Jordan's streak of 40 consecutive games scoring at least 25 points on Friday night, but his …

Who Is the Most Underrated New Orleans Pelicans Player This Year?

Waxing poetic about Anthony Davis has come naturally in his second season. As for the rest of his New Orleans Pelicans teammates, compliments have been few and far between.<p>Outside of the rare exception like Davis, it's hard to get overly thrilled about anyone playing on a team that sits at fifth …

Kevin Durant Has Nothing Left to Prove as 2014 NBA MVP Favorite

Kevin Durant has taken an insurmountable lead in the MVP race, even in a league where LeBron James is still very alive and well. It's not that James' play has dropped off. It's not that the Heat are anything less that dominant.<p>It's just that Durant has finally proven all he needs to prove. He's no …