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Stop what you’re doing and look at this absurd Nikola Jokic no-look pass

This is just sensational.<p>Nikola Jokic is a verified passing savant, a pure-vision point god in a 6’10 body that uses his skills to throw passes that we hardly ever see. The NBA is better because we have him, and the Denver Nuggets should be thankful every day for their Serbian star.<p>Here’s the …

NBA

Inside Kendrick Perkins' G League Stint: Out to Earn One Last Shot at the NBA

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Kendrick Perkins looked out of place in every way.<p>The arena, for one, wasn't fitting for an NBA star—a point punctuated by a particularly sparse G League crowd on this Monday night in early February. The locker stall he sat in front of after the game was a similarly poor fit, …

Basketball

Inside the Art of the Dunk

GOATs of basketball past, present and future tell the secret history of the best play in sports—with an assist from Vince Carter 👑 and a kid watching his throne<p>February 15, 2018<p><b>Quick question: What’s the dunk</b> that makes you close your eyes, look down and shake your head in disbelief? Is it Shaq …

Vince Carter

No. 8 and No. 24 Kobe Bryants Clash in NBA 2K Simulation

Kobe Bryant donned No. 8 and No. 24 during his 20-year career. He achieved so many accolades with both numbers that the Los Angeles Lakers decided to retire both Monday night.<p>After winning one scoring title and three championships, the shooting guard switched from No. 8 to No. 24 for the 2006-07 …

Basketball

'NBA 2K18' Simulation: How Long Will LeBron James Play?

LeBron James turns 33 on Saturday and he’s showing no signs of decline.<p>In fact, he’s in the midst of arguably his best seasons. Through 35 games, James is averaging 27.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 9.3 assists while shooting 56 percent from the field, 40 percent from three-point range and 78 percent from …

Basketball

The top 15 best Rookie Game performances in NBA All-Star history

Kyrie, Kobe, Durant, Westbrook, Wall: The top rising stars (almost) always become superstars<p>Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving — before each …

Kyrie Irving
NBA
Stan Van Gundy

Chris Paul: Don't Take LeBron James for Granted Amid Rumors on Star's Future

Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul warned the Cleveland Cavaliers not to take LeBron James' presence for granted as the Cavs decide what to do ahead of Thursday's NBA trade deadline.<p>On Sunday, Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com passed along comments from Paul, James' longtime friend, about Cleveland …

Basketball

Kobe Bryant: Lakers need to retire Pau Gasol’s jersey

“There’s no debate,” said the shooting guard great. “Pau, when he retires, he will have his number in the rafters next to mine. The reality is I …

Pau Gasol

Ten Years After Pau Gasol Trade to Lakers Changed NBA, Deal Makes Sense Now

Marc Gasol was grocery shopping in Girona, Spain, when he got the call.<p>His friend and then-Grizzlies point guard Juan Carlos Navarro was on the line and told him his brother, Pau, had been traded to the Lakers.<p>"I was excited, obviously for Pau," Gasol told B/R. "And then [Navarro] told me 'you know …

NBA
Basketball

Mirotić never got past altercation with Portis

Nikola Mirotić is happy to be with the New Orleans Pelicans now. But it has nothing to do with disliking the Chicago Bulls. In fact, it still has …

Basketball

Udonis Haslem rejoins Miami Heat after a few days of mourning

Basketball has never been more important to Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem than it is right now.Haslem rejoined the team Saturday for the first …

Basketball

Jarrett Allen: I’m trying to become ‘the face’ of the Nets

Jarrett Allen is too humble to call himself a replacement for Brook Lopez, who spent a decade as the face of the Nets.<p>But successor or heir apparent …

Basketball
Basketball

Kyrie called Kobe for advice when told he might be traded to Suns

Fresh off the Cleveland Cavaliers' 2017 NBA Finals defeat, their starting point guard got word he might be traded to the Phoenix Suns.<p>Unsure of what …

Basketball

Why Spanish Football Needs to Do More to Combat Racism

Racist taunts from players and fans, including the liberal use of the n-word, continue to plague Spanish football.<p>In mid-January, in a post-match television interview with beIN Sports (h/t <i></i><i>Diario AS</i>), Jefferson Lerma, one of Levante's midfielders, accused Celta Vigo's Iago Aspas of calling him "a …

Soccer

Vince Carter out here posterizing Father Time

The oldest man in the NBA at age 41, Vince Carter might be more amazing than ever. And he’s not done yet.<p>Vince Carter is 41 years old.<p>That is the combined age of Jayson Tatum and Kristaps Porzingis. In the league of Large Adult Sons, Carter is Uncle Vince. Maybe he can’t cause as much trouble as he …

Basketball

Cavs' Front Office Mistakes Pushing LeBron and Co. to Breaking Point

CLEVELAND — To borrow from the late, great Kurt Vonnegut, the excrement hit the air conditioning in Cleveland over the past week. Big time.<p>Confusion and frustration have swirled around a Cavaliers team that has lost 10 of 15 games since Christmas, with Isaiah Thomas hopelessly struggling to fill …

Basketball

NBA Announces Plan to Improve Relationship Between Players and Officials

The NBA announced Friday it has launched a plan meant to improve relations between players and officials for the remainder of the 2017-18 season and beyond.<p>According to Sam Amick of <i>USA Today</i>, NBA Senior Vice President and Head of Referee Operations Michelle Johnson and Vice President of Referee …

Basketball

Carmelo Anthony Becomes 21st Player in NBA History to Score 25,000 Points

The NBA's 25,000-point club welcomed its 21st member on Saturday when Carmelo Anthony hit a free throw in the third quarter of the Oklahoma City Thunder's game against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena.<p>"Congratulations to Carmelo on joining the 25,000-point club and for his remarkable …

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9 Powerful MS Excel Features That You May Not Be Aware Of

Do you use Excel often for work? These 9 tricks should help make your life a little bit easier…<p><i>The following is a guest post by</i> <i>Steven Correy</i><i>. Steven</i> …

Analytics

The 2018 Honda Accord Makes Normal Feel So Good

Everyone has a Honda Accord story. Maybe it was your mom’s car. Maybe you had one in college, or used to join your friend in his on delivery food …

Honda Accord

Lakers News: Kyle Kuzma Mindful Of Advice Received From Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma has exceeded all pre-draft expectations for a late first-round pick, ascending...

Basketball

Kevin Durant Apologized to Referee James Williams: 'I Was Being an Assh--e'

Kevin Durant earned his fourth ejection of the 2017-18 NBA season during Tuesday's 123-112 win over the New York Knicks at Oracle Arena, but after some reflection, he has admitted his mistakes.<p>The Golden State Warriors star discussed the situation Wednesday after reviewing film, via Mark Medina of …

Basketball

Kyle Kuzma is evolving into more than just a hot scorer

LOS ANGELES -- Kyle Kuzma was on one of his scorching hot runs, draining 3-pointers from all over the court and staring down a superstar scorer in …

Basketball

'Damn, This Game Is Long': The Dos and Don'ts of Life on an NBA Bench

Spencer Dinwiddie was hungry. NBA games, after all, can be long, tedious affairs, especially for players forced to watch all 48 minutes of action—which in real time takes an average of two hours and 15 minutes—from a seat on the bench.<p>That's where the 24-year-old Dinwiddie used to spend the …

NBA

This Day in History: Kobe Bryant Drops Career-High 81 Points

Wilt Chamberlain's record of 100 points scored in one NBA game may never be broken. But on this day in 2006, Kobe Bryant gave Wilt a run for his money. Watch above to relive Bryant's career night on its 12th anniversary.<p><i>Bleacher Report is your No. 1 stop for what’s trending in sports. You can count</i> …

Basketball

Damian Lillard Trade Rumors: Paul Allen Feared Request; Discussed Team Direction

Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen and star guard Damian Lillard reportedly held a meeting Thursday to discuss the direction of the franchise.<p>According to ESPN.com's Chris Haynes, Allen feared Lillard would request a trade, but the 27-year-old point guard instead made it clear that he has …

Basketball