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Kevin Durant Reportedly Told Russell Westbrook He'd Re-Sign with Thunder

Kevin Durant shocked the NBA world when he announced his intention to sign with the Golden State Warriors on July 4, and the news reportedly came as a surprise to more than just fans.<p>According to ESPN.com's Royce Young on ESPN's <i>TrueHoop</i> podcast (h/t NBC Sports' Dan Feldman), Oklahoma City Thunder …

Kevin Durant

Draymond Green sent Kevin Durant an absurd number of texts while recruiting him to the Warriors

Kevin Durant made an incredible, shocking decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors this summer. Durant’s Team USA teammate Draymond Green played a part in the recruitment process.<p>Green spoke to DraftKings about how that involved sending “too many text messages,” and …

Kevin Durant

Amar'e Stoudemire Retires from NBA: Latest Comments and Reaction

Amar'e Stoudemire announced his retirement from the NBA on Tuesday following a 14-year run that included six All-Star selections.<p>The New York Knicks' public relations department posted Stoudemire's official announcement on Twitter after the 33-year-old decided to retire as a member of the team he …

Hall of Fame

Why Russell Westbrook must decide his long-term future with the Thunder a year early

The Thunder have a decision to make with their star point guard, but he has to make his own decision first, and he must do so before he becomes a free agent next summer.<p>As soon as Kevin Durant decided to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors, much of the attention in …

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook would make the Spurs a superteam

The league is still feeling the ripples of Kevin Durant's departure from Oklahoma City. They have even reached San Antonio, as it appears there have …

Russell Westbrook

Clippers and Thunder facing the same dilemma?

Nov 30, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) and forward Blake Griffin (32) during an NBA game against the Portland …

Blake Griffin

Charles Barkley Confirms He Used to Eat McDonald's on Bike at Sixers Practice

Earlier this week, former Philadelphia 76ers forward Jayson Williams told Ben Detrick and Jordan Redaelli of Vice Sports’ <i>Cookies</i> podcast that Charles Barkley ate McDonald's while yelling at his Sixers teammates on a stationary bike during practice.<p>It’s true.<p>Sir Charles confirmed the story on …

Charles Barkley

Jeremy Lin opens up: On Knicks heartbreak, racism and Fitzpatrick

<i>New Brooklyn Net, and former Knick, Jeremy Lin took a shot at some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby.</i><p><b>Q: When you knew your Knicks days were ending,</b> …

Jeremy Lin

Report Card Grades for Every NBA Team's 2016 Offseason

According to our (not) definitive, (not) indisputably perfect grades, the NBA as a whole has to be content with a 3.08 GPA for its work during the 2016 offseason. Most teams did fairly well, as you'd expect from a group of general managers experienced in (usually) drafting quality players and …

NBA

Jason Lloyd: Has any Eastern Conference team done enough to stop Cavaliers-Warriors ‘threequel’?

For all the trades and free-agent signings that shook the NBA this month, one truth emerged quickly during my short stay in Las Vegas last week: …

Ohio

Kevin Durant Claims No One Has Criticized Him Face-To-Face For Joining The Warriors

It’s almost three weeks removed from Kevin Durant’s decision to join the Warriors next season, and everyone (well mostly everyone) is still not over it. Charles Barkley and Reggie Miller have called Durant out publicly, Adam Silver thinks his decision is bad for the league, the Lakers are mad …

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant gets first taste of playing with Warriors teammates in USA exhibition

<b>LAS VEGAS —</b> It wasn’t the highest of stakes, but after a heavily hyped announcement and all the fallout that resulted from it, Kevin Durant has now …

Kevin Durant

Charles Barkley Comments on Warriors After Adding Kevin Durant in Free Agency

Outspoken TNT analyst Charles Barkley still isn't convinced the Golden State Warriors are heading toward an extended run of championship success despite adding prized free agent Kevin Durant to an already star-studded roster this summer.<p>Ron Kroichick of the <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> passed along …

Charles Barkley

Report: Celtics 'will not give up much" for Jahlil Okafor in trade

Boston continues efforts for leverage against Sixers<p>The Celtics have proclaimed pretty loudly that they're still looking to make a big-time move. They landed Al Horford in free agency but are clearly looking to get into the super-team game. Jimmy Butler was a widely-rumored target though …

Boston

The Biggest Hole Every NBA Team Has to Fill After 2016's NBA Free-Agent Frenzy

The din of NBA free agency has mostly died down now, and 30 NBA teams taking stock of their reformed selves are reaching the same conclusion: Nobody's perfect.<p>Plenty of clubs improved during the first few weeks of July, with the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors (duh) standing out as big …

Golden State Warriors

What would a Westbrook trade to the Spurs look like?

With Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka leaving Russell Westbrook as the lone wolf in Oklahoma City, the Thunder organization is aware that he may want out …

Russell Westbrook

NBA plans to move All-Star game from Charlotte due to anti-LGBT bill

The NBA is preparing to announce the relocation of the 2017 All-Star weekend from Charlotte in response to the state's anti-LGBT legislation, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports.<p>The person requested anonymity because the information had not been made public yet.<p>The …

NBA All-Star Game

Former All-Star Jayson Williams has the craziest '90s NBA stories

I don’t know if any of them are true, but Jayson Williams has some wild NBA stories from the 1990s.<p>An All-Star in 1998 as a member of the Nets, …

Larry Bird

Russell Westbrook Signing With LA Clippers Or Staying With OKC?

Russell Westbrook has been low-key amidst all the flurry and talks of his changing teams. Until now, it remains a mystery for everyone, whether he …

Russell Westbrook

Why K.D. doesn't care if you don't like him (Yahoo Sports)

Kevin Durant has heard his critics after his decision to play for the Warriors. And he has a response for them.

Kevin Durant

Why the NBA doesn't like superteams like the Warriors, even though they make a lot of money

The Super Warriors might help the NBA draw more eyeballs, but their existence hurts 29 other teams' ability to win, and thus to make money.<p>There is substantial evidence to suggest that the NBA should <i>like</i> having one or more so-called superteams at any given time. Superteams tend to elevate …

Kevin Durant

How Teams Might (Possibly) (But Probably Not) Beat The Warriors | VICE Sports

Everyone in the NBA is asking the same question right now, and none of them are even pretending to have a convincing answer. The question is, how on Earth are teams supposed to defend the Golden State Warriors next season? And no, "very carefully" is not an answer. When you take a team that had the …

Kevin Durant

Gregg Popovich had a great explanation for not following through with a widely held belief about his coaching career

Gregg Popovich was openly upset when Tim Duncan retired from the NBA last week.<p>Popovich, after all, had coached Duncan for 19 years, won five championships with him, and generally attributed the Spurs' long-run of success to him.<p>However, what has become apparent is that Popovich is not walking out …

Gregg Popovich

NBA stars don’t all need to carry themselves like Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan’s aversion to the spotlight has its virtues, but it doesn’t make him morally superior to those who embrace it.<p>Tim Duncan always seemed to care about basketball more than he cared the NBA. His work lay within the 94x50 floorboards of the the court. Anything outside those parameters was …

Tim Duncan

The Case Against Trading Russell Westbrook

Nine years ago, Sam Presti left the San Antonio Spurs for the Oklahoma City Thunder with, seemingly, the blueprints to team building hidden away on …

Russell Westbrook

Anthony Davis Finally Has a Team He Can Grow With — The Ringer

<b>And it’s thanks to an Eastern blueprint</b><p>After more than a year away from basketball following his troubled departure from the Hawks, Danny Ferry …

Anthony Davis

What if Kobe Bryant wanted back on Olympic team after 60-point NBA finale?

Here’s a daily look at potentially intriguing events on the Rio Olympic schedule (all times Eastern), keeping in mind athletes and teams must go …

NBA

Which Warrior will become Golden State's version of Chris Bosh?

LAS VEGAS -- Adding Kevin Durant to the Warriors will reduce the roles of Golden State's incumbent stars. Naturally, the question then is who must …

Chris Bosh

Kevin Durant responds to Reggie Miller's comments

In the wake of Kevin Durant's decision to depart Oklahoma City for greener pastures at Golden State, Durant received plenty of criticism, especially …

Kevin Durant