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Julius Erving Reveals 'Dr. J's All-Time Starting Five,' Without Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan slights have never been in greater supply.<p>First, Gary Payton says John Stockton was more difficult to defend than "His Airness," then Julius Erving leaves MJ off his all-time starting five.<p>While on <i>Fox Sports Live</i>, Dr. J revealed his top five players of all time to be Wilt …

10 Things You Don't Know About 2013 Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee Gary Payton

Gary Payton is a deserving inductee in the 2013 Basketball Hall of Fame, and he's been around for long enough that you probably know a lot about him.<p>He played for the Seattle SuperSonics before bouncing around from team to team during the early 2000s. He was nicknamed "The Glove" thanks to his …

Anthony Bennett Breaks Down His Go-To Move

Every player has that one move they immediately turn to when they're guarded one-on-one. Whether it's the crossover, step-back dribble or post-up, we all have our specialties.<p>While at the Rookie Photo Shoot, I got the chance to ask the youngsters which go-to move is their favorite.<p>Watch now to find …

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Updated 2013-14 NBA Power Rankings, Pre-Training Camp Edition

Are the Miami Heat still at the top of the heap?<p>Which teams are the leading contenders for the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes?<p>Should you expect the Los Angeles Lakers to make the playoffs?<p>Will the Brooklyn Nets or New York Knicks own The Big Apple in 2013-14?<p>Which team will emerge at the top of the …

What Andrew Wiggins Must Achieve at Kansas to Exceed Incredible Hype

Expectations come with the territory of being insanely special. Andrew Wiggins didn't ask for the hype. And whether you believe in it or not, it's there.<p>Wiggins has played the right card so far. It doesn't seem like he plans on letting the media affect his mindset or performance.<p>But that won't stop …

Biggest Reasons to Believe Miami Heat Will Win Third Straight Title

The odds may be stacked against them, but there remains a chance that the Miami Heat will win their third straight NBA championship in 2013-14.<p>I am on record of saying that I do not think the Heat will three-peat because too many things would have to go right in order for that to happen. Plus, it …

Ranking the Most Intriguing 2013 Free-Agent Gambles Remaining on the Market

All of the safe bets on the NBA free-agent market were raked in weeks ago, which leaves a table full of available gambles for franchises that have a high risk tolerance.<p>There's no shortage of talent among the players who are still available. But in most cases, said talent is obscured by character …

Phoenix Suns: Ranking the Top 15 Players in Franchise History

Phoenix Suns fans have seen a varied collection of All-Star-caliber players since the organization's inaugural 1968-69 season. But with more than 40 years of Suns basketball in the books, which of those players are worthy enough to be named the top 15 in franchise history?<p>Although the intensely …

7 Things the Lakers Need to Figure Out Before 2013-14 NBA Season Begins

Eight weeks may seem like an eternity to you and me, but to the Los Angeles Lakers, the current chronological chasm that stands between now and the start of the 2013-14 NBA season looks more like a time crunch.<p>The Lakers have plenty with which to concern themselves over the next two months. Mike …

Recent College Stars Who Flamed out in the NBA

Could Jimmer Fredette be the next Adam Morrison or Jonny Flynn? Some of the NCAA's best go the way of NBA dinosaurs <i>long</i> before it'd be fair to actually call them dinosaurs.<p>Guys like Fredette (or newest Los Angeles Laker Wesley Johnson) seem born to make us question NBA front offices. Fredette was …

25 Most Slammin' NBA Kicks Ever

Legacies in the NBA are defined mostly by on-court production, but the stylish off-court aspect can't be ignored. Since Michael Jordan revolutionized the sneaker game with the launch of Jordan Brand, players have been rolling out unique looks, many of which have piqued consumer interest.<p>There was a …

Ranking the NBA's Top 5 Small Forwards of 2013-14 Season

In the spirit of the upcoming 2013-14 NBA season, I've been ranking the top five players at each position. With point guard and shooting guard down, the small forward position is up next.<p>The star-studded small forward spot features the top two players in the league and another top-10 player. These …

Immediate Hurdles the Indiana Pacers Will Face This Season

Just what are the immediate hurdles the Indiana Pacers will face this season?<p>In spite of Danny Granger's impending return and the additions of Chris Copeland, Luis Scola and C.J. Watson, the Pacers have several hurdles they must overcome.<p>The defending champions Miami Heat, for one.<p>You can be sure …

7 NBA Teams Who Are Still a Few Years Away from Being Legit Threats to the Title

The start of every season brings with it a new sense of hope for fans of the 30 NBA teams. In reality, though, only a handful of teams have a legitimate shot at winning a championship each year, while everyone else is playing catch-up.<p>The latter group is comprised of three tiers. There are the …

The NBA All-Up-and-Coming Team

As the elite talent of today (LeBron James, Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, etc.) fades over the next few years, the elite talent of tomorrow (Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, James Harden, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, etc.) figures to take over.<p>But what about the day <i>after</i> …

What Kind of Team Do Boston Celtics Need to Build Around Rajon Rondo

The NBA's Trail Blazers hail from Portland, but if the Boston Celtics are going to have any future success, they will have to adopt that pioneering phrase from another corner of the U.S. and build a team around Rajon Rondo.<p>Rondo would be a puzzling piece to any hoop architect. While Celtics …

Why It's Time for Kyrie Irving to Lead Cleveland Cavaliers to Playoffs

The 2013-14 campaign will provide Kyrie Irving with an opportunity to lead his Cleveland Cavaliers to the playoffs for the very first time.<p>After posting a combined winning percentage of .304 over the last two seasons, Cleveland will now have pieces around Irving capable of helping his Cavs compete …

Kobe Bryant's 1963 Chevrolet Impala Being Auctioned Off on eBay

Game-worn jerseys are overrated.<p>If you want to really feel like an NBA player, you've got to commit. It's not just the shoes, the uniforms, the obnoxiously large shades or the capris—but the lifestyle. Luckily, Kobe Bryant has you covered if you're falling behind on the latter.<p>Yahoo! Sports' Kelly …

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Watch an arena full of Spurs fans react to Ray Allen’s NBA Finals Game 6-tying 3-pointer (Video)

It's been 2 1/2 months since Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals — 2 1/2 months since the San Antonio Spurs came within 5.2 seconds of closing out the …

Andrew Bynum is working hard and looking forward to his eventual comeback in Cleveland. He swears.

We’re going to encourage you to take two aspirin, or at least prepare a cold compress, before reading this column. Reading this column will encourage …

Kevin Garnett says he would have retired if separated from Paul Pierce

Nets forward says that he would have retired if a trade would have moved Paul Pierce, and he wouldn't have waived his no-trade clause without The …

The Olympic Park For The 2016 Rio Games Is Amazing

The design by architecture firm AECOM was made to reflect the mountains and valleys of Brazil's coastline on the site located in the Rio's Barra da Tijuca district.

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Tiger Woods named Player of the Month, commits to BMW Championship and Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods makes it official: He’ll tee it up in next week’s penultimate FedExCup playoff game.<p>Tiger Woods, No. 2 in points after a stunning T65 finish Monday at the Deutsche Bank Championship, announced on Wednesday that he will play in next week’s BMW Championship, the third of four FedExCup …