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Indiana Pacers: 4 Ways for Paul George to Ensure Superstar Status Next Season

Paul George's breakout 2012-13 NBA campaign served as a springboard for eventual superstar status.<p>Nobody can deny that the 23-year-old George served notice he is on the verge of being mentioned in the same breath as LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony.<p>After all, he did cop 2013 NBA Most …

Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov Compares Jason Kidd to Maverick from 'Top Gun'

When Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov selected Jason Kidd to help his team soar to new heights, it seemed a little strange. And now that we know he picked his coach based on a resemblance to Maverick from <i>Top Gun</i>, it all makes perfect sense.<p>Wait, what?<p>Per Stefan Bondy of the <i>New York Daily New</i><i>s</i>, …

NBA

Charlotte Bobcats to officially become Hornets in 2014-2015

The NBA's Board of Governors approved the name change in a Thursday meeting.<p>The NBA's Board of Governors voted unanimously to approve the Charlotte Bobcats' name change to the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday, the league announced. The change will take effect for the 2014-15 season.<p><b>More</b>: Rufus on …

NBA announces 5 rule changes

Three of the changes allow for expanded use of instant replay.<p>The NBA's Board of Governors approved five rules changes in a Thursday meeting, the league announced. Among these changes are three expansions to the use of instant replay.<p>When using instant replay to determine whether a defensive player …

Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins wants to play for Raptors

Kansas freshman sensation Andrew Wiggins has yet to play a college basketball game, yet the nation's most heralded recruit is already being treated like a celebrity.<p>Wiggins, who chose to play for the Jayhawks over North Carolina, Florida State and Kentucky, is already projected to be the No. 1 pick …

Packers Rookie Readies to Stop Colin Kaepernick and the Read-Option

By now, every Green Bay Packers fan probably sees the breakdowns their defense suffered in the playoffs against Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers in their sleep.<p>Packers general manager Ted Thompson, as usual, didn't overreact to a big playoff loss. But he did address the defensive side …

AJ McCarron won't speak on Johnny Manziel's behalf

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron knew the questions were coming.<p>He and Johnny Manziel are friends, after all.<p>The two were co-counselors at last week's Manning Passing Academy in Thibodaux, La., where Manziel went home a day early after oversleeping.<p>McCarron accepts the responsibility that comes with …

Pacers vow to match any offer to Paul George next summer

Larry Bird has vowed to not let Paul George leave as a restricted free agent when he's eligible in the summer of 2014.<p>Paul George won't have the opportunity to enjoy being a member of the NBA's loaded free agent class of 2014, according to Indiana Pacers team president Larry Bird. That isn't to say …

ESPY Awards 2013: Ranking the Top Nominees That Went Home Empty-Handed

To modify something that Bill Hader said at the 2013 ESPY Awards while spoofing Vladimir Putin, the ESPYs are where we hand out awards for winning awards.<p>So what better way to look back on the event than to hand out a hypothetical award for the nominee that wasn't awarded an award?<p>When the ballots …

Gulf Coast

Kobe Bryant ahead of schedule

The Los Angeles Lakers not only expect Kobe Bryant to be back by the start of the regular season but believe he could be back by the preseason.<p>Lakers …

Ray Allen Says NBA Should Share Spotlight Between Teams More Like NFL Does

You know things are getting out of hand when even the Miami Heat are sick of hearing about themselves.<p>Ray Allen, who took his talents to the NBA's latest trending team in the summer of 2012, delivered two clear messages to his new bandwagon fans in an interview with <i>The Washington Post</i>'s Dan …

New Nets have championship dreams

NEW YORK -- Paul Pierce believes his new team is primed to make a run at the Eastern Conference title, although the veteran small forward has a …