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Ranking the Top 5 NBA Players at Every Position Entering 2014

The ball drops about a billion times during the NBA season, but there's one rather significant ball drop as the clocks hit midnight and transition from the 2013 portion of the 2013-14 campaign to the one that takes place in 2014.<p>We leave behind a year that's seen LeBron James solidify his place …

NBA

Everything You Need to Know About Cavs' Rookie Matthew Dellavedova

Matthew Dellavedova had his doubters. But right now, there are probably a whole bunch of people out there saying, "I told you so."<p>He was passed on 60 times in the 2013 NBA draft. And on Friday night, Dellavedova will be getting the first start of his career for the Cleveland Cavaliers.<p>He was a …

Basketball

Dante Exum Belongs on Same Level as Star 2014 NBA Draft Prospects

It's really too bad he's not competing with them directly.<p>Had Dante Exum been able to participate this year in the NCAA, the top-prospect debate would be between four 18-years-olds—not just three.<p>Quite frankly, he should still be in that conversation with Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Julius …

Basketball

Here's a chance for Marcus Smart to rejoin national conversation

Freshmen Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle and Jabari Parker have dominated the headlines so far this season. Sophomore Marcus Smart can rejoin the …

David Thompson Claims He Could Have Beaten Michael Jordan One-on-One

Hall of Famer David Thompson said before a recent speaking engagement outside of Pittsburgh that he could have defeated Michael Jordan, as well as Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, in a one-on-one basketball game in their prime.<p>“I’m confident just like they are,” said Thompson. “We all would think we …

Basketball

Meet The 24-Year-Old Professional Tennis Player Running A $115 Million Hedge Fund

He started his fund while studying applied mathematics at California Institute of Technology.<p>SBB Research Group currently employs 14 people and Barnett told us that they're actively recruiting talented engineers to join their team.<p>What they aren't looking for right now though are investors. There's …

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Rockets help make a high school student’s wish come true - Ultimate Rockets

JR Smith's Brother Chris Reportedly Has Knicks Roster Spot Investigated by NBA

Chris Smith is a legitimate NBA prospect. Supposedly.<p>The New York Knicks caused quite a stir when they elected to keep the younger brother of J.R. Smith on their 15-man roster, prompting the NBA to investigate the legitimacy of their decision, according to the <i>New York Post</i>'s Marc Berman:<p>When the …

Basketball

Fans Sitting Courtside Asked to Take off Rockets Jerseys at Thunder-Nuggets Game

A couple of fans with courtside seats showed up to Monday's Denver Nuggets-Oklahoma City Thunder game wearing Houston Rockets jerseys.<p>They were then asked to remove them at the request of Thunder owner Clay Bennett.<p>Royce Young of CBS Sports documented the incident:<p>Anthony Slater of <i>The Oklahoman</i> …

Basketball

Filipino youth are quick to reconstruct a basketball hoop in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan (Photos)

NBAniks understand that, outside of North America, the Philippines just about has the rest of the world licked when it comes to NBA hoops obsession. …

Basketball

Nick Young's Twitter Game Lands Date with Australian Rapper Iggy Azalea

The Lakers' resident volume shooter Nick Young is reportedly dating an Australian rapper with a penchant for NSFW music videos.<p>Thanks to <i>The Daily Mail's</i> Juliet Paylor, we now know that Swaggy P is getting quite cozy with Iggy Azalea. It seems the two shared a nice dinner at BOA Steakhouse in Los …

Los Angeles

Breaking Down What Boston Celtics Would Look for in a Rajon Rondo Trade

There are only a few players in the NBA who are truly untouchable in a trade. LeBron James is one of them. Kevin Durant is another.<p>Rajon Rondo? Not on the list.<p>Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge is doing a nice job of trying to convince everyone that Rondo truly isn't available, though.<p>Even …

NBA

OKC Thunder Got Another Draft Steal with Steven Adams

The Oklahoma City Thunder aren't a big-market team that can lure high-priced free agents, so they have to rely on the draft to build their roster. Luckily, their general manager Sam Presti has been phenomenal on draft nights. After three weeks of the season, it looks like he's added to his …

Basketball

Breaking Down How Michael Carter-Williams Is Slicing Up Defenses

Before the season started, the Philadelphia 76ers were everyone's early favorite to land the NBA's worst record and the best chance at Andrew Wiggins in the 2014 NBA draft. For general manager Sam Hinkie, that was the plan: Construct a losing squad, free up cap space and stock up on draft picks for …

NBA

NBA Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz on Rajon Rondo, Omer Asik and More

It's still very early in the 2013-14 season, but the NBA is buzzing with trade rumors even at this juncture. The latest developments involve Boston Celtics superstar point guard Rajon Rondo, who hasn't taken to the court this year yet is still being pursued.<p>A prospective Rondo suitor is the New …

NBA

Houston Rockets' 3 Most Surprising Players of the Early Season

The Houston Rockets have had a strong start to the 2013-14 season with a 7-4 record after just a few weeks. While stars like Dwight Howard, James Harden and Chandler Parsons will garner most of the headlines, there is another trio that is equally responsible for the team's early success.<p>Through 11 …

NBA

First Impressions: Mongoose Teocali Expert and Santa Cruz Heckler

Fist Impression: Scott Gambler

Inside Line: Santa Cruz gives us a single-pivot Solo, the Bantam

Review: Yeti SB-66

DH Meets Moped in the Motoped, an E-Bike Alternative with Full Face Helmet Attitude

Motopeds is currently in the midst of a kickstarter campaign to get their MTB/motorcycle hybrid off the ground. This motorized bicycle is currently …