Kyrie Irving

The Celtics are letting Kyrie Irving be more than what he could have been in Cleveland

There was a play in the third quarter of the Celtics and Warriors game, which the Celtics won in stunning fashion on Thursday night, where Kyrie Irving found himself caught under his own basket defending Andre Iguodala. Iguodala either missed the shot or lost the ball — that’s not important — what …

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NBA Rumors: Denver Nuggets 'Confident' They Can Trade for 'Disgruntled' Star

The Denver Nuggets nearly packaged their assets to trade for a star earlier in November. They had a package on the table that included Emmanuel Mudiay and a first-round pick in exchange for disgruntled point guard Eric Bledsoe.<p>ESPN.com's Zach Lowe categorized the deal as being in the "red zone" …

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Imagine how good Sixers can be once this trio gets rolling

As we collectively bask in the glow of the Southern California smackdown the Sixers administered to the Clippers and the Lakers to close out their …

Basketball

The Most Important Player On The Celtics Isn’t Who You Think

A lot of things have to break just right for a team like the Boston Celtics to be this good. After losing Gordon Hayward to injury in the first game …

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Need a Scapegoat for Cavaliers' Struggles? Don't Look at Kevin Love

CLEVELAND — For Kevin Love, trade rumors are as much a part of his life as three-point attempts from the wing. Since his arrival in Cleveland in the summer of 2014, Love's <i>not</i> being a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers has been just as much of a discussion point as his work with the team, as …

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Isaiah Thomas Discusses Hip Injury, Potential Cavaliers-Celtics Conference Final

In an interview with <i>USA Today</i> on Friday, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas discussed his impending return from a hip injury, among other topics.<p>According to Sam Amick of <i>USA Today</i>, Thomas hopes to be playing by the end of December, and he feels good about where he currently stands regarding …

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Jordan Clarkson's diet is an inspiration to us all

Recent articles from Bleacher Report and SB Nation have highlighted the vegan trend that's swept the NBA. But while plant-based diets for Damian Lillard and Kyrie Irving are paying dividends, there are still players whose diets resemble the regimens of drunk college kids on a Saturday afternoon. …

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Cavaliers’ Derrick Rose out two more weeks due to sprained ankle

With Isaiah Thomas still rehabbing, the Cleveland Cavaliers have had to lean more on Derrick Rose at the point, when he is available (he’s only …

Basketball

Early Report Card Grades for NBA's Newest Alphas

Don't you just love passing judgement on the NBA's latest crop of top dogs?<p>This past summer's deep draft class and flurry of player movement has thrust more than a few into new alpha-option roles. And, fortunately for the nitpicker in all of us, most have played enough for us to grade their …

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Cavs' Rose out at least 2 more weeks with ankle injury

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers' problems at point guard aren't getting much better.<p>Derrick Rose, who was supposed to handle starting duties while Isaiah Thomas recovers from a hip injury, could miss three more weeks with a left ankle injury that has bothered him for a month.<p>Rose injured the ankle …

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Does Kyrie Irving deserve NBA MVP hype?

<i>Last year’s NBA MVP race was positively thrilling, one that sparked endless debate among fans, pundits and players.</i><p><i>So each week of the 2017-18 season, we’re going to handicap the current MVP favorites. Here’s this week’s list.</i><p>1. Giannis Antetokounmpo (last week: 1)<p>Still doing nearly unprecedented …

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Chris Broussard reveals why Lebronzo will never happen if Kyrie’s Celtics beat the The King’s Cavs in the ECF

Joining Colin Cowherd, Chris Broussard delves deep into the psyche of LeBron James and reveals why LeBron leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to go to …

Basketball

A Brief History of LeBron James’s Draft Takes

If there’s one thing LeBron James is often asked about, it’s everything. The media solicits LeBron’s opinion on the state of other teams, other …

NBA

DeMarcus Cousins: The James Harden of Centers

DeMarcus Cousins returned to the Pelicans this season with a leaner frame and even leaner shot profile. For years, he had been held back by …

NBA

Meet Sean Peebles the new PA announcer at Cavs games

CLEVELAND, Ohio - If you've noticed a new voice in the air at a recent Cleveland Cavaliers home game, you're not hearing things.<p>Sean Peebles …

Cleveland

LeBron James signing with the Philadelphia 76ers isn’t too far-fetched

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 5: LeBron James<p>Nobody in Cleveland would want LeBron James to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers but he and the Philadelphia …

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Jaylen Brown and the thinking man’s game

You wouldn’t know it by looking at him, sitting there seeking peace with a resistance band held taut around his calves and buds planted firmly in his …

NBA

Cavs have to stop losing or there will be consequences, serious consequences

The future of LeBron James in Cleveland seems to hang on the success of the Cavaliers this season judging by comments from his agent Rich Paul, who …

Basketball

NBA Kicks of the Night

Kyrie Irving and company used a bit of luck as the Celtics overcame a 17-point deficit to beat the defending champion Warriors last night in Boston. …

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NBA's most surprising stats of the first month -- and whether they can be sustained - CBSSports.com

There are a lot of weird things going on in the NBA, but how many of them will last?<p>Today marks an exact month since the start of the NBA season, and …

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5 Cleveland Cavaliers Who Must Step Up Immediately

The Cleveland Cavaliers are finally beginning to shows signs of life, winning three straight games following a dismal 5-7 beginning to the 2017-18 season.<p>While it's fair to label the team's disastrous defense the root cause of the slow start, there's a lot of individual blame to go around as well.<p>A …

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Top Stories of the Week November 11-17

This week saw plenty of news surrounding adidas, particularly around the Yeezy Boost 350 v2; the “Semi-Frozen Yellow” is set to release this weekend …

Sneakers

What Had Happened Was: 11/17/17

Oh, you didn’t know? We got you.<p>Game. Blouses.<p><b>In an early season preview of a potential NBA Finals matchup</b>, the host Boston Celtics defeated the …

Sports

Lonzo Ball's slow start for Lakers doesn't warrant any 'bust' talk

We all knew this was going to happen. All too often we see an overhyped rookie enter the league and struggle through the first part of the NBA slate. …

NBA

Brad Stevens is the key to the Celtics’ win over Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors, Nick explains

Drawing upon Boston's current 14-game win streak capped off with their win over Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors, Nick Wright …

Basketball

Kyrie goes mask-less to finish game versus Warriors

But why shouldn't he take the mask off? After all, it's his face that is on the line, and it's his life.<p>Kyrie Irving knew the health risk he was …

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NBA Rundown: Celtics’ incredible streak, Tyreke Evans revival, Lonzo Ball, are Knicks back?

<i>WELCOME to the NBA Rundown</i>, where we look at the most pressing talking points from the past seven days in the league.<p>This week, we have a Boston …

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Look: J.R. Smith selling 'Arthur' meme hats

J.R. Smith has found a way to capitalize on LeBron James' cryptic Instagram post.<p>On Thursday, the Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard unveiled "dad …

Memes

James Harden Is The Clear Front-Runner For MVP

Mention “MVP” to fans of the <b>Houston Rockets</b>, and the first thing most of them think is, “How are voters going to screw <b>James Harden</b> this year?”<p>Don’t …

Basketball

The Boston Celtics Are Athlete’s Foot

As his Golden State Warriors built a first-half lead over the Boston Celtics, Steve Kerr told TNT sideline reporter Rosalyn Gold-Onwude that the …

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