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Friday 23 February 2018

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Seven Biggest Storylines to Watch During the NBA's Stretch Run - Sports Illustrated

Friday 23 February 2018

Sports Illustrated Seven Biggest Storylines to Watch During the NBA's Stretch Run Sports Illustrated The All-Star Game is behind us, basketball finally returned to our lives on Thursday night, and we're about to hit the stretch run of the 2017-18 NBA campaign. It seems crazy, but we'r... Read more

NBA Scores 2018: Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid 2020 and 7 other things from Thursday night - SB Nation

Friday 23 February 2018

SB Nation NBA Scores 2018: Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid 2020 and 7 other things from Thursday night SB Nation If you aren't afraid of the 76ers now, you will be soon because Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are becoming one of the NBA's most unstoppable combinations. They compliment each other ... Read more

Inside the NBA: Leonard And The Spurs - NBA.com

Friday 23 February 2018

NBA.com Inside the NBA : Leonard And The Spurs NBA.com Main navigation. Scores · Schedule · News · Video · Standings · Stats · Players · Teams · All-Star. Shop. Store · Jerseys · Men · Women · Kids · Custom... Read more

NBA: New-look Cavaliers stopped by Wizards - Los Angeles Times

Friday 23 February 2018

Los Angeles Times NBA : New-look Cavaliers stopped by Wizards Los Angeles Times Bradley Beal scored 18 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 17 and tried to untie the sneakers of one of Cleveland's new players, and the Washington Wizards withstood a late assault by LeBron James to beat the new-look C... Read more

Report: NBA and Kevin Durant are coming back to Seattle … for a Warriors-Kings preseason game - S...

Friday 23 February 2018

Seattle Times Report: NBA and Kevin Durant are coming back to Seattle … for a Warriors-Kings preseason game Seattle Times Rainier Beach alum Jamal Crawford, the city's resident apostle within the league, has brought Durant — and a slew of other NBA players — through his yearly Seattle Pro-Am.... Read more

If Nixon can go to China, the NBA can come to Seattle - The News Tribune (blog)

Friday 23 February 2018

The News Tribune (blog) If Nixon can go to China, the NBA can come to Seattle The News Tribune (blog) Hearing the news that the NBA will return to Seattle, for an early October preseason contest between the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors at KeyArena, made me think of ping pong. My kno... Read more

Memo outlines new hotline to register improper conduct by team, league employees - ESPN

Friday 23 February 2018

ESPN Memo outlines new hotline to register improper conduct by team, league employees ESPN Commissioner Adam Silver sent a letter to top officials of the NBA's 30 teams on Thursday, outlining what Silver described as the league's "commitment to providing employees with a safe and inc... Read more

Stephen Curry Explains Why He Has the Best Sneaker in the NBA ... - Complex

Thursday 22 February 2018

Complex Stephen Curry Explains Why He Has the Best Sneaker in the NBA ... Complex Since signing with Under Armour back in late 2013, Steph Curry has released a number of signature sneakers. Some have been well received by the public. Others, well, not so much. But when Complex News caught up with... Read more

Sling TV now offers NBA League Pass as optional add-on - The Verge

Thursday 22 February 2018

The Verge Sling TV now offers NBA League Pass as optional add-on The Verge Sling TV has added NBA League Pass as another option in the internet TV service's growing list of add-on content. League Pass costs an extra $29 per month on top of a customer's regular subscription, and provides a... Read more

NBA Season Resumes with Refs vs. Players Feud Far from Resolved - Bleacher Report

Thursday 22 February 2018

Bleacher Report NBA Season Resumes with Refs vs. Players Feud Far from Resolved Bleacher Report LOS ANGELES — Yes, it was an uplifting All-Star Weekend of good vibes for the NBA , which embarks on its regular-season stretch run Thursday. But what was supposed to be one of the feel-good moments—a ... Read more

Charlotte Hornets' Steve Clifford: No place left to hide bad NBA defenders - Charlotte Observer

Thursday 22 February 2018

Charlotte Observer Charlotte Hornets' Steve Clifford: No place left to hide bad NBA defenders Charlotte Observer Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford said Thursday morning it's dramatically harder now to hide a player who is a distinct defensive liability than it was in the NBA just a c... Read more

How Las Vegas is preparing for NBA tanking - ESPN

Thursday 22 February 2018

ESPN How Las Vegas is preparing for NBA tanking ESPN The second half of the 2017-18 NBA season is here, which means Las Vegas bookmakers are bracing for the bizarre, but expected, ritual of tanking. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told Pro Basketball Hall of Famer Julius Irving, "Losing is... Read more

When NBA returns, will the Golden State Warriors' dominance come back, too? - The Denver Post

Thursday 22 February 2018

The Denver Post When NBA returns, will the Golden State Warriors' dominance come back, too? The Denver Post RACE TO THE BOTTOM: While the NBA fined Dallas owner Mark Cuban $600,000 on Wednesday for his public comments about tanking, the Mavericks have plenty of company near the bottom of the ... Read more

The NBA is having real discussions about a playoffs play-in tournament - ESPN

Thursday 22 February 2018

ESPN The NBA is having real discussions about a playoffs play-in tournament ESPN Recent comments from NBA commissioner Adam Silver about tweaking the league's playoff format drew intense media coverage, but sources say there is also some behind-the-scenes momentum for the idea of a play-in to... Read more

Masaya Kuroki Q&A: Maison Kitsune Co-Founder on NBA Collaboration - Sports Illustrated

Thursday 22 February 2018

Sports Illustrated Masaya Kuroki Q&A: Maison Kitsune Co-Founder on NBA Collaboration Sports Illustrated That's how Maison Kitsuné co-founder Masaya Kuroki describes his latest collaboration, a 15-piece collection Kuroki worked on in tandem with the NBA . The Parisian brand was not an obvi... Read more

Five NBA stretch-run predictions: Warriors win race for West 1 seed; Cavs to take off - CBSSports...

Thursday 22 February 2018

CBSSports.com Five NBA stretch-run predictions: Warriors win race for West 1 seed; Cavs to take off CBSSports.com The NBA regular season resumes Thursday night after the All-Star break, and we're into crunch time now. With a little more than a quarter of the season remaining, playoff spots, a... Read more

NBA playoff projections: Can the Pelicans survive despite DeMarcus Cousins' injury? - SB Nation

Thursday 22 February 2018

SB Nation NBA playoff projections: Can the Pelicans survive despite DeMarcus Cousins' injury? SB Nation We're well past the halfway mark of the NBA season. In fact, only about a quarter of the season remains. Once All-Star Weekend and the trade deadline pass, it's time for us to hone ... Read more

NBA DFS Picks for February 22 - Sports Illustrated

Thursday 22 February 2018

Sports Illustrated NBA DFS Picks for February 22 Sports Illustrated Projected Points: FD: 29.02, DK: 30.31. Russell is rounding into form after missing a little more than two months because of a knee injury that required surgery. His playing time is starting to regularly approach or surpass 30 mi... Read more

The Big Questions We Have About NBA Contenders After The All-Star Break - FiveThirtyEight

Thursday 22 February 2018

FiveThirtyEight The Big Questions We Have About NBA Contenders After The All-Star Break FiveThirtyEight The weeks coming out of the All-Star break typically tell us a lot about the teams we still have lingering questions about. This season, some of those — like the Cleveland Cavaliers — saw so mu... Read more

When 'Trying to Make Highlights' Goes Wrong: The NBA's Worst Dunkers Confess - Bleacher Report

Thursday 22 February 2018

Bleacher Report When 'Trying to Make Highlights' Goes Wrong: The NBA's Worst Dunkers Confess Bleacher Report One day this past summer, Phoenix Suns forward Marquese Chriss settled down in front of his computer and began flipping through YouTube highlights from last season, his first i... Read more

When NBA returns, will Warriors' dominance come back, too? - Washington Post

Thursday 22 February 2018

Washington Post When NBA returns, will Warriors' dominance come back, too? Washington Post The Golden State Warriors have never lost more than 15 games in a season under Steve Kerr. They could reach that total in the first night after the All-Star break. The Warriors who return Thursday night... Read more

Here's your first look at Sacramento's NBA All-Star Game bid - Sacramento Bee (blog)

Thursday 22 February 2018

Sacramento Bee (blog) Here's your first look at Sacramento's NBA All-Star Game bid Sacramento Bee (blog) An outdoor amphitheater on Capitol Mall. Autonomous vehicles shuttling tourists from Sacramento International Airport to Golden 1 Center. A waterfront festival along the Port of Sacram... Read more

LeBron James, eyeing 8th straight Finals, doesn't want to change NBA's playoff format - Washingto...

Thursday 22 February 2018

Washington Post LeBron James, eyeing 8th straight Finals, doesn't want to change NBA's playoff format Washington Post LeBron James thinks that the NBA should keep its current format, which has separate brackets for the Eastern and Western conferences. Well, of course he does! After all, J... Read more

Shaqtin' A Fool Midseason Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award - NBA.com

Thursday 22 February 2018

NBA.com Shaqtin' A Fool Midseason Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award NBA.com Main navigation. Scores · Schedule · News · Video · Standings · Stats · Players · Teams · All-Star. Shop. Store · Jerseys · Men · Women &mi... Read more

SI legal expert: Here's what the NBA could potentially do to punish Mark Cuban, Mavericks in ligh...

Thursday 22 February 2018

Dallas News (blog) SI legal expert: Here's what the NBA could potentially do to punish Mark Cuban, Mavericks in light of scandal Dallas News (blog) "If the NBA investigates the Mavericks, the league would demand that the team turn over various records, including emails, employee reviews ... Read more

Mark Cuban fined personal-record $600000 for tanking comments, upping his total to $2.4 million a...

Thursday 22 February 2018

Orlando Sentinel Mark Cuban fined personal-record $600000 for tanking comments, upping his total to $2.4 million as Mavs owner Dallas News As evidenced by the post-All Star weekend news cycle, Cuban has bigger concerns than paying some fine and his team's reaction to his tanking comments. Wed... Read more

Bold 2nd Half Prediction - NBA.com

Thursday 22 February 2018

NBA.com Bold 2nd Half Prediction NBA.com Main navigation. Scores · Schedule · News · Video · Standings · Stats · Players · Teams · All-Star. Shop. Store · Jerseys · Men · Women · Kids · Custom Shop ·... Read more

Spurs' Kawhi Leonard has final say on return, opts to remain out - ESPN

Thursday 22 February 2018

ESPN Spurs' Kawhi Leonard has final say on return, opts to remain out ESPN After spending 10 days before the All-Star break in New York consulting with a specialist to gather a second opinion on his right quad injury, All- NBA forward Kawhi Leonard bears the burden of determining when he'... Read more

LeBron James on NBA playoff re-seeding: “Let's not get too crazy” - The Denver Post

Thursday 22 February 2018

The Denver Post LeBron James on NBA playoff re-seeding: “Let's not get too crazy” The Denver Post INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — LeBron James has only followed an Eastern route to the NBA Finals. He doesn't want to see that change. While NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently raised the possibility ... Read more

NBA free agency rumors: Aaron Gordon drawing interest from Suns, Mavs, Pacers - CBSSports.com

Wednesday 21 February 2018

CBSSports.com NBA free agency rumors: Aaron Gordon drawing interest from Suns, Mavs, Pacers CBSSports.com In the midst of a career year, Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon could be poised to make some noise on the upcoming restricted free agent market. According to Sean Deveney of Sporting News, ... Read more

NBA brings hammer down on Mark Cuban for tanking comments - New York Post

Wednesday 21 February 2018

New York Post NBA brings hammer down on Mark Cuban for tanking comments New York Post The Mavericks owner was hit with a $600,000 fine Wednesday for admitting that tanking is his team's best option — and communicating that to his players. The pro-tanking comments were deemed “detrimental to t... Read more

Fergie's Wild Reinvention of the National Anthem at the NBA All-Star Game - The New Yorker

Wednesday 21 February 2018

The New Yorker Fergie's Wild Reinvention of the National Anthem at the NBA All-Star Game The New Yorker If you, like me, heard vague rumblings of the pop singer Fergie bungling her rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” at Monday night's N.B.A. All-Star Game, but found the conversation t... Read more

Celebrating Black History Month with NBA referees: Derrick Stafford - NBA.com

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Celebrating Black History Month with NBA referees: Derrick Stafford NBA.com Of the 65 referees in the NBA this season, nine attended Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In celebration of Black History Month, we explore the unique bond that these officials have with one another and the i... Read more

Grizzlies' injury-riddled season worst in NBA by far - The Commercial Appeal

Wednesday 21 February 2018

The Commercial Appeal Grizzlies' injury-riddled season worst in NBA by far The Commercial Appeal The Grizzlies were set to reconvene for practice Wednesday evening after the All-Star break with the harsh reality that point guard Mike Conley (heel surgery) is still lost for the season, forward... Read more

NBA rumors: Did Sixers almost draft Giannis Antetokounmpo in 2013? - NJ.com

Wednesday 21 February 2018

NJ.com NBA rumors: Did Sixers almost draft Giannis Antetokounmpo in 2013? NJ.com NBA Mock Draft: Luka Doncic or Deandre Ayton at No. 1? Marvin Bagley falling? Will Sixers get Lakers' pick? Antetokounmpo, a.k.a. "Greek Freak", has quickly sprouted to 7-feet and developed into one of ... Read more

Five questions down NBA home stretch: Is OKC on verge of becoming a true threat? - CBSSports.com

Wednesday 21 February 2018

CBSSports.com Five questions down NBA home stretch: Is OKC on verge of becoming a true threat? CBSSports.com site: media | arena: nba | pageType: stories | section: | slug: five-questions-down- nba -home-stretch-is-okc-on-verge-of-becoming-a-true-threat | sport: basketball | route: article_single... Read more

The Six Kinds of Fan-Cam Dancers You Meet While Watching NBA Games - The Ringer (blog)

Wednesday 21 February 2018

The Ringer (blog) The Six Kinds of Fan-Cam Dancers You Meet While Watching NBA Games The Ringer (blog) A timeout is called in the second quarter of a nondescript NBA game between two teams that won't see May basketball, and the cameras turn to the fans, where the real action is. A man, dresse... Read more

Crystal Small Ball: Predicting the NBA's Second Half - The Ringer (blog)

Wednesday 21 February 2018

The Ringer (blog) Crystal Small Ball: Predicting the NBA's Second Half The Ringer (blog) They have massively upgraded the overall speed and athleticism around LeBron, and they should reap the benefits in the form of engaged play from one of the best players in NBA history. The Cavs were one o... Read more

Kurtenbach: The solution to the NBA's playoff problems can be found in minor league hockey - The ...

Wednesday 21 February 2018

The Mercury News Kurtenbach: The solution to the NBA's playoff problems can be found in minor league hockey The Mercury News The coaches know it. The owners know it. The league's commissioner knows it too. And the solution to the problem isn't in eliminating divisions or conferences. ... Read more

Anthony Davis saw NBA Finals potential in New Orleans Pelicans with DeMarcus Cousins - NBA.com

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Bleacher Report Anthony Davis saw NBA Finals potential in New Orleans Pelicans with DeMarcus Cousins NBA.com As the post-All-Star break portion of the NBA schedule begins tomorrow, the New Orleans Pelicans sit in the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference. However, they are just 1/2 a game ahead of... Read more

Are Rockets, Raptors the 1s? Time will tell when NBA resumes - Boston Herald

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Boston Herald Are Rockets, Raptors the 1s? Time will tell when NBA resumes Boston Herald While Commissioner Adam Silver discussed the idea of revamping the playoff format during his All-Star Saturday press conference , the reality is that the NBA isn't near any kind of change. A glance at the... Read more

2018 NBA Playoffs: The 1st-Round Opponent Each Contender Wants to Avoid - Bleacher Report

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Bleacher Report 2018 NBA Playoffs: The 1st-Round Opponent Each Contender Wants to Avoid Bleacher Report The Golden State Warriors would love to see the Houston Rockets in the first round of the 2018 NBA playoffs...because the only way that'd happen is if James Harden got suspended for excessi... Read more

American Express, Kendrick Lamar Leave Indelible Mark On NBA All-Star 2018 - Forbes

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Forbes American Express, Kendrick Lamar Leave Indelible Mark On NBA All-Star 2018 Forbes Aliko Carter , Contributor I cover the NBA , sports biz and community impacts. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. A center of arts and entertainment for over a century, Los Angeles is al... Read more

Half Myth, Half Amazing - The Ringer (blog)

Wednesday 21 February 2018

The Ringer (blog) Half Myth, Half Amazing The Ringer (blog) The NBA's next generation was on full display at this year's All-Star Weekend. But as the game turns to young players like Mitchell and Smith, it's simultaneously distancing itself from a past ruled by Jordan. Some of the fut... Read more

NBA Mock Draft: Luka Doncic or Deandre Ayton at No. 1? Marvin Bagley falling? Will Sixers get Lak...

Wednesday 21 February 2018

NJ.com NBA Mock Draft: Luka Doncic or Deandre Ayton at No. 1? Marvin Bagley falling? Will Sixers get Lakers' pick? NJ.com All-Star Weekend has passed, and now teams will battle these final two months of the season for playoff positioning at one end, and NBA Draft lottery positioning at the ot... Read more

NBA's Dallas Mavericks rocked by sexual harassment allegations - CBS News

Wednesday 21 February 2018

CBS News NBA's Dallas Mavericks rocked by sexual harassment allegations CBS News DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery. The allegations came in a Sports Illustrated report that desc... Read more

Are Rockets, Raptors the 1s? Time will tell when NBA resumes - ABC News

Wednesday 21 February 2018

ABC News Are Rockets, Raptors the 1s? Time will tell when NBA resumes ABC News Golden State and Cleveland are used to looking down at the rest of the NBA , though it's Houston and Toronto enjoying that view at the All-Star break. The Rockets and Raptors are the conference leaders and will try... Read more

ESPN's Rachel Nichols explains why potential NBA playoff change might not work - For The Win

Tuesday 20 February 2018

For The Win ESPN's Rachel Nichols explains why potential NBA playoff change might not work For The Win NBA commissioner Adam Silver floated an idea for a radically different playoff system during All-Star weekend, and while many fans and analysts believe the new format would be far more excit... Read more

NBA grades: Where all 30 teams stand after All-Star break - USA TODAY

Tuesday 20 February 2018

USA TODAY NBA grades: Where all 30 teams stand after All-Star break USA TODAY The NBA All-Star break is in the books and the playoff races are beginning to take shape. Where does each team stand? USA TODAY Sports graded every team's performance over the first two-thirds of the regular season.... Read more
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