NBA Articles

1. Golden State Warriors (23-3) The Warriors are 23-3, boasting an insane .885 winning percentage. Until their success rate drops below such historically impressive levels, they’ll hold tight to this top spot. Just imagine if they had a...
Athlon Sports
4 days ago
"You know him," Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott said to reporters Monday — and there was no doubt about who he meant by him. "It's real difficult. He's such a competitor. He wants to go out there and play every...
Athlon Sports
5 days ago
Move over, Mike Malone firing. The Detroit Pistons have made the most shocking move of the 2014-15 NBA season by dropping underperforming star forward Josh Smith. It’s not surprising that Stan Van Gundy (team coach, as well president of...
Athlon Sports
5 days ago
On the eve of the one-year anniversary of his new job, NBA commissioner Adam Silver gave an extended interview to ESPN’s Andy Katz. High on the list of topics broached was widespread fan and media speculation that there is a plague of tanking...
Athlon Sports
6 days ago
The Sacramento Kings are a spectacle of franchise upheaval right now. And after eager second-year owner Vivek Ranadive had coach Mike Malone fired last week — despite undeniable improvement from last season, and an extended absence from...
Athlon Sports
6 days ago
Friday: Chicago Bulls @ Memphis Grizzlies, 8:00 PM ETTwo of the league’s toughest, biggest teams meet at the FedEx Forum for a slugfest between opposing conference titans as a limping Bulls squad — which has had almost no games...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
The Boston Celtics are in transition. That's why they just made the tough decision not to hold onto their last vestige of past glory. All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo was the only remaining member of their 2008 championship team that featured...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
“Underrated” means a lot of things to a lot of people, but this is a collection of men who simply don’t get mentioned nearly enough. While players like Marc Gasol, John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis aren’t often...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Jabari Parker is the face of the Milwaukee Bucks’ future. He was, also, set to be the Rookie of the Year by almost all accounts — until something very unfortunate happened. The former Duke standout and Chicago native has an...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Kobe Bryant has done it. Now No. 3 all-time in scoring, he’s passed his idol Michael Jordan. Reggie Miller isn’t impressed, though. “Michael Jordan on his worst day is 10 times better than Kobe Bryant on his best day,”...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Kendrick Perkins is one of the biggest trash talkers in the NBA. So it comes as no surprise that he’s gotten under the skin of yet another league star. "He might as well play with his face painted, he's a clown to me,"...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
The Miami Heat made some moves this summer, to try making up for the gaping hole in their talent level caused when LeBron James announced he’d be heading back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The moves haven’t worked, as the injury-...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
The biggest bombshell of the NBA season dropped last night when Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported that the Sacramento Kings fired head coach Mike Malone, citing that “Malone didn't meet win-loss expectations of...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
After Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant returned to the starting lineup for the Oklahoma City Thunder, everyone knew they could get back into contention for the Western Conference Playoffs. But how many people thought it would happen this quickly...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
In an effort to lessen the wear and tear on pro basketball bodies, league executives have begun discussions aimed toward shortening the NBA preseason. As reported by Grantland’s Zach Lowe, the measure would allow the regular season (...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Kobe Bryant has made quite the career out of impersonating Michael Jordan. Bryant’s studious, obsessive emulation of MJ’s form of isolation basketball has made him the league’s most famous, prized hero-baller since His Airness...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Phil Jackson, Gregg Popovich, Red Auerbach, Pat Riley — these are the four horsemen of NBA leadership. Among them, they own more than half of the league’s championships. But rookie coach Steve Kerr (who happens to have played for...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Being a New York Knicks fan typically requires a great tolerance for failure, and a deep, reliable sense of humor. Sincere hope for winning basketball is only going to hurt you in this arena. That continues to be the case in the early...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
1. Golden State Warriors (18-2)The Warriors have been too much to handle for anyone in the league. Their endless array of 3-point shooting, led by Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, has advanced into the realm of unguardable under new coach Steve Kerr...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Where to start? This one had it all. The Los Angeles Clippers’ breathless 121-120 overtime victory over the Phoenix Suns was the most fun game of the year, at least if the look on Clippers owner Steve Ballmer's face afterwards is any...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
It takes a lot to impress the King, but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge can do the job. Prince William and Kate Middleton traveled to Brooklyn Monday, meeting both commissioner Adam Silver and LeBron James as they took in the Cleveland Cavaliers...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
“Strained right knee” is a mysterious term even for medical experts, and certainly so for the average, Houston Rockets-loving person. But that’s about all Dwight Howard’s franchise has revealed about his extended absence,...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Kobe Bryant and Rajon Rondo got caught having breakfast in Boston together last week. Pancakes, before a 113-96 victory by Rondo’s Celtics, then led to speculation about why the two were meeting. But Bryant insists the meal was not a...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Anthony Davis’ MVP coming-out party hit a bump last night, when his New Orleans Pelicans rolled into Oakland to take on Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors.Behind the tutelage of new coach Steve Kerr and the flaming hot shooting hands...
Rob Doster
3 weeks ago
Things are going okay for Kyrie Irving this week. Not only did his inaugural signature Nike shoe just debut, but his Cleveland Cavaliers have now won five straight after defeating the New York Knicks last night, 90-87. Irving played no small part...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago

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