NBA Articles

All the talk about the Cleveland Cavaliers, these days, has been about the drama between their personalities. Perhaps you heard that Kevin Love, on a recent promotional jaunt, said that he and LeBron James are “not best friends”...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Most Improved PlayerThe Most Improved Player award has always been the NBA’s strangest, since its birth in 1986. It commends the growth of a baller, but also delivers something like a slight to his previous résumé. And, often, it goes to...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Sports fans across the country love their Kobe Bryant throwback jerseys. Just not the state where he plays basketball. Last week, TicketCity shared a map of the most popular college basketball teams in every state, and now we get this map of...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
Brad Stevens needs more props in the Coach of the Year race. He doesn’t deserve to win it. No one leading a sub-.500 team should be able to claim that award, and likely never will. At 31-39 at time of publication, Stevens' Boston...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Brad Stevens needs more props in the Coach of the Year race. He doesn’t deserve to win it. No one leading a sub-.500 team should be able to claim that award, and likely never will. At 31-39 at time of publication, Stevens' Boston...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
6. Chris Andersen, Miami Heat: “Birdman”Superhero, rapper, Oscar winner… and Miami Heat role player. The frequently used “Birdman” moniker works so well for Chris Andersen because his outrageously tattooed body and...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
For a moment over the weekend, Steve Nash stole the basketball world’s attention away from NCAA’s March Madness.He did it by retiring. The 41-year-old made the announcement via a column written for The Players’ Tribune. He...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
The Oklahoma City Thunder’s season just keeps getting worse. In the same week that power forward and defensive linchpin Serge Ibaka was reported to be out for up to a month and a half, the team also learned that they’re losing...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
9. Vinny Del NegroThe former leader of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers, Del Negro doesn’t have the best reputation among hardcore NBA followers. He infamously got into a physical altercation with executive John Paxson before...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
One of the more missable stories of the NBA season has been Dwight Howard’s absence from the Houston Rockets’ lineup. The former three-time Defensive Player of the Year has suited up for just 32 contests this year, owing his most recent...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
82 games is a lot of games. That’s how many they play every year in the NBA, and it doesn’t always produce the best results for fans — in fact, it rarely does. Commissioner Adam Silver is a smart man, so — in spite of...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
The University of Kentucky Wildcats are good this season — real good. If you’re filling out an NCAA March Madness bracket, chances are that you picked them to win it all. That’s because they haven’t lost yet this year...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
The hurt just keeps on coming for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Power forward Serge Ibaka — a candidate for Defensive Player of the Year — will join reigning MVP Kevin Durant on the bench, after undergoing successful arthroscopic surgery...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
6. Oklahoma City ThunderThe Thunder have two of the game’s biggest faces in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, and they’ve been one of the most fun watches for as long as they’ve been in Oklahoma. But NBA purists have long...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
The Toronto Raptors recently invited one-time power forward Charles Oakley — more famous for his stints with the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks — to a game, to honor him. Oak used the occasion as an opportunity to speak his mind...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
25. Lou Williams, Toronto Raptors (Unrestricted)Lou Williams can be one of the best sixth men in the league for stretches, but there’s a surplus of his type, and he has injury history. 24. Rodney Stuckey, Indiana Pacers (Unrestricted)...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Breakups are hard, and they’re said to happen for all sorts of reasons. Different goals, different principles, sudden realizations about your partner’s hygiene — love is hard when it fails, and that failure often rears its thorny...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
The NBA’s giant new TV deal, worth a reported $24 billion and penned this past fall, gave way to an inevitable trend: more money for players. A big jump in the salary cap was confirmed this week, by ESPN’s Brian Windhorst....
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Maybe you forgot that Steve Nash is on the Los Angeles Lakers — we couldn’t blame you. He’s played just 65 games for L.A. over three seasons, including only 15 last year, and none this season. But the 41-year-old is, in fact...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
When somebody enters the rare air that LeBron James has, we tend to overanalyze their most minute details. Like, you know, a headband. James took the fixture off during a win over the Phoenix Suns in Cleveland over the weekend, telling...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
6. Joakim NoahThe Chicago Bulls’ emotional leader has long, flowing, wavy hair that acts as a metaphor for his generous spirit. Last year’s Defensive Player of the Year, excellently referred to by some as “The Lion King,” is...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
The NBA’s out-of-nowhere big man sensation, Hassan Whiteside, showed us his not-so-bright side last night. During his Miami Heat’s 100-90 loss to the Boston Celtics, Hassan surprised Celtics center Kelly Olynyk with this nasty...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Welcome to history, Russell Westbrook. The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard has been carving out a pretty significant page in the NBA encyclopedia these days. With his seventh triple-double of the season — his fifth in six games...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
DeMarco Murray
DeMarco Murray led the NFL with 1,845 yards rushing last year, but will the free agent running back re-sign with the Dallas Cowboys? The team used its franchise tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant, which put Murray on the open market with free agency...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Julius Thomas
Coming off of back-to-back Pro Bowl seasons, Julius Thomas is looking to cash in as the top tight end in this year’s free agent class. Unheralded when Denver drafted him in the fourth round in 2011, the former Portland State football and...
Mark Ross
1 month ago

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