NBA Articles

Dean Smith, the legendary coach who spent more than four decades bringing up some of the finest to ever play the game, has passed away at the age of 83, after a trying battle with dementia. From 1961 to 1997, Smith was the head coach of the...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Thursday night was a bad one for the Los Angeles Clippers. They lost 105-94 to LeBron James and the surging Cleveland Cavaliers — winners of 12 straight — but the final score was a lot closer than most of the game. L.A. was down by more...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Add body No. 2 to the dispatched head coaches of the 2014-15 NBA season. Jacque Vaughn joined the previously fired Mike Malone in the unemployment line yesterday, when the Orlando Magic excused him as their man. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo!...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
In an unprecedented move, the NBA has given January’s Player of the Month award to six different players. Joining Houston Rockets MVP candidate James Harden (who gets the nod as Western Conference Player of the Month) is the entire...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
After suffering one of the most difficult-to-watch leg injuries in pro basketball history at a televised Team USA scrimmage, Indiana Pacers forward Paul George began to heal with alarming speed. That trend has continued, and George is now...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
6. Draymond Green, Golden State WarriorsIf defense could be quantified es easily as offense is, The Warriors’ starting power forward would be a shoo-in for New York City this February. A “stretch-four” who makes the opposition run...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Wednesday-Chicago Bulls @ Houston Rockets, 8:00 PM ET, ESPNDerrick Rose is slowly regaining his elite athleticism, and he’ll need every bit of it he can muster if he’s to challenge MVP candidate James Harden on Harden's home court....
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
The Cleveland Cavaliers visited the Minnesota Timberwolves this weekend, and won 106-90. But the game was only partially about what happened on the floor; more important was the feeling of franchise transition that swept over the Twin Cities when...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
1. Atlanta Hawks (38-8)There’s no better way to put it: the Hawks have beaten the crap out of everybody, east and west, for multiple months running. Until their 17-game winning streak comes to a halt, there’s no reason to drop them from...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Holy hell, Kyrie Irving. 55 is a lot of points. The Cleveland Cavaliers starting point guard was sensational last night, leading his team past the vaunted Portland Trail Blazers, 99-94. Irving shot 17-for-36, tallying 56 percent of his team...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
The reduction of air inside of footballs has been at the center of most sports media since the New England Patriots battered the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship game, and were subsequently accused of a years-long pattern of deflation...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
All-Star weekend 2015 in New York City is rounding into shape. The NBA officially announced its slam dunk contestants, and now there’s exciting info coming out about who’ll be in the 3-point shootout on the same night. Stephen...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
6. Terry Stotts, Portland Trail BlazersThe Blazers, quite quietly, have compiled one of the best records in the NBA, and they’ve done it without everything going as planned. Starting center Robin Lopez has missed 20 games, and crucial small...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
A little more than a decade ago, two of basketball’s most storied legends almost created a one-team bridge, from one generation of superstars to the next. A recent report from Michael Lee of the Washington Post reveals that Kobe Bryant...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Just as he was turning into the best player of his life — and one of the NBA’s most impactful players in the month of January — Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings has had his health and glory stolen from him by the cruel...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
A month ago, 25-year-old Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside was looking like he wasn’t long for the NBA. Over 19 total career games with the Sacramento Kings in 2010 through 2012 and very few minutes, the seven-footer hadn’t earned...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
The formality has taken place, and the NBA’s two best teams will send their respective coaches to the benches for the 2015 NBA All-Star game in New York City, this February. Funny thing about it: Mike Budenholzer, of the 35-8 Atlanta...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
One of the last guardians of the NBA’s fading generation of old superstars, Kobe Bryant, may be seeing the end of his road a little sooner than expected. The Los Angeles Lakers announced Thursday that their 36-year-old legend has a torn...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the NBA has already decided upon four exciting contestants for their annual All-Star weekend slam dunk contest — to be held on Saturday February 14, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Whatever the Cleveland Cavaliers recently had, their divisional rival Chicago Bulls seem to have caught it. Losers of six of their last eight games, the Bulls are reeling. Despite boasting their most talented roster of the Tom Thibodeau era, the...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
6. Orlando MagicThe Magic haven’t whiffed the mainstream’s attention since Dwight Howard left town via trade in 2012. And while the current 15-29 version of the team hasn’t changed that, they’re a steadily improving young...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Dion Waiters, once one of the many problems in the Cleveland Cavaliers organization, is now thriving as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder after moving down south as part of a midseason blockbuster trade involving the New York Knicks. ...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Add another line item to James Harden’s MVP resume. The Houston Rockets star scored 45 points against the Indiana Pacers last night, and did it with extreme efficiency. The Beard was 12-for-18 from the field, and 14-for-15 from the charity...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Remember four months ago? That was when we were already anointing the Cleveland Cavaliers as Eastern Conference champions, after they had a doozy of a summer by bringing back LeBron James and trading for three-time All-Star Kevin Love. That...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
The Oklahoma City Thunder are in the middle of a season quite unlike any they’ve had, since moving from Seattle in 2008.  Burdened with title expectations for the third year in a row — a premature Finals appearance in 2012...
Rob Doster
3 months ago

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