NBA Articles

If you’ve never seen the end of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, in which nearly all of the characters die at once, here’s DeMarcus Cousins, Kenneth Faried and Rudy Gay performing it for you amidst the Sacramento Kings' 110-105...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Memphis Grizzlies’ Tony Allen Fined $15K For Smacking a Cameraman
Tony Allen is known as many things. A savant defender, “The Grindfather,” Kevin Durant’s worst nightmare and a cornerstone of the Memphis Grizzlies’ lava-speed mentality. But today, he’s looking like a bit of a...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
In case you had any lingering doubts about whether Jason Kidd’s exit from his post as coach of the Brooklyn Nets was amicable, erase them: It wasn’t. Nets owner and Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov made that clear when he shared...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Hearing Carmelo Anthony fess up to "bad energy” during the New York Knicks 2013-14 season is like hearing the devil tell you he's not looking out for your best interests. In other words: Duh."I think just overall, not pointing...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Must-Watch NBA Games of the Week
Monday: New Orleans Pelicans at Memphis Grizzlies, 8:00 PM ETAnthony Davis is the future of NBA big men — an insanely long, multi-skilled player with enough athleticism and speed to both protect your rim and slash to it to score from deep on...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
The Rust Belt and California both got good looks at the new tilt of the NBA’s power balance this weekend.Friday night featured perhaps the premier matchup of the young season, when LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers armada visited the...
Rob Doster
3 months ago
The Oklahoma City Thunder have had lots of bad news lately. It was rough enough losing Kevin Durant to a Jones fracture for up to two months  — the reigning MVP is integral to his team’s title chances. But they would’ve...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Surely you’ve heard by now — LeBron James is back in Ohio, once again the leader of his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. Last night’s ugly 95-90 home loss to the New York Knicks marked his first regular season game as a reborn Cav,...
Rob Doster
4 months ago
Heat Nation is no longer where LeBron James lives. And if you were an alien who watched the team’s latest promotional video, you’d think he never did. The short film, below, features a voice-over of Gill Scott-Heron grandeur and a...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker is a happy man. New recipient of a four-year, $48 million contract extension, he was also his team’s hero in their first game of the 2014-15 NBA season. Walker shot just 9-for-26 on the night, but...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
They say that playing with Team USA is a springboard, often providing the confidence and moxie needed to launch mere NBA stars into the rare air of MVP status. And while the new season is just one night old, New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
So long, Donald Sterling. The exiled, former Los Angeles Clippers owner has left his seat open as basketball’s worst holder of a franchise. And the Sacramento Kings’ Vivek Ranadive seems eager to claim Sterling’s old title....
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
The NBA season begins tonight when the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs tip off at 8:00 PM Eastern Time. Simultaneously the New Orleans Pelicans, starring Anthony Davis — the best young player in the game, and a potential MVP candidate...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
The NBA season is here. Well, tomorrow it will be, anyway — and we’re here to guide you through the year’s most exciting appetizer contests.Houston Rockets @ Los Angeles Lakers - Tuesday, October 28, 10:30 PM ET, TNTThere’ll...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
All of the offseason’s hullabaloo about the landing spots of free agents LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and other ubiquitous, TV-friendly stars was tempered by a nagging reminder: None of the league’s buzziest names won the most recent...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Jason Kidd is already earning a reputation as the league’s craftiest coach. The ten-time All-Star and former NBA champion now holds the clipboard for the Milwaukee Bucks after a strange, dramatic exit from his job on the Brooklyn Nets’...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Michael Jordan Has Become a Good Owner for the Charlotte Hornets
Michael Jordan’s gotten his fair share of grief as an NBA owner. He hasn’t run his Charlotte squad all that well, and fans and the media have let him hear about it — a series of criticisms dating back to when he was an executive (...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Paul George Is Shooting Jumpers, Healing Freakishly Fast (VIDEO)
In case you missed Team USA’s excursion to Spain for the FIBA World Cup of basketball this past summer, there’s just one piece of news you really need to know: Paul George’s leg almost fell off.No, this is not hyperbole. The...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
There’s a certain gasp of annoyed disbelief when you go to the movies, and it’s an action film, and just one man is making like Achilles, effortlessly bashing the brains out of the dozens of hulky villains attacking him. It’s fun...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Kevin Durant
We’re used to watching Vines of Kevin Durant for doing something devastating on the basketball court; flying around like a terrible dream, dropping jumpers like mortar bombs in his steely “Slim Reaper” way. The latest Durant clip...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
The NBA Is Changing Its Draft System
A tanking epidemic has been the bogeyman of the NBA’s draft lottery system for the last year or so. The Philadelphia 76ers’ committment to losing worse than any team has ever lost before — a bottoming-out led by general manager...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
The Eastern Conference hasn’t been the same without Derrick Rose. The Chicago Bulls, originally thought to be the top roadblock to LeBron James’ kingdom, couldn’t compete with James’ Miami Heat superteams without their...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
The Los Angeles Lakers Are Rapidly Collapsing Before Our Eyes
Last season was as bad as it’s ever been for the Los Angeles Lakers. The historically dominant franchise (holders of 16 NBA championships, second only to the Celtics' 17) plummeted after team leaders Kobe Bryant and the porcelain Steve...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
LeBron, Cavaliers Face Off Against Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls Tonight
There used to be somebody fast and fierce enough to make LeBron James look over his shoulder. His name was Derrick Rose.The Chicago Bulls point guard, and famed Chicago native, topped James for MVP voting in the 2010-11 season, becoming the...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Blake Griffin Gets Into Scuffle, Has Incredible Dunk
It was an eventful weekend for Los Angeles Clippers MVP candidate Blake Griffin. Friday, he was on the wrong end of a hard foul committed by Utah Jazz forward Trevor Booker, with whom Griffin has a colorful history. Booker hit Griffin with a...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago

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