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Among the NBA’s most devoted followers, one previously obscure name keeps coming up, over and over again, throughout the 2014-15 season: Khris Middleton. The Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard has swiftly become one of the game’s most...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
6. DeMarre Carroll, Atlanta HawksIf the Cleveland Cavaliers can be stopped from reaching the NBA Finals, Carroll might have more to do with it than anyone. He’s been the closest thing to a LeBron James antidote this season, holding James...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
6. Melvin Hunt, Denver Nuggets / James Borrego, Orlando MagicWhile Hunt has done well as the Nuggets’ interim man, and holds onto a chance to keep his job come 2015-16, it’s believed that both of these coaches are merely temporary...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Worst Teammates of All-Time
There are many different ways for a locker room to implode, splinter and almost assuredly fail to accomplish much of anything. Many times, these locker rooms are infested with teammates who clearly aren't committed to winning championships....
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Worst Teammates of All-Time
There are many different ways for a locker room to implode, splinter and almost assuredly fail to accomplish much of anything. Many times, these locker rooms are infested with teammates who clearly aren't committed to winning championships....
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago

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