NBA Articles

Russell Westbrook’s wildly entertaining marathon of MVP-level madness might have both peaked and ended last night. The Oklahoma City Thunder’s star point guard went berserk, scoring 54 points on 21-for-43 shooting, to go with nine...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
This year’s NBA MVP race has been as close as they come. Between Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis, Chris Paul, LeBron James, James Harden and Steph Curry, there are six candidates truly worthy of the award. Curry and Harden, however, have...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
NCAA’s March Madness is wildly popular — but apparently it’s a dance that’s not for everyone. You can count Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban among the curmudgeons of the annual tournament. "It's uglier than...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
The Los Angeles Lakers are facing a crucial offseason. After missing the playoffs — and not even whiffing them — for two straight seasons, they’ve got a lot of work to do if they’re going to come close to living up to their...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
You shouldn’t give Anthony Davis any extra motivation. The 22-year-old is, by any measure, as good as any 22-year-old has ever been in the NBA, and he’s all but carried an awkward, poorly coached New Orleans Pelicans roster into a...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Anthony Davis
On the heels of Kentucky’s nearly perfect season, we rank the school's best alumni now in the NBA. 13. Tayshaun Prince, Detroit PistonsOne of only two players on this list with a championship ring, Prince was once of the very best...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Things haven’t gone exactly as planned for the Chicago Bulls this season. With the return of Derrick Rose, the additions of Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic and the continuity between reigning Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah and hard-...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Last week, we told you the San Antonio Spurs were back in championship form. Over the weekend, they confirmed this theory emphatically. Their 107-92 thrashing of the league-leading Golden State Warriors was never close. Kawhi Leonard made the...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
1. Golden State Warriors (62-13)The Warriors are winning at a rate that puts them up there with the best squads in league history, and the question of whether they’re title favorites need to be answered with a clear “yes” by now....
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. University of Florida’s long-tenured head coach, Billy Donovan, is said to be looking for an opportunity in the NBA. The 49-year-old saw his Gators disappoint this season, finishing below ....
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
After a season spent lying about with a championship hangover, the San Antonio Spurs finally look like title contenders again. Following a 12-3 March campaign, they seem like the only legitimate Western Conference threat to the dominant Golden...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
If L.A. is basketball’s capital city, then California is most certainly its most important republic. And no NBA storyline is doing the state more good these days than the current rage between the Clippers and the Golden State Warriors. ...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
It’s been a historically bad year for the New York Knicks. At 14-60, they’re the worst team in the NBA, with little sight of Carmelo Anthony or any other recognizable star at Madison Square Garden for months. Maybe that’s a...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Los Angeles is the basketball capital of the world. The home of the Lakers, the sport’s most storied franchise, is also the breeding ground for many of the NBA’s best ballers, and will likely continue to be for a long, long time. ...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 months ago

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