NBA Articles

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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 months ago
Donald Sterling’s a household name by now, and for all the wrong reasons. The disgraced, recently dismissed Los Angeles Clippers owner and L.A. area real estate tycoon has become a punchline. And perhaps no funnier term has been applied to...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Chris Webber never really left the NBA. After retiring and ending his 15-year career (including five All-Star selections and five All-NBA spots), he began moonlighting as an analyst on TNT. Now he’s spewing his wisdom for the game over on NBA...
Rob Doster
5 months ago
Gregg Popovich
Gregg Popovich doesn’t care what you think. The coach of the reigning NBA champion San Antonio Spurs has forged a path of almost unparalleled playoff success by building a singular basketball compound in central Texas, immune to the ways of...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Steve Nash
Steve Nash is 40 years old now. He’s also, in case you forgot, a point guard with the Los Angeles Lakers, for whom he’s played just 65 games in two seasons, including only 15 last year. The man can’t stop getting hurt anymore. His...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Earlier this month, we heard that the NBA was considering altering their free throw protocol in order shave time off games. Now, they’re taking a more direct route to brevity.When the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics face off on Sunday,...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
It’s salt in Lakers fans’ wounds every time they see Phil Jackson’s face next to the New York Knicks logo, not theirs. (Now they know how Chicago Bulls fans felt for the better part of a decade). It’s even worse when Jackson...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Giannis Antetokounmpo
New Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd comes into training camp with a maverick chip on his shoulder. After spending his first year leading the Brooklyn Nets (a job he got almost immediately after retiring from the New York Knicks in 2013), Kidd...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Even though he’s been at the center of many a piece of viral internet media (otherwise known as a meme) Russell Westbrook had this to say recently:Russell Westbrook asked if he's seen meme of him with MVP trophy: "I don't know...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Chandler Parsons
Chandler Parsons probably hasn’t been told he’s fat too many times. The star forward and new Dallas Mavericks starter is — like most NBA players — a trim man with a seemingly impenetrable halo of confidence. He’s even...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Kevin Durant Is Latest In Streak Of Injured NBA Stars
The NBA preseason isn’t quite halfway over. There’s been more than enough time, however, for fate to exercise its cruel hand on the bodies of the league’s superstars. On the eve of Media Day, Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Michael Beasley
The Memphis Grizzlies waived power forward Michael Beasley (above) yesterday — a former No. 2 overall pick from Kansas State who played for the Miami Heat (twice), the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Phoenix Suns. Beasley, shortly thereafter,...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Kevin Durant Will Have His Own HBO Special
On Tuesday, November 4, “Kevin Durant: The Offseason” will debut at 10 P.M. ET on HBO. Yahoo! Sports reports that the show is "a first-person account of the life of the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar forward. Cameras and...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
If you were to scour the NBA for a player who most resembles Big Bird, you’d eventually land on new Chicago Bulls center Pau Gasol. A former champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, and likely Hall of Famer in time, the Spaniard is tall, fluffy...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago

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