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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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
11 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
11 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
11 months ago

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