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Jeff Van Gundy was always a thorn in the side of Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls in the 1990s. Taking over for Pat Riley when he left the New York Knicks for the Miami Heat, he persisted in coaching squads that did everything they could to...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
It looks like it’s becoming safe to say that the Dallas’ Mavericks December trade for Rajon Rondo was a mistake. The former Boston Celtics point guard was suspended for the Mavs’ 104-87 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have now won 18 of their last 20 games, with their most recent victory being arguably their most impressive. Cleveland tallied a 110-99 victory over the vaunted Golden State Warriors Thursday night,...
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5 months ago
Like Odysseus before him, Kevin Garnett has gone through a long, weird journey that’s led him back to the only true endpoint: home. After a trade returned him to the Minnesota Timberwolves last Thursday, Garnett made his first...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Chris Paul is the president of the NBA Players Association — better known as the union — and LeBron James was recently named the vice president. But the fearless leader of the organization is undoubtedly 58-year-old lawyer Michele...
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5 months ago
Not since the 1950’s has the NBA seen a team have consecutive MVP campaigns from two different players. Bob Cousy won it for the Boston Celtics in 1957, followed by Bill Russell in 1958. The Oklahoma City Thunder currently look as close...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
The NBA has experienced a lot of bad injury news lately — Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, Chris Bosh, Kobe Bryant and Blake Griffin are all out of action at the moment. But the latest development might be the hardest to swallow. Perennially...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
6. Sacramento KingsThe Kings have done a lot of dumb things. When they fired head coach Mike Malone, replaced him with Ty Corbin, and then excused Corbin in favor of George Karl, it made for five coaches over five years. That’s no way to...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Just as the Oklahoma City Thunder’s season seemed to be taking off, after some fortuitous trade deadline activity — netting them Enes Kanter, Kyle Singler and D.J. Augustin — they’ve hit another setback. Reigning MVP...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Larry Sanders is in a bad way these days. The 26-year-old big man has been bought out by the Milwaukee Bucks after an extended absence due to injury, suspension, and a malaise so deep that it made him question whether he even wants to play the game...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
The modern NBA is a parity-driven affair, with commissioner Adam Silver a veritable Rich Uncle Pennybags, and the league’s respective front offices a bunch of gold-hungry kids crowded around the Monopoly board. The frenetic, historically...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
On an insane Thursday, NBA front offices sprinted to the finish line as the trade deadline approached. Here’s the rundown of the biggest deals that went down, courtesy of ESPN’s Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst, TNT’s David Aldridge...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
The inevitable his finally been announced: New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony is foregoing the rest of the 2014-15 season, to have surgery on his long-battered left knee. ESPN’s Marc Stein broke the story. It appears more...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
6. Gordon HaywardThe Charlotte Hornets almost stole Hayward away in restricted free agency this past summer. If they had, they’d be a much better team. But the Utah Jazz smartly matched Michael Jordan’s four-year offer, worth over $60...
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5 months ago
6. Tyreke EvansEvans has been doing point guard duty for his New Orleans Pelicans lately, but only because of an injury absence from Jrue Holiday — the two is ‘Reke’s natural spot. The 25-year-old’s vast talents have not...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Kevin Durant, as teammate Russell Westbrook has previously done, looks to be joining Team Marshawn Lynch in terms of his media availability. The perennial All-Star and reigning NBA MVP blasted All-Star reporters in New York City. After hearing...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
While the NBA All-Star festivities are underway in New York this weekend, some more weighty affairs may occur in league front offices. The trade deadline is February 19, or just six days away, and there are still some major pieces potentially in...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
All-Star weekend comes but once a year — right after the Super Bowl’s been decided, and football’s finally fizzled out. If you’re stuck inside this weekend amidst the snow or otherwise, here’s your catch-all guide to...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
In case you haven’t heard, the Los Angeles Lakers are bad. At 13-40, they’re headed for one of their worst bottom lines in franchise history. Magic Johnson isn’t too thrilled about the decay of his former vehicle for glory,...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Charles Barkley’s always got a lot of words, and a lot of opinions, during TNT broadcasts. Last night, Houston Rockets’ general manger Daryl Morey wasn't too thrilled with what Chuck was saying. Barkley laid into the Rockets...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Barring some late-phase drama — which certainly wouldn’t be uncommon from these erratic Sacramento Kings — George Karl is set to return to the NBA, following the All-Star break. ESPN’s Marc Stein and Chris Broussard,...
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5 months ago
Two of the most influential American men of the last quarter century, Barack Obama and Michael Jordan, appear to have entered into a battle of egos. It all started back in October, when Jordan called POTUS’s golfing skills into question...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
James Dolan is not the best — everybody knows that. The New York Knicks’ owner has a reputation for meddling and spreading dysfunction throughout his organization;  even new team president Phil Jackson is not safe from his wrath....
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5 months ago
10. Oklahoma City ThunderDon’t count the Thunder out just yet. Even though they’re two spots out of the Western Conference playoffs at the moment, it would take just one signature winning streak to close their current two-game gap. And...
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5 months ago
Dean Smith, the legendary coach who spent more than four decades bringing up some of the finest to ever play the game, has passed away at the age of 83, after a trying battle with dementia. From 1961 to 1997, Smith was the head coach of the...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago

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