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Is the NBA Draft Lottery Rigged?

The suspicious historical results of the NBA Draft Lottery
The suspicious historical results of the NBA Draft Lottery

The 2017 NBA Draft Lottery ping-pong balls will be bouncing behind closed doors Tuesday, May 16, with the results unveiled at 8:00 p.m. ET prior to Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors. With the top three picks in this year’s NBA Draft (Thursday, June 22) at stake — as well as franchise-altering trade scenarios triggered by the results — this year's 33rd annual NBA Draft Lottery is in many ways more important than the NBA Draft itself.

99 Funny Fantasy Basketball Team Names

These funny fantasy basketball team names will make your league laugh.
These funny fantasy basketball team names will make your league laugh.

The NBA season is here, which means it’s time for fantasy basketball. Only one team will win your league, but everyone can be a winner with a good, clever and, most of all, funny fantasy basketball team name. Pop culture references? Of course. Dirty jokes? Even better. Hard core trolling? That’s the name of the name game. Here’s our list of suggestions for the NBA season:

 

Steve Nash is an MVP in the community

Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash talks life after basketball.
Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash talks life after basketball.

Steve Nash is a two-time NBA MVP, consultant with the Golden State Warriors, father of three (with a fourth on the way) and all-around good guy. We caught up with Nash, 43, to discuss his contributions to the Allstate NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches) Good Works Team, the Special Olympics of Arizona and, of course, basketball.

 

Talk about the Allstate NABC Good Works Team and specifically your work the Special Olympics of Arizona. What does that mean to you?

100 Funny Fantasy Basketball Team Names for 2016-17

These funny fantasy basketball team name ideas will make your league laugh.
These funny fantasy basketball team names will make your league laugh.

The NBA season is well underway, which means it’s time for fantasy basketball, both season-long and daily. Your “fantasy” team may not have as many good players as the “real” Golden State Warriors, but you can still come up with a championship-caliber fantasy basketball team name. Topical pop-culture humor and dirty debatable jokes work well, as do obscure basketball references from your favorite team.

 

NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern Talks Basketball and Sports Gambling

Stern discusses the future of sports gambling and his legacy as NBA Commissioner
David Stern discusses the future of sports gambling and his legacy as NBA Commissioner.

NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern was one of the outspoken voices in favor of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992, which effectively outlawed wagering on sporting events nationwide — with a few exceptions, most notably Las Vegas. But since stepping away from the NBA’s top office in 2014, Stern, 74, has changed his tune on sports betting.

 

Ranking Every USA Olympic Men’s Basketball Team

Of the 17 USA Olympic Men’s Basketball Teams, the 1992 Dream Team remains the gold standard.
Of the 17 USA Olympic Men’s Basketball Teams, the 1992 Dream Team remains the gold standard.

The 2016 United States Olympic Men’s Basketball Team is expected to soar to the gold medal in Rio. Even without LeBron James, Chris Paul, Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook and a handful of other NBA All-Stars who declined an invite, Team USA is by far the best team in the tournament. But where does this Olympic team stack up with previous Team USA squads?

 

Here’s a rankings rundown of the 17 USA men’s basketball teams in Olympic history:

 

LeBron James Has Strong History Against Golden State Warriors

In his past two games against Golden State, LeBron James has combined for 78 points and 24 rebounds.
LeBron James Has Strong History Against Golden State Warriors

Although the Golden State Warriors enter the NBA Finals as the favorites over the Cleveland Cavaliers, recent history between the two teams sides with Lebron James. The King should have plenty of reasons to feel optimistic about the upcoming matchup because of his utter dominance. The series opens up at Golden State, where Lebron’s last trip resulted in dramatic winning fashion.

 

NBA Finals: Cavs-Warriors Preview and Prediction

For five straight seasons, now, LeBron James has sat in the Eastern Conference throne. Only two of his past four trips to the NBA Finals, however, have resulted in championships. And if James is to win a third this June, he’s got his work cut out for him.

 

The Golden State Warriors were the NBA’s best team this year, and it wasn’t close. Their 67-win campaign makes them one of the 10 best regular-season teams of all time. The bad news for the Cavs is that Golden State hasn’t looked much worse in the postseason.

 

Ryen Russillo Goes After LeBron James Haters

While filling in for Keith Olbermann, Russillo does his best to irritate viewers.

Keith Olbermann is usually the one getting sports fans worked up at night, but with Ryen Russillo filling it, he more than gladly took on the role.

 

The radio host gave an almost six-minute speech about LeBron James and his greatness, and that the haters should stop hating. Russillo also continues to ruffle feathers by bringing in up Michael Jordan in comparison.

 

"There's zero gap between Jordan and James as players," Russillo said. "Talent-wise they're on the same level."

 

LeBron’s latest title run with Cavs may be his most impressive work

30-year-old LeBron James is in his twelfth NBA season. This winter, he sat for multiple weeks of action, resting his increasingly human body; James missed 13 games in 2014-15, the most of his career. He hasn’t been a consistently fearsome defender for years, and has developed a very noticeable on/off switch in general.

 

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