1. Man Behind Chicago's 'Benny the Bull' Mascot Is Leaving After 12 Years

    Kobe Bryant 's retirement was emotional enough. But now? It's time to say goodbye to Benny. Benny the Bull...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 18 days ago 74,486 reads 55 comments

  2. LeBron James Says He Isn't Sure Yet If He'll Take His Usual Social Media Hiatus

    Zero dark thirty-23 might not be activated this year. LeBron James told media after the Cleveland Cavaliers practice on Friday he hasn't yet decided if he'll take his usual social media hiatus during the NBA playoffs...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 18 days ago 11,911 reads 25 comments

  3. Fan Makes Mix of Hard Fouls on Jeremy Lin, Draws Response from the NBA

    Hsiu-Chen Kuei , a 48-year-old fan of Jeremy Lin , felt that her favorite player was getting excessively knocked around on the court this season. So she took matters into her own hands...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 18 days ago 313,963 reads 64 comments

  4. Tom Thibodeau Reportedly Named Timberwolves Head Coach

    The Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly have found their next head coach after relieving Sam Mitchell of his duties on April 13...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 18 days ago 132,366 reads 361 comments

  5. NBA Draft 2016: Full List of Pick Tiebreakers Announced

    With a little more than one month before the NBA draft lottery takes place, the league has announced tiebreakers for teams that finished the 2015-16 regular season with identical records...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 18 days ago 40,998 reads 82 comments

  6. Byron Scott Comments on Future with Lakers, Fan Criticism and More

    With the confetti now settled following Kobe Bryant 's final game, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott must look to the future and his place with the franchise after posting a 38-126 record over the last two seasons...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 18 days ago 15,805 reads 148 comments

  7. NBA Playoff Trailer from 'Game of Zones' Plays Off 'Hall of Faces'

    The playoffs are coming. Taking a page from Game of Thrones ' "Hall of Faces," Bleacher Report's Game of Zones is back with a new trailer for the postseason...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 18 days ago 34,611 reads 50 comments

  8. NBA Draft 2016: Latest 1st-Round Mock Draft with Regular Season Completed

    Welcome to the most interesting time of the NBA calendar. Kobe Bryant is gone. The playoffs will decide a champion...

    Chris Roling Written by Chris Roling about 18 days ago 39,684 reads 5 comments

  9. Top 2016 Offseason Priorities for the New York Knicks

    The New York Knicks are getting ready for the NBA playoffs...by replacing the batteries in the remote control, oiling the squeaky recliner and stocking up on Doritos...

    Sara Peters Written by Sara Peters about 18 days ago 4,097 reads 3 comments

  10. LA Lakers Paid Immeasurable Price for Kobe Bryant's Farewell Tour

    The Los Angeles Lakers closed out their 2015-16 season Wednesday night with perhaps the defining performance of Kobe Bryant ’s career...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 18 days ago 239,285 reads 251 comments

  11. NBA Playoffs 2016: Postseason Schedule, Bracket Format and Odds

    Regular-season records don't matter when the postseason begins, but there seems to be a major separation between the best teams in the league and the rest of the challengers...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 18 days ago 2,519 reads 0 comments

  12. NBA to Track, Release 'Hustle Stats' for 1st Time During 2016 Playoffs

    The NBA is set to dive even deeper into the world of statistical analysis, as it was announced Friday that "hustle stats" will be tracked and released for the first time during the 2016 playoffs...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 18 days ago 12,532 reads 12 comments

  13. NBA Playoff Bracket 2016: Final Standings, Postseason Picture and Predictions

    There isn't much time to rest between the NBA 's regular season and the postseason. The playoffs start Saturday afternoon, less than three days after an epic finish to the regular season Wednesday night...

    Jared  Johnson Written by Jared Johnson about 18 days ago 11,787 reads 0 comments

  14. UNINTERRUPTED: Tristan Thompson Reflects on Cavs Season and the Playoff Mindset

    Tristan Thompson reflects on the Cavaliers ' season and discusses how he's locked in for the playoffs...

    UNINTERRUPTED Written by UNINTERRUPTED about 18 days ago 35 reads 0 comments

  15. Cold Hard Fact for Friday, April 15, 2016

    Stephen Curry joins Michael Jordan and George Gervin as the only guards to average 30 points per game and shoot 50 percent from the field in a season...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Daily Facts about 18 days ago 11,966 reads 12 comments

  16. NBA Playoffs 2016: 1st-Round Predictions and Title Odds for All 16 Teams

    The road to the 2016 NBA title runs through Oakland, California. That was no mystery, what with the Golden State Warriors following up their first championship in 40 years with the winningest season in league history...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 18 days ago 2,713 reads 1 comments

  17. Top 2016 Offseason Priorities for the Utah Jazz

    The Utah Jazz were the last team eliminated from the playoffs. The Houston Rockets beat the Sacramento Kings Wednesday night and held the tiebreaker...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 18 days ago 6,739 reads 15 comments

  18. The Ultimate Guide to Beating the Golden State Warriors

    What’s to stop the Golden State Warriors from romping to their second straight NBA title? They are long on experience and confidence, with a banner in their back pocket...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 18 days ago 136,916 reads 322 comments

  19. NBA Playoff Schedule 2016: Round-by-Round Dates, TV and Live Stream Guide

    Forget about the Golden State Warriors’ regular-season wins record. Forget about Kobe Bryant ’s epic final act. Forget it all. Reminisce about those things once the playoffs are over...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 18 days ago 4,983 reads 0 comments

  20. 2016 NBA Mock Draft: 1st-Round Predictions, Breaking Down Prospects on the Rise

    With the regular season officially over, it's time for many teams to set their focus on the 2016 NBA draft...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 18 days ago 21,438 reads 5 comments

  21. Chicago Bulls Must Make Tough Decisions on Futures of Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler

    CHICAGO — Come fall in Chicago, things are going to be very different. That’s what happens when you miss the playoffs for the first time in eight years, as the Chicago Bulls did this season...

    Sean Highkin Written by Sean Highkin about 18 days ago 39,619 reads 269 comments

  22. Staples Center Sells Record $1.2 Million of Kobe Bryant Merchandise in Last Game

    Kobe Bryant wasn’t the only one racking up some shocking numbers Wednesday night. During the Los Angeles Lakers star’s final game, the Staples Center sold $1...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 18 days ago 43,224 reads 74 comments

  23. Dillon Brooks Declares for 2016 NBA Draft: Latest Comments and Reaction

    You can add Dillon Brooks to the list of NBA draft prospects this year. The Oregon Ducks forward, who led the team with 16.7 points per game, will declare for the NBA draft but not sign with an agent, ESPN...

    Danny Webster Written by Danny Webster about 18 days ago 7,887 reads 11 comments

  24. Top 2016 Offseason Priorities for the Orlando Magic

    The Orlando Magic made progress in 2015-16, but it wasn't the leap year the organization hoped it would be ...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 19 days ago 14,007 reads 45 comments

  25. NBA Playoffs Betting Preview: Cavaliers Remain Class of Eastern Conference

    The Cleveland Cavaliers (57-25) went through a tumultuous regular season that saw head coach David Blatt fired and star LeBron James again questioned for his lack of leadership, but the team still finished as the top seed in the Eastern Conference..

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 19 days ago 3,886 reads 35 comments