1. B/R Celebrates Start of 2017 NBA Playoffs with '8 Mile' Tribute

    NBA fans will lose themselves in playoff basketball once the postseason tips off Saturday. For everyone besides the Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, this year may be their one shot at glory...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 10 days ago 8,833 reads 0 comments

  2. Shaquille O'Neal to Pay for Funeral of Teen Who Accidentally Killed Himself

    Four-time NBA champion Shaquille O'Neal has offered to cover all funeral costs for Malachi Hemphill, a 13-year-old Georgia native who accidentally killed himself with a gun while streaming on Instagram Live this week...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 10 days ago 205,052 reads 0 comments

  3. NBA Playoff Bracket 2017: Full Review of Postseason Picture, Matchups and Odds

    Anyone waiting for the NBA playoffs to weed out some superfluous squads will miss an intriguing first-round slate. Even if it's all a prelude to the third Finals installment of Golden State Warriors vs...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 10 days ago 10,029 reads 0 comments

  4. NBA Playoff Schedule 2017: TV Guide, Live-Stream Coverage for Entire Postseason

    The NBA playoffs start on Saturday when the Indiana Pacers face the Cleveland Cavaliers at 3 p.m. ET. Here's a look at all the information you'll need, starting with the known ...

    Paul Kasabian Written by Paul Kasabian about 10 days ago 9,479 reads 0 comments

  5. NBA Playoffs 2017: TV Schedule and Predictions for Saturday's Round 1 Games

    The pathway to the NBA Finals and a shot at hoisting the Larry O’Brien Trophy starts on Saturday. With four games slated to tip off the 2016-17 NBA postseason, first-round storylines enrich the playoff experience...

    Maurice Moton Written by Maurice Moton about 10 days ago 1,755 reads 0 comments

  6. LeBron James Goes Dark on Social Media for 2017 NBA Playoffs

    As has been the case since 2012, LeBron James is going dark on social media for the NBA playoffs. The three-time champion made as much clear late Friday evening, when he posted ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 10 days ago 37,015 reads 0 comments

  7. Kristaps Porzingis Reportedly Skipped Knicks Exit Meetings, Frustrated with Team

    New York Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis skipped his exit meetings with front office personnel because of his displeasure with the "dysfunction" and "drama" that has enveloped the franchise, according to ESPN...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 11 days ago 119,741 reads 0 comments

  8. UNINTERRUPTED: The Art of Trash Talk Feat. Draymond Green + Gary Payton

    If you're going to trash talk, you've got to be able to back it up. Draymond Green sits down with one of the NBA 's most notorious trash talkers: Gary Payton, aka The Glove...

    UNINTERRUPTED Written by UNINTERRUPTED about 11 days ago 30,625 reads 0 comments

  9. How the NBA MVP Voting Process Works, Announcement Date

    A year ago, the NBA announced Stephen Curry had been named the league's Most Valuable Player in unanimous fashion on May 10...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 11 days ago 77,327 reads 0 comments

  10. Jimmy Butler Says He's Looking Forward to Guarding Isaiah Thomas in NBA Playoffs

    As the Chicago Bulls look to upset the top-seeded Boston Celtics in the 2017 Eastern Conference playoffs, Jimmy Butler is embracing the challenge of guarding Isaiah Thomas when the series begins Sunday at TD Garden...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 11 days ago 12,208 reads 0 comments

  11. B/R Kicks: Best On-Court NBA Sneakers to End the 2016-17 Season

    Goodbye, sweet world of professional basketball. Now that the 2016-17 NBA playoffs are quickly approaching, the regular season has become a distant memory, leaving exceptional moments and bold footwear choices behind...

    Giancarlo Ferrari-King Written by Giancarlo Ferrari-King about 11 days ago 95 reads 0 comments

  12. Carmelo Anthony Laughs at Phil Jackson's Criticisms in Instagram Post

    During a Friday afternoon press conference, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson made it clear he is ready to move on from Carmelo Anthony , one of three NBA players with a no-trade clause...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 11 days ago 27,348 reads 0 comments

  13. Phil Jackson Says Carmelo Anthony Trade Would Require 'Significant Player'

    If the New York Knicks are going to trade Carmelo Anthony this offseason, they don't appear willing to give the 10-time All-Star away...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 11 days ago 38,088 reads 0 comments

  14. Phil Jackson Says Carmelo Anthony May 'Be Better Off' on Team Other Than Knicks

    In a press conference Friday, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson lent credence to speculation Carmelo Anthony 's time with the organization could be nearing its conclusion ...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 11 days ago 113,075 reads 0 comments

  15. Gregg Popovich Misses Jazz F Boris Diaw as a Wine Drinking Partner

    We know Utah Jazz forward Boris Diaw likes his caffeine . Apparently he enjoys his wine, too. On Wednesday, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said that he misses the crafty forward, ...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 11 days ago 21,911 reads 0 comments

  16. Draymond Green Says He Looks Forward to Playoff Scrutiny Surrounding Warriors

    Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green is ready to embrace the added attention as the Dubs enter the 2017 NBA playoffs as the favorite to capture their second championship in the past three years...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 11 days ago 7,054 reads 0 comments

  17. NBA Draft 2017: Latest 1st-Round Mock Draft with Regular Season Completed

    This year's NBA draft should be one of the most intriguing in years, as there is elite talent on the top and an incredible amount of depth on the back end...

    Paul Kasabian Written by Paul Kasabian about 11 days ago 8,411 reads 0 comments

  18. Pacers Can Upset Cavs in NBA Playoffs by Claiming Home-Court Advantage

    Indiana's diehard passion for basketball helped stimulate the Pacers ' home record enough to land them in the 2017 NBA playoffs as the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 11 days ago 4,325 reads 0 comments

  19. NBA Playoffs 2017: Postseason Schedule, Bracket Format and Odds

    The 2016-17 NBA season is finally over. For those of you who can't stand the monotony and the grind of the 82-game regular season (you know who you are), it's finally time to enjoy basketball again...

    Kristopher Knox Written by Kristopher Knox about 11 days ago 2,982 reads 0 comments

  20. NBA Playoff Bracket 2017: Final Standings, Postseason Picture and Predictions

    Before the 2016-17 regular season started, most predicted an NBA Finals rematch between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors. Soon we'll find out if the two superteams meet for part three of their postseason saga...

    Maurice Moton Written by Maurice Moton about 11 days ago 14,360 reads 0 comments

  21. From Mr. Irrelevant to Mr. Clutch: 5'9" Isaiah Thomas' Unlikely Rise in NBA

    Isaiah Thomas is the third-highest scorer in the NBA this season, averaging 28.9 points and 5.9 assists per game. He has elevated the Boston Celtics to the No. 1 seed in the East and a chance at an NBA championship...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 11 days ago 29,066 reads 0 comments

  22. Brook Lopez Says He Wants to Be Part of Nets' Rebuilding Plans

    On the heels of a strong individual season, Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez expressed a desire to remain with the team moving forward...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 11 days ago 2,569 reads 0 comments

  23. Bleacher Report's NBA Expert Awards Picks

    Can't we just give them all an award? (Resounding "heeeeeelllll no" from audience.) OK then. With that feedback in mind, we kick it to Bleacher Report's NBA national writers and analysts...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Bleacher Report NBA Staff about 11 days ago 95,395 reads 0 comments

  24. 9 Questions Phil Jackson Has to Answer

    James Dolan was giddy. "There is only one Phil Jackson , and he is synonymous with winning basketball teams," the Madison Square Garden Chairman said from the lobby of Madison Square Garden just over three years ago...

    Yaron Weitzman Written by Yaron Weitzman about 11 days ago 13,786 reads 0 comments

  25. NBA Playoff Schedule 2017: Round-by-Round Dates, TV and Live-Stream Guide

    The NBA playoffs will finally begin on Saturday, April 15, when the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers tip off at 3 p.m. ET. It should be another fun NBA postseason...

    Paul Kasabian Written by Paul Kasabian about 11 days ago 4,677 reads 0 comments