1. Kyrie Irving Fakes Out Brooklyn Defense in Drive to the Hoop

    Kyrie Irving is good at improv. During the second quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets game on Friday, Irving faked a pass to LeBron James on his drive to the hoop, blowing past Brooklyn's defense for a successful layup...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Rivea Ruff about 26 days ago 1,990 reads 0 comments

  2. Joel Embiid Powers Through Marquese Chriss for the Slam

    Joel Embiid just moved through Marquese Chriss as if he were a ghost. During the first quarter of Friday night's matchup between the Phoenix Suns and the Philadelphia 76ers , Embiid ran for an early dunk to pull Philly up to a 3-3 tie...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Rivea Ruff about 26 days ago 3,376 reads 0 comments

  3. Steph Curry Mocks Kevin Durant's Drive to the Basket vs. Detroit

    Stephen Curry has got jokes for Kevin Durant . As the Golden State Warriors faced off against the Detroit Pistons on Friday, Curry poked a little fun at Durant's playing style...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Rivea Ruff about 26 days ago 2,518 reads 1 comments

  4. Evan Fournier Injury: Magic Forward Out vs. Lakers with Bruised Heel

    Orlando Magic swingman Evan Fournier suffered a bruised heel and will not play Friday night against the Los Angeles Lakers , according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 26 days ago 382 reads 0 comments

  5. LeBron James Delivers $1.3 Million Cash to Family That Won NBC's 'The Wall'

    LeBron James is an executive producer of NBC's new game show The Wall , and the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar gave a sneak preview Friday on Instagram of one family that won $1...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 26 days ago 481,621 reads 11 comments

  6. Looks Like DeMarcus Cousins and the Kings Are Stuck with Each Other

    If the Sacramento Kings were going to move on from DeMarcus Cousins , it seems like they would have done it by now...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 26 days ago 31,989 reads 48 comments

  7. Tim Hardaway Jr. Injury: Hawks Guard Out vs. Nuggets with Injured Groin

    Tim Hardaway Jr. 's hope for a strong second season with the Atlanta Hawks hit a snag, as the fourth-year guard will not play Friday night against the Denver Nuggets due to a groin injury, per Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 26 days ago 337 reads 0 comments

  8. Kristaps Porzingis Spends Day in Disneyland: 'My Dream Has Come True'

    During a recent SportsCenter "Hang Time" segment on ESPN, New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis fulfilled what he called a "childhood dream" by going to Disneyland...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 26 days ago 14,260 reads 10 comments

  9. Rudy Gay Injury: Kings Star Out vs. Timberwolves with Injured Hip

    Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay will be out of the lineup Friday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves due to a hip injury. James Ham of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area first reported Gay would not suit up...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 26 days ago 836 reads 2 comments

  10. Richard Hamilton's Jersey to Be Retired by Pistons: Latest Details, Reaction

    Richard Hamilton played nine seasons for the Detroit Pistons , including in their NBA championship campaign in 2003-04, and the franchise will honor him by retiring his No. 32 jersey...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 26 days ago 4,422 reads 17 comments

  11. Time for the Los Angeles Lakers to Discover Who They Really Are

    LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers started the season with such great promise, upsetting teams like the Golden State Warriors , Houston Rockets and Chicago Bulls in the early going...

    Eric Pincus Written by Eric Pincus about 26 days ago 15,952 reads 67 comments

  12. J.R. Smith Injury Update: Cavaliers SG Out 12-14 Weeks Following Thumb Surgery

    Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith is projected to miss at least three months of action after undergoing surgery Friday on his right thumb...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 26 days ago 2,349 reads 2 comments

  13. B/R Parodies Charlie Brown with 'A Melo Christmas'

    Carmelo Anthony just wants a ring. In Bleacher Report's parody of the classic A Charlie Brown Christmas , the New York Knicks star discusses his desires with a distracted Kristaps Porzingis and a piano-playing Derrick Rose...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 26 days ago 9,370 reads 15 comments

  14. Quarter-Season Grades for Each New York Knicks Player

    The fall semester is over. Time for the New York Knicks to go home for the holidays and either brag about or apologize for the grades they've earned...

    Sara Peters Written by Sara Peters about 26 days ago 10,047 reads 18 comments

  15. NBA Christmas Day Betting Preview: Warriors vs. Cavaliers Highlights Slate

    They have not met since June 19, when the Cleveland Cavaliers upset the Golden State Warriors 93-89 as five-point road underdogs on the NBA betting lines to win their first-ever NBA championship...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 26 days ago 8,629 reads 21 comments

  16. The NBA's Biggest Stars Face Off in This Year's Massive Christmas Day Matchups

    Looking for the best NBA coverage around? Bleacher Report is the go-to destination for basketball fans everywhere, delivering must-see on-court analysis on a daily basis. Stay with us, and you'll stay in the know...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 27 days ago 13,025 reads 30 comments

  17. Quarter-Season Grades for Each Chicago Bulls Player

    The Chicago Bulls have been dreadfully erratic this season. They began the year with a surprisingly positive 8-4 record, then sped toward disaster by losing three of their next five...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 27 days ago 4,444 reads 3 comments

  18. Carmelo Anthony Responds to George Karl's Criticism in Coach's Memoir

    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony responded to criticism former coach George Karl lobbed Thursday, telling reporters Karl never made his thoughts public when the two were with the Denver Nuggets...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 27 days ago 11,393 reads 46 comments

  19. 2016-17 NBA Power Rankings: How All 30 Teams Shake Out at Christmas

    The NBA season officially began at the end of October, but Christmas Day marks its real commencement. Christmas is the "wink, wink, nudge" point at which serious followers of the league quietly agree to start scrutinizing the action more closely...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 27 days ago 94,292 reads 108 comments

  20. Chris Paul Injury: Updates on Clippers Star's Hamstring and Return

    Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul suffered a hamstring strain Dec. 22 and had not played since...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 27 days ago 6,356 reads 16 comments

  21. Chris Paul Proving Invaluable for LA Clippers and Other Thursday NBA Takeaways

    Chris Paul is valuable enough to the Los Angeles Clippers under normal circumstances, but his necessity skyrockets with Blake Griffin out of the lineup as the latter recovers from arthroscopic knee surgery...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 27 days ago 18,305 reads 23 comments

  22. Spurs vs. Clippers: Score, Highlights, Reaction from 2016 Regular Season

    The Los Angeles Clippers downed the San Antonio Spurs by 24 points back on Nov. 5, and they followed up that effort by besting them to the tune of a 106-101 win at Staples Center on Thursday evening...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 27 days ago 4,846 reads 20 comments

  23. DeAndre Jordan Destroys Pau Gasol with Poster Dunk

    Look out, Pau! Pau Gasol 's champion, veteran status was no help Thursday night when DeAndre Jordan came his way at Staples Center. Jordan rose up and threw down a first-quarter poster dunk on the San Antonio Spurs forward...

    Vincent Samperio Written by Vincent Samperio about 27 days ago 5,282 reads 3 comments

  24. Lakers vs. Heat: Score, Highlights, Reaction from 2016 Regular Season

    The Miami Heat trailed by as many as 19 points in the first half, but a balanced scoring effort that saw five players score at least 14 points allowed them to snap their three-game ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 27 days ago 5,327 reads 69 comments

  25. One Thing on Every NBA Team's 2016 Holiday Wish List

    We can't say for certain whether NBA teams pen letters to Santa sometime in December. Equally important, we can't confirm they don't. Pretty much every squad, after all, has at least one pressing need or desire...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 27 days ago 68,388 reads 77 comments