1. USA Basketball vs. Venezuela: Score, Highlights, Reaction from 2016 Showcase

    The United States men's basketball team wasn't expected to have much trouble with a Grievis Vasquez-less Venezuela on Friday night from the United Center in Chicago, and the scoreline reflected just that as they recorded an 80-45 win...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 4 hours ago 19,617 reads 48 comments

  2. Dwyane Wade to Bulls: Top Takeaways from Star's Introductory Press Conference

    Two weeks after signing with the Chicago Bulls , Dwyane Wade was officially introduced by his new team and spoke about the process of coming back to his hometown after 13 seasons with the Miami Heat ...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 12 hours ago 28,219 reads 207 comments

  3. Top Prospects and Takeaways from FIBA's Under-18, Under-20 Tournaments

    The 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship and FIBA U20 European Championship each featured a number of NBA prospects on the radar for the 2017 and 2018 drafts...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 13 hours ago 9,752 reads 11 comments

  4. Russell Westbrook Just Laughs When Asked About Kevin Durant

    When Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook chooses to bite his tongue and not say anything that'll make waves, he has a go-to move. He just laughs...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 14 hours ago 13,873 reads 33 comments

  5. Realistic Expectations for the NY Knicks' 2016-17 Starting Lineup

    Never underestimate the power of fun. It apparently played a role in Kevin Durant 's decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors ...

    Sara Peters Written by Sara Peters about 14 hours ago 21,157 reads 70 comments

  6. Ranking Each Team USA Men's Basketball Player at 2016 Summer Olympics

    The USA men's basketball team will kick off its 2016 gold-medal pursuit in Rio de Janeiro on August 6, taking a dozen of the NBA 's biggest names into international competition...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 15 hours ago 1,251 reads 0 comments

  7. Jimmy Butler Comments on Departures of Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah

    The Chicago Bulls are ostensibly Jimmy Butler 's team following the offseason departures of Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah , but despite assumptions to the contrary, Butler insisted Thursday he had nothing to do with the roster shake-up...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 16 hours ago 16,853 reads 114 comments

  8. Jeremy Lin Puts His Own Spin on 'Space Jam,' Stars in Anime Sequel

    While everyone wonders if there will be a Space Jam 2 , Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin has taken the liberty of getting ahead of the game and creating a Space Jam 3 . Let's just say it's, um, interesting...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 16 hours ago 11,386 reads 5 comments

  9. Derrick Rose Loses Summary Judgment Regarding Sexual Assault Civil Suit

    The sexual assault case against New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose will go to trial after his request to throw out the lawsuit was denied, per Dan Werly . Per the official U.S...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 17 hours ago 65,461 reads 0 comments

  10. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says He's Michael Jordan in Donald Trump Joke at DNC

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar , t he NBA 's all-time leading scorer, still knows how to get buckets in the political arena...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 1 day ago 44,340 reads 0 comments

  11. Carmelo Anthony Comments on Dwyane Wade Leaving Heat to Sign with Bulls

    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony was among those who had trouble processing Dwyane Wade 's free-agent departure from the Miami Heat to the Chicago Bulls this offseason...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 1 day ago 30,033 reads 171 comments

  12. David Lee to Spurs: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

    A midseason move to the Dallas Mavericks revitalized David Lee 's career, as he again resembled the high-efficiency offensive force who was once a building block for the Golden State Warriors ...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 1 day ago 63,712 reads 188 comments

  13. Craig Sager to Miss 2016 Rio Olympics to Continue Leukemia Treatment

    NBC Sports announced Thursday that veteran sports reporter Craig Sager will miss the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro due to ongoing treatment for leukemia...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 1 day ago 15,611 reads 33 comments

  14. Ranking the NBA's Most Improved Teams This Offseason

    Now that most of the NBA 's free agents have found homes for the 2016-17 season, it's time to take stock of how teams fared throughout the offseason...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 1 day ago 3,707 reads 36 comments

  15. Why Michael Jordan Missed the Mark in 1st Attempt at Social Consciousness

    Michael Jordan ' s recent statement to The Undefeated on police brutality is a quick read. The sparse number of words isn't the problem, though; it's what he says...

    Khalid  Salaam Written by Khalid Salaam about 1 day ago 108,886 reads 212 comments

  16. NBA Announces Pacers vs. Nuggets Regular-Season Game to Be Played in London

    The Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets will take a trip to London during the middle of the 2016-17 season in an effort to expand the NBA beyond its typical North American borders...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 day ago 2,644 reads 29 comments

  17. Karl-Anthony Towns Splits Through Defense, Posterizes Young Camper

    It doesn't matter how old you are or how tall you are—if you stand in the paint, Karl-Anthony Towns will come at you. That's a lesson one camper learned the hard way...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 1 day ago 20,359 reads 60 comments

  18. Doc Rivers Comments on Clippers' Pursuit of Kevin Durant in Free Agency

    The Los Angeles Clippers were one of the many teams to miss out on signing Kevin Durant , though not for lack of trying...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 1 day ago 27,922 reads 173 comments

  19. Redrafting the 2016 Rookie Class Following the NBA Summer League

    Hopefully your favorite NBA team made the right pick the first time around. But now that we have the benefit of hindsight with the conclusion of NBA Summer League, NBA Lead Writer ...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 1 day ago 17,739 reads 60 comments

  20. NBA Rumors: Latest Buzz on Potential Nikola Vucevic Trade, Paul Pierce and More

    It’s the end of July, which means NBA teams are beginning to solidify their rosters for training camp, finalizing contracts and trying to look for trade partners...

    Jared  Johnson Written by Jared Johnson about 2 days ago 4,086 reads 0 comments

  21. Stoudemire Did More Than Most with His Gifts, but Still Left Us Wanting More

    The fond farewells are out there, as always when someone of any significance retires. It's not even oversaturated with saccharine sentiment in this case...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 2 days ago 41,166 reads 84 comments

  22. Which Boston Celtics Rookies Should Make the 2016-17 Roster?

    Barring any major moves, the Boston Celtics ' core for next season is already established. But roster spots are still up for grabs, and plenty of young candidates are fighting for them...

    Vytis Lasaitis Written by Vytis Lasaitis about 2 days ago 15,267 reads 31 comments

  23. NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    The National Basketball Players Association ( NBPA ) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 2 days ago 20,117 reads 113 comments

  24. Dirk Nowitzki Trolls Simone Zaza with Penalty Attempt in Charity Match

    Contrary to popular belief, Germans aren't perfect at taking penalties, after all. They missed their first penalty in a shootout at Euro 2016 since 1982 against Italy, and now we have this "effort" from Dirk Nowitzki ...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 2 days ago 151,866 reads 7 comments

  25. Anderson Varejao Injury: Updates on Warriors Center's Back and Recovery

    Golden State Warriors big man Anderson Varejao will miss the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro because of a back injury. Continue for updates...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 2 days ago 1,245 reads 0 comments