1. Dwyane Wade Says His Health Will Not Dictate LeBron James' Free-Agency Decision

    Dwyane Wade saw the furious reaction of jilted fans who burned jerseys and wailed in the streets when LeBron James ditched the Cleveland Cavaliers , so it's easy to see why ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 18,809 reads 38 comments

  2. Can Russell Westbrook's Monster Game Propel OKC Thunder to Improbable Comeback?

    The Oklahoma City Thunder knew they'd have to fight to even their Western Conference Finals series against the San Antonio Spurs , so it's a good thing Russell Westbrook played like violence incarnate on Tuesday...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 34,357 reads 221 comments

  3. Is This the Beginning of the End for Lance Stephenson's Run with Indiana Pacers?

    If these are the last days of Lance Stephenson 's career with the Indiana Pacers , he's certainly making sure they're memorable...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 26,403 reads 84 comments

  4. Andrew Bogut Calls Stephen A. Smith a 'Wanker' over 'Andrew Bogus' Nickname

    It probably won't stop Stephen A. Smith from continuing his ridiculous, overly dramatic schtick in the future, but Andrew Bogut 's jab at the ESPN talking head was still pretty satisfying...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 63,086 reads 167 comments

  5. Mark Jackson Says LeBron James Is Greatest Small Forward in NBA History

    It's easy to discount coach-turned-commentator Mark Jackson's blustery rhetoric most of the time, but he actually married bombast and good sense when he offered some superlative praise ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 22,563 reads 250 comments

  6. Paul George Says Indiana Pacers 'Outplayed' Miami Heat in Game 4 Loss

    The Indiana Pacers never once held a lead in their 102-90 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals on Monday, but don't tell that to Paul George ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 165,934 reads 944 comments

  7. Miami Heat Exposing Indiana Pacers' True Ceiling

    The Miami Heat dominated the Indiana Pacers in a wire-to-wire Game 4 thrashing on Memorial Day, notching a 102-90 victory that, appropriately, reminded us all of an important truth...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 37,349 reads 387 comments

  8. LeBron James Throws Down Monster and-1 Reverse Slam

    LeBron James put his unparalleled combination of quickness and strength on full display during the second quarter of Game 4, blowing by Indiana Pacers point guard George Hill for a wicked reverse jam...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 90,070 reads 137 comments

  9. Frank Vogel Seemingly Attempts to Distract Shane Battier on 3-Point Attempt

    Things are getting desperate for the Indiana Pacers , and head coach Frank Vogel is trying every trick he can think of to give his team a chance against the Miami Heat ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 50,646 reads 45 comments

  10. Mo Williams Manufactured Beef with Troy Daniels in Rockets-Blazers Series

    Portland Trail Blazers guard Mo Williams admitted his disagreement with Houston Rockets rookie Troy Daniels during the first round of the playoffs was all a ploy to get into the rookie's head, which makes Williams something of a tactical genius...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 22,688 reads 8 comments

  11. Report: Zach Randolph, Memphis Grizzlies Discussing Long-Term Extension

    The Memphis Grizzlies ' decision-makers haven't agreed on much lately, but the desire to keep Zach Randolph in the fold appears to be an exception to that rule...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 16,495 reads 36 comments

  12. Serge Ibaka Returns from Injury and Makes Instant Impact for OKC Thunder

    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka sure didn't look like a guy who was supposed to miss the entire Western Conference Finals with a calf injury...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 24,619 reads 83 comments

  13. Why Kyrie Irving Is Invaluable to Cleveland Cavaliers' Present and Future

    Kyrie Irving 's three-year tenure with the Cleveland Cavaliers has been rocky, but lottery luck has given the organization a new lease on life and loads of hope for the future...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 26,387 reads 108 comments

  14. Indiana Pacers' Biggest Issue vs. Miami Heat Is Talent, Not Chemistry

    It turns out the Indiana Pacers ' second-half swoon during the regular season—fraught with ill-defined concerns like chemistry, motivation and trust—obscured the real reason Paul George and Co...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 62,931 reads 409 comments

  15. Report: Los Angeles Lakers Will Interview Lionel Hollins for Head Coach

    If the Los Angeles Lakers hire Lionel Hollins as their next head coach, they won't get a guy with the ties to franchise history they want. But they might get the capable, hard-driving coach they need to take them into the future...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 28,403 reads 191 comments

  16. Report: Cleveland Cavaliers Don't Want to Give Kyrie Irving Max Contract

    The Cleveland Cavaliers traffic in uncertainty, and the latest report about the organization's hesitance to give Kyrie Irving a max contract extension is really just business as usual...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 49,662 reads 281 comments

  17. Byron Scott: If I Coach LA Lakers, Kobe Bryant Will 'Have to Change His Game'

    If Byron Scott is as interested in becoming the next head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers as he says he is, he's got a funny way of showing it...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 242,249 reads 420 comments

  18. Best Potential Trade Packages and Landing Spots for David Lee

    If you read tea leaves, the proverbial writing on the wall or newspapers, you're aware of the momentum building behind a potential blockbuster trade featuring Golden State Warriors forward David Lee ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 44,984 reads 177 comments

  19. Ageless Ray Allen Adapts to Stay Clutch

    Ray Allen is going to hit another massive, series-altering shot before the Miami Heat conclude their current playoff run, and when he does, be sure to drink it in. Because we can't be sure how many more of those clutch buckets there'll be...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 136,235 reads 280 comments

  20. Anthony Bennett Is 5th No. 1 Pick in 26 Years to Miss NBA All-Rookie Team

    The good news is that Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Anthony Bennett just joined some historical NBA company. The bad news is that he'd probably prefer not to have joined said company...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 44,467 reads 106 comments

  21. Is There Any Hope Left for the Oklahoma City Thunder?

    Now might not be the best time to try to put a positive spin on whatever it is that's happening to the Oklahoma City Thunder ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 8,817 reads 133 comments

  22. Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan Set New NBA Record for Big 3 Playoff Wins

    The Miami Heat 's trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh popularized the "Big Three" label, but the San Antonio Spurs ' trifecta of Tim Duncan , Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili just perfected it...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 29,038 reads 101 comments

  23. Miami Heat Exposing Indiana Pacers' Lack of True Star Power

    The closing run by LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in Game 2 against the Indiana Pacers drew attention to the Miami Heat 's much-discussed "extra gear," but it also highlighted the Pacers' problematic makeup...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 1,674 reads 6 comments

  24. Nick Collison Completes 0.1-Second Inbounds Play to Beat Shot Clock in Game 2

    There are two explanations for Nick Collison 's incredible tip-in during the second quarter of Game 2 between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 31,600 reads 67 comments

  25. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade Save Heroics for 4th Quarter in Game 2

    For a while there, it looked like an ordinary effort from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade wouldn't be enough to give the Miami Heat a desperately needed win in Game 2 against the Indiana Pacers Tuesday night...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 53,876 reads 243 comments