1. Dunk of the Night: Sunday, June 15

    Manu Ginobili crammed home a vicious left-handed slam in the San Antonio Spurs ' NBA Finals-clinching 107-84 victory on Sunday night. Not bad for a 36-year-old who very nearly hung up his sneakers after last season's Finals defeat...

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  2. No End in Sight to Spurs' Dynasty Thanks to 2014 Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard

    Kawhi Leonard 's 2014 NBA Finals MVP Award may feel like a fitting end to the brilliant breakout season he enjoyed with the San Antonio Spurs . But it's actually just the beginning...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 59,172 reads 221 comments

  3. Pros and Cons of Cleveland Cavaliers Drafting Joel Embiid with No. 1 Pick

    You don't have to look too deeply into the Cleveland Cavaliers' NBA draft history to figure out why they're being so cautious about selecting Joel Embiid with the top overall pick...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 34,884 reads 115 comments

  4. What Would It Take for Carmelo Anthony to Walk Away from New York Knicks?

    If Carmelo Anthony leaves the New York Knicks , he'll do so carrying bags made lighter by the millions and millions of dollars he won't be taking with him. And that's really where any discussion about Melo 's future has to start: with the money.

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 8,709 reads 40 comments

  5. Despite Desires, Kevin Love Has No Control over What Happens Next

    For a guy locked into a contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves through the 2014-15 NBA season, Kevin Love sure is acting like he's in charge of his own destiny...

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  6. Chris Bosh Says Miami Heat 'Must Win' Game 4 of 2014 NBA Finals

    Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat know better than anyone that the NBA Finals aren't over until somebody hoists that Larry O'Brien Trophy...

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  7. Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs Are 2 Sides of Same Coin

    It makes for better NBA Finals theater if we pretend the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs are wildly different...

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  8. Dunk of the Night: Tuesday, June 10

    LeBron James slipped behind the San Antonio Spurs ' baseline defense for this two-handed slam in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday. San Antonio would go on to win by a final of 111-92, taking a 2-1 edge in the series...

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  9. Miami Heat Players, Mario Chalmers React to Chalmers' Atrocious Game 3

    Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers has had better nights. It's just getting hard to remember what those felt like...

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  10. Kawhi Leonard Answers Call for Breakout Performance in Spurs' Game 3 Win

    After giving up home-court advantage in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs needed somebody to help them get it back. Kawhi Leonard was that somebody...

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  11. Jeremy Lin Reflects on Linsanity, Leaving NY, Possible Future Return to Knicks

    Jeremy Lin sat down with host Marc Lamont Hill for a wide-ranging interview on HuffPost Live Tuesday, and the Houston Rockets point guard candidly discussed everything from ...

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  12. Is LA Lakers' Lengthy Coaching Search Good Patience or a Recipe for Trouble?

    The Los Angeles Lakers are taking their sweet time hiring a head coach, and the delay is raising some serious questions among fans who hoped a foundational piece of the organization's future would already be in place by now...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 6,005 reads 57 comments

  13. Chris Bosh: 'I Never Cared About Being a Superstar'

    Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh has two championship rings, nine All-Star appearances and perhaps most importantly a whole lot of perspective...

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  14. Did Miami Heat's Game 2 Win Do Irreversible Damage to San Antonio Spurs?

    The San Antonio Spurs have lost 90 playoff games since Tim Duncan joined the club in the 1997-98 season, so it might seem like their 98-96 defeat at the hands of the Miami Heat ...

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  15. Is Derek Fisher Really Worth $5 Million a Year as Knicks Head Coach?

    The New York Knicks are going to pay Derek Fisher a whole lot of money to do something he's never done before, and that decision has come with controversy...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 13,060 reads 51 comments

  16. To-Do List for Derek Fisher as NY Knicks' Next Head Coach

    Nine days after his first career ended, word came that Derek Fisher was about to start his second—as head coach of the New York Knicks ...

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  17. Is Eric Bledsoe Trade Bait or a Franchise Building Block for Phoenix Suns?

    Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe is going to be a big part of the news during the upcoming NBA offseason. The only question is whether he'll grab headlines as a max-salary signing or as part of a blockbuster trade...

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  18. How Phoenix Suns Could Catapult to Front of Kevin Love Trade Sweepstakes

    The Phoenix Suns love them some Kevin Love , and given the right package of assets, they could really put a charge into an already ahead-of-schedule rebuilding process by dealing for the disgruntled Minnesota Timberwolves star...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 44,166 reads 86 comments

  19. Chandler Parsons Wants to Remain with Rockets, Says 'I Love Houston'

    Being surrounded by adoring fans and getting treated like a rock star suits Chandler Parsons just fine, which is probably why he'd like to stick with the Houston Rockets ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 19,380 reads 87 comments

  20. Ricky Rubio Will Try to Convince Kevin Love to Stay with Minnesota Timberwolves

    Ricky Rubio may be young, but he clearly has an advanced understanding of what Kevin Love's potential departure could do to the Minnesota Timberwolves ...

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  21. Report: Cleveland Cavaliers Will Offer Kyrie Irving a Max Contract

    After an unsteady and ultimately disappointing 2013-14 season, the Cleveland Cavaliers will look to add a measure of stability to their future by maxing out Kyrie Irving at their earliest opportunity...

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  22. Ranking the 15 Greatest Series in NBA Finals History

    The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs are all set to square off in an NBA Finals matchup that, somehow, already feels historically significant. We're dealing with two teams here, but there's also a sense that two eras are about to go to war...

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  23. Why New NBA Finals Format Needed to Happen

    The NBA Finals will return to a 2-2-1-1-1 format for the first time in three decades this season, and frankly, it's about time. The official announcement came back in October, per The Associated Press (via NBA...

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  24. Are Miami Heat Clear Favorites or Complete Wild Card in 2014 NBA Finals?

    The Miami Heat are either an unstoppable juggernaut or a puffed-up pushover that the San Antonio Spurs will have no trouble dispatching handily in an NBA Finals rematch. That's range that would make Ray Allen proud...

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  25. What Makes Derek Fisher Such an Appealing Candidate for Head Coach?

    Derek Fisher has lived every second of his basketball life as if it were an audition. He's always been perfectly composed, put-together and polished...

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