1. Sonny Vaccaro Pays Homage to Legendary Nike Patriarch Phil Knight

    On Tuesday, Phil Knight announced that he will be stepping down as the chairman of Nike in 2016. That news might not have made such massive waves across the sports world if not for Sonny Vaccaro...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 27,324 reads 18 comments

  2. Old Pals Doc Rivers and Paul Pierce Reunite to Solve Clippers' Wing Woes

    The Truth will set you free. At least, that's what Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers are banking on. NBA ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 73,857 reads 169 comments

  3. Undrafted NBA Rookies Who Can Still Make an Impact Next Season

    In the same way that there are more NBA -caliber players in the world than there are roster spots in the Association, there are typically more than 60 entrants in the NBA draft each year who are worthy of honing their skills at the highest level...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 208,222 reads 213 comments

  4. 2015 NBA Power Rankings: Post 2015 Draft Edition

    Compared to all the rumor and innuendo that fluttered throughout the basketball world over the past few weeks, the 2015 NBA draft was pretty tame. No blockbuster deals. No teams trading into the top 10...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 514,916 reads 571 comments

  5. For Wesley Saunders, Predraft Workouts Are About Proving He Belongs in the NBA

    LOS ANGELES — It's a cliche among employment seekers that finding a job is a full-time gig in and of itself. If that's the case, Wesley Saunders has spent the past few months working several jobs just to find one in the NBA ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 2,704 reads 1 comments

  6. Remembering the Hauntingly Terrible 2000 NBA Draft Class

    There are good drafts, there are bad drafts and then there's the 2000 NBA draft class. The returns were, charitably speaking, ugly...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 412,734 reads 151 comments

  7. With Lance Stephenson In, What's the Los Angeles Clippers' Next Move?

    PLAYA VISTA, Calif. — On Thursday, the Los Angeles Clippers spent the morning and early afternoon "gearing up" the town with their new, edgier logo...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 21,213 reads 60 comments

  8. 2015 NBA Power Rankings: Stacking Up All 30 Teams, Post-NBA Finals

    There you have it, folks. The NBA 's 69th season is in the books. And wouldn't you know it? The Golden State Warriors, the team that won the first championship back in 1947—when ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 397,474 reads 511 comments

  9. What's Next for Cleveland Cavaliers After 2015 NBA Finals Loss?

    Luck has a lot to do with who wins and who loses—even in the NBA , which allocates its championship to the best team more efficiently than any other major American sports league...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 209,525 reads 1103 comments

  10. Penny Hardaway Talks LeBron, Steph Curry and NBA Finals with Bleacher Report

    It's been 20 years since Penny Hardaway got his first (and last) taste of the NBA Finals. At the time, Hardaway was an anomaly...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 31,522 reads 147 comments

  11. Game 5 of Finals Will Test LeBron James' Resolve After Hitting Wall in Game 4

    First came Andre Iguodala . Then came the double-teams—sometimes triple-teams—followed by passes out to the Cleveland Cavaliers' other sets of heavy legs...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 133,288 reads 622 comments

  12. Can Matthew Dellavedova Fill Kyrie Irving's Void for Cavaliers in NBA Finals?

    Before the start of the 2015 NBA Finals, Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt expressed full confidence in Matthew Dellavedova's ability to contribute to his team under any circumstances...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 58,993 reads 345 comments

  13. How Does Kyrie Irving's Injury Impact Warriors in Finals vs. Cavaliers?

    The Golden State Warriors had enough trouble finding answers to every question LeBron James posed. Kyrie Irving playing like his healthy self presented the NBA 's top team with a whole different set of problems in Game 1 of the 2015 Finals...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 165,524 reads 593 comments

  14. NBA Free Agents 2015: The Most Likely Signing for Every NBA Team

    The month of June is typically filled with rampant speculation in the NBA . By this time, only two of the league's fanbases are still fixated on their teams' immediate futures...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 310,758 reads 263 comments

  15. What Can Golden State Warriors Do to Slow Down LeBron James?

    For every problem they've faced during their run through the 2015 NBA playoffs, the Golden State Warriors have summoned a solution...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 135,053 reads 711 comments

  16. The Best Trade Chip Every Team Has to Dangle Before the 2015 NBA Draft

    If you work at the NSA and have proper clearance to comb through the country's phone records, you may have noticed a spike in calls between numbers belonging to NBA front offices over the past week or so...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 38,821 reads 36 comments

  17. 5 Starters Who Could Lose Their Spots to Incoming 2015 NBA Draft Prospects

    By and large, the 2015 NBA draft will be a cause for celebration. Teams across the league will have new hope for the future, while those prospects they select will be knee-deep in ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 57,190 reads 86 comments

  18. Los Angeles Lakers Can Add to Historic Big-Man Lineage with No. 2 Pick

    Being the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft is at once a blessing and a curse. As Bleacher Report's Howard Beck put it, " To be No. 1 is to be labeled a can't-miss star, a superstar, a savior...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 72,108 reads 250 comments

  19. 2015 NBA Power Rankings: Warriors Remain on Top Entering Conference Finals

    A month-and-a-half after the NCAA narrowed its field down to the Final Four, the NBA has followed suit. Where once 16 teams of disparate strength stood, now the four heartiest remain...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 215,500 reads 568 comments

  20. Rested James Harden Now Has No Excuse but to Show Up in Game 7 vs. Clippers

    LOS ANGELES — All season long, James Harden carried the Houston Rockets . On Thursday night, Harden's supporting cast put him on its back and put the Rockets in ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 41,762 reads 127 comments

  21. Houston Rockets May Be Unwatchable, but Ugly Style Is Only Hope for Survival

    LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Clippers have solidified themselves as the NBA 's answer to Triple H, heels turned against the tide, at least as far as normal decorum is concerned...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 78,131 reads 164 comments

  22. 2015 NBA Playoffs Heat Check: Ranking the Remaining Top Players by Position

    It's only taken two games per team for the conference semifinals of the 2015 NBA playoffs to obliterate the first round, at least as far as drama and intrigue are concerned...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 34,597 reads 158 comments

  23. Will Brad Stevens, Billy Donovan Reopen Coaching Pipeline Between NCAA and NBA?

    There may be a movement afoot in the NBA coaching ranks. That is, if you put any stock in the pop wisdom of TED Talks...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 17,404 reads 46 comments

  24. Los Angeles Clippers Ride Chris Paul's Heroics into 2nd Round of NBA Playoffs

    LOS ANGELES — Chris Paul had one good leg to work with. He'd pulled up lame with a left hamstring strain late in the first quarter and hobbled his way through the final ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 56,341 reads 308 comments

  25. 2015 NBA Playoffs Heat Check: Ranking the Top Remaining Stars by Position

    If you're like most folks, you probably haven't been all that impressed with the 2015 NBA playoffs so far. By and large, this year's eight series have lacked the overall drama that made last year's opening round so compelling...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 50,647 reads 139 comments