1. Los Angeles Lakers Have Pieces in Place to Secure Their Next Superstar

    As the late, great Aaliyah once sang, "If at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and try again." The Los Angeles Lakers appear to have taken that repurposed adage to heart...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 147,523 reads 195 comments

  2. He Tianju Trying to Bring China Back to the NBA

    LAS VEGAS — It was a cold January day, like most January days in Yingkou, a port city in northeast China. Inside the Tiexi Gymnasium, though, the lights had never been brighter, the atmosphere never hotter...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 108,769 reads 101 comments

  3. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Las Vegas Summer League Day 4

    LAS VEGAS — Even in Sin City, there's only so much anyone can do to spice up summer-league basketball. To its credit, the NBA found a way. The Association branded Monday as Noche Latina at the Las Vegas Summer League...

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  4. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Las Vegas Summer League Day 3

    LAS VEGAS — Relatively speaking, Sundays are typically quiet in Las Vegas. By the time the raucous fun of Saturday night has come and gone, most weekend visitors are sapped of their vitality, on their way home or both...

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  5. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly from Las Vegas Summer League Day 2

    LAS VEGAS — Hoards of NBA fans once again packed the house on Saturday at the Las Vegas Summer League...

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  6. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly from Las Vegas Summer League Day 1

    LAS VEGAS — There was no shortage of hustle and bustle during day one of the NBA ’s Las Vegas Summer League...

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  7. Maybe the Los Angeles Lakers Aren't Screwed After All

    No LaMarcus Aldridge . No DeAndre Jordan. No Greg Monroe. No problem for the Los Angeles Lakers ? Not quite, especially in light of how badly L.A. appeared to botch its first meeting with Aldridge...

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  8. NBA Summer League 2015: Top 5 Takeaways from Tuesday

    Day 2 of the NBA pulling double duty for summer league gave way to another spate of eye-opening performances—good, bad and indifferent...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 61,060 reads 76 comments

  9. Updated NBA Power Rankings After 1st Wave of 2015 Free Agency

    A year ago, NBA free agency ground to a halt while LeBron James took his time making up his mind. This July, James remains unsigned, but the rest of the market hasn't waited around ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 1,125,989 reads 998 comments

  10. Everything You Need to Know from Day 3 of 2015 NBA Free Agency

    We're three days into free agency, and bombs are still dropping around the NBA . In the past 24 hours alone, one of last season's title contenders lost a third of its Big ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 93,430 reads 194 comments

  11. How Do L.A. Clippers Survive Losing DeAndre Jordan to Dallas Mavericks?

    The nightmare is real for Steve Ballmer's squad. DeAndre Jordan is gone, leaving the Los Angeles Clippers with a huge hole in their roster and only limited resources with which to fill it...

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  12. Dwyane Wade's New Contract Is Perfect Scenario for Both Star SG and Miami Heat

    Sometimes, compromise is better than consensus. The former requires more fuss and more muss, but seemingly ugly processes can (and often do) reveal a lot about both parties while yielding better business...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 195,006 reads 315 comments

  13. 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 7 months ago 28,207 reads 16 comments

  14. 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 7 months ago 73,917 reads 169 comments

  15. 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 8 months ago 208,380 reads 213 comments

  16. 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 8 months ago 515,509 reads 570 comments

  17. 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 8 months ago 2,892 reads 1 comments

  18. 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...

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  19. 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 8 months ago 21,259 reads 60 comments

  20. 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 8 months ago 403,229 reads 511 comments

  21. 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 8 months ago 209,620 reads 1103 comments

  22. 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...

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  23. 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...

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  24. 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 8 months ago 59,125 reads 345 comments

  25. 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 8 months ago 165,696 reads 593 comments