1. NBA Insiders Break Down the Good and the Bad for Draft Lottery's Top Prospects

    Tuesday night at approximately 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN, the NBA draft lottery results could add a level of intrigue to the race for the No. 1 pick...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 5 days ago 76,698 reads 120 comments

  2. Betting on the Future: Imagining the NBA Fan Experience with Regulated Gambling

    What are the odds LeBron James scores 10 points in a game when guarded by Jimmy Butler? Will the Clippers score 20 points in the paint when Dwight Howard is on the court? ...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 19 days ago 153,647 reads 99 comments

  3. Hangin' with Dwight Howard: A Changed Man, Entertaining Host and Snake Charmer

    "You driving with us?" Dwight Howard surprises me with that question as I'm in the parking lot of Blue Ridge Elementary in Houston, along with some of his personal staff. It's around 7:30 p...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 1 month ago 202,078 reads 243 comments

  4. Nerlens Noel Goes Inside His Rookie Season, 76ers' Culture, Team's Future

    Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown recalls his first days with Nerlens Noel after the 2013 NBA draft. There was a respectful shyness from the then-19-year-old big man...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 1 month ago 29,572 reads 68 comments

  5. 'I'm Back!': Untold Tales of Michael Jordan's 1st Return to the NBA 20 Years Ago

    For all of the reasons Michael Jordan is the most celebrated athlete ever in basketball and branding, here's another one: He himself wrote arguably the most effective press release in the history of sports...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 2 months ago 225,242 reads 276 comments

  6. Inside Goran Dragic's Dramatic and Game-Changing Transition with the Miami Heat

    Entering last month's trade deadline, the Miami Heat needed to pick up the slack a bit—in terms of winning and pace, as they ranked last in the NBA in possessions per game...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 3 months ago 83,971 reads 115 comments

  7. Meet Rock Star Pastor Carl Lentz, Spiritual Guide to Durant, Melo, NBA's Elite

    It's a recent Saturday afternoon at New York City's Chelsea Piers sports complex. A pickup game of locally born basketball notables is in session, and a 36-year-old Virginia Beach native named Carl Lentz is the loudest motivator on the court...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 3 months ago 172,592 reads 155 comments

  8. A Weekend with the Busiest Man in New York City, All-Star MVP Russell Westbrook

    "Kill." That's how Russell Westbrook described his mindset on the court after Saturday's All-Star practice...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 3 months ago 43,720 reads 37 comments

  9. All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge Reveals the Skills That Make Him a Mid-Range Maestro

    Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge is currently playing through a ligament tear in his left thumb, but that's far from his toughest challenge yet...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 3 months ago 23,190 reads 46 comments

  10. B/R Exclusive: Diddy Takes You Inside His NBA All-Star Weekend Experiences

    Diddy is the life of the party, be it in the hip-hop business or in the entertainment world—and he's also the life of NBA All-Star Weekend, a unique intersection of all his different endeavors...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 3 months ago 19,504 reads 39 comments

  11. Grizzlies' Tony Allen Shares His Secrets to Being the NBA's Premier Star Stopper

    One of the most entertaining experiences in Memphis is spending time around Grizzlies defensive specialist Tony Allen ...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 4 months ago 82,344 reads 88 comments

  12. In the Paint: How Art Has Become the Latest Craze with the NBA and Its Stars

    Last month, when Carmelo Anthony welcomed a select group of writers inside his renovated Terminal 23 gym in New York City for the release of his Jordan Melo M11 sneaker, he made ...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 4 months ago 46,994 reads 19 comments

  13. OKC's Scott Brooks Opens Up: Team Pressures, Coaching KD and Russ and More

    Scott Brooks is nearing the end of his lunch at Upper Crust in Oklahoma City on a recent January afternoon when a patron quickly drops something off on his table and walks away...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 4 months ago 36,365 reads 61 comments

  14. Brothers Goran and Zoran Dragic Share Bond on and off Court with the Suns

    On a recent Friday night in New York City, Bleacher Report met up with brothers Goran, 28, and Zoran Dragic , 25, of the Phoenix Suns at Dave & Buster's arcade and restaurant in Times Square...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 5 months ago 66,189 reads 32 comments

  15. New Mavericks Point Guard Rajon Rondo Breaks Down His Unique Hoops DNA

    New Dallas Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo has always adjusted quickly to complex tasks. He learned how to ride a bike at four. Algebraic equations became easy in elementary school...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 5 months ago 117,456 reads 102 comments

  16. Rajon Rondo's 5 Most Memorable Passes

    If you've ever been startled by some of Rajon Rondo 's passes, just ask the man himself. "I even surprise myself sometimes," he said...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 5 months ago 57,217 reads 15 comments

  17. How the Clippers' Chris Paul-Blake Griffin Pick-and-Roll Has Dominated the NBA

    Blake Griffin can't help himself. It's a typical Clippers practice, and Doc Rivers wants all five of his players in motion, so he has his team run a half-court exercise where they can't set any pick-and-rolls...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 6 months ago 51,703 reads 63 comments

  18. Johnny Stephene's Unique Ball-Handling Biz Has NBA All-Stars and Brands Lined Up

    With the NBA season underway, there's one basketball personality not in the league who's been building an even bigger following than many of the players...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 6 months ago 88,774 reads 23 comments

  19. My Lunch with Michael Jordan: Outside the Spotlight, Still All Business

    When you receive this phone call — "You're invited to have lunch with Michael Jordan " —what's one of the first things you do? You think about what suit you're going ...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 6 months ago 239,732 reads 90 comments

  20. NBA Preseason Allows Coaches to Show off a Few New Moves of Their Own

    One of the biggest storylines in every NBA training camp is what players did during the summer to prepare for the upcoming season...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 7 months ago 20,043 reads 8 comments

  21. Charlotte's Move for Lance Stephenson Reunites NYC Rivals on NBA Stage

    "Don't go on that flight. We're going to Vegas." Those were the words Lance Stephenson remembers his agent, Alberto Ebanks, telling him on July 15 as the then-free agent was about ...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 8 months ago 121,797 reads 96 comments

  22. Clippers Defensive Anchor DeAndre Jordan Breaks Down the Art of Shot Blocking

    All around Los Angeles Clippers defensive star DeAndre Jordan is art. He owns roughly 12 unique art pieces—about five of them depicting his favorite superhero, Batman (because he's "kick-ass," Jordan says)...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 8 months ago 42,205 reads 85 comments

  23. Chris Bosh's New Role as Heat's Go-To Man Has Been Months in the Making

    Ed Downs remembers the pivotal phone call that changed the game for Chris Bosh . It was on Saturday, July 12, and the Miami Heat star called his personal fitness trainer to tell ...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 8 months ago 91,056 reads 159 comments

  24. For Most NBA Players Golf Is Just a Hobby, but for J.R. Smith It's a Way of Life

    From the tattoos to the late-night parties to the repeated NBA fines, J.R. Smith has cultivated an image as polarizing as it is sometimes perplexing...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 9 months ago 49,537 reads 28 comments

  25. Team USA's Klay Thompson Breaks Down the Skills That Make Him a Shooting Star

    After a spirited practice at the United States Military Academy at West Point last week, the  Golden State Warriors ' Klay Thompson had enough energy to break down a player's shot far less crucial to Team USA's hopes in Spain—mine...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 9 months ago 127,115 reads 86 comments