1. 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 13 days ago 83,231 reads 23 comments

  2. 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 15 days ago 237,699 reads 90 comments

  3. 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 1 month ago 19,845 reads 8 comments

  4. 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 1 month ago 121,551 reads 96 comments

  5. 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 1 month ago 41,895 reads 85 comments

  6. 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 2 months ago 90,706 reads 159 comments

  7. 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 3 months ago 47,015 reads 28 comments

  8. 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 3 months ago 124,324 reads 86 comments

  9. Kevin Love's Arrival Offers LeBron James, Cavs Chance to Redefine Title Style

    The biggest asset in building LeBron James ' presence in Cleveland into a title-contending Cavaliers team might not be the playmaking of the King or Kyrie Irving ...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 3 months ago 241,998 reads 518 comments

  10. DeMarre Carroll Has Overcome Lifetime of Turmoil in Crafting Unique NBA Role

    DeMarre Carroll shouldn't be in the NBA right now, much less starting for the Atlanta Hawks. But this isn't a story about a player who's not talented or is a troublemaker...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 4 months ago 114,258 reads 101 comments

  11. Nik Stauskas' Biggest Takeaways from the NBA's Rookie Transition Program

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The upcoming class of NBA rookies traded jerseys and basketballs for collared shirts and business notebooks last week for the league's annual Rookie Transition Program (RTP)...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 4 months ago 30,076 reads 14 comments

  12. Lionel Hollins Talks Nets' Future, Kevin Love, Team USA, Overseas Hoops and More

    The NBA envisions a day when Africa will have a booming basketball infrastructure, and a key individual who's been behind that movement is new Brooklyn Nets head coach Lionel Hollins ...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 4 months ago 16,920 reads 43 comments

  13. Q&A: NBA Star Turned International DJ Rony Seikaly Talks Music and Hoops

    At big nightclubs for an electronic dance music (EDM) DJ set, it's not uncommon for glowsticks or beach balls to be dispersed for the sea of partygoers to enjoy...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 4 months ago 238,759 reads 86 comments

  14. Wanted by Many, Kyle Lowry Forges New Bond with Raptors Team He Almost Left

    Before LeBron James upended the NBA universe with his return to Cleveland and Carmelo Anthony decided to stay in New York, Kyle Lowry made one of the more impactful, if overshadowed, ...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 4 months ago 45,663 reads 105 comments

  15. Choice of New Players' Union Chief Likely to Set New Negotiating Stance with NBA

    After 18 months, 306 candidates were chosen, and 68 of them interviewed for the job of leading the NBA 's players association. Then, late Monday night in Las Vegas, Michele Roberts was named the NBPA's new executive director...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 4 months ago 17,316 reads 34 comments

  16. Serge Ibaka Talks Recovery, Lessons from the Spurs, OKC Future and Derek Fisher

    While the Miami Heat find themselves picking up the pieces after the breakup of their Big Three and the Cleveland Cavaliers busy themselves trying to create a new one, the Oklahoma ...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 4 months ago 31,253 reads 88 comments

  17. Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro Talks Summer League, DeMarcus Cousins, Team Future

    For a franchise starving for success, the Kings and their fans had reason to smile after Sacramento won the NBA Summer League championship on Monday night in Las Vegas...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 4 months ago 47,036 reads 176 comments

  18. Travel, Relationships and Luck Crucial in Expanding Realm of NBA Scouting

    About a mile away from the NBA 's Las Vegas Summer League, more than 250 NBA types gathered last week to learn the ins and outs of talent evaluation at the first-ever Pro Scout School...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 4 months ago 37,653 reads 32 comments

  19. Vegas Baby, Vegas: How Warren LeGarie Made Sin City NBA's Summer League Hot Spot

    Five minutes. That's all I need. That's what agent Warren LeGarie was thinking as he waited for former NBA Commissioner David Stern in the lobby of the Beverly Wilshire hotel, where they both were staying for the 2004 All-Star weekend...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 4 months ago 152,125 reads 146 comments

  20. Addition of LeBron James Is Just Latest Test for Cavs' New Coach David Blatt

    LAS VEGAS — Now comes the hard part. After all the smiles and ticket sales the Cleveland Cavaliers enjoyed in the wake of LeBron James ' decision to return, the organization ...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 5 months ago 127,301 reads 224 comments

  21. Inside the Green Room and NBA Draft Week with Lottery Pick Zach LaVine

    There was arguably no more intriguing prospect outside of the top NBA draft picks than hyper-athletic combo guard Zach LaVine...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 5 months ago 28,311 reads 39 comments

  22. Inside the Debates and Frenzy of an NBA Draft War Room with a Former GM

    What is the experience of the NBA draft through the eyes of an NBA general manager? Ed Stefanski, the former GM of the New Jersey Nets and Philadelphia 76ers, who most ...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 5 months ago 19,093 reads 9 comments

  23. NBA Draft Notebook: Isaiah Austin's NBA Honor, Exum's Future, Top Euros, More

    Devastating news broke just before the NBA draft for Isaiah Austin when he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, which is caused by a genetic mutation that leaves connective tissue in the body weak...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 5 months ago 69,702 reads 111 comments

  24. Nicolas Batum Talks Blazers' Future, French Connection, Overseas Hoops and More

    More than 7,800 miles away in Taipei, Taiwan, Nicolas Batum —the final piece of the Big Three on the French national basketball team — watched his fellow countrymen Tony Parker and Boris Diaw win the 2013-14  NBA championship in San Antonio...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 5 months ago 12,449 reads 37 comments

  25. Seeing Is Believing: Half-Blind Isaiah Austin's Unique Journey to the NBA Draft

    Randy Trawnik is a world-renowned ocularist who hand-sculpts prosthetic eyes, either in his office in Dallas or in Germany...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 5 months ago 92,013 reads 134 comments