1. 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 8 days ago 44,686 reads 19 comments

  2. 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 9 days ago 35,513 reads 61 comments

  3. 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 29 days ago 64,779 reads 32 comments

  4. 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 1 month ago 116,663 reads 102 comments

  5. 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 1 month ago 57,051 reads 15 comments

  6. 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 1 month ago 51,156 reads 63 comments

  7. 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 3 months ago 85,246 reads 23 comments

  8. 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 3 months ago 239,383 reads 90 comments

  9. 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 4 months ago 19,980 reads 8 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 121,728 reads 96 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 42,069 reads 85 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 90,898 reads 159 comments

  13. 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 5 months ago 48,003 reads 28 comments

  14. 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 5 months ago 125,855 reads 86 comments

  15. 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 5 months ago 242,087 reads 518 comments

  16. 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 6 months ago 115,789 reads 101 comments

  17. 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 6 months ago 30,150 reads 14 comments

  18. 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 6 months ago 16,954 reads 43 comments

  19. 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 6 months ago 239,328 reads 86 comments

  20. 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 6 months ago 45,815 reads 105 comments

  21. 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 6 months ago 17,330 reads 34 comments

  22. 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 6 months ago 31,303 reads 88 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 47,077 reads 176 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 37,740 reads 32 comments

  25. 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 7 months ago 152,265 reads 146 comments