1. Full Predictions for 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

    The NBA Slam Dunk Contest is always the most hyped event leading up to NBA All-Star weekend, and 2014’s edition will be no different...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about over 1 year ago 72,147 reads 75 comments

  2. Carmelo Anthony: 'I'm Not Being Traded'

    New York Knicks fans pining for their favorite team to trade All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony for a bounty of assets prior to the Feb. 20 NBA trade deadline are going to have a bad time...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about over 1 year ago 30,269 reads 147 comments

  3. For Some Reason, Pau Gasol Still Wants to Stay with LA Lakers

    After plodding through years of scrutiny from media members and fans while also butting heads with his new coach and experiencing back-to-back disappointing seasons, Los Angeles ...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about over 1 year ago 7,124 reads 49 comments

  4. NBA Reportedly Considering Expansion of All-Star Break

    Could NBA All-Star weekend be expanded to NBA All-Star week in the near future? New NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is reportedly open to the idea of expanding the All-Star break, ...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about over 1 year ago 27,115 reads 30 comments

  5. 10 Things We Can't Wait to See at 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend

    After weeks of buildup and All-Star-snub talk, the 2014 NBA All-Star weekend is finally upon us. With six total events lined up for the fans through Sunday, there are numerous subplots and possibilities we simply can’t wait to see...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about over 1 year ago 10,652 reads 10 comments

  6. Grading Los Angeles Lakers Players at 2014 NBA All-Star Break

    At the 2014 NBA All-Star break, the Los Angeles Lakers have an 18-35 record (tied for fourth-worst in the league with the Sacramento Kings ) and no representatives heading to New Orleans ...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about over 1 year ago 5,553 reads 11 comments

  7. Confident Blake Griffin, Healthy Chris Paul Make Clippers Pretty Darn Imposing

    Los Angeles Clippers All-Star big man Blake Griffin blossomed as an NBA player with Chris Paul sidelined, and now that his floor general is back in the lineup, the Clips are more dangerous than they’ve ever been before...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about over 1 year ago 3,668 reads 8 comments

  8. NBA Dunk of the Night from Wednesday, February 12

    Miami Heat superstar LeBron James earned NBA Dunk of the Night honors for the second consecutive night for his nasty reverse slam against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday...

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  9. Trevor Ariza Fouls James Harden at Worst Time, Sets Up Harden's Easy Game-Winner

    Washington Wizards veteran forward Trevor Ariza fouled Houston Rockets star James Harden at the worst possible time Wednesday night, setting up the eventual game-winning layup in the process...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about over 1 year ago 20,451 reads 137 comments

  10. Derrick Rose Is Still Out for the Season, People

    Although Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose told USA Today ’s Sean Highkin in December that he could return from a torn meniscus in his right knee “if I’m ...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about over 1 year ago 3,818 reads 13 comments

  11. Why Phoenix Suns Point Guard Goran Dragic Is Must-See TV

    If you consider yourself an NBA fan but haven’t seen Goran Dragic play for the upstart Phoenix Suns in 2013-14, doing so needs to climb up your list of priorities...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about over 1 year ago 4,486 reads 10 comments

  12. NBA Dunk of the Night from Tuesday, February 11

    Miami Heat superstar LeBron James earned NBA Dunk of the Night honors by picking off a pass from Phoenix Suns point guard Goran Dragic and flying to the rim for a windmill slam in transition...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about over 1 year ago 854 reads 1 comments

  13. Kevin Durant on OKC-POR Rivalry: 'We Don't Like Them and They Don't Like Us'

    Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant willed his team to a tough 98-95 road win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, Feb. 11th, and spoke afterward about the budding rivalry between two of the elite Western Conference teams...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about over 1 year ago 27,500 reads 171 comments

  14. LA Lakers Lose 6 Straight at Staples Center for 1st Time Ever

    The Los Angeles Lakers lost their sixth straight home game on Tuesday by falling to the Utah Jazz , 96-79. In the process, the storied Lakers dropped six in a row at Staples Center for the first time ever...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about over 1 year ago 6,115 reads 88 comments

  15. Anthony Bennett Slowly Scrubbing off 'Bust' Label

    Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Anthony Bennett has been raked over the coals this season for his inability to live up to the hype of being a No. 1 overall pick, but he has finally started to show signs that he's worthy of an NBA contract...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about over 1 year ago 61,182 reads 156 comments

  16. James Johnson Throws Down Nasty Reverse Slam in Traffic

    Memphis Grizzlies forward James Johnson threw down a nasty reverse dunk in traffic against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about over 1 year ago 4,300 reads 7 comments

  17. Why Goran Dragic Is Thriving as Phoenix Suns' Star Protagonist

    Phoenix Suns point guard Goran Dragic has thrived as the team’s alpha dog since Eric Bledsoe was sidelined with a knee injury at the end of December...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about over 1 year ago 10,658 reads 28 comments

  18. Brandon Bass Reportedly Drawing Trade Interest from Suns, Bobcats and Warriors

    Boston Celtics veteran big man Brandon Bass is reportedly drawing trade interest from the Phoenix Suns, Charlotte Bobcats and Golden State Warriors...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about over 1 year ago 61,698 reads 120 comments

  19. Rudy Gay Would Be Wrong Star for Phoenix Suns to Pursue in 2014 Free Agency

    The Phoenix Suns appear to be one star player away from once again becoming a legitimate championship contender in the NBA . Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay , however, is the wrong player to target...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about over 1 year ago 5,574 reads 21 comments

  20. Predicting the Next Wave of NBA Coaches on the Hot Seat

    Detroit Pistons head coach Maurice Cheeks became the first coaching victim of the 2013-14 NBA season when he was fired Feb. 9. Now that the first domino has fallen, other coaches around the league may follow...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about over 1 year ago 11,046 reads 25 comments

  21. Anonymous Executive Calls Raymond Felton 'Worst Starting Point Guard in the NBA'

    Criticism of New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton has continued to spread. According to SportsNet New York’s Adam Zagoria , an anonymous NBA executive whose ...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about over 1 year ago 40,295 reads 185 comments

  22. Dion Waiters Takes Partial Blame in Chris Grant Being Fired as Cavs GM

    Days after the Cleveland Cavaliers fired general manager Chris Grant, Fox Sports Ohio’s Sam Amico reports that sophomore shooting guard Dion Waiters accepted partial ...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about over 1 year ago 30,112 reads 83 comments

  23. Are Phoenix Suns 1 Trade Away from Landing Another Star?

    One season after finishing with a Western Conference-worst 25-57 record—the lowest mark since the inception of the franchise in 1968-69—the 2013-14 Phoenix Suns are 30-20 and fighting for a playoff berth...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about over 1 year ago 30,312 reads 106 comments

  24. Nick Young Injury Means LA Lakers Devoid of Both Scoring and Fun

    With news of Nick Young ’s injured knee, the hapless Los Angeles Lakers are now completely devoid of scoring, fun and, last but not least, “swag.” Mike Trudell of Lakers...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about over 1 year ago 8,467 reads 10 comments

  25. For Better and Worse: Brooklyn Nets Still Following Last Year's LA Lakers Path

    The narrative that has played out so far for the 2013-14 Brooklyn Nets has, in many ways, emulated the Los Angeles Lakers ' 2012-13 campaign...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about over 1 year ago 2,592 reads 8 comments