1. Kevin Durant: 'I Love It Here and I Would Love to Get My Jersey Retired Here'

    Kevin Durant has transformed the Oklahoma City Thunder into a perennial powerhouse, so it's no surprise he'd like to continue pushing the franchise to new heights for years to come...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 19 days ago 38,215 reads 228 comments

  2. Phil Jackson Reassures New York Knicks Season-Ticket Holders in Video Message

    The New York Knicks are in the midst of the worst season in franchise history, so it's no surprise the front office is engaging in a bit of damage control to quell concerns regarding the club's long-term outlook...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 20 days ago 13,412 reads 114 comments

  3. Clippers, Warriors Are NBA's Greatest Rivals, and It's Not Even Close

    Intradivision rivalries are few and far between in today's NBA , but there may be hope yet for the revival of bad blood and vitriol if the Los Angeles Clippers and top-seeded Golden State Warriors wind up on a collision course come playoff time...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 20 days ago 25,777 reads 207 comments

  4. Is Patrick Beverley Injury Actually a Blessing in Disguise for Houston Rockets?

    For the Houston Rockets , it's one step forward and another step back on the injury front. Or is it? Just as Dwight Howard returned from a knee injury, point guard Patrick Beverley is hitting the shelf with a wrist injury...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 20 days ago 11,428 reads 27 comments

  5. Saturday NBA Roundup: Hero-Ball Efforts Fall Short for Russell Westbrook, OKC

    It was too little, too late, but Russell Westbrook should have no shame after drastically reversing course and nearly lifting the Oklahoma City Thunder (41-32) to an improbable come-from-behind victory Saturday night...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 22 days ago 43,020 reads 250 comments

  6. How Every Projected 2015 NBA Playoff Team Can Shatter Expectations

    With fewer than three weeks to go until the NBA 's regular season concludes, each playoff team's ceiling has been well-established...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 22 days ago 71,666 reads 228 comments

  7. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Playoff Race Out East Only Masking Disparity with West

    This season, the Eastern Conference is where certainty has gone to die. Between sub-.500 teams lining up to punch their postseason tickets and maddening night-to-night inconsistencies, clarity has been nothing more than an elusive pipe dream...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 25 days ago 79,172 reads 354 comments

  8. Andre Iguodala Reminding NBA of His Impact, Golden State Warriors' Insane Depth

    The Golden State Warriors didn't make any moves at the NBA trade deadline, and rightfully so. But little did they know, the emergence of one of their own would represent the team's most significant midseason acquisition...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 25 days ago 17,132 reads 66 comments

  9. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Mavericks' Win Masks Backcourt-Chemistry Issues for a Night

    In times of turmoil, displays of resiliency can help quell concerns over chemical imbalances. But when it comes to the Dallas Mavericks, backcourt issues may be too significant to ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 26 days ago 23,340 reads 99 comments

  10. DeMarcus Cousins Calls Sacramento Kings' Season a Complete Circus

    There haven't been any clowns or trapeze artists, but the Sacramento Kings ' 2014-15 season has resembled a circus...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 26 days ago 10,820 reads 39 comments

  11. Monday NBA Roundup: James Harden's Scoring Crown Key to Rockets' Playoff Push

    Call James Harden the "Iron Chef of Houston," because when he's cooking, the Houston Rockets (47-23) can't be stopped...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 27 days ago 44,458 reads 401 comments

  12. NBA Reality Shows We Want to See

    The NBA is already the greatest reality show on TV thanks to the breadth and depth of eclectic personalities it has to offer...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 27 days ago 24,197 reads 53 comments

  13. OKC Thunder Hanging on for Dear Life and Other Sunday NBA Takeaways

    No Kevin Durant , no Serge Ibaka , no problem for Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder. As if Westbrook wasn't already defying logic individually, the Thunder ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 28 days ago 44,173 reads 175 comments

  14. Portland Trail Blazers Look Like Playoff Pretenders and Saturday NBA Takeaways

    Winter officially ended Friday, but conditions in the Pacific Northwest have been conducive to cooling lately...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 29 days ago 28,662 reads 131 comments

  15. Breaking Down Steve Nash's Legendary Hall of Fame Career by the Numbers

    On the basketball court, Steve Nash was a transcendent talent who revolutionized modern point guard play, and for that reason alone, his illustrious career deserves to be celebrated...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 29 days ago 56,407 reads 155 comments

  16. Buying or Selling Nerlens Noel as Future NBA Star

    In just his first NBA season, Nerlens Noel has developed into a defensive mastermind, regularly redirecting attempted shots skyward while poking opponents' post-entry passes away from their intended targets...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 14,507 reads 50 comments

  17. New York Knicks Stun San Antonio Spurs and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    March Madness will officially kick into high gear Thursday afternoon, but the New York Knicks decided to crash the party and get things started a couple of days early...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 24,647 reads 106 comments

  18. Kevin Love and Cleveland Cavaliers Are Good Together but Might Be Better Apart

    Kevin Love has graciously accepted a diminished role with the Cleveland Cavaliers , but that isn't a reason for either side to get complacent...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 41,036 reads 207 comments

  19. The Path Is Clear for New Orleans Pelicans to Sneak into 2015 NBA Playoffs

    For a second, it appeared as though the Oklahoma City Thunder had a leg up on the New Orleans Pelicans ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 9,401 reads 38 comments

  20. We'll Never Know How Good 2014-15 OKC Thunder Could Have Been

    Whoever's in possession of the Oklahoma City Thunder voodoo doll needs to relinquish control immediately...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 11,784 reads 60 comments

  21. LeBron James Returns to Miami a New Man, with a New Contender

    LeBron James ' last regular-season trip to South Beach was mired in transitional uncertainty. The Cleveland Cavaliers had yet to form an identity, their stars were trying to delicately ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 33,976 reads 174 comments

  22. Russell Westbrook Carrying OKC Thunder When It Matters Most

    When The Fast and the Furious 8 is inevitably released, the subtitle should read "The Russell Westbrook Story." That's the sort of high praise Westbrook deserves as he posts averages of 35...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 19,782 reads 104 comments

  23. Saturday NBA Roundup: Eastern Conference Playoff Race Can't Be Ignored

    Compared to their star-studded Western Conference counterparts, postseason hopefuls at the bottom of the Eastern Conference playoff picture have largely been ignored...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 53,588 reads 156 comments

  24. Who Has the Edge in Race for Western Conference No. 8 Seed: Pelicans or Thunder?

    So much for the Oklahoma City Thunder's ironclad case as the Western Conference's No. 8 seed. Since the All-Star break, the New Orleans Pelicans (36-29) have been torching the competition despite encountering a slew of injuries...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 31,029 reads 151 comments

  25. Can Tony Allen Save the Memphis Grizzlies from Their Late-Season Slump?

    In theory, the Memphis Grizzlies ' acquisition of Jeff Green from the Boston Celtics was the low-risk, high-reward solution needed to liven up the team's perimeter offerings...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 15,349 reads 25 comments