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Larry Bird Refutes Notion Pacers Signed Andrew Bynum to Keep Him from Miami Heat

February 1st, 2014
The Indiana Pacers did what no other NBA team would—they took the cheese on Andrew Bynum. After ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported that a signing was close on Jan. 31, the Pacers sealed the deal with Bynum on the morning of Feb. 1. After a failed experiment with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Bynum has ...

Antawn Jamison Confirms Kobe Bryant-Dwight Howard Relationship Was ‘Bad’

November 2nd, 2013
The 2012-13 Los Angeles Lakers' season didn't go as expected. Steve Nash showed to be a shell of himself, Dwight Howard never lived up to the heightened expectations of Lakers fans and the chemistry between D12 and franchise icon Kobe Bryant was simply nonexistent. Although Kobe and Dwight tried to downplay their ...

Kevin Garnett’s Teammates Break Down Big Ticket’s Amazing Pregame Routine

November 2nd, 2013
Kevin Garnett is known as a man who doesn't hide his emotion when preparing for or playing in an NBA game. Whether it's giving a classic "KG face" or letting everyone know what kind of bar fight he's ready to get into, the best part of Garnett's shtick has to be ...

Kobe Bryant Says ‘I Don’t Really Give a Sh*t’ About Dwight Howard Leaving Lakers

September 28th, 2013
Kobe Bryant has never been one to hold back his true feelings, and he once again made his presence felt at the Los Angeles Lakers' media day in advance of the 2013-14 season. When asked about his feelings regarding Dwight Howard's departure in free agency during the offseason, Kobe didn't disappoint ...

Sleeper Picks for NBA Rookie of the Year

August 28th, 2012
Anthony Davis seems like such a lock for NBA Rookie of the Year that anyone else automatically becomes a "surprise" pick at this point. However, let's not discount that there are some other really great fits out there for first-timers and their new teams. The opportunity to carry an offense, ...

New York Knicks: How Amar’e and Melo Can Play Together

August 21st, 2012
After a successful offseason rebuilding project, the New York Knicks are an Eastern Conference power once more. However, they'll still only go as far as Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire can carry them. The two talented, yet ill-fitting forwards have yet to mesh for a consistent stretch. Their season and ...

Which NBA Teams Made the Shrewdest Free-Agent Signings of the Summer?

July 24th, 2012
Now that the dust has cleared, it’s time to make sense of the 2012 NBA offseason. While there were plenty of big splashes and obvious misfires, who flew under the radar for the perfect strike? NBA featured columnist Joel C. Cordes and NBA assistant editor Ethan Norof discuss which teams ...

NBA Power Rankings: Where Each Team Stands as Trade Deadline Approaches

March 5th, 2012
A new week of the 2011-12 NBA regular season has a fresh batch of power rankings out, and the Miami Heat no longer hold the top seed.The Los Angeles Lakers are flipping the script with strong play out of the All-Star break, the Boston Celtics have a lot of questions ...

NBA Lockout: 5 Owners Holding the NBA, Players and Season from Starting

October 21st, 2011
The NBA lockout continues to drag forward after a three-day mediation session failed to bring the two sides closer together toward an agreement.Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld spoke to an NBPA source who was inside the negotiating room, and that source had no trouble identifying the key owners holding up an ...

NBA, Union Need to Strike Deal to Solve Lockout to Avoid Risk of Isolating Fans

October 14th, 2011
Ben Gordon believes that the NBA lockout could last one or two full seasons.I don't.After Gordon sat in on a negotiating session between the owners and players, he characterized the ongoing discussions to Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press as a "waste of time." I think there will be more ...