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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says He’s Michael Jordan in Donald Trump Joke at DNC

July 28th, 2016
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA's all-time leading scorer, still knows how to get buckets in the political arena. Speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Thursday night, Abdul-Jabbar had a message for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (via CNN): "I'm Michael Jordan, and I'm here with Hillary [Clinton]. I said that because I ...

Carmelo Anthony Comments on Dwyane Wade Leaving Heat to Sign with Bulls

July 28th, 2016
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony was among those who had trouble processing Dwyane Wade's free-agent departure from the Miami Heat to the Chicago Bulls this offseason. Anthony spoke about Wade's decision to head to his hometown team after 13 seasons with the Heat during Thursday's Team USA practice at the ...

Craig Sager to Miss 2016 Rio Olympics to Continue Leukemia Treatment

July 28th, 2016
NBC Sports announced Thursday that veteran sports reporter Craig Sager will miss the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro due to ongoing treatment for leukemia. The announcement said Sager will receive a third bone marrow transplant at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Sager, 65, won the Jimmy ...

USA Basketball vs. China: Score, Highlights and Reaction from Tuesday’s Showcase

July 26th, 2016
After dominating China in a 49-point romp Sunday, Team USA did one better in disposing of the same adversary again Tuesday night at Oracle Arena in a 107-57 victory. The home venue of the Golden State Warriors played host to the lopsided affair—and provided usual Warriors fans a glimpse at new ...

Scott Brooks Says John Wall, Bradley Beal ‘Could Be Top 2-Way Backcourt’ in NBA

July 26th, 2016
Ahead of his first season as Washington Wizards head coach, Scott Brooks is feeling quite confident about his young, gifted guard tandem of John Wall and Bradley Beal. In an interview with The Vertical's Chris Mannix on Tuesday, Brooks said: "I think they could be the top two-way backcourt in basketball." Brooks ...

Manu Ginobili Comments on Decision to Return to Spurs in Free Agency, Tim Duncan

July 21st, 2016
The San Antonio Spurs lost longtime franchise cornerstone Tim Duncan to retirement in the offseason, but Manu Ginobili decided to return to the team for his 15th season. Ginobili spoke Thursday about how he wanted to explore the potential of playing elsewhere before ultimately concluding he would stay in San Antonio, ...

Stephen Curry Comments on Withdrawing from 2016 Rio Olympics

July 21st, 2016
Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry didn't take the decision to withdraw his name from 2016 Summer Olympics consideration lightly. On Thursday, Curry spoke about why he opted not to make the trip to Rio de Janeiro early in the process in a Facebook Live press conference from the American Century ...

Jae Crowder Comments on Celtics’ Recruitment of Kevin Durant

July 21st, 2016
Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder pulled out all the stops to recruit Kevin Durant in free agency but was more than disappointed when KD chose the Golden State Warriors instead. Speaking from the Basketball Hall of Fame on Thursday, Crowder outlined how aggressive the process was to lure Durant—including how the ...

Stephen Curry and More Players React to Moving NBA All-Star Game from Charlotte

July 21st, 2016
The 2017 NBA All-Star Game was supposed to take place at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, but a controversial piece of legislation caused the league to relocate the annual exhibition.   News of the Association's decision came Thursday through an official announcement. The league made its decision because ...

Shaquille O’Neal Says He Doesn’t Consider Tim Duncan a ‘Big Man’

July 19th, 2016
Legendary NBA center Shaquille O'Neal has questioned the merits of San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan being mentioned among the best big men in league history. O'Neal spoke out in a segment of The Big Podcast with Shaq on Monday, discussing Duncan's place in the pantheon of the NBA's best in the ...