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Lakers News: Latest on D’Angelo Russell Injury, Team Avoiding Trump Hotel

December 14th, 2016
After a solid start to the 2016-17 NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers haven’t just cooled off. They’ve frozen. Losers of seven straight, the 10-17 Lakers and 36-year-old head coach Luke Walton will enter Wednesday night’s winnable contest with the Brooklyn Nets looking to get back on track. “The reaction to losing is ...

NBA Rumors: Latest Trade Buzz on Goran Dragic and Iman Shumpert

October 26th, 2016
NBA basketball re-entered our lives on Tuesday night. The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the New York Knicks, 117-88, and the San Antonio Spurs knocked off the Golden State Warriors, 129-100. Just because live action is back doesn't mean the trade rumblings have quieted around the league, though. Below we discuss two situations to monitor.   ...

NBA Rumors: Latest on Michael Carter-Williams Trade, J.R. Smith Free Agency

October 12th, 2016
Need a break from football? Let's talk NBA rumors. With the regular season quickly approaching, the grapevine is more raisin-like as teams have mostly solidified their rosters by now. But all of them haven't. Some trade rumblings are floating around the Milwaukee Bucks, and J.R. Smith remains unsigned. We'll look into both situations ...

Dwyane Wade Gives Feedback on References in Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Jay Z Songs

August 10th, 2016
Rappers love referencing NBA players in their lyrics. So, given that he’s a 12-time All-Star and three-time NBA champion, Dwyane Wade has heard his fair share of shoutouts from the biggest hip-hop stars in the game. On Monday, the new Chicago Bulls guard teamed up with Genius to annotate some lyrics. Here’s what we ...

Sam Perkins: Bobby Knight Made Michael Jordan Cry at 1984 Olympics

August 9th, 2016
Good thing there were no memes 32 years ago. According to retired NBA big man Sam Perkins, head coach Bobby Knight made Michael Jordan cry after a 78-67 quarterfinal win over Germany in the 1984 Olympics. Here's what Big Smooth told Tina Cervasio and Tim Legler on SiriusXM's Above the Rim on ...

NBA Rumors: Latest Buzz on Dion Waiters, Possible Greg Monroe Trade

July 25th, 2016
Forget LeBron James and Stephen Curry. This time of year, players like Dion Waiters and Greg Monroe are the ones dominating NBA news. As the offseason trudges on, rumors have emerged regarding the respective 24-year-old and 26-year-old. Could they be wearing different uniforms next season? For Waiters, that's almost definite. Monroe's situation ...

NBA Rumors: Latest Trade Rumors Surrounding Jahlil Okafor, Boston Celtics

July 23rd, 2016
Since the NBA draft, it’s felt like a matter of when, not if, Jahlil Okafor ends up with the Boston Celtics. The Philadelphia 76ers have a ton of big men. By contrast, even with the splash signing of All-Star Al Horford, Boston doesn’t have a major presence on the post. So a deal ...

New Nets Forward Luis Scola Is Not a Fan of New York Rent Prices

July 22nd, 2016
In a recent interview with Marc Berman of the New York Post, new Brooklyn Nets forward Luis Scola explained that he likes the Big Apple. But those rent prices… Here's the 36-year-old big man on the high rates: "I think New York is one of the best cities in the world—a lot of ...

Kobe Bryant Writes Letter to His 17-Year-Old Self for the Players’ Tribune

July 20th, 2016
Retired Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant wrote a letter to himself as a 17-year-old on Wednesday. The piece, published at the Players' Tribune, focused on investing rather than giving. Bryant explained to young Kobe that buying material items for family and friends was self-serving. It was for him, not them. "While you ...

NBA Rumors: Trade Buzz on Boston Celtics, Blake Griffin and Russell Westbrook

July 18th, 2016
This is quickly becoming the summer of the Boston Celtics. Even with the NBA draft and the heart of the free-agency period behind us, general manager Danny Ainge and Co. are the constant subject of trade rumors thanks to Boston’s seemingly endless list of draft assets. The latest rumblings involve two of ...