• USA Men's Basketball Team Sings "A Thousand Miles," Carmelo Anthony Is Having None of It

    Complex ""A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton dropped 15 years ago, but it still manages to bring everyone together. Well, almost everyone. While on the plane, someone threw on Carlton's hit song and the U.S. men's basketball team was split into factions. Jimmy Butler and Kyrie Irving tapped into their..." July 30

  • Heat 'could not even give' Josh McRoberts away

    The Score "It's been no secret that the Miami Heat have had Josh McRoberts on the block since last season ended, but "quite literally could not even give (him) away", according to sources of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Ira Winderman. McRoberts' name surfaced frequently regarding hopes the Heat had to..." July 30

  • Kings' Gay speaks with Divac, doesn't rule out being traded

    ABC 10 News "After airing some concerns about the stability and the direction of his Sacramento Kings, Rudy Gay spoke with team general manager Vlade Divac in attempt to find clarity. This past Monday, Gay, 29, spoke with Sactown Royalty, a popular fan site hosted by SBNation, about his frustrations from..." July 30

  • DeMarcus Cousins Recounts Story of Police Pulling Rifles on Him and His Friends in High School

    Complex "Many NBA stars are making their voices heard as the public debate around the police treatment of African-Americans continues to grow. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul, and Carmelo Anthony opened the ESPYs with a bold statement that set the tone, and the famously politically quiet Michael..." July 30

  • It’s Memphis vs. Errrbody, once again

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "It's refreshing, isn't it? The way some things never change? The Grizzlies can make Mike Conley the highest-paid player in the league. They can hire a coach who is universally considered to be a rising star. They can attract a max free agent for the first time in franchise..." July 30

  • D'Angelo Russell Reconciles with GF

    TMZ "D'Angelo Russell is BACK ON with his college athlete girlfriend ... the two have reconciled after breaking up earlier this month, TMZ Sports has learned. The Lakers star had been dating USC volleyball star Niki Withers -- but sources close to the couple tell us they broke things off after a..." July 30

  • Monty Williams expected to join Spurs staff next season

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In his first public comments since his wife died last February, former New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams said he's juiced up and ready to get back to coaching in the NBA. According to ESPN, Williams is expected to accept a job with the San Antonio Spurs for next season that could be..." July 30

  • Sacramento Kings Rookie Skal Labissière Tells Crazy Story of How He Survived Haiti Earthquake

    Vice Sports "In a half-empty gym at the Cox Pavilion at Las Vegas Summer League, just for a moment, Skal Labissiere trails the action. His seven-foot frame slinks across the court with grace and sneaky speed, and when he finds some cushion on the right wing, he corrals a pass, hesitates with a ball-fake to the..." July 30

  • Did Gerald Wallace Bet Kobe $500K on a Free Throw?

    Black Sports Online "I’m not a lip reading specialist, but I have watched this several times and it looks legit. Since this is Kobe Bryant, it’s totally believe that he would stake a half-million dollars on a crucial free throw attempt, just for the fun of it." July 30

  • Richard Jefferson recalls the time he had a fistfight with Kenyon Martin

    SLAM Online "“My favorite moment with the Nets was before I ever played a game,” Richard Jefferson says, somehow picking one memory out of too many to count. “I got drafted by Houston. I was so excited. My agent called me and told me I got traded to New Jersey. I immediately became depressed. I had no idea..." July 30

  • Guy Fieri helped recruit Durant to the Warriors

    The Score "Celebrity chef Guy Fieri claims he played a role in the Golden State Warriors' biggest free-agent signing of the summer. In an interview with Justin Bolois of First We Feast, Fieri said he told Kevin Durant's agent during the playoffs to bring his client to the Warriors." July 30

  • Jarrett Jack says 'Haha' tweet was never about Jeremy Lin

    ESPN "Jarrett Jack says he was not throwing any shade on Jeremy Lin on July 1 when he tweeted in laughter about 20 minutes after Lin tweeted he was signing with the Brooklyn Nets. Some wondered whether Jack might have been bitter considering the Nets waived him and then gave Lin a three-year, $36..." July 30

  • Dwyane Wade says he didn't leave Heat because of money or rift with Pat Riley

    CBS Sports "Before Dwyane Wade left the Miami Heat, there were reports that he was "deeply angered" by their initial contract offer and negotiations had grown contentious. After he agreed to join the Chicago Bulls, it was reported that Heat president Pat Riley never called him during free agency. Riley told..." July 30

  • Thunder Assistant Coach Monty Williams Says He Still Texts His Late Wife

    Complex "Former NBA player and current NBA assistant coach Monty Williams has shown an incredible amount of strength over the course of the last few months. His wife Ingrid died in a car accident in Oklahoma City in February, and after delivering an amazing eulogy at her memorial service, Williams took..." July 30

  • Marcus Thornton inks with Pesaro

    Sportando "Victoria LIbertas Pesaro announced the signing of Marcus Thornton. The produce of William & Mary spent his rookie season as pro in Australia with Sydney Kings averaging 12,5 points per contest." July 30

  • Ben Simmons says he plans to work on shooting, handles, getting stronger before camp

    CSN Philly "Ben Simmons repeatedly emphasized at summer league he wanted to work on “everything” leading up to training camp. As a point-forward who plays multiple positions, he has more than just one role to address this offseason. But what does “everything” entail? With a wide range of responsibilities..." July 30

  • Warriors cap ridiculous offseason, reportedly sign the ever-bizarre JaVale McGee

    Fox Sports "The Warriors signed Kevin Durant this offseason, but after seeing Mo Speights leave town to sign a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, they were in the market for a strange, inscrutable center. According to a report, they signed that center Friday. JaValle McGee, who played 34 games for the..." July 29

  • Pacers' George glad Bird is adding talent, not letting him 'waste' years

    Indianapolis Star "During the playoffs last season, Paul George came up with a new mantra. The Pacers were underdogs against the Toronto Raptors. George knew he would have to great – incredible, in fact – to lead the Pacers to second round. “It’s on me,” George said then. Living up to those three words, he was..." July 29

  • Dwyane Wade: Bulls are 'Jimmy Butler's team'

    CSN Chicago "Dwyane Wade wanted there to be no doubt whatsoever. "This is Jimmy Butler’s team." Taking a cue from former teammate Shaquille O’Neal, Wade told reporters Friday during his introductory press conference — after a matter-of-fact joke that the Bulls' are Jerry Reinsdorf's team — that Butler is..." July 29

  • Phil Jackson said today's players lack the skills to play in the triangle offense

    Today's Fastbreak "Phil Jackson lives in a 130-year-old apartment building on West 57th Street. The elegant lobby features a uniformed doorman, marble columns, marble walls and a broad crimson-carpeted staircase. “I like the location,” Phil says as I enter his apartment and remove my shoes. “My chiropractor is..." July 29

  • LeBron gets an insane amount of toppings on his pizza

    The Score "LeBron James doesn't skimp on pizza toppings. The King shared a summary Thursday of the pie he ordered from Blaze Pizza - the chain in which he's an investor - and it included a whopping 16 toppings. He added two different kinds of cheese (mozzarella and parmesan) and meat (grilled chicken and..." July 29

  • Derrick Rose's bid to dismiss sexual assault lawsuit denied by judge

    Sporting News "The sexual assault suit against Derrick Rose will go to trial after a judge denied the NBA star's request to throw out the case. U.S. District Court Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald ruled this week that the civil case against the Knicks guard will move forward, saying the plaintiff has a compelling..." July 29

  • Draymond Green: ‘Me and LeBron are friends’

    Sportsnaut "As Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green prepares to help Team USA to gold this summer in Rio, the enigmatic big man took time out of his busy schedule to discuss some recent on-court incidents. Unless you were hiding under a rock back in June, you know very well that Green’s antics..." July 29

  • Cousins on police violence: 'I've learned about both sides'

    The Undefeated "USA Basketball center DeMarcus Cousins remembers being “scared for my life,” when police officers’ rifles were being pointed at the then-high school basketball star with so much promise. “I remember it being after a high school game. Me and my friends are riding home, we hop out of the car at..." July 29

  • The Trail Blazers spent tons of money, but did they really get much better?

    SB Nation "The summer after a breakout season is always tough for any team. After dramatically exceeding expectations, the temptation is to skip steps and make win-now moves becomes overwhelming. Just ask the Phoenix Suns, who failed to capitalize on an out-of-nowhere 48-win season in 2013-14 and are now..." July 29

  • How LeBron Helped Convince Justin Bieber to Turn Down $5 Million Offer to Perform at RNC

    Black Sports Online "Da Biebs is Canadian so as you can imagine America politics really isn’t at the forefront of his mind, so when a $5 million offer came in to perform in Cleveland during the RNC he seriously considered the offer. In the end, LeBron James helped him decide to turn it down according to TMZ." July 29

  • Tom Thibodeau on Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah leaving Bulls: 'It doesn't last forever'

    CSN Chicago "The winds of change are becoming as constant in the NBA as it is in the NFL, as players and coaches are seemingly more associated with their own brands than they are their employers. Former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is living proof of that and wasn’t surprised the winds caught his former..." July 29

  • Kevin Durant: I never told Russell Westbrook I'm staying in OKC

    Yahoo! Sports "Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant refuted a report that he told his ex-Oklahoma City teammates – including Russell Westbrook – that he planned to re-sign with the Thunder. “It’s false,” Durant told The Vertical on Thursday. “I didn’t say that – words about me telling Russell or Nick that I..." July 29

  • Amar'e Stoudemire wanted to retire in Phoenix, but Suns didn't want him

    The Score "Many thought it was rather peculiar that Amar'e Stoudemire chose to retire Tuesday as a member of the New York Knicks. After all, he spent the majority and best parts of his career in a Phoenix Suns uniform. As it turns out, the 33-year-old wanted to close out his career where he started it,..." July 28

  • Doc Rivers: Clippers have plan to let Paul Pierce retire as a Celtic

    Larry Brown Sports "Paul Pierce has yet to make an official decision on whether he will play one more season. If he does retire, the Los Angeles Clippers will let him join the Boston Celtics first. In an appearance on “The Vertical Podcast with Woj” this week, Clippers head coach and president of basketball..." July 28

  • Melo can't believe Dwyane Wade left Heat for Bulls

    ESPN "Like many people around the NBA, New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony couldn't believe that Dwyane Wade actually decided to leave the Miami Heat and sign with the Chicago Bulls. "I was shocked," Anthony said before Thursday's Team USA practice at the United Center. "I was shocked more from..." July 28

  • Craig Sager to have bone marrow transplant, miss Rio Olympics

    Sporting News "Another named has bowed out of the Rio Olympics, but this time it wasn’t a big-name athlete. Colorful reporter Craig Sager will miss the Games as he’s preparing for a third bone marrow transplant in his ongoing battle with leukemia, NBC Sports announced Thursday. The longtime sideline man works..." July 28

  • Spurs' David Lee: Signs two-year contract with Spurs

    CBS Sports "Lee agreed to a two-year contract with the Spurs on Thursday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports. The second year of the contract is a team option. Lee split his 2015-16 campaign between the Celtics and Mavericks, finishing the year with combined averages of 7.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and..." July 28

  • Cavs officially re-sign veteran Richard Jefferson

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers have kept another piece of their NBA championship team, re-signing veteran Richard Jefferson. Per league and team policy, terms of the contract were not released. However, early reports had Jefferson agreeing to a two-year deal worth around $5 million, which would dip..." July 28

  • Doc Rivers Hopes Blake Griffin Ends Career With Clippers

    Real GM Basketball "Doc Rivers was asked about trade rumors involving Blake Griffin and his future with the Los Angeles Clippers. "One, I'm glad you asked the question," said Rivers. "It's funny, you don't want to go out and send out a press release every time there's a rumor about Blake. We're hoping Blake ends..." July 28

  • Report: Four cities remain in contention to host 2017 NBA ASG

    NESN "The 2017 NBA All-Star Game needs a new host city after the league removed it from Charlotte last week because of North Carolina’s controversial HB2 law. Right now, the most likely host is New Orleans, which last hosted the event in 2008. Chicago last hosted All-Star Weekend in 1988, when..." July 28

  • Rivers: Clippers were in Durant's top 3, Griffin was key to pitch

    The Score "Los Angeles Clippers president and coach Doc Rivers says Kevin Durant's camp told him his team was among his top-three choices during free agency this month. The problem: the Clippers were not in Durant's top two. "The first question we asked is 'are we in the top three?' and they said..." July 28

  • Blake Griffin to produce "Rocketeer" reboot with black female lead

    The Oklahoman "According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Rocketeer will soon relaunch. Walt Disney Studios is developing a reboot to be titled "The Rocketeers." The project, in the early development stages, according to THR is being looked at as a sequel-reboot and will be headlined by a black female..." July 28

  • Glen Rice Jr. -- Accused of Beating Ex-NCAA Player ... AK-47 Found

    TMZ "Ex-NBA player Glen Rice Jr. allegedly beat up a former NCAA hoops player so badly, he broke the guy's jaw and knocked a tooth out ... this according to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports. We broke the story, Rice was arrested on July 25th in Georgia -- and according to the police..." July 28

  • Kings GM Vlade Divac: DeMarcus Cousins is ‘most dominant player in the whole world’

    CSN Bay Area "Team USA doesn’t need DeMarcus Cousins to score 26 points a night. They don’t need him to handle the ball or launch from three. He’s on the Olympic team for one reason -- to dominate the glass. Everything else is just gravy. Through the first two exhibition games, Cousins posted 13 points and..." July 28

  • Karl-Anthony Towns: ‘Things are about to change’

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Karl-Anthony Towns grew up in New Jersey. He loves it there. But it’s not home anymore. “A lot of times, I talk to my friends and family and I’m always trying to rush back to Minnesota,” Towns said Wednesday during his basketball camp at Hopkins High School. “This is where I call..." July 28

  • Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls projected to miss NBA Playoffs after odd offseasons

    The Comeback "The last time the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat missed the NBA Playoffs in the same year was in the 2007-2008 season, when the Heat won 15 games and traded Shaquille O’Neal to Phoenix, and Ben Gordon led the Bulls — coached by Scott Skiles, Pete Myers and Jim Boylan— in scoring. In other words,..." July 28

  • Celtics to pay second-round pick Demetrius Jackson more than 10 first-rounders next year

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Celtics became the first team to pay a second-round pick more the season immediately following the draft than some first-rounders received. Last year, No. 37 pick Jordan Mickey had a higher salary than four 2015 first-rounders. Now, Boston is pushing the envelope even further. No. 45..." July 28

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ordered to pay $900K to auction house

    Larry Brown Sports "Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is about to be out nearly $1 million after he lost a lengthy battle with a famous auction house. TMZ reports that Abdul-Jabbar has been ordered to pay $900,000 to Julien’s Auctions after a deal between the auction house and Los Angeles Lakers legend went south in 2012...." July 28

  • Rivers says Griffin isn't on block, blames bloggers for rumors

    The Score "Doc Rivers says people need to get any notion that Blake Griffin isn't long for the Los Angeles Clippers out of their heads. Trade rumors regarding the high-flying big man have circulated for months now, but Rivers points out there hasn't actually been any substance to them. "First off, no..." July 28

  • A Title Contender Is Supposedly Hoping To Poach Curry If There’s A Rift With Durant

    Uproxx "The newly minted Golden State Warriors superteam has not played one minute on the floor together, but teams are already scheming for their improbable demise. Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson have all said the right things about shared sacrifice for this upcoming season...." July 28

  • NBA London 2017: Indiana Pacers to face Denver Nuggets at the O2

    London Evening Standard "The Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets will face off at London’s O2 Arena on January 12 as the NBA hosts its seventh regular season game in the capital. Neither the Pacers nor the Nuggets have played in London but will follow in the footsteps of the Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors, whose match..." July 28

  • Warriors president says waiting list for season tickets at 32,000

    The Undefeated "Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry returned to Oracle Arena on Tuesday night for the first time since losing in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals. LeBron James and the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers, however, weren’t on the two-time NBA MVP’s mind as he strolled to his courtside seat. While..." July 28

  • ESPN report Durant lied to Westbrook about re-signing with OKC is false

    Sporting News "It sounded too good to be true. Weeks after Kevin Durant made the biggest free-agent move since LeBron James decided to return to the Cavs and left the Thunder to join the rival Warriors, an even juicier tidbit about the signing emerged. According to ESPN's Royce Young, Durant told his running..." July 28

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

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