• Melo’s Mistress Mia Angel Burks Allegedly Has Been Looking for Athlete or Rapper to Get Pregnant By

    Black Sports Online "If you believe Mia’s friend Anthony Jacobs, this has been in the works for a while. It was just a matter of who was going to be the pappy as you can see in the video above. Carmelo Anthony’s alleged mistress, Mia Angel Burks, supposedly got pregnant to ‘hustle’ money from the NBA player...." April 24

  • James Harden reveals he is playing through ankle injury

    ESPN "Houston Rockets star guard James Harden said he has been hobbled by an ankle injury that occurred in Game 3 of this first-round series against the Thunder. Harden made the revelation to ESPN's Lisa Salters after the Rockets' 113-109 Game 4 victory on Sunday afternoon. Harden went 5-for-16..." April 24

  • Kristaps Porzingis is freezing out the Knicks from afar

    New York Post "The cold war continues. In officially announcing his participation with Team Latvia this summer, Kristaps Porzingis revealed Monday he still has not spoken to Knicks officials since the season ended or gotten express permission from the team on his decision to play in the European..." April 24

  • Kobe Bryant says he doesn't miss playing in the NBA: 'No, I don't ... It's crazy'

    CBS Sports "Kobe Bryant is known as one of the fiercest competitors the NBA has ever seen, so you would think that now, with the playoffs heating up and competition reaching its peak, Bryant would miss the game more than ever. But apparently, he doesn't. That's what he said Monday on "Good Morning..." April 24

  • Jimmy Butler Rips Marcus Smart for 'Acting Tough' With Him: 'He's Not About That Life'

    Complex "The post-game interviews following NBA playoff games this season have been entertaining to say the least. From Grizzlies coach David Fizdale’s now-legendary "Take that for data!" rant last week to Russell Westbrook’s verbal altercation with an Oklahoma City columnist following a game on Sunday..." April 24

  • Stephon Marbury, Beijing Ducks part ways in disagreement over his role

    USA Today "Stephon Marbury, who became a star in the Chinese Basketball Association, had his contract with the Beijing Ducks terminated over the weekend because the two sides were in disagreement over his role this season. Marbury, who has been with the Ducks since 2011, averaged 21.4 points and 5.5..." April 24

  • Pat Riley, Erik Spoelstra believe there’s still plenty of room for Hassan Whiteside to grow

    Palm Beach Post "Hassan Whiteside has put up eye-opening statistics over his first three seasons with the Heat, but those numbers aren’t enough for Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra. Riley and Spoelstra are looking for more from Whiteside. Yes, more from a center who was playing for the Heat on a minimum contract..." April 24

  • Jeff Teague says he wants to stay with Pacers

    Yardbarker "Indiana Pacers point guard Jeff Teague is set to become an unrestricted free agent, but he has voiced his desire to stay with his hometown team. The Indianapolis native said after Sunday’s season-ending loss to Cleveland that he’d prefer to stay with the Pacers. “I love Indiana,” Teague..." April 24

  • Steve Kerr says he could miss the rest of the playoffs due to complications from back surgery

    Fox Sports "Warriors head coach Steve Kerr missed his team’s Game 3 win over the Blazers due to what was only described as an “illness” at the time, but after reports emerged that Kerr may have been dealing with something far more serious, he surprised reporters at the team’s media availability on Sunday to..." April 24

  • Did we really learn anything about LeBron's Cavs after sweep of Pacers?

    CBS Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers disposed of the Indiana Pacers 106-102 on Sunday, finishing a four-game sweep that will give them the opportunity to rest before facing the Toronto Raptors or Milwaukee Bucks in the second round. The Cavaliers controlled the series but did not dominate it. There wasn't a..." April 24

  • Lowry battling back stiffness, expects to play in Game 5

    Sportsnet "After tying their first round series with the Milwaukee Bucks at two games apiece over the weekend, the Toronto Raptors are looking to take the series lead tonight at the Air Canada Centre. But they may have to do so while, arguably, their most important player battles injury. Kyle Lowry did..." April 24

  • Schroder wants to work with Wall in offseason

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dennis Schroder and John Wall have done plenty of on-court trash talking during the Eastern Conference first-round playoff series between the Hawks and Wizards. Schroder hopes there will be more civil dialog following the season. The Hawks young point guard said he has learned a lot from his..." April 24

  • Russell Westbrook defends Thunder teammates: 'Don't try to split us up'

    ESPN "Thunder guard Russell Westbrook went on a rant defending his teammates after Sunday's 113-109 loss to the Houston Rockets in Game 4 of the first round of the NBA playoffs. A recurring theme throughout the series has been Oklahoma City's tendency to lose leads when Westbrook sits in the second..." April 24

  • Hoiberg rips refs for letting Isaiah Thomas travel at will in Game 4

    CBS Sports "A few days ago, there were serious concerns in Boston after the Celtics dropped the first two games of their first-round series against the No. 8 seed Bulls. Everyone is a bit more relaxed, however, after the Celtics went into Chicago and mirrored the Bulls' feat, winning both games on the road...." April 24

  • Isaiah Thomas: Full focus still hard to come by after sister's death

    ESPN "Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas said his mind is not fully focused on basketball as he grieves the loss of his sister, and he's feeding off the support of his teammates during Boston's first-round series against the Bulls. "Mentally and emotionally, I'm not here, so I just feed off what the guys..." April 24

  • Porzingis: ‘I love New York’ but care most about winning

    New York Post "Kristaps Porzingis will hold a press conference Monday in Latvia at the Liepaja Olympic Center to announce his official participation on the country’s national team in this summer’s European Championships. However, Porzingis recently conducted an interview in Latvian during which he gently..." April 24

  • Will the real Vucevic stand up at FIBA EuroBasket 2017?

    FIBA "His form for Orlando Magic is undeniable, but can Nikola Mirotic now replicate his club numbers in a national team jersey? We see his numbers in the NBA year after year. Nikola Vucevic is a statistical giant, racking up points and rebounds like there is no tomorrow for the Orlando Magic. Yet..." April 24

  • Warriors bracing for long-term absense of Steve Kerr

    Sportsnaut "The Golden State Warriors took a commanding 3-0 series lead against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night. They did so without former MVP Kevin Durant and head coach Steve Kerr. While Durant will likely be back from his calf injury here soon, it looks like the Warriors will be without..." April 24

  • Patrick Beverley: I accept fine, but NBA should address fan behavior

    ESPN "Houston Rockets forward Patrick Beverley says he didn't feel protected by the NBA after a second-quarter incident with a fan in Oklahoma City on Friday night, so after the game he needed to "address the situation before it gets out of hand." On Sunday, Beverley was fined $25,000 by the NBA for..." April 23

  • Paul George won't commit to Pacers following sweep

    Yardbarker "Indiana Pacers forward Paul George did everything in his power to keep his team competitive against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Unfortunately for George, he simply did not receive enough help from his supporting cast in what ended up being a four-game sweep by LeBron James and Co. It’s just a..." April 23

  • Steve Kerr, not Kevin Durant, is Warriors’ biggest health concern

    San Jose Mercury News "After scoring the Warriors’ last nine points, including a dagger 3-pointer, Stephen Curry walked off the court with the ball tucked under his arm. He had a game-high 34 points as the Warriors won 119-113, taking a 3-0 lead in the first-round, best-of-seven series against Portland. But the ball..." April 23

  • McMillan: 'There could be a lot of major changes' if Pacers swept

    ABC News "Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan says it's important for his team to come out strong against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday following the worst single-game collapse in NBA playoff history. "We know we have a big mountain to climb. We're not talking right now about winning the series...." April 23

  • Rockets' Beverley fined $25K for incident with Thunder co-owner's son

    Bleacher Report "The NBA fined Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley $25,000 for an incident with a fan after his team's defeat to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night, the Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen reported Sunday. ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne also reported the news. Shelburne noted..." April 23

  • Rajon Rondo fined $25K for trying to trip Jae Crowder

    CBS Sports "Rajon Rondo didn't even play in Game 3, but he still managed to do something fine-worthy. The Bulls point guard has been fined $25,000 for attempting to trip Celtics forward Jae Crowder during Friday's game, the league announced on Sunday. Boston went on to win the game, 104-87." April 23

  • The NBA is letting James Dolan screw over ‘a—hole’ fan

    New York Post "The NBA commissioner’s office on Friday informed Knicks season-ticket holder/heckler Mike Hamersky it can’t help him in his duel with owner James Dolan. More than a week after Hamersky was denied from renewing his partial season-ticket plan at the first deadline, the NBA finally got back to the..." April 23

  • David Fizdale: Taking suggestions on how to guard Kawhi Leonard

    ESPN "Grizzlies coach David Fizdale was quite candid about San Antonio Spurs guard Kawhi Leonard's electric performance in Memphis' 110-108 overtime victory in Game 4 on Saturday. "Honestly, I'm taking suggestions on how to guard Kawhi Leonard," Fizdale said during his postgame news conference. "I've..." April 23

  • Derek Fisher 'I'm Gonna Call Carmelo ... To Help Him Through La La Breakup'

    TMZ "Derek Fisher says Carmelo Anthony needs to be focused on family ... not basketball ... and promises he'll reach out to his former player and help him cope with the separation from his superstar wife, La La. Derek coached Melo on the Knicks a few years back -- and when we got him out in..." April 23

  • Lue: Crazy to think I need permission from Love, Irving to bench them

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue was unhappy Saturday about how a key decision he made in Game 3 of the team's first-round series with the Indiana Pacers was being portrayed in the media. After he benched Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love in the fourth quarter of the Cavs' 119-114..." April 23

  • Jazz's Rudy Gobert questionable for Game 4 vs. Clippers

    ESPN "Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert has been upgraded from doubtful to questionable for Sunday's Game 4 against the LA Clippers. Gobert, a Defensive Player of the Year and All-NBA candidate, has not played since suffering a hyperextension and bone bruise to his left knee on the first possession of the..." April 23

  • Paul Millsap fires back at Markieff Morris for calling him a 'crybaby'

    CBS Sports "To say that Paul Millsap and Markieff Morris are not getting along in the first round of the NBA playoffs would be a monumental understatement. The two foes engaged in a heated argument earlier in the series between the Hawks and Wizards and have been physical with each other on the court..." April 23

  • Warriors coach Steve Kerr out for first-round series

    ESPN "A timetable for the bench return of Steve Kerr remained unknown Saturday night after the Golden State Warriors recorded a come-from-behind playoff victory without their ailing coach. The Warriors announced Saturday afternoon that Kerr would be forced to skip Game 3 of Golden State's..." April 23

  • Dennis Schroder admits Mike Budenholzer wants him to avoid trash talk

    Larry Brown Sports "The Eastern Conference playoff series between the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards has been a bit heated at times, with point guards John Wall and Dennis Schroder occasionally trading words. Schroder admitted Saturday that if it were up to his coach, Mike Budenholzer, there’d be a lot less..." April 22

  • Kevin Durant questionable to play in Game 3 against Blazers

    CBS Sports "After missing Game 2 with a left calf sprain, Kevin Durant's status for Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers is listed as questionable, according to ESPN. Durant injured himself in Game 1 -- the same game in which he scored 32 points and logged 10 rebounds in the Warriors win. Although..." April 22

  • NBA GMs not hesitant to draft Lonzo Ball due to father LaVar

    Larry Brown Sports "LaVar Ball is reportedly not causing problems for son Lonzo’s draft stock. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, no NBA general manager he’s spoken with would hesitate to draft Lonzo on account of his controversial father LaVar. Lonzo Ball is such a huge talent that teams are generally going to..." April 22

  • French international Jonathan Jeanne entering, staying in 2017 NBA draft

    Pro Basketball Talk "College basketball players essentially reveal their intent to stay in the NBA draft by hiring an agent, which renders the player ineligible for college basketball. At that point, there’s no reason to withdraw from the draft. International players don’t have the same way to show their plans. As..." April 22

  • Jason Kidd: Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘better than I am’

    Sportsnaut "Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd has the distinction of being one of the NBA’s best all-time point guards. So anything he says about guard Giannis Antetokounmpo, a rising star, carries some weight. At 6-foot-11 with the wingspan of an albatross, he can do things Kidd never dreamed of,..." April 22

  • Has Blake Griffin played final game for Clippers?

    USA Today "The NBA playoffs are being ruined by injuries. First it was Utah big man Rudy Gobert going down with a left knee injury that has kept him out of the Jazz's first round series against the Los Angeles Clippers. Then the Chicago Bulls announced that point guard Rajon Rondo had a thumb injury that..." April 22

  • NBA looking into incident between Patrick Beverley and fan

    ESPN "The NBA is investigating an incident between a fan and Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley after Game 3 of the Western Conference playoffs on Friday night, multiple league sources told ESPN. In one postgame video, Beverley is seen exchanging words with a fan under the basket for about 10-15..." April 22

  • Andrea Bargnani, Baskonia negotiating a buyout

    Sportando "Andrea Bargnani and Baskonia are negotiating a buyout, a source told Sportando. Il Mago got injured in February and has not played since then. Bargnani has signed a two-year deal with the Basque team last season." April 22

  • Jimmy Butler remains confident he can propel Bulls past Celtics

    ESPN "Jimmy Butler remains confident that he can help propel the Bulls past the Boston Celtics in their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series, even after a disappointing Game 3 loss on Friday night in which Butler scored just 14 points, going 7-for-21 from the field, and failed to go to the free..." April 22

  • Clippers' Blake Griffin to miss remainder of playoffs

    NBA.com "The L.A. Clippers announced that forward Blake Griffin will miss the remainder of the 2017 NBA Playoffs with an injury to the plantar plate of his right big toe suffered during the Clippers’ 111-106 win over the Utah Jazz in Game 3 of their Western Conference First Round Playoff series...." April 22

  • Sadness slowly begins to lift for Celtics star Isaiah Thomas

    USA Today "The smiles were brief as Isaiah Thomas sat in the Boston Celtics locker room after the game. But they were there and, for now, that’s enough. He’s not over the shocking death of his younger sister, killed in a car crash less than a week ago. Not even close. Truth is, it will be months, maybe..." April 22

  • If Raptors have first-round playoff exit, major changes may come

    The Sports Daily "The NBA’s Eastern Conference might have a major shakeup soon. The Toronto Raptors have been a major staple of the conference for years thanks to stars such as Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan. They are a team capable of at least giving the Cleveland Cavaliers a run for their money over a seven-game..." April 22

  • James Worthy Fires Back At Kevin Durant ... After KD Trashed Him

    TMZ "James Worthy ain't backing down from Kevin Durant -- saying the NBA star was not only WRONG when he trashed him on a recent podcast, but claims KD's underhanded allegations could seriously damage his career. Worthy is upset about a story Durant told on "The Bill Simmons Podcast" -- in which KD..." April 22

  • Jerry West compares Russell Westbrook to Michael Jordan

    Sportsnaut "The NBA’s logo, Hall of Famer, and former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jerry West sang Russell Westbrook’s praises Friday on ESPN. “We’re looking at a reincarnation of Michael Jordan who might be a little better in terms of athletic ability,” said West, now a consultant for the Golden State..." April 22

  • Why Luol Deng hopes to play at 4 if he remains with Lakers

    Inside Socal "As he struggled excelling with a new role, a new system and teammates, Lakers forward Luol Deng understood the critical questions that it sparked. In his 12th NBA season, why did Deng post career-lows in points (7.6) and shooting percentage (38.7) in his first year with the Lakers? In what has..." April 22

  • Kobe Bryant, Known AAU Hater, Is Starting His Own Youth Basketball League

    Complex "Kobe Bryant has the same perspective on AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) basketball as seemingly every other former baller out there. Former greats watch youth basketball today and comment on it like Uncle Drew: “Back in my day…we got buckets.” So, what’s wrong with it? Primarily, kids seek their..." April 22

  • Kevin Garnett's bleeping message energizes Celtics for Game 3 win

    ESPN "Kevin Garnett recorded an inspirational video message aimed at pumping up the Celtics after they lost the first two games of their first-round series against the Chicago Bulls. Boston players suggested it set the tone for their 104-87 Game 3 triumph on Friday night. After being shown the video..." April 22

  • Chris Broussard envisions the worst possible Paul George scenario for Lakers fans

    Fox Sports "With each Pacers loss — particularly the gut-wrenching Game 3 in which they blew a 26-point lead — the belief that Paul George is done in Indy is gaining momentum. George is an L.A. native and has expressed interest in playing for the Lakers. He's set to be a free agent in the summer of 2018,..." April 22

  • Rajon Rondo on apparent trip of Jae Crowder: Just stretching my leg after ACL tear

    Pro Basketball Talk "While sitting on the Bulls bench, an injured Rajon Rondo looked like he might have been trying to trip Celtics forward Jae Crowder – particularly eyebrow-raising given Rondo’s history. Rondo in his post-game press conference: When you tear an ACL, your legs get stiff on you every once in..." April 22