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ESPN - Celtics' Thomas: Free agents over big payday
Friday, May 26
Celtics' Thomas: Free agents over big payday
NBA.com - Hip surgery 'not the No. 1 option right now' for Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas
Friday, May 26
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) -- Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas wanted to keep playing in the Eastern Conference finals, but team doctors and officials convinced him he needed to shut down his season for his long-term health.
Yahoo Sports - 11 Big-Name NBA Players Who Are in for a Major Pay Raise This Offseason
Friday, May 26
With the salary cap expected to rise once again this offseason, here's a look at 11 NBA players who are looking at serious paydays.
Yahoo Sports - Beilein still upbeat after Michigan loses another to NBA
Friday, May 26
For a major program, Michigan is a somewhat unlikely candidate for this kind of NBA-induced attrition. The Wolverines have fielded some very good teams under John Beilein, but they haven't been relying on prospects expected to jump to the pros as soon as they can. ''We're not depending
FOX Sports - Beilein still upbeat after Michigan loses another to NBA
Friday, May 26
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) For a major program, Michigan is a somewhat unlikely candidate for this kind of NBA-induced attrition.
Yahoo Sports - The NBA’s 13 Most Successful Players of All Time
Friday, May 26
Here's a look at the most successful NBA players; those who found themselves on the most championship teams throughout history.
Yahoo Sports - 7 Mind-Blowing LeBron James Dunks From the 2016 NBA Finals
Friday, May 26
LeBron James treated basketball fans to several mind-blowing dunks against the Golden State Warriors in the 2015–16 NBA Finals.
Yahoo Sports - 5 Star NBA Duos Who Failed Miserably
Friday, May 26
NBA teams have chased franchise players to put them over the top for decades, but they can be big failures. Here are 5 star NBA duos that went wrong.
Yahoo Sports - The Greatest 4th Quarter Comebacks in NBA Playoff History
Friday, May 26
Cleveland overcame a 25-point halftime deficit to complete one of the best comebacks in NBA Playoff history. Imagine if they had to do it all in the fourth.
CBS Sports - Cavaliers' GM David Griffin says 'I hope everybody says we have no chance'
Friday, May 26
The Cavs GM is hoping there are plenty of doubters
Yahoo Sports - Armed with impressive stats, John Collins could be Wake Forest's next stellar big man in NBA
Friday, May 26
Collins is a statistician's dream, and there are a number of ways to justify Louisville coach Rick Pitino's contention that Collins was the best post player in the rugged Atlantic Coast Conference, “if not the country.” We'll spare you the lengthy list, but here are a couple more stats that
ESPN - Turkish govt. issues warrant for Kanter's arrest
Friday, May 26
Turkish govt. issues warrant for Kanter's arrest
FOX Sports - Maverick Carter tells Chris Broussard how 16-year-old LeBron met MJ, played vs. NBA stars
Friday, May 26
We got some of the greatest LeBron James stories ever on this week's episode of "In The Zone" with Chris Broussard.
CBS Sports - Cavs-Warriors III: Ranking every player in the 2017 NBA Finals by importance
Friday, May 26
Is LeBron James, Steph Curry or Kevin Durant most important to who comes home with the title?
Yahoo Sports - Now Warriors All-Star, Durant was once their 2nd choice
Friday, May 26
Truth be told, Golden State's former coach wasn't sure the Warriors needed Kevin Durant. The Warriors were already small-ball sensations, capable of piling up the points with their daring drives and sizzling shooting. So rather than add another scorer, Don Nelson figured Golden State might be
Yahoo Sports - Civil rights, LGBTQ groups condemn NBA's decision for 2019 All-Star Game in Charlotte
Friday, May 26
The NBA announced on Wednesday that the 2019 All-Star Game will be held in Charlotte, two years after it was originally scheduled for 2017 and later moved due to North Carolina's controversial HB2 law, which came under heavy criticism from LGBTQ and social justice advocates. The bill set off a wave
CBS Sports - NBA Finals MVP odds: Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant open as favorites
Friday, May 26
Warriors teammates are currently both 9/5 to take home the honor while LeBron is at 9/4
RealGM - 'Significant Change' Could Occur For Celtics In Offseason
Friday, May 26
'Significant Change' Could Occur For Celtics In Offseason
Basketball Insiders - NBA Finals: Who Has the Edge?
Friday, May 26
Jake Rauchbach examines several relevant areas ahead of a Finals rematch.
ESPN - Durant: I'm not to blame for NBA parity woes
Friday, May 26
Durant: I'm not to blame for NBA parity woes
Yahoo Sports - BDL's NBA Playoff Previews: Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Friday, May 26
The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers are set to play a historic Finals, their third consecutive.
CBS Sports - Celtics' Isaiah Thomas says he's unsure if hip surgery is 'No. 1 option right now'
Friday, May 26
Thomas aggravated his hip injury during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals
CBS Sports - Civil rights, LGBTQ groups condemn NBA's decision for 2019 All-Star Game in Charlotte
Friday, May 26
Replacement bill of HB2 still concerning to LGBTQ groups, civil rights advocates
FOX Sports - Warriors vs. Cavs: How will the NBA Finals trilogy finish? | SPEAK FOR YOURSELF
Friday, May 26
Nick Wright and Cris Carter joined Colin Cowherd and Doug Gottlieb to discuss how Golden State might stress LeBron James.
FOX Sports - LeBron's seventh-straight NBA Finals appearance is incredibly impressive | SPEAK FOR YOURSELF
Friday, May 26
Nick Wright and Cris Carter joined Colin Cowherd and Doug Gottlieb to debate whether LeBron James is still chasing Michael Jordan.
FOX Sports - Here's what the world was like the last time LeBron wasn't playing in the Finals
Friday, May 26
Remember 2010?
CBS Sports - NBA Finals 2017: Draymond Green says Warriors 'more relaxed' this time around
Friday, May 26
The Warriors will attempt to claim their second title in three years
CBS Sports - 2017 NBA Finals simulated 10,000 times and the results should please Warriors fans
Friday, May 26
The Warriors are heavy favorites to reclaim the title, according to Vegas and SportsLine
Yahoo Sports - Kevin Durant says it's unfair to blame him for parity issues in NBA
Friday, May 26
ESPN.com news services Kevin Durant says it doesn't make sense to complain that his move to join the Golden State Warriors has negatively affected the NBA and ruined parity in the league. "Like I'm the reason why [expletive] Orlando couldn't make the playoffs for five, six years in a
FOX Sports - Cavs-Warriors Part III joins past championship trilogies
Friday, May 26
It never happened between Magic Johnson's Lakers and Larry Bird's Celtics. Same for Michael Jordan and Karl Malone or Jerry West and Bill Russell.
Yahoo Sports - Things that have happened since LeBron James last missed the NBA finals
Friday, May 26
Here's how the world has changed since 2010, the last year the NBA finals did not feature LeBron James.
RealGM - Isaiah Thomas Still Hoping To Avoid Surgery On Hip
Friday, May 26
Isaiah Thomas Still Hoping To Avoid Surgery On Hip
ESPN - ESPN Forecast: Predicting who wins Cavaliers-Warriors III
Friday, May 26
ESPN Forecast: Predicting who wins Cavaliers-Warriors III
ESPN - Progress made, Celtics aim for more
Friday, May 26
Progress made, Celtics aim for more
CBS Sports - Lakers not scared off yet by LaVar Ball's potential influence if they draft Lonzo
Friday, May 26
UCLA coach Steve Alford said he was never contacted by LaVar while Lonzo was playing for him
Sports Illustrated - Report: Turkey issues arrest warrant for Enes Kanter
Friday, May 26
Enes Kanter is wanted in his home country over his alleged association with a political separatist movement.
CBS Sports - Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals MVP predictions: Curry, Durant, LeBron all get votes
Friday, May 26
There are plenty of MVP candidates to go around in this talent-loaded series
CBS Sports - NBA Finals 2017: How LeBron James' Cavaliers can upset the Warriors
Friday, May 26
Golden State is a juggernaut, but here's how Cleveland can compete
FOX Sports - Celtics star Isaiah Thomas unsure if he'll need hip surgery
Friday, May 26
Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas wanted to keep playing in the Eastern Conference finals, but team doctors and officials convinced him he needed to shut down his season for his long-term health.
Yahoo Sports - Turkish NBA star tweets 'you can't catch me' at arrest warrant report
Friday, May 26
ANKARA/NEW YORK Enes Kanter, the Turkish NBA star whose home country has revoked his passport, on Friday expressed disdain on social media at reports that Turkey's government had issued a warrant for his arrest. "You can't catch me. Don't waste your breath. I will come on my own will
Yahoo Sports - Kevin Durant calls out the Magic and Nets in a brutally honest quote about NBA parity
Friday, May 26
Kevin Durant can't believe we're still talking about his free agency, almost 11 months later. He really can't believe that people blame him for the dull NBA postseason thus far and the lack of parity in the league. USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick has a great story on the “alleged NBA villain
CBS Sports - Report: Turkey seeks Enes Kanter's arrest, says he is part of terrorist group
Friday, May 26
Kanter has been an outspoken critic of Turkey's president
Yahoo Sports - The 5 NBA Teams With the Most Loyal Fan Bases
Friday, May 26
Is it possible to objectively determine the loyalty of an NBA team's fan base? It may very well be. Here are the 5 teams that get the most love.
FOX Sports - Report: Turkey issues arrest warrant for Enes Kanter
Friday, May 26
Enes Kanter is wanted in his home country over his alleged association with a political separatist movement.
Basketball Insiders - The NBA Playoff Losers
Friday, May 26
As the NBA Finals await, Spencer Davies take a look at whose stock will likely take a hit because of this postseason.
Sports Illustrated - Kevin Durant says he’s not to blame for NBA parity problem, points to Nets trades
Friday, May 26
“Am I the reason that Brooklyn gave all their picks to Boston?”
Yahoo Sports - Kevin Durant says NBA's parity problem isn't his fault
Friday, May 26
Durant says his decision to join the Warriors had little impact on the league’s issue with competitive balance. Kevin Durant doesn’t think he’s the reason for a lack of competitive balance in the NBA. In a wide-ranging interview with USA TODAY, Durant opened up about the backlash he's received
FOX Sports - 2017 NBA Draft: Don't Sleep On Purdue Star Caleb Swanigan
Friday, May 26
If you're looking for a diamond in the rough, look no further than Caleb Swanigan. Swanigan could be the steal of the 2017 NBA Draft. The 2017 NBA Draft is shaping up to be one of the most influential events in Associationhistory. The star power at the top of the draft is being h...
Yahoo Sports - The snoozefest that was this year’s basketball playoffs can be explained by the broken economics of the NBA
Friday, May 26
Professional basketball is truly the sport where the superstar thrives. Most team sports involve so many players that a single athlete can only do so much, no matter how good he or she is. In basketball, only five players are on the court at any time and the entire space-time of a game can bend…
FOX Sports - Paul Pierce calls out Nick Wright for saying LeBron is better than Jordan | THE HERD
Friday, May 26
Nick Wright and Cris Carter joined Colin Cowherd to discuss Michael Jordan and LeBron James. Has LeBron already passed Michael?
Yahoo Sports - LeBron is a permanent legal resident of the NBA Finals
Friday, May 26
LeBron James is back in the NBA Finals for the seventh straight year. The Cavaliers blew out the Celtics in Boston for the third time in three games there this postseason, cinching up the series 4-1. In the process, LeBron passed Jordan to become the all-time leading playoff scorer in NBA history.
RealGM - Warriors Have Largest Regular Season Net Rating Edge In Finals History
Friday, May 26
Warriors Have Largest Regular Season Net Rating Edge In Finals History
Yahoo Sports - NBA: Cavs-Warriors Part III joins past championship trilogies
Friday, May 26
While this may be unprecedented in the NBA, it has happened once in each of the three other U.S. major team sports with matchups that included some of those sports' biggest stars. There was Babe Ruth vs. Frankie Frisch in the 1920s and then a pair of memorable three-peat matchups in the 1950s featuring
NBA.com - Gone Fishin' in the 2017 NBA Playoffs
Friday, May 26
Another NBA season is nearly over.
ESPN - His boulevard of broken East teams
Friday, May 26
His boulevard of broken East teams
ESPN - Why LeBron won't carry the Cavs to a title this time
Friday, May 26
Why LeBron won't carry the Cavs to a title this time
RealGM - Clippers Concerned By Spurs' Possible Pursuit Of Chris Paul
Friday, May 26
Clippers Concerned By Spurs' Possible Pursuit Of Chris Paul
Sports Illustrated - Cavs, Warriors join small group of American pro sports teams to play three straight title series
Friday, May 26
In spite of its legacy of East-West rivalries, the NBA has never before seen the same two teams make the finals in three straight years.
Basketball Insiders - VIDEO: The Top Of The 2017 NBA Draft Board
Friday, May 26
Basketball Insiders publisher Steve Kyler talks about the current leaders in the 2017 NBA Draft and where the teams with the top picks seem to be heading.
Basketball Insiders - VIDEO: The Magic’s New Front Office
Friday, May 26
Basketball Insiders publisher Steve Kyler talks about the Orlando Magic's new front office hires and what it means going forward.
Yahoo Sports - Sounds like Lonzo Ball is more interested in the Sixers than the Celtics at No. 1
Friday, May 26
This week it was revealed that Lonzo Ball, one of the top prospects in the 2017 NBA Draft, has rejected an offer to work out for the Boston Celtics, who own the No. 1 overall pick. Ball may, however, be at least somewhat interested in another team. According to a report by ESPN, Ball is mulling a workout
Basketball Insiders - VIDEO: The “Lonzo Ball” Problem
Friday, May 26
Basketball Insiders publisher Steve Kyler talks about the issues surrounding draft hopeful Lonzo Ball and how he is being perceived around the NBA.
Yahoo Sports - McCurdy: Add Cavs-Warriors III to great sports trilogies
Friday, May 26
Cleveland and Golden State will meet in the NBA Finals for the third straight year, a matchup that promises to be special. Trilogies are awesome. "Star Wars" is the prototypical trilogy. Fantasy fans loved "Lord of the Rings." Disney gave us three "Toy Story" movies. In
Yahoo Sports - Warriors take issue with complaints about NBA's lack of parity
Friday, May 26
The Warriors have faced two constants this season: winning and criticism. Now, as they prepare for their third straight NBA finals against Cleveland, Golden State players are taking issue with the notion that their dominance has made the playoffs less appealing for viewers. “I think it's a great
Yahoo Sports - Warriors listed as favorites to win NBA Finals
Friday, May 26
The Golden State Warriors opened as favorites to win the NBA Championship, according to several Las Vegas Sportsbooks.
RealGM - Lakers To Hire Miles Simon As Assistant Coach
Friday, May 26
Lakers To Hire Miles Simon As Assistant Coach
RealGM - ESPN's NBA Layoffs Were 'Different' Than Other Sports
Friday, May 26
ESPN's NBA Layoffs Were 'Different' Than Other Sports
Yahoo Sports - 7 Most Memorable Moments of Charles Barkley’s Broadcasting Career
Friday, May 26
There have been many former players who have made their way to the broadcasting booth, but Charles Barkley has been truly unforgettable.
Yahoo Sports - 5 NBA Franchises Kobe Bryant Tortured the Most
Friday, May 26
Kobe Bryant will leave a lasting impression on the NBA, but his memory will haunt these 5 franchises the most.
RealGM - NBPA Won Arbitration Preventing Penalizing Players For Pre-NBA Allegations
Friday, May 26
NBPA Won Arbitration Preventing Penalizing Players For Pre-NBA Allegations
Yahoo Sports - Shaq Breaks Out His Grotesque Monster Foot on 'Inside the NBA' (VIDEO)
Friday, May 26
Barack Obama Is Laughing At Us (PHOTO GALLERY)
Sports Illustrated - NBA Social Rankings: Shaq Toes The Line, Dion Wears Dion And More
Friday, May 26
From his toes to his takes—Shaq is giving it everything he has to entertain us these days.
RealGM - Playoffs Could Have Fewest Games In Expanded Format Era, Bring Down Cap
Friday, May 26
Playoffs Could Have Fewest Games In Expanded Format Era, Bring Down Cap
RealGM - Lonzo Ball Considering Workout For 76ers
Friday, May 26
Lonzo Ball Considering Workout For 76ers
Yahoo Sports - Stanley Cup playoffs' breathless drama NBA postseason's predictable excellence
Friday, May 26
The NBA playoffs are the very definition of a spoiler alert. The NHL's Stanley Cup playoffs are the best reality TV ever. Right there, bang, you have the difference between the two leagues' postseasons. The NBA is predictable in the way it rewards greatness, while the NHL provides drama via pace
NBA.com - Top NBA Finals moments: LeBron James' chasedown block in Game 7 of 2016 Finals
Friday, May 26
Top NBA Finals Moments Index
NBA.com - Top NBA Finals moments: Kyrie Irving's clutch 3-pointer seals Game 7 of 2016 Finals
Friday, May 26
Top NBA Finals Moments Index
Sports Illustrated - Lauri Markkanen Isn't Dirk 2.0, But He's An Elite Shooter
Friday, May 26
Lauri Markkanen might not be the best defender in the draft, but the 7-footer can shoot his way to forgiveness. 
Yahoo Sports - How ESPN rebuilt its NBA coverage with billions on the line
Friday, May 26
Kenyon Martin says Zaza Pachulia made a dirty play. Stephen Jackson says Zaza Pachulia is a dirty player. Amin Elhassan says the San Antonio Spurs have no room to complain. It's the day after the most controversial moment of the mostly lifeless 2017 NBA playoffs - Kawhi Leonard's injury that
Yahoo Sports - LeBron James pauses for selfie during postgame press conference
Friday, May 26
LeBron James' teammates decided to join him during his postgame press conference Thursday night.  To celebrate reaching the NBA Finals, the guys took a podium selfie, with James pausing mid-answer to smile for the picture.  LeBron James has a lot to smile about these days, as he gets ready to appear
NBA.com - Shootaround (May 26) -- Lonzo Ball reportedly mulling workout with Philadelphia 76ers
Friday, May 26
Report: Ball workout for Sixers possible -- Celtics boss Danny Ainge said in a radio show interview yesterday that prospective No. 1 overall pick Lonzo Ball 'politely' declined a workout with Boston. Now that a workout with the team holding the No. 1 overall pick is presumably out of the picture, will Ball -- whose father, LaVar, openly wants his son to go to the No. 2 pick-holding Los Angeles Lakers -- not workout for the Philadelphia 76ers? The Sixers, who have the No. 3 overall pick, may still have a chance at a Ball workout, writes Chris Haynes of ESPN.com:
Yahoo Sports - The NBA's parity issue and a video game legacy
Friday, May 26
Mike Vorkunov for REDEF sports + biz + culture + life Get REDEF delivered to your inbox rantnrave:// Add the Yankees to the list of teams trying to solve the riddle that is millennials. This deep dive into the team's revenue problems at Yankee Stadium concludes with the team's execs trying to
Yahoo Sports - Potential No. 1 NBA Draft Pick Markelle Fultz Looks Completely Jacked in Recent Photo
Friday, May 26
Markelle Fultz, the potential No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, is looking jacked. The former Washington Huskies point guard is listed at 195 pounds, ...
Yahoo Sports - The 6 Players Picked Before Stephen Curry in the 2009 NBA Draft
Friday, May 26
Stephen Curry won the 2016 NBA Most Valuable Player Award, so there's no better time to look back at the players picked before him in the 2009 NBA draft.
NBA.com - Tissot Style Watch Contest Rules
Friday, May 26
OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
Basketball Insiders - NBA AM: Isaiah Thomas is Still Needed in Boston
Friday, May 26
While the Celtics will face a lot of questions, Isaiah Thomas is an answer.
Sports Illustrated - 23 Reasons To Be Excited For Warriors-Cavs III
Friday, May 26
Can Warriors-Cavaliers III save the 2017 NBA playoffs? Let's hope so.
Sports Illustrated - Warriors listed as favorites to win NBA Finals
Friday, May 26
The Golden Warriors are listed as favorites to win their second NBA title in three seasons.
Yahoo Sports - Kevin Durant, alleged NBA villain, ignoring the noise: 'I'm at peace'
Friday, May 26
OAKLAND – The noise that surrounds Kevin Durant is growing louder by the minute. But this isn't the latest hot take about how the Golden State Warriors star is allegedly arrogant. Nor is this the chorus of nationwide boos relating to the lack of competition in the NBA playoffs, with Durant and his
Basketball Insiders - Source: Lonzo Ball Mulling Workout with Philadelphia
Friday, May 26
Former UCLA Bruins point guard Lonzo Ball is considering working out for the Philadelphia 76ers in advance of the 2017 NBA draft on June 22, league sources told ESPN. Philadelphia owns the third overall pick in the draft. A final decision will be made once Ball’s agent, Harrison Gaines, and Sixers general manager Bryan Colangelo […]
Basketball Insiders - Warriors Open as Finals Favorite Over Cavaliers
Friday, May 26
After both teams dominated their respective competition so far in the playoffs, Las Vegas believes the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will be competitive. And once again, LeBron James’ team will be the underdog. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook installed Golden State as a -260 favorite, with Cleveland at +220. […]
Basketball Insiders - Report: Magic Send Raptors Second-Round Pick
Friday, May 26
The Raptors on Thursday acquired a future second-round draft pick from the Magic in exchange for Jeff Weltman, who was released from his contract with Toronto and hired by Orlando as president of basketball operations. According to multiple reports, the Magic will send one of their two second-round picks in the 2018 draft to the […]
Basketball Insiders - Al Horford: Celtics Must ‘keep growing’ to Beat Cavaliers
Friday, May 26
“We see that the team to get past is Cleveland, and right now we’re not there,” said Celtics big man Al Horford, who is now 1-15 against James in his postseason career and has been eliminated by James’ teams in each of the past three seasons. “I’m proud of our group. It felt like we […]
Basketball Insiders - Magic Johnson: Ingram Only Untouchable on Lakers
Friday, May 26
As the Los Angeles Lakers’ new management eyes dramatic change to revive an illustrious franchise that has fallen to historic lows, there’s only one player on the roster that Earvin “Magic” Johnson considers untouchable: forward Brandon Ingram. “I would say probably the only player that we would say, hey, we would probably not move is […]
Basketball Insiders - Steve Kerr Still ‘not able to coach,’ Finals Status Unclear
Friday, May 26
Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers says Steve Kerr hasn’t been ruled out for a postseason return, but the organization still doesn’t know if Kerr will coach the team in the NBA Finals. “He’s doing everything but coaching. But at this point, he’s not able to coach,” Myers said. “I wish that I that […]
Yahoo Sports - Every NBA Team’s Worst Draft Pick
Friday, May 26
There are plenty of bad draft picks in the history of the NBA. Here are every single NBA team's biggest draft day blunder.
Basketball Insiders - LeBron James Makes History, Cavaliers Advance
Friday, May 26
There is a new postseason scoring king. Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James passed Michael Jordan for first place on the all-time playoffs scoring list with a 3-pointer from the left wing with 2:40 left in the third quarter of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals Thursday. The shot gave him 29 points for the […]
Basketball Insiders - Lonzo Ball Not Working Out For Celtics
Friday, May 26
According to Danny Ainge on our show [Thursday] morning, Lonzo Ball informed the Celtics that he will not be working out for them. #Celtics Source: Toucher and Rich on Twitter
Yahoo Sports - Cleveland Cavs to face Golden State Warriors in 3rd straight NBA Finals
Friday, May 26
The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics in Boston on Thursday night, 135-102, sending them to the NBA Finals for the third consecutive years — where, for the third straight year, they'll face off against the Golden State Warriors. This is the first "threematch," or match of a rematch
Yahoo Sports - The 5 Greatest Upsets in NBA Playoff History
Friday, May 26
Things don't always play out as expected in the National Basketball Association. And the 5 greatest upsets in NBA playoff history caused our jaws to drop.
Yahoo Sports - NBA President, others rate Aregbesola high on good governance
Friday, May 26
Entertainment Headlines Today [Fri-26-May-2017] #Biafra50: 'There is enough cake for each of us' ' Olusegun Obasanjo - Bellanaija #Biafra50: This is the Osinbajo speech that everyone is talking about - Ynaija #BNFroFriday Entrepreneur Edition: Daboju Ogboru of Savvy Chic Hair Beauty Hub talks
Yahoo Sports - NBA Social Rankings: Shaq is really going for it
Friday, May 26
Welcome back to The Crossover's weekly social media power rankings, where we determine who won the week off the court. This week, Shaq turns up the heat in his beef with Chuck, Dion Waiters wears a shirt with Dion Waiters on it, and Post Malone jams to “White Iverson” with Allen Iverson. We'll
Yahoo Sports - ESPN: McCollum Among the NBA's Best in Clutch Situations
Friday, May 26
It's a constant debate: 'Who is the most clutch player in the NBA?" While the argument could be made among the NBA's top scorers, the numbers never lie. ESPN, with the help of Michael Beuoy of Inpredictable.com, has come up with a formula for "clutch WPA." ESPN describes the
Yahoo Sports - Welcome to the NBA, Caris
Friday, May 26
There are some moments no basketball player will ever forget – and the first game is right up there. From the nerves, to the absolute joy to making a dream come true, that first game is a wild ride of emotions. LeVert made the most of his first game, grabbing three steals in his debut, a night he'
Yahoo Sports - David Ramsey: Pat Garrity ran, really fast, from Lewis-Palmer to NBA
Friday, May 26
Pat Garrity. Lewis-Palmer coach Russ McKinstry kept hearing about Pat Garrity. It was the summer of 1991, and McKinstry was coaching the Rangers basketball team. Garrity had lived in Monument four years, from 4th grade to 8th grade, before moving with his family to South Carolina. He was returning to
Yahoo Sports - NBA Playoffs 2017: LeBron James Passes Michael Jordan to Become Playoff Scoring Leader
Friday, May 26
Cleveland forward LeBron James moved past Hall of Famer Michael Jordan as the leading scorer in NBA playoff history on his way to helping the Cavaliers ease into a third successive NBA Finals series on Thursday. James needed 28 points to surpass Jordan (5,987 points), as he entered Game Five of the
RealGM - Dunc'd On: BOS/CLE Game 5, BOS Offseason Preview
Friday, May 26
Dunc'd On: BOS/CLE Game 5, BOS Offseason Preview
ESPN - Cavs postpone thought of Warriors, 'stress'
Friday, May 26
Cavs postpone thought of Warriors, 'stress'
Yahoo Sports - Rarest of air: Is LeBron closing in on Jordan?
Friday, May 26
LeBron James earned his seventh straight NBA Finals trip and became the NBA's all-time leading playoff scorer. Watch your back, Michael Jordan.
RealGM - LeBron James: Golden State Has Been Best Team In NBA, Then Added An MVP
Friday, May 26
LeBron James: Golden State Has Been Best Team In NBA, Then Added An MVP
Sports Illustrated - LeBron James Shares Emotional Connection To Michael Jordan, Playoff Scoring Record
Friday, May 26
After surpassing his childhood idol as the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader, LeBron James shared his deep connection to Michael Jordan.
Yahoo Sports - To win the championship, the Celtics need to get through the Cavaliers
Friday, May 26
"As I told our guys, we made a lot of great strides, but this pain is part of the path to what we ultimately want to be." - Brad Stevens That quote best sums up where the Boston Celtics stand as the 2017 season came to a close. The pain of losing is fresh, but all part of the climb. As Ric
Yahoo Sports - Player Review: Al Jefferson wasn't a fit, nor was he fit
Friday, May 26
Per 36 minutes, Al Jefferson (surprisingly) averaged more points (20.7) and rebounds (10.7) in his bench role for the Indiana Pacers than he did over either of his final two seasons with the Charlotte Hornets. Yet, because his paint-centric game was equally as ill-suited to satisfy his team's desire
Yahoo Sports - Bronson Koenig (Wisconsin) Works Out With NBA's Milwaukee Bucks On May 14th
Friday, May 26
According to a report from Adam Zagoria, former Wisconsin guard Bronson Koenig recently worked out for the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks. Koenig was a four-year player for the Badgers, who came up big in his final three seasons. During last season, he averaged 14.5 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 2.0 assists as
Yahoo Sports - James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win
Friday, May 26
BOSTON (AP) — The NBA Finals has its first "three-match," courtesy of a King who passed His Airness.
ESPN - Warriors open as strong favorite in Las Vegas
Friday, May 26
Warriors open as strong favorite in Las Vegas
ESPN - Vote: Where do the Celtics go from here?
Friday, May 26
Vote: Where do the Celtics go from here?
Yahoo Sports - Cavs dominate Celtics 135-102 to advance to NBA Finals
Friday, May 26
As it turns out, the regular season was largely meaningless. We end up where we thought we'd be. The Cleveland Cavaliers will play the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year. Like last year, both teams will enter the matchup healthy. Unlike last year, the Warriors
Sports Illustrated - Cavs Discard Celtics En Route To Long-Awaited NBA Finals Rematch
Friday, May 26
At long last, fans will be treated to a third chapter of an all-time NBA Finals rivalry between two of the best teams ever, the Cavs and Warriors.
Yahoo Sports - James, Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors
Friday, May 26
BOSTON — LeBron James and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers are headed back to the NBA Finals. James scored 35 points and added eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals, and Kyrie Irving posted 24 points and seven assists to power the Cavaliers to a 135-102 blowout of the Boston Celtics
Yahoo Sports - Cleveland Cavaliers beat Boston Celtics 135-102 in Game 5 to advance to NBA Finals against Golden State Warriors
Friday, May 26
BOSTON (AP) Cleveland Cavaliers beat Boston Celtics 135-102 in Game 5 to advance to NBA Finals against Golden State Warriors.
Sports Illustrated - LeBron James becomes NBA’s all-time leading playoff scorer, passes Michael Jordan
Friday, May 26
Another huge milestone for LeBron James.
Basketball Insiders - Who Will Be the Knicks Next Point Guard?
Friday, May 26
The Knicks are in search of their point guard of the future. Tommy Beer breaks down the candidates.
NBA.com - NBA announces early entry candidates withdraw for 2017 NBA Draft
Thursday, May 25
NEW YORK -- Seventy-three players have notified the NBA that they wish to be removed from the list of "early entry" players eligible for selection in the 2017 NBA Draft presented by State Farm. Following the NBA's early entry withdrawal deadline of 5 p.m. ET on June 12, 2017, a comprehensive release will be distributed listing the additional players who provided the NBA with timely notice that they wish to be removed from the list of "early entry" players eligible for selection in the 2017 NBA Draft.
RealGM - 73 Early Entry Candidates Pull Out Of 2017 Draft
Thursday, May 25
73 Early Entry Candidates Pull Out Of 2017 Draft
Sports Illustrated - NBA Finals schedule 2017: Warriors-Cavs dates, times, TV info
Thursday, May 25
Full schedule for the 2017 NBA Finals.
Basketball Insiders - 73 Early Entry Players Withdraw From 2017 NBA Draft
Thursday, May 25
Seventy-three players have notified the NBA that they wish to be removed from the list of “early entry” players eligible for selection in the 2017 NBA Draft.
Sports Illustrated - Mike Brown: ‘Cute’ that Tyronn Lue thinks Celtics are harder to guard than Warriors
Thursday, May 25
The Cavs–Warriors war of words has already started.
ESPN - Durant tops Curry as favorite for Finals MVP
Thursday, May 25
Durant tops Curry as favorite for Finals MVP
NBA.com - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr not yet ready to return to bench
Thursday, May 25
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Steve Kerr is involved in just about everything but the actual game-day coaching for the Golden State Warriors.
ESPN - Favorite restaurants around the league
Thursday, May 25
Favorite restaurants around the league
Basketball Insiders - NBA PM: Players Who Flourish During the Postseason
Thursday, May 25
Ben Dowsett looks at several players who up their level come playoff time, and examines how they're able to do so.
Sports Illustrated - How to watch Cavaliers vs. Celtics: Game time, live stream, TV channel
Thursday, May 25
How to watch Cavaliers vs. Celtics online. 
Sports Illustrated - Rashad McCants: I wouldn’t have washed out of the NBA if I didn’t date Khloe Kardashian
Thursday, May 25
“Without that situation in play, I’m a $60–70 million player,” McCants said. 
RealGM - Steve Kerr Remains Physically Unable To Coach
Thursday, May 25
Steve Kerr Remains Physically Unable To Coach
NBA.com - Consensus Mock Draft: Fultz, Ball seem set at top
Thursday, May 25
The Consensus Mock Draft is a compilation of the best mock drafts around the web. We bring them together to come up with a good estimate of how the 2017 NBA Draft could play out.
Sports Illustrated - Caron Butler, Ben Gordon to participate in charity basketball game at Essence Festival
Thursday, May 25
Time Inc.'s Essence Festival and Master P's Team Hope NOLA foundation will team up for a charity basketball game featuring former NBA players. 
ESPN - Magic: Ingram is only untouchable on Lakers
Thursday, May 25
Magic: Ingram is only untouchable on Lakers
NBA.com - Nicki Minaj to perform at NBA Awards
Thursday, May 25
Turner and the NBA today announced that global superstar Nicki Minaj will perform during the first-ever NBA Awards on TNT, airing Monday, June 26, with coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET. The inaugural event, held at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York City, will be the NBA's official annual award show to honor all of the league's top performers on one night for the first time.
RealGM - Raptors Acquire 2018 2nd Round Pick From Magic For Jeff Weltman
Thursday, May 25
Raptors Acquire 2018 2nd Round Pick From Magic For Jeff Weltman
Sports Illustrated - Former Clippers owner Donald Sterling calls NBA 'a great league'
Thursday, May 25
Donald Sterling changes tone about NBA, calls it a "great league" and Adam Silver "a wonderful leader."
Sports Illustrated - Brandon Ingram is the Lakers’ only untouchable player this off-season
Thursday, May 25
That means D’Angelo Russell is on the table. 
Sports Illustrated - The Luxury Of Love: Cleveland's Not-So-Secret Playoff Weapon
Thursday, May 25
Why Kevin Love has been torching the Celtics—and could do the same to the Warriors.
RealGM - Magic Johnson Considers Brandon Ingram Untouchable For Lakers
Thursday, May 25
Magic Johnson Considers Brandon Ingram Untouchable For Lakers
Sports Illustrated - Nicki Minaj to perform at first-ever NBA Awards show next month
Thursday, May 25
Nicki Minaj is going to perform at the NBA's first annual NBA Awards show. 
RealGM - Kevin Durant Didn't Want His Love Of The Game Stolen From Him
Thursday, May 25
Kevin Durant Didn't Want His Love Of The Game Stolen From Him
ESPN - Ranking top 10 basketball movies
Thursday, May 25
Ranking top 10 basketball movies
Basketball Insiders - The NBA Playoff Winners
Thursday, May 25
Even if they're not in the NBA Finals, there are plenty of postseason winners worth celebrating, writes Benny Nadeau.
RealGM - Hawks Hire Travis Schlenk As GM, Head Of Basketball Operations
Thursday, May 25
Hawks Hire Travis Schlenk As GM, Head Of Basketball Operations
Sports Illustrated - NBA rumors: Clippers taking Spurs reported interest in Paul seriously
Thursday, May 25
Rounding up the latest batch of NBA rumors.
RealGM - Danny Ainge Confirms Lonzo Ball Won't Work Out For Celtics
Thursday, May 25
Danny Ainge Confirms Lonzo Ball Won't Work Out For Celtics
RealGM - Hamidou Diallo Withdraws From 2017 NBA Draft
Thursday, May 25
Hamidou Diallo Withdraws From 2017 NBA Draft
RealGM - Bulls Expect Dwyane Wade To Exercise $23.8M Player Option
Thursday, May 25
Bulls Expect Dwyane Wade To Exercise $23.8M Player Option
Basketball Insiders - NBA AM: Who Could Be Traded Around The NBA Draft?
Thursday, May 25
While NBA teams are focused on the draft, many are exploring who they may trade or trade for.
Basketball Insiders - Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Questionable for Game 5
Thursday, May 25
Boston Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown is questionable for Thursday’s Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers because of a right hip pointer, the team announced Wednesday. Brown is the latest Celtics player to battle a hip ailment. Isaiah Thomas was shut down for the season after aggravating a lingering hip injury […]
Basketball Insiders - Miami Heat, Chris Bosh Finalize Agreement to Part Ways
Thursday, May 25
The Miami Heat, Chris Bosh and the players’ association have tentatively agreed to a resolution that would allow all parties to move on, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Bosh, 33, hasn’t played since February 2016 because of blood clot issues. He has remained on the Heat roster as the sides have worked through complex medical […]
Basketball Insiders - Richard Jefferson: LeBron was Sick in Game 3 Loss
Thursday, May 25
LeBron James’ teammate Richard Jefferson had an explanation for James’ less-than-stellar performance in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals: He was sick. Jefferson told Fox Sports Ohio after Game 4 on Tuesday night that James got sick from a bug that was going around, which also caused backup Deron Williams to miss a shootaround. […]
Basketball Insiders - Durant Opens as Finals MVP Favorite, Tops Curry
Thursday, May 25
Golden State’s Kevin Durant opened as the favorite to be named NBA Finals MVP on Wednesday at William Hill, the first Nevada sportsbook ever to offer odds on the Finals MVP. Durant is listed at 7-5, followed by Warriors point guard Stephen Curry at 8-5. Cleveland’s LeBron James, a three-time Finals MVP, is next at […]
Basketball Insiders - Tyronn Lue: Celtics Tougher to Defend than Golden State
Thursday, May 25
The Cleveland Cavaliers might be one win away from facing the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the third straight season, but Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said his team’s current opponent in the Celtics is enough of a handful. “I don’t even think about them,” Lue said of the Warriors to a small […]
RealGM - Dunc'd On: Dennis Smith, Jr. Scouting Report, MIL Offseason Preview
Thursday, May 25
Dunc'd On: Dennis Smith, Jr. Scouting Report, MIL Offseason Preview
Basketball Insiders - Game 5 Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics
Thursday, May 25
Buddy Grizzard breaks down the Eastern Conference Finals matchup between the Cavaliers and Celtics, and picks Game 5.
ESPN - Where do the legends check in among #NBArank's most memorable images?
Wednesday, May 24
Where do the legends check in among #NBArank's most memorable images?
RealGM - Chris Bosh, Heat, NBPA Reach Resolution
Wednesday, May 24
Chris Bosh, Heat, NBPA Reach Resolution
RealGM - De'Aaron Fox: I Feel Like I'm The Best Player In This Draft
Wednesday, May 24
De'Aaron Fox: I Feel Like I'm The Best Player In This Draft
RealGM - Chris Paul, Spurs Believed To Have Mutual Interest
Wednesday, May 24
Chris Paul, Spurs Believed To Have Mutual Interest
RealGM - Wolves Interested In Signing Derrick Rose
Wednesday, May 24
Wolves Interested In Signing Derrick Rose
RealGM - Bucks To Open GM Search Beyond Justin Zanik
Wednesday, May 24
Bucks To Open GM Search Beyond Justin Zanik
RealGM - Isaiah Thomas Still Consulting Specialists Before Deciding On Hip Surgery
Wednesday, May 24
Isaiah Thomas Still Consulting Specialists Before Deciding On Hip Surgery
RealGM - Josh McRoberts Exercises $6M Player Option With Heat
Wednesday, May 24
Josh McRoberts Exercises $6M Player Option With Heat
RealGM - Keeping Frank Vogel Was Non-Negotiable For Magic
Wednesday, May 24
Keeping Frank Vogel Was Non-Negotiable For Magic
RealGM - Kyrie Irving: I Knew How Much My Team Needed Me
Wednesday, May 24
Kyrie Irving: I Knew How Much My Team Needed Me
Yahoo Sports - NBA: The 5 Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Sunday, May 21
The Boston Celtics, with their 17 championships, are arguably the most successful franchise in basketball, if not all of sports. Celtics lore is resplendent with flashes of parquet floors, Red Auerbach victory cigars, clutch shooting, raucous home crowds, and a fierce rivalry with their only real NBA
ESPN - Pelton mail: What could 76ers get by trading down in the draft?
Friday, May 19
Pelton mail: What could 76ers get by trading down in the draft?