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NBA.com - Reports: Larry Bird stepping down as president of Indiana Pacers
Friday, April 28
Legendary tussles between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird NBA executives will not be a part of the future for two of basketball's most iconic figures.
Basketball Insiders - A New Draft Camp Hopes To Provide Additional Exposure
Friday, April 28
A new pre-draft event at IMG Academy hopes to bridge the gap for those players looking for more pre-draft exposure to the NBA teams.
Yahoo Sports - Raptors and Cavaliers: What happened last time
Friday, April 28
A look back at the 2016 Eastern Conference final between the Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers. Game 1 May 17 at Cleveland Cavaliers 115, Raptors 84 Coming off a seven-game battle with the Miami Heat, Toronto was overwhelmed by the well-rested Cavaliers. Kyle Lowry went just 4-14 from the floor
Yahoo Sports - Rockets-Spurs preview: Harden vs. Kawhi headlines battle of Western heavyweights
Friday, April 28
The Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs have a history.  These two franchises battled 20 years ago, in the days of Olajuwon and Robinson. And yet, despite how often they've each both made the playoffs, even with all their regular-season battles, these two teams haven't faced one another in
Yahoo Sports - 5 NBA Players Who Earn Millions of Dollars Off the Court
Friday, April 28
The NBA is the most visible sport in the world, and the faces of the league become the faces of brands just as easily as you can say 'buckets.'
ESPN - Who will be running the point for Bulls in must-win Game 6?
Friday, April 28
Who will be running the point for Bulls in must-win Game 6?
ESPN - Celtics turn to Avery Bradley to make the important stops
Friday, April 28
Celtics turn to Avery Bradley to make the important stops
FOX Sports - AP Source: Larry Bird steps down as Pacers president
Friday, April 28
Larry Bird is stepping down as president of basketball operations for the Indiana Pacers, a stunningly abrupt move by an NBA legend known for making swift decisions.
FOX Sports - AP Source: Larry Bird is stepping down as president of the Indiana Pacers
Friday, April 28
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) AP Source: Larry Bird is stepping down as president of the Indiana Pacers.
Yahoo Sports - 7 Professional Athletes That Everybody Loved No Matter What
Friday, April 28
Most fans have one guy who they just love to cheer for, but most of the time the "fan favorites" turns out to be bad ballplayers and nothing more.
Yahoo Sports - 7 Most Memorable Moments of Charles Barkley's Broadcasting Career
Friday, April 28
There have been many former players who have made their way to the broadcasting booth, but Charles Barkley has been truly unforgettable.
Yahoo Sports - 17 NBA Stars Who Briefly Wore Another Uniform
Friday, April 28
NBA players have always moved around, even the ones we associated with a specific team. Here are 17 NBA stars who had a brief stay somewhere else.
Yahoo Sports - 9 Biggest Smackdowns in NBA History
Friday, April 28
The NBA is full of one-sided games and monster scores. Here are the 9 largest margins of victory in the history of the league.
Yahoo Sports - The 25 Best Three-Point Shooters in NBA History
Friday, April 28
Basketball has evolved to become a game that relies on making long-range shots. Here, we look at the 25 best three-point shooters in NBA history.
Yahoo Sports - The 25 Shortest NBA Players in League History
Friday, April 28
NBA players are known for being tall, but several players had success despite being under six-feet. Here are the 25 shortest NBA players ever.
CBS Sports - Rockets-Spurs preview: Harden vs. Kawhi headlines battle of Western heavyweights
Friday, April 28
A fantastic series will pit two of the best players in the league against one another, again
FOX Sports - Channel Numbers for Clippers-Jazz Game 6
Friday, April 28
San Diego viewers can watch the local broadcast on FSSD's alternate channels.
FOX Sports - Clippers on the ropes as they take on Jazz in Utah
Friday, April 28
Utah holds a 3-2 lead over the Clippers after winning 96-92 on Tuesday.
FOX Sports - Spurs get much-needed time off before semifinal with Houston
Friday, April 28
Spurs get much-needed time off before semifinal with Houston
FOX Sports - Larry Bird reportedly stepping down as Indiana Pacers president
Friday, April 28
Bird will move into a consultant role with the team.
CBS Sports - Report: Larry Bird steps down as head of Pacers' basketball operations
Friday, April 28
What does this mean for the future of Paul George?
Yahoo Sports - Sources: Bird stepping down as Pacers president
Friday, April 28
General manager Kevin Pritchard will take over Indiana's basketball operations. Larry Bird is expected to continue as a consultant.
RealGM - Larry Bird Stepping Down As President Of Pacers
Friday, April 28
Larry Bird Stepping Down As President Of Pacers
Sports Illustrated - Report: Larry Bird stepping down as Pacers president
Friday, April 28
Report: Larry Bird stepping down as Pacers president
Basketball Insiders - Sources: Larry Bird to Step Down as Pacers President
Friday, April 28
Larry Bird is stepping down as Pacers president, league sources tell The Vertical. Kevin Pritchard will take over basketball operations. Bird is expected to continue on as a consultant, working with Pritchard and the Pacers front office, league sources tell @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) April 28, 2017 Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical
FOX Sports - Paul George indirectly related to Larry Bird stepping down as Pacers President? | THE HERD
Friday, April 28
Could Paul George be indirectly related to Larry Bird stepping down?
ESPN - Nike, Under Armour, Adidas spurn deal with Ball
Friday, April 28
Nike, Under Armour, Adidas spurn deal with Ball
Basketball Insiders - How the Raptors’ Youth Has Saved Their Season
Friday, April 28
Youth may have saved the Toronto Raptors' season, writes David Yapkowitz.
Yahoo Sports - These 10 NBA Teams Have the Longest Active Playoff Streaks
Friday, April 28
Over half of the NBA makes the postseason each year, but it's still an achievement. These are the 10 longest active playoff streaks.
FOX Sports - Report: Larry Bird stepping down as Pacers president
Friday, April 28
Report: Larry Bird stepping down as Pacers president
Sports Illustrated - 'Playoffs!' An Ode To Pitbull's Eternal 'Timber' Remix
Friday, April 28
The NBA playoffs have been entertaining on the court, but there's something missing. It needs more Pitbull. 
Yahoo Sports - Detroit Pistons submit bids to host NBA All-Star Game in Detroit
Friday, April 28
The Detroit Pistons submitted bids to bring the NBA All-Star Game to Little Caesars Arena in 2020 and 2021, the team announced Friday. "Detroit is an iconic sports town with some of the most passionate basketball fans in the world," Pistons owner Tom Gores said in a news release. "There
Yahoo Sports - The NBA's Playoff Catwalk
Friday, April 28
Basketball's biggest stage is also an unofficial fashion show. The WSJ's Jason Gay explains.
Yahoo Sports - 11 Big-Name NBA Players Who Are in for a Major Pay Raise This Offseason
Friday, April 28
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.
Sports Illustrated - Nike, Under Armour, Adidas pass on endorsement deal with Lonzo Ball
Friday, April 28
Nike, Under Armour, Adidas say they are not interested in deal with Lonzo Ball
Yahoo Sports - The NBA is teaming up with LGBT entrepreneurs, and that's good business for both
Friday, April 28
In welcome news for LGBT business owners across the U.S., the National Basketball Association (NBA) has partnered with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group founded in 2002, to create more opportunities for such business to work with the league
CBS Sports - NBA playoffs 2017 live scores: First-round series results, bracket, updates, schedule, matchups
Friday, April 28
Will the Celtics, Jazz and Wizards all advance Friday night?
RealGM - Nike, Adidas, Under Armour Decline Deal With Lonzo Ball
Friday, April 28
Nike, Adidas, Under Armour Decline Deal With Lonzo Ball
Yahoo Sports - D-League salaries, two-way contracts increase NBA Draft early entries
Friday, April 28
Guaranteed contracts for first round picks aren't the only way you can make money playing pro basketball in the United States.
CBS Sports - 2017 NBA playoff schedule: First-round matchups, scores, TV, bracket, streaming, online, times
Friday, April 28
The Spurs and Raptors are the latest to move on from the opening round
RealGM - Blake Griffin Considered More Likely To Leave Clippers Than Chris Paul
Friday, April 28
Blake Griffin Considered More Likely To Leave Clippers Than Chris Paul
RealGM - Chris Paul Could Take Multiple Meetings But Clippers Expect Him To Re-Sign
Friday, April 28
Chris Paul Could Take Multiple Meetings But Clippers Expect Him To Re-Sign
FOX Sports - 'Playoffs!' An Ode To Pitbull's Eternal 'Timber' Remix
Friday, April 28
The NBA playoffs have been entertaining on the court, but there’s something missing. It needs more Pitbull. 
RealGM - Veteran Teammate: Clippers 'Most Complicated Team' I've Ever Been On
Friday, April 28
Veteran Teammate: Clippers 'Most Complicated Team' I've Ever Been On
FOX Sports - Utah Jazz: Second Round Within Reach
Friday, April 28
The Utah Jazz enter Game 6 with every expectation the series ends in Utah Friday nightand without Blake Griffin, it looks like there are only 48 minutes left of this Los Angeles Clippers' season.Good things come to those who wait -- the Utah Jazz have been waiting five years for playoff baske...
ESPN - Is this the Clippers' last stand?
Friday, April 28
Is this the Clippers' last stand?
ESPN - 'Iso Joe' is no joke in these NBA playoffs
Friday, April 28
'Iso Joe' is no joke in these NBA playoffs
NBA.com - Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers confident Steve Kerr will return to full health
Friday, April 28
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers fully expects Steve Kerr to find a solution to his debilitating health issues and return to the bench without being forced out of coaching altogether because of complications from two back surgeries.
Yahoo Sports - NBA: The 5 Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Friday, April 28
The C's are arguably the most successful franchise in the NBA. These are the best Boston Celtics players to suit up in green.
Basketball Insiders - NBA AM: Grind City Didn’t Back Down from the Spurs
Friday, April 28
Despite entering the series an underdog, the Grizzlies gave the Spurs all they could handle. Respect is due.
Basketball Insiders - VIDEO: Who Is The Best Draft Fit For The Lakers?
Friday, April 28
Basketball Insiders publisher Steve Kyler looks at who would be the "best" fit for the LA Lakers in the 2017 NBA Draft.
NBA.com - Shootaround (April 28) -- Rajon Rondo won't play in Game 6 vs. Boston Celtics
Friday, April 28
No. 1: Rondo ruled out for Game 6 -- The Chicago Bulls are staring down elimination tonight in Game 6 at home against the Boston Celtics (8 ET, ESPN). Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo flirted with the idea of playing in Game 5, but that didn't happen and now it looks like Game 6 is a no-go for him as well. Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald has more:
Yahoo Sports - 5 Former NBA Stars Who Best Compare to LeBron James
Friday, April 28
Everyone loves to compare LeBron James to Michael Jordan, but we have five former NBA stars who actually compare to LeBron's skills on the court.
Sports Illustrated - The Greek Freak Falls Victim To His Achilles Heel
Friday, April 28
Oh, the irony: Giannis Antetokounmpo, the NBA's Greek Freak, fell victim to his Achilles heel in NBA playoffs. 
Yahoo Sports - Tony Parker still has it (every once in a while)
Friday, April 28
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Yahoo Sports - Booker, Ulis among nominees for fan-voted NBA awards
Friday, April 28
For the first time ever, the NBA will be hosting an NBA Awards show on TNT on June 26, and you can expect to see a few NBA Cats at the event. NBA Awards will be hosted by Grammy Award-winning artist Drake, and will feature six new awards that will be determined exclusively by fan voting from NBA.com,
Yahoo Sports - NBA playoffs: Raptors make franchise history; Bucks, Grizzlies go home
Friday, April 28
The Toronto Raptors had never won a playoff series in fewer than the maximum games necessary. Until Thursday night. The Raptors squandered a 25-point lead, but made a couple of big plays down the stretch to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 92-89 in Game 6 in Milwaukee on Thursday and advance to the Eastern Conference
Sports Illustrated - Bulls' Rajon Rondo out for Game 6 with injured thumb
Friday, April 28
Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo will not play in Game 6 vs. Celtics due to injured thumb
Basketball Insiders - Clippers’ Owner ‘Not Afraid’ to Pay Luxury Tax to Win
Friday, April 28
(Steve) Ballmer, the former Microsoft (MSFT) CEO who purchased the Clippers for an NBA record $2 billion, said his team will likely lose money as it spends on talent to win. Ballmer added that he’s “not afraid” to pay the NBA’s luxury tax in order to bring the Clippers closer to a championship. As a […]
Yahoo Sports - Would Golden State Warriors Rather Play Utah Jazz or LA Clippers in 2nd Round?
Friday, April 28
This debate isn't as close as the Clippers-Jazz series has been. L.A. is the preferred pick by a considerable margin. It's hard to envision a scenario in which the Clippers seriously challenge the Warriors. A best-case series probably entails Paul playing Stephen Curry to a draw (or edging out
Basketball Insiders - Bulls’ Rajon Rondo Ruled Out for Game 6
Friday, April 28
The Bulls say Rajon Rondo is out for Friday night’s Game 6 against the Boston Celtics as he continues to recover from a fractured right thumb and a torn ligament in his right wrist. Coach Fred Hoiberg, whose Chicago team has lost all three games since Rondo suffered the injury in Game 2, had said […]
Basketball Insiders - Raptors Beat Bucks; Will Take on Cavaliers Next
Friday, April 28
What began looking like a close-out game that would finally settle this Raptors’ Game 6 hex once and for all eventually got there, but it was anything but easy. Along the way the Raptors passed multiple tests, their composure tested to the limit in what would become a series-clinching 92-89 win. They did survive and […]
Basketball Insiders - Rockets’ 2nd Round Pick Zhou Qi Hoping to Sign Deal
Friday, April 28
2016 2nd-round pick Zhou Qi in Houston from China. Agent Tony Leng:”He comes here to train & we’re looking forward to sign w/ the #Rockets” Source: Mark Berman of Fox 26 on Twitter
Basketball Insiders - Raptors’ Coach Casey: ‘We don’t get a lot of respect’
Friday, April 28
At the least, the Raptors will need to get better at holding on to big leads after blowing a 25-point advantage against the Milwaukee Bucks before winning 92-89 on Thursday night. Toronto took a physical, tiring first-round series in six games. “We’re just a team up north. We don’t get a lot of respect, and […]
Basketball Insiders - Spurs Eliminate Grizzlies; Will Face Rockets Next
Friday, April 28
Late contributions from Tony Parker, David Lee and Patty Mills lifted the Spurs over the Grizzlies, 103-96, finally eliminating a team hell-bent on shocking the basketball world. For doing just that the Spurs will be rewarded with a long weekend of rest. They’ll need it, with James Harden and the Rockets coming. Source: Nick Moyle […]
Basketball Insiders - Raptors 905 Capture D-League Championship
Friday, April 28
With a 122-96 victory over the RGV Vipers in a winner-take-all Game 3, Raptors 905 is the NBA D-League champion in just its second season as the Toronto Raptors’ minor-league affiliate. The win caps a historic season for first-year head coach Jerry Stackhouse and the 905, who finish the season with the second-most wins in […]
Yahoo Sports - Can You Name the 12 Highest-Paid Sports Teams in the World?
Friday, April 28
Some franchises pay their players better than others. According to the 'Global Sports Salaries Survey,' these are the 12 highest-paid sports teams.
NBA.com - First-ever NBA Awards on TNT to include six fan-voted awards as part of June 26 show
Friday, April 28
The first-ever NBA Awards on TNT – airing Monday, June 26 (9 p.m. ET), live from Basketball City in New York – will include six new award categories to be presented during this year's inaugural show, all determined exclusively by fan voting across NBA.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. New NBA fan-voted awards will include:
Yahoo Sports - ESPN Layoffs: Golden State Warriors, Charles Barkley React
Friday, April 28
Mike Brown, the Golden State Warriors assistant coach, used the team’s press conference this week to address the layoffs that have reportedly affected 100 ESPN staff. The Warriors, preparing for the second round of the NBA playoffs against Utah Jazz or the LA Clippers amid uncertainty over the health
Yahoo Sports - NBA: MVP, other prizes to be unveiled on new awards show
Friday, April 28
NBA individual award trophies for the 2016-17 season, including those in six new fan-voted categories, will be unveiled together in the inaugural NBA Awards show June 26 in New York. Voting on social media can be done via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the NBA's website. The show will unite the
ESPN - Casey: Raptors better with backs against wall
Friday, April 28
Casey: Raptors better with backs against wall
ESPN - Tony Parker summons his best to finish the Grizzlies
Friday, April 28
Tony Parker summons his best to finish the Grizzlies
Yahoo Sports - This Year's Pacers are the New Pre-Process Sixers
Friday, April 28
Like the 2013 Philadelphia 76ers, the Indiana Pacers are in a tough spot. They have a star player and some young talent, but their ceiling isn't high. In the 2012-13 season, the Philadelphia 76ers had an All-Star in Jrue Holiday, an exciting young second overall pick in Evan Turner, a solid injured
Yahoo Sports - NBA Zone Presented by BBVA Returns to Spain Featuring Portland Trail Blazers' CJ McCollum
Friday, April 28
MADRID, April 28, 2017 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and BBVA, the official bank of the NBA, today announced that NBA Zone will return to Spain this spring with stops in Salamanca (May 19-21), San Sebastian (June 2-4), Alicante (June 16-18) and a fourth city that will be announced in the
Yahoo Sports - Tale of 2 drafts: Longer odds, greater potential reward come with every NBA pick
Friday, April 28
AUBURN HILLS – The NBA draft is to the NFL draft as a butterfly is to a microwave. Which is to say they are almost nothing alike, except that they exist. Oh, I suppose the parallels run a little deeper than that. There are similarities in structure – teams with worst records get first crack at spinning
Yahoo Sports - Spurs get much-needed time off before semifinal with Houston
Friday, April 28
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Gregg Popovich feels like his San Antonio Spurs survived the Memphis Grizzlies and is grateful their first-round series finally is over after six games.
Yahoo Sports - Where do Bird, Riley and Magic rank among NBA's execs?
Friday, April 28
ESPN.com Our 2017 management rankings continue with a look at the NBA's lead basketball decision-makers off the court -- team presidents, vice presidents and general managers -- the people who have the strongest say when it comes to transactions. We asked our ESPN Forecast panel to rate every team
Yahoo Sports - Jazz seek knockout blow vs. Clippers
Friday, April 28
Veteran leaders were brought to Utah during the offseason to help give the Jazz a final push back into the NBA postseason. If the Jazz can beat the Los Angeles Clippers for a third straight time Friday night, Utah would advance to face the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference second round
ESPN - Raptors affiliate wins D-League championship
Friday, April 28
Raptors affiliate wins D-League championship
Yahoo Sports - Migos predict Hawks will somehow make the NBA Finals
Friday, April 28
Migos think that the Golden State Warriors won't make the NBA Finals, but the Georgia native group believes the Atlanta Hawks will. They saw enough heartbreak in the Super Bowl as their Atlanta Falcons came crashing down to the New England Patriots, but in an interview with Complex, they stayed true
Yahoo Sports - Ten Things about the NBA: The Playoff Edition
Friday, April 28
The Playoff Edition of Ten Things about the NBA is here……and as always I appreciate you taking the time to read this every single week like you do! Russell Westbrook the Good Teammate I give Oklahoma City Thunder All Star Russell Westbrook a very hard time. I didn't use to though. In fact there was
Yahoo Sports - Giannis Antetokounmpo is taking the NBA to new heights
Friday, April 28
Giannis Antetokounmpo brought the NBA Jam video game to life in the 2016-17 season and leaped and dunked his way into the everyday talks of the league's biggest and brightest in ways nobody saw coming. Nothing about him makes sense, and flashes of his athleticism evoked external screams even when
Yahoo Sports - NHL: Raptors and Spurs advance in playoffs
Friday, April 28
With Thursday's 92-89 game-six victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, the Toronto Raptors won the Eastern Conference series 4-2.
Yahoo Sports - The Cavs were watching Raptors-Bucks and enthusiastically rooting for a Game 7
Friday, April 28
Richard Jefferson and some Cleveland Cavaliers teammates were really into Bucks-Raptors Game 6.
Yahoo Sports - Gregg Popovich: Kawhi Leonard Is Best Player In NBA Right Now
Friday, April 28
Kawhi Leonard has led the NBA in PER during the playoffs after finishing second in MVP voting last season and likely to finish in the top-3 this year. "Kawhi Leonard, in my opinion, is the best player in the league right now," said Gregg Popovich. Leonard also won Defensive Player of the Year
RealGM - Gregg Popovich: Kawhi Leonard Is Best Player In NBA Right Now
Friday, April 28
Gregg Popovich: Kawhi Leonard Is Best Player In NBA Right Now
NBA.com - 2017 NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals Schedule
Friday, April 28
Here is the partial schedule for the 2017 conference semifinal playoff series.
Sports Illustrated - Typical Toronto: Raptors Overcome Puzzling Struggles To Survive Bucks
Friday, April 28
The Raptors squandered homecourt advantage and almost forfeited Game 6 before outlasting the Bucks.
NBA.com - Report: Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas to attend sister's funeral on Saturday
Friday, April 28
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas is expected to attend his sister's funeral on Saturday in Washington according to a report in the Boston Globe.
Yahoo Sports - Top-seeded Celtics headline trio of elimination games
Friday, April 28
The top-seeded Boston Celtics are back from the brink of disaster. They have dug themselves out of an 0-2 hole against the Chicago Bulls to take the lead in the series. A victory Friday would be the first time the franchise with 17 NBA titles has advanced past the first round since 2012. "The key
ESPN - Source: Thomas to leave for funeral after G6
Friday, April 28
Source: Thomas to leave for funeral after G6
Yahoo Sports - The 5 Best NBA Duos to Ever Play on the Court Together
Friday, April 28
With the release of ESPN's '30 for 30' documentary, "The Magic Moment," we were reminded of the incredible effect the best NBA duos can have on the NBA.
Yahoo Sports - The 10 Highest-Paid NBA Players Today
Friday, April 28
According to Forbes, the 10 highest-paid NBA players will make $449 million from major salaries and endorsements this season.
Yahoo Sports - 'NBA Awards' show to include awards for best dunk, best pass
Friday, April 28
NEW YORK (AP) — The inaugural "NBA Awards" show on June 26 will include several categories voted on exclusively by the fans, including dunk of the year and performance of the year. The NBA and TNT, which will broadcast the show, announced the categories on Thursday. They also include best style
Yahoo Sports - Wolf Joins New Men's Hoops Coaching Staff
Friday, April 28
WILMINGTON, NC (UNCWSports.com) – Head men's basketball coach C.B. McGrath has added former North Carolina standout and NBA veteran Joe Wolf to his new staff at UNCW. The selection of Wolf completes McGrath's on-the-floor staff following the earlier appointments of former Mercer assistant Doug
Basketball Insiders - VIDEO: Why Did So Many Players Declare For The Draft?
Friday, April 28
Basketball Insiders publisher Steve Kyler looks at why so many players entered their name in the 2017 NBA Draft.
Basketball Insiders - VIDEO: Who Is The Best Draft Fit For The Suns?
Friday, April 28
Basketball Insiders publisher Steve Kyler looks at who would be the "best" fit for the Suns in the 2017 NBA Draft.
Basketball Insiders - VIDEO: Who Is The Best Draft Fit For The Celtics?
Friday, April 28
Basketball Insiders publisher Steve Kyler looks at who would be the "best" fit for the Celtics in the 2017 NBA Draft.
Yahoo Sports - NBA: Injury to Warriors coach Kerr runs deeper than basketball
Friday, April 28
The back pain that threatens to keep Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr out for the rest of the NBA playoffs is a setback for the team, but colleagues on Thursday said they were more concerned about seeing someone they admire suffer so much. News that the pain and headaches that kept the 51-year-old
Basketball Insiders - Game 6 Preview: Washington Wizards vs. Atlanta Hawks
Friday, April 28
Buddy Grizzard breaks down the round one matchup between the Wizards and Hawks, and picks Game 6.
RealGM - Jamal Murray Undergoes Core Muscle Surgery
Thursday, April 27
Jamal Murray Undergoes Core Muscle Surgery
Yahoo Sports - The 5 Greatest NBA Players to Never Win a Championship
Thursday, April 27
Many of the most talented NBA stars end up winning championships, but a few of the greatest NBA players are so good they transcend hardware.
RealGM - Clippers Remain Committed To Re-Signing Blake Griffin
Thursday, April 27
Clippers Remain Committed To Re-Signing Blake Griffin
Yahoo Sports - NBA fans can vote online for best dunk, shot of the season
Thursday, April 27
Fans can take to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to pick this season's best plays for the NBA Awards show in June.
Yahoo Sports - Lamar Odom, already out of Kardashian clan, now wants out of Pinecrest
Thursday, April 27
Lamar Odom, the former Miami Heat star who became a member of the Kardashian clan before his partying nearly killed him, has listed his Pinecrest home for sale. Odom, who bought the place for just under $3 million in 2003 when he was traded to the Heat from the Los Angeles Clippers, wants $5.2 million
Yahoo Sports - Behind the scenes of an NBA game production
Thursday, April 27
A COUPLE OF SEASONS AGO, the Olate Dogs, winners of the seventh season of "America's Got Talent," performed at halftime of a Memphis Grizzlies game. The act consists of a series of tricks and rarely travels with fewer than a half-dozen dogs. Canines being who they are, it's not unusual
ESPN - Bulls say Rondo now out for must-win Game 6
Thursday, April 27
Bulls say Rondo now out for must-win Game 6
Yahoo Sports - Pop-A-Shot with Master P: Future NBA coach?
Thursday, April 27
The Crossover's Rohan Nadkarni plays Pop-A-Shot with rapper Master P, as they discuss his past NBA career, a future in coaching, gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated, and his latest ventures into movies.
NBA.com - Chicago Bulls' Rajon Rondo 'long shot' to play in Game 6
Thursday, April 27
CHICAGO (AP) -- If the Chicago Bulls are to extend their postseason, they almost certainly will have to do it without Rajon Rondo.
RealGM - NBA Creates Six New Award Categories Determined By Fan Voting
Thursday, April 27
NBA Creates Six New Award Categories Determined By Fan Voting
Basketball Insiders - NBA PM: Joe Ingles’ Quietly Vital Progression
Thursday, April 27
Ben Dowsett uses a single Quin Snyder quote to break down Joe Ingles' vital importance to the Jazz.
RealGM - Rajon Rondo Remains Doubtful For Game 6
Thursday, April 27
Rajon Rondo Remains Doubtful For Game 6
NBA.com - New York Knicks' Joakim Noah undergoes shoulder surgery
Thursday, April 27
NEW YORK (AP) -- Knicks center Joakim Noah has had right shoulder surgery to repair his rotator cuff, a procedure that could sideline him until training camp.
Yahoo Sports - Heat to host Hawks, Hornets, Wizards in preseason
Thursday, April 27
This is not the type of ticket sale the Miami Heat had been planning for this stage of the calendar, but the team announced Thursday that tickets for the team's three 2017 preseason games will go on sale Friday at its online outlets. With the NBA reducing to a six-game preseason schedule from the
Yahoo Sports - Malcolm Delaney adjusting to being NBA backup
Thursday, April 27
Malcolm Delaney was a standout in the ACC and overseas. The former Virginia Tech star is a rookie point guard with the Atlanta Hawks, who will host the Washington Wizards on Friday in Game 6 of their first-round playoff series. “I'm not content being a backup,” Delaney said this week in a phone interview
Yahoo Sports - Pensacola one of six cities vying for NBA G-League team
Thursday, April 27
Pensacola is one of six cities within proximity to New Orleans that have accepted requests to be considered for the New Orleans Pelicans' affiliate team in the renamed NBA Gatorade League. The league is currently known as the NBA Developmental League. New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson and family
NBA.com - Shootaround (April 27) -- Toronto Raptors looking to atone for past Game 6 failures
Thursday, April 27
No. 1: Raptors mindful of past Game 6 flubs -- The Kyle Lowry/DeMar DeRozan-era Toronto Raptors have played in four Game 6s ... and are 0-4 in those games. As tonight's Game 6 with the Milwaukee Bucks nears (7 ET, TNT), the Raptors are not only looking to close out the series but also vanquish some demons of playoffs past. Mike Ganter of the Toronto Sun has more:
RealGM - Recruiting From Harden, Ariza Helped Rockets Sign Eric Gordon
Thursday, April 27
Recruiting From Harden, Ariza Helped Rockets Sign Eric Gordon
Basketball Insiders - Game 6 Preview: Celtics vs. Bulls
Thursday, April 27
The Chicago Bulls face elimination after a 2-0 start against the Boston Celtics. Will Game 6 end it all for Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler?
Sports Illustrated - Milwaukee Is No Place For The Claustrophobic
Thursday, April 27
The Bucks' defense leaves little space for daylight, and Milwaukee has hovered closely over DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry all series. 
ESPN - Under Armour CEO: Curry 3 sales miss target
Thursday, April 27
Under Armour CEO: Curry 3 sales miss target
RealGM - Warriors Expect Steve Kerr To Return To Bench
Thursday, April 27
Warriors Expect Steve Kerr To Return To Bench
RealGM - Stephen Curry's Current Under Armour Shoe Not Selling At Expectations
Thursday, April 27
Stephen Curry's Current Under Armour Shoe Not Selling At Expectations
Basketball Insiders - NBA AM: 60 Pick NBA Mock Draft – 4/27/17
Thursday, April 27
With 182 early entry candidates officially declaring, things get interesting in the latest 2017 NBA Mock Draft.
Sports Illustrated - Knicks center Joakim Noah has shoulder surgery
Thursday, April 27
Knicks center Joakim Noah has shoulder surgery  
RealGM - Dunc'd On: BOS/CHI & WAS/ATL Game 5s, Plus The Free Agent Point Guards
Thursday, April 27
Dunc'd On: BOS/CHI & WAS/ATL Game 5s, Plus The Free Agent Point Guards
Basketball Insiders - Westbrook on OKC: ‘I love being here’
Thursday, April 27
With another summer of uncertainty ahead for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Russell Westbrook eased concerns about his future with the franchise in the team’s annual exit interviews Wednesday. Because of changes in the new collective bargaining agreement, Westbrook, who signed a three-year extension worth $80 million last summer, is eligible for another extension this summer […]
Basketball Insiders - Raptors Say ‘Heated Film Session’ Reason for Recent Surge
Thursday, April 27
An airing of grievances may have helped the Toronto Raptors avoid nearing playoff extinction. After falling into a 2-1 hole, Toronto now leads the Milwaukee Bucks 3-2 in their best-of-seven first-round series and credits the sudden turnaround to the team clearing the air following its 27-point Game 3 loss. “It was just a heated film […]
Basketball Insiders - Rockets Owner Fined $100k for Confronting Ref
Thursday, April 27
The NBA has fined Rockets owner Leslie Alexander $100,000, one day after he left his courtside seat during live game action to yell at referee Bill Kennedy in the final seconds of the first quarter of Houston’s 105-99 series-clinching Game 5 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night. Source: ESPN
Basketball Insiders - Warriors Expect Steve Kerr to Find Health Solution
Thursday, April 27
Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers fully expects Steve Kerr to find a solution to his debilitating health issues and return to the bench without being forced out of coaching altogether because of complications from two back surgeries. It just might not be right away. “Look, what he’s facing is fixable,” Myers told The […]
Basketball Insiders - Tyronn Lue Not Worried About LeBron’s Playoff Minutes
Thursday, April 27
Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue has no reservations about playing LeBron James 43.8 minutes per game in his team’s first-round sweep of the Indiana Pacers and, in fact, believes other coaches should ride their stars more in the postseason. “Of course, we’re always cognizant of LeBron’s minutes, but in looking at this situation, we didn’t […]
Sports Illustrated - Fred Hoiberg discontinues press conference when asked if Isaiah Thomas carried
Thursday, April 27
When a Boston reporter trolled Fred Hoiberg over his comments about Isaiah Thomas’s discontinued dribbling, the Bulls coach quickly opted to discontinue his post-game press conference.
Basketball Insiders - Game 6 Preview: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Utah Jazz
Thursday, April 27
The Jazz pulled out a tight win in Game 5 and now look to end the Clippers' season in Game 6.
RealGM - Thunder Intend To Keep Andre Roberson
Wednesday, April 26
Thunder Intend To Keep Andre Roberson
RealGM - Les Alexander Fined $100,000 By NBA For Confronting Referee
Wednesday, April 26
Les Alexander Fined $100,000 By NBA For Confronting Referee
NBA.com - Cavs coach hosting party to watch Bucks-Raptors series
Wednesday, April 26
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is throwing a TV watch party.
Sports Illustrated - Devin Booker Q&A: What's Next For The Suns Star?
Wednesday, April 26
Suns star Devin Booker has big plans for his NBA career, and he's not limiting himself to 70 points. 
Sports Illustrated - NBA Playoffs Superlatives: The Best (And Worst) Of The First Round
Wednesday, April 26
The Crossover audits the first round of the NBA playoffs, naming the biggest surprise, best quote and worst complaint. 
RealGM - LeBron James Left McDonald's Endorsement Deal For Upside Of Blaze Ownership
Wednesday, April 26
LeBron James Left McDonald's Endorsement Deal For Upside Of Blaze Ownership
RealGM - LeBron James' Body Feels Worse When He Doesn't Play
Wednesday, April 26
LeBron James' Body Feels Worse When He Doesn't Play
RealGM - Russell Westbrook Hasn't Thought About Extension But 'Loves' Being With Thunder
Wednesday, April 26
Russell Westbrook Hasn't Thought About Extension But 'Loves' Being With Thunder
RealGM - Lonzo Ball Prefers Lakers But Prepared To Play For Anyone
Wednesday, April 26
Lonzo Ball Prefers Lakers But Prepared To Play For Anyone
RealGM - 'Nobody Saw The Real John Wall' Due To Left Knee Issues
Wednesday, April 26
'Nobody Saw The Real John Wall' Due To Left Knee Issues
RealGM - Shabazz Muhammad Hires Rich Paul As Agent
Wednesday, April 26
Shabazz Muhammad Hires Rich Paul As Agent
RealGM - Russell Westbrook Has Never Complained About Teammates To Front Office
Wednesday, April 26
Russell Westbrook Has Never Complained About Teammates To Front Office
RealGM - Thunder Complete 2nd Straight 'Season Of Discovery'
Wednesday, April 26
Thunder Complete 2nd Straight 'Season Of Discovery'
RealGM - Rajon Rondo Ruled Out For Game 5
Wednesday, April 26
Rajon Rondo Ruled Out For Game 5
RealGM - NBA Investigating Leslie Alexander For Yelling At Ref During Game 5
Wednesday, April 26
NBA Investigating Leslie Alexander For Yelling At Ref During Game 5
Sports Illustrated - Second Time Is The Charm For Gerald Green
Wednesday, April 26
Gerald Green emerged for the Celtics and placed the Bulls on their heels, providing an unexpected boost that was befitting an unusual series. 
RealGM - Doc Rivers Unlikely To Leave Clippers Regardless Of Playoff Result
Wednesday, April 26
Doc Rivers Unlikely To Leave Clippers Regardless Of Playoff Result
ESPN - BPI playoff chances for NBA teams
Wednesday, April 26
BPI playoff chances for NBA teams
ESPN - The roller-coaster season ends, but the work is just beginning for OKC
Wednesday, April 26
The roller-coaster season ends, but the work is just beginning for OKC
Sports Illustrated - The NBA Is Finally Seeing The Real John Wall
Wednesday, April 26
It's funny what finally being healthy—and having a coach who understands you—can do for a guy. Just ask John Wall.
Sports Illustrated - Chris Paul Is The Clippers' Last Hope With Season On The Brink
Wednesday, April 26
It’s becoming clear that the Clippers have ready retorts for misguided questions from the media, but fewer answers for the Jazz,
Sports Illustrated - Rockets owner fined $100,000 for confronting referee
Wednesday, April 26
NBA fines Rockets owner $100,000 for confronting referee
RealGM - Dunc'd On: UTA/LAC, HOU/OKC, MEM/SAS Game 5s, Playoff MVP So Far
Wednesday, April 26
Dunc'd On: UTA/LAC, HOU/OKC, MEM/SAS Game 5s, Playoff MVP So Far
ESPN - Rockets win series highlighted by Beverley's battles with Westbrook
Wednesday, April 26
Rockets win series highlighted by Beverley's battles with Westbrook
ESPN - Manu Ginobili provides Spurs the 'juice' to pull out pivotal Game 5
Wednesday, April 26
Manu Ginobili provides Spurs the 'juice' to pull out pivotal Game 5
Sports Illustrated - Russell Westbrook's Historic Season Has Come To An End
Wednesday, April 26
It is almost impossible to extricate the overwhelming volume of what Russell Westbrook accomplished on the floor this season from the limitations of the Thunder as a whole.
RealGM - Thunder Were +5 In Series When Both Westbrook, Harden Were On Floor
Wednesday, April 26
Thunder Were +5 In Series When Both Westbrook, Harden Were On Floor
Sports Illustrated - Patrick Beverley on Russell Westbrook: "Men lie, women lie, but the numbers don't"
Wednesday, April 26
Patrick Beverley had the last laugh.
Sports Illustrated - Watch: Russell Westbrook heads to locker room without shaking hands with Rockets
Wednesday, April 26
Russell Westbrook had no time for post-game handshakes.
Sports Illustrated - Bulls' Rajon Rondo out for Game 5 with injured thumb
Wednesday, April 26
Bulls' Rajon Rondo will not play Game 5 vs. Celtics with injured thumb.
RealGM - NBA Announces 182 Early Entry Candidates For 2017 Draft
Tuesday, April 25
NBA Announces 182 Early Entry Candidates For 2017 Draft
Sports Illustrated - Pat Riley wishes the Heat had maxed out Dwyane Wade instead of Chris Bosh
Tuesday, April 25
Pat Riley expressed some regret over the events that led to Dwyane Wade’s departure from Miami.
ESPN - 2017 NBA playoffs: Key dates, schedule, matchups and news
Saturday, April 15
2017 NBA playoffs: Key dates, schedule, matchups and news