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Yahoo Sports - How Does Steph Curry Compare to the Other MVP Point Guards?
Saturday, May 27
Stephen Curry is just the sixth NBA point guard to win the MVP award. How does he stack up to his contemporaries?
Yahoo Sports - The Greatest 4th Quarter Comebacks in NBA Playoff History
Saturday, May 27
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.
Yahoo Sports - The Best Players to Lose at Least 4 NBA Finals
Saturday, May 27
Despite being one of the greatest players of all time, LeBron James has lost 4 NBA Finals. Fortunately for the King, he's not alone.
Yahoo Sports - NBA History: 7 Players Who Talked a Ton of Trash
Saturday, May 27
The talent level in the NBA may be high, but today's game lacks the trash-talking skills of yesteryear. Here are 7 players who did this art form proud.
Yahoo Sports - 10 Reasons Why Kevin Durant Will Never Win an NBA Championship
Saturday, May 27
Kevin Durant joined the Golden State Warriors to better his chances of winning NBA championships. But this may be easier said than done.
Yahoo Sports - The 5 Best NBA Players to Become Head Coaches
Saturday, May 27
Most of the greatest NBA players don't ever become head coaches, but these are the 5 best who tried their hand at the X's and O's.
Yahoo Sports - 25 Times Players Dropped 50 or More in an NBA Playoff Game
Saturday, May 27
Basketball fans everywhere are looking forward to the next great performance in a clutch situation during an exciting NBA playoff game.
Yahoo Sports - LeBron James vs. Top NBA Players Ever: Where Does LeBron Rank?
Saturday, May 27
LeBron James is, without a doubt, one of the greatest players to ever suit up in the NBA. But where does he rank among the top 10 true titans of the game?
FOX Sports - Steph Curry's college coach reveals 'the defining moment' of his evolution
Saturday, May 27
Bob McKillop saw star potential in Curry during his first game at Davidson.
Yahoo Sports - Sixers need to remember lessons of Turner pick
Saturday, May 27
The easiest and safest pick for the 76ers in the NBA draft is Josh Jackson. That is of course if the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers do what we all envision on June 22 and take Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball first and second, respectively. That would leave Jackson there at No. 3. Most Sixers fans
CBS Sports - Bill Laimbeer: 'I'll take LeBron James' over Michael Jordan
Saturday, May 27
Bill Laimbeer likes the flexibility of LeBron James over Michael Jordan
Yahoo Sports - Cleveland GM David Griffin: “I hope everybody says we have no chance”
Saturday, May 27
Great. There's also a difference between being an underdog and slowing Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant.
Yahoo Sports - 11 Big-Name NBA Players Who Are in for a Major Pay Raise This Offseason
Saturday, May 27
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.
NBA.com - Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy named Rudy Tomjanovic Award winner
Saturday, May 27
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Stan Van Gundy of the Detroit Pistons has won the Rudy Tomjanovich Award, which honors an NBA coach for his cooperation with media and fans, as well as excellence on the court.
Yahoo Sports - The Greatest 4th Quarter Comebacks in NBA Playoff History
Saturday, May 27
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.
ESPN - Sources: Spurs exploring run at Clips' Paul
Saturday, May 27
Sources: Spurs exploring run at Clips' Paul
ESPN - Van Gundy wins writers' Tomjanovich award
Saturday, May 27
Van Gundy wins writers' Tomjanovich award
Sports Illustrated - Examining Enes Kanter's Future Following Turkey's Arrest Warrant
Saturday, May 27
The Turkish government has issue a warrant for Enes Kanter's arrest. SI.com's legal expert takes a look at what's next for the Thunder forward.
Yahoo Sports - Civil rights, LGBTQ groups condemn NBA's decision for 2019 All-Star Game in Charlotte
Saturday, May 27
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
Yahoo Sports - Detroit's Van Gundy honored for cooperation with media, fans
Saturday, May 27
Stan Van Gundy of the Detroit Pistons has won the Rudy Tomjanovich Award, which honors an NBA coach for his cooperation with media and fans, as well as excellence on the court. The Professional Basketball Writers Association announced the winner Friday. Van Gundy was one of five finalists for the award
CBS Sports - Celtics' Isaiah Thomas is OK with waiting to get contract extension
Saturday, May 27
Isaiah Thomas would rather have Celtics improve the roster than get a contract extension
Yahoo Sports - Van Gundy wins writers' Tomjanovich award
Saturday, May 27
Associated Press AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Stan Van Gundy of the Detroit Pistons has won the Rudy Tomjanovich Award, which honors an NBA coach for his cooperation with media and fans, as well as excellence on the court. The Professional Basketball Writers Association announced the winner Friday. Van Gundy
FOX Sports - Examining Enes Kanter's Future Following Turkey's Arrest Warrant
Saturday, May 27
The Turkish government has issue a warrant for Enes Kanter's arrest. SI.com's legal expert takes a look at what's next for the Thunder forward.
FOX Sports - Detroit's Van Gundy honored for cooperation with media, fans
Saturday, May 27
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Stan Van Gundy of the Detroit Pistons has won the Rudy Tomjanovich Award, which honors an NBA coach for his cooperation with media and fans, as well as excellence on the court.
Yahoo Sports - Draymond fully appreciates 'witnessing greatness' of Warriors-Cavs trilogy
Saturday, May 27
The hoops historian Draymond Green has a message for those with short memories and cynical outlooks. The NBA is never better than when The Finals have legendary potential, as is the case with the Warriors and Cavaliers, who next week become the first teams to meet three consecutive seasons to determine
FOX Sports - Sparks, Dream try to bounce back from losses (May 26, 2017)
Saturday, May 27
Two teams that squandered big leads in their last games will collide Saturday, when the defending champion Los Angeles Sparks visit the Atlanta Dream at McCamish Pavilion.
NBA.com - Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas unsure if he'll need hip surgery
Saturday, May 27
WALTHAM, Mass. -- 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.
FOX Sports - Isaiah Thomas says he's okay if Celtics pay 'the best possible player' before him
Saturday, May 27
Thomas is Boston's best player, but he knows the C's need another star to compete for a title.
FOX Sports - Mike Brown on returning to Cleveland to coach against LeBron
Friday, May 26
Brown compared the situation to 'The Circle of Life' from The Lion King.
Yahoo Sports - Mike Conley Jr. names NBA's best trash talker
Friday, May 26
Yahoo Sports Minute - Memphis Grizzlies star Mike Conley Jr. answers a series of questions while on the hot seat at the Yahoo studio.
FOX Sports - Steph Curry on the difficulties of guarding Kyrie Irving
Friday, May 26
Warriors PG Stephen Curry talked about Kyrie Irving's skills as a point guard.
Yahoo Sports - Kevin Durant's parity defense: Nets screwed up on their own
Friday, May 26
And we thought Kevin Durant refusing to meet with the Nets last summer in free agency was cold. Durant, tired of being blamed for the lack of parity around the NBA or some teams' inability to compete — and looking at the Nets — said it is not his fault Brooklyn traded its future away to the Celtics
NBA.com - Gone Fishin' in the 2017 NBA Playoffs
Friday, May 26
Another NBA season is nearly over.
CBS Sports - Steph Curry: Talking about lack of parity disrespectful to Warriors, Cavs
Friday, May 26
How about giving credit to the teams for working hard enough to make it this far
FOX Sports - Ayesha Curry shows off her rap skills, rocks a crowd with Steph and E-40
Friday, May 26
Your move, Cleveland.
FOX Sports - Draymond Green not bored by another Cavs-Dubs Finals matchup
Friday, May 26
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Draymond Green just doesn't see the logic: How could three straight NBA Finals between Golden State and Cleveland possibly be boring?
ESPN - Celtics' Thomas: Free agents over big payday
Friday, May 26
Celtics' Thomas: Free agents over big payday
CBS Sports - Mike Brown says coaching against the Cavaliers is the 'circle of life'
Friday, May 26
Brown served two stints as Cavs coach and led them to an NBA Finals
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.
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 - 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
Yahoo 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. 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
CBS Sports - Report: Celtics have had no discussions about trading Isaiah Thomas so far
Friday, May 26
Boston's star point guard is coming off an All-NBA season and his trade value may never be higher
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
Yahoo Sports - Have Warriors and Cavs sucked the drama from the NBA?
Friday, May 26
The NBA Finals are set, with absolutely no surprise. Golden State-Cleveland for the third straight season. The regular season was about playoff positioning for the other 28 years, and the first three rounds of the playoffs were about playoff placing for the other 14 teams in the post-season. There was
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
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
Yahoo Sports - Woj Report: Warriors stand between LeBron, MJ
Friday, May 26
The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski discusses what Cleveland's third straight NBA Finals vs. Golden State means for LeBron James' legacy.
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
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
Yahoo Sports - NBA star Evan Turner visits former Oak Park school
Friday, May 26
Before he went on to star at Ohio State University and the NBA, Evan Turner recalls sitting in an assembly similar to the one he led Thursday. Now with the Portland Trail Blazers, Turner, 28, visited Lincoln Elementary School in Oak Park, a school he once attended, to visit his former teachers and speak
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 - What Would the Mavs Look Like if Players Stayed Close to Home?
Friday, May 26
The Dallas Mavericks have had a history of pursuing players from the DFW area in hopes that they will want to return to their roots some and play for the hometown. It hasn't worked very well but what if teams in the NBA were just made that way? Sometimes, it is hard to look past the excitement of
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
Yahoo Sports - 3 Trade Candidates For The NBA Offseason
Friday, May 26
it wouldn't be surprising to see the Indiana Pacers trade Paul George in the 2017 NBA offseason.
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
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
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
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…
Yahoo Sports - Mavericks Should be Watching Lakers, Celtics Closely
Friday, May 26
The Dallas Mavericks are all about free agency and the NBA Draft right now, but they should also be looking at possible trades with teams who need to make some cuts. A few of those teams in particular stick out to me. The Dallas Mavericks are slowly assembling their new-look roster after last year'
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
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 - Kevin Durant says don't blame him because other teams are 'not that good'
Friday, May 26
The NBA playoffs were a bit of a bore this year because everyone was just waiting for the inevitable. The Cavs and Warriors rolled into the NBA Finals with a combined one loss between them, and the rest of the games weren't that exciting. That led to a reporter asking the Warriors' Kevin Durant
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
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, ...
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.
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 […]
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 - 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
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'
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.
ESPN - Vote: Where do the Celtics go from here?
Friday, May 26
Vote: Where do the Celtics go from here?
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.
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
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. 
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
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?