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  • 'That was a statement': Paul George's confidence is becoming unconditional
    on February 23, 2019 at 9:11 am

    A comeback, a windmill and a game winner: Paul George gave the Jazz fits in winning time. […]

  • NBA: Refs erred 4 times in Celtics-Bucks ending
    on February 23, 2019 at 8:33 am

    The NBA's Last Two Minute Report for the Bucks' 98-97 victory over the Celtics on Thursday listed four incorrect rulings in the final 3.7 seconds of the game. […]

  • Westbrook's record streak ends in OKC's 2OT win
    on February 23, 2019 at 8:31 am

    Russell Westbrook finished with 43 points, 15 rebounds and 8 assists in 43 minutes in the Thunder's double-overtime victory over the Jazz on Friday, ending his triple-double streak at 11 straight games. […]

  • About Last Night: Paul George's Moment
    on February 23, 2019 at 7:32 am

    Paul George was already at the Kia MVP table. On Thursday, he blatantly and unapologetically moved his chair closer to that table's head. […]

  • Post Up: Raptors Steal Win Over Spurs in DeMar DeRozan’s Return
    by Isaiah De Los Santos on February 23, 2019 at 6:05 am

    Jazz 147 (32-26), Thunder 148 (38-20) Paul George continues to prove that he deserves to be in the MVP conversation. George scored 45 points in 50 minutes as the Thunder battled the Jazz to the last second in a double overtime thriller. It was George who iced the game for his team with a floater with only […] The post Post Up: Raptors Steal Win Over Spurs in DeMar DeRozan’s […]

  • Jaren Jackson Jr. 'will be out indefinitely' with deep thigh bruise
    on February 23, 2019 at 5:42 am

    The Memphis Grizzlies confirmed Friday that rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. will be out indefinitely with a deep thigh bruise. According to a team release, updates will be provided "as appropriate." The news was first reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. […]

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on his legacy, today's NBA, Anthony Davis' trade demand and more
    by Alex Kennedy on February 23, 2019 at 4:10 am

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  • DeMar DeRozan returns to Toronto love fest, but can't get fairy-tale ending
    on February 23, 2019 at 4:07 am

    The star who inspired a generation of Canadian players by staying and building something special in Toronto returned to the city he never wanted to leave. […]

  • Sources: Jackson Jr. out indefinitely (right quad)
    on February 23, 2019 at 3:22 am

    Memphis rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. will be sidelined for the foreseeable future after suffering a right quadriceps injury, sources said. The Grizzlies plan to be cautious with a timetable on their young star's return. […]

  • Source: Bone bruise could slow Lonzo's return
    on February 23, 2019 at 1:45 am

    A source confirmed that Lonzo Ball has a bone bruise in his left ankle that could keep him out past the six weeks the Lakers initially said he would miss. […]

  • DeRozan 'humbled' by reception in Toronto return
    on February 23, 2019 at 1:23 am

    DeMar DeRozan received two standing ovations from a grateful Toronto crowd Friday, when the former Raptor returned to Scotiabank Arena for the first time since he was traded to the Spurs in a deal for Kawhi Leonard. […]

  • Harden questionable vs. Warriors with neck injury
    on February 23, 2019 at 12:04 am

    Rockets star James Harden has a neck injury and is listed as questionable for Saturday's game at Golden State. […]

  • Wolves' Towns out tonight (concussion protocol)
    on February 22, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns is in concussion protocol after a car accident and is missing a game for the first time in his career. […]

  • Former Cavs GM David Griffin On Having LeBron James On Your Team: ‘You Must Win Championships’
    by Jack Delaney on February 22, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    The immense expectations and scrutiny on LeBron James inevitably transfer across to whatever team he happens to be playing for. Whether its the Cavs, Heat, Lakers, Team USA, Team LeBron, or NBA2K’s MyTeam, having LeBron James on your team means that you’re expected to win. Former Cavaliers GM David Griffin knows all about the pressure, [...] The post Former Cavs GM David Griffin On […]

  • Nico Mannion ERUPTS For 42 Points in State Final Four 😈
    by Isaiah Freedman on February 22, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Nico Mannion and Pinnacle Prep (AZ) defeated Gilbert Perry, 79-69, in the boys state semifinal at ASU’s Wells Fargo Arena on Thursday. Before the game, Mannion wore his custom warmup shirt with the label: “#overrated.” “I hear that all the time from the other student section, so why not make a little fun of myself […] The post Nico Mannion ERUPTS For 42 Points in […]

  • James Harden Says ‘Rude And Arrogant’ Scott Foster Shouldn’t Ref Rockets Games
    by Jack Delaney on February 22, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    NBA players and officials have a very strained relationship at the best of times, but things reached breaking point after the Rockets loss to the Lakers on Thursday night. The Rockets’  fury with referee Scott Foster was easy to understand. During Thursday night’s game both Chris Paul and James Harden fouled out, P.J. Tucker had [...] The post James Harden Says ‘Rude And […]

  • Kia MVP Ladder: Fellow stars delight in Antetokounmpo's superstar turn
    on February 22, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    So far this season, Giannis Antetokounmpo���s actions have spoken much louder than any words. […]

  • Brandon Boston Is a BABY-FACED KILLA 💀
    by Isaiah Freedman on February 22, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Brandon Boston may still have a baby face, but that doesn’t mean he’s not a savage on the court. The 6-7 shooting guard sports a smooth stroke and efficient playing style that should translate well to the next level. The 2020 guard has a diligent workout routine, so we trekked out to Atlanta, GA, to […] The post Brandon Boston Is a BABY-FACED KILLA 💀 appeared first on […]

  • Kyree Walker and Hillcrest Prep Are SHANGHAI SHOOTAS 🏀
    by Isaiah Freedman on February 22, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Kyree Walker and Hillcrest Prep (AZ) had another phenomenal season, going 32-4, and basically dominating every opponent in their path. Earlier in the season, when Hillcrest made the overseas trip to China, they went undefeated, and Walker showed what makes him special. The 2020 five-star forward exhibited his explosion off the bounce en route to […] The post Kyree Walker and Hillcrest Prep […]

  • DeRozan likely to receive warm welcome in Toronto return
    on February 22, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    TORONTO -- From fellow athletes to star entertainers, DeMar DeRozan has seen plenty of celebrities soaking up an extended round of appreciative applause from fans. […]

  • Mirotic makes a 'great' Bucks debut, re-adjusts quickly to East race
    on February 22, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    MILWAUKEE -- As a game, this one never did launch, with the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks slogging through 48 minutes of attrition. It was an ugly contest played by two rusty teams, the absence of rhythm from a weeklong All-Star break masquerading as pesky defense -- yeah, that's it, defense -- rather than off-kilter shooting. […]

  • Predicting NBA superstar moves: KD, Kyrie, AD and Kawhi
    on February 22, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    We polled the ESPN Forecast panel of experts for their votes on the next teams for star players. […]

  • Contenders, playoff hopefuls and lottery dreamers to watch down the stretch
    on February 22, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Are LeBron and the Lakers in trouble? Can the Warriors hang on to No. 1 in the West? We're setting you up for the season's final two months. […]

  • Ujiri aims to find the next Embiid through African league
    on February 22, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    "So, you mean to tell me with the development of basketball on the continent ... there aren't two guys like [Joel Embiid and Giannis Antetokounmpo] walking around?" Toronto's Masai Ujiri said. […]

  • Zion Williamson talk and other NBA podcasts you need to listen today
    by HoopsHype on February 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm

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  • Clippers owner Ballmer unwavering on stadium project: 'We need our own house'
    on February 22, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    ATLANTA -- LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is steadfast: his team needs a home of its own, no matter how daunting the process might seem. […]

  • About Last Night: Bucks maintain control of East
    on February 22, 2019 at 10:39 am

    No team in the NBA has beaten the Milwaukee Bucks twice this season. In a few months, some lucky team will be tasked with doing it four times. […]

  • LeBron thrives in this uncomfortable sprint to playoffs
    on February 22, 2019 at 7:26 am

    This Lakers win was a welcome relief after the drama that has consumed the team. […]

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: ‘I Would Not Talk About Free Agency’
    by Marcel Mutoni on February 22, 2019 at 6:55 am

    Giannis Antetokounmpo says he would keep things quiet were he in Anthony Davis‘ shoes. Giannis would “focus on just playing basketball” instead of helping feed the narrative. AD asked the New Orleans Pelicans to trade him, and the Greek Freak says that ultimately, “he can do whatever he wants.” Per ESPN: “If I was Anthony […] The post Giannis […]

  • ‘Everything’s Become Real Cute’: Marcus Smart Says the NBA Lacks Physicality
    by Marcel Mutoni on February 22, 2019 at 6:30 am

    Marcus Smart would enjoy basketball a lot more if modern NBA players hooped the way it was done in the ’60s and ’70s. Smart says the League today is too “cute” and lacks the type of phyical play he thrives on. The 24-year-old Celtics fan favorite re-upped in Boston on a four-year, $52 million extension […] The post ‘Everything’s Become Real Cute’: […]

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Anthony Davis Saga ‘Mirrors’ Trade Request from Milwaukee
    by Marcel Mutoni on February 22, 2019 at 6:30 am

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says his trade request from Milwaukee 45 years ago “almost exactly” mirrors the present-day Anthony Davis saga. Abdul-Jabbar told the Bucks he wouldn’t re-sign, and that he wanted instead to play in New York or Los Angeles. Kareem, who spent the final 14 years of his career with the Lakers, advises AD against […] The post Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Anthony […]

  • ‘I’d Bet My House on it’: Buddy Hield Says Kings Will Make the Playoffs
    by Marcel Mutoni on February 22, 2019 at 6:30 am

    Buddy Hield and his teammates are “very confident” that Sacramento is headed to the postseason for the first time since 2006. “I’d bet my house on it,” the 26-year-old joked. The Kings (30-27) are a game back of the LA Clippers for the eighth and final playoff seed in the Western Conference. Per The Sac […] The post ‘I’d Bet My House on it’: […]

  • Anthony Davis to Play for the Pelicans With Reduced Minutes
    by Marcel Mutoni on February 22, 2019 at 6:30 am

    The Pelicans announced Thursday that disgruntled superstar Anthony Davis will continue to suit up for the remainder of the season, but with reduced playing time. Interim general manager Danny Ferry told reporters the NBA “made it clear” that AD had to play if healthy. Things promise to remain extremely awkward and uncomfortable in New Orleans […] The post Anthony Davis to Play […]

  • Paul George Spoke to Nike After Zion Williamson’s Knee Injury
    by Marcel Mutoni on February 22, 2019 at 6:30 am

    Paul George reached out to his Swoosh reps after Zion Williamson‘s Nike PG 2.5 sneaker exploded 36 seconds into Wednesday night’s Duke-UNC tilt. George says his “only concern is for Zion.” Williamson is projected to be the top pick in this summer’s NBA draft. The 18-year-old suffered a Grade 1 right knee sprain and was […] The post Paul George Spoke to Nike […]

  • Post Up: Lakers Knock off Rockets in 19-Point Comeback, Move to .500
    by SLAM Staff on February 22, 2019 at 6:17 am

    Suns 98 (11-49), Cavaliers 111 (13-46) Devin Booker and Kelly Oubre combined for 53 points, but five Cavaliers — Kevin Love (16 points), Cedi Osman (19), Ante Zizic (15), Larry Nance Jr. (14) and Jordan Clarkson (15) — scoring double-digits was too much to handle for Phoenix. Rockets 106 (33-25), Lakers 111 (29-29) The Lakers took the […]

  • Nike Investigating Zion Williamson Shoe Blowout As Stock Drops By $1.1 Billion
    by Nick Jungfer on February 22, 2019 at 12:47 am

    Samsung knew they were in trouble when their phones began exploding and Nike was presumably gripped with similar levels of panic when Zion Williamson caused one of their shoes to self-destruct. Nike says it’s investigating why Williamson’s foot burst through his shoe like it was made of paper mache, an incident which caused their stock [...] The post Nike Investigating Zion Williamson […]

  • DeMarcus Cousins Wants Zion Williamson To Know ‘College Is Bullshit’
    by Nick Jungfer on February 21, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    It was Asher Roth who literally sang the praises of tertiary education in his 2009 hit single I Love College. But DeMarcus Cousins couldn’t disagree more, especially after Zion Williamson’s recent knee injury reignited the debate surrounding the NCAA and its refusal to pay players. The project number one draft pick suffered a “mild knee [...] The post DeMarcus Cousins Wants Zion […]

  • Report: NBA proposes lowering draft age to 18
    on February 21, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    The NBA and its players are continuing to move forward on plans to eliminate the "one-and-done" rule in college basketball, something that the sides have been working toward for months. […]

  • Davis to remain in Pelicans' lineup -- for now
    on February 21, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    When Pelicans finished practice on Thursday, Anthony Davis went into coach Alvin Gentry's office, followed later by interim general manager Danny Ferry. […]

  • Jalen Green​ DROPS 31 Points in Section Semifinal! 😈
    by SLAM Staff on February 21, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Jalen Green has been on a mission this season to let everyone know he’s the best hooper in California. Green, a five-star guard from Fresno, has been cooking his competition all year long, including the postseason, where he put up 31 points to led San Joaquin Memorial (CA) HS to the finals. Green went off […] The post Jalen Green​ DROPS 31 Points in Section Semifinal! 😈 […]