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  • Woman: Delay in Walton allegations due to fear
    on April 24, 2019 at 2:43 am

    Speaking publicly for the first time since her civil lawsuit was filed, Kelli Tennant alleged that Luke Walton invited her up to his Los Angeles hotel room in 2014, when he allegedly pinned her to the bed and forcibly kissed and groped her. […]

  • 2019 NBA Playoffs: First-Round Schedule and Matchups
    on April 24, 2019 at 2:28 am

    Here is the full schedule for the first round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs: […]

  • Michigan says Jordan Poole staying in draft
    on April 24, 2019 at 12:26 am

    Michigan says guard Jordan Poole, second on the team in scoring this past season, is staying in the NBA draft. […]

  • Report: Cavs to interview Blazers assistants in search for coach
    on April 24, 2019 at 12:00 am

    The Cavaliers' coaching search will venture into the Pacific Northwest. […]

  • Warriors focused on Clippers, ready for Rockets
    on April 23, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    Warriors guard Stephen Curry said it isn't hard to focus on closing out the Clippers rather than looking ahead to a possible rematch with the Rockets in the second round. […]

  • Bogut open to Australia-NBA dual season again
    on April 23, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    Warriors center Andrew Bogut plans to return to Australia and play in the National Basketball League again next season, but once play wraps Down Under, he's also open to joining an NBA team for a postseason run. […]

  • Daily Wrap: May God Have Mercy On The Phoenix Suns
    by Nick Jungfer on April 23, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Welcome to the Phoenix Suns, where everything’s made up and the coaches don’t matter. That’s really is how it feels, that everything at the Suns is made up on the fly and that swapping out the coach each year is an assumed, automatic process. Naturally, Phoenix have fired their coach Igor Kokoskov after just one [...] The post Daily Wrap: May God Have Mercy On The Phoenix Suns […]

  • Report: Lakers hold interview with Jason Kidd
    on April 23, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    The Los Angeles Lakers interviewed Jason Kidd for their vacant coach position on Monday, according to a report from Dave McMenamin of ESPN. […]

  • Kidd interviewed for Lakers' vacancy, sources say
    on April 23, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Jason Kidd, who went 183-190 in four-plus seasons while coaching the Nets and Bucks, has interviewed for the Lakers' coaching vacancy, sources told ESPN. […]

  • Kawhi Leonard has record for best winning percentage of all-time
    by Bryan Kalbrosky on April 23, 2019 at 9:17 pm

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  • Reports: Lakers, Lue set date for second interview
    on April 23, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    The Los Angeles Lakers and former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue have reportedly set a date for a second interview. Per Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times Joe Vardon of The Athletic, the Lakers are planning to meet with Lue on Wednesday to further discuss their coaching vacancy. […]

  • Sources: Suns given OK to meet 76ers' Williams
    on April 23, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    The Suns have been given permission to meet with 76ers assistant Monty Williams about replacing Igor Kokoskov as Phoenix's head coach, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowsk […]

  • Report: Kings coach Walton sued for sexual assault
    on April 23, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    New Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton has been accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit by a former sports reporter. […]

  • Series Preview: Bucks, Celtics at it again after first-round sweeps
    on April 23, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    The Eastern Conference semifinals, the two series that we've been waiting for since October, are almost here. The top four teams in the East are loaded with talent, and they all can reach The Finals if they can put it together on both ends of the floor. With apologies to the teams that finished Nos. 5-8 in the standings, it's time for the East playoffs to really get started -- and to find out […]

  • Hang Time Podcast: Upcoming Game 5s + Bucks-Celtics preview
    on April 23, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    John Schuhmann and I set the stage for Tuesday night's action. We discuss Russell Westbrook's effect on OKC, the dominance of Kawhi Leonard, the Nets' appeal to free agents this summer, and more. […]

  • NBA draft: 233 early-entry prospects declare for 2019
    on April 23, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    A record 58 international players made themselves eligible. […]

  • Suns fire Igor Kokoskov after one season
    on April 23, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    One season was apparently enough time for the Phoenix Suns to decide Igor Kokoskov was not long-term coach they wanted. […]

  • An Oral History of the Iconic Allen Iverson SLAM Cover
    by Ryan Jones on April 23, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Welcome to #IversonWeek, a celebration of The Answer ahead of the Iverson Classic on Friday (April 26). Click here for more information. — It’s the most iconic cover to date. SLAM 32. “Allen Iverson is Soul on Ice.” Here, we put together an oral history of that legendary photo, providing the context and compiling the […] The post An Oral History of the Iconic Allen […]

  • Kentucky's Washington ready to show off complete package
    on April 23, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Kentucky coach John Calipari���s program has seen great players -- John Wall, Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns, etc. etc. -- come and go during his 10 years in Lexington, most logging the mandatory one season before moving on to the NBA. […]

  • Is 'Bad' Jimmy Butler the best Jimmy Butler for the Sixers?
    on April 23, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    During the last week of the season, Jimmy Butler, on his third team in as many years, visited the Bulls and Wolves, two teams he elevated -- and then incinerated. With a playoff run in the balance, which Jimmy Butler will show up for the Sixers? […]

  • Five-Star Prospect Cole Anthony Commits to North Carolina
    by SLAM Staff on April 23, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Five-star point guard Cole Anthony, a consensus top-3 prospect in the nation, committed to North Carolina on Tuesday morning. Born and raised in New York City, Cole is the son of former Knick Greg Anthony. He starred at Oak Hill Academy during his senior season and won MVP at the McDonald’s All-American Game and Jordan […] The post Five-Star Prospect Cole Anthony Commits to North […]

  • NBA podcasts du jour: On Westbrook struggles and more
    by HoopsHype on April 23, 2019 at 12:00 pm

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  • Steve Kerr: Russell Westbrook’s Media Strategy ‘Dangerous’
    by Marcel Mutoni on April 23, 2019 at 11:44 am

    Russell Westbrook‘s hostile approach to reporters is “dangerous for the league,” according to Warriors head coach Steve Kerr. Westbrook has a well-documented aversion to certain reporters, and routinely brushes off queries with a curt “next question.” Kerr says players have a responsibility to “feed information to the fans.” Per The Athletic: “Next […]

  • Luke Walton Sued for Sexual Assault
    by Marcel Mutoni on April 23, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Luke Walton is facing a sexual assault lawsuit from Kelli Tennant, a former host on Spectrum SportsNet LA, who claims Walton made unwanted physical advances on her at a Santa Monica hotel in April 2016 as an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors. Tennant says the two had a business relationship, and that she […] The post Luke Walton Sued for Sexual Assault appeared first on SLAM. […]

  • Donovan Mitchell Drops 31 on Houston to Avoid Sweep
    by Marcel Mutoni on April 23, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Donovan Mitchell helped extend Utah’s season by at least another game Monday night, scoring 19 of his game-high 31 points in the fourth quarter of a 107-91 win against the Rockets. Mitchell’s performance ensured the Jazz would not be swept, forcing a Game 5 on Wednesday. James Harden had 30 points and Chris Paul added […] The post Donovan Mitchell Drops 31 on Houston to Avoid […]

  • ‘This Means a Lot’: Giannis Antetokounmpo Leads Bucks to Sweep of Detroit
    by Marcel Mutoni on April 23, 2019 at 10:45 am

    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a playoff career-high 41 points Monday night, leading Milwaukee to a four-game sweep of the Detroit Pistons. Antetokounmpo pulled down nine rebounds and went 15-of-20 from the charity stripe, which ruffled some feathers in Motown. The Bucks earned their first postseason series win since 2001, and will face the Boston Celtics in […] The post ‘This Means a […]

  • Rockets' Capela battling 2 respiratory illnesses
    on April 23, 2019 at 7:51 am

    Rockets center Clint Capela told ESPN that he was diagnosed with adenovirus and a klebsiella infection during a Sunday visit to a Salt Lake City doctor. […]

  • About Last Night: Mitchell atones for Game 3 meltdown
    on April 23, 2019 at 7:18 am

    Given that no team has ever rallied from a 3-0 deficit in NBA history, it's almost certainly a case of too little, too late. […]

  • A Comprehensive History Of The Damian Lillard-Russell Westbrook Beef
    by Nick Jungfer on April 23, 2019 at 7:12 am

    When Damian Lillard stepped to the free throw line during a late January game against the Thunder, Russell Westbrook had something to say. “I’ve been busting that ass for years,” he yelled. If those weren’t the words that gave birth to the Dame-Russ rivalry, they certainly cemented it. Ever since, match-ups between the two have [...] The post A Comprehensive History Of The […]

  • The top scorers ever by draft position
    by HoopsHype on April 23, 2019 at 6:39 am

    (*) Regular season and playoff scoring combined. […]

  • Post Up: Giannis Scores 41 Points, Bucks Win First Playoff Series Since 2001
    by Isaiah De Los Santos on April 23, 2019 at 5:24 am

    Bucks 127, Pistons 104 (Milwaukee wins series 4-0) Giannis Antetokounmpo ended Milwaukee’s first-round series against Detroit with an exclamation point, scoring 41 points as the Bucks completed their sweep of the 8-seed Pistons. Antetokounmpo added nine rebounds and four blocks. A hobbled Blake Griffin left his all on the court, managing 22 points as the […] The post Post Up: Giannis […]

  • Phoenix Suns Fire Head Coach Igor Kokoskov After 1 Season
    by Isaiah De Los Santos on April 23, 2019 at 5:15 am

    The Phoenix Suns fired head coach Igor Kokoskov after just one season with the team, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported late Monday night. Phoenix went 19-63 in 2018-19, their worst finish in 50 years. Kokoskov inherited a team mired in a difficult rebuild – the Suns haven’t won 25 games in a season since 2014-15 – […] The post Phoenix Suns Fire Head Coach Igor […]

  • NBA playoff surprises, disappointments and bold predictions
    on April 23, 2019 at 4:03 am

    Our NBA experts break down the standout storylines in each conference. […]

  • Berry Tramel on Russell Westbrook refusing to answer his questions, his history with Russ and more
    by Alex Kennedy on April 23, 2019 at 2:25 am

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  • After learning from Duncan, Jokic a triple-double threat vs. Spurs
    on April 23, 2019 at 2:24 am

    Nikola Jokic said Tim Duncan was his favorite big man to watch as far as footwork in the post, and the Nuggets center is displaying his own versatility in averaging nearly a triple-double in the first-round series. […]

  • Steve Kerr Calls Out Russell Westbrook For Being An Asshat In The Media
    by Nick Jungfer on April 22, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    Russell Westbrook’s continued beef with a local reporter has raised both questions and eyebrows around the league. Westbrook has refused to field questions from The Oklahoman’s Berry Tramel’s for years now, generally responding with “next question”. Russ has long been abrasive with the press, but it’s his showdown with Tramel that has garnered national […]

  • Lynx Acquire Odyssey Sims From Sparks
    by Austin Kent on April 22, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    The Minnesota Lynx have acquired guard Odyssey Sims from the Los Angeles Sparks, the team announced in a press release. Heading to the west coast will be third-year guard Alexis Jones. The addition of Sims, the No. 2 pick in the 2014 WNBA draft, will give the Lynx an extra rotation player as they cope […] The post Lynx Acquire Odyssey Sims From Sparks appeared first on SLAM. […]

  • Daily Wrap: Magic To Help Lakers Make Terrible Decisions In Less Official Capacity
    by Nick Jungfer on April 22, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    There’s plenty going on around the Association, so let’s get right to it. Today’s news Magic Johnson will still be involved in the Lakers’ recruitment process this summer despite resigning earlier this month. There was no post-game trash talk from the Trail Blazers after their Game 4 win over the Thunder, and it was a calculated [...] The post Daily Wrap: Magic To […]

  • 🚨 Allen Iverson Cover Merch Is On Sale Now 🚨
    by SLAM Staff on April 22, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Welcome to #IversonWeek, a celebration of The Answer ahead of the Iverson Classic All-Star Game on Friday (April 26). Click here for more information. It’s #IversonWeek at SLAM and we’ve got some new AI MERCH up in the store. Check it out below and CLICK HERE TO COP. The post 🚨 Allen Iverson Cover Merch Is On Sale Now 🚨 appeared first on SLAM. […]

  • 2019 draft prospect Luka Samanic: 'I like America a lot because everything is faster, a bit more fun'
    by Bryan Kalbrosky on April 22, 2019 at 8:12 pm

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