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Russell Westbrook on not starting the All-Star Game: ‘I play to win championships’

When the NBA announced the All-Star starters yesterday, plenty of you probably raised a few eyebrows when Russell Westbrook, who is averaging a triple-double, wasn’t a starter. Thank fan voting for that, because fans always know best, don’t they? Predictably, many observers, including some of Westbrook’s teammates, weren’t too pleased with the news: But when Westbrook was […]

TORONTO, ON - JANUARY 05: Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors is congratulated by DeMar DeRozan #10 after scoring a three-pointer against the Utah Jazz during NBA game action at Air Canada Centre on January 5, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Have the Toronto Raptors already reached their peak this season?

Have we seen the Toronto Raptors, as currently constituted, already reach their peak? Despite losing in Philadelphia on Wednesday 94-89 in the second night of a back-to-back, Toronto is off to its best start through 42 games (28-14) in franchise history. The Raptors are among the Eastern Conference’s elite teams right now, but the huge […]

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 21:  NBA Basketball player Chris Paul (R) Los Angeles Clippers introduces U.S. President Barack Obama at the Walker Jones Education Campus, on July 21, 2014 in Washington, DC. President Obama spoke to area youth about My Brothers Keeper Initiative during a town hall meeting.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Chris Paul says he once got crossed over by Barack Obama in pickup game

The 44th Commander-in-Chief is about to pass the torch to his successor on Friday as Barack Obama’s second term as President of the United States comes to a close. As it does, people like Clippers guard Chris Paul are remembering memorable moments with the outgoing President. Obama has said he is looking forward to taking […]

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Russell Westbrook brings us the most hilariously obvious travel of all-time

In the third quarter of the Thunder-Warriors game on Wednesday night at Oracle Arena, Russell Westbrook basically just walked halfway down the court without dribbling. You may think I’m exaggerating, but look at this: The laughter from ESPN’s Jeff Van Gundy and Mike Breen says it all. The broadcast actually missed the traveling live, but […]

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Zaza Pachulia fouls Russell Westbrook and proceeds to stand over him; Twitter has plenty to say about it

Zaza Pachulia and Russell Westbrook are two very different basketball players. They’ve never played together and it’s not like Pachulia is a threat to Westbrook as the best point guard in the league. However, Pachulia does play with Westbrook’s ex-teammate (and maybe ex-best friend) Kevin Durant. That alone possibly explains what unfolded between Pachulia and Westbrook during the Golden State […]

MILWAUKEE, WI - NOVEMBER 21: Jabari Parker #12 of the Milwaukee Bucks reacts to a three point shot during the second half of a game against the Orlando Magic at BMO Harris Bradley Center on November 21, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

The Comeback Q&A: Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker

Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker has emerged as one of the NBA’s most improved players this season. In just his second full season with the Milwaukee Bucks, Jabari Parker is averaging over 20 points per game on nearly 50 percent from the field and is shooting over 40 percent from 3-point range on 3.5 attempts per […]

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Nike plans on ending the scourge of sleeved jerseys in the NBA

The scourge of sleeved NBA jerseys has overswept many teams in the league, however, for those of you who hate the mere existence of these eyesores, we come with good news. Nike, who takes over the league’s apparel contract next season, plans to ax them, according to the Wall Street Journal. Nike, meanwhile, is expected […]

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 12:  Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks talks with teammate Joakim Noah #13 in the second half against the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden on January 12, 2017 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Could a Carmelo Anthony deal to the Cavs or Clippers actually happen?

After seven seasons in the Big Apple resulting in a single playoff series victory, Carmelo Anthony is finally on board with getting out of New York to greener, less dysfunctional pastures. A trade which started off with so much promise has defaulted into classic Knicks. Anthony represented a bonafide star New York lacked. Dealing Wilson Chandler, Danilo […]

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 16:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers is guarded by Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on January 16, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Warriors-Cavs is a rivalry, no matter what LeBron says

LeBron James made a curious statement Monday night: He said the Warriors and Cavs weren’t rivals. Per ESPN: “I don’t think there’s a rivalry,” said James. “It’s two great teams that have aspirations. I don’t believe I’ve ever had a rivalry in the NBA. It’s just that too many guys move and go places and […]

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Don’t expect Joel Embiid to ever sign with the Milwaukee Bucks

The Philadelphia 76ers picked up an impressive 113-104 road victory against the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday at BMO Harris Bradley Center, led by Joel Embiid and his 22 points (18 in the second half). After the game, Embiid took to social media (as he usually does) and posted about the win on Instagram: We’re HOT.. […]

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Andre Drummond may be a better shooter from the *opposing* free throw line

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond is a double-double machine (averaging 14.3 points and 13.4 rebounds per game), but my goodness is he an absolutely horrible free throw shooter. Like, the very worst free throw shooter in the NBA, and arguably the worst free throw shooter of all-time. Heck, last season he set an NBA record […]

during the second half of the NBA game at Talking Stick Resort Arena on December 13, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Suns defeated the Knicks 113-111.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

Carmelo Anthony reportedly would only accept a trade to the Cavs or Clippers

With the New York Knicks hitting the skids once again, the inevitable is coming: Carmelo Anthony trade talks. And they’ve already come. FanRag Sports’ Charlie Rosen is reporting on possible destinations for Anthony if the Knicks decide to pull the trigger. With Melo’s no-trade clause, he has quite a bit of leverage. This means he […]