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What made 'Larry Legend' truly legendary

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:43:21 GMT

Twenty-five years after his retirement, Larry Bird's teammates remember him as a basketball giant and genius.



Ginobili hilariously calls out Leonard for smiling

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:12:00 GMT

Kawhi Leonard isn't known to smile a lot. During games, he usually has the same stoic look on his face at all times. But lately, Leonard has been photographed smiling quite a bit, especially during his trip to China. In fact, Leonard has been smiling so much that even his Spurs teammate Manu Ginobili



Magic finalizing two-way contract with Adreian Payne

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:50:00 GMT

The Orlando Magic are finalizing a two-way contract with former Atlanta Hawks and Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Adreian Payne that will pave the way for Payne to spend most of the upcoming season playing for the Magic's G League affiliate in Lakeland, a source with knowledge of the situation



Celtics' Daniel Dixon: Signs contract with Celtics

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:47:36 GMT

Dixon signed a contract with the Celtics on Friday, Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders reports. Analysis: Dixon wasn't selected in this year's NBA Draft, but is still coming off a solid senior campaign at William & Mary where he averaged 19.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.



14 times Durant destroyed Twitter haters this offseason

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:11:00 GMT

Kevin Durant won the championship and Finals MVP with the Warriors this summer, and then he began going after all his haters on Twitter. From June until August, many have gotten badly burned. We at For The Win have collected some of his best attempts to shut down the trolls and haters. Here they are,



14 times Durant destroyed Twitter haters this offseason

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:11:00 GMT

Kevin Durant won the championship and Finals MVP with the Warriors this summer, and then he began going after all his haters on Twitter. From June until August, many have gotten badly burned. We at For The Win have collected some of his best attempts to shut down the trolls and haters. Here they are,



14 times Durant destroyed Twitter haters this offseason

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:11:00 GMT

Kevin Durant won the championship and Finals MVP with the Warriors this summer, and then he began going after all his haters on Twitter. From June until August, many have gotten badly burned. We at For The Win have collected some of his best attempts to shut down the trolls and haters. Here they are,



Tim Hardaway's second Knicks act excites one team exec

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:08:38 GMT

Allan Houston is excited to see what Tim Hardaway Jr. can do during his first year of his big contract with the Knicks. Houston, the Knicks' assistant general manager and a former guard who played for the team, was at Hofstra University on Friday working with his youth program, FISLL, which stands



Jeff Withey Agrees Upon One-Year Deal With Mavericks

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:03:45 GMT

Jeff Withey has agreed upon a one-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks. Withey gives the Mavericks depth at center while they continue their restricted free agency stand-off with Nerlens Noel. Withey has played four seasons in the NBA, splitting time with the Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans.



Jay-Z gives props to LaVar Ball's 'vision' and bought three pairs of Lonzo's shoes

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:29:17 GMT

The father of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball has the attention of rap legend Jay-Z.



Can someone please help Michael Beasley find his stolen truck?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:24:47 GMT

Look, it's the middle of August. The buzz from the draft and free agency are gone, and there's still two months until the season starts, so the NBA isn't exactly on the forefront of everyone's mind. Football is just getting underway, and playoff races are heating up in the baseball world



Gasol 'may have to rethink things' if Grizzlies don't improve

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:23:09 GMT

Spanish centre Marc Gasol has questioned his future with the Memphis Grizzlies if the NBA franchise does not improve.



With Paul Pierce's number headed to rafters, we remember big games against Cavs

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:14:35 GMT

May 18, 2008 -- Game 7, East semifinals: No team provided as much resistance during Boston's title run as the Cavaliers. During the deciding Game 7, James went off for 45 points but Pierce responded with 41. That included an absurd game-sealing, back-rim bouncing free throw with 7.9 seconds remaining



Innovative Readiness Training to Bring Free Healthcare to a Few Alabama Towns

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:04:18 GMT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WKRG) — The State of Alabama and the Federal Government are working to bring free healthcare to rural communities and two towns in our area are on the list. The federal program called “Innovative Readiness Training” will bring free medical, dental, and optical care during a military



NBA players vote Russell Westbrook as MVP for 2016-17 season

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:39:54 GMT

NBA players agree that Russell Westbrook is the Most Valuable Player for the 2016-17 season.? The National Basketball Players Association released the results of the players' votes for 14 individual awards and Teammate of the Year for 30 teams for the 2016-17 season. Awards were given during the



Marc Gasol: If Grizzlies don’t share my goal of continued growth, we might have to revisit things

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:00:21 GMT

32-year-old under under contract two more years before player option



Way-too-early NBA Mock Draft 2018: Michael Porter ahead of Marvin Bagley

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:49:52 GMT

This is a mock draft, but one without the name you may expect at the top. Since Marvin Bagley Jr. announced his commitment to Duke Blue Devils on Monday night and vaulted Duke to No. 1 in CBSSports.com's Top 25 (and one), there's been a constant drumbeat about Bagley as the hands-down best prospect



Carmelo Anthony voted 'best teammate' by Knicks players

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:38:27 GMT

Unlike Phil Jackson, Carmelo Anthony's teammates didn't seem to have a big problem with him holding the ball too long. Anthony was voted by his peers as “Best Teammate” on the Knicks, which was announced Friday as part of the NBPA awards. Players were only allowed to vote for their own teammates



Carmelo Anthony the 'best teammate,' according to Knicks players

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:38:27 GMT

Unlike Phil Jackson, Carmelo Anthony's teammates didn't seem to have a big problem with him holding the ball too long. Anthony was voted by his peers as “Best Teammate” on the Knicks, which was announced Friday as part of the NBPA awards. Players were only allowed to vote for their own teammates



Dwight Howard hoping to 'shut people's mouths' in Charlotte

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:00:03 GMT

Dwight Howard is now on his fifth NBA team in as many years, but he believes that he has finally found the right opportunity to hush the naysayers. In an interview with ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that ran Friday, the eight-time All-Star commented on his new situation with the Charlotte Hornets. “Cliff



Kevin Durant feuds with Britt McHenry over Trump

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:55:54 GMT

Kevin Durant took his week of no-filter opinions straight to Britt McHenry's Twitter account Friday. In a string of three days, Durant has given his take on ESPN's Odell Beckham fantasy auction controversy, poked fun at the Knicks and New York basketball and announced he would not visit Donald



Cramer: Bulls Should Be Happy to See Bannon Go

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:45:00 GMT

Nixon never worried about losing his base because he recognized that his base had nowhere to go. Trump's base has nowhere to go. So you don't need to stoke them or cheer them. You can throw them a bone but you have the luxury of trashing neo-Nazis and the KKK and any extremist, and whatever candidate



Kevin Durant shuts down OKC teacher who dissed him to students

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:29:01 GMT

An Oklahoma City teacher reportedly used Kevin Durant and Michael Jordan as examples on the first day of school. Except the note that teacher apparently handed to students in class didn't equate Durant and Jordan — it contrasted them, with terrible results for the Warriors superstar. KD shot back



Kevin Durant shuts down OKC teacher who dissed him to students

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:29:01 GMT

An Oklahoma City teacher reportedly used Kevin Durant and Michael Jordan as examples on the first day of school. Except the note that teacher apparently handed to students in class didn't equate Durant and Jordan — it contrasted them, with terrible results for the Warriors superstar. KD shot back



Teacher tells students not to be like Kevin Durant, much to chagrin of Kevin Durant

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:00:42 GMT

Not sure what to do next when making rules for your middle school class? Why not take a shot at an athlete you're mat at?



Watch: Trailer for Vince Carter documentary features Drake, former NBA greats

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:29:11 GMT

Raptors legend Vince Carter is featured in a new documentary entitled "The Carter Effect."



Warriors star Stephen Curry takes a loss on his Walnut Creek home

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:19:00 GMT

Basketball star Stephen Curry has shot and missed in the East Bay housing market. The Golden State Warriors guard just sold his home in Walnut Creek, Calif., for $2.94 million. He had listed the 7,520-square-foot house last year for as much as $3.7 million and purchased it two years ago for $3.2 million



NBPA awards: Russell Westbrook, LeBron James headline award winners

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:14:00 GMT

Though all the NBA's official awards were announced at the end of June, the National Basketball Players Association released their award winners, voted on by the players themselves, on Friday morning.  Russell Westbrook earned MVP honors, just as he did earlier this summer at the league's award



Players vote Rajon Rondo best Bulls teammate

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:41:00 GMT

Given that Nikola Mirotic called Rajon Rondo his favorite teammate ever along with Pau Gasol, Friday's news isn't a surprise. The National Basketball Players Association revealed its second annual "Players' Voice" awards and Rondo earned best teammate on the Bulls. Rondo, waived



Westbrook honored by players as '16-17 MVP

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:32:52 GMT

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University



Vote: Which NBA player is the best social media follow?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:29:11 GMT

SN Staff The NBA season may be over, but social media never sleeps, especially in the basketball world. The NBA's best are always on top of their social media handles. On Friday, the National Basketball Players Association released it's Players Voice Awards -- on Twitter, of course -- and the



How Jimmy Butler can get Wolves back to playoffs; why Wiggins is biggest wild card

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:26:15 GMT

The Minnesota Timberwolves are kind of in a time warp. Last season, they were expected to make a huge leap and become a playoff team, with some analysts suggesting they might win 50 games or more. Instead, they started 5-13, and only finished with an above-.500 record in one month of the season. By the



Why Adidas is hesitant to give Andrew Wiggins a signature shoe

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:25:57 GMT

Adidas is reportedly unsure whether Wiggins can carry his own shoe. Signature shoes are reserved for the highest-profile athletes in the NBA — only 16 players have a signature model. Adidas reportedly has a “strong hesitation” to giving Wiggins a signature shoe, according to a report from ESPN’s Nick



Report: Heat signing Jordan Mickey

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:24:56 GMT

Two-year contract with team option



DeMarcus Cousins: 'Take all them motherf****** down'

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:23:09 GMT

Some professional athletes take a stand by kneeling on the sidelines or raising a fist into the air. Some write succinct tweets expressing their dismay with the current political climate in the United States of America. Former Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins has certainly mastered the art



NBA 2K18's Ultimate Team-Like MyTeam Mode Detailed, Adds New Ways To Play

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:57:00 GMT

2K continues to share more details about the upcoming NBA 2K18. Today, it revealed what's new and different in MyTeam, the card-based mode that resembles Ultimate Team in EA's line of sports games. 2K18's primary additions to MyTeam come in the form of two new ways to play, each of which



What makes Draymond Green the NBA's 16th best player?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:45:51 GMT

Why He's Great: In an unusual occurrence for this list, I'm going to start the “why he's great” section by comparing Draymond Green to the player I'm about to compare unfavorably to him in the next section: Damian Lillard. Draymond averaged 7.0 assists per game last year. Lillard has



Udonis Haslem voted as Miami Heat's Teammate of the Year

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:45:00 GMT

Forward Udonis Haslem has been voted the Miami Heat's Teammate of the Year in the National Basketball Players Association's Players Voice Awards. Haslem, who served mostly in a mentorship role as team captain, was part of the annual awards presentation Friday by the players' union, with former



'Better at everything': What made Larry Bird special, and why he still would be 25 years later

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:43:21 GMT

Twenty-five years after his retirement, a look back at what made Larry Bird so special then ... and why it would now, too.



James Harden's #DriveByDunkChallenge might be the best one yet

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:27:01 GMT

The summer of the #DriveByDunkChallenge continued this week with its newest addition: Houston Rockets guard James Harden.



Kawhi Leonard visits mural of himself in Beijing

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:41:00 GMT

Caption Close The Klaw versus the Klaw? On his first-ever trip to China, Kawhi Leonard caught a glimpse of himself on the streets of Beijing. Earlier this week NBA China announced that two-time NBA All-Star and member of the San Antonio Spurs would visit from Aug. 18-24. In a quote to the NBA, Leonard



Car Crashes Into Chicago Bulls Training Facility

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:25:30 GMT

Chicago Police say that a vehicle crashed into the Chicago Bulls training facility early Friday morning.



Dikembe Mutombo talks upsetting the Sonics and role of defensive center in NBA today

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:40:30 GMT

Dikembe Mutombo made a career out of blocking shots in the NBA, and no one did it more memorably. Considered one of the greatest defensive players to ever play the game, Mutombo defends the role of the pure shot blocker in today’s NBA.



Updated player-by-player look at Miami Heat roster now 17 deep

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:10:00 GMT

A player-by-player look at the Heat roster, with the players who ended last season with the team and those since added: Under contract for 2017-18 Hassan Whiteside Age: Turned 28 on June 13. 2017-18 salary status: Due $23.8 million, with two additional seasons left on contract (with 2019-20 as a player



Pau Gasol tweets out support for home country of Spain following terror attacks

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:05:00 GMT

Caption Close After terrorist attacks in Barcelona and surrounding cities left 13 people dead and more than 100 injured, Pau Gasol a native Spaniard and member of the San Antonio Spurs took to Twitter to express his remorse. Gasol, who resigned with the Spurs in July, is currently overseas practicing



Kevin Durant will not be visiting the White House with the Warriors

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:03:16 GMT

Kevin Durant is the latest public figure speaking out against Donald Trump.  In an interview with ESPN's Chris Haynes, the NBA finals MVP explained his qualms with the current president, and why he wouldn't be making a stop at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave this year to celebrate the Golden State Warriors



Dikembe Mutombo discusses Michael Jordan’s finger wag at him

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:02:14 GMT

Dikembe Mutombo is known for two things: his distinctive voice and wagging his incredibly long index finger at opposing players after rejecting their shot into the cheap seats. The Hall of Famer made a career out of blocking shots in the NBA, and no one did it more memorably. Considered one of the



What legendary big man was best equipped to dominate in today's NBA?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:46:19 GMT

Shareef O’Neal says The Big Fella in his prime would manhandle today’s NBA. Which Hall of Fame big man do you pick? As the NBA becomes an increasingly guard-driven league, traditional big men have become somewhat of an afterthought. But the son of one all-time great center believes his pops would dominate



Miami Heat to add former Boston Celtics forward Jordan Mickey, roster up to 17

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:45:00 GMT

The Miami Heat have moved closer the 20-player NBA offseason roster limit, with an agreement with former Boston Celtics forward Jordan Mickey, the Sun Sentinel has confirmed. With the agreement on a $1.5 million guaranteed veteran-minimum deal, Mickey becomes the 17th player under contract to the Heat



The NBA goes south to nurture a Mexican fan base

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:34:21 GMT

Eric Gomez, ESPN.com MEXICO CITY -- Fans in Mexico can circle Dec. 7 as yet another date on a packed sports calendar. That's when the NBA's reigning MVP, Russell Westbrook, and his Oklahoma City Thunder will make the trip down south to face the Brooklyn Nets at the Mexico City Arena. That'



Why the Cavaliers aren't trading LeBron James

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:34:00 GMT

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in turmoil. That much is true, especially with the Kyrie Irving trade talk seemingly in purgatory at the moment. But all this discussion and speculation over a LeBron James trade? Sorry, it's not happening. Sure, I know it's fun to play with the ESPN Trade Machine