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James Harden laughs as Rockets player misses dunk

NBA summer league action tends to be more entertaining than many would be lead to believe. It’s a place where young players can show off a bit and showboat here and there. But it’s also a stage for embarrassing plays, which is to be expected as the young players earn their stripes get more playing […]

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 12: Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs waits for the Oklahoma City Thunder to bring the ball down court during the second half of Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 12, 2016 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.   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 J Pat Carter/Getty Images)

Tim Duncan writes post-retirement letter to fans

It’s no secret that future Hall of Famer Tim Duncan is a class act. Not only is he one of the best to ever play the position, he’s also a class act. The 19-year veteran spent his entire tenure in the league with the Spurs, and San Antonio fans really loved him both on and […]

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - FEBRUARY 8: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder celebrates during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Chesapeake Energy Arena on February 8, 2015 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Thunder defeated the Clippers 131-108. 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 Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Report: Rival GMs think Thunder will trade Russell Westbrook before season starts

The Oklahoma City Thunder may have a difficult decision to make on Russell Westbrook. And soon. According to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report, there is a “strong belief” among rival general managers that Westbrook is looking to leave Oklahoma City next summer, a developing reality that could force the Thunder to deal their last remaining […]

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 23:  Ben Simmons walks on stage after being drafted first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 23, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of 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 Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Watch Ben Simmons’ sick no-look dime vs Warriors

It was the Ben Simmons show yet again on Tuesday night when the 76ers squared off against the Warriors. Simmons is a one-man highlight-reel show and is pretty much the only reason NBA fans have tuned into Sixers games, and this sick pass he dished out on Tuesday is proof of that. Check out this […]

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Gregg Popovich bids farewell to ‘irreplaceable’ Tim Duncan

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich isn’t one to display much emotion or get overly attached to anyone or anything, but the relationship he and Tim Duncan have is a special one. The two won more games together than any player-coach duo in NBA history (1,001), and were a big reason the Spurs have […]

CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 01:  Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls drives past Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks at the United Center on January 1, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Knicks 108-81. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using the photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bulls take Jimmy Butler off trade block

In a not-so-shocking turn, it doesn’t sound like the Chicago Bulls want to entertain trade offers for Jimmy Butler. After Butler and Derrick Rose came up in trade rumors, the Bulls wound up trading the latter. Many weren’t ready to agree the Bulls were done with a blowup, though, meaning the front office might have […]

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 27:  James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets stands on the side of the court during a time out in the final minutes of their loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on April 27, 2016 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 Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

James Harden pens letter to Rockets fans after extension

Houston Rockets star James Harden still had two years remaining on his current deal, and even though the team’s 2015-16 season campaign was disappointing to say the least, management rushed to get him signed through 2020. Harden signed a four-year, $118 million extension, and Rockets fans can expect to continue to see a lot of […]

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 19:  Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors speaks to members of the media after being defeated by the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 19, 2016 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 Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Watch Draymond Green’s assault arrest video

Golden State Warriors big man Draymond Green visited his old stomping grounds, East Lansing, over the weekend, and he reportedly ran into a heckler outside a bar there on Saturday night. TMZ Sports reported that Green reached his tipping point and slapped the man, but there was a police officer in the vicinity and he […]

TORONTO, ON - MAY 01:  George Hill #3 of the Indiana Pacers looks on late in the second half of Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Toronto Raptors during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at the Air Canada Centre on May 01, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  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 Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

George Hill: “I was supposed to retire with Pacers”

Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, George Hill hoped to stay with the Pacers for a very long time when he re-signed for five years and $40 million back in 2012. But last month, the Pacers traded Hill to the Utah Jazz as part of a three-team deal to acquire Jeff Teague. The 30-year-old point […]

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The Tim Duncan Era

Tim Duncan has been the face of the San Antonio Spurs for nearly two decades, and in that time he has been a perfect franchise player. The model of consistency and production, he was the common denominator for each of San Antonio’s five championships. His stoic, team first attitude became the identity of the Spurs. […]

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 25:  Joakim Noah #13 of the Chicago Bulls celebrates in the final seconds of their 107-103 win over the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on February 25, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.  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 Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Joakim Noah on joining Knicks: ‘I want to make the city proud’

Joakim Noah can feel the excitement and pressure of arriving in New York to play for the title-deprived Knicks. “There’s definitely a buzz in the city. I think it’s on us to make it work,” Noah said, via the New York Daily News. “Winning in the Garden, I’m not gonna get a feeling like that […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 30: Jahlil Okafor #8 of the Philadelphia 76ers warms up prior to the game against the Utah Jazz on October 30, 2015 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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 Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Jahlil Okafor rips trade rumors on Twitter

Jahlil Okafor doesn’t like you, sources. The Philadelphia 76ers’ big man took to Twitter recently to clear the air on how he felt about the constant trade rumors: One second I’m reportedly upset to be in Philly, then the next I’m upset about trade rumors and having to leave Philly. — Jahlil Okafor (@JahlilOkafor)

SACRAMENTO, CA - FEBRUARY 24:  Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs sits on the bench during their game against the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena on February 24, 2016 in Sacramento, 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)

Tim Duncan retires after 19 seasons, five NBA titles with Spurs

San Antonio Spurs forward and surefire Hall of Famer Tim Duncan announced his retirement Monday after 19 seasons with the team. The first pick of the 1997 draft, Duncan helped the Spurs achieve an era of prosperity, winning at least 50 games in each of the last 17 seasons. Not only did Duncan help the […]

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Tim Duncan announces retirement

It’s officially the end of an era in San Antonio and the day Spurs fans have been dreading for years. Tim Duncan has called it a career, but what a career it was. After 19 seasons in the NBA and five NBA Championships, Duncan announced his retirement with very little pomp or circumstance, as a press […]

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