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WATCH: Rajon Rondo May Have Committed The Worst Flop Of The Season

The Huffington Post | Arman Walia | Posted 04.10.2014 | Sports

The refs did not fall for Rajon Rondo's epic flop on Wednesday night at the Philips Arena. As Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague drove by Rondo, th...

HIGHLIGHTS: Anthony Davis Puts On A Show

AP | Posted 03.17.2014 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis is getting even better while the New Orleans Pelicans close out another difficult season. Davis set ...

WATCH: Crossover Sends T-Wolves Player To The Ground

Posted 03.04.2014 | Sports

Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson broke Corey Brewer's ankles on Monday night with a phenomenal crossover that sent him falling down. ...

LOOK: Chris Bosh Wore Lebron's Mask And It Was Frightening

Posted 02.28.2014 | Sports

Chris Bosh tried on Lebron James' black mask after Miami's blowout win over New York on Thursday night and it was frightening. ...

WATCH: Ricky Rubio Makes Unreal Circus Shot

Posted 02.26.2014 | Sports

With his back to the basket, Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio managed to draw a foul and somehow make a no-look, one-handed shot against the Suns ...

What The NBA Can Teach Us About Eliminating Racial Bias

The Washington Post | Posted 02.25.2014 | Black Voices

In 2007 a study by Joseph Price and Justin Wolfers drew widespread attention to implicit racial bias in NBA referee calls – namely, that white refer...

Why Didn't LeBron Watch The NBA Slam Dunk Contest?

Posted 02.18.2014 | Sports

By Chris Yuscavage, Complex Sports Forget actually participating in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. On Saturday night, LeBron James didn't even watch it...

Kobe's All-Star Replacement Chosen

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 02.07.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — New Orleans forward Anthony Davis was chosen Friday to replace the injured Kobe Bryant in the NBA All-Star game that will be played ...

Kevin Durant Tweets Who He Wants In Dunk Contest

Posted 01.27.2014 | Sports

Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star Kevin Durant was asked on Twitter who he would like to see participate in the NBA's Slam Dunk Contest. Somehow, despite...

USA Basketball Announces 28-Player Pool

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 01.24.2014 | Sports

With LeBron James sticking around and some of the NBA's best players joining him, the U.S. basketball team could be better than ever. "The roster its...

Kobe's Return Date Still Unknown

AP | By JAY COHEN | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

CHICAGO (AP) — Kobe Bryant is riding a bike. That's about all he can do right now, so he's trying not to think about when he might be able to play a...

Report: NBA Three-Team Deal Completed

AP | ANTONIO GONZALEZ | Posted 03.17.2014 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have been searching for a suitable backup to point guard Stephen Curry since veteran Jarrett Jack s...

Honoring Nelson Mandela: Retiring No. 27

Jill Weinberg | Posted 03.02.2014 | Sports
Jill Weinberg

If the criteria for retiring a jersey include an introspective imperfection, selfless sacrifice for the betterment of the team and contributions to elevating the organization then Mandela certainly embodied these traits on a very global scale.

Heat Amnesty Miller

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 07.16.2013 | Sports

MIAMI -- Mike Miller was a luxury that the Miami Heat decided they could no longer afford. Miller was designated Tuesday as the team's amnesty player...

Jason Kidd Pleads Guilty

AP | By FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 09.15.2013 | Sports

HAMPTON BAYS, N.Y. (AP) — Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge and was placed on interim pr...

Billy Hunter Sues Derek Fisher, NBPA

AP | By BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 07.16.2013 | Sports

Ousted NBA players' association executive director Billy Hunter alleges in a lawsuit that president Derek Fisher had a secret deal with owners during ...

NBA Player Has Serious Candy Habit

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.01.2013 | Sports

Michael Beasley doesn't sugarcoat his candy habit. The Phoenix Suns player told the Arizona Republic that he eats "six or seven packs" of Skittles a d...

Lawyer Sues NBA Team For Resting Stars (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.16.2013 | Sports

He paid to see stars, not subs. Miami lawyer Larry McGuinness is suing the San Antonio Spurs for withholding top players in a Nov. 29 game against ...

Nuggets Win Five Straight!

AP | DENNIS GEORGATOS | Posted 01.14.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- Danilo Gallinari scored 21 points, Ty Lawson had 20, and the Denver Nuggets rallied to beat the Golden State Warriors 116-105 on Sunday nigh...

Jaweed Kaleem

NBA Approaches Anniversary Of Unusual Prayer Tradition

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 01.12.2013 | Religion

Before each of the many NBA games played over the course of the season, one unique pre-game ritual that's little-known among fans is shared: a joint c...

D'Antoni's Defense Is Destroying Lakers Playoff Hopes

Tyler R. Tynes | Posted 02.11.2013 | Sports
Tyler R. Tynes

With playoff hopes fading for the Lakers, the team needs to get their act together, and fast. The City of Angels might just be a correct nickname for the club offensively (7th in NBA in scoring) but it's looked rather ghoulish on the other side of the ball.

Rajon Rondo Taught What?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.06.2012 | Sports

A picture Rajon Rondo tweeted of himself teaching algebra at Burke High School in Dorchester, Mass., this morning was more than a photo op. The Celtic...

NBA Allegedly Forced Women With Young Children Out Of Jobs

AP | Posted 10.24.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- A New Jersey woman who worked for the NBA as a senior account executive filed a $3 million gender discrimination lawsuit against the leagu...

Yea Or Nay: Brooklyn Nets Dancer Uniforms

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.25.2012 | Black Voices

Jay-Z might be the face of the Brooklyn Nets, but it's going to be the team's cheerleaders that get the fans pumped up every home game. With that...

Pro Teams Step Up to the Plate on Climate; Fans Can, Too

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.07.2012 | Green
Elliott Negin

Besides launching initiatives to cut energy, water and paper use, some leagues and teams have now taken steps to educate fans about how they can reduce their environmental impact.