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  • Knicks part ways with Phil Jackson

    Knicks part ways with Phil Jackson

    The New York Knicks have finally banished Phil Jackson to the Bermuda Triangle. The legendary coach, who has had a rough go of it as New York’s lead executive, was in the midst of a 5-year, $60 million deal, but the two sides agreed to part ways. According to ESPN, members of the organization were...
  • Nicki Minaj and 2 Chainz perform at the 2017 NBA Awards

    Nicki Minaj and 2 Chainz perform at the 2017 NBA Awards

    Nicki Minaj and 2 Chainz of performed at the 2017 NBA Awards at Pier 36 in New York City, New York on Monday. Minaj and 2 Chainz performed the song "Realize", while Minaj also sang "No Frauds" and "Swish Swish." In the past, Minaj has won 10 BET awards and six American music awards. 2 Chainz...
  • Lakers 'determined' to make trade for Pacers forward Paul George

    Lakers 'determined' to make trade for Pacers forward Paul George

    The trade rumors involving Paul George of the Indiana Pacers continue to swirl. It appears inevitable the superstar forward will be traded at some point in the near future with the Los Angeles Lakers being his destination of choice, but not exactly the frontrunner to land his services right now...
  • Magic Johnson explains reasoning behind Lakers trading D'Angelo Russell

    Magic Johnson explains reasoning behind Lakers trading D'Angelo Russell

    Before the 2017 NBA Draft last week, the Los Angeles Lakers made a controversial move to trade D'Angelo Russell along with Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Brook Lopez and a draft pick which turned out to be Kyle Kuzma. Although it was a step in the right direction to clear cap...
  • Malcolm Brogdon gives hope to other NBA franchises

    Malcolm Brogdon gives hope to other NBA franchises

    “It’s only a second-round pick” is a phrase often uttered around NBA Draft time. In the basketball lexicon, these selections are often considered meaningless fodder for Summer League and D-League teams. Every once in a while, a prospect bucks the trend. Paul Millsap and Manu Ginobili are two of the...
  • Former Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell gets a fresh start with the rebuilding Brooklyn Nets.

    Brooklyn provides D’Angelo Russell with fresh start

    Even at 21 years of age, D’Angelo Russell seemingly wore out his welcome in Los Angeles. The heralded Lakers guard, drafted No. 2 in the 2015 NBA Draft, has shown flashes of brilliance despite serving as the posterchild of a dysfunctional LA franchise. Russell’s play on the floor has been...
  • NBA’s five best bargains on the free agent market

    NBA’s five best bargains on the free agent market

    The NBA offseason will provide plenty of excitement, as some 50 players could be making significant impacts in new locations. While many will re-sign, others will take their talents to a new destination. The market will draw considerable interest in players like Gordon Hayward, Chris Paul, Blake...
  • Drake and Will Ferrell perform sketch at NBA Awards

    Drake and Will Ferrell perform sketch at NBA Awards

    Drake and Will Ferrell came together to perform two comedy sketches at the 2017 NBA Awards. The entertainers acted as angry coaches who taught National Basketball Association players about the importance of headshakes.  Ferrell's name in the skit was Coach Murphy and Drake's name in the skit was...
  • Markelle Fultz 

    Markelle Fultz makes University of Washington Huskies basketball history

    Markelle Fultz of Upper Marlboro, Maryland made University of Washington Huskies basketball history on Thursday. Fultz became the first Huskies player ever to be selected first overall in the National Basketball Association draft. He was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers.  A point guard, Fultz...
  • Los Angeles Lakers select Lonzo Ball with No. 2 pick in NBA Draft

    Los Angeles Lakers select Lonzo Ball with No. 2 pick in NBA Draft

    The 2017 NBA Draft is finally here with the Los Angeles Lakers making a decision on who they'll take with the second overall pick. After seemingly endless speculation, the Lakers brass settled where everyone thought they would by selecting Lonzo Ball out of UCLA. Once Markelle Fultz was off the...
  • Knicks’ Phil Jackson playing with fire

    Knicks’ Phil Jackson playing with fire

    Phil Jackson has had a rough go of it with the New York Knicks. He stepped into an undesirable situation and somehow managed to compound the problems even further. Then enter Kristaps Porzingis. Jackson’s saving grace as a talent executive with the franchise was his decision to select Porzingis, a...
  • 9 other NBA champions from the past the 2017 Warriors can now join as the 'best ever'

    9 other NBA champions from the past the 2017 Warriors can now join as the 'best ever'

    First, let's be clear that all talk about "the best ever" is purely theoretical and even then, futile. Few "experts"—if any—have the ability to eliminate bias in any discussion of the sort, so once that is established, the more rational and reasonable conversations can begin about where the 201...
  • Lakers agree to trade D'Angelo Russell, Timofey Mozgov to Nets for Brook Lopez

    Lakers agree to trade D'Angelo Russell, Timofey Mozgov to Nets for Brook Lopez

    The Los Angeles Lakers have been as aggressive a team as any in the league in terms of trying to drastically improve their roster ahead of the 2017 NBA Draft. The team is currently in pursuit of superstar Paul George of the Indiana Pacers and recently agreed to a deal which may have helped put a...
  • Nets, Lakers engage in pre-draft trade

    Nets, Lakers engage in pre-draft trade

    Brook Lopez spent the better part of his career with the Nets franchise on the trading block, and June 20, 2017 marked the day in which he was finally dealt. Leading up to the NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers shipped D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to Brooklyn for Lopez and the No. 27 pick. The...
  • Paul George plans to leave Pacers, eyes Lakers

    Paul George plans to leave Pacers, eyes Lakers

    Larry Bird’s reasoning for leaving the Indiana Pacers might have become a little clearer. As it turns out, he was just getting a head start on Paul George.  According to The Vertical, George has informed the Pacers that he will leave the team following the 2017-18 season; he prefers to play for the...
  • Lakers forward Brandon Ingram remains untouchable in trade talks

    Lakers forward Brandon Ingram remains untouchable in trade talks

    The Los Angeles Lakers think very highly of forward Brandon Ingram. The former Duke star made quite an impression on the Lakers brass after a better-than-expected finish to his rookie season. Ingram impressed the new Lakers regime so much so that he has become the only player on the team that is...
  • NBA Draft shakeup could make for viewing bonanza

    NBA Draft shakeup could make for viewing bonanza

    No draft has ever unfolded based upon what would make for the best viewing. Imagine if it did, though? The NBA Draft could play out in a number of ways, but the most likely scenario still has Markelle Fultz going No. 1 to the Boston Celtics and Lonzo Ball heading to the Los Angeles Lakers with the...
  • Lonzo Ball still a safe bet to land with Lakers

    Lonzo Ball still a safe bet to land with Lakers

    Despite a multitude of reports to the contrary, the Los Angeles Lakers are still likely to take UCLA phenom Lonzo Ball. One game against De’Aaron Fox and a tepid workout in Los Angeles are unlikely to sway Lakers brass from this foregone conclusion.  Magic Johnson still plays the biggest role in...
  • Markelle Fultz thinks he'd 'fit well' playing with Lakers' D'Angelo Russell

    Markelle Fultz thinks he'd 'fit well' playing with Lakers' D'Angelo Russell

    On Thursday, the Los Angeles Lakers worked out arguably the top prospect in the 2017 NBA Draft, Markelle Fultz. The former Washington Huskies star was the fourth player to have an individual workout with the team at the practice facility in El Segundo following Lonzo Ball, De'Aaron Fox, and Josh...
  • Josh Jackson says playing alongside Lakers' Brandon Ingram 'would be really special'

    Josh Jackson says playing alongside Lakers' Brandon Ingram 'would be really special'

    All expectations are that the Los Angeles Lakers will select a point guard in the 2017 NBA Draft. The franchise has the No. 2 pick in the draft for the third straight year giving the team a lot of great options once the Boston Celtics have made their selection at No. 1. The consensus seems to be...
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