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Spike Lee questions why New York Knicks owner James Dolan would allege Charles Oakley...

Knicks fan Spike Lee was in tears when he saw Charles Oakley handcuffed in a hallway behind the court at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.Latrell Sprewell, along with former Knicks Bernard King and Larry Johnson, sat next...

LeBron James downplays talk of Cleveland Cavaliers-Golden State Warriors rivalry

SAN FRANCISCO -- Despite facing off in the past two NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors and reprising the competition with a riveting 109-108 win on Christmas Day, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James doesn't classify the Western Conference...

Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry top NBA jersey sales in China

Two-time MVP Stephen Curry -- No. 1 in the latest release of NBA jersey sales -- had the second-best-selling jersey in China during the 2015-16 season, trailing Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant during his retirement tour.Another retired...

2017 NBA All-Star Weekend — C.J. McCollum of Portland Trail Blazers to be in...

Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum can't go on vacation, so he found a back-up plan: participating in the 3-point shootout at All-Star Weekend."I wanted to go on vacation," McCollum said Saturday. "If I'm not going to play...

Kevin Pelton’s weekly mailbag, featuring NBA buyouts

After the trade deadline, we're back to a regular edition of my weekly NBA mailbag.You can tweet your questions using the hashtag #peltonmailbag or email them to peltonmailbag@gmail.com.@kpelton q: who is the greatest ever veteran mid-season free agent...

Gregg Popovich gets NBA-record 1,128th win as San Antonio Spurs beat Denver Nuggets

SAN ANTONIO -- Manu Ginobili knew how important Gregg Popovich is to the San Antonio Spurs even before the coach set the NBA record for most wins with a single franchise.Popovich earned his 1,128th victory Saturday night, leading...

Knicks stuck between playoff push and playing for the future – Knicks Blog

The New York Knicks' roster could change drastically in the next 18 days. Under team president Phil Jackson, the front office has spoken to at least three teams about trading Carmelo Anthony. If that trade is executed (Anthony...

Marcus Smart taking charge, making hustle plays for Boston Celtics – Boston Celtics Blog

It wasn't the Christmas gift Marcus Smart asked for.Midway through the second quarter of Boston's holiday visit to play the New York Knicks, Smart looked up to find 7-foot-3 big man Kristaps Porzingis sprinting down the lane at...

Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder struggle in loss to Clippers – Oklahoma City Thunder...

LOS ANGELES -- Russell Westbrook summarized his assessment of the Oklahoma City Thunder's 120-98 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers in five words."Just wasn't ready to play," he said.When asked why, Westbrook wasn't exactly enlightening."I don't know," he...

Warriors coach Steve Kerr calls All-Star Game intensity level ‘a joke’ – Golden State...

NEW YORK -- The annual NBA All-Star Game has become a noncompetitive, 48-minute exhibition where defense isn't played. There is very little resistance on both ends of the floor, and Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr told ESPN...

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It was two years ago that a scathing article was written after the Toronto Maple Leafs traded Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins.The...

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