Suns Owner Robert Sarver Calls Out Spurs For Phoning In Preseason Game

The Spurs' starting five for last night's game against the Suns was a bit underwhelming: Matt Bonner, Aron Baynes, Tony Parker, Danny Green, and Kyle Anderson. Tim Duncan, Tiago Splitter, Manu Ginobili, Kawhi Leonard, and Patty Mills all sat out. Gregg Popovich didn't even show up to coach. (Hey, it's preseason… » 10/17/14 3:51pm Friday 3:51pm

LeBron Denies Forgetting Which Team He Plays For Now

When you've worn the same thing 100 times a year for four years (athletes are like cartoon characters), you probably shove all the "who's on my team" decision-making to the reflexive part of your brain. So is it really so inconceivable that for one second, in the heat of the action, LeBron James thought he was still… » 10/16/14 11:31am Thursday 11:31am

Important NBA Voices Begin Agitating For A Shorter Season

The book on NBA Commissioner Adam Silver reads that he is an innovator, more open to radical change than expected from somebody whose most salient job responsibility is protecting a multibillion dollar industry. And now that Silver has kicked Donald Sterling to the curb and signed a new media rights deal, he's… » 10/16/14 1:28am Thursday 1:28am

The NBA's New TV Deal Includes Plans For Ads On Jerseys

Advertisements on NBA uniforms are inevitable—the association logo is heading to the back of the uniform to make room, and the only reason a 2.5" x 2.5" ad patch wasn't on the front shoulder last year was because they couldn't agree on how to split up the money. But in case you were still clinging to the hope of… » 10/13/14 2:40pm 10/13/14 2:40pm

Report: Bradley Beal To Miss "Significant" Time With Wrist Injury

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal will miss "significant" time after suffering a wrist injury in a preseason game against the Charlotte Hornets Friday, according to CSN Washington's J. Michael. Nobody would give Michael a specific timetable because Beal and the team are still consulting with doctors, but he's also… » 10/11/14 5:19pm 10/11/14 5:19pm

Kyrie Irving And Kevin Love Had A Real Good Time At The Club In Brazil

The Cleveland Cavaliers are chilling in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil right now before they play an exhibition game Saturday against the Miami Heat. Last night, according to our tipster, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, and others—whom we can't identify since they're not famous NBA players, and wouldn't want to for the same… » 10/10/14 5:33pm 10/10/14 5:33pm

Chart: Where Pro Athletes Are Born In America

Ben Blatt put together this chart for Slate that shows where current pro athletes were born in America. NHL players tend to come from the Northeast and NFL players are concentrated in the South; New York produces a higher proportion of NBA than NFL players, and California is a hotbed for baseball talent. » 10/10/14 3:26pm 10/10/14 3:26pm

The Cavaliers And Heat Can't Make That Three-Point Goggle Sign In Brazil

You know that cool thing LeBron sometimes does after he hits a three-pointer when he connects his thumb and index finger so it's like a little circle, then holds it over his eye with the other three fingers up so it resembles a monocle to show, Hey, I made that three? When he and the Cavaliers play the Miami Heat in a… » 10/09/14 1:25pm 10/09/14 1:25pm