LeBron Sent Cupcakes To His Neighbors After The Media Crush At His House

A user on the NBA subreddit posted the picture above claiming that his parents live on the same street as LeBron in Bath, OH. Apparently LeBron and his family sent a little note and some cupcakes to their neighbors to apologize and thank them for understanding the media circus that went down in their neighborhood in… » 7/22/14 11:53pm Yesterday 11:53pm

A Reminder: LeBron Is A Freak Genius With A Photographic Memory

ESPN's Brian Windhorst has a new profile on LeBron; it's good, and ostensibly about how LeBron uses his uncommonly good memory to enhance to his more obvious physical talent. It's full of relevant basketball examples and wide-eyed onlookers. It's also front-loaded with some stories that are actually more impressive. » 7/22/14 8:48pm Yesterday 8:48pm

CFO Of Sterling Trust Says Clippers Sale Necessary To Pay Off Loans

When Donald Sterling dissolved the Sterling Family Trust, the entity that ran the Clippers, he was trying to prevent the sale of the team to Steve Ballmer. It's pretty simple: if the trust did not exist, it couldn't sell anything to anyone. Only, it might not be that simple. According to testimony from Darren Schield,… » 7/22/14 1:01am Yesterday 1:01am

Boston Celtics Sign Evan Turner, Because Not Enough People Hated Them

After a season in which their bottomed-out squad of plucky nobodies occasionally showed admirable spunk under first-year coach Brad Stevens, the Boston Celtics evidently decided they'd had enough of this not-being-hated-by-literally-everyone crap, and went out and signed ball-pounding avatar of hopelessness Evan… » 7/21/14 6:35pm Monday 6:35pm

Police: Donte Greene Apologized After Getting Tased In The Butt

Former NBA player Donte Greene was very apologetic after Miami Beach police arrested him on charges of disorderly conduct and battery over the weekend on South Beach. Maybe it's because he says he was defending his little brother, Dmetrique, from St. Louis Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar. Or it could be because… » 7/21/14 5:23pm Monday 5:23pm

Matt Bonner Brings Larry O'Brien Trophy To New Hampshire For A Day

San Antonio Spurs bench player Matt Bonner is one of the few active athletes New Hampshire can boast about. (Sam Fuld's the other big name on that list, which should tell you something.) The Red Mamba grew up in Concord and played for the high school's basketball team, and look at him now, a two-time NBA champion! » 7/21/14 2:41pm Monday 2:41pm

Introducing The Three-Point Line Benefited Big Men Most

After the NBA introduced the three-point line in 1979, it would have been be intuitive to assume that guards, who shot a disproportionate amount of the new and more efficient three-point shots, benefitted most from it. But a new study from the Journal of Sports Economics claims that after the three-pointer was… » 7/21/14 1:41pm Monday 1:41pm

Report: NBA Wants To Re-Weight Draft Lottery Odds To Discourage Tanking

Everybody likes seeing shitty teams have the opportunity to get better, but nobody likes seeing those teams intentionally be shitty to land a top draft pick. The NBA is forever on the hunt for the happy medium, and according to Zach Lowe at Grantland, it has formally proposed a new system that would lessen the… » 7/16/14 4:48pm 7/16/14 4:48pm

NBA Teams With Titles May Get Some Gold On Their Uniforms

For my money, the best uniform tradition in sports is soccer's custom of putting stars on team crests in honor of past championships. (For a club, that generally means domestic titles; for a nation, World Cups.) It appears that a version of that badge of honor may be coming to NBA jerseys next season. » 7/15/14 4:39pm 7/15/14 4:39pm