Debating the NBA’s most overrated and underrated teams

What are the most surprising win totals and standings in the NBA summer forecast? – NBA

The NBA’s supermax contract is working … just not like fans expected

After the All-NBA teams were announced Thursday, more players became eligible to sign supermax contract extensions. But as we’ve learned over the past two years, it’s not an automatic, for players or teams. – TOP

How the NBA’s Eastern Conference will — and won’t — be won

The Bucks, Raptors, Celtics and 76ers can each make a case for becoming the first team not led by LeBron James to represent the East in the Finals since 2010. – TOP

Everything you need to know for the NBA’s second half

The wild, wild West, D-Wade’s last dance, Boogie’s return, Harden’s hot hand and a quest for Zion. All that plus, oh, can we interest you in LeBron passing MJ? – NBA

The game-day caffeine routine that powers the NBA’s most frequent flyers

The Trail Blazers’ coffee culture reflects more than their java-loving hometown. It also helps them stay sharp for their grueling schedule. – NBA

The ‘4-point line’ is just the beginning of the NBA’s latest trend

In an effort to maximize the unique skills of players like Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid and Trae Young, teams have begun reimagining the court itself. – TOP

Power Rankings: Denver is climbing, but the NBA’s hottest team is in the East

Fresh off a win over the Raptors, the first-place Nuggets are making a statement out west. – NBA

Shaq: ‘Greek Freak’ is NBA’s new ‘Superman’

Shaquille O’Neal said he’s ready to relinquish one of his favorite nicknames — “Superman” — and give it up “with honor and pleasure” to the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo. – NBA

Why the Eurostep is the NBA’s most controversial move — and its most unstoppable

From James Harden to Giannis Antetokounmpo, this is the inside story of how the Eurostep became the most devastating move in basketball. – NBA

Lowe’s League Pass Rankings: NBA’s most watchable teams

Zach Lowe breaks out his comprehensive guide to the most watchable (and least watchable) NBA teams, ranked from 30 to 16. – NBA

Lowe: Welcome to the NBA’s hall of absolute absurdities

The NBA is the most absurd major U.S. sports league. Let’s celebrate it. – NBA

Sources: DeRozan to skip NBA’s Africa game

New Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan will not participate in the NBA’s game in Africa as he adjusts to being traded. – NBA

Where do Warriors rank among NBA’s 50 best teams?

1996 Bulls, 2001 Lakers, 1986 Celtics. Kevin Pelton ranks the greatest NBA teams of all time. Where did this year’s Warriors land? – NBA

Steph Curry, Steve Nash and the NBA’s fun factor

Warriors vs. Rockets is a celebration of the NBA’s new normal: A frenzied, rapid-fire style of basketball. – TOP

The unfair reason Anthony Davis can’t be the NBA’s best yet

The Pelicans forward is one of the best players in the world. But will the respect that comes with that distinction ever be fulfilled until he makes a statement in the playoffs? – TOP

What the NBA’s style icon rocked for an entire season

Russ does what he wants — on and off the court. We tracked every outfit he wore this season. But even if you think you can pull off his look, it’ll cost you. – NBA

Fall looks from some of the NBA’s best fashion stars

The quarter mark of the season means six weeks of NBA fall fashion statements. Check out what some of the best-dressed players across the league have been wearing. – NBA

NBA’s Chris Paul Teaming Up With Hook & Albert

NBA players love their dopp kits and Chris Paul is no exception.
So the nine-time All-Star and newest member of the Houston Rockets teamed with men’s accessories brand Hook & Albert to create a capsule collection for fall. It will consist of a backpack, a weekender bag and, yes, a dopp kit.
“It was during my rookie years that the NBA established the dress code,” he said. “And that really allowed guys the opportunity to express themselves. Today, every time you see guys walking in and out of the arena, they’re carrying a dopp kit, weekender or backpack — every single game. When I was a rookie, all I wanted was a Louis Vuitton dopp kit, but then I realized it’s more about something functional.”
So after meeting Hook & Albert founders Adam Schoenberg and Cory Rosenberg, they teamed up to create the capsule.
Paul said since his career requires him to travel extensively, “packing is crazy important and on the road, organization is necessary, but also I like that my accessories reflect my personal style. Even in sweats, a great leather bag, like a watch, gives your look that added touch of luxury.”
Paul said he’s “definitely into fashion,” but likes to “wear clothes

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NBA’s big paydays dwarf Andrew Luck’s $140 million deal last year

NBA’s big paydays dwarf Andrew Luck’s $ 140 million deal last year – NFL

NBA’s most difficult free agent contracts in 2017 (Yahoo Sports)

The Vertical’s Chris Mannix and Bobby Marks discus which player’s upcoming free agency contracts will be hardest to gauge.

Yahoo Sports – Top News


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How Celtics-Wizards became the NBA’s most unexpected rivalry

How Celtics-Wizards became the NBA’s most unexpected rivalry – NBA

NBA’s Plumlee Brothers Discuss ‘Movember’ and the Art of Facial Hair

Brothers Mason and Miles Plumlee have a lot in common. They are both centers in the NBA. Miles is with the Milwaukee Bucks and Mason plays for the Portland Trail Blazers. They both hover around seven feet. Both attended Duke University. Their names (as well as those of their other siblings) begin with the letter “M.” And both are participating in the Movember Foundation’s movement to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues this month.
The Movember movement encourages men to pledge to spend the month of November not shaving (growing a mustache to show support and raise funds for the cause), exercise for 30 minutes each day or support someone who is doing both.
But what they don’t have in common, however, is an equal ability to actually grow full-fledged facial hair.
As they wind down Movember, WWD checked in with them to see how laying off the razor worked out. As it turns out, this is one area where Miles definitely has the jump on Mason.
What motivated you each to participate in Movember this November?
Mason: I’ve always been a fan of the cause, and I feel it’s something we can bring attention to and support. I also enjoy seeing people

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Meet the Barber Who Works With Some of the NBA’s Biggest Stars

How L.A.-based clipper-man JayR Mallari went from working in his garage to trimming the hair of MVPs.

Style – Esquire


Kobe passes MJ for 3rd on NBA’s scoring list

Kobe Bryant surpassed Michael Jordan on the NBA’s all-time scoring list Sunday and moved into third place behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone. – NBA