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Canyon Barry is determined to carry on his family’s NBA lineage

Canyon Barry is determined to carry on his family’s NBA lineage

For any younger fans who may not be familiar with Rick Barry, he’s a basketball legend with an absolutely amazing hoops résumé. Over the course of his 14-year career in the NBA and ABA, the Hall of Famer averaged 24.8 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2 steals while shooting 45.6 percent from the field and 89.3 percent from the free-throw line (shooting underhanded, of course). He won championships in the NBA and ABA. Combining his accolades from both leagues, he was a 12-time All-Star and 9-time First-Team selection. He’s also the only player in history to lead the NCAA, NBA and...
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Cavaliers need more than LeBron to beat Warriors

USA TODAY Sports’ Jeff Zillgitt breaks down the complete team effort the Cavaliers will need in order to beat the Warriors.
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Trending stories: Phil Jackson's draft guru, Kevin Love, Brandon Ingram and more

Trending stories: Phil Jackson's draft guru, Kevin Love, Brandon Ingram and more

These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! Meet Phil Jackson’s Knicks draft guru — a respected ‘odd duck’ – via nypost.com May 28 12:03 AM Clarence Gaines Jr. walked into the Quest gymnasium in Chicago for the draft combine earlier this month wearing a brown/beige/orange-checkered African gown known as a dashiki. Gaines avoided all pe… Shares Ranking LeBron, KD, Curry and top playoff MVP candidates – via espn.com May 27 10:38 AM LeBron or Steph? Durant or Draymond? Kevin Pelton ranks the 10 most...
May 27, 2017
These are the players with the most NBA Finals losses

These are the players with the most NBA Finals losses

Kareem Abdul-JabbarLost: 1974, 1983, 1984 and 1989Won: 1971, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987 and 1988. Magic JohnsonLost: 1983, 1984, 1989 and 1991.Won: 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987 and 1988. LeBron JamesLost: 2007, 2011, 2014 and 2015. Won: 2012 and 2013. Danny AingeLost: 1985, 1987, 1990 and 1993.Won: 1984 and 1986. Wilt ChamberlainLost: 1964, 1969, 1970 and 1973.Won: 1967 and 1972. Mel CountsLost: 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1973.Won: 1965 and 1966. Keith EricksonLost: 1969, 1970, 1973 and 1976.Won:...
May 26, 2017
Kevin Durant: 'Am I the reason Brooklyn gave all their picks to Boston?'

Kevin Durant: 'Am I the reason Brooklyn gave all their picks to Boston?'

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant recently spoke about parity in the NBA, suggesting his leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder last season did not impact the entire NBA. Durant pointed out to USA TODAY’s Sam Amick poor management from other front offices across the league caused plenty of issues around the league this season. Like I’m the reason why (expletive) Orlando couldn’t make the playoffs for five, six years in a row? Am I the reason that Brooklyn gave all their picks to Boston? Like, am I the reason that they’re not that good (laughs). I can’t play for every team, so the...
May 26, 2017
Giannis Antetokounmpo's brother has 7-foot-2 wingspan at 15 years old

Giannis Antetokounmpo's brother has 7-foot-2 wingspan at 15 years old

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo led his team to the 2017 NBA playoffs. His younger brother, Alex, could eventually do the same. Alex, 15, attends a school that has won five straight titles in Wisconsin. But in return, however, he has sacrificed playing time. He comes off the bench for his school and doesn’t yet receive much action on the court. Here is a recent photo.   He already trains with his brothers, which means he has a strong understanding of an NBA workout. While walking with Alex at an airport, TMZ Sports asked Giannis who would be better. Giannis said Alex would...
May 26, 2017
What's next for the Boston Celtics?

What's next for the Boston Celtics?

In a nutshell, the Celtics’ 2016-17 season went about as well as any Boston fan could hope, even though the season ended rather quickly against an opponent no one in the East could hope to beat. Boston’s series against the Cavs had short bouts of competitiveness but ultimately the winner was at no point in doubt. And that’s completely fine, as the Celtics are in a position 23 or 24 other teams would love to be in going forward. After trading away Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce before the start of the 2013-14 season, and winning 25 games in that season, making the playoffs three years in...
May 26, 2017
Trending stories: The Finals, Enes Kanter's ordeal and more

Trending stories: The Finals, Enes Kanter's ordeal and more

These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! Weather and winning have delivered a fresh Warriors team to The Finals – via mercurynews.com May 25 09:55 PM OAKLAND — A decade ago, Mike Brown and his young Cleveland Cavaliers arrived at the 2007 NBA Finals — soon to get swept by the Spurs — in awe. It was a new experience for almost e… Shares Warriors assistant GM Travis Schlenk named Hawks general manager – via mercurynews.com May 25 12:30 PM Warriors assistant general manager Travis Schlenk was hired by the...
May 26, 2017
Former NBA star Brandon Roy switched to coach at his old high school

Former NBA star Brandon Roy switched to coach at his old high school

Brandon Roy was a three-time NBA All-Star for the Portland Trail Blazers. Last season, he was Naismith National High School Coach of the Year. Roy coached at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle. The team finished 29-0 during the regular season. They were the No. 1 overall school in the country, according to Max Preps. After one season, he will leave to coach at Garfield High School. Its official!! Brandon Roy is the new Garfield basketball head coach. #legacy — Garfield High Sports (@garfield_sports) May 25, 2017 Nathan Hale finished with a 3-18 record in 2016 before Roy took over the...
May 25, 2017
Lonzo Ball may work out for the 76ers, but won't meet with the Celtics

Lonzo Ball may work out for the 76ers, but won't meet with the Celtics

Ben Simmons only worked out with the Philadelphia 76ers in 2016. This year, Lonzo Ball is implementing a similar strategy with the Lakers. However, recent reports indicate Ball may now also considering working out with Philadelphia as well. ESPN Sources: Lonzo Ball considering granting Philadelphia 76ers, owners of No. 3 pick, a predraft workout. https://t.co/IfqSktLBbb — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) May 26, 2017 While most expect Ball selected at either No. 1 or No. 2 overall, it seems Ball is open to working out with Philadelphia. The 76ers pick No. 3 overall (via ESPN): A final...
May 25, 2017

Free agent look: Tony Allen

Grizzlies guard Tony Allen is one of the most accomplished perimeter defenders in the NBA… but he’s also 35.
May 25, 2017
1997 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

1997 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Everybody knew Tim Duncan was destined for greatness, but he was not alone in that in the 1997...
May 25, 2017
Magic Johnson compared LaVar Ball to Kim Kardashian's mom Kris Jenner

Magic Johnson compared LaVar Ball to Kim Kardashian's mom Kris Jenner

The Los Angeles Lakers hired Kim Kardashian’s trainer recently. Now, their potential pick at No. 2 overall is receiving comparisons to the reality star’s mom. Magic Johnson, President of Basketball Operations for the Lakers, spoke about the idea of selecting UCLA’s Lonzo Ball in the upcoming NBA Draft. RelatedLakers hire Kardashian trainer as Director of Strength and Endurance Johnson has said he looks forward to meeting Ball and working him out and interviewing him for the Lakers. He also spoke about LaVar Ball, Lonzo’s father, during the conversation as well. He said he...
May 25, 2017
Trending stories: Mock drafts, Derrick Rose and more

Trending stories: Mock drafts, Derrick Rose and more

These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! 2017 NBA Consensus Mock Draft – Ver 4.0 – via basketballinsiders.com May 24 12:25 PM Each week, four of Basketball Insiders’ experts take a look at the draft class and weigh in on what they are seeing and hearing in the march up to the 2017 NBA Draft. Shares What makes the best NBA images of all-time? – ESPN Video – via espn.com May 24 12:20 PM J.A. Adande on what is the ultimate test of a great NBA picture. Shares Lakers Announce Hiring of Gunnar...
May 24, 2017
How NBA players pick an agent

How NBA players pick an agent

Around this time each year, members of the incoming NBA draft class have a tough decision to make: Who will they hire to be their agent? While this may not seem like a big deal, there’s a huge difference between having a good agent with power and leverage versus a bad agent with limited contacts and pull around the league. Most people don’t know how a player goes about choosing their agent and what goes on in those pitch meetings. Fans may see a tweet or short article announcing which player an agent signed with, but that’s about it. HoopsHype wanted to take a deeper look at the...