The first night of the NBA season will be remembered for more than just a basketball game. During the season-opener against arguably the two top teams in the Eastern Conference between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics Tuesday night, Gordon Hayward stole the show for all the wrong reasons...
As the NBA season tips off tonight, here's a look back at the league's most impressive offseasons, with a team-by-team breakdown. Oklahoma City Thunder The Thunder may have won the NBA’s offseason, making big moves in attempt to dethrone the Warriors in an ultra-competitive Western Conference. It started with the acquisition of...
Dirk Nowitzki is a 13-time NBA All-Star, he's the 2007 NBA MVP, and earned the NBA Finals MVP award after leading the Dallas Mavericks to the NBA Championship in 2011. Now the legend is in the news thanks to a Mavericks fan who sent Nowitzki an awesome card with a...
Kyrie Irving got his wish. After requesting a trade during a July meeting with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, the 25-year-old will now call Boston home. Irving was traded to the Boston Celtics on Tuesday in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 first-round pick. Arguably, the...
Well, that was one hell of an Independence Day. The day that was supposed to be celebrated for the independence and freedom America gained from Great Britain, was instead, at least in Utah, a day where a player used his independence and freedom of NBA free agency to pack...
The Utah Jazz did everything they possibly could and it still wasn't enough. That's become the life of small/mid-market NBA teams nowadays as half the league has become a glorified farm system as star players bolt to big-market teams. A year after Kevin Durant left The Oklahoma City Thunder high and...
Gordon Hayward met with the Miami Heat on Saturday, visited Boston on Sunday and just recently completed close to a four-hour meeting with the Jazz organization on Monday in his home in San Diego. The All-Star player has been the most coveted free agent this summer and has had fans...
Utah's Joe Ingles recently signed a four-year $52 million deal to stay with the Jazz on Saturday, but what he did just days before the NBA's free agent signing period was truly a sight to behold. During the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the Los Angles Clippers this year,...
Gordon Hayward has a big decision ahead of himself after he declined his $16.7 million player option on Thursday to become an unrestricted free agent. After making his first All-Star appearance this year, the 6-foot-8 swingman made a smart move for himself by declining his option in order to get a...
It was a wild day in the NBA. All-Star point guard Chris Paul was traded to the Houston Rockets and legendary head coach Phil Jackson was fired as the president of the New York Knicks. Certainly, Portland's move — trading Tim Quarterman to the Rockets for cash considerations — is something nobody would...
He did it! Russell "Triple-Double" Westbrook was named the 2016-17 Most Valuable Player Monday Night at the NBA's inaugural awards show. The 6-foot-3 point guard had truly one of the most remarkable seasons in NBA history as he led Oklahoma City to the playoffs, broke Oscar Robertson's record for most triple-doubles in...
Hosted by Drake and with appearances by Will Ferrell, 2 Chainz, and Nicki Minaj, the inaugural NBA Awards Show had plenty of unforgettable moments. But nothing will top what Bill Russell did (see below). The first-ever NBA Awards were announced Monday Night at the at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York...
The NBA Draft always brings plenty of surprises and this year was no different. For the first time in NBA history, the first seven picks were freshmen with a record 16 one-and-done players taken overall in the first round. The Philadelphia 76ers took Washington guard Markelle Fultz with the No. 1...
It's time to retire those "Warriors blew a 3-1 lead" memes. The Golden State Warriors are back on top after winning its second NBA title in three years Monday night at Oracle Arena. The Warriors took down the Cleveland Cavaliers, 129-120, to take the series 4-1. Here's how social media reacted to...
After blowing a 3-1 series lead at home last year, Golden State made sure they finished business this time as the Warriors took down the Cleveland Cavaliers, 129-120, Monday night to win its second NBA title in three years. The victory was sweet for Kevin Durant. After years of heartbreak, the...
The Golden State Warriors won Game 2 of the NBA Finals with another blowout victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers to take a 2-0 series lead. The Warriors also set another record in the process as the franchise won its 14th consecutive playoff game to pass the 1988-89 Lakers and the 2016-17...
After Golden State's 132-133 blowout victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals Sunday night — and setting a record for most consecutive playoff wins in the process — there was a very awkward moment on TV as cameras followed LeBron James to the locker...
Thursday's game between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers was nothing short of a letdown. With so much hype leading up to the third consecutive NBA Finals rematch between both teams, fans were instead treated to a blowout victory as the Warriors routed the Cavs, 113-91, to take a...
So much for all the hype. The Cleveland Cavaliers were no match for the Golden State Warriors as the Cavs looked to defend their crown after becoming the first team in NBA history to overcome 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals last year. The hot-shooting Warriors broke the game open in...
The trilogy has been set. The Cleveland Cavaliers look to defend their NBA title on Thursday with a third straight matchup against the Golden State Warriors. LeBron James is also making history with his seventh consecutive NBA Finals appearance. But while the action on the hardwood will wait until Thursday, fans...
History was made Thursday night in "The Garden." LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan as the NBA's all-time playoff leading scorer as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics 135-102 to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title and another trip to the NBA Finals. The 4-1 series-clinching...
Jazz fans sure love Gordon Hayward. The 6-foot-8, 225-pounder — who made his first All-Star appearance this year — could exercise an option in his contract to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Rumors around the league keep swirling that he could leave the Jazz for the Boston Celtics...
Despite playing just four games in the short playoff series, the Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors sure provided some memorable moments. Before the series even began, jabs started flying as Golden State players said they were pulling for the Clippers to win the series against the Jazz because of...
Sick of NBA super teams yet? We'll join the club. The NBA Playoffs used to be exciting with superstars spread out across the league which provided for some wild and must-see playoff action. Remember when Reggie Miller scored eight points in nine seconds to lead the Indiana Pacers to a stunning...
Golden State's Draymond Green loves being the center of attention and that's one of the reasons why away games are always a must-see. That was no different in Game 3 as the Warriors went on the road to take on the Utah Jazz in the Western Conference semifinals. After picking up...
It wasn't a great week for Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard. The eight-time All-Star was pulled over for speeding on the same day the Hawks were eliminated from the playoffs in a series-ending Game 6 loss to the Washington Wizards. Howard was clocked going 95 mph in a 65 mph zone, prompting...
The Utah Jazz may have lost Game 1 Tuesday night on the hardwood, but at least they won the internet! Early Monday morning reports came out that Golden State players wanted the Los Angeles Clippers to advance to the Western Conference Semifinals over the Jazz because of the lack of "nightlife"...
He was simply unstoppable. Isaiah Thomas put on a show Tuesday night as the two-time NBA All-Star scored 53 points in the Celtics’ 129-119 Game 2 overtime win over the Washington Wizards. Boston now has a 2-0 lead in the second round of the best-of-seven-series. Thomas' 53 points were also the...
TakeNote! That's the Jazz's motto this season and they've more than lived up to the name. The Utah franchise transformed itself from a young and inexperienced squad to one of the top teams in the NBA this year. And after a wild and crazy series — that included a Game 7 road...
What a series it was between the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Clippers. While both teams finished with identical 51-31 regular-season records, the Clippers took three of four games against the Jazz. However, the Utah franchise turned it up a notch to pull out a 4-3 series win in Game...
Gordon Hayward scored a game-high 26 points and the Utah Jazz took down the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday with a dominating 104-91 victory. The win clinched the series for the Jazz who won their first playoff series since 2010. The basketball Gods seemed to be smiling down on the...
Gordon Hayward — who made his first All-Star appearance this year — will become a free agent this summer with rumors that he could leave the Utah Jazz for the Boston Celtics or the Miami Heat. Of course, a lot will come down to what the Jazz are willing to offer...
What goes around, comes around. Literally. After blowing a 26-point lead earlier this month in the regular season to the Atlanta Hawks, the Cleveland Cavaliers redeemed themselves as they erased a 26-point deficit to beat the Indiana Pacers, 119-114, to take a 3-0 series lead in the best of seven series. The...
The Utah Jazz were back in the NBA Playoffs for the first time in five years and made it count as they went on the road and defeated the Los Angeles Clippers, 97-95, thanks to a game-winning shot by Joe Johnson as time expired. After Chris Paul got the tying...
The NBA Playoffs are here with sixteen teams advancing to the postseason for a shot at winning an NBA title. Unfortunately, because of the old and outdated system the league uses — with eight teams coming from both the Western and Eastern Conferences — not always will the TRUE top...
Give that man the MVP already. Russell "triple-double" Westbrook made NBA history Sunday night with a performance he'll remember for the rest of his life. Westbrook not only helped erase a 10-point deficit to knock the Denver Nuggets out of playoff contention, but the All-Star point guard also recorded his 42nd...
A visit to Grandma and Grandpa's house usually means two things: bad jokes and Jeopardy! But let's all just admit it. There's no better feeling than getting a question right, especially Final Jeopardy!. On Wednesday, sports fans were rejoicing over a clue that was actually easy... for once. The clue: The...
It was a shot that Jazz fans will never forget. It was Game 6 of the 1997 Western Conference Finals with the Jazz holding a 3-2 series lead over the Houston Rockets with superstars Hakeem Olajuwon and Charles Barkley. And with just 2.8 seconds left in the game, and the score tied...
Rudy Gobert has been nicknamed The Stifle Tower, The French Rejection, and The Gobert Report, but after Sunday's incredible game-winning basket to give the Utah Jazz a 110-109 victory in overtime, maybe we should be calling him "Big Time" with all the last-second plays he's made this year. Gobert's final...
Jimmer Fredette just seems to win MVP honors wherever he goes. During his senior season at BYU, Fredette captivated the nation as he went on to win both the Naismith and Associated Press Player of the Year awards. The sharpshooter led BYU to the Sweet 16 his senior season and...
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