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Of Course The Lakers Signed Michael Beasley Of Course The Lakers Signed Michael Beasley

In a move that is both delightfully absurd and absolutely no surprise, the Los Angeles Lakers signed free-agent forward Michael Beasley today. It’s delightfully absurd because everything about Beasley—his mystic wisdom master personality, his microwave offense and avant-garde approach to defense—is kind of absurd, and…

What Should We Call The Lakers' Answer To The Warriors' Death Lineup? What Should We Call The Lakers' Answer To The Warriors' Death Lineup?

The Lakers are going to be much, much better and more fun than they were last season, but they’re not going to beat the Warriors. This hasn’t stopped team representatives from getting a little chesty, first by suggesting that their new-look roster of weirdos surrounding LeBron is actually an uncanny replica of…

Report: Carmelo Anthony Will Go To The Hawks, Then Be Set Free Report: Carmelo Anthony Will Go To The Hawks, Then Be Set Free

With the combined efforts of NBA reporters Adrian Wojnarowski, Shams Charania, and Royce Young, a picture of this three-team deal between the Thunder, Hawks, and Sixers has emerged. Carmelo Anthony is headed out of Oklahoma City to Atlanta, where he will be waived and paid $27.9 million. Nice work if you can get it.…

Here's The Police Body-Cam Footage After The Pickup Basketball 911 Call Here's The Police Body-Cam Footage After The Pickup Basketball 911 Call

By now you might be familiar with the story of a Virginia man who sought out law enforcement after he was hit with what eyewitnesses have described as a “hard screen” or “hard pick” in a game of pickup basketball Monday evening at an LA Fitness. After a gym employee called 911 to report that a member had been…

Kobe Bryant Still Wants To Help Your Kids Be More Like Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant Still Wants To Help Your Kids Be More Like Kobe Bryant

During the question-and-answer session that followed the screening of Kobe Bryant’s short film Dear Basketball at the Tribeca Film Festival last spring, Bryant said a lot of things that would have been very hard to credit from anyone less driven or deeply weird than Kobe Bryant. He used a lot of the odd and…

Here's The 911 Call Made After A Man Set A "Hard Screen" In Pickup Basketball Here's The 911 Call Made After A Man Set A "Hard Screen" In Pickup Basketball

A Virginia man sought out law enforcement after someone in his pickup basketball game performed what witnesses have described as a “hard screen” or “hard pick” at the LA Fitness in Sterling, Va. on Monday. Deadspin has acquired a 911 call made by the gym’s front desk clerk at 6:40 p.m. on Monday evening. The…

Reports: Kawhi Leonard Is Going To The Raptors And He Hates It Reports: Kawhi Leonard Is Going To The Raptors And He Hates It

The good news, for Raptors fans: Kawhi Leonard is reportedly heading to Toronto in a trade. The potential bad news for Raptors fans, but good news for Lakers fans and fans of NBA drama:

Liz Cambage Goes Off For WNBA-Record 53 Points  Liz Cambage Goes Off For WNBA-Record 53 Points 

Dallas Wings center Liz Cambage made history this afternoon when she hung 53 points on the New York Liberty. Not only was that tally over half of her team’s 104 points, it’s the most in a single game in WNBA history. Cambage shot 17–of–22 from the field, 4–of–5 from three, and made 15 of her 16 free throws. She also…

My 84-Year-Old Neighbor Has The Only Good NBA Takes My 84-Year-Old Neighbor Has The Only Good NBA Takes

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Iris Clawson, who turns 85 this year, loves at least three things in life: puzzles, westerns, and the National Basketball Association. “Every night I turn on the TV to see if there are any games,” she says, and during the regular season she watches five or six a week.

Virginia Man Calls Cops After "Hard Screen" In Pickup Basketball [Update] Virginia Man Calls Cops After "Hard Screen" In Pickup Basketball [Update]

A man called the police during a pickup basketball game after getting knocked to the floor by a hard pick at the LA Fitness in Sterling, Va. yesterday.

Collin Sexton's Summer League Crunch Time Defense Is Maybe Too Intense Collin Sexton's Summer League Crunch Time Defense Is Maybe Too Intense

Josh Hart and Collin Sexton had what looks like a decent duel in the semifinals of the NBA Summer League tournament last night. Hart went off for 37 points and nine rebounds in the Lakers’ 2OT win (nothing is more conceptually absurd than Summer League overtime), while Sexton had 27 points for the Cavs. The Lakers may…

Nemanja Bjelica Suddenly Decides He Doesn't Want To Play For The Sixers Nemanja Bjelica Suddenly Decides He Doesn't Want To Play For The Sixers

It was reported a few weeks ago that the Philadelphia 76ers were scooping forward Nemanja Bjelica off the free-agent market for the mid-level exception. This looked like a nice bit of business for the Sixers, as Bjelica is the kind of stretchy power forward that every team likes to have around. In the days since the…

Jabari Parker Signs Two-Year Deal With The Bulls, Gets The Fresh Start He Deserves Jabari Parker Signs Two-Year Deal With The Bulls, Gets The Fresh Start He Deserves

Confident proclamations from Giannis Antetokounmpo about Jabari Parker’s future in Milwaukee turn out to have been premature: Saturday the Milwaukee Bucks rescinded the qualifying offer that gave them matching rights for any restricted free agency offer for Parker, paving the way for Parker to sign a reported…

Of Course Jimmy Butler Rejected Minnesota's Bargain-Shopping Extension Offer Of Course Jimmy Butler Rejected Minnesota's Bargain-Shopping Extension Offer

The story here is less that Jimmy Butler turned down a four-year, $100 million extension offer from the Minnesota Timberwolves than it is that the Minnesota Timberwolves thought there was any chance in hell that Jimmy Butler would agree to a four-year, $100 million contract extension, in the same summer in which Zach…

Video Shows Devin Booker And Tyler Ulis Scuffling With Some Dudes In An Elevator [Update] Video Shows Devin Booker And Tyler Ulis Scuffling With Some Dudes In An Elevator [Update]

TMZ Sports posted a video today showing former Suns guard and current free agent Tyler Ulis getting into a fight with three anonymous guys in a Tempe, Arizona elevator in May 2017, then later fending them off with the help of Devin Booker.

Coach In LaVar Ball's League Squares Up On His Own Player, Tells Him To "Stop Being A Bitch" Coach In LaVar Ball's League Squares Up On His Own Player, Tells Him To "Stop Being A Bitch"

High school and college basketball players will not only get paid if they play in LaVar Ball’s JBA league, but they’ll also get the kind of coaching experience you can’t even find in the NBA—specifically, getting shoved and cursed at and challenged to a fight.

The Nuggets Desperately Wanted To Avoid The Luxury Tax The Nuggets Desperately Wanted To Avoid The Luxury Tax

The Denver Nuggets pulled off a midnight trade this morning, sending the expiring contracts of Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur to the Nets in exchange for guard Isaiah Whitehead, who was promptly waived. That the Nuggets didn’t receive much of anything in return might not make sense at first, but it was actually a…

Isaiah Thomas Has Reached The "Sign For The Veteran's Minimum" Stage Of His Decline Isaiah Thomas Has Reached The "Sign For The Veteran's Minimum" Stage Of His Decline

Point guard Isaiah Thomas—formerly of the Lakers, Cavaliers, and Celtics all within the past 12 months—has found a new home in Denver. Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Thomas has signed with the Nuggets for the veteran’s minimum.

Summer League Is Only Good For Getting Unreasonably Excited About Duncan Robinson Summer League Is Only Good For Getting Unreasonably Excited About Duncan Robinson

Have you heard about the NBA’s biggest signing of the summer? Clearly I am referring to the new two-way contract that former Michigan Wolverine Duncan Robinson has signed with the Miami Heat.

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