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NBA Playoffs
Predictions, matchups, breakdowns and schedules for the 2011 NBA Playoffs.

LeBron James vs. Carmelo Anthony: Who’s a Better Fit for the Los Angeles Lakers?
Would LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony be a better fit for the Los Angeles Lakers?

Anthony Davis
Before playing a single minute in the NBA, center Anthony Davis drew comparisons to Marcus Camby, Kevin Garnett and even Bill Russell.

NBA Lockout 101: Will NBA Players Sign Overseas in the Event of a Lockout?
In the event of an NBA lockout, some NBA players may be tempted to head overseas and pick up steady work -- and steady paychecks -- overseas. But for most NBA players, playing in Europe or China won't be a viable option.

Steve Nash Helps Light the Olympic Flame
All-star guard Steve Nash -- who grew up in British Columbia -- was one of the Canadian athletes selected to light the cauldron at the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

LeBron James
Miami Heat forward LeBron James is the most talented - and most controversial - player in basketball today.

Women in the NBA?
NBA Commissioner David Stern is on record as thinking there's "a good possibility" that women will play in the NBA. Do you agree?

Kevin Durant
In a few short weeks, Jeremy Lin has been waived, sent to the D-League, landed a starting job and become one of the biggest stories in the NBA.

Women in the NBA?
League commissioner David Stern says he thinks there's "a good possibility" that a woman will play in the NBA. Do you?

Jeremy Lin
Meet Jeremy Lin, Knicks point guard and overnight sensation.

Greg Oden
Even before his freshman season at Ohio State, Greg Oden was regarded as a can't-miss NBA prospect -- an old-school big man who would dominate the lane like a latter-day Bill Russell. Unfortunately, his NBA career to date has more medical reports than highlights. The latest setback: a broken patella that ended his 2009-10 season in early December.

Classic 80s NBA Posters
The Salon 94 Gallery in New York is presenting a series of classic sports lithographs from the collection of John and Tock Costacos, featuring some of the biggest NBA stars of the late 1980s including Patrick Ewing and Dominique Wilkins.

Western Conference Picks
Voting for the 2010 NBA All-Star teams began on November 10, 2009. Here are my picks for the Western Conference starters.

My ground rules: though the official NBA All-Star ballot allows you to pick two guards, two forwards and a center, I'm of the opinion that positions matter, even in an exhibition game. I'll be selecting a point guard and shooting guard, a small forward and a power forward f…

Eastern Conference Picks
Voting for the 2010 NBA All-Star teams began on November 10, 2009. Here are my picks for the Eastern Conference starters.

My ground rules: though the official NBA All-Star ballot allows you to pick two guards, two forwards and a center, I'm of the opinion that positions matter, even in an exhibition game. I'll be selecting a point guard and shooting guard, a small forward and a power forward f…

Is Allen Iverson a Hall-of-Famer?
He's one of the best players of his generation -- and one of the most controversial. Is Allen Iverson a Hall of Famer?

NBA Police Blotter
Our basketball heroes occasionally make headlines for off-court exploits they'd rather forget. Here's a look at some of the NBA stars who fought the law...

Allen Iverson
He's one of the greatest scorers of his generation -- and pound-for-pound, one of the toughest players in recent memory. But after a three-game stint with the Memphis Grizzlies, Allen Iverson's NBA career could be at an end.

Expiring Contracts with Hidden Value
The "expiring contract" is one of the most valuable commodities in the NBA. But some are more valuable than others. This year, the expiring deals of Yao Ming, Caron Butler and Eddy Curry could be particularly attractive on the trade market.

Brandon Jennings
Brandon Jennings was the first American high schooler to skip college and play professionally in Europe before entering the NBA draft. If Jennings' early success is any indication, he won't be the last.

NBA Awards 2010-11
With the 2010-11 season in the books, the races for the NBA's most prestigious postseason awards are starting to take shape. Who will take home the NBA MVP, Rookie of the Year, Sixth Man and Defensive Player hardware this season?

2011 Basketball Hall of Fame Nominees

Reggie Miller - in his first year of eligibility - tops the list of candidates for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's class of 2011. Here's a look at the names under consideration.

Should the NBA Retire Michael Jordan's No. 23?
Should the NBA retire Michael Jordan's jersey number league-wide? LeBron James thinks so.

LeBron Giving Up #23 to Honor Michael Jordan
LeBron James announced he'll give up his uniform number to honor Michael Jordan, and he wants other NBA players who wear MJ's 23 to do the same.

NBA Wives and Girlfriends
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Eva Longoria Parker, Adriana Lima and Tyra Banks

NBA Injury Updates
Quick updates on the NBA's most notable injuries -- what's wrong, how it happened, and when we cahttp://basketball.about.com/b/2009/10/08/iverson-torn-hamstring-out-three-weeks.htmn expect these guys back on the hardwood.

LeBron James
Photos of "The King" - LeBron James

Blake Griffin
Photos of Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin

Kobe Bryant Photos
Photos of Los Angeles Lakers guard and NBA MVP Kobe Bryant

"The LeBrons" - new online cartoon series from LeBron James
It would be easy to dismiss LeBron James' new YouTube cartoon series, "The LeBrons," as yet another example of LBJ's incredible love of self. And wrong. While the first episode does contain more self-promotion than really necessary, it is well-produced and contains a positive message.

Eastern Conference Seeds, Matchups and Previews
The Chicago Bulls finished with the NBA's best overall record and may have the East's easiest path to the 2011 NBA Finals - but don't count out LeBron James and the Heat or Paul Pierce and the Boston Celtics just yet.

Western Conference Seeds, Matchups and Previews
Can the Lakers repeat as champions and give Phil Jackson yet another ring in what may be his final season on the bench? Will this season be a last hurrah for the Tim Duncan/Manu Ginobili/Tony Parker core in San Antonio? Can a veteran Dallas squad win out? Or will one of the West's up-and-coming teams break through this season?

Pat Riley: Evil Genius
The Miami Heat's run to the NBA Finals validates Pat Riley's team-building strategy. But Riley's plans look even smarter when you factor in the new NBA CBA and the possibility of restrictions on player movement.

Too Fat for the NBA?
Laker forward/center Derrick Caracter's contract reportedly contains incentive clauses that effectively double his salary if he maintains a certain weight. Fair? Unfair? Necessary?

NBA Sexcapades: Affairs and other Off-Court Hijinks

The NBA: Where tawdry happens. Looking at some of the league's legendary off-court affairs -- from Tony Parker's "sexting" with a teammate's wife to the rumored affair between Delonte West and LeBron James' mother to Wilt Chamberlain's conquests.

Jabari Parker vs. Andrew Wiggins: Comparing Superstar Prospects
Comparing superstar prospects Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins.

2013 NBA Finals: Relive Classic Heat vs. Spurs Series
Relive games 1-7 of the classic 2013 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs.

Kevin Durant’s Problem: He Doesn’t Know Who He Is

Carmelo Anthony Trying too Hard to Look Good?

Derrick Rose and the Bulls Must Stay Patient During Struggles

Andrew Bynum: Better Business Man Than Basketball Player

2014 NBA Free Agents: An Early Look At Some Big Names Potentially on the Market

Amar’e Stoudemire: From Young Superstar to Overrated Veteran
Amar’e Stoudemire went from young usperstar to overrated veteran

Kobe Bryant to Remain the Face of the Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers have decided to keep Kobe Bryant as the face of their franchise for at least two more season.

Derrick Rose May Never Be the Same
Derrick Rose may never be the same great basketball player after latest knee injury.

Stephen Curry
An In-Depth Profile of Stephen Curry.

Miami Heat Super Team Set to Cash Out
The Miami Heat Super Team with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are likely to break up at the end of the 2013-14 season.

Can Rajon Rondo Lead Brad Stevens’ Celtics to the Playoffs?
Forget about trading Rajon Rondo; he may be exactly what Brad Stevens needs to contend for a championship.

Dwyane Wade Has Found His Happy Place
Newly engaged Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade has seemingly found his happy place on the court and off the court with fiancé Gabrielle Union.

Mark Cuban Isn’t a Fan of Sleeves
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was very vocal about his thoughts on the NBA's short-sleeved Christmas Day jerseys.

LeBron James Chasing Higher Calling
LeBron James wants to be known for more than just a basketball player. The Miami Heat star is already thinking about life after his athletic career.

James Harden
Detailed Profile of James Harden

Best Wishes to Dennis Rodman
Dennis Rodman finds himself in rehab following an embarrassing relationship with North Korea leader Kim Jon-un.

Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett Will Always Love the Boston Celtics
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett Will Always Love the Boston Celtics regardless of what team they're playing for.

LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant: Who Should Be Jealous?
LeBron James is jealous of Kevin Durant, but shouldn't it be the other way around?

Russell Westbrook
An In-Depth Profile of Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook.

If Shawn Marion Ran the NBA, Things Would Be Very Different
Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion has some advice for NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.

Carmelo Anthony Has a Ton of Options
Carmelo Anthony will have a lot of options once he hits free agency.

Did Jason Collins End His Career When He Came Out As Gay?
Did Jason Collins ruin his professional basketball career in the NBA when he came out as gay?

Kevin Durant Nicknames: The Servant, Slim Reaper or Durantula?
Kevin Durant is in need of a permanent nickname. Durantula, Slim Reaper and The Servant are all possibilities.

Kevin Love Shunning Los Angeles for Minnesota?
Kevin Love believes the Minnesota Timberwolves have a better team than the Los Angeles Lakers.

Philadelphia 76ers Honor Allen Iverson By Retiring No. 3
Philadelphia 76ers Honor Allen Iverson By Retiring No. 3

Kobe Bryant Seeks Revenge on Haters
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant wants revenge on everyone who doubts him and his team.

Paul Pierce Joins Elite Point Club
Former Boston Celtics star and current Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierce joins elite 25,000 point club.

LeBron James Dreams of Being a Baseball Star
LeBron James expresses jealousy towards the amount of money that Major League Baseball players, like Miguel Cabrera, receive.

Luol Deng Deserves Superstar Recognition
Why Luol Deng is just as much of a superstar as Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and LeBron James.

Everybody Loves Shane Battier
Shane Battier wins Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year award.

Advice for Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant still needs to improve as an NBA player. Here is some advice for him to analyze.

LeBron James Returns to Cleveland Cavaliers
LeBron James decides to leave the Miami Heat and return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Carmelo Anthony Chooses Money Over Wins
Carmelo Anthony decides to choose money and stay with the New York Knicks instead of joining the Chicago Bulls where he could win a ton of games.

Paul George Suffers Gruesome Injury During Team USA Scrimmage
Paul George suffered a gruesome injury during a USA Basketball scrimmage. NBA players from around the league immediately react.

Kevin Durant and Dwyane Wade React to LeBron James’ Return to Cleveland
Kevin Durant and Dwyane Wade React to LeBron James’ Return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Michael Jordan Discusses LeBron James Wearing No. 23
Michael Jordan comments on LeBron James' decision to wear No. 23.

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