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SLAM Presents: The Best NBA Photos Of All Time Special Collector’s Issue

November 25, 2022
SLAM is built on amazing imagery—photos that tell stories, photos that capture both reality and imagination, photos that explain history to generation after generation in ways text and videos could never. So we decided to compile the images that tell the story of the NBA for the past seven or so decades (to keep this […]
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Eric Gordon On Kevin Porter Jr. Career-Year: ‘His Progress Is Real’

November 24, 2022
The Houston Rockets may not be anywhere near championship contention, but their young fundamental pieces have shown promise for a hopeful future. According to former Sixth Man of the Year Eric Gordon, the talent that has elevated his game the most for the Rockets is USC product Kevin Porter Jr. His impressive play has Gordon […]
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Luka Doncic On Worries About Him Leaving Dallas: ‘I Got Five Years Left Here’

November 24, 2022
We’ve seen nothing but magic from three-time All-Star Luka Doncic during his five-year tenure with the Dallas Mavericks. The 23-year-old has already placed his name in the record books next to some of the greatest athletes ever to set foot on the court. As impressive as his resume may be, fans, as well as Doncic […]
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Paolo Banchero Practices For The First Time Since Suffering Injury

November 24, 2022
The Rookie of the Year race is about to heat up. Paolo’s debut. 27 PTS, 9 REB, 5 AST. More on the way. pic.twitter.com/JE76Woc910 — SLAM (@SLAMonline) October 20, 2022 After missing seven games with a sprained left ankle, Orlando Magic’s first-year sensation Paolo Banchero is inching closer to a return. Banchero injured his ankle […]
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Lakers And Suns Comment On Heated Exchange Between Deandre Ayton And Patrick Beverley

November 24, 2022
Tempers began to flare with just under four minutes to go in the Tuesday night game between the Pheonix Suns and the Los Angeles Lakers. After Lakers guard Austin Reaves tried to lay the ball up strong against Suns star shooting guard Devin Booker, Reaves was met with a block from Booker, and it seemed […]
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Don’t Look Now: The Kings Have Quietly Won Seven Straight Games

November 24, 2022
The Sacramento Kings defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 113-109 on Tuesday for their seventh consecutive victory. The win gives the Kings a 10-6 record, good for third place in the Western Conference. Sacramento began the season 0-4 but has rallied in a big way since then. They now have the highest offensive rating in the League […]
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Mike Budenholzer On Officiating Giannis Antetokounmpo: ‘The League Needs To Protect Him’

November 24, 2022
Superstar hoopers getting favorable calls can never be disputed. Guys like LeBron James or Giannis Antetokounmpo tend to be the toughest to officiate simply because of their sheer force going to the rim and their physical stature. Well, Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer has had enough. He’s seen teams resort to fouling The Greek Freak […]
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WATCH: ‘The Grizzlie Truth’ Uncovers What Actually Happened To The Vancouver Grizzlies

November 23, 2022
NBA fans, here’s a question for you: Do you actually know what happened to the Vancouver Grizzlies? Long before the franchise relocated to Memphis and emerged into this year’s exciting squad, led by superstar Ja Morant, the team was based in Vancouver and had a mix of success and promise, as well as controversy throughout […]
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Ja Morant Set To Return Sooner Than Expected

November 23, 2022
In a 19-point scoring effort versus the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant went down with a left ankle injury after landing awkwardly on it. The reigning Most Improved Player had 11 assists in the contest as well. Initial evaluations on his ankle indicated Morant would be week-to-week with a Grade […]
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Steve Kerr Won’t Rush James Wiseman Back: ‘Every Player Needs A Foundation’

November 23, 2022
The Golden State Warriors used the second overall pick of the 2020 NBA Draft on Memphis product James Wiseman, and so far, he’s still finding his way into the rotation. Wiseman hasn’t been the pivotal factor to the aging Dubs lineup as head coach Steve Kerr would’ve hoped for. With Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and […]
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Head Coach Erik Spoelstra Awaits The Return Of Star Players

November 23, 2022
In their last four games away from home, the Miami Heat have played without their usual starting five unit due to injuries to Bam Adebayo, Tyler Herro, and Jimmy Butler. With three of the four losses coming down to the wire, Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra feels the quality of his star players on the […]
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Ben Simmons: 76ers Reunion Game Is ‘Going To Be Fun’

November 23, 2022
Ben Simmons will be playing against the 76ers for the first time since the franchise that drafted No. 1 overall traded him at the deadline to the Brooklyn Nets. Following a Tuesday morning shootaround, Simmons said it “feels good to be back” at Wells Fargo Center and that he’s “locked-in” and “ready to play” against […]
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Lauri Markkanen Lists Making The All-Star Game As ‘A Personal Goal’

November 23, 2022
Lauri Markkanen is mounting an All-Star-level campaign during his first year with the Utah Jazz. The sixth-year forward is averaging a career-best 22.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game on 53.9 percent shooting from the field and 36.1 percent from beyond the arc. Markkanen is the lead scorer for a Utah Jazz (12-7) […]
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Yuta Watanabe On Leading The NBA In Three-Point Shooting Accuracy

November 23, 2022
It’s as simple as this, Yuta Watanabe keeps that thang on him. The 28-year-old lefty out of George Washington currently leads the entire NBA in three-point accuracy with a 57.1 percent clip from beyond the arc. Joe Harris, a two-time three-point percentage leader, put it best when he said that Watanabe “definitely got a flamethrower […]
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Did You Know: Stephen Curry Scoring With The Best Of Them At The Rim

November 22, 2022
You know Stephen Curry for his scorching hot shooting from beyond the arc. This season, the only unanimous MVP in NBA history is scoring 32.2 points, grabbing 6.7 rebounds, and dishing out 6.6 assists per game and is set to join Steve Nash and Larry Bird as the only players with multiple 50/40/90 seasons while […]
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REPORT: Damian Lillard Set To Miss One To Two Weeks With A Calf Injury

November 22, 2022
Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard is expected to miss one to two weeks with a strain in his right calf. It has been diagnosed as a grade one strain, per the Blazers. Lillard has already missed five games because of this same injury in his calf. After returning from the injury on Nov. 7 […]
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REPORT: Mike Conley To Miss At Least Two Weeks With Leg Injury

November 22, 2022
The Utah Jazz, who currently holds the title of the Best in the West while holding the best record in the Western Conference, is about to be without their starting point guard Mike Conley. The veteran suffered a popliteus strain on his left leg on Saturday in a game versus the Portland Trail Blazers after […]
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ICYMI: Here’s What Happened Across The League Over The Weekend

November 22, 2022
In case you missed it, SLAM’s got your back with the things you might’ve missed over a weekend packed with great NBA moments. The Splash Bros, Anthony Davis, Anthony Edwards, and Bol Bol all had some insane moments showing off their unique skills, especially Klay Thompson, who erupted for a season-best outing that could help […]
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Anthony Davis: ‘Playing Like His Old Self’ During Three-Game Win Streak

November 22, 2022
The Los Angeles Lakers have had a sluggish start to the 2022-2023 NBA season. The team sits at 5-10, struggling to meet the outsized expectations the Lakers typically face. With LeBron James currently sidelined and being evaluated daily with a groin injury, the Lakers desperately need someone to step up. Well, Lakers center Anthony Davis […]
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Klay Thompson’s Big Night Helps Golden State Secure Their First Road Win

November 22, 2022
It is no secret that the season has not gone as expected for the Golden State Warriors this season. With the team’s record being 7-9 prior to Sunday’s victory, the team has been in search of some sort of spark and consistency. The team had been in the midst of an epic road game losing […]
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Kyrie Irving Set To ‘Move Forward’ From 8-Game Suspension

November 22, 2022
Kyrie Irving is back and played a significant role in helping Brooklyn beat Memphis 127-115. The former Duke Blue Devil scored 14 points on 5-12 shooting from the field (2-5 from beyond the arc) and grabbed four rebounds. He also finished the night with a +/- of +16. Postgame, Irving said “it felt good” to […]
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Raptors Believe Scottie Barnes Is Still A Difference Maker

November 19, 2022
What comes with being a top-five pick of an NBA draft may overwhelm a player until he’s considered a bust, or he may make an impact on the floor that can one day consider him a city figure, specifically to Scottie Barnes’ situation, a Toronto hero. The attention. The lights. The adversity. It all happens […]
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READ: Details Behind The Lakers Team-Wide Meeting

November 19, 2022
The Lakers (3-10) had a team-wide meeting that included “players, coaches, medical staff, everybody” ahead of their third win of the season over the Brooklyn Nets. The Lakers’ meeting was an open forum with multiple voices involving figures like LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Patrick Beverley, and Anthony Davis on the players’ side, then Darvin Ham, […]
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Nikola Jovic Impresses Erik Spoelstra In First Career Start

November 19, 2022
No, it’s not the back-to-back MVP of the Denver Nuggets in Nikola Jokic. However, it is another Serbian product that has impressed one of the most successful coaches of all time, Miami’s head coach, Erik Spoelstra. He is Nikola Jovic, the 27th pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. Though many speculated he was the steal […]
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REPORT: Atlanta Exploring Trade Options For John Collins

November 19, 2022
The Atlanta Hawks have once again listed up to the trade block their $125 million-dollar man in John Collins, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The Hawks have been actively looking to shop Collins since the midway point of last season but were unsuccessful in finding any partners. Rumors indicate that the Hawks were looking for […]
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Kevin Durant Calls Ben Simmons ‘Incredible’ After Season-High Outing

November 19, 2022
Ben Simmons had a vintage performance that helped Brooklyn pick up a 109-107 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday. The former No. 1 overall pick out of LSU nearly dropped a triple-double after scoring 15 points, grabbing 13 rebounds, and passing seven assists in 32 minutes of action. It was the kind of […]
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TaylorMade Golf Collaborates With The NBA On A Jersey-Inspired Driver And Putter Headcover Collection

November 19, 2022
It goes without saying that many elite hoopers, from Michael Jordan to Stephen Curry, Charles Barkley and JR Smith, have taken up golf not only as a hobby, but even a second sports and pastime. To celebrate the emerging intersection of golf and hoops culture, TaylorMade Golf recently announced the release of their jersey-inspired and […]
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Kawhi Leonard Makes His Well-Awaited Return Against Pistons, Drops Six Points And Four Assists

November 19, 2022
Kawhi Leonard returned to the Clippers lineup for the first time since missing 12 straight games due to knee stiffness in his surgically repaired knee. The Clippers originally listed Leonard as out for the Thursday night game, but his status was upgraded to questionable following their morning shootaround. Team doctors gave Leonard the green light […]
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Kelly Oubre And PJ Washington Reflect On Hornet’s Early Season Injury Woes

November 18, 2022
If not having LaMelo Ball out there for the first 13 games wasn’t enough, the Charlotte Hornets are set to prepare for worse circumstances. On Wednesday, in a 125-113 loss to the Indiana Pacers, Ball reaggravated the same ankle he hurt going into the season when falling on a fan. The Hornets star was putting […]
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Trey Murphy Memorializes UVA Shooting Victims With Two Solid Outings

November 18, 2022
Trey Murphy took a moment to pay tribute to the victims of the tragic deaths of three UVA student-athletes that occurred earlier this week. Lavel Davis, Devin Chandler and D’Sean Perry were killed in the shooting Sunday night on a charter bus after students returned to campus from a field trip in Washington, D.C. Murphy […]
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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander On His Game-Winner: ‘Just Take What They Give Me’

November 18, 2022
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has been on a tear this season, blossoming into an All-Star caliber player as he averages 32.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 5.9 assists per game on a historically exclusive 50/40/90 shooting split. SGA’s historic season makes him a prime candidate for Most Improved Player. SGA wrote another chapter of his breakout season after […]
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Draymond Green On Having Golden State Struggle ‘Sooner Rather Than Later’

November 17, 2022
Draymond Green’s four championships with the Golden State Warriors result from his legendary two-way play and his leadership through the highs and lows of the NBA season. This season, the lows seem to be coming more often than the highs, as the Warriors started off their title defense with six straight road losses and are […]
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Kevin Durant Reflects On Trade Request And Brooklyn’s Roster Moves

November 17, 2022
The Brooklyn Nets find themselves at the peak of controversy once more. This time, arguably their best player, Kevin Durant, spoke out on the blockbuster trade request he made in late June; the two-year drama centered around point guard Kyrie Irving and where their roster currently rests. Durant essentially took the biggest challenge of his […]
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Marcus Smart On The Positive Vibes In Boston: ‘It Feels Amazing’

November 17, 2022
The Boston Celtics (11-3) have the best record in the NBA after winning seven games in a row. At the beginning of the season, expecting a drop-off would’ve been understandable after the Celtics controversially suspended coach Ime Udoka for the season after he violated team rules. However, the promotion of Joe Mazzulla has helped Boston […]
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Candace Parker: ‘I Plan To Come Back’ For 2023 Season

November 17, 2022
Candace Parker will be back for at least one more season, according to Richard Deitsch of The Athletic. Parker confirmed she would return during an appearance on Dietsch’s Sports Media Podcast. “I just did my treadmill workout downstairs and lifts in the hotel before heading to the studio,” Parker said. “I call it my citizen […]
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Damian Lillard On His Defensive Reputation: ‘We Gonna See About It’

November 17, 2022
The Portland Trail Blazers have historically won games by outscoring teams during the Damian Lillard-era. This season, second-year head coach Chauncey Billups has prioritized winning games on the defensive end. While Portland’s Tuesday night 117-110 win over the San Antonio Spurs wasn’t a defensive clinic, both teams shot 52 percent from the field; the Blazers […]
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WATCH: Victor Wembanyama Continues To Dominate FIBA World Cup Qualifiers

November 17, 2022
Projected No. 1 overall pick and SLAM 240 cover star Victor Wembanyama led the French national team to a 2-0 finish at the latest FIBA World Cup qualifying event last week. They are currently 8-2 after the fifth qualifying FIBA World Cup window. Have you seen a basketball player like this? No, you haven’t. Victor […]
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Ben Simmons On His Recurring Knee Injury: ‘It’s Not A Made-Up Thing

November 17, 2022
The Brooklyn Nets remain a New York metro turnstile on defense, becoming the first NBA team to allow 150 this season. The 153 points the Kings scored were their highest output since 1993. The defense wasn’t the only problem; Brooklyn (6-9) trailed by as many as 39 points on a night where they just didn’t […]
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