- Warriors' Green rips NBA for 'unnatural act' rule
- Kerr: Used marijuana for back pain after surgery
- LeBron: Cavs must move past 'honeymoon stage'
- Rose: I envision my long-term future as a Knick
Draymond Green completely let loose on the NBA, criticizing the league office for its definition of an "unnatural act" two days after his latest flagrant foul.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he used marijuana for chronic back pain and that while it didn't help him, he hopes professional sports leagues soften their stances on its use.
After the Cavaliers dropped their third straight game, LeBron James said Cleveland needs to start playing "real ball," adding that "last year is last year, and after ring night, it's over with."
Derrick Rose -- 19 games into his tenure as a Knick -- is enjoying the Big Apple and says he hopes to play the rest of his career with the team. The point guard is playing under a one-year deal.
Donatas Motiejunas signed a 4-year offer sheet worth $37 million with the Nets, sources said, but his history of back trouble led the Nets to structure the contract with a number of protections.
LeBron James kept his word. The Cavaliers star arrived at Chicago's United Center in a custom-made Cubs uniform as payment for a World Series bet he made with former teammate Dwyane Wade.
The Warriors' Draymond Green and Klay Thompson each said they support coach Steve Kerr, who admitted to using marijuana to help control his back pain.
Larry Nance Jr. is a known high-flyer, but the Lakers forward didn't feel fully recovered from an ACL injury until one dunk against the Warriors.
The Rockets have 72 hours to decide whether to match Brooklyn's offer to Donatas Motiejunas. Should they? And would Motiejunas help the Nets?
In 40 minutes, Taj Gibson racked up 23 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and a steal in arguably the most complete game of his career.
Some might not like the close bond LeBron and D-Wade share. Their response? "One day, we're going to stop dribbling this basketball. Life goes on way beyond this."
After an exhausting win over the Warriors and a short night's sleep, the Rockets capped a 4-1 road trip that showed they could be a real contender.
The Spurs know they aren't playing up to their capabilities yet, but they can take comfort that they're still winning games, as they did again Friday.
The average NBA player hits a go-ahead shot in the final 10 seconds at a 25 percent clip. The Spurs' Kawhi Leonard is better than that.
Finding his legs -- and, perhaps more crucially, staying healthy -- has Derrick Rose in a good place 19 games into his first season with the Knicks.
While some look for the Celtics to add one more star, Al Horford played like a franchise cornerstone in a win over DeMarcus Cousins and the Kings.
When Shaq-a-Claus comes to town, he brings holiday gifts to kids -- even snow in L.A.
A mid-October start to the NBA season is under consideration in the league's new labor deal.
Natalie Chou can't help the comparisons to Linsanity as she attempts to shatter stereotypes. From pro-style workouts with Jason Terry to navigating her first year at Baylor, this is her story.
Zach Lowe puts a spotlight on Russell Westbrook's tricks, John Wall's left and the Brandon Jennings experience.
The Houston star's game looks a lot like the fast-paced play in the famous L.A.-based Drew League.
Cold shooting in double overtime snaps a 12-game streak for the Warriors at home as the Rockets hold on for the victory.
Kevin Durant has learned to block out the noise on social media and is thriving with the Warriors.
The Atlanta Hawk opens up about being biracial and his encounter with the NYPD.
LeBron James has been chosen Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year after leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an NBA title and ending the city's 52-year championship drought.
It might surprise you to know that Jimmy Butler and LeBron James are about even on the Player Rater. Renee Miller, Joe Kaiser and Kyle Soppe debate who is the better fantasy option going forward.
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Karl-Anthony Towns became the youngest player in Timberwolves history to score 40 points, among other milestones.
In some games Carmelo Anthony carries the Knicks, and in others it's Kristaps Porzingis who does. So long as they win, the talk is superfluous.
A year after his fellow legend said farewell on a contending team, an injured Dirk Nowitzki is stuck watching a Mavs team with the NBA's worst record.
The NBA's most exceptional body belongs to Bucks swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo. We spent a day measuring the Greek Freak, and now we're delivering his stats, head to toe.
One of the best point guards in the NBA right now stands 6 feet 11 inches tall.
Is Kevin Love on pace for his best season ever? How does it compare with Russell Westbrook's triple-double frenzy? We rank the top 10 players from the week and the season so far.
Which under-the-radar players have made the biggest leaps on NBA draft boards this season? Chad Ford takes a look at four names to know.
Taking inspiration from "Back to the Future Part II," Nike is releasing the HyperAdapt 1.0, a self-lacing shoe the company spent years planning.
The final "circus trip" for the Bulls was the first for Dwyane Wade, who bonds with teammates on an adventure to remember.
Mavs 107, Bulls 82 (final). Dallas (4-15) no longer has the league's worst record. Wesley Matthews (26 points) and Dwight Powell (17) had season-best scoring nights for Dallas, which got 14 assists from Deron Williams. Rajon Rondo: 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 turnovers.
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson on Phoenix Suns tonight: "It feels like we've played them every week." This the third meeting.
Dwight Powell, who is what Mavs have to show for the trade with Boston two years ago, has a season-high 15 points vs Rajon Rondo's Bulls.
A lot of frustration for Bulls tonight. They aren't playing well, they look tired and the offense has no rhythm. Big key -- Mavs have 23 assists, Bulls have just 9.
In overtime, Karl-Anthony Towns drives on a fastbreak and beats Nicolas Batum to the rim for an emphatic dunk. The Timberwolves defeated the Hornets 125-120.
Celtics 107, 76ers 106: Isaiah Thomas scored 13 of his game-high 37 points in the fourth quarter as Boston escaped with a win in a game it trailed in by as much as 11. An energized Thomas put Boston on his back in the final frame, scoring 12 straight points for the Celtics at one point during the final six minutes of the game. Backcourt partner Avery Bradley added 20 points for Boston.
A couple of trends are stacked against the Suns for their game against the Warriors. Golden State has won 10 in a row at home against Phoenix. And the Warriors lost their most recent game (Thursday to the Rockets in two overtimes); Golden State has gone 105 consecutive regular-season games without back-to-back losses.
Mavs have been up as much as 18 over the Bulls. Their biggest lead of the season before tonight was 12 over the Lakers.
Rajon Rondo isn't the only Mavs fan favorite visiting Dallas tonight. Ex-ref Bennett Salvatore is also in the house. He shared an awkward laugh with Mark Cuban at halftime.
The Knicks have done group mindfulness training since Phil Jackson arrived. Over the last couple of years, those sessions were led by George Mumford, who worked with Phil's teams in Chicago and Los Angeles. This season, Jackson is leading the sessions, which take place once every few weeks.
Mavs 57, Bulls 45 at half. Rajon Rondo (2 points, 0 rebounds, 1 assist) is making the kind of impact he often did during his Dallas stint.
On the fast break, Minnesota's Shabazz Muhammad takes flight for the dunk over the Hornets.
Robin Lopez continues to play at a high level for the Bulls. He gets lost in the shuffle behind Wade and Butler -- but Lopez has been one of the most consistent players in the league throughout the first month of the season.
Bulls look listless in first quarter. Defense is stagnant -- Mavs getting whatever they want. Hoiberg knows he can't rely on bench all night, but starters logged a lot of minutes against Cavs and are going to need help from somewhere.
Mavs 29, Bulls 18 after a quarter. Andrew Bogut (6 points, 8 rebounds) certainly isn't doing anything to hurt his potential trade value.
Heading into the Jazz's home game against the Nuggets, Utah center Rudy Gobert is one of two NBA players averaging 10 points, 10 rebounds and 2.5 blocks a game. The other is the Pelicans' Anthony Davis. The Nuggets have lost four consecutive road games against the Jazz. Denver hasn't lost five straight road games against the Jazz since the Nuggets dropped 14 in a row from Nov. 27, 1996, to March 18, 2003.
Jeff Hornacek looks on as Kristaps Porzingis, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Sasha Vujacic shoot from beyond the arc after practice:
Knicks' Lithuanian forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas has fans in the elite chess community. Peter Heine Nielsen, the coach of World Chess champion Magnus Carlsen, was in New York and posted a photo of himself purchasing a Kuzminskas jersey.
Jimmy Butler is tied with Michael Jordan for the longest streak of 20-point games by a Bulls player in the last 20 seasons.
Mark Cuban on potential use of marijuana by NBA players for medicinal purposes: "For every performance-enhancing drug, there is the ability to get an exception. And if there is medicinal value to it, you get an exception. Period, end of story. So I don't think it's any big conversation or discussion, because if it was for a medical reason … There's guys across professional sports that take testosterone, because medically, they need to do it. Why would this be any different? "You just tell the league. One way to get in trouble is to not allow somebody to do what it is that they need to do to get healthy or do their job. So I've got no problem with that."
Marquette alums Jimmy Butler and Wes Matthews share a few words before Bulls/Mavs game.
Andrew Bogut believes the NBA should allow marijuana use for medicinal purposes but continue to ban recreational use. "I've never tried it. I don't know how much it helps, but from what I heard from guys who are retired and have chronic injuries, they say it helps a lot," Bogut said. "Like I said, you are bringing a big can of worms if you allow it [without restrictions]. If you have open season, you're going to have guys, I guarantee you're going to have people playing in a game or practicing high. It's just the reality of it. You have guys in pro sports playing hungover. You have guys come to practice drunk sometimes. That's how it is. If you all of the sudden can smoke, although there are a lot of positives to it, the downside is you could possibly have a lot of guys that are not 100 percent in the present. I think that's why the league is saying what it's saying. "But as far as it being legal in society, it should be fine to be legal. It's a plant, it's an herb, it's a weed. … People that I've known that smoke, friends of mine, they're the most chill kind of people ever. They don't want to cause problems or fight. They usually just want to get a bag of Cheetos and sit there and watch TV or whatever. I think the effects of alcohol are far worse than weed can ever be."
Minnesota's Ricky Rubio passes the ball to Karl-Anthony Towns, who drives to the basket and rocks the rim with a one-handed jam.