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SNL expertly trolls Cleveland Cavaliers’ reliance on LeBron James

Between single-handedly winning Game 7 of the first round versus the Pacers and breaking the hearts of Toronto with a crushing buzzer-beater, everybody knows the Cavaliers are all about LeBron James.

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NBA All-Star mock draft: Who lands on Team LeBron and Team Stephen?

Because the actual NBA All-Star draft won’t be shown to the public, we decided to take things into our own hands and have some fun making picks for LeBron James and Stephen Curry.

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Donovan Mitchell throws down two monster dunks vs. Kings

The Utah Jazz rookie showed off his hops on two different occasions Wednesday night.

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Derrick Rose expects to return for Cavaliers on Thursday night

Rose has missed more than two months with ankle issues.

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Manu Ginobili throws down dunk like no 40-year-old should

Manu Ginobili channeled his younger self with a highlight-reel worthy dunk on Saturday.

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NBA litness test: The case for an all-rookie Slam Dunk contest

The thought of fearless high-flyers like Dennis Smith Jr., Donovan Mitchell, Jordan Bell, Terrance Ferguson and John Collins trying to out-dunk each other should make NBA fans salivate.

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The first NBA All-Star voting returns are in, and Giannis Antetokounmpo leads everyone

Giannis Antetokounmpo leads LeBron James at the top of the NBA All-Star voting leaderboard at the first benchmark. Kevin Durant leads the West.

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LaVar Ball founded the NBA, at least according to a Google glitch

A brief Google glitch rendered you-know-who as the founder of the NBA.

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We asked, you answered: Fans pick their favorite NBA moments of 2017

As the sun sets on 2017, and a new year of basketball begins, we asked fans to look back on a year filled with buzzer-beaters, outstanding performances and emotional moments. 

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NBA litness test: 2017’s best beefs, clapbacks, trolls, quotes, GIFs and more

We’re honoring the best of a wild year with awards including Bench Reaction of the Year, Disrespectful Moment of the Year, Conspiracy of the Year, Gregg Popovich Quote of the Year, and more!

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Mamba Moments: 20 snapshots from 20 years

The Lakers will retire Kobe Bryant’s Nos. 8 and 24 on Monday, and to honor the occasion we compiled the 20 moments that best represent the Mamba Mentality.

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Kevin Hart used stilts to play Shaq on a hilarious Inside the NBA SNL skit

Kevin Hart and the SNL crew did a wonderful spoof of TNT’s Inside the NBA show, featuring Shaq, Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley.

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Joel Embiid and Russell Westbrook had another war of words after the game

Russell Westbrook braces for Joel Embiid’s attempt to swat his shot from behind. Like the same polar ends of two magnets, Russell Westbrook learned on Friday night that he is absolutely repelled by Joel Embiid. On the floor, Embiid and Westbrook kept…

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Gregg Popovich gives heartfelt in-game interview on anniversary of Craig Sager’s death

Gregg Popovich let his guard down to pay tribute to late TNT broadcaster Craig Sager during an in-game interview.

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Westbrook, Embiid put on show in 3OT thriller

Russell Westbrook had a triple-double, Joel Embiid made big plays and that made for a wildly entertaining game on Friday.

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Report: Jazz C Rudy Gobert diagnosed with sprained MCL, will have MRI Saturday

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert had to be helped to the locker room during Friday’s matchup against the Boston Celtics. He will not return to the game.

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