SH Blog: NBPA Names Executive Director, Blake Griffin Has Fracture in Back

Carmelo Anthony and Blake Griffin

Monday, July 28 was a monumental day in the NBA. As written by our Chris Bernucca, Donald Sterling lost the Los Angeles Clippers via legal decision. That wasn’t the only news to shake up the league’s power structure. The NBA Players Association finally named a replacement to the embattled Billy Hunter. Unlike the response to the Sterling ruling, the optimism involved in this decision wasn’t quite as unanimous. The NBPA ousted Hunter from his position as executive director on February 16, 2013. In the 17 months


SH Blog: Kevin Love Reportedly Requests a Trade to Cleveland


Seriously. Just trade Kevin Love and let this saga end already. The never-ending trade reports continued to flow in on Friday, July 25. The Minnesota Timberwolves power forward remains a player who’s on the trading block, but seemingly untouchable for an organization that would likely lose him for nothing in 2015 if he remains in Minnesota. According to Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio, Love has made it clear where he wants to be traded to.Multiple league sources told FOX Sports Ohio on Friday they are under the impression


SH Blog: Greg Monroe, Josh Smith Take Headlines on July 21


Quietly but surely, the Detroit Pistons have been one of the most active teams in free agency. The organization parted ways with general manager Joe Dumars, replaced him with Stan Van Gundy and began padding its roster. As July comes to a close, two of the Pistons’ biggest names have purely uncertain futures: forwards Greg Monroe and Josh Smith. Monroe, 24, is one of the most promising big men in the league. The 6’11″ ex-Georgetown Hoyas star averaged 15.2 points and 9.3 rebounds in 2013-14 and continues to


SH Blog: Conflicting Reports on Kevin Love’s Future; Wiggins or Thompson?


Over the past three weeks, no team has captured as many headlines as the Cleveland Cavaliers. Once a laughingstock of the NBA, the organization has been revitalized by the return of the man it once condemned: LeBron James. No individual player has been involved in quite as many trade rumors as Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love. Entering the final year of his contract, many believe that Love will leave for nothing if Minnesota doesn’t deal him. It’s only right that Love and the Cavaliers


Photo of the Day: 6 or 23?

via LeBron James' official Instagram account.

There’s something about a uniform number that just can’t be described. There have been reports of competitions and compensation for a number, with some payments even reaching the high thousands. As LeBron James prepares for a return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, both of his preferred numbers are available. The question is, which one will he choose to wear in 2014-15? Will it be the No. 6 that he donned as a member of the Miami Heat from 2010 to 2014? Or will it be the No.


Tweet of the Night: Stuart Scott’s Unforgettable Speech


Some things are bigger than sports. The 2014 ESPYs were held live at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California on Wednesday, July 16. Recording artist Drake hosted the annual award show, which pays homage to the greatest sports moments and performances of the year. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder won Best Male Athlete and Comeback Athlete of the Year to represent the NBA. Kawhi Leonard was honored for the Best Championship Performance and Gregg Popovich won the Best


SH Blog: Mirotic Signs with Bulls, Ewing Motivates Zeller, Mudiay to Play Overseas

Nikola Mirotic, Real Madrid

It’s been a long time coming and it’s finally here. With the No. 23 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, the Chicago Bulls selected European big man Nikola Mirotic. Rather than bringing him over from Spain, Chicago was forced to watch as he developed into a star overseas. On Monday, July 14, Mirotic took to Twitter to reveal that the wait has ended. He’s finally signing with the Bulls. I am very happy and excited to announce that next season I will be playing with the @chicagobulls


SH Blog: LeBron to Cleveland, Bosh to Miami, D-Wade Linked to Chicago


So that just happened. After months of anticipation and uncertainty, LeBron James spurned the Miami Heat to re-join the Cleveland Cavaliers. As dozens of reporters provided inaccurate information from their sources, it was an unlikely name who had the inarguable evidence. Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated provided the breaking news. LeBron: “I’m coming home.” @SINow exclusive in the words of @KingJames: — Lee Jenkins (@SI_LeeJenkins) July 11, 2014 For what it’s worth, our own Chris Sheridan told us that this was coming from the start. Jenkins transcribed a wonderful