Photo of the Day: Carmelo Anthony and Prince Harry

Melo and Harry Group Shot

The New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks are getting ready for their game when they face off in London on Thursday. It will be the last game of the 2014-15 NBA season that is played outside of the country. The Global Games will come to an end for the season, but the NBA will still be working on its relationships and partnerships throughout the entire world.


Most Improved Player Rankings, Edition I: A Long-Awaited Return

Jimmy Butler

Shlomo Sprung: Hello everyone, and welcome to another column about the greatness of Jimmy Butler here on this fine basketball website, (You know this is the place that broke LeBron to Cleveland, right?) Before we begin, I just wanted to remind readers that Butler’s true shooting percentage has gone up a full 2— Suzyn Waldman: Ohhhh mahhhyyy gawdd!! Kelzz Dayton is up in Chris Sheridan’s luxury bawx!!! He’s coming back for another season of Most Improved Player Rankings!!! OHH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS!!!!!


Tweet of the Day: Atlanta Hawks Have Issues with Tobias Harris


A player must be a really bad man [in that tough guy kind of way] for a team to be weary of him alone. If you follow the Twitter account of the Eastern Conference leading Atlanta Hawks, perhaps one of the most entertaining sports team handles out there to follow, then you know they have a way of taking the negative in situations and making it a bit humorous. After having the league’s best record in December and running off 18 wins


Brandon Knight, Jimmy Butler, Draymond Green lead emerging players in contract years


Young players having the best seasons in their careers right before they’re due a new contract is hardly a new phenomenon, but it takes on new significance due to the NBA’s current economic situation. A likely escalation in the salary cap this summer will allow free agents to obtain more expensive contracts from a larger pool of teams with newfound cap space. A quartet of these young, emerging stars— Milwaukee’s Brandon Knight, Chicago’s Jimmy Butler, Orlando’s Tobias Harris and Golden State’s


Photo of the Day: Bucks Enjoy Movie Night

Bucks Movie Night

The surprising Milwaukee (young) Bucks have already surpassed their entire win totals from all of last year just 32 games into the 2014-15 season. In a weak Eastern Conference, they’re now holding the sixth seed with a record of 16-16. They won all of 15 games last year, and were a team that seemed lost. That all seems to be changing now, and with a good crop of young players and talent, Jason Kidd and company are trying to right the


SH Blog: LeBron James looks open to ‘bolting’ Cleveland; Nets bench two stars


It’s still too early to push the panic button, but the situation in Cleveland is becoming more troubling by the day. The Cavs are now 18-12 after an embarrassing home loss Sunday to outmanned Detroit. That record that places them as only the No. 5 seed in the mediocre East, which is hardly what LeBron James envisioned when an apparent “super team” was formed over the offseason with James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. Anderson Varejao, one of the team’s only reliable big men, was


Tweet of the Day: Kendall Marshall Rides Uber, Eats Wingstop Wings

Some NBA athletes are cool. They’re still do many things just the same as the rest of us non-professional athlete types. It’s always a good reminder that they’re people too. Sure, they’re on television, likely have more money than most of us and play a sport for a living that, for the rest of us, is simply recreational fun. Still, they’re people. Take Milwaukee Bucks guard Kendall Marshall, for instance. He’s just a chill dude. Today, he was hungry and ventured out to


Rookie Rankings, Week 4: Parker Keeps Things in Perspective

Jabari Parker

When Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker learned he had won Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for November, he wasn’t planning any celebrations. “It’s all good and dandy,” said Parker, who averaged 12.2 points and 5.9 rebounds for the surprisingly competitive Bucks. “I’m not trying to be disrespectful or ungrateful, but it’s only one month. “It’s just because I’m insecure, that’s all. … That’s the honest truth. You may not be able to brag about the same things a month (later).” Parker’s honesty