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The polarizing point guard has made it to the mountain top and has proven that he can be a winning player in this league. When the buzzer sounded and the curse was reversed, the flood of emotions was so much more than I ever could have prepared for.
29 June 2016
Over the years, under John Calipari, Kentucky has often been referred to as an NBA D-League team because of “how many guys they get drafted into the NBA.” But how does where they were ranked coming into college compared to where they were drafted? Does being one of the top ranked pl…
29 June 2016
A lot of teams are interested in Barnes. Yes, they saw his Finals performance.
28 June 2016
Kyrie Irving is fresh off his NBA championship against the Warriors and preparing for the Rio Olympics. To make matters more interesting, his USA teammates include the Warriors’ Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes. While the sting of ...
28 June 2016
Uncle Drew — the elderly alter ego used by Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving in a series of fun Pepsi spots — got himself an NBA title, thanks in part to one incredible game-winning shot. To celebrate the Cavs’ big win, the brand made a ...
28 June 2016
The fires of adversity this season helped transform the Cavaliers young star into a better player than he's ever been. Discussing the 2015-16 season for Kyrie Irving is not an easy one, as the recovery from knee surgery forced Irving to be limited in terms of the minutes he was able to play at the s…
27 June 2016
When Kyrie Irving suits up for Team USA at the 2016 Olympics, he'll be wearing a No. 10 jersey.
27 June 2016
Report: Kyrie Irving will join Team USA for Rio Olympics Kyrie Irving has accepted an invitation to play for Team USA in the Olympics, ESPN’s Marc Stein reports. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/28ZQivS Kyrie Irving has accepted an ...
26 June 2016
He was Team USA's best player during the FIBA World Cup in 2014. Now, he'll play for the national team on its biggest stage.
26 June 2016
Justise Winslow isn't a kid anymore, certainly not compared to the baby-faced participants at South Broward High. And as they sheepishly approached him, one by one, with whatever the NBA team they were impersonating at Heat Basketball Camp, he tried to make them feel as comfortable as he so often ap…
24 June 2016
With the second overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, the LA Lakers selected Duke guard Brandon Ingram. Ingram, 6-foot-9, 197-pounds, joins fellow lottery picks Julius Randle and D’Angelo Russell to form a nice young trio for the Lakers in the post Kobe Bryant era. He gives the Lakers a versatil…
23 June 2016
Marc Stein says that Kyrie Irving is among the locks to make the U.S. Olympic team if he decides he wants to play. Well, LeBron James says he's not likely going to be playing in the Rio Olympics, but that doesn't mean Kyrie Irving is necessarily skipping the event.
23 June 2016
Since it’s NBA Draft Week, I invited a few of the top picks to sit down for a relaxed conversation at the TPT offices in New York City. Up next is Brandon Ingram from Duke University. Let's go.
23 June 2016
Thanks to Cleveland sports blog Waiting For Next Year comes this amazing video of the reaction Richard Jefferson’s teammates had to his announcement that he’d come back for one more year. As the crowd chanted for Jefferson to reconsider his retirement ...
23 June 2016
Kyrie Irving calls championship 'an unbelievable ride' Cleveland Cavaliers player Kyrie Irving spoke about the journey his team went through to achieve the championship title after 52 years. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/28QBAY4 ...
23 June 2016
Armed with a bushel of future picks and a roster full of good-but-not-great talent, the Boston Celtics have been desperately looking to add a young cornerstone seemingly since the moment Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett left town three years ago.
22 June 2016
Sports columnist Bob Brookover joined the Inquirer in 2000 as the Phillies beat writer after long stints in the same role with the Camden Courier-Post and the Delaware County Daily Times. He also served as the National League columnist for ESPN.
21 June 2016
Next season, along with Ben Simmons (and whoever else they pick up in the draft), the Sixers could unveil rookie Joel Embiid. Finally. Hopefully. Embiid was the No. 3 pick of the 2014 draft, and had it not been for foot issues he might have gone No. 2 behind Andrew Wiggins (and in front of [……
21 June 2016
The 76ers concluded their auditions for the NBA draft Tuesday and even had an unannounced guest on the practice court at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Ben Simmons, the 6-foot-10 teenager from Australia, agreed to a private workout with the team early in the morning in front of an…
21 June 2016
The 76ers got Ben Simmons to work out for them after he planned not to. How? Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com: This morning Philadelphia 76ers informed camp of Ben Simmons he would be taken No. 1 in NBA Draft, league sources tell @clevelanddotcom. — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 21, 2016 This…
21 June 2016
The Cavaliers entered the Finals with a historically good offense. The pick and roll, especially using LeBron James as a screener, was nearly unstoppable.
21 June 2016
Oklahoma City's Kyle Singler, right, shoots a 3-point basket over Dallas' Justin Anderson during the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Thunder and Mavericks at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. The playoff vibe.
21 June 2016
Kyle Singler had a horrible year. His player efficiency rating was 6.6, the lowest among all Thunder players except Nazr Mohammed, who played just 19 minutes all season.
21 June 2016
Kyle Singler had a horrible year. His player efficiency rating was 6.6, the lowest among all Thunder players except Nazr Mohammed, who played just 19 minutes all season.
20 June 2016
LeBron James put together three of the best consecutive games of his career in the NBA Finals , and Kyrie Irving took notice. "I'm very thankful that I have a guy like that that's leading our team that I can continue to learn from.
20 June 2016
Here are some reactions from former and current Blue Devils of the thrilling and breathtaking Game 7 of the NBA Finals: There's only 1 King. S/o to big bro kyrie too — Justise Winslow (@IAmJustise) June 20, 2016 Do you get a ring for playing preseason with the NBA Champions?!?! 😁ԅ…
20 June 2016
Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker wants to be an Olympian. That's why he is relishing the chance to play for the U.S. men's select team that will help prepare the full U.S. squad for its trip to the Rio Olympic Games this summer. "One of the biggest ...
20 June 2016
Kyrie Irving is absolutely cooking right now. As the Cavs have pulled ahead of the Warriors in the third quarter, Kyrie has scored in every way possible with several buckets coming as part of an 11-0 run.
20 June 2016
Chad Ford did an online chat today about the upcoming NBA Draft. One of the questions in particular was focused on Brandon Ingram: Q. Wondering about Brandon Ingram from Duke. How big of a concern is his upper body strength or his bulk, or is that not really a concern after what Kevin Durant has &he…
18 June 2016
For Kyrie Irving, it has always seemed that the criticisms he faces have had more to do with the fact that he doesn't face criticism than the real, on the court issues. By now, you've heard all of it.
17 June 2016
LA Clippers guard J.J. Redick admits white, Duke stereotypes aggravate him Former Duke guard J.J. Redick tells Dan Patrick that anti-Duke rhetoric doesn't sit well with him. Redick also explains his tattoos, their wrong translations, and what they mean to him.
16 June 2016
Earlier in his career, Gerald Henderson‘s top priority as a free agent might have been to find a team that would give him the opportunity to start. However, with his Trail Blazers contract set to expire, Henderson will prioritize contending teams this offseason, recognizing that being a s…
15 June 2016
While traveling through the Republic of Indonesia earlier this week, Trail Blazers center Mason Plumlee visited the capital. His exploits landed him in the center of an unusual story.
15 June 2016
The Cavs will try to go within one game of their first ever NBA Championship on Thursday night at home. To discuss the stellar performances from Irving and James, what the deal is with Kevin Love , x-factors in game six and more, Ryan Mourton, William Bohl and myself decided to get together and reco…
15 June 2016
It's hard to talk about weaknesses of the Detroit Pistons without focusing on lack of shooting and depth at point guard. Seth Curry might fix both problems.
14 June 2016
Coming into this series, I thought the Cavs only shot was Kyrie Irving being ridiculous. He's done it before, and he needed to find a way to do it five times.
14 June 2016
Here at DukeReport.com, we are fans of not only Duke and college basketball, but the NBA as well. Every year we like to have an NBA Mock Draft to see where not only Duke players might possibly be drafted, but who our favorite teams might select. In the past we have limited the participants to &helli…
13 June 2016
Jahlil Okafor of the 76ers told a Duke University podcast Friday that he hoped to be cleared for basketball activity over the weekend. The 6-foot-11, 275-pounder out of Duke had surgery on March 22 to repair the meniscus in his right knee.
12 June 2016
Kyrie Irving is not known for his defensive prowess. Sure, there are times he has stepped it up and shown he can do it.
11 June 2016
Young Royals' style wars! Kate has stiff competition from chic Princess Eugenie while Beatrice gets it horribly wrong - but unknown royal Lady Amelia outshines EVERYONE in Chanel Stanford rapist 'took photograph of his victim's breasts during attack - and shared it with swim team friends who deleted…
10 June 2016
Yes Seth Curry , not Steph Curry. The little brother. I believe targeting Seth Curry helps out the depth of the Lakers bench and improves the three point shooting coming off the bench.
10 June 2016
Yup that's right Steph Curry's little brother Seth Curry can opt out and become a free agent. Little chief Curry has had an up and down ride in the NBA.
10 June 2016
The Cavs lead the Warriors at the half, and the matchup between Kyrie Irving and Steph Curry is a big reason why. Irving has bounced back from a dreadful first two games, and Curry is struggling to gain his footing.
9 June 2016
Giannis Antetokounmpo unlikely to play for Greece NT in Olympic Qualifiers? A disappointing showing at last summer's Eurobasket means Greece will need to take the long road in order to make it to Rio in August. Worse yet, their most talented player may not be there.
8 June 2016
Five former Blue Devils were selected to join the U.S. Select Team this summer in Las Vegas, as announced by USA Basketball today. The 25-man list includes Brandon Ingram, Justise Winslow, Jahlil Okafor, Rodney Hood, and Jabari Parker. The select team is a roster compiled of young rising stars that…
7 June 2016
Kyrie Irving is one of the main reasons the Cleveland Cavaliers are hanging in against the Golden State Warriors . He's scoring a ton and getting to the rim with ease.
3 June 2016
The move clears up a logjam for both teams.
2 June 2016
On the cover - which features the tag line 'Eyes on the Prize - Irving is looking up and reaching for the ball as Raptors center Bismack Biyombo looks on. The cover story is penned by SI writer Mike Rosenberg and is available online here .
2 June 2016
Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry looks at the knot on his elbow from diving into the stands during 118-91 win over Oklahoma City Thunder during Game 2 of NBA Playoffs' Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. less Golden State Warriors' Stephen Cu…
1 June 2016
The NBA Finals will begin on Thursday, but the Cleveland Cavaliers took last night to celebrate getting there. While it was a foregone conclusion for many that the Cavs would get back to the Finals, there were no shortage of questions about a team that fired its coach halfway through the season.
28 May 2016