1. Red Flags for 1st-Round Playoff Survivors

    If your favorite NBA team is one of the 13 still alive, congratulations! But also: Grab your umbrella, because we're about to rain on their parades. Lasting this long in the first round of the playoffs doesn't shield teams against criticism...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 hours ago 22,840 reads 0 comments

  2. Pat Riley Says He Took LeBron James' Heat Exit Personally and Was 'Very Angry'

    Three years after LeBron James ' departure from the Miami Heat , team president Pat Riley has made it clear he wasn't happy with how things ended between the two parties...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 1 day ago 68,665 reads 0 comments

  3. NBA L2M Report: LeBron James Traveled Before Go-Ahead 3-Pointer in Game 4

    LeBron James traveled prior to hitting a go-ahead three-pointer in the Cleveland Cavaliers ' 106-102 Game 4 playoff win over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, a ccording to the NBA 's Last Two Minute Report for the game...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 1 day ago 120,076 reads 0 comments

  4. NBA Metrics 101: Which Playoffs Studs Have Needed More Rest?

    Sometimes it's hard to remember, but even NBA stars are human. They might be capable of extraordinary feats of athleticism and precision, raining down three-point buckets with ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 day ago 32,410 reads 0 comments

  5. NBA Playoffs 2017: Postseason Standings, Championship Odds and Predictions

    The Cleveland Cavaliers took care of business on Sunday, knocking off the Indiana Pacers 106-102. In the process, Cleveland became the first team in the 2016-17 NBA playoffs to advance to Round 2...

    Kristopher Knox Written by Kristopher Knox about 2 days ago 9,208 reads 0 comments

  6. Cavaliers Sweep the Pacers as LeBron James Breaks NBA Records

    Jeff Teague said "we ain't getting swept" before the Indiana Pacers' Game 4 matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Too bad LeBron James brought his broom...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 3 days ago 68,613 reads 0 comments

  7. LeBron James Sets NBA Record for Playoff Sweeps, Consecutive 1st-Round Wins

    LeBron James made history as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Indiana Pacers Sunday to sweep their first-round series in the 2017 NBA playoffs...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 3 days ago 6,329 reads 0 comments

  8. NBA Playoffs 2017: Updated Championship Odds, Bracket Picture and Predictions

    The rest of the NBA playoffs will have a hard time matching Saturday night. Onlookers can brush aside the first round all they want...

    Chris Roling Written by Chris Roling about 3 days ago 7,852 reads 0 comments

  9. NBA Playoff Schedule 2017: TV Guide, Live-Stream Schedule for Sunday Games

    The 2016-17 NBA postseason is still pretty young, but for some teams, the playoffs are likely nearing their end. On Sunday, the NBA has four games on tap, each of them a Game 4 of the opening round...

    Kristopher Knox Written by Kristopher Knox about 3 days ago 5,094 reads 0 comments

  10. NBA Playoffs 2017: Updated Postseason Bracket Picture, Results and Predictions

    As NBA playoffs series shift venues, we're starting to see lower seeds fight back with a victory or pushed to the brink of elimination...

    Maurice Moton Written by Maurice Moton about 4 days ago 3,904 reads 0 comments

  11. UNINTERRUPTED: LeBron James Takes Us Inside His Workout

    LeBron James is showing us what it takes to prepare for greatness. With the Cleveland Cavaliers trying to go for back-to-back NBA championship rings, LeBron James leaves zero room for days off...

    UNINTERRUPTED Written by UNINTERRUPTED about 5 days ago 27,878 reads 0 comments

  12. NBA MVP 2017: Latest Betting Odds and Official Announcement Date

    The race for the Most Valuable Player award was one of the biggest stories of the NBA season, and after much debate, the battle will be finally be decided...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 5 days ago 26,776 reads 0 comments

  13. NBA Free Agency: Regrading Biggest Moves from 2016 Offseason

    Is there anything better than hindsight? Exercising it makes you feel smart, and everything seems so obvious. It's a real self-esteem booster, and we'll deploy it here to retroactively grade the biggest free-agent signings of the 2016 NBA offseason..

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 days ago 130,515 reads 0 comments

  14. LeBron James Leads 26-Point Comeback to Give Cavaliers Game 3 Win over Pacers

    The Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a 26-point deficit to beat the Indiana Pacers 119-114 Thursday night in Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the first round of the 2017 NBA playoffs...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 6 days ago 99,105 reads 0 comments

  15. LeBron James Passes Kobe Bryant for 3rd All-Time on NBA Playoffs Scoring List

    Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James continues his march up the playoff leaderboard, surpassing Kobe Bryant for third place on the NBA 's all-time postseason scoring list...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 6 days ago 18,279 reads 0 comments

  16. Conor McGregor, Neymar Named to Time's 100 Most Influential People List

    Mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor, world football maestro Neymar and NBA champion LeBron James have each been named as part of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People list for 2017...

    Tom Sunderland Written by Tom Sunderland about 6 days ago 16,063 reads 0 comments

  17. Colin Kaepernick, LeBron James Named to Time's 100 Most Influential People List

    Colin Kaepernick and LeBron James were among the athletes named to Time 's list of the world's most influential people Thursday...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 6 days ago 24,156 reads 0 comments

  18. Be Warned, LeBron, Paul George Is Finally Finding His Inner Badass

    As fascinating a season as it has been for Russell Westbrook , Paul George 's somewhat fruitless one has been far richer from a character-development standpoint...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 6 days ago 31,666 reads 0 comments

  19. 5 Biggest Takeaways from Cleveland Cavaliers' Early Postseason Showing

    After fighting off some furious fourth-quarter comeback bids by the Indiana Pacers , the Cleveland Cavaliers now take their 2-0 series lead on the road. The No. 2-seeded Cavs have kept things interesting vs...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 6 days ago 14,014 reads 0 comments

  20. The Oral History of J. Cole's Basketball Career

    "You looking at LeBron James of the game," J. Cole rapped on his breakout mixtape, " The Warm Up," in 2009, just as he was catching the attention of future label boss Jay Z and long before his unstoppable record sales spawned its own meme ...

    Natalie Weiner Written by Natalie Weiner about 7 days ago 222,958 reads 0 comments

  21. King of Round 1: LeBron James Could Make History, Pass Magic with Pacers Sweep

    LeBron James has been a force to be reckoned with since entering the NBA . At 32 years old, he shows no sign of stopping and is ready to write his name in another history book...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 7 days ago 75 reads 0 comments

  22. 'The Full 48' Podcast: Brent Barry Talks NBA Playoff Myths, NY Knicks Drama

    In Episode 2 of Bleacher Report's The Full 48  podcast, two-time NBA champion Brent Barry joins  senior B/R writer Howard Beck and B/R's Jordan Brenner...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 8 days ago 3,850 reads 0 comments

  23. LeBron James Passes Magic Johnson on Playoff Steals Leaderboard

    NBA legend LeBron James accumulated 25 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, four steals and four blocks during the Cleveland Cavaliers' 117-111 Game 2 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 8 days ago 713 reads 0 comments

  24. The NBA's Coldest End-of-Game Closers of the Last 10 Years

    An NBA game lasts 48 minutes. And while plenty happens in the first 46, a lot of contests are ultimately decided in the last two. Like the ninth inning in baseball, it's in those waning moments when you want a guy who slings fire...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 8 days ago 14,478 reads 0 comments

  25. 'You've Got to Hit First': Draymond Green Reveals His Secrets to Stopping Stars

    It has been said of any number of top-flight NBA defenders over the years: "He can guard all five positions." Warriors forward Draymond Green is among them, with one exception—he not only can, he does, sometimes in the same game...

    Ric Bucher Written by Ric Bucher about 8 days ago 139,113 reads 0 comments