The rumor mill has been in play for weeks that the Lakers would trade their top pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. The idea seemed reasonable until they landed the second pick for the second year in a row. Now the situation has gotten very, very interesting.
The Black Mamba needs to relinquish his tight grip on the Lakers offense.
And it is a tale of bravery and fortitude.
Kobe Bryant is 36 years old. He has been in the NBA over half of his life, which is almost inconceivable in itself, and he's returning from a devastating knee injury that cost him pretty much an entire season. ESPN.com ranked him the 40th best player in the league -- and that's preposterous.
The moribund Cavs have once again been given basketball's gift of gifts, winning the lottery for the third time in four years. And while they can choose between the supremely talented Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Julius Randle, Joel Embiid is their best choice.
Young will likely see multiple defenders thrown his way, but he will also be largely responsible for the always dangerous
STORY CONTINUES BELOW "I'm coming home to my mom," Randle told reporters the game. Before he was earning comparisons to basketball
Final Four Preview: Stellar Senior Point Guards And A Coaching Tilt Between John Calipari And Bo Ryan
Both are seniors, both are conference players of the year and both are the heartbeats of their respective teams. UConn's
Before Donovan, Florida won only one SEC title and went to five NCAA tournaments ... in 81 years. Since he arrived, between
Points Galore Track Meet Which Kentucky Will Show Up? Not since Jimmer Fredette has college basketball seen a player so polarizing
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While the comparisons to Carmelo Anthony may be overplayed, they aren't exaggerated. Parker doesn't possess Anthony's hyper-explosive element in his own game, but he's so smart, skilled and unselfish that it doesn't matter. I would argue that he's already a better passer than Anthony, not to mention a more committed defender.
By Jose Martinez, Complex Sports Remember how awful the NBA Dunk Contest has been over the last couple of years? Well, we're