LeBron James and the Miami Heat would have to endure a Game 7 before getting to the NBA Finals, I would have called you crazy. With a 27-game win streak and an innovative, position-less, high-scoring offense, the Heat looked unstoppable. More »
After 19 seasons, 40-year-old guard Jason Kidd is calling it a career.
The New York Knicks announced his decision on Twitter. They also tweeted out a statement from Kidd: "My time in professional basketball has been an incredible journey, but one that must come to an end after 19 years."
Is it possible for a 6'8" NBA superstar to catch another player completely by surprise? Last night it was. LeBron James completely shut down George Hill with a jaw-dropping, reality-defying block. Hill had what he thought was a clear path to an easy layup. But LeBron never quit on the play. He snuck up on Hill's right, and as Hill went up for the gimme LeBron launched himself with perfect timing to slap the ball away. The only thing Hill could do after the play was look stunned.
There was some skepticism about Damian Lillard entering the NBA after he concluded his career at Weber State last year. Critics said he wasn’t very athletic and didn’t face the best competition while playing for a Big Sky Conference school. Perhaps, he just wasn’t ready for the next level. But Lillard proved them wrong. More »
It seems like only yesterday that the Cavs were drafting Kyrie Irving with the No. 1 pick of the draft. Well, just two years later, Cleveland has the top pick AGAIN! Who will the Cavs take to star alongside Irving? Where will your favorite college players land? And what international men of mystery could emerge as NBA stars? All the answers are here in the official SI Kids mock draft!
College hoops fans--all hoops fans, really--held their breath this morning as they awaited Andrew Wiggins' decision on where he'd play college basketball in the fall. Well, Wiggins will be a Jayhawk, selecting Lawrence, Kansas as his new home and Bill Self as his new coach. He had narrowed his picks down to Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina and Florida State, where his parents went to school (his dad played pro basketball ball and his mom was a sprinter who competed in the 1984 and 1988 Olympic games). More »
Last night, the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry set a new single-season record for three-pointers made with 272. He eclipsed the old record held by the Miami Heat's Ray Allen, who hit 269 one season as a member of the Seattle SuperSonics. How did Curry become the sweetest shooter in the NBA?
When Curry hits his shots, it’s all about the basics. Coached by his father, Dell, Curry relies on the guidelines of the acronym BEEF, which stands for: Balance, Eyes, Elbow, Follow-through. Here, Curry shares his fundamental tips to help you improve your shooting.
“Your feet should always be shoulder-width apart and square to the basket. Depending if you’re righthanded or lefthanded, put your dominant foot half the length of your shoe size in front of your other foot. Your feet shouldn’t be parallel. Have a good bend in your knees.” More »