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Turkey Indicts Enes Kanter's Father For "Membership In A Terror Group" Turkey Indicts Enes Kanter's Father For "Membership In A Terror Group"

Mehmet Kanter, the father of New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, has been indicted in a Turkish court for charges of “membership in a terror group,” according to Turkish media reports. The indictment says that Mehmet was allegedly contacted by 127 suspects with ties to Fethullah Gülen, an imam who’s been blamed for…

Former NBA Player J.J. Hickson Arrested After Reportedly Breaking Teenager's Nose During Armed Robbery  Former NBA Player J.J. Hickson Arrested After Reportedly Breaking Teenager's Nose During Armed Robbery 

Ex-NBA player J.J. Hickson was arrested and charged with armed robbery in Georgia on Friday, according to inmate records from the Coweta County Sheriff’s Department. Hickson was charged with using a knife in the robbery, and is being held without bond in Coweta County Jail.

NBA Auctions Off What J.R. Smith Wore When He Lost What Was Left Of His Dignity NBA Auctions Off What J.R. Smith Wore When He Lost What Was Left Of His Dignity

A token of J.R. Smith’s eternal shame is up for sale on the NBA’s auction site. “He played 38 minutes and registered 10 points with 2 assists and 6 rebounds,” reads the very charitable caption. In some sense, this is the greatest piece of LeBron James memorabilia that money could buy.

LeBronWatch: Kawhi To The Cavs, Keeping LeBron Put LeBronWatch: Kawhi To The Cavs, Keeping LeBron Put

From Cleveland.com’s Terry Pluto comes a report that the Cleveland Cavaliers “are one of several teams making calls to San Antonio about Kawhi Leonard.”

Beer For Herbs Calls Itself "Lebron Tears" Beer For Herbs Calls Itself "Lebron Tears"

An undeniable spoil of victory is the unassailable right to talk mad shit about your vanquished foes, forever, no matter their prominence nor how splendidly they performed. The Warriors are very good at this, as in the case of Draymond Green using t-shirts to mock LeBron James after each of the last two Warriors…

BronnyWatch: NBA Suggests One-And-Done Could Be Out As Soon As 2021 BronnyWatch: NBA Suggests One-And-Done Could Be Out As Soon As 2021

Welcome to BronnyWatch, where we track the potential NBA destinations for LeBron James Jr.

Kawhi Leonard Wants To Leave San Antonio And Play For The Lakers Kawhi Leonard Wants To Leave San Antonio And Play For The Lakers

This afternoon, more or less every basketball reporter simultaneously reported that Kawhi Leonard wanted out of San Antonio. The coordination of reports from Jabari Young, Chris Haynes, and Shams Charania suggests that the “league sources” behind this know what they’re talking about, and want everyone else to know it…

Dwight Howard Shares Story Of Stan Van Gundy Owning The Hell Out Of Marcin Gortat Dwight Howard Shares Story Of Stan Van Gundy Owning The Hell Out Of Marcin Gortat

Marcin Gortat is a fine NBA player. He’s been one of the NBA’s best screeners for about a decade; before a relatively recent age-related decline in athleticism he was an underrated defender and rim protector; he’s a wizard at timing his movement towards the hoop to preserve and maximize the narrow passing lanes that…

What Is Going On With Michael Porter Jr.? What Is Going On With Michael Porter Jr.?

Michael Porter Jr. was once considered one of the clear best two or three prospects in the 2018 NBA Draft, but with one week to go before draft night, concerns about his long-term health that have trailed him all season are becoming more pronounced. Despite playing just 53 minutes for Mizzou last season after…

Gigantic Basketball Tween Takes On Tiny Opponents And 8-Foot Rims, Leaves No Survivors

Here we have a highlight reel brimming with the exploits of Olivier Rioux, a 12-year-old basketball player who is said to stand at 6 feet and 9 inches. Since most 12-year-olds are not 6-foot-9, you can probably guess how this is going to go for Rioux’s poor opponents:

LeBronWatch: Scottie Pippen Can Neither Confirm Nor Deny That LeBron Is Definitely Going To The Lakers LeBronWatch: Scottie Pippen Can Neither Confirm Nor Deny That LeBron Is Definitely Going To The Lakers

Welcome back to LeBronWatch, where we are watching LeBron. So far, our observations have provided us with two unassailable truths: LeBron James is absolutely going to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, and he believes that Houston is a city of puke. Today brings us more insider information, though coyly shared, from…

Jordan Bell Might Be The Drunkest Golden State Warrior Jordan Bell Might Be The Drunkest Golden State Warrior

In the immediate aftermath of Game 4, Warriors rookie Jordan Bell wielded two bottles of celebratory champagne. These were the results:

Draymond Green Has Once Again Mocked LeBron James With His Championship Parade T-Shirt Draymond Green Has Once Again Mocked LeBron James With His Championship Parade T-Shirt

When the Warriors took to the streets of Oakland a year ago to celebrate their championship, Draymond Green marked the occasion by donning a “Quickie” t-shirt featuring the logo from the Cavs arena. There’s a long history of sartorial beef between the Warriors and the Cavs, and highlights from the other side of the…

A Good Idea For Getting LeBron James Onto The Celtics A Good Idea For Getting LeBron James Onto The Celtics

The Boston Celtics showed up, somewhat unexpectedly, on a list Stephen A. Smith made of teams “in the mix” to land LeBron James in free agency this summer (Smith is a dingus, but he was ahead of everyone on LeBron going to Miami in 2010, so his list can’t be summarily dismissed). The Celtics weren’t the biggest…

We Now Live In A World Where Nick Young Is An NBA Champion

It was otherwise a shitty, forgettable NBA Finals series, but at least it produced this fascinating outcome: Nick Young (!) joins fellow Cinnamon Challenge hero and former Wizards knucklehead JaVale McGee (!!) as an NBA champion. The sheer improbability of Nick Young finding a role on a championship team was not lost…

LeBron Busted His Hand In A Rage After That Game 1 Meltdown LeBron Busted His Hand In A Rage After That Game 1 Meltdown

I am certainly not going to pretend to believe this might’ve significantly changed the trajectory of the series, but it’s also not nothing: LeBron James reportedly played the last three games of the Finals with a busted-up hand after he punched a black board following Cleveland’s world-historic boner of a loss in Game…

Thank God That's Over Thank God That's Over

Man, Game 4 sucked. Just as a basketball exhibition, it sucked, in exactly the way that all blowouts suck, before we even get to the part where it was an elimination game in the NBA Finals. However valiantly the Cavs fought earlier in the series, Game 4 made clear just what a ghastly, hilariously lopsided Finals…

A Dramatic Reading Of Bryan Colangelo's Resignation As GM Of The Philadelphia 76ers

Is this the stupidest thing we’ve ever put on the website? Uh, sound off in the comments I guess. I’m just really sorry about all this.

Kendrick Perkins And Kevin Durant Have A Friendly, Obscene Moment Together

Kendrick Perkins, nominally on the Cavs roster, is just there to wear a suit and start shit. He’s a large, rude chaperone who escorts the team from Cleveland to the Bay and back, occasionally stepping up to yell at or near Drake or knock knees with Steph Curry. Last night he fully embraced his role during his old OKC…

Sixers Allow Bryan Colangelo To Resign After His Wife Admits To Operating Defensive Burner Accounts [Update] Sixers Allow Bryan Colangelo To Resign After His Wife Admits To Operating Defensive Burner Accounts [Update]

The Philadelphia 76ers and collar-loving general manager Bryan Colangelo have “agreed to part ways” today, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Last week, the Ringer dropped a bombshell report advancing the theory that Colangelo had been secretly operating five Twitter accounts to defend himself. They were close, and as …

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