Keidel: Great Athletes Don't Always Make Great ChampionsNBA All-Star Weekend is stacked with great players, but relatively few will ever win the NBA Finals.
Report: Odell Beckham Jr., On Sprained Ankle, Participated In Dance Battle With Russell WestbrookOdell Beckham Jr.'s sprained ankle kept him from playing football Sunday night, but it apparently didn't stop him from dancing in public just days earlier.
Keidel: Westbrook Has Dominated NBA... So What?Despite Russell Westbrook's stellar stat sheet, the Thunder won't win the NBA Finals, which is the ultimate goal.
Keidel: The Simmering Durant-Westbrook FeudDurant and Westbrook, both All-Stars, had a grudging respect and faux friendship until Durant left the Thunder for the Warriors.
Will Golden State's Playoff Run End In Oklahoma City?The Warriors changed the NBA with their new-world game. But one eternal basketball truth still holds... shots closer to the rim are easier.
NBA's Top 'Stop And Watch' PlayersIn the past three weeks we've seen Steph Curry go for 51, Kevin Durant have his 43rd career 40 point game and Klay Thompson pour in 37 in one quarter. These kinds of performances are what we like to call "Stop and Watch games." As in stop what you're doing right now and get to a television immediately.
3 Hawks, Durant And Westbrook Among NBA All-Star ReservesAl Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague were picked Thursday as reserves for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, giving the sizzling Atlanta Hawks three selections.
Westbrook Scores 32 In Return; Thunder Beat KnicksRussell Westbrook scored 32 points in his first game back from a broken right hand, and the Thunder rolled past the Knicks 105-78 on Friday night.
Schmeelk's NBA Notes: Thunder Can't Win Without Ibaka's OffenseEven with Serge Ibaka on the floor, the Thunder would be hard-pressed to beat a well-oiled machine like San Antonio.
Kallas: No Question, Kevin Durant Is The NBA MVP (So Far)So many people believe that the NBA season begins and LeBron James is crowned the Most Valuable Player before he’s even scored a basket. Well, this season, things are vastly different.
Knicks Small Forward Carmelo Anthony Named To All-NBA Second Team NBA scoring leader Carmelo Anthony led the second team, joined by guards Russell Westbrook and Tony Parker, center Marc Gasol and forward Blake Griffin.
Thunder's Westbrook Out; Will Undergo Knee SurgeryOklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and be out indefinitely.
Knicks Extend Winning Run To 12, Melo Scores 36 In Win Over ThunderCarmelo Anthony led the way with 36 points and the Knicks won their twelfth consecutive game by defeating the Thunder in Oklahoma City.
J.R. Does It All Until Final Shot, Knicks Lose By 1 To ThunderThe Kevin Durant-Carmelo Anthony duel was postponed, though J.R. Smith filled in nicely - for three quarters.
Nets Show What They Are Made Of, Blast Mighty Thunder On The RoadP.J. Carlesimo's first big motivational message as the interim coach of the Brooklyn Nets earned him an elusive win in Oklahoma City, and perhaps the kind of jolt his team needs to get out of a monthlong funk.