How Chris Kaman got Player Exclusive "Air Sasqhatuces" from Nike in 2012
After he became an All-Star in 2010, Chris Kaman triggered a clause in his Nike deal that he’d get Player Exclusives
“This is my nightmare” - Goran Dragic on Derrick Rose's vicious dunk 12 years ago
Dragic has a sense of humor about one of the most memorable dunks in NBA history - “At least I'm on TV all the time.”
“This man doesn’t work hard all the time” - Lebron James’ work ethic was once questioned by an assistant coach
Phil Handy initially thought LeBron James didn't give his full effort all the time until he witnessed Zero Dark Thirty 23 in the playoffs.
“l can’t wear them no more” — why Dennis Schroder would rather give away Kyrie shoes than wear them
Dennis Schroder was willing to give away his Kyrie Irving shoe collection after an ugly on-court incident involving the Brooklyn Nets star.
“You just can’t give him freebies” — Jason Kidd reveals how the Mavs limited LeBron James in the 2011 Finals
The Mavs gave LeBron a lesson in the importance of versatility.
Ex-Knicks GM reveals Kristaps Porzingis used to study Usain Bolt's "running techniques"
Given his injury history, we're not sure it helped a lot.
“We all thought he was out of his mind.” — Draymond Green on what he thought of Golden State Warriors' offense when Steve Kerr took over
Once they figured it out, the players never wanted to go back to the NBA standard pick-and-roll offense.
“He wanted to play good basketball. We were playing the best brand of basketball” — Draymond Green's theory on Kevin Durant joining the Golden State Warriors
Draymond believes KD decided to join the Warriors long before “them being up 3-1”
”Would I do it again? One thousand percent“ — Draymond Green on his Game 5 suspension in 2016 NBA Finals
Draymond Green’s 2016 suspension served as a turning point in NBA history.
“Win this and be free” — the text Pat Riley sent to LeBron James during Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals
Riley shared he avoided sending the text before the game and that James never really replied to him after he read the text.
“Chris Paul knew what coach was going to call before coach even called it” — ex-Hornets big man talks about CP3 and Monty Williams' incredible chemistry
Former New Orleans Hornets big man Jason Smith witnessed how Chris Paul and Monty Williams clicked in their very first season together
“That's not a dunk! You gotta at least touch the rim” — Nate Robinson debates Dwight Howard on his Superman dunk
Dwight Howard won the All-Star dunk contest with his Superman dunk. However, Nate Robinson claimed it shouldn't be called a dunk at all since D12 didn't touch the rim.
"While you're in the pool, I am going to go for a 40-mile bike ride in 140 degree heat" — How Kobe Bryant sent a message to LeBron James and Kevin Durant in the 2012 Olympics
Only Kobe Bryant would bike under the 140-degree scorching heat to prove he's still the top dog.
“I still remember going to see James at his house the night he was traded” — Nick Collison reveals how Oklahoma City Thunder reacted to James Harden trade
Players knew the teams were negotiating terms, but it was still "a gut punch" when the trade happened.
"Maybe I should have been harder on Carmelo Anthony for winning a championship rather than being a good coach" -- George Karl on the biggest regret of his coaching career
Despite never winning a ring, George Karl's resume is notable enough for a Hall-of-Fame career. Still, former Nuggets head coach regrets one thing about his NBA run.
LeBron James on why his NBA Finals record doesn't bother him — "Some people never get here at all"
Before LeBron James powered his team to a 3-1 comeback, he admitted that his mediocre NBA Finals record doesn't bother him too much.
"He was that good" — When Monty Williams explained why Andrew Bynum was the Lakers' X-Factor in their 2011 Playoff Series
The Los Angeles Lakers boasted of size and depth that were too much to handle for Monty Williams' Hornets.
Mike Bibby on leaving the Wizards after 2 games: "They wanted me to kind of help John Wall...I wasn't ready for that yet"
Mike Bibby explained why after two games, he realized he wasn't meant for the Wizards
"That's the most ridiculous thing" — why Jerry West defended LeBron James' NBA Finals record
Jerry West has a reality check for everyone thinking a 4-6 Finals record is a bad thing.
“I would hear Arnold Schwarzenegger sometimes talk about having orgasms when he would lift” — Kevin Garnett on the inspiration behind his mentality on the court
That competitive fire and mentality made Kevin Garnett a monster on both ends of the floor
Draymond Green reveals his all-time favorite Klay Thompson moment
It's not the 60 points on 11 dribles that makes it Draymond's favorite. It's the day before that makes it the ultimate Klay story.
”Leadership wasn’t his deal at the time” — Gregg Popovich named the real leader of the San Antonio Spurs after Tim Duncan retired
Talking about Kawhi Leonard, Gregg Popovich made the distinction between stars and leaders.
LeBron James once went on a rant when he was reminded he wasn’t the highest-paid player on the Heat
All James wanted in return was to get more out of the value he single-handedly provided to the Miami Heat
“The insight he gave us was great” — Jordan Clarkson reveals what Kobe Bryant taught him during a special training session
This is the last thing you'd think Kobe Bryant would emphasize.
“He didn't raise his fist or look cool to the crowd or do any of this stupid-ass stuff.” — Gregg Popovich names one of his favorite Kawhi Leonard moments
Gregg Popovich recalls a great Kawhi Leonard play featuring Stephen Curry.
Why ex-teammate Anthony Ianni calls his friendship with Draymond Green a blessing in disguise
A great story explaining why Draymond is beloved by teammates, despite his abrasive character.
“He didn't believe that much in Steph and would bench him a lot” — Jeremy Lin opens up about the rocky relationship between Steph Curry and his former coach Keith Smart
During Steph's second year in the league, he was often yelled at, benched during the 4th quarter, and reprimanded by his former coach, Keith Smart.
“We knew that some of the hate was because of our skin color” — Dwyane Wade says the hatred for the Heatles was racially motivated
Wade compared their treatment to Larry Bird's Big 3 in Boston, Michael Jordan's in Chicago and Magic Johnson's in Los Angeles.
"Other kids have talent, too, but dream of millions of dollars and lose focus on basketball." - Luka Doncic's father Sasa shares what makes his son special
Luka's father and basketball legend Sasa Doncic knew from the get-go that his son was different
The moment Pat Riley should've known LeBron James would one day leave Miami
Upon his arrival to Miami, LeBron made a request that should've let Riley know a new era was coming.
“I’m too old for that, man” — when Kobe Bryant gave up on defense during the twilight years of his career
Kobe Bryant once told fans sitting courtside in Madison Square Garden that he just wanted to chill because he was too old to get back on defense.
Proof that Ricky Rubio is the best possible mentor for the young Cavs squad — “Change this face. Be happy. Enjoy.”
Ricky Rubio was just 22 years old but already displayed maturity beyond his age.
Technicals and headbands — Dwight Howard recalls trying to be like Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant and Wilt Chamberlain
Dwight Howard was told to shed off his goofy personality and behave like the greats.
“That was the only reason I took that job.” — how Kobe Bryant inspired Phil Handy to get into coaching
If not for Kobe Bryant, Phil Handy would have been doing something else.
“You either do it his way or you don’t play” — Spurs fan and WWE icon Shawn Michaels likens Gregg Popovich to Vince McMahon
“He’s the single greatest interview on the face of the Earth,” said Michaels of Gregg Popovich.
“It was in the elevator and I’m dodging punches" — when Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee got into a fistfight because of a woman
When Nick Young says this is the most intense fight he'd ever witness, you know it was for real.
Dennis Rodman was once caught in the middle of an oral sex session while doing a radio show
Jorge Sedano opened up about his infamous encounter on air with Dennis Rodman who was getting pleasured in the middle of the interview
Tim Duncan claims he stayed at a haunted hotel in Oakland and heard a ghost in his teammate’s room
In 2014, Tim Duncan and his teammates stayed in Claremont Resort in Oakland and let's just say they will never return to the hotel.
He plays a little bit like Kareem" - When George Karl predicted JaVale McGee would have a bright future in the NBA
George Karl thought he saw a legend in the making after JaVale McGee impressed in his first several games with the Denver Nuggets.
“I’m not entertaining it” — Kevin Garnett on having his No. 21 jersey retired by the Timberwolves
Kevin Garnett doesn't want his jersey retired by the Timberwolves because of his beef with the team owner Glen Taylor.
How the Los Angeles Clippers protected Kawhi Leonard from critics
The Clippers did everything they could to lure Kawhi to LA — even if it meant firing people over a critical comment.
Dominique Wilkins talks about his time with the San Antonio Spurs and Gregg Popovich: "He didn’t care if you didn’t like it or not"
Domique Wilkins heaped praise on Gregg Popovich and said that if it wasn't for injuries, his San Antonio Spurs squad would've been a competitive team
That time when Michael Jordan slapped a Charlotte Hornet guard for celebrating a victory too early
Even as an owner, Michael Jordan is as competitive and firm as he was as a player.
Mike Breen's criticism of Carmelo Anthony might hurt the forward's legacy
Mike Breen, a New York native, slammed Carmelo Anthony's seeming lack of interest in playing defense.
Kobe's fiercest competitors - Top 5 players with the highest scoring average when going up against Kobe Bryant
Three forwards and two guards. Here are the best offensive players Kobe Bryant played against.
LeBron James names 'the No. 1 smartest' teammate he's ever had: 'He knows everything'
LeBron James hailed his former Miami Heat teammate Shane Battier as the smartest player and person he's ever met.
LeBron's fiercest competitors - Top 5 players with the highest scoring average when going up against LeBron James
Four guards and one forward. Here are the Top 5 players who scored at will when facing LeBron James.
The biggest mistake in franchise history — Oklahoma City Thunder edition
$5 million was all it took to keep three MVPs on the same team.