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Jul 17, 2018

How to Watch Lakers vs. Trail Blazers Summer League Final: Live Stream, TV Channel
Find out how to watch the Summer League championship on Tuesday, July 17.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 17, 2018

Steph Curry Will Not Attend Team USA Minicamp Next Week
The two-time MVP will spend time with his family instead.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 17, 2018

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Sixers, Celtics Focusing on Draft Picks in Kawhi Leonard Trade Packages
Get the latest updates on all news, rumors, trades and signings going on around the league.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 17, 2018

Denzel Washington On How Tracy McGrady Almost Played Jesus Shuttlesworth In 'He Got Game'
The seven-time All Star almost stole away the role of Jesus Shuttleworth from Ray Allen.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 17, 2018

Trade Grades: In Latest Confusing Move, the Kings Bring Back Ben McLemore
In yet another confusing move, the Sacramento Kings, who drafted Ben McLemore in 2013, reacquired his rights in a trade that sent Garrett Temple to the Grizzlies.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 17, 2018

Report: Kawhi Leonard Pondering Attending Team USA Mini-Camp in Las Vegas
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is also the coach of Team USA.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 17, 2018

NBA 2K19 Player Ratings Revealed: Who and What We Know So Far
The NBA player ratings we know for 2K19.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 17, 2018

Which East Teams Benefit Most from LeBron James Moving West?
With LeBron James moving west, which Eastern Conference teams will emerge? Which star will take his place as the King of the East? The Crossover examines the options.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 17, 2018

2018 NBA Summer League: Winners and Losers
For the second straight year, the Lakers owned Las Vegas. Only this time around LeBron James took center stage, casting LaVar Ball aside and leading The Crossover's Summer League winners and losers.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 16, 2018

Lonnie Walker IV Donating 300 Pairs of Adidas to Hometown Basketball League
Walker teamed with Adidas executive Eric Wise to give back to kids in their hometown of Reading, Penn.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 16, 2018

Report: 76ers Fall Short in Attempt to Hire General Manager Daryl Morey Away From Rockets
Philadelphia has been without a general manager since June 7.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 16, 2018

LeBron James Gets 98 Overall Rating in NBA 2K19
Check out the first look of LeBron in a Lakers uniform in 2K19.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 16, 2018

LeBron James Makes His Lakers Debut in NBA 2K19, Gets 98 Overall Rating
Check out the first look of LeBron in a Lakers uniform in 2K19.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 16, 2018

The Wizards' Strange Offseason Was Years in the Making
From a talent acquisition standpoint, this has been a better offseason for the Wizards than most years—but do any of their recent additions get them closer to where they want to be?

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 16, 2018

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Kemba Walker Wants To Stay With Hornets
Here's the latest news on a possible Carmelo Anthony trade and Kawhi Leonard's future.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 16, 2018

LaVar Ball Now Claims He Could Have Beaten LeBron James In His Heyday
LaVar Ball says LeBron James is "too weak" to beat him in a 1-on-1 matchup

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 16, 2018

Jabari Parker Means More to Chicago Than Any Headline Ever Could
It's fair to treat the Bulls' moves with a certain level of cynicism given their recent history. While the Jabari Parker signing could fit the trend when all is said and done, the upside of the taking on an elite scorer and hometown hero far outweighs the risk.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 15, 2018

Watch: Steph Curry Jumps Into Lake Tahoe After Losing to Father in Golf
Steph was having a blast at the American Century Championships on Sunday.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 15, 2018

LeBron James Makes Surprise Appearance at Lakers' Summer League Win
LeBron James showed up to the Lakers' Summer League game against the Pistons in style Sunday, rocking Lakers shorts and watching as his new team's young core defeated the Pistons to move on to the semifinals.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 15, 2018

Watch: LeBron James Enters Lakers Summer League Game to Standing Ovation
James made his first appearance in Lakers gear since signing with L.A. in July.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 14, 2018

Grades: We've Seen the Bulls' Predictable Jabari Parker Signing Before
The Bulls' signing of Jabari Parker is uninspiring, but Chicago is taking a low-risk on the bouncy 23-year-old.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 14, 2018

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Latest News on Kawhi Leonard, Carmelo Anthony
Here's the latest news on a possible Carmelo Anthony trade and Kawhi Leonard's future.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 13, 2018

Report: Jabari Parker, Bulls Agree to Two-Year, $40M Deal
The second year of the deal is reportedly a team option, lowering the risk for Chicago after Parker's two ACL surgeries.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 13, 2018

Report: Jabari Parker, Bulls Working on Offer Sheet Deal
Parker, a Chicago native, is a restricted free agent.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 13, 2018

Jimmy Butler Turns Down Four-Year, $110 Million Extension From Timberwolves
The 2019 free agency could get even better as Jimmy Butler turns down $110 million with Timberwolves.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 13, 2018

Stop Comparing Trae Young to Stephen Curry
No incoming rookie has faced immediate criticism like Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young. The Crossover defends his play at NBA Summer League and explains why people should stop comparing him to Stephen Curry.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 13, 2018

Trade Grades: Nuggets Check Critical Boxes in Salary Dump; Nets Unload Jeremy Lin as Part of Busy Day
The Brooklyn Nets had a busy day, trading for Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur and shipping Jeremy Lin in two separate deals with the Nuggets and Hawks.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 13, 2018

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Latest News on Carmelo Anthony, Kawhi Leonard
Here's the latest news on Kawhi Leonard's future and a possible Carmelo Anthony trade.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 13, 2018

Weekend Read: Meet the 'Adopted Son' of NBA Summer League, Astroball's Release and More
Also in this week's newsletter, take a closer look at the Astros' World Series title and browse our favorite reads of the week.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 13, 2018

Kevin Knox, Wendell Carter Jr. and Midsummer Hope for the Knicks and Bulls
After years of struggling to find a direction, the Bulls and Knicks have both stumbled into something resembling a solution. Both teams can take solace in their young talent and a stacked 2019 NBA free agency.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 13, 2018

Kevin Knox, Wendell Carter Jr., and Midsummer Hope for the Knicks and Bulls
After years of struggling to find a direction, the Bulls and Knicks have both stumbled into something resembling a solution.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 13, 2018

Watch: Kevin Love Explains How He Learned LeBron James Was Leaving Cavaliers
After being traded to the Cavaliers to team with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love is now the only one of the trio still in Cleveland.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 13, 2018

Report: Nets Trade Jeremy Lin to Hawks, Take Kenneth Faried From Nuggets
The Nuggets moved $21 million in salary in their deal.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 13, 2018

Grades: Isaiah Thomas Can Rejuvenate Career in Nuggets' Low-Risk Gamble
Denver provides a winning opportunity for Isaiah Thomas to rejuvenate his career, on a low-risk one-year commitment for both sides.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 13, 2018

Report: Isaiah Thomas Agrees to One-Year Deal With Nuggets Worth Veteran's Minimum
Isaiah Thomas spent last season with the Cavaliers and Lakers as he tried to work his way back from a hip injury.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 12, 2018

The Economics of a Las Vegas Summer League Invite
While millions of fans are tuning in for Summer League, NBA teams are spending millions of dollars to fill out their Las Vegas rosters and host players during the tournament.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 12, 2018

NBA Free Agency: The Thought Behind the One-Year Deal Trend
One-year contracts have been the theme of this year's free-agency period. With a star-studded class set to join the market in 2019, teams and players are both seeking short-term deals to get what they want.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 12, 2018

Charles Oakley Arrested at Las Vegas Casino for Allegedly Cheating
Oakley was arrested at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on July 8 for allegedly cheating.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 12, 2018

Charles Oakley Arrested at Las Vegas Casino for Cheating
Oakley was arrested at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on July 8.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 12, 2018

Fantastic Voyage: Kobe Bryant Is Now an Entertainment Mogul with a Friendlier Mission
No longer draining daggers for the Lakers, Kobe Bryant—the self-styled Black Mamba—is now an entertainment mogul with a friendlier mission: transporting kids to magical worlds.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 11, 2018

Lakers' Moritz Wagner Diagnosed With Left Knee Contusion
Wagner injured his left ankle and left knee in a summer league game Tuesday night.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 11, 2018

Artist Paints Over LeBron James 'King of LA' Mural After Repeated Vandalism
People were quick to vandalize a mural that called James "The King of LA."

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 11, 2018

Steph Curry on LeBron Move to L.A., Stacked Western Conference: 'Still Have to Beat Us'
Steph Curry says Warriors are still the team to beat despite Lakers signing LeBron James

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 11, 2018

Rookie Report Cards: The Most Noteworthy Summer League Showings
With the disclaimer that this is only NBA Summer League, the early returns on this year's draft class have been pretty impressive. The Crossover points out the best showings in Las Vegas.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 11, 2018

Go West, Big Man: The Logo on LeBron James and the Allure of Los Angeles
Before LeBron changed the NBA's balance of power (again), Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O'Neal were the three most prominent stars to engineer moves to Los Angeles. In addition to being era-defining centers, they had one other thing in common: Jerry West, who had a hand in shaping each of their Lakers careers.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 11, 2018

Fit For The King: LeBron James and the Lakers Form Hollywood's Ultimate Marriage
It's Hollywood's ultimate celebrity marriage: the best and brightest star joining the league's glitziest franchise. With his latest seismic signing as a free agent, LeBron James gives the Lakers new life. But will he ever get the help he'll need to raise their 17th banner?

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 11, 2018

Two Years After Durant's Decision, Adam Silver Changes Tune on Superteam Warriors
Two years after saying superteams were not good for the league, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver softened his stance at the Board of Governors Meeting.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 11, 2018

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Towns, Wolves Talk Extension; Marcus Smart Meets With Four Teams
Here's all the latest news on free agency as players can officially sign contracts.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 11, 2018

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Marcus Smart Meets With Four Teams; OKC Preparing Carmelo Deal
Here's all the latest news on free agency as players can officially sign contracts.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 10, 2018

2019 NBA Championship Odds: LeBron Boosts Lakers, Warriors Still Favorite
The Warriors are still the favorite to win again in 2019, but the newly revamped Lakers are bumped up as the fourth choice.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 10, 2018

One Big Question Must Be Answered Before the NBA Can Correct Its Competitive Balance
With stars clustered together and the Warriors owning the NBA, the league is undoubtedly in a strange place. But before it can address competitive balance, one big basketball question must be answered.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 10, 2018

One Big Question Must Be Answered Before the NBA Can Correct Its Competitive Balance Issue
With stars clustered together and the Warriors owning the NBA, the league is undoubtedly in a strange place. But before it can address competitive balance, one big basketball question must be answered.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 10, 2018

Bucks Rookie Donte DiVincenzo Has $3.71 in His Bank Account
He has $2.68 in checking, $1.03 in savings.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 10, 2018

The Real Story Behind LeBron James and the Thom Browne Matching Suits (And the Shorts)
The coordinating formal attire of King James & Co. went viral during the NBA playoffs, but how did the league's unlikely fashion trend come to life?

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 10, 2018

The Rockets Strange Offseason and the Pursuit of Carmelo Anthony
The Rockets should not pursue Carmelo Anthony and more thoughts on their strange offseason.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 10, 2018

The Rockets' Strange Offseason and the Pursuit of Carmelo Anthony
The Rockets should not pursue Carmelo Anthony and more thoughts on their strange offseason.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 10, 2018

Philadelphia 76ers Think LeBron "Considered Us Very Strongly"
James officially signed with the Lakers on Monday.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 10, 2018

NBA Free Agency Needs to Return to Normal in 2019
Even with LeBron James switching teams and Boogie Cousins joining the Warriors, this offseason hasn't felt as action packed as year's past. For now, the NBA and its players can only hope some sense of normalcy is restored in next summer's free agency.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 10, 2018

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Melo Has Agreed to Waive No-Trade Clause, OKC Gearing Up for Deal
The Friday noon start time has passed, and here's all the latest news on free agency as players can officially sign contracts.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 10, 2018

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Rockets Lock In On Carmelo; Luc Mbah A Moute to Clippers
The Friday noon start time has passed, and here's all the latest news on free agency as players can officially sign contracts.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 09, 2018

LiAngelo Ball Will Join His Brother and Play for Los Angeles ... Ballers of JBA League
The JBA League will now have two Ball brothers on one team.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 09, 2018

Brett Brown: Markelle Fultz 'Is Going to Have a Hell of a Year'
After witnessing Markelle Fultz's offseason training, Sixers head coach Brett Brown believes "he's going to have a hell of a year next year."

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 09, 2018

Celtics Fan Remembered At Funeral By Playing NBA2K In Kyrie Irving Jersey
The 18-year-old was tragically shot in June.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 09, 2018

The Best Players Left in NBA Free Agency
The next wave of free agency is on the way and several marquee players are still without an NBA team to call home. The Crossover considers the best of what remains: the players that are unsigned for a variety of reasons.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 09, 2018

Yao Ming Graduates From College in China After Seven Years
Yao enrolled in Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2011.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 09, 2018

Shaquille O'Neal Q&A: LeBron James's Big Move, the Lakers and More
On World Chocolate Day, Shaquille O'Neal treated a horde of soccer fans to donuts, discussed the state of the Lakers and explained why he knew LeBron was headed to L.A.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 09, 2018

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Rockets Focused on Carmelo After Losing Luc Mbah A Moute to Clippers
The Friday noon start time has passed, and here's all the latest news on free agency as players can officially sign contracts.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 09, 2018

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Damian Lillard Denies Friction With Trail Blazers
The Friday noon start time has passed, and here's all the latest news on free agency as players can officially sign contracts.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 09, 2018

The Summer League Leap: Second-Year Players Making an Impact in Las Vegas
Harry Giles and Jonathan Isaac bouncing back from rookie-year injuries and John Collins's startling improvement make them all must-watch second-year players that are showing out in the NBA Summer League.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 08, 2018

LeBron James 'King of LA' Mural Vandalized After Fan Offers $300 to Alter it
It appears not everyone is a fan of LeBron James in Los Angeles.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 08, 2018

Marvin Bagley Injures Hip, Groin; Set for MRI
The No. 2 overall pick was injured during his Las Vegas Summer League debut

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 08, 2018

Marvin Bagley Out for Remainder of Summer League With Pelvic Bone Bruise
The No. 2 overall pick was injured during his Las Vegas Summer League debut

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 08, 2018

Grades: For the Suns, Signing Devin Booker to a Max Deal Was No-Brainer
Devin Booker's max rookie extension was both a milestone and a formality. For the Suns, who have few brightspots, retaining their best player with a contract worth $158 million was a no-brainer.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 08, 2018

Trade Grades: Charlotte, Chicago and Orlando Complete Pragmatic Three-Team Trade
The trade between the Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic doesn't contain any big names but it does represent smart bookkeeping by each team.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 08, 2018

Tyronn Lue Will Meet With Luke Walton and Brian Shaw to Discuss Coaching LeBron James
The Lakers coaching staff is going to get some tips on how to handle working with LeBron James.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 07, 2018

Malik Monk Out for Remainder of Summer League With Fractured Thumb
The Hornets drafted Malik Monk with the No. 11 pick in 2017.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 07, 2018

Former First-Round Pick Clifford Rozier Dies of Heart Attack
Clifford Rozier was the No. 16 pick in the 1994 draft by the Warriors.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 07, 2018

Report: Former UCLA Player Tyler Honeycutt Found Dead After Standoff With Police
Former UCLA and Kings player Tyler Honeycutt was found dead after barricading himself in an apartment after firing at Los Angeles police Friday night.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 07, 2018

Grades: Blazers Finally Ink a Core Piece in Jusuf Nurkic to Team-Friendly Deal
After mucking up his books with big-dollar deals for in recent years, Trail Blazers president Neil Olshey threaded the needle with Jusuf Nurkic's extension.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 07, 2018

Grades: Blazers Finally Ink Core a Piece in Jusuf Nurkic to Team-Friendly Deal
After mucking up his books with big-dollar deals for in recent years, Trail Blazers president Neil Olshey threaded the needle with Jusuf Nurkic's extension.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 07, 2018

Grades: Blazers Finally Ink Core Piece Jusuf Nurkic to Team-Friendly Deal
After mucking up his books with big-dollar deals in recent years, Trail Blazers president Neil Olshey threaded the needle with Jusuf Nurkic's extension.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 07, 2018

Grades: Bulls Matching Zach LaVine's Kings Offer Sheet Bitter Pill to Swallow
The Kings' offer sheet to Zach LaVine shows a team with nothing to lose can force an incumbent Bulls organization into a brutal lose/lose proposition.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 07, 2018

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Mark Cuban Says DeAndre Jordan Gave Mavs 'Best Chance to Win Now'
The Friday noon start time has passed, and here's all the latest news on free agency as players can officially sign contracts.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 07, 2018

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Bulls Match Zach LaVine Offer Sheet From Kings
The Friday noon start time has passed, and here's all the latest news on free agency as players can officially sign contracts.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 07, 2018

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Cuban Says Jordan Gave Mavs Chance to Win; Jerebko to Sign with GSW
The Friday noon start time has passed, and here's all the latest news on free agency as players can officially sign contracts.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 07, 2018

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Brook Lopez, Milwaukee Bucks Agree on One-Year Deal
The Friday noon start time has passed, and here's all the latest news on free agency as players can officially sign contracts.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 07, 2018

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Devin Booker Signs Five-Year Extension With Suns
The Friday noon start time has passed, and here's all the latest news on free agency as players can officially sign contracts.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 07, 2018

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Jerian Grant Going to Magic in Three-Team Deal With Bulls and Hornets
The Friday noon start time has passed, and here's all the latest news on free agency as players can officially sign contracts.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 06, 2018

Lottery Picks, Key Returners and Summer League Storylines to Watch
Las Vegas Summer League is here, with all 30 teams participating for the first time. If you're watching from afar, The Crossover is here to provide everything you need to know.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 06, 2018

Report: Kyrie Irving Never Wanted LeBron James to Return to the Cavaliers
Irving reportedly almost asked for a trade after winning the NBA championship in 2016.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 06, 2018

Report: Tony Parker To Leave Spurs After 17 years, Agrees To Two-Year Contract With Hornets
Tony Parker wants to play 20 years in the NBA but not all will come with the Spurs.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 06, 2018

Grades: Spurs Legend Tony Parker Leaving San Antonio for Charlotte
Spurs legend Tony Parker is leaving San Antonio after 17 seasons. While the move makes sense for a veteran hoping to prolong his career, it's puzzling for the Hornets.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 06, 2018

With His OKC Era Waning, Carmelo Anthony Must Pick Between Two Clear Free-Agency Paths
All signs point to Carmelo Anthony and the Thunder parting ways. Once Anthony officially becomes a free agent, where should he go next? The Lakers and Rockets stand out as obvious destinations.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 06, 2018

Report: Thunder Working On Parting Ways With Carmelo Anthony Via Trade, Stretch Provision
Oklahoma City is looking to drop its payroll from $300 million.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 06, 2018

Watch: LeBron James Jams Out to 'I Will Survive' While Vacationing In Italy
With his important free agency decision behind him, LeBron James is celebrating.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 06, 2018

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Latest News, Updates as Signing Period Nears
Here's all the latest news on free agency before players can officially sign contracts on Friday.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 06, 2018

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Latest News, Updates as Signing Period Starts
Here's all the latest news on free agency as players can officially sign contracts on Friday.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 06, 2018

NBA Free Agency Rumors: LaVine Agrees to Offer Sheet With Kings; OKC Looking to Part From Melo
Here's all the latest news on free agency as players can officially sign contracts on Friday.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 06, 2018

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Bulls Match Kings' Offer Sheet on LaVine; OKC Looking to Part From Melo
Here's all the latest news on free agency as players can officially sign contracts on Friday.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jul 06, 2018

Watch: Grayson Allen, Trae Young Earn Technical Fouls After Scuffle
Jazz rookie Grayson Allen got in the altercation with Hawks rookie Trae Young during a Utah Summer League game Thursday.

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