The highly anticipated opening of the 2016-17 NBA season is just around the corner and it is already clear who are the payroll losers and winners. NBA MVP Stephen Curry tops the list of players with underwhelming salary, while Finals MVP LeBron James leads the biggest moneymakers.
According to Hoops Hype, Curry will be underpaid next season with his salary of $12,112, 359. The 28-year-old point guard has one more season left with the Golden State Warriors before turning free agent next summer, where he is expected to get the highest salary raise. more >>
NBA training camps will begin after about a month from now, and teams are beginning to settle with their newfound players. But trade rumors continue to make noise as fans and experts anticipate NBA teams' next moves. With some free agents still unable to find a team, there is a sense that there are still a couple of moves waiting to reach limelight.
1. Joel Embiid Finally Healthy
It's been two years since Joel Embiid was the number 3 overall draft pick back in 2014, yet he hasn't played a single NBA game due to injuries. Now, as the 2016-17 regular season is about to begin, Embiid says he is ready to lace up his game shoes and play for the Philadelphia 76ers. more >>
"WHAT?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME??" exclaimed legendary English commentator Ray Hudson.
Messi had just gone on a physics defying zigzag past four of Athletic Bilbao's defenders to curve the ball on the bottom left corner of the goal.
The Barcelona fans in the San Mames stadium were going nuts, and so was Hudson: "This man is absolutely mainline to pure footballing magic that belongs in a different galaxy altogether … absolute, astonishing, jawdropping genius from Lionel." more >>
As the release of "NBA 2K17" draws near (September 20), fans have a chance to take a sneak peek through released NBA 2K Player Ratings, all thanks to Ronnie Singh of 2K Sports. Singh has been sending player screen captures and their corresponding overall ratings through Twitter.
Here are some of the latest NBA 2K17 Player Ratings releases.
1. Rudy Gobert - 81 more >>
Kevin Durant faced severe backlash for his controversial move to leave Oklahoma City Thunder to team up with the Golden State Warriors in the 2016-17 NBA season. Kobe Bryant recently joined the few NBA stars who supported the small forward's decision.
Opportunity to Improve
Bryant commented on the "Jim Rome Show" that he is actually happy with Durant's decision to move out of the Thunder and form a super-team with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green under the Warriors. He said that the move would challenge the opposing teams to level up. more >>
Five years after he departed from the NBA, Chinese basketball Olympian Yi Jianlian is officially returning after he inked a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2016-17 NBA season. Brooklyn Nets point guard Jeremy Lin is among the NBA stars who expressed excitement on Jianlian's comeback.
Lin and Jianlian, both 28 years old, are two of the few basketball players of Asian descent who successfully made it in the NBA. With the two stars playing for new teams and taking important roles in the upcoming season, can they be more successful? Who will emerge as the better Asian player?
Second Chances more >>