KIM TILLIE: BASKETBALL PLAYER WITH VOLLEYBALL HERITAGE

BY REPRESENTING FRANCE IN BASKETBALL, KIM TILLIE IS BREAKING WITH TRADITION. HIS FATHER AND BROTHER ARE IN RIO TO COMPETE IN VOLLEYBALL, THE SPORT THE TILLIES ARE KNOWN FOR. French basketball player Kim Tillie's journey to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games began when he did not listen to his mother. Hailing from a volleyball ... More

RETURNING VENEZUELA HOPING TO STAND TALL

VENEZUELA’S MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM MAY NOT BE THE TALLEST ON VIEW AT RIO 2016, BUT THAT WILL NOT STOP THE SOUTH AMERICANS FROM REACHING FOR THE SKY ON THEIR FIRST APPEARANCE AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES SINCE BARCELONA 1992.   The Venezuelans kick off their campaign against 2014 FIBA World Cup runners-up Serbia on ... More

Lakers Rumors: Russell Westbrook Still A Target despite Contract Extension; Blockbuster trade on the Way

The Russell Westbrook trade rumors will still persist even though he has committed to a contract extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Lakers' yearning for Westbrook (or any other star for that matter) has been consistently reported and it actually prompted OKC Thunder center Enes Kanter to troll the Purple and ... More

NBA news: Derrick Rose refers to his Knicks as a ‘superteam’

The new-look New York Knicks have undergone a lot of personnel changes over the course of the offseason. Newly-acquired starting point guard Derrick Rose, who came over via trade with the Chicago Bulls, made a bold proclamation by calling his new team a "superteam." Rose, who will team up with former Bulls teammate Joakim ... More

NBA relocates All-Star Game from Charlotte due to anti-LGBT law; New Orleans likely replacement

After threatening to pull the 2017 All-Star festivities from Charlotte unless a North Carolina law was rescinded or reformed, the NBA made good on its promise. The league has confirmed that they will relocate the midseason classic from Charlotte after North Carolina legislators did not take any further action regarding ... More

Nerlens Noel, not Jahlil Okafor, could be odd man out in Philly; Ben Simmons reveals close ties with Okafor, Joel Embiid

Nerlens Noel could be the odd man in Philadelphia, with the 76ers admitting the need to address their frontcourt logjam. The consensus around the league points at Jahlil Okafor as the 76ers' expendable big man, with the 20-year-old being linked to several trade talks in the past few months. CSNNE's A. Sherrod Blakely ... More

Toronto Raptors could send Terrence Ross to Charlotte Hornets for Marco Belinelli, Cody Zeller

The Toronto Raptors just had their best season in franchise history but need to make moves in order to become a more serious threat to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference. Recent NBA trade rumors suggest Terrence Ross could be dealt in their bid to get pieces to improve their roster. According to Sports ... More

Russell Westbrook not going anywhere, ‘angered’ by Kevin Durant’s departure

Recent reports have emerged that Russell Westbrook is keen on staying with the Oklahoma City Thunder for the duration of his current contract as he is "ticked off" about Kevin Durant's decision to leave the squad and join the former NBA Champions Golden State Warriors next season. The 27-year-old five-time NBA ... More

DeMarcus Cousins to Milwaukee Bucks for Greg Monroe, Jabari Parker; Thon Maker and Boogie Frontline is Scary

While the dust has settled on the Boston Celtics trade rumors, other transactions on the horizon could be explored including the possibility a scary frontline for the Bucks. The Milwaukee Bucks has been presented as one of the up and coming teams who can become future contenders. They already made a splash in last ... More

Russell Westbrook to Washington Wizards Reunited with Scott Brooks in Latest Scenario

The big news in the Las Vegas Summer League is the possibility of Russell Westbrook being traded. The usual frontrunners are the Boston Celtics as they have the clear desire to acquire a franchise superstar to take them to the next level. They already have Al Horford and they still have a multitude of assets to use for a ... More