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The New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis, right, battles for a rebound with the Memphis Grizzlies' Zach Randolph at FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. The Grizzlies won, 110-74. (Nikki Boertman/The Commercial Appeal/TNS)

Why Anthony Davis is worth every single penny

Lauren Holmes April 30, 2015

Despite the New Orleans Pelicans four game elimination in the first round of the 2015 playoffs, power forward Anthony Davis is on the brink of being offered the league maximum salary of about $140 million...

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) watches a defensive possession in the final minute from the bench on Monday, April 27, 2015, at the United Center in Chicago in Game 5 of a first-round playoff series. The Bucks defeated the Bulls, 94-88. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

NBA to undergo drug testing in offseason

Lauren Holmes April 28, 2015

The league is filled with 250 pound, six-foot 11-inch men soaring through the air and racing up the court in record speeds. So instant muscle increase, reduced body fat and pin-point vision would only...

Who will be the next NBA 2k commentator?

Lauren Holmes April 13, 2015

NBA 2K15, a 2015 of installment of the second best-selling basketball video game franchise, makes Steve Kerr the only current NBA participant to have dual roles in the game as an analyst and a coach. Kerr...

A look at Russell Westbrook’s triple-double spree

Lauren Holmes April 10, 2015

Oklahoma City Thunder combo-guard Russell Westbrook added another component to his repertoire this season: triple-doubles. While his scoring tantrums include setting three new career-highs in points (45,...

The Steve Kerr Effect

Lauren Holmes April 9, 2015

After laying the foundation during his two-season tenure from 2012-14, Golden State Warriors’ previous head coach Mark Jackson was one season away from being in his shoes. Jackson led the Warriors to...

Golden State Warriors guards are making a splash

Golden State Warriors guards are making a splash

Lauren Holmes April 1, 2015

Besides when the eighth seeded Warriors bested the top seeded Dallas Mavericks in six games of the 2006- 07 first round playoffs, there’s been a lot of empty seats in Golden State’s Oracle Arena. Luckily...

Dean Smith’s legacy lives on

Lauren Holmes March 30, 2015

He had plans after death. A post- humorous dinner date with about 180 players that suited up for him in his 36 year career as University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s head coach. Dean Smith,...

A perfect circle: a look back at Dirk Nowitzki’s legacy

Lauren Holmes March 26, 2015

The only player to earn 25,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, 1,000 3- pointers, 1,000 steals and 1,000 blocks in NBA history. Dirk Nowitzki’s circles are exclusive. The seven foot power forward welcomed...

Steve Nash is introduced before the start of the NBA All-Star game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, February 14, 2010. (Ron Jenkins/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)

Former NBA MVP and current Los Angeles Laker Steve Nash calls it quits after 19 seasons

Lauren Holmes March 23, 2015

One of the first things basketball players learn, whether from a coach or failure, is to never leave your feet when attempting a pass to team mates. The possibility of getting caught in the air with nowhere...

Former Los Angeles Lakers star Shaquille O'Neal during a ceremony to retire his number before a game against the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Orlando Magic honor Shaquille O’Neal with Hall of Fame induction

Lauren Holmes March 19, 2015

Years before he drew a New York crowd into chanting "Kobe [Bryant] how my a-- taste?" during a freestyle rap in 2008, his 2006 NBA championship with the Miami Heat, and his historic Los Angeles Lakers...

Photo credit: Kristine Delicana

Social media is changing the news— For the bad and good

Lauren Holmes March 10, 2015

Social media has done it again. Thanks to Mark Zuckerberg stealing the Facebook idea from his college buddies, we can now bring kitchen table discussions to global platforms because regardless of how petty...

Dez Bryant, who was recently franchised by the Dallas Cowboys, may get much more out of his season with the new cap space for each NFL team. Photo courtesy of TNS.

New NFL salary cap flexes league’s monetary power

Lauren Holmes March 5, 2015

The glare from Dez Bryant’s diamond studded earrings is hard to miss from the Dallas Cowboy’s sideline as he stands with helmet in hand watching the defense go to work on game days. Bryant can continue...

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