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Features

 

Gallery

NBA players in epic Halloween costumes

Deron Williams as Khal Drogo of Game of Thrones, Paul Pierce as Captain America and more.

 

VIDEO

LeBron James' high school thrilled he is home

USA Today Sports visits LeBron James' high school to discuss the joy of having their hometown hero back.

 

salaries

The five worst contract extensions in the last decade

As you would expect, heavy presence of big men in the list.

 

video

LeBron's title quest begins now

USA Today Sports' Jeff Zillgitt spoke with Lebron James about his unfinished business in Cleveland.

 

Social

The Top 50 players in Grizzlies history

The Gasols go 1-2 in a list short on big names 19 years into franchise history.

 

Season

HoopsHype predictions: Another big LeBron year?

Five HoopsHype writers on what they expect to happen in the NBA this season.

 

Season

Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers

Best team in the NBA on paper. But can they make it happen on the court?

 

VIDEO

Lakers and Knicks among intriguing 2014-2015 story lines

They may not be good, but they will be interesting to follow.

 

Season

Preview: New York Knicks

Looks like the New York Knicks will be mired in mediocrity (at best) another season.

 

Shooting

The key ingredient to championships

Lakers head coach Byron Scott couldn't be more wrong about the importance of outside shooting.

 

Gallery

Ringless All-Stars

Barring a miracle, Steve Nash will be part of a long list of players with more than five All-Star appearances and zero NBA championship rings.

 

Season

Which star's comeback will be the most intriguing?

Several of the top players in the last decade will try to bounce back from tough injuries this season. Eddie Johnson writes about his expectations for each of them.

 

Season

Preview: Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks reloaded again with great offseason acquisitions that could propel them to another playoff run.

 

VIDEO

These stars must shine in 2015

Eddie Johnson lists five players that need to have a great season.

 

Season

Preview: Miami Heat

Miami should remain competitive in the first year of the post-LeBron era, but championship dreams are certainly over.

 

Business

Player poll: What's the right number of games for the regular season?

HoopsHype asked a bunch of NBA players whether the regular should be shortened or not.