VIDEO: Jamal Murray Hilariously Taunts Lonzo Ball by Dribbling Around Him

Thanks to LaVar Ball’s big mouth, everyone wants to give Lonzo Ball their best shot this season. Ball and the Lakers have struggled this season and opposing players aren’t afraid to rub it in. In a 115-100 loss to the Nuggets Saturday night, point guard Jamal Murray taunted Ball by dribbling around as time expired in the fourth quarter. The Lakers didn't take kindly to Jamal Murray dribbling around Lonzo to end the game. pic.twitter.com/bGBPiQy5nq — NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) December 3, 2017 Ball didn’t have much of a reaction,…

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VIDEO: Watch Shaun Livingston Get Ejected After Making Contact With Offical

Spread the word: Everyone is getting ejected in the NBA these days. First, it was LeBron James, then Kevin Durant, and now Shaun Livingston is joining in on the party. Livingston isn’t known for his emotion, but took exception after not getting a foul call from an official Sunday night against the Heat. He went over to argue the call, made contact with the official and was immediately ejected from the game. Shaun Livingston has been ejected after making contact with an official while arguing a call pic.twitter.com/PtdovqSz6j — Def Pen Hoops…

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James Harden Spotted Wearing Ridiculous Pregame Outfit

We all know James Harden takes his fashion game seriously. We all know that he’s is absolutely balling this year to the tune of 30.2 points, 10.2 assists and 4.9 rebounds per game. But this pregame outfit isn’t going to make the highlight reel. A different type of James Harden highlight pic.twitter.com/6hERJH8R45 — SB Nation (@SBNation) November 15, 2017 Is it James Harden or is it a highlighter? He’s looking more like he’s about to go help underline some books then win a basketball game against the Toronto Raptors. Harden is…

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Lakers Reveal Timeline for When They Might Work on Fixing Lonzo’s Shot

Lonzo Ball’s jump shot is a problem. Not only is it one of the ugliest looking things we’ve ever seen in the NBA — shout out to Shawn Marion, Kevin Martin and Michael Kidd Gilchrist — but it also just doesn’t go in enough to justify the funky release. Ball is making only 31.3 percent of shots he takes with a 25% three-point field goal percentage as well as a dismal 50 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers have acknowledged this could be a bit of an issue, but that they…

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Kristaps Porzingis Said Last Season ‘Wasn’t Fun’ Due to Knicks’ Struggles

The New York Knicks encountered their fair share of turmoil throughout the 2016-17 season, and ascendant big man Kristaps Porzingis admitted Friday all of the turbulence sapped his ability to enjoy the game. “Yes, it was a tough year,” Porzingis told WFAN’s Mike’s On, according to the New York Post‘s Marc Berman. “We won a lot of games in the beginning because of our talent. I could tell right away it wasn’t going to keep that up for the whole season.  It started to go downhill, it wasn’t fun anymore. It was not a very enjoyable season.” To…

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Kyrie ruled out for rest of game, being monitored for possible concussion

Despite a sparking 10-2 record, the Celtics‘ injury woes continue to mount. With Gordon Hayward (presumably) done for the season and Al Horford already on the shelf with a concussion, the last thing the East-leading Celtics needed was for star point guard Kyrie Irving to miss time. Just one minute into Friday night’s tilt with the Hornets, Irving’s night was already over; the 25-year-old was ruled out for the rest of game and will be monitored for a possible concussion, the team announced. With the game barely underway, Irving was caught in the crossfire of a rebound by teammate Aron…

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Wolves’ Butler vows to start scoring more ‘right now’

Jimmy Butler has been more passenger than driver in his first nine games with the Minnesota Timberwolves, trying to fit in with his new team rather than take the wheel right off the bat. It hasn’t been an unsuccessful formula – Butler’s defense and offensive gravity alone have been huge difference-makers, and the Wolves are 7-2 when he plays – but it’s hard not to notice that Jimmy Buckets hasn’t lived up to his moniker since arriving in the Twin Cities. He’s averaging nine fewer points than he scored for the Bulls last season,…

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Nobody’s Perfect: Every Top NBA Rookie’s Biggest Flaw

It won’t take long for the NBA to expose every rookie’s biggest flaw. They each have one defining weakness that could keep them from breaking through their ceilings. Shooting and shot selection are popular issues. In most cases, these flaws are all correctable, but they’ll show up early in these rookies’ careers. The knock on each player was determined from studying their habits over the years and analyzing statistics in college. Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers, PG/PF) 1 OF 14 Ned Dishman/Getty Images Biggest flaw: Doesn’t score shooting off two feet Ben Simmons will score, but…

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Lonzo Ball Flirts with Triple-Double as Anthony Davis, Pelicans Beat Lakers

Lonzo Ball flirted with a triple-double for the second game in a row, but he narrowly missed out on the gaudy statistical achievement once again as the Los Angeles Lakers fell to the New Orleans Pelicans 119-112 at Staples Center on Sunday night. In his third regular-season outing, the 19-year-old registered eight points, a new career-high 13 assists and a team-high eight rebounds over 36 minutes. HIGHLIGHTS: Lonzo filled up the stat sheet tonight with 8 points, 13 assists, and 8 rebounds. pic.twitter.com/xDJv4utByc — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 23, 2017 All told, the No….

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Justin Verlander’s Journey from Untradeable $28M/Year Man to Postseason Hero

The Christmas card came from Justin Verlander‘s parents a few years back. It wasn’t like anything you could buy in a store. It wouldn’t have been fit for anyone but Verlander, anyway. But for him, it was perfect. The best Christmas card ever. And it was also a challenge. One side of the card listed Verlander’s career numbers. The other had the career numbers of Nolan Ryan, the Hall of Fame pitcher Verlander idolized as a kid growing up in Virginia. “My parents got [Ryan] to sign it,” Verlander said this week….

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