Before he was tweeting at Rihanna and owning the internet, Joel Embiid was just a lanky kid from Cameroon discovered by Luc Mbah a Moute. In the debut episode of our new series, The Way We Ball, we learn how that meeting shaped a basketball nation.
Stories beyond the stadium.
by: Kyle Cantlon — Vice Sports 24 Sep
The Toronto Raptors' quiet star described himself as a fun guy at NBA media day, and let out the most awkward laugh imaginable.
by: Michael Pina — Vice Sports 21 Sep
In a sit-down Q&A with VICE Sports, the New York Knicks rookie goes over his summer, crushing the Rookie Survey, and why he can't wait to face Kevin Durant.
New York Knicks
... . VS: Were you working out with other NBA players or did you stay around the Knicks? Knox: Mostly working out with the Knicks, training with them, doing conditi ...
by: Jared Dubin — Vice Sports 20 Sep
There was a lot of player turnover this NBA offseason and some teams that let players go might be better off without them.
... e.) Tony Parker is not what he once was, but he can’t be worse than what the Hornets got out of that position a year ago. If Parker provides competent backup poi ...
... e to play him off the floor due to his inability to keep up defensively. The Rockets will have to make no such pre-emptive moves this year, and because of that, ...
Oklahoma City Thunder
... the Thunder went through this offseason was a necessary one for both sides. OKC will benefit from his absence not just from no longer having to paper over h ...
by: Sean Newell — Vice Sports 20 Sep
Butler wants out of Minnesota and now Butler and Andrew Wiggins might be feuding, and Wiggins and Stephen Jackson are DEFINITELY feuding.
... now. Butler and Wiggins are still teammates and there's nothing forcing the Timberwolves to trade Butler except for, uh, Butler not wanting to be there, and this But ...
by: Michael Pina — Vice Sports 19 Sep
The four-time All-Star reportedly wants out of Minnesota. Here's a look at what that means for the rest of the NBA.
... ding him may result in a 2019 title. They are the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, and Toronto Raptors ...
... an obvious win for Minnesota. But after a strange 47-win season in which the Timberwolves needed to come out on top in their 82nd game just to sneak into the playoffs ...
San Antonio Spurs
... and Robert Covington. The Raptors have O.G. Anunoby, Pascal Siakam, etc. The Spurs have Dejounte Murray, Jakob Poeltl, Lonnie Walker IV, draft picks, and no co ...
by: Liam Daniel Pierce — Vice Sports 12 Sep
Arenas rolled up with a sack full of $100,000 in cash and proceeded to shoot the lights out.
by: Michael Pina — Vice Sports 12 Sep
A look into whether one of the NBA's quickest point guards has permanently lost a step.
... gy Sports. In the five years prior, he never finished below 50 percent. (The Wizards have always tilted towards transition at a league-high rate with Wall on the ...
by: Corbin Smith — Vice Sports 10 Sep
Please behold the coaching legend's new look, and then take a spin down memory lane to
by: KATIE HEINDL — Vice Sports 7 Sep
We bid a fond farewell to the basketboys of summer.
by: Corbin Smith — Vice Sports 7 Sep
Responses ranged from “Even if someone just gave them to me, no,” to “The fucked up thing is, I would.”
by: Michael Pina — Vice Sports 7 Sep
In what may be nothing more than a bridge year from one star-studded era to the next, Los Angeles can still quietly become one of the NBA's most pleasant surprises.
Los Angeles Clippers
... over the previous three years; Bradley only appeared in six games after the Clippers traded for him in late January; Beverley is cleared for training camp but ha ...
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