It seems like only yesterday that the Cavs were drafting Kyrie Irving with the No. 1 pick of the draft. Well, just two years later, Cleveland has the top pick AGAIN! Who will the Cavs take to star alongside Irving? Where will your favorite college players land? And what international men of mystery could emerge as NBA stars? All the answers are here in the official SI Kids mock draft!
College hoops fans--all hoops fans, really--held their breath this morning as they awaited Andrew Wiggins' decision on where he'd play college basketball in the fall. Well, Wiggins will be a Jayhawk, selecting Lawrence, Kansas as his new home and Bill Self as his new coach. He had narrowed his picks down to Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina and Florida State, where his parents went to school (his dad played pro basketball ball and his mom was a sprinter who competed in the 1984 and 1988 Olympic games). More »
Last night, the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry set a new single-season record for three-pointers made with 272. He eclipsed the old record held by the Miami Heat's Ray Allen, who hit 269 one season as a member of the Seattle SuperSonics. How did Curry become the sweetest shooter in the NBA?
When Curry hits his shots, it’s all about the basics. Coached by his father, Dell, Curry relies on the guidelines of the acronym BEEF, which stands for: Balance, Eyes, Elbow, Follow-through. Here, Curry shares his fundamental tips to help you improve your shooting.
“Your feet should always be shoulder-width apart and square to the basket. Depending if you’re righthanded or lefthanded, put your dominant foot half the length of your shoe size in front of your other foot. Your feet shouldn’t be parallel. Have a good bend in your knees.” More »
The NBA Playoffs start this week and the key to the LA Clippers' championship hopes is a group of talented reserves who embrace their role as a backup act.
Whenever the Los Angeles Clippers' reserves witness a high-flying slam dunk by one of the starters, cheers and high fives spread across the bench. So it was no surprise that when center DeAndre Jordan threw down a monstrous two-handed jam against the Philadelphia 76ers in February, the bench erupted. "Everyone was out of their seats, jumping up and down," backup guard Jamal Crawford recalls. "I turned around and saw Lamar [Odom] had taken up four chairs, lying across all the seats, screaming. We always go crazy for our guys. It's a party every game." More »
By Seth Davis, SI.com
ATLANTA -- When the NCAA men's basketball committee released the tournament bracket three weeks ago, I predicted, as did many of my media brethren, that the Louisville Cardinals would win the national championship. As recently as last Friday, I argued that this Final Four should be called Louisville and the Three Teams That Aren't Louisville, and repeated my prediction -- nay, my assertion -- that the Cardinals would cut down the nets at the Georgia Dome. More »
Boris Diaw, the San Antonio Spurs forward and former member of the fun and gun Phoenix Suns, has an artistic streak. He's put it to stop motion animation with a Lego rendition of the Harlem Shake meme. This should be the last and final Harlem Shake video--it's a good way for the meme to end. Agreed?More »
With the Heat in the midst of their amazing streak, some of you may not know that the Denver Nuggets have a great streak of their own going out West. Last night against the Philadelphia 76ers, that streak was in some serious trouble of being snapped at 13 games. More »