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Day-by-day NBA preseason schedule

Below is the entire NBA preseason schedule, with teams, times and venues. (Some mobile devices may require user to view in landscape mode.)


Betting in America is about to change — who will benefit?

The landscape for sports betting in the United States is poised to undergo major changes with the recent decision of the Supreme Court to allow states to individually decide on its legalization. Voted 6-to-3, the decision is expected to open up new revenue streams from the gambling industry, among other significant changes. Previous to the […]


What does the fall of PASPA mean for the NBA and gambling?

It’s weird to think that the U.S. — a country whose gambling industry is an exemplar to all others — has remained a sports-betting-free zone for decades. After all, few nations can boast having cities that run on poker, blackjack and roulette. But the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) from 1992 said that […]


Jim Rome Show: Porter Jr. talks draft, Nuggets

First-round pick Michael Porter Jr. admits that he didn’t expect to drop to the No. 14 pick of the draft, but all things considered, he is excited to be a member of the Denver Nuggets. Watch Porter Jr. discuss his draft position in the video below, as provided to Amico Hoops by The Jim Rome […]


2018 NBA Draft: Complete results

Here are all 60 picks in Thursday’s NBA draft: FIRST ROUND Phoenix Suns: Deandre Ayton, C (Arizona) Sacramento Kings: Marvin Bagley III, F/C (Duke) Dallas Mavericks (from Hawks): Luka Doncic, G (Real Madrid) Memphis Grizzlies: Jaren Jackson Jr., F/C (Michigan State) Atlanta Hawks (from Mavericks): Trae Young, G (Oklahoma) Orlando Magic: Mohamed Bamba, C (Texas) Chicago Bulls: Wendell Carter Jr., C (Duke) Cleveland Cavaliers […]


Jim Rome Show: Woj talks LeBron, Kawhi

ESPN senior NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski joined Jim Rome to talk the looming free-agent decision of Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and the ordeal surrounding Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs. You can view both clips below, as provided to Amico Hoops via the Jim Rome Show.


Poll: LeBron James … Will he stay or will he go?

With the curtain having dropped on the 2017-18 season, THE biggest question of the entire basketball world’s offseason is upon us, so cast your vote and please feel free to add your comments below: Does LeBron stay with Cavs or depart? Yes, his roots are here. No way, he’s outta here. Created with Survey Builder


Podcast: Lee Jenkins on LeBron James’ future

LeBron James announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014 via Sports Illustrated after some convincing from outstanding NBA feature writer Lee Jenkins. Now, Jenkins appeared on The Jim Rome Show to discuss where James may wind up next. Listen to the full conversation, as provided to Amico Hoops by The Jim Rome Show, […]


Stephen A: ‘No words for JR Smith’s tragic decision’

ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith had plenty to say J.R. Smith’s decision to basically dribble out the clock with the score tied at the end of regulation in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 124-114 overtime loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday. “You talk about asleep at the wheel,” […]


Cowherd: Not crazy to think LeBron could take year off

The NBA without LeBron James? It’s a possibility, opines the always-opining Colin Cowherd. Cowherd said on his daily FS1 program that there is no perfect situation for James — and if James’ Cavaliers get pummeled by the Warriors in the Finals, he may take a year off to rest his body and go wherever he […]


Amico Hoops and the NBA store team up for Finals gear special

It’s Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors, Round IV — and now is the time to support your favorite team with a special offer from Amico Hoops and the NBA store. Get your CONFERENCE CHAMPS or NBA FINALS gear with free shipping (for orders over $25) simply by clicking either of the ads directly below […]


Poll: Which two teams will reach the Finals?

The three-time defending Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers trail their series vs. the Boston Celtics by a 3-2 count. The three-time defending Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors trail their series vs. the Houston Rockets, also by a 3-2 count. Could it be? Could the executive who told Amico Hoops back in January that “either […]


All-NBA: Cavs’ James named to record-setting 12th first team

The NBA announced its all-league teams Thursday, and not surprisingly, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James was on the first team. James was one of two players to receive a first-team vote on all 100 ballots, with Houston Rockets guard James Harden being the other. It was the 12th time LeBron has been named to the […]


NBA announces 2018 all-defensive teams

The NBA announced its All-Defensive teams on Wednesday. Here are the results: FIRST TEAM Robert Covington, SF, Philadelphia 76ers; Anthony Davis, PF/C, New Orleans Pelicans; Rudy Gobert, C, Utah Jazz; Jrue Holiday, G, New Orleans Pelicans; Victor Oladipo, G, Indiana Pacers. SECOND TEAM Jimmy Butler, SF, Minnesota Timberwolves; Draymond Green, F, Golden State Warriors; Joel […]