Derrick Rose recovers from ‘dark side’

Oddly enough, the darkest time in the point guard’s nearly two-year absence from basketball was when he was playing. With Team USA, the joy has returned.

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The Spurs win everything, including NBA Mascot of the Year

The Spurs win everything, including NBA Mascot of the Year

Spurs Coyote stacks another accolade onto San Antonio’s ever-increasing pile.

Beal focused on getting better

Beal focused on getting better

At Team USA training camp in Las Vegas, Wizards’ playoff scoring leader honing skills against NBA’s elite.

Kevin Durant is right: Anthony Davis is ‘next in line’

Kevin Durant is right: Anthony Davis is ‘next in line’

According to Kevin Durant, the New Orleans Pelicans’ third-year forward is the next big thing.

Michael Wilbon on Kevin Durant: ‘If the Wizards come to get him, he’s ready’

Michael Wilbon on Kevin Durant: ‘If the Wizards come to get him, he’s ready’

PTI leads its show with KD2DC. Boy oh boy. Man oh man.

Just how bad are the Lakers?

Just how bad are the Lakers?

The storied Los Angeles franchise will be lucky to make the playoffs next season.

Derrick Rose recovers from ‘dark side’

Derrick Rose recovers from ‘dark side’

Oddly enough, the darkest time in the point guard’s nearly two-year absence from basketball was when he was playing. With Team USA, the joy has returned.

Who Kevin Durant thinks will be the next Kevin Durant

Who Kevin Durant thinks will be the next Kevin Durant

Hint: He’s presently playing for the New Orleans Pelicans

Very short musical starring Jeremy Lin is also very odd

Very short musical starring Jeremy Lin is also very odd

People around him sing and dance, then he does some dribbling, and then some dance moves. Oh, and “mean tweets” sometimes bum him out. That’s about all we can discern.

Magic Johnson’s reaction to the Donald Sterling ruling: A big, happy grin

Magic Johnson’s reaction to the Donald Sterling ruling: A big, happy grin

The Lakers great had been specifically dissed by Sterling in the early days of the scandal.

Wall excited about Team USA shot

Wall excited about Team USA shot

The Wizards point guard is excited to try out for Team USA, though he almost had to decline the offer.

Wall’s goal for next season: ‘The Finals’

Wall’s goal for next season: ‘The Finals’

John Wall isn’t looking just to take one more step after reaching the conference semifinals. He wants the Wizards to run through the whole Eastern Conference.

Durant says D.C. return is ‘out on the table’

Durant says D.C. return is ‘out on the table’

Kevin Durant still has two years left on Oklahoma City contract, but the reigning NBA most valuable player may already be contemplating a return to his hometown in 2016.

Wizards’ Bradley Beal hasn’t started recruiting future free agents at Team USA minicamp -- yet

Wizards’ Bradley Beal hasn’t started recruiting future free agents at Team USA minicamp -- yet

Shooting guard says his experience in Las Vegas will make him a better player and give him scouting reports on opponents.

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What if Wall and Beal make Team USA?

What if Wall and Beal make Team USA?

The Post Sports Live crew debate the significance of John Wall and Bradley Beal's tryouts for Team USA.

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Redskins open training camp, Nationals trade talk, Team USA tryouts

Redskins open training camp, Nationals trade talk, Team USA tryouts

The Washington Post's Jonathan Forsythe, Scott Allen, Dan Steinberg and Mike Wise discuss the first week of Redskins training camp and early impressions of new head coach Jay Gruden, debate whether the Nationals should make a move at the trade deadline given Ryan Zimmerman's injury, and talk about the significance of Bradley Beal and John Wall's tryouts for Team USA.

Who is Michele Roberts, the new NBPA executive director?

Who is Michele Roberts, the new NBPA executive director?

A history-making choice, Washington lawyer brings a unique perspective to her new job.

How Dwyane Wade has to evolve

How Dwyane Wade has to evolve

The Heat star’s game may have faltered, but there are changes he can make to get back on track.

Charles Barkley on Tiger Woods: ‘We’re not friends anymore’

Charles Barkley on Tiger Woods: ‘We’re not friends anymore’

World’s worst golfer has some other things to say about one of the world’s best.

Derrick Rose proves explosiveness is back with dunk at Team USA camp

Derrick Rose proves explosiveness is back with dunk at Team USA camp

Chicago Bulls star says his confidence is “through the roof.“

Clippers’ Blake Griffin dropped out of Team USA because of back fracture

Clippers’ Blake Griffin dropped out of Team USA because of back fracture

Forward is expected to recover in time for the start of the NBA season.

NBA players make Michele Roberts first woman to head major sports union

NBA players make Michele Roberts first woman to head major sports union

The NBPA had been without an executive director since Billy Hunter stepped down early in 2013.

Judge rules against Donald Sterling, allowing sale of Clippers

Judge rules against Donald Sterling, allowing sale of Clippers

The decision in Los Angeles Superior Court clears the way for Steve Ballmer’s $2 billion deal for the team, and removes a pariah from the NBA.

Joakim Noah gets Derrick Rose to star in his new #StandUpChicago ad

Joakim Noah gets Derrick Rose to star in his new #StandUpChicago ad

The Chicago Bulls allstar also recruited Rose to help him out at his “One City” charity basketball tournament.

Michael Jordan says ‘I’m cool’ with LeBron James wearing No. 23

Michael Jordan says ‘I’m cool’ with LeBron James wearing No. 23

Which is good since that’s what the Cavs’ new star will do.

Eric Bledsoe and the frustrations of NBA restricted free agency

Eric Bledsoe and the frustrations of NBA restricted free agency

Bledsoe is holding out for a maximum five-year, $80 million deal, while the Suns are offering four-years, $48 million.

No. 23 or No. 6 — How do LeBron James’s numbers compare?

No. 23 or No. 6 — How do LeBron James’s numbers compare?

What do the numbers say about the Akron native’s production with each jersey number?

LeBron James will go back to wearing No. 23 with the Cavaliers

LeBron James will go back to wearing No. 23 with the Cavaliers

He had been wearing No. 6 with the Heat, but that is SO a few weeks ago.

Nowitzki, Hinrich highlight sneaky-good signings

Nowitzki, Hinrich highlight sneaky-good signings

They may have been overshadowed by LeBron and Carmelo, but these deals could pay big dividends.

Carmelo Anthony said he was only ever choosing between Knicks and Bulls

Carmelo Anthony said he was only ever choosing between Knicks and Bulls

Ultimately, it was team president Phil Jackson who swayed the star to stay.

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A veteran works through the grind

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