Ken Berger

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LeBron, other NBA stars take first step in speaking out against violence

LeBron, Wade, Melo and Paul were not shy in voicing their opinions on nonviolence

In wake of Durant to Warriors, Adam Silver vows to fix broken NBA labor deal

Some modest tweaks could ease the pain of a star like Kevin Durant leaving his team

Tim Duncan walks away just the way he played -- with no fanfare

There's no better testament to greatness than the era of team success that Tim Duncan left behind.

NBA's ludicrous spending spree sends cap projections lower for 2017-18

Lower-than-projected 2017 cap will make it harder for Warriors to re-sign Kevin Durant

As Dwyane Wade walks away from Miami, nothing seems sacred anymore

It's a tough pill to swallow for Heat fans

Locked into another battle with Warriors, OKC can't afford to lose Durant Derby

The offseason salary cap spike gets the Warriors a seat at the table as the league's biggest free agent prize decides among the Thunder, Warriors and Celtics.

Horford didn't want to wait on Durant, 'didn't want to play with Dwight'

Al Horford chose Boston for a variety of reasons

How the NBA ended up giving all this mind-blowing money to the wrong players

NBA's middle class gets richer as league's best players, rookie stars are capped

Heat's pitch for Kevin Durant gets tougher with Dwyane Wade dilemma

Hassan Whiteside is back and Chris Bosh expects to be, but what about Miami's hometown hero?

NBA free agency cheat sheet: Everything you need to know

From the salary cap spike to base-year compensation (what?), we've got you covered.

Former NBPA head Billy Hunter feels both victimized and vindicated

Say what you want about his tenure, but a lot of money is coming to the players this summer

Once again the Thunder make a shrewd Thunder move by trading Serge Ibaka

This feels a lot like the James Harden deal in 2012

Derrick Rose trade worth risk for Knicks, 'no brainer' for the Bulls

This sounds like a blockbuster, but really, it's just a calculated move for both sides.

In remembering NBA Finals loss, we'll soon forget Warriors' greatness

Golden State cannot stake its claim as being among the best of all-time

Ken Berger began covering the NBA when Kobe Bryant was a rookie. Somehow, he'll outlast him. Ken has multiple top-10 finishes in the APSE writing contest and one championship to his credit - the 2015 Metropolitan Weightlifting Championships in the 69-kilogram weight class. In basketball, though, he's a heavyweight, appearing regularly on CBS Sports Network and co-hosting "Eye on Basketball" with Jody McDonald on CBS Sports Radio in the spring. He is a certified CrossFit trainer and Precision Nutrition coach who eats burpees for breakfast.