Growing up as a kid my favorite hoops read was easily Slam magazine. It was revolutionary for the mid-90's. It was the first legit mass publication that fused Hoops, Hip Hop culture, and Sneaker culture into one slammin' package. They had the best pull-out posters too. So hot, that I'd often spend weeks debating which side to put up. Shawn Kemp throwing it down Rain Man style or Grant Hill drinking Sprite? I owe much of writing style and hoops upbringing to Slam.
Nothing's Two Fly for Slam!
Slam is doing big things with their new website and daily blog. For a roundup of the NBA make sure to make Slam Daily a daily destination. They even have a convenient RSS feed.