The Raptors are great. They’re virtually a lock to finish the regular season with the best record in the Eastern Conference, and they’re the only team in the NBA’s top five in both offensive efficiency and defensive efficiency, and they’d come into Sunday having won 11 in a row, and 18 of 19, and with a league-best…
Thursday night, after his Clippers lost to the Rockets in Houston, Doc Rivers described the officiating as “a complete joke” and all but chalked up the five-point loss to a 23-8 free throw disparity between the two teams. For this act of public criticism, Rivers was fined $15,000 by the league.
Glen “Big Baby” Davis, arguably the most entertaining player on the Celtics 2010 Finals roster, was arrested in February on seven counts of marijuana possession and distribution.
This incredibly well-timed photo was taken by AP photographer Steve Dykes while LeBron James was in the middle of unleashing one of the best dunks of his career on Jusuf Nurkic. It fucking rules. Look at it.
The Memphis Grizzlies came into last night’s slate of NBA action riding an 18-game losing streak and with firm command of the NBA’s tanking crown. Surely no team can match the raw, losing prowess of a Grizzlies squad that routinely and intentionally plays JaMychal Green and Jarell Martin next to a traditional center.…
There shouldn’t be any good argument to be made for watching the NBA instead of March Madness on the first Thursday of the tournament, but here’s one: this ruthless dunk by LeBron, which feels like one of the most vicious things he’s done on the court in years.
One month after being hospitalized with the flu, Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson died this afternoon. He was 90 years old.
I guess I don’t see any particular reason to disbelieve them, but the following postgame quotes, about the shouting match Los Angeles Lakers teammates Isaiah Thomas and Julius Randle had on the sideline during last night’s loss to the Golden State Warriors, are still cracking me up.
Credit goes to the Maple Leafs announcers on TSN for bringing this to my attention tonight, even though it was decided on at the start of the season, but here is a fun idea to mix up the playoffs from the Southern Professional Hockey League:
Someone asked Shaq, an occasional cop, what to do about school shootings. His take? Just build the school out of cops. Sure!
Last night’s game between the Nuggets and Lakers came with no shortage of subplots, thanks in large part to Nuggets guard Jamal Murray’s history of trolling and shit-talking in previous matchups. In December, he riled up Lonzo Ball and his teammates by rudely dribbling around Ball as the clock ran out. Last Friday, he…
Consider the above screenshot. DeAndre Jordan has just missed his second of two free throws. The Bulls—all five of them—are sticking around under the basket. The Clippers—all five of them—are either already heading down the court or getting ready to do so. Who gets the rebound here?
Last time we checked in on the status of No. 1 overall draft pick Markelle Fultz’s shot, he had discovered the magic of the three-pointer. Today, Fultz shot some free throws, an exercise which revealed an alarming hitch two months ago. Let’s see how much he’s improved.
The second-best LeBron James highlight from Sunday’s Cavs-Lakers game might’ve been the ball-fake that sent two defenders scrambling, evacuating the lane for a no-look pass to Ante Zizic. In first place was this one, pointed out yesterday by a keen eye on Twitter:
Remember when Klay Thompson put his dance moves on display in China over the summer? Well, he was at it again at Steph Curry’s birthday party last night. At one point, Thompson appeared to be wearing only socks, which might have helped him with some of his moves but likely was also a contributing factor in why he…
Blazers guard Evan Turner, who has always believed in himself to a somewhat alarming degree, recently spoke to NBC Sports about naysayers who believe that he’s overpaid and underproducing. Turner has one message for those haters:
Brandon Jennings started his 2017-18 season in China; this winter, he moved on to the D-League; one of his sharpest performances of the year, across all those leagues and locales, came tonight—in his first game of a 10-day NBA contract, back with the team that drafted him.
One underappreciated aspect of Nikola Jokic’s much-lauded passing ability is the way that he shrinks the court for the Nuggets and creates easy buckets out of otherwise unlikely scenarios. What I mean specifically, in this case, is that the big boy can huck it downcourt from a mile away and set up easy layups and…
ESPN sports business reporter and press-release dumpster Darren Rovell plays D like he has suddenly been stricken with scoliosis. This was true in 2016 when he flailed and yelled at Kristaps Porzingis, and it was still true this weekend when he took on AND1 Mixtape star Philip “Hot Sauce” Champion at a Hawks game.
Paul Millsap stands 6-foot-8 and weighs 246 pounds. He looks like he could easily lift me off the ground while palming my skull. He’s strong, is what I’m saying. But he doesn’t look so strong here, does he?