Toronto Raptors teammates Kyle Lowry (right) and DeMar DeRozan are the two best friends anybody could ever have. As best buds, they “FaceTime together a lot late at night,” discussing topics ranging from basketball to everyday life, and it’s refreshing to find out one of the sport’s great analytics
Phil Jackson and Steve Kerr have more in common than the 1990s Chicago Bulls. The legal use of marijuana, whether it be medicinally or recreationally, is gaining steam in the NBA. First, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr admitted last week to using legally prescribed marijuana during his recovery
It wasn’t quite Klay Thompson scoring 60 points in 29 minutes or Russell Westbrook notching a triple-double (his sixth straight) in the third quarter for the 19th time in his career, since it took Marc Gasol two overtimes to get his stats, but the Memphis Grizzlies center’s effort Monday was a thing
San Antonio Spurs big man Davis Bertans earned his first career ejection in the NBA. Bertans also plays for the San Antonio Spurs, who have gone three full seasons and nearly four whole years without an ejection.
USA Basketball assistant coach Gregg Popovich already led America to victory in 2016. Beyond his five NBA championships, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is perhaps best known for his interactions with the media, specifically how little he provides reporters when it comes to basketball-related
The NYPD are seeking to question Kings wing Matt Barnes for an alleged assault. Matt Barnes is a wanted man again. New York City police are seeking to question the Sacramento Kings wing over allegations he choked a woman in a nightclub early Monday morning, according to multiple reports.
Imagine you traveled to Philadelphia for business and your meeting was unexpectedly canceled. How would you spend your few free hours while waiting for the next flight out of the City of Brotherly Love?
Stephen Curry wears some Carolina blue. Considering the top-ranked free agent in each of the past three classes dominated headlines throughout each season, and all three changed teams — LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014, LaMarcus Aldridge to the San Antonio Spurs in 2015 and Kevin Durant
Nerlens Noel is part of the basketball consciousness again, but not as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers. Ever since the Sixers selected centers with their top lottery pick in three successive drafts — Noel at No. 6 in 2013, Joel Embiid at No. 3 in 2014 and Jahlil Okafor again at No. 3 in 2015 — it
Russell Westbrook came to the defense of Andre Roberson’s defense. Russell Westbrook is making an All-Defensive case. Because, as Thunder backcourt-mate Victor Oladipo recently explained, that case could prove difficult.
Celtics big man Al Horford and his wife Amelia take a selfie prior to a Red Sox game this summer. The Boston Celtics announced some eight hours before Monday night’s matchup against the Miami Heat that star big man Al Horford would miss the game for what the team dubbed “personal reasons,” and he would
The Lakers were one of many NBA teams to lock arms in a show of unity during the national anthem early this season. Prior to the 2016-17 NBA season, there was much discussion about how players might channel social activism efforts in the wake of a series of shootings of African-American men by police
Former Kentucky teammates (from left) Eric Bledsoe, John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins would like to play together again. Take a moment to search “DeMarcus Cousins” and “trade,” and you’ll surely find rumors from the past 24 hours by both reputable and fake news outlets. Cousins was in what intrepid Washington
With the loss, the Jets fell to 3-8, last place in the division and among the five worst teams in the NFL. Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa: “It’s tough, but I know as a fan, it’s hard to support when your team is not playing the way you want them to. Jets cornerback Buster Skrine: “Tom Brady is one
Former NFL first-round draft pick turned pro baseball prospect Tim Tebow is a devout Christian. “Fox & Friends” is a Fox News program that caters to conservatives, like some devout Christians. Bill Belichick was once described as the awful reptile in charge of the evil New England Patriots.
You’d be smiling too if you could dunk like Wayne Selden. Rakeem Christmas of the NBA Developmental League’s Fort Wayne (Ind.) Mad Ants, that is. But the Grinch, who played just west of Fort Wayne (on the Iowa Energy), did NOT!
Zach LaVine appears ready to defend his dunk contest title once again. As Zach LaVine lined up for his final attempt of a 2016 NBA Slam Dunk Contest for the ages, Kenny Smith pondered the possibility of a 360-degree dunk from the free throw line, and NBA on TNT cohost Charles Barkley promptly declared
Russell Westbrook all but averages a triple-double with a league-high 31.8 points per game to go with his 10.6 assists and 9.6 rebounds a night. Westbrook does not, however, have an All-Defensive honor bearing his name. Some have posited that Westbrook fails to match his extraordinary offensive exertion
Nick Young buried the dagger, and then buried the hatchet. If you thought you’d heard that line before from someone pointing to his artery, it’s because Lakers teammate D’Angelo Russell first dropped it after his dagger against the Brooklyn Nets this past March. It’s not so much that Young borrowed
President Barack Obama struggles to present Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with his Presidential Medal of Freedom. Among the list of 21 esteemed Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients on Tuesday were a pair of Pro Basketball Hall of Famers: Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. As is his custom, President
Little Caesars CEO David Scrivano (left) and Pistons CEO Christopher Ilitch announced the Detroit stadium’s name in April. The Pistons have moved one step closer to calling downtown Detroit their home for the first time since a 29-year-old Bob Lanier jumped center for the team during his All-Star campaign
The aptly named Australian trick-shot trio How Ridiculous made a shot from 594 feet above this hoop. It takes quite the attempt to unseat a double-clutch Stephen Curry 66-footer — even if it did come after the whistle — and a fan’s $5,000 halfcourt heave as the most impressive made basket on a highlight
The Dallas Mavericks are not a very good basketball team, especially with a trio of starters and three point guards missing from the depth chart. Their 2-11 record ranks last in the entire NBA, two fewer wins than seven other bottom-dweller clubs, including the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets.
Sunday was a banner day for NFL kickers, if by banner, we mean deeply, deeply discouraging. Washington Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins made it an even dozen with a failed attempt in the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s 42-24 victory against the Green Bay Packers. If anything, the NFL’s decision to move
With 2.4 seconds remaining, the Kings clung to a 102-99 lead when right-handed Raptors wing Terrence Ross corralled the inbound pass on a broken play and sank a long 3-pointer fading to his left over the outstretched arm of Matt Barnes as the buzzer sounded on the fourth quarter. The play went back