This won’t be the last time DeMarcus Cousins wears a NOLA jersey. New Orleans hosted the NBA’s All-Star Weekend, and then stole headlines away from the festivities just as the game was ending on Sunday night, when the Pelicans agreed to terms with the Sacramento Kings on a deal that would keep three-time
The drama between former Oklahoma City Thunder teammates Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant built throughout All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, with the NBA pitting them on opposite ends of the Western Conference locker room during Friday’s media availability and Westbrook strictly answering questions
Naturally, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving, who stole headlines this weekend with his flat-Earth theory and potential fake news commentary, made the championship round of the All-Star Weekend’s 3-Point Shootout. The NBA couldn’t have scripted it better if they were Alex Jones himself.
Kyrie Irving is extremely woke. When you are Kyrie Irving, you have handles like nobody on the planet and you made one of the most famous shots in basketball history to win Cleveland’s first NBA championship, seemingly by divine intervention, it’s understandable why you might have a different view of
The feud between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook has been awfully one-sided, with the former keeping quiet — even when it came to texting rather than phoning the latter about his decision to join the Golden State Warriors this past summer — maintaining all the while that there’s “no beef” with his
Bradley Beal got by Carmelo Anthony at least once. Bradley Beal is enjoying a career year for the Eastern Conference’s third-place team, and his impact on the Washington Wizards’ success since the schedule entered December is worthy of an All-Star bid. “I’ll never say a player doesn’t deserve to be
By now, you’ve surely heard about the feud between beloved former New York Knicks player Charles Oakley and not-so-beloved owner James Dolan. • Oakley got into a shoving match with Madison Square Garden security after allegedly “going after” Dolan during a nationally televised game last week. • Oakley
Allen Iverson and Ice Cube have their game faces on. Ice Cube’s BIG3 basketball league is taking form, and I’ve got to admit, I’m irrationally excited. Basketball Hall of Famers Rick Barry, Clyde Drexler, George “The Iceman” Gervin, Allen Iverson and Gary Payton join 1989 NBA champion Rick Mahorn as
Just as you suspected, Kay Felder dressed as an Oompa Loompa on Wednesday night. Prior to Cleveland’s final game before the All-Star break, Jefferson transformed his rookie teammate into “the world’s tallest Oompa Loompa” in the strangest of hazing rituals.
Brandon Roy patrols the Nathan Hale sidelines at the Hoophall Classic. Since retiring prematurely from the NBA after three All-Star appearances in six injury-plagued seasons, former Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy couldn’t stand to be around basketball. “It wasn’t just the Blazers,” the 32
As the arms race between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers continues to heat up, the New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls keep volleying for dysfunctional supremacy, and fellow NBA Lone Star Russell Westbrook chases triple-double history, Anthony Davis has been lost in the shuffle. Given
If there’s a version of Charles Oakley in today’s NBA — an enforcer turned All-Star who talks a big game and plays even bigger — it is Draymond Green, so you might have assumed the Golden State Warriors star would come to the legendary New York Knicks forward’s defense. Green ripped Knicks owner James
Kevin Love and Serge Ibaka stole headlines on Tuesday, and both stories might benefit the Raptors. LeBron James has rendered the Eastern Conference playoffs meaningless for the past six seasons. Despite challenges from the Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers in 2012 and 2013, there was little doubt the
The Hawks are committed to keeping Paul Millsap, for better or worse. Hawks coach and president of basketball operations Mike Budenholzer insisted Atlanta wasn’t trading Paul Millsap, and then the impending free agent proved exactly why the team is intent on keeping him. “He’s not going anywhere,”
Believe it or not, the 2007 D-League champions actually gave their coach a Gatorade shower. When the NBA hired Malcolm Turner as president of the NBA Developmental League in 2014, one of commissioner Adam Silver’s top directives for his new hire was to land a sponsor for the NBA’s minor league system
Charles Oakley and Michael Jordan are just thrilled. The NBA has seen enough of the mess that’s become of the relationship between the New York Knicks and beloved former player Charles Oakley. Some sort of resolution appears to be on the horizon, and none other than Michael Jordan was called on by
In August, Oklahoman columnist Berry Tramel wrote, “We’ve got six months to decide that we should cheer Kevin Durant,” and now that we’re on the eve of Durant’s return to Oklahoma City as a member of the Warriors, the Thunder faithful remain conflicted about all he accomplished for their team — the four
Kent Bazemore is hip to this Donald Trump guy. At the very least, give Atlanta Hawks wing Kent Bazemore credit for not being afraid to break rank. NBA players LeBron James, Kyle Lowry and J.J. Redick, among others, have all criticized Donald Trump in the first month of his presidency.
All season long, and come to think of it, even longer, Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony have publicly stoked the dumpster fire that their relationship has become, and the most high-profile of celebrity New York Knicks fans has seen enough to put out the flame he once carried for the team president.
LeBron James received the NAACP Jackie Robinson Sports Award prior to a game earlier this month. NBA players, coaches and executives have all raged against President Donald Trump’s ban on immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, and if you thought the league was through making a punching
If you don’t love Quincy Acy, chances are you just don’t know about the dude, because everyone who crosses paths with the former second-round pick turned NBA dirty worker can’t get enough of him. This week gave us one more glimpse into why basketball folks adore Acy, as the 26-year-old paid it forward
DeMarcus Cousins and Vlade Divac are coming to an understanding. Here we are again, talking about the future of DeMarcus Cousins. Only this time, unlike the past few lead-ups to the NBA trade deadline, we’re here to tell you he’s not going anywhere.
The Memphis Grizzlies submitted a throwback gritty and grind-y defensive effort against the San Antonio Spurs, cementing themselves as the most dangerous playoff-bound underdog, and nobody embodied that vintage determination more than a 40-year old Vince Carter in the fourth quarter. On one sequence
The Atlanta Falcons’ devastating Super Bowl loss was a tough pill to swallow for many Georgians, but based on their excuses for showing up late to school, area students took it especially hard. At Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross, Ga., students are required to provide a written reason for
Lost in the shuffle of the greatest Super Bowl ever played, capped by the biggest comeback in the game’s history, was the startling number of records broken throughout the course of the contest.