One year after Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon captivated us all with one of the great mano a mano competitions in the history of All-Star Weekend, Gordon and three other players took the court at Smoothie King Center with their sights set on clearing the unbelievably high bar set by the two high-flyers
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver indicates the ample curvature of the Earth. Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post posed the question that — thanks to Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving suggesting he does believe the planet is flat during a recent appearance on teammates Richard Jefferson and Channing
Carmelo Anthony tells good friend LeBron James all about the scourge of non-refundable fares. NEW ORLEANS — After Kevin Love went under the knife for arthroscopic knee surgery that will keep him on the shelf for six weeks, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver had to tap a replacement to take the Cleveland Cavaliers
Tracy McGrady had plenty of reason to smile on Saturday morning. NEW ORLEANS — Back in December, Tracy McGrady couldn’t believe he’d made the ballot for the 2017 class of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “I still can’t believe I’m here,” McGrady said Saturday, when the Hall announced
Jamal Murray of the Denver Nuggets found himself squarely in the zone over the final 6 1/2 minutes on Friday. NEW ORLEANS — Jamal Murray told me Friday morning that all he really wanted to do during his time on the court in the 2017 BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge was “to put on a show.” Well, mission
Karl-Anthony Towns enjoys hearing about Devin Booker’s plans to interface with influencers. NEW ORLEANS — OK, let’s be honest: the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge is not the biggest draw of NBA All-Star Weekend. Sure, it’s fun to watch some of the best and most exciting first- and second-year players
Kevin Love’s first All-Star season in Cleveland just hit a major speed bump. Cleveland Cavaliers fans might have felt blindsided on Tuesday morning when news broke that All-Star power forward Kevin Love needed arthroscopic surgery to remove “loose bodies” from his left knee, and would be sidelined for
After coming up short in the running for a starting spot and finding himself outside the coaches’ picks for the reserve corps, Carmelo Anthony had to come to terms with the fact that, for the first time in seven years, he wasn’t an All-Star. “I got plans,” Anthony said after the Knicks’ Tuesday practice
If only Kevin Durant had been wearing his trusty headphones after the game, too. The Denver Nuggets incinerated the Golden State Warriors on Monday night, burying the league-leading Dubs beneath an NBA-record-tying 24 3-pointers en route to a convincing 132-110 win. The victory opened some eyes to
Kevin Love’s first All-Star season in Cleveland just hit a major speed bump. After two years spent getting acclimated to sharing the floor with dominant ball-handlers LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, Love has flourished in his third season in Cleveland. The 28-year-old big man is averaging 20 points
A reminder, dear friends: John Wall is the damn business. Midway through the third quarter of an aggressively one-sided beatdown of the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder, Washington Wizards power forward Markieff Morris picked off a Russell Westbrook pass and flung it ahead toward Wall, unleashing the
Jimmy Butler remembers, and ponders. NBA fans of a certain age remember it well. The eyes-closed free-throw became something of an M.J. staple over the years, a trash-talk trick shot he’d break out to bust chops and re-establish his dominion over all he surveyed.
In the days since the stunning altercation between Charles Oakley and multiple security guards at Madison Square Garden that resulted in the fan-favorite former New York Knicks power forward getting arrested and charged with three counts of assault and one count of trespassing — an incident that has
We probably should’ve seen this coming. I mean, once word trickled out that Matthew Dellavedova was getting his own movie, it was only natural that Kyrie Irving would want one, too.
The ongoing saga between the New York Knicks and Charles Oakley took another turn on Friday morning. Team owner and Madison Square Garden chairman James L. Dolan has reportedly fired the head of security at the World’s Most Famous Arena after an embarrassing Wednesday incident that saw the longtime
The Thunder’s closing kick against the Cavs gave Russell Westbrook plenty to smile about. Before he could move on to Saturday’s much-anticipated showdown with the Golden State Warriors, and former Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant’s first trip back to the arena he called home for eight seasons
With Joel Embiid still sidelined due to a bone bruise in his left knee, the Philadelphia 76ers needed someone else to turn to in the closing seconds of their Thursday night matchup with the Orlando Magic. After the referees and the replay officials in Secaucus, N.J., found themselves unable to determine
Air Force One is cleared for takeoff. Now that he’s no longer got the world’s most stressful job, former President Barack Obama has spent his first few weeks of post-Oval Office life getting away from it all.
After his release from a New York police station early Thursday morning, Charles Oakley insisted he had done nothing to provoke an altercation with Madison Square Garden security guards that led to arrest on charges of assault and criminal trespassing. In several interviews since the stunning incident
On the same night they welcomed back Khris Middleton from the hamstring tear that had cost the ace swingman the first 50 games of the 2016-17 NBA season, the Milwaukee Bucks watched Jabari Parker go down in pain and in a heap after landing awkwardly on his left leg for the second time in three seasons
Dion Waiters and the Miami Heat have plenty of reasons to smile right now. The most remarkably surprising story in the NBA kept rolling on Wednesday night. The Miami Heat went into the BMO Harris Bradley Center, raced out to a 17-2 lead over Jason Kidd’s Milwaukee Bucks and never trailed, leading by
Charles Oakley, a longtime favorite of New York Knicks fans as an enforcer power forward on the rough-and-tumble teams that waged yearly postseason battles with Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls and Reggie Miller’s Indiana Pacers during the 1990s, was in attendance for the team’s nationally televised matchup
After a rough start to his first season with the Portland Trail Blazers, Evan Turner has come on a bit of late, sliding into the starting lineup and generally looking more comfortable with his role on a Portland squad that has struggled to reclaim the form that made them a playoff team last year. Unfortunately
The Brooklyn Nets’ jerseys, featuring the new Infor patch they will wear next year. The company will pay $8 million annually for the deal under the league’s three-year pilot program, according to a person familiar with the terms who asked for anonymity because the information is not public.
C.J. McCollum and Dirk Nowitzki went shot-for-shot down the stretch on Tuesday. Unfortunately for the Dallas Mavericks, on Tuesday night, they left the Portland Trail Blazers just enough time to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. After Dallas took an 89-88 lead early in the fourth quarter, Portland