The clock is ticking until next summer when the New Orleans Pelicans can offer superstar center Anthony Davis a super-max contract -- in the likely event he makes an All-NBA team for the 2018-19 season.
Kyrie Irving is enjoying a fantastic season for the Boston Celtics, and one of his former teammates paid the C's guard a huge compliment during Friday's episode of "First Things First" on FOX Sports 1.
It's early, but the Celtics have to find a balance between pushing for a top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs and preserving players' energy for the spring.
Here's a look at three areas the Celtics will try and shore up between now and their next game which is at home against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday.
Jim McCormick Special to ESPN.com Jim McCormick is a fantasy football and fantasy basketball analyst for ESPN.com. Follow on Twitter Working the waiver wire is pivotal to succeeding in fantasy basketball. With so many games, injuries and endless shifts in rotations throughout the marathon campaign, we'll need to source stats from free agency to maximize imaginary rosters. A willingness to entertain competition for the last few spots on your fantasy hoops roster can prove rewarding. When curating this fluid collective of statistical contributors, it helps to consider your end-of-bench players in direct competition with the talent floating in free agency. The goal of this weekly series is to identify
Detroit Pistons forward Stanley Johnson is adamant in his confidence in Blake Griffin during late-game situations. Blake Griffin took blame. A few minutes later across the Detroit Pistons' locker room, Stanley Johnson was adamant that he has the utmost confidence in Griffin during late-game situations. That was the scene following the 107-104 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night — the Pistons' seventh loss in eight games. Griffin's dominant return form this season after injury-filled times with the Los Angeles Clippers hit a snag with 10 of the Pistons' 16 turnovers, which led to the Bucks scoring 29 points — the game's key stat. And Griffin knew it. The Pistons were awful on shots near
NBA superstar Steph Curry has been doing an awful lot of back-pedaling in recents weeks after he joked on a podcast that he believed the moon landing was fake. As the news of Curry's joke made the rounds last week, drawing comparisons to fellow NBA star Kyrie Irving's flat-earth beliefs, Curry got an earful from just about everyone, including NASA and other NBA teams who were happy to troll the star. Enter Kelly, who famously spent 340 days in space onboard the International Space Station.
Three nights after the 25th anniversary of a night he was lucky to survive, former Duke basketball standout Bobby Hurley picked up his 100th win as a head coach. We have the same birthday — 10 years apart. His middle name is my first name. His first name is my dad's name. And the moment I first watched him play in Cameron Indoor Stadium when I was a 7-year-old, his last name moved into a tie with Laettner as my all-time favorite surname to have ever appeared on the back of a Duke basketball jersey. Thirty years later, the top of that list has yet to change. I doubt it ever will. Therefore, if it was left up to me to decide who should succeed Mike Krzyzewski as head coach of the Blue Devils more
Championship runs in sports become mythologized. From a distance, it all seems perfect. Looking back, the Boston Celtics of the Bob Cousy, Bill Russell and Red Auerbach era were supposed to win those championships. Plus, there's something extra with that group. It's in those black and white photos of black and white players working together and achieving dynastic glory. If those players can come together and win during the country's historic and tumultuous battle for civil rights, everything can be worked out. At least that's how we'd like to think about it. That's not always the case, though. The Last Pass, the latest book from New York Times best-selling author Gary Pomerantz, provides a revealing
On Dec. 26, 1964, in St. Louis, Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach put Willie Naulls into the starting lineup for the injured Tom Heinsohn prior to a game against the Hawks. It was the first time in National Basketball Association history that five African-American players took the floor as a starting unit: Mr. Naulls, Bill Russell, Satch Sanders, Sam Jones, and K.C. Jones. The historic occasion so moved Mr. Naulls that after his retirement two years later, he commissioned a portrait called “The Starting Five” to capture one of his most treasured memories. A 6-feet-6-inches-tall forward and four-time NBA All-Star with the New York Knicks, he played his final professional seasons with the Celtics
Lonzo Ball joined LeBron James in elite territory Saturday as their twin triple-doubles lifted the Los Angeles Lakers to a 128-100 NBA victory over the Hornets in Charlotte. James, a four-time NBA Most Valuable Player, scored 24 points with 11 assists and 12 rebounds while Ball, the second overall selection in the 2017 draft, added 16 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds. It was the first time two NBA teammates posted triple-doubles in the same game since Jason Kidd and Vince Carter did it for the Nets in 2007.
Accountability has kicked in and the results are showing for the Celtics. "There's a certain level that we all need to play at," says Kyrie Irving. "If you're not playing at it, it's pretty clear you're not. And we're going to call you out."
From a nixed trade to Russell Westbrook starting an unnecessary fight to Klay Thompson's hilarious interview, here's everything you missed.
Vince Carter is at the stage in his career when opposing fans are giving him a warm welcome. The Boston crowd gave Carter a warm welcome in TD Garden on Friday when his Atlanta Hawks took on the Celtics. “I'm grateful because I know on the other side there is a lot of boos playing here,” Vince Carter said to the Associated Press. “I don't expect it, obviously, but until you hear it, it's a pretty cool moment. Very appreciative.” Carter turns 42 in January and while he hasn't announced when he plans to retire, it has to be coming soon. Fans everywhere know that they won't have many more opportunities to see Carter. That's part of the reason why opposing fans are giving Carter such a warm welcome