Below, because I know you’re curious, are the five worst places to be elbowed during a basketball game (in reverse order):
I am currently still recovering from the alumni basketball game I played in last weekend, a process that, considering how my back and knee(s) and throat and chest and spleen feel right now, will likely last until June (of 2019). I am hydrating frequently; I am taking longer-than-usual showers; I’ve developed an…
“Don’t be a prisoner of the moment!” said the person on the internet, who is 36 years old, about the reaction to LeBron James’ theatrics against the Toronto Raptors on Saturday. And against the Raptors the game before that. And against the Raptors the game before that. And against the Indiana Pacers the series before…
So far it seems that Meek Mill is enjoying his newfound freedom. Just two hours after being officially released from prison as he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions, the rapper attended Game 5 of the 76ers playoff series against the Miami Heat with his son.
Here are the facts.
All things considered—and furiously knocking on the closest wood possible—I think I’m in pretty good shape for a man of my advanced age (39).
In 1966 Perry Wallace was a 6-foot-5-inch small forward who helped his Pearl High School team in Nashville, Tenn., go undefeated. He was being heavily recruited by major college programs, but Wallace, a high school All-American, would choose to stay close to home and go to Vanderbilt University.
LeBron James is a freak of nature. Sure, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s (I’m not ashamed to admit I had to look up how to spell his name, gave up trying to get it right, and copied and pasted it) nickname is the Freak, but LeBron James? Bruh.
Collin Sexton is a star freshman point guard for the University of Alabama’s basketball team. He’s so good that although Oklahoma’s Trae Young has a bigger name, Sexton will probably be picked ahead of him in the NBA draft. And while Alabama had an up-and-down season this year, that they even made it to the NCAA…
I probably watched less college basketball this year than I ever have. Actually, “probably” is unnecessary. That is definitely true. For someone as obsessed with basketball as I am, this might seem odd. But I have a few perfectly rational reasons for this lack of viewership:
I began writing this at 1:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Former NBA player Rasual Butler and his wife, former American Idol contestant Leah LaBelle, died early Wednesday morning in a single-car crash in Studio City, Calif. Butler was 38. LaBelle was 31.
Those who follow the NBA know that you’d be wise to take any Adrian Wojnarowski reportage on anything LeBron-related with a grain of salt. For reasons that remain unclear, Wojnarowski doesn’t miss opportunities to craft stories about LeBron James in ways that are less than flattering.
Every basketball fan has fantasized about it at one time or another, but imagine what would happen if you were the lucky person who hit that half-court shot on your team’s home court to win a big, fat check for $100,000.
The votes have been counted and the results are in. On Thursday evening, the NBA revealed the team captains and the starting roster pools for both the Eastern and Western conferences for the 2018 All-Star Game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. EST.
A sizable part of LaVar Ball’s appeal for people he happens to appeal to is that he’s a walking, talking distillation of many of the half-baked but smart-sounding arguments about sports that often occur in barbershops, during happy hours, over barbecue pits, at spades tables and on the bleachers of midget-league…
My nephew is the starting point guard for his high school basketball team. I try to make as many games as I can, which means I’ve spent (and will be spending) many Tuesday and Friday evenings this winter in various high school gymnasiums throughout Western Pennsylvania.
In a ceremony Monday night, the Los Angeles Lakers will retire Kobe Bryant’s two jerseys—both No. 8 and No. 24—an honor that has never been received by any other player in the NBA, not even Michael Jordan.
No, LeBron James didn’t bring mismatched shoes to play against the Washington Wizards on Sunday. When King James took to the court wearing one white shoe and one black shoe with the word “Equality” stitched on them in gold, he was making a political statement against Donald Trump and racism.
After 15 storied years in the NBA that included multiple trades between teams and an infamous altercation with a former teammate over Gloria Govan, Matt Barnes has announced that he will retire from the sport of basketball to focus on business and spend more time with his children.