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.
The investigation of Lorenzen Wright’s murder seven years ago has taken another turn: fresh on the heels of the arrest of Billy Turner in Memphis, police in California have now arrested Sherra Wright-Thompson, Lorenzen Wright’s ex-wife, in connection with his death, according to the Commercial Appeal.
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.
LaVar Ball is reportedly unhappy with the punishment his middle son, LiAngelo, is receiving at UCLA since returning to campus in the aftermath of the China shoplifting incident—so much so that he has removed the younger Ball from the school in order to explore other options.
Stan Van Gundy praised the work of Colin Kaepernick and other athletes who have protested racial injustice in an op-ed for Time magazine today, complete with a list of specific policy proposals on the subject.
When you leave your old job and start a new one, you always to want a glow-up, and you always want to show your old job that you are doing just fine without their ass. So when your old job and co-workers show up at your new job to see how just fine you really are doing, you have to give them what they’re looking for…
The NBA—the best professional sports league in the history of history—is back Tuesday night, with 30 teams all vying to be the one that wins the last game of the season. Here’s why none of them will.
Dwyane Wade and LeBron James created basketball magic together for the four seasons they played together on the Miami Heat, winning two championships along the way. According to a recent report, the two are poised to make magic together again, this time in Cleveland.
When your grandfather is Joe “Jelly Bean” Bryant and your father is Kobe Bryant, it’s only natural that basketball skills would be in your blood. It’s simple genetics, and greatness at the sport is the only possibility.
Updated Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, 7:10 p.m. EDT: Sources have confirmed to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne that the Los Angeles Lakers will be retiring both of Kobe Bryant’s jersey numbers, 8 and 24, during the ceremony Dec. 18.
While he is known for raining 3-pointers from long distances and handling the rock with as much ease and agility as Donald Trump manipulates throngs of Appalachian Caucasian rallygoers, until this week, very few people knew that Stephen Curry is also highly regarded as one of the pettiest motherfuckers on the planet.…
I am not one of those adult-aged people who complains about adulting and other things adult-aged people are expected to do as adult-aged people. Because no one wants to hear that shit. Yes, going to work every day is hard and shit. But work is hard for everyone. Saying you hate work because its hard is like saying you…