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The Seed of Senegal Basketball

Surrounded by suits, Gorgui Dieng was rocking sweats.<p>The Minnesota Timberwolves higher-ups waited their turn. First Dieng parlayed with owner Glen …

Do the LeBron Bump

When I was coaching middle school basketball, I had my players do a drill I called the LeBron Bump.<p>(I learned early on that if I wanted a kid to pay …

Put Joel Embiid in the damn NBA All-Star Game

Give the people what they want. It’s not too late. (OK, it’s probably too late).<p>Joel Embiid was not named an NBA All-Star starter in the Eastern Conference despite finishing No. 3 in the fan vote. Interestingly, Embiid finished fifth in the media vote (behind the starters and Love) and eighth in …

Watch Big Sean Perform “Sunday Morning Jetpack,” “Bounce Back” on “SNL”

Big Sean was the musical guest tonight on “Saturday Night Live,” where he performed two songs off his upcoming album <i>I Decided</i>: his single “Bounce Back” and new song “Sunday Morning Jetpack.” Watch the performances below. Aziz Ansari was the episode’s host; he delivered a monologue where he compared …

Cardinals intent on improving, not chasing champion Cubs

ST. LOUIS (AP) A month before spring training, the St. Louis Cardinals already have plenty of motivation – they’re focused on returning to the …

PnB Rock and His Lonely Hearts Club Bangers

After a dealing with a stint in jail and the death of his brother, the warble-voiced singer from Philadelphia looks to the future, no longer living a double life.<p>PnB Rock's first and only meaningful relationship began in the same place that it would end: a grocery store.<p>It was located Northeast …

10 reasons why Cubs are only getting started

CHICAGO -- Theo Epstein and the Red Sox certainly didn't concede the 2005 season, but from the outside, it sure felt like there was a collective …

The 2017 Yankees could be heading for a change at the top of the lineup

One of Brett Gardner or Jacoby Ellsbury could be moved down in the lineup<p>All things considered, this has been a relatively quiet offseason for the …

Your Mike Trout Hall-of-Fame

Because we’ve been here for every moment of his career, we may have somehow lost track of just how good Mike Trout is. Obviously we know he’s the …

Hall of Fame

Here's what Westbrook told Durant in final summer meeting before move to Warriors

Westbrook tried to get Durant to stay in OKC anyway he could<p>Kevin Durant's decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors …

Kentucky Lands 5-Star SG Hamidou Diallo

After weeks of speculation about whether he would announce his college decision in early January with the intentions of enrolling in college in time …

College Basketball's Most One-Dimensional Teams This Season

Balance is what we all strive for in life, not being too reliant or dependent on one thing to the point where we're lacking too much in other areas. College basketball teams aim for the same type of stability by trying not to lean too heavily on one player or a certain aspect of the game.<p>That's all …

College Sports

Theo Epstein's 6 Smartest Moves of All Time

Today is the 43rd birthday of Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, who is coming off his third World Series title as an …

10 Franchises Loaded with Talent, Short on Victories

Sports movies will endorse heart, grit and determination as the foolproof championship formula, but talent stands tall as the most important ingredient.<p>The Chicago Cubs didn't win the 2016 World Series out of poetic justice or karma. Nor did the eager, loyal fans will them to victory. They won …

NBA

Nikola Jokic Is the Captain Now

The Nuggets are a different team than they were two weeks ago. They bottomed out December 12 in a 112–92 loss to the Mavs, when they were run off the …

The Ringer’s 2017 NBA Draft Lottery Big Board, Version 1.0

<i>Welcome to</i> The Ringer<i>’s 2017 NBA Draft Lottery Big Board, a consensus of the top 14 prospects in the draft formed by our three resident NBA</i> …

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Hamidou Diallo is the 5-star recruit who could enter the NBA draft or play college basketball right now

Both the NBA and college basketball are patiently waiting on Hamidou Diallo’s decision. It could have far-ranging consequences at both levels.<p>The NBA opened up a world of possibilities for basketball’s best young talents when it allowed Thon Maker to enter the draft in June as a prep-school player …

Battle of the Unicorns

NBA fans will remember six things about 2016: Golden State’s quest for 73 wins, LeBron’s Cavs channeling the 2004 Red Sox, The Block, Durant going …

The Spurs’ Tribute Video To Tim Duncan Was The Perfect Way To Honor His Jersey Retirement

There’s something ironic about the San Antonio Spurs going all-out to honor Tim Duncan. The Spurs, more than any organization in the league, are famous for never being flashy with anything. Duncan was the epitome of this, as the Big Fundamental made a career off of being the least flashy basketball …

Basketball

Gregg Popovich and Spurs Stars Recall Tim Duncan's Exemplary Career

SAN ANTONIO — Gregg Popovich arrived at Tim Duncan's jersey retirement ceremony well prepared. In his suit coat pocket were several tissues, folded neatly, just in case.<p>The San Antonio Spurs coach nearly needed them when he expressed 20 years' worth of gratitude for what he understands was the …

Basketball

J. Cole Has the No. 1 Album in America

J. Cole’s fourth studio album, <i>4 Your Eyez Only</i>, has reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, <i>Billboard</i> reports. The album sold 492,000 in equivalent album units with 363,000 of those in traditional album sales, making the album the third-largest debut week of 2016 (only behind Drake’s <i>VIEWS</i> …

Noah Syndergaard: Why Mets still have baseball’s best rotation

If you’re a Mets fan hoping for a successful 2017, ya gotta believe like Noah Syndergaard does. Or such optimism would at least boost your confidence.<p>…

Major League Baseball

Everything We Know About J. Cole And Kendrick Lamar’s Rumored Collaboration Album

Collaboration albums in hip-hop are nothing new. Jay Z has teamed up with R. Kelly and Kanye West for albums, and most recently, Drake and Future …

Let Me See Some Footwork

In basketball, what happens on the ground is as important as what takes place above it. When you think of Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant, you think of …

J. Cole’s new identities

Fatherhood, privacy, and the battle between the relatable and the mundane<p>J. Cole, a musical messiah to many, either struggles to tell compelling …

The Beauty of J. Cole's '4 Your Eyez Only' Is in Its Message

It's much deeper than the music.<p>The legendary, polarizing rapper J. Cole, finally released his fourth studio album, <i>4 Your Eyez Only</i> today. The entire …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Baseball's 2018 Free Agents as an Economic Indicator

Some extraordinary players are expecting big paychecks -- how big may depend on the economy.<p>You can learn a lot about the state of the economy by following the ebbs and flows of the Major League Baseball free agency market.<p>Pro sports revenue grows faster during economic expansions than during …

Shawn Mendes Totally Nailed This Drake Cover — No Rapping Required

Shawn Mendes may be a pop singer-songwriter, but he's been known to try out virtually any music genre. He showed off his versatility Tuesday …

Music

A 23-year-old rapper who refuses to sign a record deal is making history at the 2017 Grammys

Chance the Rapper is the most talented rapper of his generation and a pioneer in the music industry. His latest album, "Coloring Book," released in May, is one of the the year's best-reviewed albums. It's the first streaming-only album to chart on Billboard's ranking.<p>This year, the Grammys made …