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Maryland vs. UNC: Score and Reaction from Big 10-ACC Challenge

In point guard Marcus Paige's season debut, No. 9 North Carolina defeated No. 2 Maryland 88-81 on Tuesday night in the Big 10-ACC Challenge. It is the ninth consecutive time the Tar Heels have defeated the Terps and ties the challenge at four games apiece.

The heavyweight bout was headlined by the …


Fake NBA Team Beats Fake NBA Team For Sad First Win

The Los Angeles Lakers’ 2-14 unstoppable suck came up against the Philadelphia 76ers’ 0-18 unmovable wall of shit in Philadelphia Tuesday night. …

Kobe Bryant

Luke Walton Will Not Get Credited with Warriors Wins as Interim Head Coach

Golden State Warriors interim head coach Luke Walton has led the team to an NBA record-setting 19-0 start, but the record books will not reflect that fact.

According to's David Aldridge, passing along a clarification from the league, Dubs head coach Steve Kerr—who continues to recover from …

Steve Kerr

Let's argue about whether Kobe Bryant's draft class was better than Michael Jordan's

1984 or 1996? Now that the last active player from the '96 class is retiring, let's have a fun debate.

When Kobe Bryant retires after this season, that'll close the book on the 1996 NBA Draft class, assuming something crazy doesn't happen like Ray Allen returning.

With that draft class finishing up …

Kobe Bryant

Turning the Paige: Tar Heels' star guard not ready to leave UNC without hardware

Marcus Paige arrived at the University of North Carolina in the summer of 2012, and in a very odd coincidence so did awareness of the academic …

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Duke's Derryck Thornton Finding Little Time for Growing Pains Under Coach K

For anyone antsy to analyze the play of Duke point guard Derryck Thornton, the freshman's father has one request.

"Ten games," Tank Thornton said the week before Thanksgiving. "Temper your expectations for 10 games and give him time to figure everything out. After that, I think he'll be fine."

It …

Mike Krzyzewski

NBA scores 2015: The Jazz almost did it, they almost beat the Warriors

Plus the East is rising, the vulnerable Thunder and the sputtering Rockets.

One day the Golden State Warriors will lose, but not yet. They went into Salt Lake City and survived the best the Utah Jazz had to offer on Monday, executing down the stretch to win, 106-103, behind -- you guessed it -- the …

Russell Westbrook

St-Pierre: 'I know that (the UFC) knew' fighters were using PEDs

Georges St-Pierre is adamant that the use of PEDs was common in the UFC at one point.

St-Pierre's frustration with the perceived lax drug testing …

Georges St-Pierre

Former No. 1 Overall Pick Greg Oden Dominates in Chinese League Debut

In his first game in the Chinese Basketball Association, Greg Oden looked like the player the Portland Trail Blazers hoped for when they selected the former Ohio State Buckeyes star with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft.

Oden dealt with injury after injury during his time in the NBA and …

Greg Oden

UNC's Marcus Paige will play against Maryland in ACC-Big Ten Challenge

North Carolina point guard Marcus Paige will play against Maryland on Tuesday in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, Tar Heels coach Roy Williams told the ESPNU College Basketball podcast Monday morning.

Paige has missed the first six games of the season with a broken right hand, including the Tar Heels' …


Kevin Durant Blasts Media For Criticizing Kobe Bryant

If Derek Jeter’s retirement tour is any guide, Kobe Bryant’s final season is going to be a victory lap, with everyone competing to fawn over the …

Kevin Durant

Michael Jordan's Ghost Is Retiring, At Fucking Last

This will be Kobe Bryant’s final season. He announced it yesterday, and the news made me think, instantly, of Michael Jordan. The last, greatest, and …

Michael Jordan

Dear Basketball

Dear Basketball,

From the moment
I started rolling my dad’s tube socks
And shooting imaginary
Game-winning shots
In the Great Western Forum
I knew one …

Kobe Bryant

Top stats to know: Kobe Bryant's statistical legacy

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will leave behind one of the most impressive basketball legacies.

Bryant is the first guard to play 20 NBA seasons, and the first to play 20 seasons with one franchise. He'll be remembered at his peak as a great scorer, tenacious defender and a winner.


Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant's retirement poem crashed the site that hosted it

The retirement of NBA legend Kobe Bryant took many by surprise on Sunday night. Right now, Bryant's fans around the world are finding out that every game from here on out will be his last.

Attention around his poetically framed announcement has garnered so much activity that it appears to have …

Kobe Bryant

Lakers' Byron Scott no longer goes on Instagram because of 'angry fans'

At 2-13, the Los Angeles Lakers have the worst record in the Western Conference and second worst in the entire NBA. Only the winless Philadelphia 76ers are below the Lakers.

Despite this poor start, Lakers head coach Byron Scott is staying optimistic and believes that the organization has his back. …

Byron Scott

Stock Watch for Coaches at New Schools in College Basketball in 2015-16

A whopping 40 college basketball teams hired head coaches this past offseason, more than 11 percent of Division I undergoing a leadership change. This included several big-name programs, who brought in an array of replacements with varying resumes to get things moving in the right direction.



How high will Syracuse basketball be ranked in AP Top 25 poll next week?

Paradise Island, Bahamas — In the second week of the 2009-10 season, an unranked Syracuse team went to New York City and recorded back-to-back wins …


Even After a Strong Showing, Thunder Laser-Focused on Improvement

The rout was on in the second half, and there seemed to be a party in the stands inside Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder had flipped a 13-point …

Detroit Pistons

WATCH: James Harden Goes Off for 50 Points

James Harden put the team on his back Friday, dropping 50 points (going 6-12 from downtown) en route to a narrow victory over the 0-17 Philadelphia …

James Harden

Golden State Warriors make it 17 straight after setting franchise record for 3s

The Golden State Warriors rained 3s in the desert and pushed their NBA-record start to 17-0.

Stephen Curry scored 41 points in three quarters and the Warriors made a franchise-record 22 3-pointers (in 38 attempts) during their highest-scoring game of the season, a 135-116 rout of the Phoenix Suns on …

Golden State Warriors

Shockers' Anton Grady alert, has feeling in extremities

Wichita State forward Anton Grady is in "good spirits" at the hospital Friday after falling face-first on the court during the Shockers' loss to Alabama at the Advocare Invitational in Orlando, Florida, the school announced.

In a statement later Friday, Wichita State said Grady was alert and …

Draymond Green Gifts Rolex to Tom Izzo with Special Inscription

Draymond Green has not forgotten his roots.

The Golden State Warriors star headed south Thursday to pay a special visit to his former team, Michigan State, which was in Fullerton, California, for the Wooden Legacy tournament.

His former coach, Tom Izzo, was going for his 500th career win.

The visit …

Tom Izzo

Guy Lewis, coach of 'Phi Slama Jama' Houston Cougars, dies at 93

HOUSTON -- Former Houston Cougars men's basketball coach Guy V. Lewis -- best known for leading the "Phi Slama Jama" teams of the 1980s -- has died. He was 93.

Lewis died at a retirement facility in Kyle, Texas, on Thanksgiving morning surrounded by family, Houston athletic director Hunter Yurachek …


Maryland, Rhode Island coaches scream at each other after game

Maryland won the game against Rhode Island, but it's not clear who won the war of words.

Mark Turgeon and Dan Hurley, coaches for Maryland and Rhode …


Steph Curry Comments on Lionel Messi Comparison, Warriors' Record Streak, More

Although Steph Curry and Lionel Messi are involved in different sports, comparisons are natural between these two superstars at the very top of their game. The former, the talisman of NBA outfit Golden State Warriors, thinks the parallels are fair.

Speaking with Roy Ward of the Age via the Sydney

Lionel Messi

Colorado's Tory Miller Bites the Shoulder of an Air Force Player

Here's a friendly (and apparently needed) reminder that there are cameras covering nearly every imaginable angle on the court. And they're pointed right at you, Tory Miller.

The Colorado Buffaloes forward bit the shoulder of an Air Force player while vying for possession during Wednesday's game.

Of …


Kevin Garnett once forced Doc Rivers to cancel a practice by acting like Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett contains multitudes. And an unending insistence on doing things his way, which can both help and hurt Kevin Garnett-led teams both past …

Kevin Garnett

ESPN's Jay Bilas and Seth Greenberg rip NCAA over Syracuse penalties

Three ESPN analysts took the NCAA to task over its handling of Syracuse's penalties.


Biola's Dave Holmquist gets 900th victory as coach

Dave Holmquist became the eighth college men's basketball coach to reach 900 wins as Biola defeated Bethesda, 79-60, Tuesday at J. Richard Chase Gymnasium in La Mirada.

Holmquist, 64, is in his 36th season as Biola's coach, having led the Eagles to 33 winning seasons and 19 NAIA national tournaments.

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