Boston Celtics

Jayson Tatum all in on convincing son to sleep in crib

Jayson Tatum posted a silly, albeit endearing, photo of himself sleeping next to his son in a crib to Instagram on Thursday.<p>The Boston Celtics’ phenom captioned the photo with an explanation that he was just trying to get his young child to slumber in the space that was designed for him to do so. …

NBA

Dwyane Wade’s message to Shaquille O’Neal after admitting to be jealous of farewell tour

Shaquille O’Neal expressed jealousy for his former teammate Dwyane Wade likely getting a “farewell tour” after declaring this 2018-19 season would be …

Dwyane Wade

Wolves tell teams Butler is staying: report

In the days since Minnesota guard Jimmy Butler reportedly requested a trade, the Timberwolves have been fielding calls from teams looking to add the four-time All-Star.<p>The message has been the same each time -- the Timberwolves intend to keep their star forward, according to ESPN.<p>Team owner Glen …

Tom Thibodeau

Jamal Crawford reflects on his time with Timberwolves: ‘It just wasn’t a happy environment’

Jamal Crawford’s one-year stint with the Minnesota Timberwolves could be described as miserable. Crawford was unable to see the court as much as he …

Tom Thibodeau

NBA Trade Rumors: Kemba Walker To Philly For A Package Centered On Markelle Fultz, ‘Bleacher Report’ Suggests

Will the Sixers consider making a blockbuster deal before the February NBA trade deadline?<p>Since the start of the 2018 NBA offseason, the Philadelphia …

Markelle Fultz

Sixers’ Joel Embiid confident Markelle Fultz will show why he was the No. 1 pick

Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz, the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, went through a bizarre rookie season that involved a shoulder injury …

Markelle Fultz

Horford Claims C’s Success Will Only Come with Sacrifice

BOSTON – Al Horford sunk into a courtside bench at the Auerbach Center at New Balance World Headquarters on a September afternoon, glistening with …

University of Florida

How Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' could foretell the revival of the Lakers-Celtics rivalry in the NBA

Historically, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics have been the NBA's marquee rivalry, and despite its secondary status in recent years, there is a chance it could revive itself.<p>First, it was Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell. Next came Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. Most recently, Kobe …

Lebron James

NBA Rumors: Coach Brad Stevens Gives Major Update On Gordon Hayward And Kyrie Irving

Are Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving 100 percent ready for the 2018-19 NBA season?<p>Despite losing Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward last season, the …

Brad Stevens

Lakers' Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka revel in diversity of veterans they brought to team - Los Angeles Times

By no means were either Magic Johnson, president of basketball operations, or general manager Rob Pelinka afraid to be bold when they put together this collection of free-agent talent for the Lakers.<p>They claim to have been undaunted when adding the strong personalities and diverse characteristics …

Los Angeles

Austin Ainge on confidence of C's heading into the season

PLYMOUTH, Mass. – The last time we saw Kyrie Irving, he was in street clothes as the Celtics navigated their way through the playoffs without him and …

NBA

Ben Simmons Practicing Shooting for 1st Time, Believes 76ers a Top-3 Team

After winning the 2017-18 NBA Rookie of the Year award, Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons did something during the offseason he's never done before.<p>Speaking with NBA TV, Simmons said this summer was "really the first time" he's had to practice shooting away from the basket:<p>Following some notable …

Ben Simmons

The Minnesota Timberwolves Could Learn From The Minnesota Lynx

Minneapolis is home to two professional basketball teams. Both are owned by Glen Taylor. However, both have achieved very different levels of success.<p>The Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA came into existence in 1999. After not achieving much success initially, in 2010 the Lynx hired Cheryl Reeve as the …

Minnesota Lynx

Magic Johnson-Larry Bird trading card sells for record $125,000 in auction

A 1980 trading card featuring Lakers great Magic Johnson and Boston Celtics rival Larry Bird fetched a record-breaking $125,000 in an auction …

Trading

To reveal the man Hornets’ James Borrego is, ask the woman who raised him on her own

The pungent smell of ammonia in hair-perm formula is hard to forget.<p>“James smelled a lot of perms in his life,” said Lydia Borrego, mother of new …

Charlotte Hornets

Sixers rookies starting to see some light in injury rehab

Sixers rookies starting to see some light in injury rehab<p>USA Today/AP Images<p>CAMDEN, N.J. — The sting the Sixers took from that dreaded rookie curse …

Markelle Fultz

SIMMONS: The voice of the Blue Jays is … who exactly?

Joe Bowen stood in the press box at the Gale Centre in Niagara Falls when a young fellow approached from the stands and asked for an autograph.Then …

Toronto Blue Jays

The Philadelphia 76ers’ most underrated player coming into the 2018-19 season

The Philadelphia 76ers are loaded with a ton of talent. While a lot of players are widely known in terms of talent, who should be considered the most …

Markelle Fultz

Former NBA Player To Detail Substance Abuse Struggles

Chris Herren appearing at Westfield High School Sept. 25.<p>WESTFIELD, NJ - Former NBA basketbll player and recovering addict Chris Herren will be …

School Administration

Thunder GM hints Westbrook could miss start of season

This more than likely means that Westbrook will not be on the court for Oklahoma City’s season opener against the defending champion Golden State …

Golden State Warriors

Boston Bruins: Jakub Lauko is making a name for himself

Jakub Lauko is dominating the preseason and is definitely a guy that Boston Bruins fans should keep an eye on.<p>The Boston Bruins may have a new young …

David Price

NBA Trade Rumors: Raptors Should Replace Jonas Valanciunas With Hassan Whiteside, ‘Fadeaway World’ Suggests

Does trading for Hassan Whiteside make the Raptors a better team?<p>Since the 2018 NBA offseason started, rumors and speculation continue to circulate …

Hassan Whiteside

The Orlando Magic Rivalry That Matters: The Miami Heat

ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 30: Hassan Whiteside #21 of the Miami Heat goes to the basket against the Orlando Magic on December 30, 2017 at Amway Center …

Miami Heat

REPORT: Milwaukee Bucks invite Ben Bentil to training camp

Ben Bentil, the 23-year-old Ghanaian born player is joining the Milwaukee Bucks for training camp, at the very least. A source tells Chris Grenham of …

Milwaukee Bucks

Boston College Eagles preview: Nationally ranked and ready for Purdue

Rolling on offense and bringing the heat on defense, the Boston College Eagles look to keep the fun going this Saturday at Purdue.<p>Ten long years have …

Boston College

3 teams Jimmy Butler wants to be traded to, and 3 he may actually end up with

Butler has his ideal landing spots, but the Wolves can move him anywhere.<p>Jimmy Butler has requested a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to The Athletic’s Jon Krawczynski. The star met with head coach Tom Thibodeau in Los Angeles on Tuesday, and reportedly gave a list of desired …

New York Knicks

Laker LeBron already in 'mid-season' form, says Magic

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson on Thursday said newly-acquired forward LeBron James is in excellent shape ahead of next week's training camp and will lead an up-tempo offense as the franchise attempts to return to NBA relevancy.<p>Johnson said the three-time NBA …

Los Angeles

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Kyrie Irving’s uncertain future expected to hound Celtics all season long

Kyrie Irving’s impending free-agent decision is expected to hound the Boston Celtics as a season-long storyline after turning down a contract …

New Jersey

NBArank: Predicting the best players this season, from 20-11

For the eighth season in a row, ESPN.com is ranking the top players in the NBA.<p>Who will be the best player <i>this season</i>? To get the final prediction, …

Golden State Warriors