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Getty Images The NBA’s Christmas Day showcase typically crescendoes with, on paper, the biggest matchup of the regular season: a rematch of the previous season’s NBA Finals. As such, the expectation coming into the 2022-23 season was that the defending championship Golden State Warriors would host the Boston Celtics on Christmas after defeating them in […]

Getty Images The Utah Jazz have a number of viable reasons for exploring a Donovan Mitchell trade. Even when they had Rudy Gobert, they’d proven on several occasions that they were not capable of winning a championship. Without him, they had no obvious way of rebuilding a contender before Mitchell’s 2025 free agency. Outside free […]

Bill Russell, an 11-time NBA champion as a player and coach with the Boston Celtics and one of the most important figures in NBA history, has died at the age of 88, his family announced Sunday. Russell passed away peacefully with his wife Jeannine by his side. His family released the following statement. “It is […]

Kobe Bryant didn’t expect to exchange pleasantries with his opponents on Jan. 17, 2006. With the defending champion Miami Heat in town, he surely assumed another frosty reception from former teammate-turned-rival Shaquille O’Neal. But when pre-game stretches began, Bryant received a surprise visit from the Big Diesel. He congratulated him on the impending birth of […]

When a team trades a superstar for a younger player, they usually do so for control as much as upside. Superstars asking for trades are almost always armed with the threat of free agency, whereas young players, for the most part, have less freedom of movement. A first-round pick can’t change teams by choice until […]

Getty Images A year ago, Collin Sexton looked like a potential max player. He’d just averaged 24.3 points per game in his third NBA season, and with Evan Mobley inbound, it wasn’t hard to imagine him at the front of a Cavaliers renaissance. Instead, he suffered a torn meniscus and missed most of the season. […]

USATSI As the Los Angeles Lakers continue to pursue Kyrie Irving, one thing has become increasingly clear: they’re powerless until the Kevin Durant situation resolves. If Durant is dealt? It no longer makes sense for the Nets to keep Irving on an expiring contract. If Durant stays put? Irving is a key part of keeping […]

Getty Images The Drew League has often served as a venue for NBA players to hone their skills against strong competition in the offseason, but for the past decade, the game’s biggest star has avoided it. LeBron James last played in the Drew League during the 2011 NBA lockout, but on Saturday, 11 years later, […]

Russell Westbrook is splitting with longtime agent Thad Foucher of Wasserman over what the agent is describing as “irreconcilable differences,” he told Adrian Wojnarowski. While a player and agent separating is nothing new, Foucher released a lengthy statement about his now expired partnership with Westbrook that doesn’t exactly paint the former MVP in the best […]

Nobody is quite certain of how well LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are getting along right now. In the midst of a disappointing 2021-22 season, James praised executives of other teams at All-Star weekend. When the season ended, multiple reports claimed that the Lakers internally blamed James for the disastrous acquisition of Russell […]