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Damian Lillard, LeBron James and the NBA’s need for stars on bad teams

ADVERTISEMENT Damien Lillardpicture: Getty Images It’s no secret that this current iteration of the NBA has struggled to make its regular season meaningful. All-star players miss games night to night, and the rivalries we expect because they could be a preview of the postseason are suddenly served. Only two things really move the NBA needle … Read more

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Austin Reeves discusses Lakers free agency, LeBron James

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Having gone undrafted in 2021, Austin Reeves He agreed to a two-way contract on draft night with the Lakers, played well enough to be converted to a standard NBA contract after training camp, and has since been given a bigger role this season to position himself for a pay raise in free agency this summer. … Read more

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Mahmoud Abdel Raouf revisits his legacy in ‘Stand’

Mahmoud Abdel Raouf knew that all this would follow him. ADVERTISEMENT He didn’t know when and how quickly. Originally Chris Jackson, Abdel-Raouf openly re-explores his diverse legacy in “Stand,” a new Showtime documentary that debuts Feb. 3. Now 53, he also examines deeper elements of his story that weren’t well known. “For the longest time … Read more

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Load management is a load of crap. The stars of every NBA team have to play every night for you

More and more, it seems that the NBA regular season is a waste of time and money. ADVERTISEMENT Well, that’s a lie. It’s good for some things, but not necessarily for what you might think. The Jazz have their reasons to know what’s going on day in and day out, as fans pay hundreds of … Read more

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Lauri Markkanen makes one last tryout for the All-Star Game

After putting up another big baseline in the Utah Jazz’s latest win, the star admitted he “hopes” he will be selected as a reserve for the exhibition game, while his teammates “expect” it. (Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen (23) reacts after putting the Jazz ahead by 8 with … Read more

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RJ Barrett’s sitting down raises questions for the Knicks

RJ Barrett seat It was certainly notable on Tuesday night, especially for his unmistakable unhappiness with her afterward. ADVERTISEMENT However, this wasn’t the first time in recent matches that the $107 million winger has been seen from the sidelines down the stretch, with Tom Thibodeau increasingly relying on Emmanuel Quickley and Quentin Grimes instead. Thibodeau … Read more

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Don’t expect AT&T Stadium to host a Super Bowl anytime soon

ADVERTISEMENT AT&T Stadiumpicture: Getty Images Jerry Jones advocated building Jerry’s World — AT&T Stadium — to host major sporting events on a grand scale, not just for the eight or nine Dallas Cowboys home games a year. Its building hosted the Super Bowl in 2011, but weather problems at the Metroplex made that a miserable … Read more

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Kobe Bryant’s MVP jersey could fetch up to $7 million at auction

CNN – ADVERTISEMENT rare copy print The jersey is from the basketball star’s only season MVP on his way auction It can be sold for up to $7 million. An iconic photo of Bryant grabbing his jersey after he built a 14-point lead against the Denver Nuggets during the 2008 NBA Playoffs has been captured … Read more

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Hollinger: LeBron James’ record will not be unbreakable. But it will be very close

when LeBron James Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks NBA scoring record In the coming days, it will not go out into the sunset at 38,388 points. James may be 38 years old, but he’s still one of the best players in the league – lately He was named an All-Star Game starter While launching towards the unimaginable … Read more

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Pat Riley: Karim never had the potential, just the greatness

Pat Riley remembers almost every detail surrounding the events of December 29, 1961. It was a cold night in Schenectady, New York. A little snowy, the roads a little icy. And when the bus carrying the opposing team from New York City arrived, all the members of Riley’s Linton High team looked out the window. … Read more

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