• NBA Finals: Heroic Miami and Jimmy Butler maintain suspense

    NBA Finals: Heroic Miami and Jimmy Butler maintain suspense

    Miami stays alive! At the end of a titanic duel between Jimmy Butler and LeBron James, the Heat overcame the Lakers (111-108), winning the right to play a 6th game in an NBA final which wins in indecision.
  • NBA Finals: 'We must be better', insists James

    NBA Finals: 'We must be better', insists James

    'We have to be better,' Lakers superstar LeBron James said after Friday's loss to Miami in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, emphasizing the importance of
  • Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown in middle of Celtics ‘bulls–t’ locker room drama

    Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown in middle of Celtics ‘bulls–t’ locker room drama

    The Celtics blew their second straight second-half lead in a 106-101 loss to the Miami Heat on Thursday night as Boston fell behind 0-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals. And things reportedly blew up in the Celtics locker room. Multiple reporters described a heap of distressing noises pouring out of Boston’s locker room after the …
  • Heat star Jimmy Butler goes deep on country music for Sirius playlist

    Heat star Jimmy Butler goes deep on country music for Sirius playlist

    He’s more than a little bit country. Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler — who’s playing in the Eastern Conference Finals — has made a guest playlist for SiriusXM and Pandora of his favorite tunes, all of which are country songs. He’ll be a guest DJ for SiriusXM’s The Highway channel on Friday. Butler recorded the …
  • Jamal Murray puts Shaq, Charles Barkley on blast after Nuggets win

    Jamal Murray puts Shaq, Charles Barkley on blast after Nuggets win

    Jamal Murray wasn’t done taking it to opponents, real or perceived, once the final buzzer sounded in the Nuggets’ Game 7 win over the Clippers on Tuesday night. The Nuggets’ rising star, after dropping 40 points to complete the comeback from a 3-1 series deficit, also spent part of his postgame press conference calling out …
  • Jeremy Lin’s emotional and risky NBA comeback plan

    Jeremy Lin’s emotional and risky NBA comeback plan

    Jeremy Lin is returning to America, giving the NBA another shot. The former Knick announced the move following a strong season in the Chinese Basketball Association with the Beijing Shougang Ducks. “This decision has really been the hardest in my life,” Lin told his 7 million followers in Mandarin in a tear-filled video on Weibo. …
  • Mike D’Antoni leaving Rockets as NBA coaching market heats up

    Mike D’Antoni leaving Rockets as NBA coaching market heats up

    A day after intimating he wanted to come back to Houston, Mike D’Antoni told Rockets ownership he’s becoming a free agent and won’t return. Just like that, the list of elite coaching prospects on the market just got deeper. As did the number of ready-made win-now vacancies. ESPN was the first to report that D’Antoni …
  • Russell Westbrook was livid with Rajon Rondo’s brother: ‘Talking s–t’

    Russell Westbrook was livid with Rajon Rondo’s brother: ‘Talking s–t’

    Lakers guard Rajon Rondo has been known to talk a little trash. But Saturday night it was his brother William that got ejected from Los Angeles’ Game 5 win over Houston following a verbal altercation with Rockets star Russell Westbrook. Before the Lakers eliminated Houston with a 119-96 win in Lake Buena Vista (Fla.), William …
  • Chris Paul could be wild card in Giannis Antetokounmpo free agency sweepstakes

    Chris Paul could be wild card in Giannis Antetokounmpo free agency sweepstakes

    Despite being the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks flamed out of the NBA Playoffs’ second round, losing in five games to the Heat. Giannis went down with an injury in Game 4 but didn’t play particularly well beforehand, topping 21 points just once in the series after …
  • Kawhi Leonard’s one-finger block on Jamal Murray amazes Clippers teammates

    Kawhi Leonard’s one-finger block on Jamal Murray amazes Clippers teammates

    Future Hall of Famer Kawhi Leonard keeps finding way to impress the NBA world – and that is not limited just to those watching from the couch. With less than two minutes left in Monday night’s game against the Nuggets, Denver star Jamal Murray saw an opening and drove to the basket. Leonard rejected him …