• Nerlens Noel’s impressive audition could alter Mitchell Robinson’s Knicks future

    Nerlens Noel’s impressive audition could alter Mitchell Robinson’s Knicks future

    NEW ORLEANS – Knicks center Mitchell Robinson won’t be able to play in his hometown Wednesday at Smoothie King Center. The former Chalmette High (La.) graduate is expected to miss the remainder
  • RJ Barrett gets his first NBA shot at Zion Williamson with narrative changing

    RJ Barrett gets his first NBA shot at Zion Williamson with narrative changing

    NEW ORLEANS — Zion Williamson vs. RJ Barrett. Finally. On Monday, Williamson poured in 30 points, made 13 of 21 shots, grabbed six rebounds with four assists, tearing up the Kings in the
  • Nets pummel Pelicans in Kevin Durant’s return

    Nets pummel Pelicans in Kevin Durant’s return

    After almost two months away, Kevin Durant finally made his return to the court. It was short, but it was spectacular. And it was victorious. Durant came back from his hamstring injury to help
  • Zion Williamson’s minutes drama is reaching a breaking point

    Zion Williamson’s minutes drama is reaching a breaking point

    Zion Williamson is losing minutes as the New Orleans Pelicans are losing games. The top pick in the 2019 NBA Draft played just 29 total minutes as the Pelicans dropped their first two games of the NBA bubble restart of the season in Orlando. It’s difficult to develop a rhythm when constantly in and out …
  • Zion Williamson suddenly leaves NBA bubble for family emergency

    Zion Williamson suddenly leaves NBA bubble for family emergency

    New Orleans Pelicans star forward Zion Williamson has left the NBA bubble to deal with an urgent family medical matter. Williamson “intends to rejoin the team in Orlando for the NBA restart at a later date,” the Pelicans said Thursday in a release. The team expressed sympathy over the 20-year-old’s decision. “We fully support Zion’s …
  • Zion Williamson factor shaping NBA’s coronavirus return

    Zion Williamson factor shaping NBA’s coronavirus return

    The NBA doesn’t want to restart its season without its brightest young star. According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst on The Hoop Collective, the league may dismiss the idea of playing as many as 90 regular season games and go right to group-stage type opening round because it will give Zion Williamson and the Pelicans a …
  • Coronavirus pandemic doesn’t stop low-brow sports voices

    Coronavirus pandemic doesn’t stop low-brow sports voices

    Discretion — the act of being discreet — isn’t tough to grasp. In simple terms, it’s the art and act of looking around to weigh circumstances before you open your big mouth, lest you needlessly hurt someone’s feelings and/or get punched in your big mouth. Personally, I’ve long been in the habit of perusing the …