Kevin Durant says Nets’ lack of fight compelled him to ask for a trade

Back in Brooklyn, Durant knows the Nets must regain the rest of the NBA's respect this season.

By Ben GolliverSeptember 26, 2022
NBAAnalysis

Ime Udoka’s stunning implosion opens NBA’s coaching hot-seat season

The most intense pressure this season will be felt by a pair of big-market coaches: Brooklyn’s Steve Nash and Philadelphia’s Doc Rivers.

By Ben GolliverSeptember 26, 2022

Celtics ‘standing by’ Ime Udoka suspension but decline to provide details

The Celtics named assistant Joe Mazzulla as interim coach during Ime Udoka’s suspension but failed to divulge specifics about the decision to suspend Udoka.

By Ben GolliverSeptember 23, 2022

Ben Simmons says he went to ‘dark place’ with 76ers after playoff debacle

Now with the Nets, Ben Simmons discussed his alienation from the Sixers, and his decision to pass up a dunk in an elimination game loss against the Hawks.

By Des BielerSeptember 23, 2022

Celtics suspend head coach Ime Udoka for 2022-23 season

The Celtics announced that they have suspended Coach Ime Udoka, who led Boston to the NBA Finals last season.

By Ben GolliverSeptember 22, 2022

The Wizards’ plan to weather a 14-hour flight involves steak and eggs

The Wizards will spend more than 14 hours in flight on their way to Japan for two preseason games against the Golden State Warriors.

By Ava WallaceSeptember 27, 2022

Yes, the Wizards are better. But so is the Eastern Conference.

The Wizards made key additions to the roster this offseason to add more veterans, and clearly look better for it. But where do they stand among the rest of the East?

By Candace BucknerSeptember 24, 2022

Bradley Beal was there for John Wall when he needed it most

Bradley Beal sat with John Wall when the point guard had a breakdown after finding out his mother had been placed on a ventilator.

By Ava WallaceSeptember 24, 2022

Robert Sarver starts process of selling Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury

Robert Sarver was originally suspended for a year and fined $10 million after an investigation found he had used racial epithets and treated female employees inappropriately.

By Ben GolliverSeptember 21, 2022
NBAPerspective

Robert Sarver said he wanted forgiveness. He really wanted us to forget.

Robert Sarver wanted forgiveness on his terms, but that does not automatically include the privilege of owning an NBA team.

By Candace BucknerSeptember 21, 2022
NBAAnalysis

Rudy Gobert’s struggles in the EuroBasket final are a bit of a warning

The takeaway for the Timberwolves is simple and profound: their new center can quickly appear mortal without the right support systems and personnel.

By Ben GolliverSeptember 19, 2022

Michael Jordan jersey becomes priciest game-worn memorabilia ever sold

The jersey worn in Game 1 of the 1998 NBA Finals — during the Chicago Bulls' famed "Last Dance" season — sold for $10.1 million.

By Michael CharlesSeptember 16, 2022

Pressure mounts on Robert Sarver to sell Suns following suspension

The Suns' vice chairman, as well as PayPal, a sponsor whose company logo is emblazoned on the team's uniforms, have called for Sarver's removal as owner.

By Ben GolliverSeptember 16, 2022
NBAPerspective

Adam Silver was the ‘good’ commissioner. Why waste that defending bad guys?

Following the Robert Sarver punishment, Adam Silver is facing the kind of backlash he has largely dodged during his eight-year run as NBA commissioner.

By Candace BucknerSeptember 16, 2022

NBA commissioner defends punishment of Suns owner Robert Sarver

Adam Silver said that NBA owners hadn’t discussed banning Sarver and that the Suns owners' comments were “wholly of a different kind than" Donald Sterling.

By Ben GolliverSeptember 14, 2022
NBAPerspective

Robert Sarver: Racist, sexist ... and so rich that it doesn’t matter

In a hollow defense of the Suns owner's punishment, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver delivered a sad truth: Owning a sports team is 'different than holding a job.'

By Jerry BrewerSeptember 14, 2022

NBA suspends Suns owner Robert Sarver for use of n-word, misogynistic comments

The league hands out a one-year ban and the maximum allowable $10 million fine.

By Ben GolliverSeptember 13, 2022
NBAAnalysis

Chet Holmgren was the Thunder’s long-awaited savior. Now what?

Holmgren's season-ending injury destabilizes Oklahoma City’s extended rebuilding effort right as things were starting to come together.

By Ben GolliverSeptember 12, 2022

Manu Ginóbili, Tim Hardaway inducted into Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

The former Argentina and San Antonio Spurs star was joined by Hardaway, a key part of the Warriors and Heat teams of the 1990s.

By Ben GolliverSeptember 10, 2022
NBAAnalysis

Five young NBA players ready for all-star caliber seasons in 2022-23

Anthony Edwards is one of five talented youngsters trying to make their all-star debuts.

By Ben GolliverSeptember 5, 2022
NBAPerspective

We’re seeing John Wall at his strongest. He still has some heavy lifting.

Long known for his swagger, the NBA guard showed the world what real fortitude looks like.

By Candace BucknerSeptember 2, 2022

With Donovan Mitchell trade, Cavaliers bolster their young core

Three time all-star Donovan Mitchell had been widely expected to land with the Knicks, but Cleveland instead upgrades its lineup at the cost of several players and draft picks.

By Des Bieler and Ben GolliverSeptember 1, 2022

Hornets’ Montrezl Harrell pleads guilty to reduced marijuana charge

Montrezl Harrell had three pounds of marijuana in his car during a traffic stop in May in Kentucky, police said.

By Cindy BorenAugust 31, 2022