NBAPerspective

Janet Hill, with a Hall of Fame son and an all-pro husband, was a selfless star

Janet Hill, an “absolutely fearless” mentor and advocate, died this week at 74.

By Kevin B. BlackistoneAugust 19, 2022

NBA schedule features ‘Rivals Week,’ international games and Election Day off

The NBA officially released its schedule for the 2022-23 season. All 30 NBA teams will get Election Day off as the league seeks to encourage voting.

By Ben GolliverAugust 17, 2022

LeBron James reaffirms commitment to Lakers with two-year extension

The max extension will pay LeBron James at least $97 million and includes a player option for the 2024-25 season.

By Ben GolliverAugust 17, 2022

A timeline of Vanessa Bryant’s lawsuit against Los Angeles County

Vanessa Bryant has sued Los Angeles County, alleging that officials shared graphic photos of her husband and daughter after the 2020 helicopter crash.

By Matt BonesteelAugust 16, 2022
NBAAnalysis

NBA Christmas features rematches, showdowns — and no Kevin Durant

The ongoing holdup caused by Kevin Durant's trade request means he and the Nets will be missing from the NBA's holiday showcase.

By Ben GolliverAugust 15, 2022

Wizards get homey autumn, rough winter in 2022-23 schedule

Washington opens its season at Indiana on Oct. 19 and is scheduled to play just five times on national TV.

By Ava WallaceAugust 17, 2022

Wizards unveil throwback uniforms to mark 25 years since they ditched Bullets

The Wizards will wear white, blue and bronze for select games this season.

By Scott AllenAugust 12, 2022

Wizards sign Makur Maker with plans to send him to the G League

The center made news in 2020 as the highest-ranked player in the modern era to commit to a historically Black school when he chose to attend Howard.

By Ava WallaceAugust 10, 2022

NBA permanently retires Bill Russell’s No. 6

Russell, an 11-time champion who died last month at 88, becomes the first NBA player to receive this honor.

By Ben GolliverAugust 11, 2022
NBAAnalysis

Pat Riley shines brightest in Jeanie Buss’s star-studded Lakers documentary

“Legacy” was conceived by Jeanie Buss to provide a definitive account of Jerry Buss’s groundbreaking tenure.

By Ben GolliverAugust 8, 2022
NBAPerspective

Bill Russell really was the greatest of all time

Need one basketball player, with everything on the line? It's Bill Russell, now and forever.

By Thomas BoswellAugust 5, 2022

In honor of Bill Russell’s 11 titles, here are 11 of his greatest moments

Russell is most often associated with 11, the sum of his team’s achievements, rather than six, his individual identifier.

By Ben GolliverAugust 1, 2022
NBAPerspective

Bill Russell made America better by demanding better from America

He was a fully dimensional Black athlete more than a half century before it was okay to be one.

By Jerry BrewerJuly 31, 2022
NBAPerspective

Bill Russell was the greatest winner any sport has ever seen

When it mattered most, Bill Russell would never be denied.

By John FeinsteinJuly 31, 2022

Bill Russell remembered as a ‘pioneer’ on and off the court

Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and former president Barack Obama remembered Bill Russell's storied life.

By Ben GolliverJuly 31, 2022

Bill Russell, basketball great who worked for civil rights, dies at 88

Bill Russell was indomitable on and off the court and one of the most fascinating public figures to straddle sports and civil rights. He was intensely driven and innovative as an athlete.

By Louie EstradaJuly 31, 2022

Kevin Durant takes break from trade drama to release his latest film

Durant's latest film celebrates New York’s rich basketball history, focusing on stylistic influence and cultural impact rather than on NBA accomplishments.

By Ben GolliverJuly 29, 2022
NBAAnalysis

The Lakers’ mess complicates LeBron James’s extension decision

The four-time MVP will become eligible to sign a two-year, $97 million extension Aug. 4 but has yet to hint at his intentions.

By Ben GolliverJuly 25, 2022

Hornets’ Miles Bridges pleads not guilty to felony charges of abuse

The district attorney for Los Angeles County said Bridges, who will be back in court in August, "will be held accountable for his actions."

By Des BielerJuly 20, 2022
NBAAnalysis

Eleven takeaways from 11 days at Las Vegas Summer League

NBA Summer League was a success as the top three selections each gave their new fanbases something to get excited about, and several bottom-dwellers now appear reinvigorated by influxes of young talent.

By Ben GolliverJuly 18, 2022

In first step past rocky season, Trail Blazers claim Summer League title

Undrafted forward Trendon Watford earned MVP honors by leading an experienced Portland roster to the franchise's second Las Vegas Summer League crown.

By Ben GolliverJuly 17, 2022

Inside the NBA’s ‘Launchpad’ incubator for tech start-ups

The league is working with companies to focus on player health, referee development and mental wellness.

By Ben GolliverJuly 15, 2022

Suns match Pacers’ offer to Deandre Ayton, complicating Kevin Durant pursuit

As the No. 1 pick in the 2018 draft, the 23-year-old Ayton was this summer’s highest-profile restricted free agent.

By Ben GolliverJuly 14, 2022