NBA announces All-Star Reserves

The Eastern and Western conference reserves for the 68th NBA All-Star Game were announced on Tuesday night, setting the table for the inaugural NBA All-Star Draft Show. The reserves were selected by the head coaches from around the league. LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo, the top vote-getters in both conferences, will have a bevy of players to choose from, including a few first-time All-Stars. The … Continue reading NBA announces All-Star Reserves

Ben Simmons, Donovan Mitchell headline Rising Stars Challenge

The NBA announced rosters for the 2019 Mountain Dew Rising Stars Challenge on Tuesday night. Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons and Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic headline Team World, represented by players born outside of the United States. Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum headline the roster for Team USA. The full list of rosters for Team USA and Team … Continue reading Ben Simmons, Donovan Mitchell headline Rising Stars Challenge

Houston Rockets trade Carmelo Anthony to Chicago Bulls

After just 10 games with the Houston Rockets, it was made apparent that Carmelo Anthony was no longer a part of the franchise’s future. It became official on Tuesday when the Rockets traded the 10-time All-Star, the rights to Jon Diebler and cash considerations to the Chicago Bulls, a destination Anthony once considered as a free agent. In exchange, Houston received the rights to Tadija … Continue reading Houston Rockets trade Carmelo Anthony to Chicago Bulls

Lonzo Ball sidelined 4-6 weeks with left ankle sprain

The Los Angeles Lakers can’t catch a break. Since losing LeBron James to a groin strain injury on Christmas Day, they’ve slipped to ninth in the western conference. Rajon Rondo’s been out for an extended amount of time due to a finger injury, and now their point guard of the future is hurt. During the Lakers’ 138-134 overtime loss to the Houston Rockets on Saturday, … Continue reading Lonzo Ball sidelined 4-6 weeks with left ankle sprain

Minnesota Timberwolves fire head coach Tom Thibodeau

This season has been quite eventful for the Minnesota Timberwolves, and that’s an understatement. After a commanding 108-86 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, the organization relieved president and coach Tom Thibodeau of his duties, reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania and Jon Krawczynski. Although it was anticipated, the timing of this firing is interesting considering the Timberwolves traded away Jimmy Butler — … Continue reading Minnesota Timberwolves fire head coach Tom Thibodeau

Stephen Curry called for travel after using James Harden’s “double stepback”

Although the Golden State Warriors came away with a close 127-123 win over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday, Stephen Curry didn’t win over the referees when he tried a move NBA fans have become quite familiar with this season. Midway through the fourth quarter, Curry attempted James Harden’s infamous “double stepback” that he’s gotten away with on more than a few occasions. He was instantly … Continue reading Stephen Curry called for travel after using James Harden’s “double stepback”

Kawhi Leonard scores career-high 45 points in win over Jazz

Kawhi Leonard brought in the new year by scoring a career-best 45 points, leading the Toronto Raptors to a 122-116 win over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday. With Kyle Lowry missing yet another game due to injury, Leonard put his team on his back and carried them to another victory — inching closer to the No. 1 spot in the eastern conference, currently occupied by … Continue reading Kawhi Leonard scores career-high 45 points in win over Jazz

From MyCAREER to MyTEAM and everything in between; The most important takeaways from NBA 2K19’s Launch Event

With just one day left until “2K Day,” NBA 2K is primed to continue its reign as the top basketball simulation after improvements to MyCAREER and MyTEAM. NEW YORK – NBA 2K held it’s annual launch event last week in the heart of Brooklyn, N.Y., where social influencers, media organizations and celebrities filled Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse to experience the video game’s newest iteration, NBA 2K19. … Continue reading From MyCAREER to MyTEAM and everything in between; The most important takeaways from NBA 2K19’s Launch Event

Giannis Antetokounmpo named NBA 2K19 cover athlete

Being on the cover of a video game is a badge of validation for most athletes, and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s time has come. The two-time NBA All-Star was announced as the official cover athlete for NBA 2K19’s Standard Edition on Monday in his hometown of Athens. As he’s done several times in the league, Antetokounmpo made history once again by becoming the first international player to … Continue reading Giannis Antetokounmpo named NBA 2K19 cover athlete

Trae Young drafted by Dallas Mavericks; Traded to Atlanta Hawks

Trae Young didn’t have to wait long to hear his name called in Thursday’s NBA Draft. The star point guard from the University of Oklahoma was drafted 5th overall by the Dallas Mavericks, but was quickly traded to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for the No. 3 pick, Luka Doncic. As a freshman at Oklahoma, Young became the only player in NCAA history to lead … Continue reading Trae Young drafted by Dallas Mavericks; Traded to Atlanta Hawks