Kobe Bryant’s final game in Memphis: A road trip to remember

Kobe Bryant is gone. It still doesn’t feel real. Finding the right words to describe this unimaginable loss has been a challenge for the past month. There’s nothing I can write that hasn’t already been expressed, but nothing beats a personal experience. My favorite memory of Bryant occurred from the club-level seats of the FedEx Forum on Feb. 24, 2016. The Los Angeles Lakers shooting … Continue reading Kobe Bryant’s final game in Memphis: A road trip to remember

LeBron James returns from injury, leads Los Angeles Lakers to overtime victory over LA Clippers

Coming off a strained groin injury, LeBron James played 40 minutes and led the Los Angeles Lakers to a 123-120 overtime win over the LA Clippers on Thursday. After being listed as “day-to-day” for the past five weeks, James wasn’t his usual explosive self, but he still managed to flirt with a triple double — scoring 24 points, grabbing 14 rebounds and dishing out nine … Continue reading LeBron James returns from injury, leads Los Angeles Lakers to overtime victory over LA Clippers

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

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