Basketball

LiAngelo Ball, the middle child of the infamous Ball brothers, playing with UCLA in 2016.

LiAngelo Signs with Detroit Pistons, All 3 Ball Brothers in NBA

LaVar Ball’s prediction came true. LiAngelo Ball signed a two-way contract with the Detroit Pistons, joining both of his brothers in the NBA. The Charlotte Hornets selected LaMelo Ball with the #3 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft last month. Lonzo Ball, a former #2 pick with the LA Lakers, […]

Warriors Delay Training Camp After Players Test Positive for COVID-19

Warriors Delay Training Camp After Players Test Positive for COVID-19

Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers told reporters on Tuesday that, so far this week, two Golden State Warriors players have tested positive for COVID-19. Myers didn’t identify the players, citing the league’s collective bargaining agreement and HIPAA rules. He said the team’s training camp, set to open Sunday, will […]

Coast-to-Coast College Basketball COVID Cancellations Define Week Two

Coast-to-Coast College Basketball COVID Cancellations Define Week Two

As Florida’s men’s basketball team puts its regular schedule on hold to travel to Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Casino for a pair of games in the Legends Classic tournament, other programs will have to start getting more creative to remain viable. The Gators will tipoff against Army on Wednesday and Boston […]

Boston Celtics PG Kemba Walker during the 2020 NBA Eastern Conference Finals in Orlando. (Image: Kevin C. Cox/Getty)

Boston Celtics Injury Report: Kemba Walker (Knee) Out Until January

Training camps open in the NBA today, but the Boston Celtics will be without All-Star guard Kemba Walker, who is out with a knee injury. The Celtics’ second-leading scorer is expected to return to the lineup in January. Walker received stem cell injections into his troubled knee, which had been […]

UCLA point guard Tyger Campbell gathers Chris Smith (3) and Cody Riley (2). (Image: Darryl Webb/AP)

Westwood Rising: UCLA Bruins Basketball Team Favorites to Win Pac-12

UCLA hired Mick Cronin to help restore the Bruins to their glory days when they were the top college basketball program in the country. Heading into the new season, #22 UCLA is the favorite to win the Pac-12 conference basketball title at +260, according to DraftKings, and followed closely by […]

College Basketball Already in Peril 24 Hours Before Season’s Start

College Basketball Already in Peril 24 Hours Before Season’s Start

College basketball will tip-off Wednesday, but COVID-19 outbreaks in programs around the nation have put the season in jeopardy before it begins.  Major programs across the country are canceling openers due to positive tests, and in some cases, deciding not to go ahead with their seasons at all.  College basketball […]

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry helps teammate Pascal Siakim. (Image: Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty)

Southbound: Toronto Raptors to Start Next NBA Season in Tampa Bay

Say hello to the Tampa Raptors! The Toronto Raptors will begin the 72-game 2020-21 NBA season in Tampa Bay, Florida. The Canadian government installed travel restrictions during the pandemic, forcing the Raptors to scramble to find a temporary home base in the United States. Canada requires all traveling parties to […]

Montrezl Harrell will not have to move to switch teams from the Los Angeles Clippers to the LA Lakers. (Image: John Hefti/USA Today Sports)

Lakers Sign Sixth Man of the Year Montrezl Harrell, Title Odds Now 3/1

The Los Angeles Lakers added key upgrades to the team while in pursuit of defending their championship, signing Montrezl Harrell, the reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year after luring Trez away from crosstown rivals, the LA Clippers. Harrell, 26, has the rare opportunity to change teams without having to […]

Duke and Tennessee Men’s Basketball Openers Delayed By COVID-19 Outbreaks

Duke and Tennessee Men’s Basketball Openers Delayed By COVID-19 Outbreaks

In what portends a season of uncertainty for college basketball, two of the sport’s highest-ranked programs are already scrambling to make scheduling adjustments in the wake of positive COVID-19 tests. No. 8 Duke postponed its men’s basketball team’s season-opener against Gardner-Webb Monday after a positive COVID-19 test from that school, […]

New York Knicks fans at Madison Square Garden embarrassed about their losing ways. (Image: Jonathan Bachman/AP)

Theme from the Bottom: Knicks, Cavs, Hornets Lowest NBA Win Totals

When oddsmakers released win totals for the upcoming 72-game NBA season, three teams were lumped at the bottom of the list with the New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Charlotte Hornets as the projected worst teams in the NBA next season. Now that the 2020 NBA Draft is complete, can […]

Georgia super frosh Anthony Edwards became the #1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Image: AP)

No Surprises in NBA Draft, Anthony Edwards Goes No. 1

The 2020 NBA Draft, at least the lottery portion of it, stuck close to the script and followed the consensus projection in numerous mock drafts. As expected, the Minnesota Timberwolves selected Anthony Edwards with the #1 pick. Edwards, a shooting guard from Georgia, became the 11th straight one-and-done collegiate player […]

Three NBA Franchises That Should Never Be Allowed to Draft Again

Three NBA Franchises That Should Never Be Allowed to Draft Again

NBA Draft Day is a little like a late-night trip to the drive-thru. Everyone piles in famished and filled with expectations. When the food comes, one person gets everything they wanted, one steals another’s best item, a third settles for whatever’s leftover, and one gets left holding a sweaty bag […]

Jrue Holiday, ex-New Orleans Pelicans star, will join the Milwaukee Bucks in a trade. (Image: Suzanne Greenberg/Getty)

Milwaukee Bucks Acquire Jrue Holiday and Bogdan Bogdanovic in Trades

In an attempt to bolster the lineup around the Greek Freak, the Milwaukee Bucks acquired Jrue Holiday from the New Orleans Pelicans in a trade for Eric Bledsode, George Hill, and three first-round draft picks. The Bucks also made a trade with the Sacramento Kings to acquire sharpshooting swingman, Bogdan […]

The NCAA announced a plan on Monday to have the 2021 men’s basketball tournament in one location, possibly Indianapolis. (City of San Antonio)

NCAA Seeks One Location for 2021 Men’s Basketball Tournament

Eight months after the bubble burst on the 2020 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, officials believe they’ve come up with a sane idea to protect next year’s March Madness from the coronavirus epidemic. College sports’ ruling body announced on Monday they are in discussions with Indianapolis city officials to play all […]

Russell Westbrook celebrates during a Houston Rockets game in late 2019. (Image: Peter Carini/Getty)

RWB at MSG or CLT? Russell Westbrook Knicks and Hornets Trade Rumors

Houston, RWB has a problem. Russell Westbrook, a 9-time All-Star, wants the Houston Rockets to trade him and the short list currently includes the New York Knicks, Charlotte Hornets, Orlando Magic, and Detroit Pistons. Westbrook averaged 27.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 7.1 assists per game with the Houston Rockets last […]

Will Another NBA Bubble Season Benefit the Lakers? Oddsmakers Say Yes

Will Another NBA Bubble Season Benefit the Lakers? Oddsmakers Say Yes

The LA Lakers Thursday became the first team to announce some of their upcoming regular-season protocols, including playing the entire season in a modified bubble at the Staples Center. They are also the odds-on favorite to win the 2020-21 season and prove their 2020 bubble championship was no fluke. When […]