Brittney Griner received a nine-year sentence from a Russian judge on Thursday for drug possession and smuggling. (Image: Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP/Getty)

Russian Court Sentences Brittney Griner to Nine Years in Prison

Brittney Griner is facing nine years in prison after a Russian court convicted the basketball star of drug possession and smuggling on Thursday. Judge Anna Sotnikova announced the sentence, which also included a fine of one million rubles ($16,700). Griner sentence prelude to further negotiation Legal observers expected Griner to […]

Paige Bueckers, guard from UConn, celebrates a big shot in the 2022 March Madness Women’s Basketball Tournament. (Image: Susannah Greenburg/Getty)

UCONN Star Paige Bueckers Out for Season with Torn ACL Injury

The Lady Huskies took a huge blow when UConn lost point guard Paige Bueckers to a season-ending ACL injury, and she’s expected to miss her entire junior season. Bueckers suffered a left knee injury during summer workouts in a pick-up game. “It’s so crazy because you work so hard to […]

Nikola Jokic, playing for Serbia in the 2019 FIBA World Cup, won the NBA MVP in back-to-back seasons with the Denver Nuggets. (Image: Di Yin/Getty)
2022 EuroBasket

2022 EuroBasket Odds: Serbia, France, Slovenia, Greece Betting Favorites

Led by the two-time reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic from the Denver Nuggets, Serbia is the betting favorite at +300 odds to win the 2022 EuroBasket, and listed ahead of France (+450), Slovenia (+450), and Greece (+500). Defending champion Slovenia defeated Serbia in the 2017 EuroBasket championship game. They’re a […]

LeBron James from the LA Lakers reminding teammate Russell Westbrook that he missed another defensive assignment. (Image: Getty)
NBA Prop Bets

Prop Bet: Will the LA Lakers Make the 2023 Playoffs Next Season?

DraftKings posted a fun prop bet and you can wager on whether or not the Los Angeles Lakers make the playoffs next season, with “yes” paying out -265 odds, and “no” paying out +210 odds. The Lakers won the 2020 NBA championship inside the NBA bubble in Orlando, which has […]

NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell hauls down a rebound against Walt Bellamy of the New York Knicks in 1967. (Image: Getty)

11-Time NBA Champion Bill Russell Passes Away at 88

Bill Russell, who was considered the GOAT before the acronym was ever created and who won 11 NBA championships with the Boston Celtics, passed away at 88. There’s a hackneyed phrase used in old newsrooms, “Print the legend.” In the case of Russell, his statistics speak for themselves. This is […]

RJ Barrett from the New York Knicks brings the ball up the court at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. (Image: Mitchell Leff/Getty)
NBA Prop Bets

Prop Bet: Will the New York Knicks Make the Playoffs Next Season?

DraftKings posted a fun prop bet on whether or not the New York Knicks advance to the playoffs next season, where “yes” plays out +155 odds and “no” is the favorite at -195. The future of the Knicks — including the 2023 playoffs — hinges upon whether or not general […]

Director Spike Lee berates an official for a bad call in a New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden. (Image: Getty)

Spike Lee to Direct Documentary Series on the 1990s Era NY Knicks

Get ready for a flashback to New York City in the 1990s with Pat Riley, Patrick Ewing, John Starks, Charles Oakley, and Anthony Mason. Spike Lee – self-proclaimed superfan of the New York Knicks and big time Hollywood director — will create and direct a documentary-style series on the New […]

Assistant coach Chip Engelland working on a shooting drill with Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs. (Image: Getty)

OKC Thunder Hire Shot Doctor Chip Engelland as Assistant Coach

The Oklahoma City Thunder hired Chip Engelland as their new assistant coach, who is known in many circles as the “Shot Doctor” for his ability to help young players develop a lethal jump shot. Engelland joins the staff under head coach Mark Daigneault. Engelland will be tasked with improving the […]

Jauncho Hernangomez had a somewhat obscure NBA career, but he was a breakout star of the sorts movie ‘Hustle’ with Adam Sandler. (Image: Getty)

Toronto Raptors Sign ‘Hustle’ Star Jauncho Hernangomez

Bo Cruz has a new team! Jauncho Hernangomez impressed everyone with his acting debut as an aspiring NBA prospect named Bo Cruz in the Netflix basketball movie “Hustle” with Adam Sandler. Hernangomez, a journeyman forward during his NBA career, has signed a one-year deal with the Toronto Raptors. In real […]

Gannis ‘Greek Freak’ Antetokounmpo from the Milwaukee Buck flexes after hitting a big 3-pointer against the Chicago Bulls in a Central Division battle. (Image: Getty)
NBA Futures

2023 NBA Central Division Odds: Five in a Row for the Milwaukee Bucks

Once again, the Giannis “Greek Freak” Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks are the team to beat in the Central Division, coming into this season as a huge favorite at -500 odds to win a fourth-straight divisional crown. The Chicago Bulls (+450 odds) and Cleveland Cavaliers (+700) are the closest competitors, […]

Shareef O’Neal played four games with the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA 2K23 Summer League in Las Vegas. (Image: Getty)

Chip Off the Old Shaq: Shareef O’Neal Signs with NBA G League Ignite

Shareef O’Neal, the son of NBA legend Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal, signed a deal to join the NBA G League Ignite next season after a successful stint with the Los Angeles Lakers summer league squad. O’Neal played with the Lakers in the NBA 2K23 Summer League, impressing scouts from the Ignite, […]

Kevin Durant from the Brooklyn Nets is defended by Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics in the 2022 NBA Playoffs, but the two could become teammates next season. (Image: Getty)
NBA Trade Rumors

NBA Trade Rumors: Will Kevin Durant Play for the Boston Celtics?

After trade talks for Kevin Durant died down last week, the Boston Celtics are the latest team to inquire about a deal with the Brooklyn Nets. The Durant trade rumor sent ripples through the NBA futures market, and the Celtics are the consensus favorite to win the 2023 NBA Championship […]