The most important things we saw at All-Star Weekend

7:18 AM ET ESPN.com FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintAll-Star Weekend had it all: a million Giannis dunks, a broken replica airplane, all the Currys, and many more highlight moments. Here are the most important things our team of...

NBA ‘in good hands,’ Wade says after final ASG

1:23 AM ET Nick FriedellESPN Staff Writer CloseNick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined...

James’ post-All-Star challenge: Making Team LeBron a reality

2:08 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- You know the picture. Grading Durant, LeBron, Giannis and every All-Star in Charlotte Kevin Durant and Team LeBron put on an epic show -- and comeback -- in...

Grading Durant, LeBron, Giannis and every All-Star in Charlotte

Feb 16, 2019 Kevin PeltonESPN Staff Writer Close Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE systemFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintTeam LeBron outscored Team Giannis 96-69 in...

Durant wins second career All-Star Game MVP

11:21 PM ET Dave McMenaminESPN Staff Writer CloseLakers and NBA reporter for ESPN.Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09.Follow on...

KD grabs second ASG MVP, Team LeBron wins

11:21 PM ET Dave McMenaminESPN Staff Writer CloseLakers and NBA reporter for ESPN.Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09.Follow on...

The best dunks, dishes and highlight moments from the All-Star Game

7:05 PM ET ESPN.comFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintTeam LeBron and Team Giannis are going head-to-head in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game. Follow along as we deliver the best sights and sounds from Charlotte. The All-Stars have arrived Class Photos #WeTheNorth...

Diallo vs. Zion in 2020? Here’s what it could look like

12:16 AM ET ESPN.com FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintOklahoma City Thunder rookie Hamidou Diallo put on a show for the fans in Charlotte, leaping over Shaquille O'Neal en route to dunk contest glory. But is he ready for Zion? Diallo...

Five MVPs, six championships. Happy 56th birthday to His Airness

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Lakers underdogs to make playoffs at SuperBook

8:44 PM ET Ben FawkesESPN Staff Writer CloseRuns day-to-day editorial operations at Chalk, ESPN.com's gambling sectionJoined ESPN in 2010Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintBetting on LeBron James to make the postseason has been a wise (and profitable)...

Lakers underdogs to make playoffs at SuperBook

8:44 PM ET Ben FawkesESPN Staff Writer CloseRuns day-to-day editorial operations at Chalk, ESPN.com's gambling sectionJoined ESPN in 2010Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintBetting on LeBron James to make the postseason has been a wise (and profitable)...

Nets’ Harris beats Stephen Curry for 3-point title

10:15 PM ET Associated Press FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Brooklyn Nets' Joe Harris held off the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry to win the 3-point contest at All-Star Saturday Night. Harris made 12 consecutive shots...

Grading Diallo’s dunks and every other player on All-Star Saturday Night

9:03 PM ET Kevin PeltonESPN Staff Writer Close Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE systemFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintJoe Harris upset Stephen Curry to take...

Grading every player on All-Star Saturday night

9:03 PM ET Kevin PeltonESPN Staff Writer Close Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE systemFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintJoe Harris upset Stephen Curry to take...

Grading Diallo’s dunks and every player on All-Star Saturday Night

9:03 PM ET Kevin PeltonESPN Staff Writer Close Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE systemFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintJoe Harris upset Stephen Curry to take...

Tatum takes skills challenge on halfcourt heave

9:22 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintCHARLOTTE -- Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum made sure All-Star Saturday night got off to a dramatic start. Tatum fell behind in each of his three rounds of the Taco...

Diallo soars over Shaq, claims slam dunk crown

11:19 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintCHARLOTTE -- Oklahoma City Thunder guard Hamidou Diallo knew he'd have to make an impression to win the slam dunk contest. So he decided to find a way to...

Silver: Still work to do on competitive balance

8:17 PM ET Associated Press FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NBA commissioner Adam Silver says he's pleased with the level of competitive balance that currently exists within the league, though he cautioned there are still many...

Silver: Wish trade demands handled in private

11:20 PM ET Dave McMenaminESPN Staff Writer CloseLakers and NBA reporter for ESPN.Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09.Follow on...

Silver: Wish trade demands handled in private

11:20 PM ET Dave McMenaminESPN Staff Writer CloseLakers and NBA reporter for ESPN.Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09.Follow on...

LeBron: Ownership is an ‘aspiration,’ not a dream

3:18 PM ET Dave McMenaminESPN Staff Writer CloseLakers and NBA reporter for ESPN.Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09.Follow on...

Pelicans All-Star Davis says Celtics on trade list

2:00 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Pelicans forward Anthony Davis spent more than 10 minutes of his All-Star Game media day news conference Saturday being remarkably candid about his decision to request...

Pels’ Davis opens up, says Celtics on trade list

2:00 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Pelicans forward Anthony Davis spent more than 10 minutes of his All-Star Game media day news conference Saturday being remarkably candid about his decision to request...

NBA starting 12-team Africa league next year

1:05 PM ET Associated Press FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa. The Basketball Africa League, a collaboration between the NBA and the sport's global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday. The initial...

Curry brothers place wager on 3-point contest

12:04 PM ET Associated Press FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Curry brothers have levied a wager for their head-to-head competition in Saturday night's NBA 3-point contest: Whoever loses must buy tickets for the entire Curry...

Giannis plans to play for Greece in FIBA worlds

11:06 AM ET Associated Press FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo on Saturday said he'll play in the FIBA world championships this summer. Greece has already qualified for the 32-team tournament, which starts...

All the best skills, shots and slams from All-Star Saturday night

7:33 PM ET ESPN.comFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe league's best are showcasing their skills in Charlotte. Follow along as we give you the best highlight moments from the skills, 3-point and dunk contests during All-Star Saturday night. Who's ready...

Grading Kuzma, Simmons, Doncic and every player in the Rising Stars

11:40 PM ET Kevin PeltonESPN Staff Writer Close Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE systemFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintLed by 35 points from Rising Stars...

Curry celebrates Davidson win in student section

11:12 PM ET Nick FriedellESPN Staff Writer CloseNick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined...

Lakers no longer favored to make playoffs

9:01 PM ET Ben FawkesESPN Staff Writer CloseRuns day-to-day editorial operations at Chalk, ESPN.com's gambling sectionJoined ESPN in 2010Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintBetting on LeBron James to make the postseason has been a wise (and profitable)...

Magic, leery of possible fine, avoids Kemba talk

7:53 PM ET Dave McMenaminESPN Staff Writer CloseLakers and NBA reporter for ESPN.Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09.Follow on...

Follow the Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend

7:00 PM ET ESPN.comFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe NBA's top players are in Charlotte for the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend. But before 26 of the league's best take the court on Sunday, the celebrity game and Rising Stars...

Sikma, Westphal among Hall of Fame finalists

7:02 PM ET Royce YoungESPN Staff Writer CloseCovers the Oklahoma City Thunder for ESPN.comFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintFinalists for the 2019 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class were announced Friday as the NBA kicked off...

Every highlight moment from the Rising Stars and celebrity games at All-Star Weekend

7:00 PM ET ESPN.comFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe NBA's top players are in Charlotte for the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend. But before 26 of the league's best take the court on Sunday, the celebrity game and Rising Stars...

Steph’s mom drains underhand half-court shot

7:10 PM ET Nick FriedellESPN Staff Writer CloseNick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined...

Sources: Nuggets to extend Connelly’s contract

6:15 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintDenver Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly, architect of one of the NBA's most impressive rebuilds, has agreed to a contract extension, league sources told ESPN. Connelly's contract could've...

Nuggets reward operations staff with new deals

7:29 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe Denver Nuggets have given contract extensions to their entire operations staff, including president of basketball operations Tim Connelly, architect of one of the NBA's most impressive rebuilds. Connelly's contract...

Wiz owner: Betting ‘most important new business’

6:15 PM ET ESPN News Services FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Ted Leonsis does not gamble. The owner of the Washington Wizards is a venture capitalist and an investor, along with being the owner of the NHL...

Contenders, playoff hopefuls and lottery dreamers to watch down the stretch

7:25 AM ET ESPN.com FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintWith All-Star Weekend in the books, it's time to look at which NBA Finals contenders are in the driver's seat for home court, which teams are still fighting for a...

Pelicans part with GM, turn to Ferry in interim

4:12 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe New Orleans Pelicans fired general manager Dell Demps on Friday, clearing the way for a new top basketball executive to oversee the Anthony Davis trade talks, league sources...

Gay defends Spurs: ‘We’re just building character’

2:14 PM ET ESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe San Antonio Spurs, while continuing to hang on to the vestiges of their golden era by boasting the NBA's longest active playoff streak at 21 straight seasons, are also...

Sources: Pelicans part ways with GM Demps

12:16 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe New Orleans Pelicans have parted ways with general manager Dell Demps, league sources tell ESPN. The organization is discussing internal candidates for the interim GM job, including David Booth...

Sources: Pelicans fire GM after Anthony Davis fallout

1:22 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe New Orleans Pelicans fired general manager Dell Demps on Friday, clearing the way for a new top basketball executive to oversee the Anthony Davis trade talks, league sources...

Sources: Pelicans fire GM Demps after AD fallout

1:22 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe New Orleans Pelicans fired general manager Dell Demps on Friday, clearing the way for a new top basketball executive to oversee the Anthony Davis trade talks, league sources...

The Undefeated’s NOT Top 10: NBA All-Star dunk contest edition

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Silver touts ‘smart jersey of the future’ at ASG

10:08 AM ET Associated Press FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NBA commissioner Adam Silver has opened the annual All-Star Technology Summit by touting the "smart jersey of the future." Silver used an app on a phone to...

LeBron lauds Williamson’s athleticism, intangibles

1:19 AM ET Dave McMenaminESPN Staff Writer CloseLakers and NBA reporter for ESPN.Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09.Follow on...

Source: MRI on AD’s shoulder shows contusion

1:17 AM ET Tim MacMahonESPN Staff Writer CloseJoined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas MavericksAppears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FMFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintNEW ORLEANS -- An MRI on Pelicans star Anthony...

Knicks beat Hawks to end 18-game losing streak

11:24 PM ET Ian BegleyESPN Staff Writer CloseCovers the New York Knicks for ESPNNewYork.comFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe New York Knicks snapped their single-season franchise record 18-game losing streak on Thursday with a 106-91 win at...

Russ extends triple-double record to 11 games

10:50 PM ET ESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintOklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook recorded his 11th consecutive triple-double Thursday to extend the longest such streak in NBA history in a 131-122 loss to the New Orleans...

Westbrook extends record, sees ways to improve

10:50 PM ET ESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintOklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook recorded his 11th consecutive triple-double Thursday to extend the longest such streak in NBA history in a 131-122 loss to the New Orleans...

How Muggsy Bogues saved his brother’s life, and found the meaning of his own

8:04 AM ET MIchael GraffFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintIn the Muggsy Bogues family suite on Muggsy Bogues Night in Charlotte, North Carolina, last December, high-top tables are covered in Muggsy Bogues bobbleheads and chicken tenders, Muggsy Bogues' favorite...

Pelicans’ Davis hurts shoulder, misses 2nd half

10:24 PM ET Tim MacMahonESPN Staff Writer CloseJoined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas MavericksAppears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FMFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintNEW ORLEANS -- Pelicans star Anthony Davis was not...

Warriors’ Kerr fined $25K for berating officials

7:13 PM ET ESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintWarriors coach Steve Kerr has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for "verbally abusing and confronting" a game official during Wednesday night's 129-107 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. Kiki VanDeWeghe,...

Warriors’ Kerr fined $25K for berating official

7:37 PM ET ESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintWarriors coach Steve Kerr has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for "verbally abusing and confronting" a game official during Wednesday night's 129-107 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. Kiki VanDeWeghe,...

Sources: Free-agent F Morris agrees with Thunder

6:19 PM ET Royce YoungESPN Staff Writer CloseCovers the Oklahoma City Thunder for ESPN.comFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe Oklahoma City Thunder are adding depth to their forecourt as they gear up for the postseason, agreeing to...

Sources: Free agent Morris agrees with Thunder

6:19 PM ET Royce YoungESPN Staff Writer CloseCovers the Oklahoma City Thunder for ESPN.comFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe Oklahoma City Thunder are adding depth to their forecourt as they gear up for the postseason, agreeing to...

Follow live: Thunder seek fifth straight win

Damian Lillard on Paul George: "He's on a different level. After watching him over the last 10 games or so, I catch a lot of their games, and then seeing him tonight, that dude...

Inside LeBron’s grand plan to own an NBA team

7:31 AM ET Brian WindhorstESPN Senior Writer CloseESPN.com NBA writer since 2010Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven yearsAuthor of two booksFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintIt has been said that Michael Jordan's decision to sign with Nike was...

Basketball trainer Chris Brickley signs Puma deal

10:47 AM ET Nick DePaulaESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintWith nearly 60 NBA players as clients and a viral online following, thanks in part to his All-Star-laden summer pickup games, New York-based basketball trainer Chris Brickley has blurred...

Silver hasn’t ‘given any thought’ to NFL inquiries

11:09 AM ET Ramona ShelburneESPN Senior Writer CloseSenior writer for ESPN.comSpent seven years at the Los Angeles Daily NewsFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintNBA commissioner Adam Silver says he hasn't "given any thought" to inquiries by NFL...

Experts’ picks for every All-Star Weekend event

8:54 AM ET ESPN.com FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe 2019 NBA All-Star Game is almost here, and our team of experts is making its picks for all the weekend's activities in Charlotte, North Carolina. Rising Stars: Friday, 9 p.m....

Lowe: Ten things I like and don’t like, including this MVP race

8:15 AM ET Zach LoweESPN Senior Writer CloseZach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) is a senior writer for ESPN Digital and Print.Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintOne last round of 10 things before All-Star Weekend: 1. The insanity of Paul George...

Kerr blasts ref over ‘head-scratching’ flagrant call

4:20 AM ET Nick FriedellESPN Staff Writer CloseNick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined...

No hard feelings: D-Wade, Dirk swap jerseys

2:23 AM ET Tim MacMahonESPN Staff Writer CloseJoined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas MavericksAppears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FMFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintDALLAS -- As Dwyane Wade walked to the scorer's...

Embiid on leap over actress King: ‘I saved her’

12:10 AM ET ESPN News Services FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintFor Joel Embiid, it was simply the type of play he's always going to try to make. For award-winning actress Regina King, it was a moment she won't...

Harden runs streak to 31, tying Wilt for second

11:20 PM ET Malika AndrewsESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintMINNEAPOLIS -- Houston Rockets star James Harden put himself in rare company on Wednesday night, scoring at least 30 points in his 31st consecutive game. He is now tied...

Raptors’ VanVleet has surgery on left thumb

8:23 PM ET ESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintToronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet had surgery Wednesday to repair a partial ligament tear in his left thumb, the team announced. The procedure was performed by Dr. Michelle Carlson in New...

Despite illness, Wade ‘gonna go’ in Dallas finale

6:45 PM ET Tim MacMahonESPN Staff Writer CloseJoined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas MavericksAppears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FMFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintDALLAS -- Retiring Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade missed...

Sixers’ Embiid docked $25K for ripping referees

6:47 PM ET ESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintPhiladelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has been fined $25,000 for public criticism of the officiating, which included the use of inappropriate language, the league announced Wednesday. Embiid made his comments Tuesday...

Westbrook on criticism: Really couldn’t care less

6:06 PM ET Royce YoungESPN Staff Writer CloseCovers the Oklahoma City Thunder for ESPN.comFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintOKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook doesn't necessarily put blinders on to remain unaware of the criticism that follows him...

Kawhi misses Wizards game with knee injury

6:26 PM ET ESPN News Services FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe Toronto Raptors will be without Kawhi Leonard on Wednesday night against the Washington Wizards because of a sore knee, the team said. It was unclear when Leonard injured...

Kawhi has knee injury, is ruled out vs. Wizards

5:09 PM ET ESPN News Services FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe Toronto Raptors will be without Kawhi Leonard on Wednesday night because of a sore knee, the team said. It was unclear when Leonard injured the knee or when...

Kanter picks Blazers over Lakers, other suitors

5:23 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintFree-agent center Enes Kanter has signed a deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, he said Wednesday. Kanter made the news official in a post on Twitter, saying he looks forward...

Sources: Nuggets’ Thomas making season debut

2:14 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintNearly a year after a hip procedure, Denver Nuggets guard Isaiah Thomas will make his return to play against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, league sources tell ESPN. Thomas, who...

Sources: Nuggets’ Thomas to make debut Wed.

9:24 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintNearly a year after a hip procedure, Denver Nuggets guard Isaiah Thomas will return to play against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night, league sources tell ESPN. Thomas, who was...

Nuggets’ Thomas makes season debut Wed.

9:33 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintNearly a year after a hip procedure, Denver Nuggets guard Isaiah Thomas returned to play against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. Thomas entered the game late in the first...

Heat’s Wade sick, iffy for last game in Dallas

1:44 PM ET Tim MacMahonESPN Staff Writer CloseJoined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas MavericksAppears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FMFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintDALLAS -- Retiring Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade missed...

Celtics’ Irving (knee) to miss 2nd straight game

1:22 PM ET ESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintBoston Celtics star guard Kyrie Irving will miss his second straight game Wednesday against the Detroit Pistons because of a sprained right knee. Embiid rails against refs after another loss to...

Celtics PGs Irving, Rozier both out vs. Pistons

5:23 PM ET ESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe Boston Celtics will be without both of their point guards -- Kyrie Irving and Terry Rozier -- in Wednesday's game against the Detroit Pistons. Embiid rails against refs after another...

LeBron hopes Lakers use break to ‘decompress’

2:20 AM ET Dave McMenaminESPN Staff Writer CloseLakers and NBA reporter for ESPN.Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09.Follow on...

Embiid rails against refs after another loss to C’s

1:26 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintPHILADELPHIA -- After spending a few tortured minutes at the podium inside the Wells Fargo Center interview room being asked questions about yet another loss to the Boston Celtics,...

Davis on loss: Pels weren’t interested in playing

12:01 AM ET Associated Press FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintNEW ORLEANS -- Anthony Davis doesn't want to play for New Orleans anymore. In a blowout loss Tuesday night, he noticed his teammates may have felt the same way. "We...

Inside Isaiah Thomas’ incredible fall — and hope to rise again

8:00 AM ET Robert SanchezFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintHE'S A HERO back home. Regardless of how the basketball world might view him these days -- as a man disbelieving of his own basketball mortality, as the undersized malcontent...

Still time for confounding Celtics to pull together before playoffs

10:26 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintAfter the Boston Celtics suffered a disappointing home loss to the LA Clippers on Saturday night -- a second straight game that saw Boston surrender a double-digit lead before...

Why a tumultuous season makes the Celtics more of a threat

10:26 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintAfter the Boston Celtics suffered a disappointing home loss to the LA Clippers on Saturday night -- a second straight game that saw Boston surrender a double-digit lead before...

League exec disputes NBRA, says Beal traveled

10:21 PM ET Dave McMenaminESPN Staff Writer CloseLakers and NBA reporter for ESPN.Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09.Follow on...

Source: IT could make Nuggets debut Wed.

7:20 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintNearly a year after a hip procedure that has kept him sidelined, guard Isaiah Thomas could make his debut with the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night, league sources told...

Curry embraces role as Charlotte ambassador

6:07 PM ET Nick FriedellESPN Staff Writer CloseNick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined...

NBA finds Lakers didn’t tamper with Simmons

2:20 PM ET ESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe NBA found that there was no tampering violation by the Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson in relation to potential contact with Philadelphia 76ers point guard...

Jordan: Six titles tougher than players’ streaks

1:25 PM ET Associated Press FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Michael Jordan said James Harden's streak of 30 straight 30-point games and Russell Westbrook's 10 straight triple-doubles are both impressive and tough to accomplish. But the Charlotte...

How Jordan Brand plans to own All-Star Weekend

6:34 PM ET Nick DePaulaESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintFor Michael Jordan, the NBA's last visit to Charlotte for All-Star Weekend represented part joyful homecoming, part endless stress leading up to the league's annual showcase in 1991. The North...

Refs walk back Beal travel talk, say play legal

12:49 PM ET ESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintVideo of Bradley Beal getting away with what looked like an egregious travel was receiving a lot of mileage on social media Tuesday. Now, the referees are pumping the brakes,...

Be like Mike: LeBron wants to own an NBA team

7:31 AM ET Brian WindhorstESPN Senior Writer CloseESPN.com NBA writer since 2010Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven yearsAuthor of two booksFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintIt has been said that Michael Jordan's decision to sign with Nike was...

Follow live: Cousins, Warriors host Jazz

Hayward scores 26, Celtics beat 76ers again 112-109 Gordon Hayward scored 26 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:50 remaining, and the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 112-109 on Tuesday night. Article first appear on...

Can you draft a winning NBA All-Star team?

The King stays The King. You came up with a clutch performance in the draft and put together a winning squad. Now, can you do the same in free agency in July? ...

Everything you need to know for 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend

Feb 6, 2019 ESPN.com FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe 2019 NBA All-Star Game is less than two weeks away, and we've got you covered from roster unveils all the way to the final bucket. Here's everything you need...

Everything you need to know for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game

Feb 6, 2019 ESPN.com FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe 2019 NBA All-Star Game is less than two weeks away, and we've got you covered from roster unveils all the way to the final bucket. Here's everything you need...

Follow live: Sixers host Irving-less Celtics

Former no. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz is under contract for $8,3M, $9.7M and $12.3M. The Magic will have until Oct. 30 to exercise the option in the last year of his contract. Jonathon...

International prospects to show skills at camp

10:20 AM ET Jonathan GivonyESPN Close Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintA number of future international NBA draft picks are expected at the fifth annual Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global Camp in Charlotte, a joint venture of the...

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