Basketball

Clyde Drexler previews Blazers documentary 'Rip City Revival' and explains why he didn't watch 'The Last Dance'

An average of nearly 5.6 million people watched "The Last Dance" documentary on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. Former NBA star Clyde Drexler was not one of them. "I didn't watch it. I lived it," Drexler told USA TODAY Sports with a laugh. "Hopefully down the road, I’ll get some opportunities to do that." When that will be? Who knows. Drexler joked he has a handful of books and

Pistons' Casey: We all have to be and do better

Previously covered University of Michigan for ESPN.com and AnnArbor.com Also covered Notre Dame for Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey lived through desegregation in Kentucky and said he knows what it has felt like to go into a new school unwanted and unwelcome. He’s seen the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia and Breonna Taylor in Kentucky. On Saturday, Casey, who is black,

Michael Jordan traded Laron Profit after trash-talk at the Wizards

Michael Jordan traded Laron Profit at the Washington Wizards after trash-talk on the court, reveals former NBA player Richard Hamilton Michael Jordan was training with the Washington Wizards in the summer of 2001 Wizards player Laron Profit got the better of the basketball legend in a session The trash-talk that followed resulted in Profit being traded to the Orlando Magic The story was told by former player Richard Hamilton this

When will the NBA return? Latest updates and big questions

When will the 2019-20 NBA season resume, and what will the playoffs look like? We’re tracking the big questions and updates as the league gets closer to a return to action. The season began an indefinite hiatus on March 11 after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus. Commissioner Adam Silver initially said the suspension would last at least 30 days, but a late July return is

Trail Blazers and Pelicans deserve chance to fight for playoff spots, says Candace Parker

The Portland Trail Blazers and New Orleans Pelicans deserve the chance to battle for a playoff spot, NBA TV Gametime analyst Candace Parker said. Parker was asked for her reaction to Portland All-Star Damian Lillard’s comments that, if the NBA resumes regular season play, he will not participate in games unless the Trail Blazers have an opportunity to qualify for the playoffs. Source: Read Full Article

Basketball Hall pushing enshrinement to 2021

Award-winning columnist and author Recipient of Basketball Hall of Fame Curt Gowdy Media Award Joined ESPNBoston.com in 2010 Count the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as the latest institution to have its best-laid plans felled by the coronavirus. Jerry Colangelo, the chairman of the board of the governors for the Hall, told ESPN on Wednesday that enshrinement ceremonies for the Class of 2020, one of the most star-studded lineups ever

The REAL Last Dance: Forgotten story of Jordan and Washington Wizards

The REAL Last Dance: Netflix smash saw Michael Jordan win six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls… but skipped his encore with the Washington Wizards where he wowed fans aged 40 but was past his best, angered team-mates and was hapless team president Michael Jordan is widely remembered for his stunning career with Chicago Bulls He actually finished his career 700 miles east with the Washington Wizards While there, he

Ex-NBA player, ESPN analyst Stephen Jackson remembers 'twin' George Floyd on social media

Among those outraged over the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota, former NBA player Stephen Jackson is dealing with the loss of a friend.  According to Jackson's social media activity Tuesday, he and Floyd grew up in the same Houston, Texas neighborhood.  "This is what I gotta wake up to, huh?" a visibly emotional Jackson said in a video he posted on Instagram on Tuesday. "This is what

Ja Morant's cross-jab - how'd he do that?

In his Lockdown Lowdown, skills coach Gary Maitland examines top NBA players and reveals how they have executed some killer moves. Here he analyses Memphis Grizzlies rookie star Ja Morant’s cross-jab that led to him posterizing defender Aaron Baynes with a spectacular late-game dunk in his team’s win against the Phoenix Suns on December 11, 2019. Source: Read Full Article

Lance Armstrong discusses crowd chanting 'f**k you' outside bar in heated confrontation

Lance Armstrong has conceded that people are going to be “p****d forever” about the way he cheated by using performance-enhancing drugs [PEDs] during his cycling career, as he opened up on a time a group of people confronted him outside a bar – with friends fearing he would start a street brawl. Armstrong has spoken at length about his cycling career and steroid abuse. The 48-year-old described how he copes