Basketball

USA vs. Spain live score, updates, highlights from 2021 Olympic men's basketball exhibition game

The U.S. men’s basketball team’s road to the Tokyo Olympics has been filled with speed bumps. Team USA lost its first two exhibition games against Nigeria and Australia before getting a much-needed win against Argentina. Then Team USA lost Bradley Beal (health and safety protocols) and Kevin Love (injury recovery) and had to cancel its rematch with Australia because of COVID-19 concerns. This year’s squad is running out of time

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks storm past Phoenix Suns in Game 5, take 3-2 Finals lead

Giannis Antetokounmpo collected 32 points and nine rebounds to fuel the visiting Milwaukee Bucks to a dramatic 123-119 victory over the Phoenix Suns in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Khris Middleton added 29 points for the Bucks, who shot a blistering 57.5 per cent from the floor to win their third straight game and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. Milwaukee can clinch their second NBA title

JaVale McGee — yes, JaVale McGee — named to Team USA Olympic basketball roster

From “Shaqtin’ a Fool” to the Olympic games. That’s quite the glow up. Make no mistake, if Team USA Basketball wins a gold medal this year, it won’t be “Shaqtin’ A Fool’s” gold for JaVale McGee, who was named to the 2021 USA Olympic basketball roster on Friday, per reports. That’s right — that JaVale Mcgee. The JaVale McGee. And now, that’s Olympian JaVale McGee. Accept no substitutes. The veteran center known for drawing the

'Space Jam: A New Legacy' review: How LeBron James' performance compares to Michael Jordan from 1996 movie

Ah, 1996. What a splendid year in American culture. “Pokémon Red” and “Blue” were introduced to the United States. Kurt Angle won a gold medal with a broken freakin’ neck. And, by the way, you never fed that Tamagotchi you begged your parents to buy you. (And to think, you probably have kids now.) But also hitting theaters in 1996 was the classic Michael Jordan-led “Space Jam,” a fine slice of Americana that

How to watch 'Space Jam: A New Legacy' online: Release time, price to stream LeBron James' movie on HBO Max

It’s been 25 years since the original “Space Jam” movie was released, mixing the magic of Michael Jordan’s superstardom in the NBA with classic “Looney Tunes” characters, led by Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig. Who better than LeBron James — Jordan’s biggest rival in the NBA GOAT debate — to star in the long-awaited sequel “Space Jam: A New Legacy” to celebrate the silver anniversary of the basketball fantasy

Giannis Antetokounmpo vs. LeBron James: Which superstar had better NBA Finals block?

Devin Booker erupted for 42 points in Game 4 of the 2021 NBA Finals, including 18 in the third quarter on 7-of-7 shooting. Khris Middleton had 40 points of his own and outscored the Suns 10-4 over the final two minutes and 15 seconds of regulation, guiding Milwaukee to a 109-103 win over Phoenix. And yet, it was one play by Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo that had the members of NBA Twitter losing their minds.

Twitter reacts to Giannis Antetokounmpo's block of Deandre Ayton in Game 4 of Bucks-Suns NBA Finals

In a pivotal moment late in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, Giannis Antetokounmpo seemed to defy what we know about physics. The Bucks had just taken a two-point lead over the Suns with a jump shot by Khris Middleton, but Phoenix wasn’t going away. Devin Booker lobbed a perfectly placed alley-oop pass to Deandre Ayton, who charged uncovered to the rim. Ayton was just a few inches away from

Ben Simmons trade rumors: What the 76ers want in return

Anyone interested in one slightly used Ben Simmons? Simmons is almost certain to start the 2021-22 NBA season on another team after some postseason performances that rang the death knell on his Philly career. After Simmons’ agent, Rich Paul, reportedly discussed a potential trade with the 76ers front office soon after the end of the playoffs, Philadelphia is seemingly happy to oblige a deal. The Athletic’s Shams Charania reports that “(The 76ers) want

Olympics selection adds heat to WNBA All-Star Game but doesn't diminish from the achievement

The WNBA is celebrating 25 years with this season, but this will be just the 17th official All-Star Game in the league’s history.  Being a summer sport, it often competes with other leagues and competitions, especially FIBA regional events and – once every four years – the Olympic Games. The latter has traditionally made it difficult for the WNBA’s best players to be selected to the All-Star Game because, by

Led by Giannis, Bucks flip script in Game 3 win

MILWAUKEE – The Phoenix Suns took control of these NBA Finals by surging ahead in the final five minutes of the first half of Games 1 and 2 at home. On Sunday night, the Milwaukee Bucks began to climb back into this best-of-seven affair by giving them a taste of their own medicine in Game 3. Fueled by a pair of scorching runs to end the second and third quarters