Basketball

NBA's Greatest 75 Players: Ranking the top peaks in NBA history, 51-75

At the peak of their powers and in their absolute prime, who are the greatest players in NBA history?  You’ve heard the old arguments, you’ve memorized the ring counts, and you know not all teams are even, so let’s change the frame.  If you had to pick players based on how insane they were at their absolute peak rather than on the totality and success of their careers, how different

How to watch Knicks games without cable: Full TV schedule, streams for 2021 season

After returning to the playoffs for the first time in seven seasons, Madison Square Garden is rocking once again as the Knicks look to build on their impressive 2020-21 campaign.  With another year of development for their young stars in Julius Randle and RJ Barrett, coupled with the homecoming of Bronx-native Kemba Walker, the Knicks are set to make some noise in the Eastern Conference. Here’s everything you need to

What channel are NBA preseason games on today? Start time, TV channels, live stream for Oct. 11

The NBA preseason slate includes seven games on Monday, headlined by the Philadelphia 76ers hosting the star-studded Brooklyn Nets at 8:00 p.m. ET. Both teams — the East’s top two from the regular season in 2020-21 — have been perceived very differently leading into the 2021-22 season.  While the Nets are considered heavy favourites to win the title despite growing uncertainty over Kyrie Irving’s availability, the 76ers have taken a few steps back given

Top NBA point guards for 2021-22: Ranking all 30 starters

Will there be a changing of the guard in the NBA this season? The point guard position has been run by the likes of Stephen Curry, Damian Lillard, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and others over the last decade. We’re talking about future Hall of Famers who have not only enjoyed runs of sustained success, but also changed how we view what a point guard can be. But the next generation is coming

Jaylen Brown: Boston Celtics wing tests positive for COVID-19,  is asymptomatic and in quarantine

Boston Celtics’ sixth-year wing Jaylen Brown tests positive for COVID-19. The team announcement also included that the 24-year-old is asymptomatic and in quarantine.  As per the NBA’s health and safety protocols, Brown must quarantine for at least 10 days or isolate until he returns two negative tests.  If Brown remains asymptomatic and clears protocols within 10 days, he will miss the remainder of the team’s preseason schedule – vs. Raptors on Oct. 9, at Orlando Magic

LA joins NY, San Fran with sweeping vax mandate

Los Angeles became the third NBA city to pass a sweeping COVID-19 vaccine mandate that will impact its NBA teams, joining New York and San Francisco. The ordinance, which was both passed by the Los Angeles City Council and signed by Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday, will go into effect Nov. 29. Starting that day, anyone entering, among other facilities, indoor gyms — including Staples Center, the home of the

NBA season preview: How big of a concern is age for the Lakers?

Scott Rafferty (@crabdribbles): The Los Angeles Lakers made quite a bit of news with their offseason moves. The first domino fell when they acquired Russell Westbrook from the Washington Wizards, then they re-signed Talen Horton-Tucker and signed — *takes a deep breath* — Carmelo Anthony, Trevor Ariza, Kent Bazemore, Wayne Ellington, Dwight Howard, Malik Monk and Kendrick Nunn in free agency. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/5d/b1/russell-westbrook-and-carmelo-anthony-are-two-of-the-new-faces-on-the-lakers-in-2021-22_15qh2r86vt3of1p21dm9oeayed.jpeg”> Once that dust settled, the team also added Rajon Rondo,

Former wrestler Jasmin St. Claire vows to "beat s***" out of Machine Gun Kelly

Former adult performer and ECW wrestler Jasmin St. Claire has slammed singer Machine Gun Kelly, vowing to “beat the s*** out of him.” The rapper was involved in an altercation with UFC legend Conor McGregor at the MTV Video Music Awards. Following the scrap St. Claire, 48, had some words for the musician. She said: "I formally challenge MGK to beat the s*** out of him? Isn't that illegal? Yeah,

Bucks-Grizzlies preseason game at FedEx Forum suspended due to fire alarm issue

The preseason contest between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Memphis Grizzlies, one of four games on Tuesday’s slate, was suspended at the conclusion of the third quarter.  As per the Grizzlies, a sprinkler was inadvertently triggered in a non-public area. Although their update mentioned that the issue was being worked on, the lengthy delay eventually led to a suspension after the league consulted with both teams.  At the time of suspension,

NBA season preview: Central Division win projections, best player, storylines, bold predictions

The 2021-22 NBA regular season is set to tip off on Oct. 19 and in the weeks leading up to Opening Night, we’re previewing each division in the NBA. Here, you can find projected win totals, predictions on the best player and best rookie, under the radar storylines to follow and a bold prediction among the five teams. After looking at the Southeast Division, we shift our focus to the Central