Tag: National Basketball Association

Phoenix Suns Bring the Heat, Dismantle Golden State Warriors to Extend Winning Streak to 17 Games

G/O Media may get a commission Despite Curry’s struggles from the floor, the game was still within reach with less than four minutes left in the fourth quarter—until Jae Crowder Jae Crowdered: Advertisement Because that’s the other thing: As NBC Sports points out, the Suns are no joke with the game on the line: The […]

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Michael Porter Jr. Could Miss the Rest of the Season Due to Back Surgery

Michael Porter Jr. Could Miss the Rest of the Season Due to Back Surgery It was clear that something was off with MPJ this season, as the same wet jumper who had been terrorizing defenders since his promising rookie year in 2019-20 was nowhere to be found. (In nine games this season, he shot a […]

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#FreeJohnWall

John Wall Wants to Play, but Will the Houston Rockets Allow Him to Do So? Advertisement Oh, and if that’s not enough evidence to confirm that John Wall wants that old thang back, there’s also John Wall calling out reporters on Twitter for lying on him about his role with the Rockets should he return: […]

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LeBron James Suspended One Game, Isaiah Stewart Suspended Two Games for Altercation During Lakers-Pistons Game

LeBron James Suspended 1 Game, Isaiah Stewart Suspended 2 Games Enraged, the Pistons center then proceeded to make multiple attempts to go after King James. But thankfully, he was kept at bay by his teammates, team personnel, and stadium security in place. G/O Media may get a commission While the suspensions were expected, it’s impossible […]

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Enes Kanter Is on a Warpath

Ask China, which pulled Celtics games from its streaming service because Kanter won’t take his foot off President Xi Jinping’s neck. G/O Media may get a commission Ask LeBron James, whose allegiance to Nike and its questionable labor practices made him a recent target of Kanter’s ire—as evidenced by not only the Switzerland native’s social […]

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‘The Crip Arena?’: Russell Westbrook Isn’t the Only One Confused by Staples Center’s $700 Million Name Change

As someone who lives a grand total of two blocks away from Staples Center Crypto.com Arena, calling this seismic shift jarring is an understatement. But long-time residents of Los Angeles aren’t the only ones not feeling the change, as even NBA players admit to struggling with what the near future holds. “I don’t know how […]

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Report: Philadelphia 76ers Fine Ben Simmons for Skipping Out on Six-Game Road Trip

Report: Philadelphia 76ers Fine Ben Simmons for Skipping Out on Six-Game Road Trip If this sounds like a hot-ass mess, that’s because it’s been exactly that ever since the 25-year-old filed for a divorce from the 76ers in the offseason. Or more specifically, ever since he shit the bed in the 2021 NBA Playoffs. G/O […]

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Leaked Video Proves Phoenix Suns Owner Robert Sarver Is Exactly Who He Says He Isn’t

G/O Media may get a commission Adding fuel to the fire is the fact that Sarver’s wife, Penny, is out here firing off DMs and text messages to former Suns employees in an apparent attempt to intimidate them while the NBA conducts its investigation. From ESPN: “This is Penny Sarver,” one message began. “I know […]

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Somehow Steph Curry Dropping 50 Points Wasn’t the Most Surprising Thing to Happen in the NBA Last Night

G/O Media may get a commission “Oh, my!” yelled a commentator whose voice I don’t immediately recognize. “Jokic just clobbered Markieff Morris from behind!” That he did. In fact, Jokic sent that dude careening onto the court so damn hard I thought he was about to knock down every single bowling pin and yell, “Strike!” […]

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Why Phoenix Suns Owner Robert Sarver Could End Up Becoming the Next Donald Sterling, Explained

Phoenix Suns Owner Robert Sarver Could End Up Becoming the Next Donald Sterling What about the NBA? You already know NBA commissioner Adam Silver is sitting there like, “Again?!?!” Advertisement Seriously. After that whole Donald Sterling debacle, you already know Adam Silver has to be tight. But the NBA has launched an investigation in order […]

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Dear Scottie Pippen, Let Go and Let God

Advertisement Well, perhaps eager to exact some form of revenge, Pippen is now peddling a new memoir, Unguarded—which drops Nov. 9—in which he insists that he and Jordan were never close and have kept that same energy to this day, that Jordan would’ve never become the cultural icon he is today if it wasn’t for […]

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Los Angeles Lakers Blow 26-Point Lead, Gift Wrap Largest Comeback Win in Franchise History for Oklahoma City Thunder

Los Angeles Lakers Blow 26-Point Lead In Ugly Loss to Oklahoma City Thunder Oh, and to add insult embarrassment to injury, Russell Westbrook got himself ejected in the closing seconds because he apparently felt some kind of way about this: G/O Media may get a commission Y’all already know that there is nothing in life […]

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Delonte West Arrested for Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest in Florida

Delonte West Arrested for Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct in Florida G/O Media may get a commission West was reportedly released on bail Wednesday morning, but this is the latest chapter of the continued struggles that have permeated his personal life since his NBA career drew to a close. Most recently, the 38-year-old made the news […]

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Guess Who’s Bizzack?

Exactly 91 days after the Milwaukee Bucks put the Phoenix “Robert Sarver Is Cheaper Than Dollar Tree Bath Towels” Suns out of their misery in the finals, the NBA kicked off its season opener by passing out some snazzy party favors: G/O Media may get a commission “We’re part of history,” Giannis Antetokounmpo told reporters. […]

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Welp, That Didn’t Take Long: Ben Simmons Gets Booted Out of Practice, Suspended by the 76ers

And as if his refusal to engage with his teammates on the court wasn’t enough, the LSU product kicked his petulant child act up a few notches on Tuesday when he refused to participate in practice—which, of course, led to coach Doc Rivers giving him the boot and Simmons being suspended for conduct detrimental to […]

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Welp, That Didn’t Take Long: Ben Simmons Gets Booted From Practice, Suspended by the 76ers

And as if his refusal to engage with his teammates on the court wasn’t enough, the LSU product kicked his petulant child act up a few notches on Tuesday when he refused to participate in practice—which, of course, led to coach Doc Rivers giving him the boot and Simmons being suspended for conduct detrimental to […]

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Dwyane Wade’s Son Zaire Signs With Utah Jazz’s G-League Affiliate Team

Dwyane Wade’s Son Zaire Signs With Utah Jazz’s G-League Affiliate Team For those wondering why Zaire chose the Salt Lake City Stars, it’s safe to assume that his decision might’ve had something to do with the fact that his father became part-owner of the Jazz in April. “This goes way beyond the dream I had […]

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To the Surprise of Every-Damn-Body, Ben Simmons Crashes the 76ers Family Reunion

Simmons really thought he could take his ball, go home, and refuse to play for the 76ers until they traded him to a team of his liking. But once they refused to run him $8.25 million of his salary for acting like a petulant child, shit got real quick. This brings us to the current […]

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Thanks to a Hornet Attack, J.R. Smith’s 1st Golf Tournament as a Collegiate Athlete Didn’t Exactly Go As Planned

G/O Media may get a commission As ESPN explains it, the 36-year-old Smith became a victim of a hate crime on his third hole: His tee shot went off the fairway and became embedded in pine straw. He found the ball, but his pull cart’s wheel rolled over the the nest. Smith darted away from […]

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Brooklyn Nets Tell Kyrie Irving ‘You Ain’t Gotta Go Home, But You Gotta Get the Hell Up Outta Here’—Until He Gets Vaccinated

Kyrie Irving Prohibited From Games, Practices Over Vaccination Status G/O Media may get a commission Wow. As we’ve reported ad nauseam at The Root, the exact moment when Kyrie cemented his status as one of the biggest headaches in the history of the league—and no, it wasn’t when he insisted the earth was flat—was when New […]

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In Honor of Its 75th Anniversary, the NBA Takes Us on a Trip Down NBA Lane

In Honor of Its 75th Anniversary, the NBA Takes Us on a Trip Down NBA Lane I’m a sucker for nostalgia. As a connoisseur of all things music, film, and fashion from yesteryear, I love it when influential contributors from our past receive their flowers in the present day and are reintroduced to modern audiences. […]

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NBA Players Won’t Be Subject to Random Marijuana Tests During 2021-22 Season

NBA Players Won’t Be Subject to Random Marijuana Tests During 2021-22 Season As Sporting News notes, the league adjusted the policy last season after the coronavirus was kind enough to magically appear and ruin all of our lives: The NBA first adjusted the policy during the 2019-20 season restart, which featured 22 of the 30 […]

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Joell Embiid Makes It Abundantly Clear He’s Not Feeling Ben Simmon’s ‘Borderline Disrespectful’ Antics

Wow…and this was Joell still being nice.I just love the fact that Ben is so spoiled, he believes that any other city in the world will treat him as good as Philly.But this is all the fault of Philly fans. Every damn year Ben’s uselessness was on display, and every damn year the rabid fanatics kept […]

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The NBA Makes It Official: Players Who Refuse to Get Vaccinated Won’t Be Paid for Missed Games

As we’ve reported extensively at The Root, as cities throughout the country have rolled out measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, New York City and San Francisco specifically have rules in place that require anyone over the age of 12 to provide proof of vaccination prior to entering arenas, gyms, restaurants, and other indoor […]

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Karl-Anthony Towns Tears Into the Minnesota Timberwolves at NBA Media Day: ‘It Hasn’t Been Easy Since I Came Here’

Karl-Anthony Towns Tears Into the Minnesota Timberwolves at NBA Media Day Towns’ mention of COVID-19 at NBA Media Day was in passing, but the pandemic has completely changed the trajectory of his life. In December, he revealed the virus had taken the lives of seven family members—including his mother last March—and his own COVID-19 battle […]

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Steph Curry Is Having a Hell of a Week

Steph Curry Is Having a Hell of a Week Advertisement Steph is definitely living his best life, and as his NBA career inches closer and closer toward its conclusion, it’s great to see that he’s not only preparing for life after basketball but that his personal life couldn’t be any better. Advertisement   

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