With the shot clock winding down and Nikola Jokic in a rare struggle to find a teammate, Jamal Murray scurried toward him, then away, then back to the Serbian to free himself from Paul George. All that just for Kawhi Leonard to switch onto him as he finally received the ball. But the daunting task of taking down the reigning Finals MVP and former Defensive Player of the Year did little in the way of fazing him—Murray calmly rose up and hoisted a shot going to his right and almost fading into Doc Rivers and a referee on the sidelines. It was the type of shot that fit only one description:
Continue reading Nothing Scares Jamal Murray—Not Even LeBron James
The Tim Duncan–Gregg Popovich era isn’t over. Despite retiring from the game in 2016, Duncan will return to the Spurs sideline as San Antonio’s newest assistant coach. Continue reading Tim Duncan Named Assistant Coach for San Antonio Spurs
It’s official: Kevin Durant suffered a ruptured Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. He had surgery to repair his Achilles on Thursday, and posted an Instagram from his hospital bed after the procedure. Continue reading Kevin Durant Had Surgery to Repair Ruptured Achilles
The NBA has submitted a formal proposal to the National Basketball Players Association to lower the draft age for the league to 18, USA Today reports. The publication, which cited an anonymous source that has “knowledge of the proposal,” added that it’s the “first step in formal negotiations to lower the age limit by the 2022 draft.”
The current draft-eligible age is 19. Continue reading NBA Submits Proposal to Lower Draft Age to 18
Much has been made of where Anthony Davis might go if he were to leave the New Orleans Pelicans. Publicly, AD has continued to say all the right things, even handling the LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s fawning with grace. Continue reading Anthony Davis Reportedly Isn’t Playing for Pelicans Beyond This Season
The next phase of Kobe Bryant‘s post-NBA career is taking shape. Bryant is teaming up with the Sports Academy to create the MAMBA Sports Academy, a 100,000 square-foot palace in Thousand Oaks, California that, according to the former Lakers star, is “a natural expansion of my commitment to educating and empowering the next generation of kids through sports.” The press release describes it as an “academy to a holistic, multi-sport training for young athletes.” Continue reading Kobe Bryant’s Mamba Sports Academy Coming to L.A.