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
Magic Johnson is stepping down from his position as president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Continue reading Magic Johnson Is Stepping Down as Lakers President of Basketball Operations
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
To get anywhere interesting in the discussion about James Harden‘s place in NBA history, you have to accept the idea that “best” isn’t a fixed descriptor. It’s a mantle that changes hands all the time as the game advances. Continue reading He’s reaching offensive heights even MJ and Kobe didn’t
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.
Former Wizards teammates Gilbert Arenas and Nick Young are making it feel like ’07, popping off on YouTube like they’re hitting Ozio and Love later in the evening. But their wacky partnership happened over a decade ago, and Hibachi has long since retired following his infamous brandishing of firearms in the Wizards locker room and a succession of leg injuries. So much time has passed, in fact, you can now call Nick Young a champion without a hint of irony. Continue reading Gilbert Arenas Drains 95 of 100 Three-Pointers for $100K Bet With Nick Young