NBA refs urge league to stop L2M reporting

The National Basketball Referees Association is calling for an end to the NBA’s last-two-minute report. In a statement released Tuesday, the NBRA said “transparency will cause more harm than good for the officials and the game.” And if the NBA continues to publish last-two-minute reports, the NBRA wants the current process “reformed to improve its accuracy and […]

ESPN’s Doris Burke got hit on by Drake during NBA playoffs

Who knew Drake had a thing for sideline reporters? In an interview with Rembert Browne of New York Magazine, Doris Burke revealed that the rapper made a heart shape with his hands and pointed at her during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The 50-year-old Burke was a little surprised by Drake coming on […]

Rougned Odor recreates punch with Dirk Nowitzki

Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor received a seven-game suspension from Major League Baseball for punching Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista last month. How many games do you suppose he’ll get for punching the Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki? We were shootin hoops and I was talking trash to the wrong cat…. — Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41)

Steven Adams likens his appearance to Chewbacca’s

If you thought Steven Adams was hairy now, wait till you see him next season. The Oklahoma City Thunder held exit interviews Wednesday and Adams was asked what he’ll look like next season after growing out his hair this season. “Like Chewbacca, mate,” Adams said during exit interviews Adams “is going to be a monster.” He […]

Could fatigue set in for Golden State Warriors?

It took some doing, but the Golden State Warriors are headed back to the NBA Finals for a rematch with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 96-88 on Monday night in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals, and became the 10th team to rally from a 3-1 deficit and win a postseason […]

Report: Wizards will offer Bradley Beal max contract this summer

Bradley Beal said last week he deserves a maximum contract and if the Washington Wizards couldn’t meet that requirement then he might go elsewhere. The Wizards heard Beal loud and clear and will reportedly offer him a five-year, max deal this summer when he becomes a restricted free agent. From Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post: […]

All-NBA teams announced: Damian Lillard cashes in, Anthony Davis loses out

One player cashed in, the other lost out after the All-NBA teams were announced Thursday. “The Derrick Rose Rule” allows a player finishing his rookie contract to make 30 percent of a team’s salary cap if he’s twice been voted an All-Star starter, twice been voted All-NBA or won an MVP award. Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian […]

Joakim Noah reportedly told teammates he’s done with Bulls

Joakim Noah could be on his way out of Chicago. Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times reported that Noah “has been telling teammates the last few weeks that he was done with the organization once free agency begins, and ‘has no trust in the front office getting this in the right direction.’” There appears to be a complete […]

Tracy McGrady: ‘If Bradley Beal is a max player, I’m coming back’

If Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal gets a max contract this summer, former NBA player Tracy McGrady is going to come out of retirement. “If he’s a max player, I’m coming back,” McGrady said on ESPN’s The Jump, tongue in cheek. Tracy McGrady just now on ESPN’s The Jump, asked about Bradley Beal: “If he’s a […]

Pacers interested in hiring Nick Van Exel as assistant coach

The Indiana Pacers have expressed interest in hiring former NBA All-Star Nick Van Exel as an assistant coach, ESPN’s Marc Stein reported Tuesday. Interesting twist in the coaching game: Sources say Indiana has expressed interest in hiring Nick Van Exel to join Nate McMillan’s staff. — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine)

Steven Adams: ‘We can beat them with or without’ Draymond Green

Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams is confident his team can beat the Golden State Warriors with or without All-Star forward Draymond Green. According to looked even more intentional than he thought, told reporters Monday he thinks the Thunder can beat Golden State with or without Green. Steven Adams asked if he’d prefer a suspension […]