Malika Andrews wrongfully catching barbs amid Ime Udoka drama

Malika Andrews called into First Take to talk to Stephen A. Smith about his commentsscreenshot: ESPN Across political, cultural, and geographic lines, most people will agree that changes to this thing, which in English we call humanity, are necessary, and also likely to never happen. Our natural instinct is to judge quickly, taking into account … Read more

China edges Australia to reach Women’s Basketball World Cup final

SYDNEY, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) — China entered the FIBA ​​Women’s Basketball World Cup final after edging hosts Australia 61-59 in the semifinals here on Friday. Wang Siyu made a pair of free throws with 3.4 seconds remaining to move China two points ahead, while Ezi Magbegor failed to convert a layup at the other end. … Read more

“If he wasn’t gonna be here… Then I had to deal with him going somewhere else”

The close relationship between Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant has been at the crux of everything that has happened to the Brooklyn Nets since 2019. KD didn’t want to sign for Brooklyn without “Uncle Drew” and the Nets have had to live with the results of that dynamic. ESPN’s Nick Friedell, who covered the Brooklyn … Read more

Warriors’ Draymond Green buys Major League Pickleball team

photo: Getty Images The 2022 NBA season is just about upon, with media day happening earlier this week and the first preseason games scheduled for the weekend featuring the defending champion, Golden State Warriors, and the Washington Wizards in Japan. As for Warriors’ All-Star forward Draymond Green, he’s got plenty of other things on his … Read more

It’s bad for L.A. Lakers that Anthony Davis was hurt so much

The look on my face when AD says he’s 100 percent healthyImage: Getty Images Lakers camp has opened, and we have to intend that this team is seriously moving forward with this roster for the rest of the season. New coach Darwin Ham is stressing defense, and LeBron James is following suit. Russell Westbrook, “a … Read more

NBA hypocritical in honoring Bill Russell

Isn’t that Bill Russell’s number, Alex Caruso?Image: Getty Images The Honorable Bill Russell. Argue among yourselves about which player is the best in the history of the NBA, there is no name more revered in the 76-year history of the league than his dele. He was drafted the league eight years into the BL and … Read more

Dick Butkus got a hold of the Chicago Bears’ Twitter account and had some fun

screenshot: Twitter: @ChicagoBears When the NFL’s 100 Greatest Players of All Time list was assembled back in 2010, legendary Chicago Bears middle linebacker Dick Butkus was voted 10th by the panel. He was presented by longtime Indianapolis Colts offensive line coach Howard Mudd. A story he told about Butkus pretty much sums up the legend’s … Read more

USA storm into women’s basketball World Cup semi against Canada

Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas nailed 13 points and 14 rebounds as an all-conquering United States close in on an 11th title after setting up a women’s basketball World Cup semi-final against Canada Thursday. Guard Kelsey Plum added a game-high 17 points in a 88-55 pummelling of Serbia, with the three-time defending champions strong on … Read more

Chicago Bulls’ Lonzo Ball to have third knee surgery

Lonzo Ball needs another procedureImage: Getty Images The ideal version of this Chicago Bulls roster — the one that started last season 27-11 and featured three wing-sized guys on the perimeter that defense, scored, and shared played the ball — is like so many teams whose bright future hinged upon versions of players that no … Read more

“We couldn’t stand each other, we was almost going blows in the back of the locker rooms”

Former NBA player and analyst Kendrick Perkins believes Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverley can play well together, despite their past rivalry. Their squabble is known league-wide and the idea of ​​them teaming up wasn’t something fans would have expected. During the offseason, the Lakers surprised many when they signed Patrick Beverley. While many fans are … Read more