NBA investigating James Harden, 76ers for tampering

NBA investigating James Harden, 76ers for tampering

Did James Harden help the Sixers circumvent the salary cap?Image: Getty Images Over the last few years, jilted NBA Governors have raised a bigger stink over their players mingling with other teams’ representatives before the free agency period has officially begun. In 2019, the NBA passed stricter tampering rules, including an increase in the maximum … Read more

Bill Russell, all-time NBA great and cultural icon, dead at 88

Bill Russell, all-time NBA great and cultural icon, dead at 88

Boston Celtics’ Bill Russell, left, holds a corsage sent to the dressing room as he celebrates with Celtics coach Red Auerbach after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers, 95-93, to win their eighth-straight NBA Championship, in Boston, this April 29, 1966.Image: AP According to a statement released on social media, NBA legend Bill Russell died “peacefully” … Read more

Mariners acquire pitcher Luis Castillo from Reds

Mariners acquire pitcher Luis Castillo from Reds

Luis Castillo is heading to Seattle in hopes of helping the team snap its postseason-less streak.Photo: AP The Seattle Mariners are looking to make the playoffs for the first time in over 20 years. Ichiro’s rookie season was the last time they played past 162 games. Heading into Saturday’s games, Seattle is only a half-game … Read more

Dwight Howard eyeing career in pro wrestling

Dwight Howard eyeing career in pro wrestling

Dwight Howard’s next phase could come in the squared circle. Screenshots: Twitter: @ArashMarkazi Dwight Howard’s career is winding down, no doubt about it. His third stint with the Lakers is over and the former No. 1 overall pick has had two think about a life outside of The Association. With Howard’s personality, a crossover into … Read more

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson seeks new contract

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson seeks new contract

Lamar JacksonPhoto: Getty Images We can only hope that Lamar Jackson will fight, not cave. We aren’t talking about on the football field for the Baltimore Ravens, but at the negotiation table. The unanimous MVP-winning QB is next in line for a mega contract. It should be one to admire, not one to scratch your … Read more

Will the Warriors keep Draymond Green in the fold?

Will the Warriors keep Draymond Green in the fold?

Green with envy.Image: Getty Images In the aftermath of Golden State’s 2022 NBA title, the expectation was that the Warriors and billionaire owner Joe Lacob’s Midas Touch would continue forever. While reporting on Golden State’s $171 million luxury tax bill, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst referred to its championship as a checkbook win. That phrase took on … Read more

Bronny James might be in for a gap year if the NBA age limit isn’t lowered

Bronny James might be in for a gap year if the NBA age limit isn’t lowered

Bronny JamesPhoto: Getty Images The biggest hurdle Bronny James will have to clear to make the NBA might be one that his dad can’t boost him over. Partially lost in NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s many comments during the summer league a couple of weeks ago was his support for lowering the age limit from 19 … Read more

Our Mock Conference Draft: ACC Edition

Our Mock Conference Draft: ACC Edition

5. UCLA Image: Shutterstock A goal of this draft is to preserve rivalries so congratulations UCLA, USC cares about its matchups against you. The school still puts out NBA stars such as Russell Westbrook, Zach LaVine, and Jrue Holiday, even if the past was stronger with Reggie Miller, Bill Walton, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Over in … Read more

Aaron Judge, not Shohei Ohtani, is the AL MVP

Aaron Judge, not Shohei Ohtani, is the AL MVP

Illustration: Getty Images Aaron Judge has quieted down the pen-protector, analytical geeks. For sure, they were loud and beating the drum against Judge being the American League MVP. It was crazy, but true. Before the All-Star Game in Los Angeles, the very same game that Judge was the leading vote-getter by fans in MLB America, … Read more

Which state can field the best starting 5?

Which state can field the best starting 5?

Image: Getty Images Now that the Warriors have returned to glory post-Durant, NBA fans just survived one of the most unbearable periods of the NBA. One filled with superteams and razor-thin parity between the three to four coastal teams with stacked talent (Warriors, Lakers, Nets), and the rest of the small-market teams jockeying for lottery … Read more