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

Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka facing year-long suspension

Boston Celtics coach Ime UdokaImage: Getty Images Updated on Sept. 22 at 10:05 p.m.: Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka has been suspended for the entire 2022-23 season for having what has been reported to be a consensual relationship with a team staffer, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news … Read more

NBA reporter Shams Charania cleaned up after Woj got clumsy

The cloak-and-dagger reports surrounding Celtics’ coach Ime Udoka have not been journalism’s finest moments.Image: Getty Images Around 10:30 p.m. EST, Wednesday night, ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski dropped his first Woj Bomb of the new season. It was a dud upon impact. His vague tweet referencing Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka’s impending suspension — for … Read more

NBA Preps-to-Pros Draft Era: Winners and losers

Photo: AP On Monday evening, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who typically serves as the unofficial megaphone for NBA front office perspectives, splashed cold water on the possibilities of the draft eligibility being lowered to 18 by reporting that the one-and-done rule will be rolled back slowly so that teams who have hoarded future first-round picks under … Read more

Cleveland Cavaliers add Donovan Mitchell, can taste contention

The Cleveland Cavaliers won the Donovan Mitchell sweepstakesPhoto: Getty Images Well look at the Cleveland Cavaliers. A franchise that has been moribund for nearly every year of the new millennium that did not include LeBron James may have just turned itself back into an Eastern Conference contender. One week before the start of the NFL … Read more