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

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

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. He was drafted into the league eight years into the NBL and … Read more

Celtics, Suns players shouldn’t have to answer for Udoka, Sarver

Jaylen Brown (left) and Marcus SmartPhoto: AP The question askers were there. The question answerers were not. All 30 teams participated in Monday’s NBA Media Day, but the national spotlight was only on two franchises. Better yet, two men: Suspended Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka and “current” Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver. “It’s a lot … Read more

Disgraced Phoenix Suns and Mercury owner Robert Sarver is selling both teams

Robert SarverPhoto: Getty Images The NBA became a better place on Wednesday than it was on Tuesday. I guess that’s something. Robert Sarver released a statement, in which he announced that he has begun the process of selling the Phoenix Suns and Mercury. A lengthy investigation was recently released and it laid out the many … 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

Ben Simmons tells J.J. Redick he’s ‘part of Philly still’

Ben SimmonsScreenshot: JJ Redick/YouTube Even though the NBA season is about a month away, it still feels excessive to write about Ben Simmons. He never plays basketball outside of (I’m assuming) heavily edited Instagram videos, and yet he’s still in the public discussion. He could’ve had all his basketball skills drained from his body by … Read more

Jeremy Lin the subject of new documentary on his 15 minutes of fame

Jeremy Lin is the subject of a new HBO documentaryImage: Getty Images The NBA lockout season of 2011-12 was really 11 years ago. Remember the LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant flag football game and the barnstorming tour the NBA stars went on playing in various gyms around the country? (I’m still upset that I missed … 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

Will Celtics’ Robert Williams III career be shortened by injury?

RWIIIPhoto: Getty Images I hope Robert Williams III believes that it was worth it. I truly hope that he has no regrets about returning to the basketball court for the Boston Celtics, four weeks after meniscus surgery. Yes, it was the playoffs and the Celtics were the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. The … Read more