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

10 richest owners in NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA per Forbes

Image: Getty Images There’s rich, and then there’s wealthy. And then there’s “team owner money.” Forbes just released its latest rankings of the richest sports owners who made the 2022 400 List, and more than 10 percent of them own teams. It’s an annual list of the select few who control the sports world, as … 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

Associated Press mulling change to NFL MVP voting system

2021 MVP Aaron RodgersPhoto: Getty Images Hark! The Associated Press is considering making changes to their NFL MVP voting process! I never thought I’d see the day. The Associated Press’ MVP Award has long been considered the “real” MVP. While other outlets may offer their own take on who the most valuable player is, the … 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

Fans don’t care about MLB’s expanded playoffs, it seems

Photo: Getty Images The concepts of “parity” and “fairness” in sports were exposed as fig leaves long ago. The idea that fans would care more, i.e. buy more tickets and watch more games on TV, if more teams had a chance at playoff berths and championships was never as important to owners. What was important … 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