Category: Sport

Revisiting the Knicks’ 2009 draft: Was there a backup plan to land Stephen Curry?

Stephen Curry wanted to be drafted by the Knicks, to play in Mike D’Antoni’s system in the bright lights of Madison Square Garden. Curry’s father, Dell, and agent Jeff Austin both wanted Stephen in New York and called up Larry Riley, then the Warriors GM, trying to pressure him not to draft the young Curry. […]

John Wall ‘110% healthy’ (but don’t expect him to play this season)

“I’m 110%. I’m healthy.” “I’m itching to get back out there.” That’s what John Wall told to reporters Tuesday, during a conference call about his “202 Assist” program providing rent help to Washington D.C. Ward 8 residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. If Wall is healthy, it’s not hard to make the leap to Wall […]

Another report that Jim Boylen’s days with the Bulls are numbered

The Chicago Bulls, at 22-43, sit as the 11 seed in the East as the NBA ramps up to return, but will the Bulls play another game? In some of the scenarios being floated, 11th would be good enough to get Chicago invited to Orlando for a play-in tournament and a chance to get into […]

Knicks reportedly to start coaching search, Tom Thibodeau tops list

With the NBA nearing a return in some format, one that could leave the 12th seeded Knicks home until next season, New York’s new president Leon Rose is cranking up his coaching search. And Tom Thibodeau is on top of their list, reports Shams Charania and Mike Vorkunov at The Athletic. The New York Knicks […]

LeBron James, others around NBA speak out after death of George Floyd

George Floyd died Monday while saying “I can’t breathe” as a Minneapolis police officer pinned him to the ground and put his knee on his neck for an extended time. A video of Floyd’s death prompted a severe backlash, including the firing of four police officers, FBI and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigations, and […]

Basketball Hall of Fame delays enshrining Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett

The Basketball Hall of Fame originally planned to induct Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett in August. But coronavirus interfered. Jerry Colangelo, the chairman of the board of the governors for the Hall, told ESPN Wednesday that enshrinement ceremonies for the Class of 2020, one of the most star-studded lineups ever which includes Tim […]

Michael Porter Jr.: Pray for both George Floyd’s family and police officers involved in ‘this evil’

Several NBA players posted about George Floyd, a black man who died after being pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer for about eight minutes. Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. struck a different tone than most. Harkless, whose dismay was shared by many, is a seasoned veteran. Porter has made made rookie gaffes. […]