4:37 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN METAIRIE, La. — At the end of last season, things looked like a mess for the New Orleans Pelicans. Anthony Davis wanted a trade. A promising season was dashed. Alvin Gentry’s job seemed to be in danger. The front office didn’t have a clear direction to head in. Fast forward
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While promoting CarMax’s Call Your Shot campaign with the NBAPA, Seth Curry talked about rejoining the Dallas Mavericks, playing his brother and more. CarMax, the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, has partnered up with the NBA Players Association to select four NBA players (Seth Curry of the Dallas Mavericks, Zach LaVine of the Chicago
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9:44 AM ET NBA 2K game developer Take-Two Interactive, the NBA, the National Basketball Players Association and ESL will launch the NBA 2K20 Global Championship, which will feature over $100,000 in prize money, in October, the four companies announced Tuesday. The multi-event circuit will feature both online and offline events and will run from October
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Sometime in July, the internet unanimously crowned the Atlanta Hawks as basketball’s newest darlings — everybody’s favorite upstart, League Pass-worthy, fun-as-heck roster that could shock the world and make a postseason bid through high-tempo and athletically electric hoops. Although such claims may, in truth, be premature — at heart, the sport does love a good
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3:28 PM ET The Orlando Magic exercised the fourth-year team options on guard Markelle Fultz and forward Jonathan Isaac and the third-year team option on center Mo Bamba, the team announced Monday. All three players are now signed through the 2020-21 season. Fultz’s option was for $12.3 million. “Mo (Bamba), Markelle (Fultz) and Jonathan (Isaac)
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4:32 PM ET Associated Press Call it the transition game: Michael Jordan and three other NBA owners are getting into the liquor business. The Charlotte Hornets owner has entered the venture with Jeanie Buss of the Los Angeles Lakers, Wes Edens of the Milwaukee Bucks and Wyc Grousbeck and wife Emilia Fazzalari of the Boston
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10:28 AM ET Associated Press Spain has won its second World Cup championship, defeating Argentina 95-75 on Sunday to give Marc Gasol a rare double-title year. Tournament MVP Ricky Rubio scored 20 points and Sergio Llull added 15 for Spain (8-0), the ninth team to make it through a World Cup or world championship unbeaten.
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Donnie Darko and Darko Milicic have more in common than an uncommon name. For NBA Draft Bust Week, the Detroit Pistons’ infamous No. 2 overall pick takes centerstage. In 2001, New Market Films released a science-fiction/psychological thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal called Donnie Darko. Though it raked in just $7.5 million at the box office, the film
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3:30 PM ET ESPN News Services The NBA is looking to further crack down on tampering, proposing a new top fine of $10 million for teams conducting the practice, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN. Other maximum-fine levels could be raised significantly as well, provided the league’s board of governors approves the measures
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12:00 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — The Raptors say a new line of team-branded hijabs is part of an effort to be more inclusive to fans of all cultures. The team’s parent company, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, unveiled the Nike Pro hijabs emblazoned with the team logo in a social media post Friday.
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8:21 PM ET Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan has agreed to sell a portion of the team to a pair of investors, the team announced in a release Saturday. The sale is pending NBA approval. Terms of the deal have not been released. Jordan is bringing in Gabe Plotkin, a founder of Melvin Capital, and
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5:18 PM ET On behalf of certified player agents, the National Basketball Players Association is sending a signed letter to the NCAA that refuses to submit to a proposed certification process to work with undergraduate men’s basketball players “testing the waters” for the NBA draft. The NBPA has been communicating with NCAA officials in recent
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7:58 AM ET BEIJING — After finishing seventh in the FIBA World Cup with a victory over Poland on Saturday, Team USA coach Gregg Popovich issued a rebuke for those criticizing his team for its worst-ever showing in a major event. “Some people want to play the blame game, there’s no blame to be placed
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5:48 PM ET Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — New Jersey’s governor has signed a bill allowing Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget casino to accept bets on most National Basketball Association games. Texas billionaire Tilman Fertitta owns the casino — and also owns the NBA’s Houston Rockets. When New Jersey lawmakers legalized sports betting last year,
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Sometime in July, the internet unanimously crowned the Atlanta Hawks as basketball’s newest darlings — everybody’s favorite upstart, League Pass-worthy, fun-as-heck roster that could shock the world and make a postseason bid through high-tempo and athletically electric hoops. Although such claims may, in truth, be premature — at heart, the sport does love a good
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4:53 PM ET The New Orleans Pelicans have named Jeff Bzdelik an associate coach for defense and promoted Chris Finch to associate head coach for the offense, the team announced Friday. Bzdelik, 66, worked the past three seasons with the Houston Rockets and received credit for the team’s defensive turnaround. He began a stint as
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