Brooklyn Nets fire Steve Nash, would be wise to hire Ime Udoka

Ime Udoka is reportedly headed to the NetsImage: Getty Images “Freeeeeedom!” That was the shriek you could hear echoing from the bowels of downtown Brooklyn at approximately 1:03 pm EST after the Nets ousted head coach Steve Nash seven games into the regular season. Nash spent two years putting his head down, remaining above the … Read more

Los Angeles Lakers finally win game, defeating Denver Nuggets

Okay, LeBron. We see you.Image: Getty Images We, the American people, have had a lot of fun at the Los Angeles Lakers’ expense for most of 2022. LeBron James missed significant time early last season, and Anthony Davis missed the majority of the 2021-22 season. However, it became clear in January, when both of them … Read more

Oklahoma City should still regret trading James Harden

OKC once had the power trio of Russell Westbrook, James Harden, and Kevin Durant. And they screwed it up.Photo: Getty Images A decade after Oklahoma City traded James Harden on the eve of the 2012-13 regular season, it still stands as an atrocity upon the art of dynasty-building. As the central players involved in that … Read more

Phoenix Suns defeat Golden State Warriors in tech-filled battle

There were seven technical fouls in the third quarterImage: Getty Images Tuesday night was Klay Thompson’s 651st regular-season game as a Golden State Warrior. When you add the 145 playoff games, Thompson’s been a part of 796 games in his career, and he’d never been ejected from one — until Tuesday night in Phoenix. The … Read more

Why Can’t I Stop Rooting for a God-Awful Sports Team?

When I attended a Washington Wizards open practice at D.C.’s Capital One Arena earlier this month, the focus was more on spectator entertainment than Rocky-style workouts. The season opener was a week away, and the players ran drills at half speed and engaged in silly skills competitions for fans, including a basketball version of Connect … Read more

Golden State Warriors beat Lakers, 123-109, on NBA opening night

It’s the look on Steph’s face for us.Image: Getty Images The Golden State Warriors collected their NBA championship rings on opening night before smashing the Los Angeles Lakers, 123-109. After watching this game, it looks like we could experience déjà vu this time next year. It’s only one game, but there isn’t a team in … Read more

Warriors’ enabling of Draymond Green has brought us here

It’s not just TNT that knows dramaImage: Getty Images The Golden State Warriors aren’t just champions, but enablers, too. The team’s lame punishment of Draymond Green is proof positive. Instead of handing the out-of-control forward a stiff — and just — penalty for punching out teammate Jordan Poole during practice, they turned the other way … Read more

Cavaliers and Hawks on the ride, Celtics and Bulls on the decline

Image: Getty Images Chicago started off having a magical season last year that ultimately morphed into an injury nightmare. Like teams in many sports, last winter was not kind to the Bulls. They jumped out to a hot start and led the Eastern Conference when a COVID-19 outbreak hit the team in December, placing practically … 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

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