Opinion

Opinion

This one seems extraordinarily dicey. Teams have gone down 2-Zero of their sequence 300 instances in N.B.A. historical past, and only 19 have come back to win them. (Further proof of James’s greatness: Two of them have been his groups. Yes, he’s that extraordinary.) But James has maybe much less expertise round him than he […]

In Alaska, Watching Moose Commercials and the Rockets Stomp the Warriors

In Alaska, Watching Moose Commercials and the Rockets Stomp the Warriors

WASILLA, Alaska — The Houston Rockets have been within the strategy of shredding the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night time, and Ryan Engebretsen, a adorned highschool coach from simply outdoors Anchorage, may see the way forward for his personal group taking form. “Just keep watching their spacing,” Engebretsen informed his junior level guard, Daniel […]

Inside the Hamptons House Where Kevin Durant Hosted Suitors in 2016

Inside the Hamptons House Where Kevin Durant Hosted Suitors in 2016

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. — The consumer needed a 10-day home rental within the Hamptons that supplied privateness and proximity to East Hampton Airport. Several necessary visitors can be visiting. The actual property dealer dealing with the account lined up three choices. The first one she confirmed the consumer’s supervisor was a farmhouse constructed within the […]

Chris Paul: Point Guard, Activist, Union Boss

Chris Paul: Point Guard, Activist, Union Boss

— Chris Paul You’re outspoken on social points. Do you assume athletes have a accountability to talk out on points they care about? You need to do what makes you comfy. People can inform when it’s not real or when it’s pressured. But for me — being a father, having household and in addition understanding […]

That Warriors-Rockets Epic May Well Be Over

That Warriors-Rockets Epic May Well Be Over

So it fell to Klay Thompson final evening to shoot and shoot once more from Three-point land, launching 15 in all and hitting six. (“He stole like 10 of my threes,” Curry faux-complained. “I want them back.”) No much less necessary was Kevin Durant, the 7-footer with the strikes of a degree guard and the […]

Jerry West Just Wants to Feel Wanted

Jerry West Just Wants to Feel Wanted

LOS ANGELES — It wasn’t till the Los Angeles Clippers’ 74th sport of the season, on one in every of their ultimate house dates, that the excitable proprietor Steve Ballmer and Jerry West, his hypercritical particular advisor, agreed to observe a sport collectively in Ballmer’s baseline seats at Staples Center. “He told me early on, […]

Raptors Fire Dwane Casey Days After He Wins Coaching Honor

Raptors Fire Dwane Casey Days After He Wins Coaching Honor

The Toronto Raptors introduced the firing of Coach Dwane Casey on Friday morning, 4 days after the Raptors had been swept out of the postseason by the Cleveland Cavaliers — and simply two days after Casey’s friends chose him because the league’s coach of the 12 months. Casey turned the primary member of the Raptors […]

Darius Bazley Charts Yet Another Path to the N.B.A.: The Development League

Darius Bazley Charts Yet Another Path to the N.B.A.: The Development League

A special commission formed by Emmert to assessment school basketball and its persistent corruption is anticipated to make suggestions Wednesday that may deal with the one-and carried out rule. But it’s not anticipated to vary anytime quickly, and Bazley is already planning for a professional profession. He has employed an agent: Rich Paul of Klutch […]

Big Pay Raises Coming for G League Players

Big Pay Raises Coming for G League Players

Photo Guerschon Yabusele of the Maine Red Claws (42) and Alfonso McKinnie of Raptors 905 in a G League recreation. The N.B.A. will give the league’s gamers a pay increase of 35 p.c or 84 p.c, relying on the participant’s classification. Credit Carl D. Walsh/Portland Press Herald, by way of Getty Images The N.B.A. is […]

Can Winning Become Rollicking Fun Again for the Warriors?

Can Winning Become Rollicking Fun Again for the Warriors?

There are very rational explanations to account for the cloud that out of the blue hangs over the league’s overwhelming preseason favorites heading into the beginning of the 2018 playoffs. Stephen Curry, the two-time M.V.P. guard, performed in solely one in all Golden State’s closing 17 video games after struggling a knee sprain simply as […]