NBA GM: Bradley Beal Trade Asking Price Is 3 1st-Round Picks, Young Player, More

Nick Wass/Associated PressThe Washington Wizards are reportedly seeking three unprotected first-round draft picks in any trade offer for shooting guard Bradley Beal.An NBA general manager told Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News on Friday that the Wizards would also want two pick swaps, a young player and an expiring contract in the deal.Beal…Continue Reading

LaMelo Ball Likes AirBnB Nickname for Connection with Hornets Miles Bridges

Chris Carlson/Associated PressCharlotte Hornets rookie guard LaMelo Ball endorsed a clever nickname idea for his connection with teammate Miles Bridges on Friday.Vacation rental home company Airbnb suggested Ball and Bridges use its name to refer to themselves, and Ball was an instant fan of the proposal:Melo @MELOD1P👀 now we talkin and Bridges have been…Continue Reading

Cavaliers Collin Sexton puts up points spoils Nets big three debut

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton was the toast of the town — at least for one night.The third-year Alabama product put on an incredible show and spoiled the Brooklyn Nets’ big-three debut in double overtime, 147-135. Sexton had 42 points on 16-of-29 shooting with five rebounds and five steals. He had a buzzer-beating three-pointer to…Continue Reading

Legendary Temple Mens Basketball Coach John Chaney Dies At

Temple head basketball coach John Chaney announced his retirement after 24 years at Temple during a press conference at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 13, 2006. (Photo by Joseph Labolito/WireImage) *** Local Caption ***WIREIMAGE John Chaney, the Hall of Fame men’s basketball coach who drove his student-athletes toContinue Reading

NBA Highest Paid Players LeBron James Career Earnings Will Hit Billion In

Empty arenas will dent NBA salaries 20% this season, but the biggest stars have blockbuster sneaker contracts that keep them among the world’s highest-paid athletes. The NBA season tipped off last month and barely made it two weeks before the coronavirus wreaked havoc on the schedule. Twenty-two games have beenContinue Reading

Obama counseled a small group of NBA players amid boycotts

Before NBA players decided to resume playing, National Basketball Players Association President Chris Paul reached out to Barack Obama, a person familiar with the call told CNN, and asked the former President if he would offer his counsel to a group of NBA players. The source also confirmed that Los AngelesContinue Reading

Makur Maker spurned top college hoops programs to play at a historically Black school

When Makur Maker, one of the nation’s top young basketball prospects, was considering where to attend college, he visited schools like UCLA and the University of Kentucky known for their hoops history. But a visit to Howard University put him on a different path, though one also steeped in history.Continue Reading | NBA partners with Nelson Mandela Foundation to help SA communities

National Basketball Association (NBA) GREGORY SHAMUS / Getty-Images via AFP The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Nelson Mandela Foundation have partnered to support emergency food relief to South African communities through the foundation’s Each 1 Feed 1 campaign.The Each 1 Feed 1 campaign was recently launched by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Kolisi Foundation and the…Continue Reading

12 biggest questions before the season begins WNBA

9:20 AM ETMechelle CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.Amid all the talk of the coronavirus pandemic, life in the WNBA bubble in Bradenton, Florida, and the social justice initiatives the league and…Continue Reading

Nikola Jokic Joins Nuggets at NBA Bubble After COVID-19 Test, Travel Delays

David Zalubowski/Associated PressThe Denver Nuggets announced star center Nikola Jokic joined the team inside the NBA’s bubble at Walt Disney World Resort.Denver Nuggets @nuggetsLook who’s here… #MileHighBasketball to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, the two-time All-Star is still awaiting clearance to resume working out.Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynesYahoo Sources: Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has been cleared…Continue Reading

The Basketball Tournament 2020: Golden Eagles Beat Sideline Cancer for $1M Prize

Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesThe Golden Eagles did what they were unable to do a year ago.Win the championship game at The Basketball Tournament.After losing to Carmen’s Crew in last season’s championship match, the No. 4 Golden Eagles squad that is largely spearheaded by former Marquette players defeated No. 22 Sideline Cancer 78-73 in Tuesday’s title game…Continue Reading