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Here Are The Details From The Derrick Rose Rape Lawsuit [UPDATED]

The lawsuit filed against Derrick Rose, accusing him of drugging and gang raping an ex-girlfriend, provides more details about what the woman says happened that night in Los Angeles. The complaint actually names 13 defendants—Rose and his friends Randall Hampton and Ryan Allen, and 10 unnamed “John Does”—and lists… » 8/27/15 6:08pm Yesterday 6:08pm

Michael Jordan Gets $8.9 Million In Steak Lawsuit

Michael Jordan, the man from the crying meme, was awarded $8.9 million by a federal court in Chicago yesterday after he won his lawsuit against Dominick’s, a now-defunct grocery store that used his image in an advertisement for steak in 2009. The ad ran in a commemorative issue of Sports Illustrated and only two… » 8/22/15 12:45pm 8/22/15 12:45pm

Matt Barnes Implies He Might Be Dating Rihanna, Gets Crushed By Rihanna

One of the lamest things a guy can do when confronted with a question such as, “Hey, man, what’s up with you and [woman you’ve been seen hanging out with]?” is bashfully dance around the question in a way that suggests that, yes, there is indeed something going on with that. NBA player Matt Barnes recently learned… » 8/17/15 11:36am 8/17/15 11:36am

Why Not Let Kobe Play In One Last Olympics? 

The USA Basketball apparatus gathered in Vegas this week for their annual confab, and most of the talk centered around which 12 players will be selected for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Like it’s been for both of the Olympics since the 2004 disaster in Athens, the roster is going to be stacked, and some of the best… » 8/14/15 9:40am 8/14/15 9:40am

The Gambling Cop Who Outshined Basketball Royalty

Editors’ note: On initial publication, this post consisted of a reprint of Pete Axthelm’s 1967 Sports Illustrated story “When The Real McGuire Stood Up.” After publication, we were made aware that a permission given by Axthelm’s family to reprint his work did not extend to this article, as we had mistakenly believed.… » 8/13/15 1:28pm 8/13/15 1:28pm

This Kid Gets What Sports Are All About

Reader Tim sent us this video of a young boy playing basketball with the same enthusiasm that James Harden brings to the defensive end. Tim tells us that this youngster may actually not be all that keen on being out on the court, and we can buy it; when it comes to shuffling aimlessly, no one does it better than No.… » 7/29/15 2:30pm 7/29/15 2:30pm

Man, Soccer Dudes (Zlatan Excluded) Really Suck At Basketball

I’d understand the sheer ineptitude on display here and the failure to even appear to know what that silly American sport is supposed to look like if we were talking football, but PSG’s players can’t even mimic basketball right? These dudes are out here celebrating lay ups as if they were windmill dunks, and look more… » 7/28/15 1:07pm 7/28/15 1:07pm

Does Jimmer Fredette Have A Chance In Hell In San Antonio? 

Every so often, as the last dregs of NBA free agency congeal into place, a name floats across the ticker that gives a little shock of Oh, what ever happened to ... ? pause. Last night, it was Jimmer Fredette signing on, with minimal guarantees, to be a San Antonio Spur. And, begging your pardon, consider my hopes for… » 7/23/15 9:53am 7/23/15 9:53am