Report: NBA Players' Union Plans To Fund Retired Players' Health Care

The 2016-17 NBA season will be the first year of the league’s massive new television deal, under which ESPN and TNT will pay $2.7 billion annually to broadcast games. Half of that money goes to the players, and they’re reportedly considering using a small fraction of it to fund health insurance for retired NBA… » 7/06/15 8:40pm Today 8:40pm

David West Pays $11 Million To Escape The State Of Indiana

At the start of this year’s NBA free-agency period, 34-year-old power forward David West opted out of the final year of his three-year, $36.6 million contract with the Indiana Pacers. Today, he signed a contract with the San Antonio Spurs that will pay him $1.4 million. While there are other ways to put it, West just… » 7/06/15 5:18pm Today 5:18pm

Report: DeAndre Jordan Was Sick And Tired Of Chris Paul

DeAndre Jordan signed a four-year, $80 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks over the weekend, ditching a playoff team for one that’s basically turning over its entire roster. That may seem like a strange decision, but Jordan will have two things going for him in Dallas—a more prominent role in the offense, and a… » 7/06/15 11:07am Today 11:07am

Clarence Thomas Name-Drops NBA While Arguing Some Discrimination Is OK

The summer of Justice Clarence Thomas making sports references in opinions from which his fellow justices run screaming continued yesterday with his dissent in a Texas case regarding housing discrimination. In this case, Thomas brought up the NBA and the fact that it is a predominantly black league. If you’re… » 6/26/15 2:30pm 6/26/15 2:30pm

George Karl Apparently Wants DeMarcus Cousins Gone, Is Crazy

Last night, Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski dropped a bomb, reporting that Sacramento Kings head coach George Karl, who’s had his job for about 45 minutes, is doing everything he can to convince the rest of the organization that All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins needs to be traded away as soon as possible. » 6/23/15 10:11am 6/23/15 10:11am