With NBA free agency nearly a week old, the most intriguing wild card remaining is Dwyane Wade. Although everybody assumed him returning to the Heat was merely a formality, contract negotiations have dragged on, and according to Miami Herald Heat columnist Ethan Skolnick, the relationship between Wade and the Heat is…
A federal judge ruled Friday that the United States Women’s National Team is bound by a no-strike clause, ruling out the possibility of a strike before or during the upcoming Rio Olympics.
Miami Heat big man Chris Bosh hasn’t played since the All-Star break, after a reoccurrence of the blood clots that sidelined him last season. According to a number of reports, though the blood clots have dissipated, Bosh and the Heat are at an impasse about when he can return to the court, and the situation is…
In four of the most prominent disciplinary decisions of his career, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s chosen punishments were overturned. By Paul Tagliabue in Bountygate, a neutral arbitrator with Ray Rice, and a federal judge with Adrian Peterson and Tom Brady (currently being appealed). It is understandable, then,…
After the Brooklyn Nets bought out the rest of Joe Johnson’s contract, the Miami Heat quickly moved to sign him. While Johnson will probably help the Heat out on the court, signing him barely put the Heat over the luxury tax threshold.
NFL players will collectively receive around $50 million, and the 2016 salary cap will increase by around $1.5 million, after an arbitrator ruled that the league misclassified up to $120 million in revenue, according to the Wall Street Journal.
After 10 years in the NBA with Detroit, Orlando, and Charlotte, Jason Maxiell is plying his trade for the CBA’s Tianjin Gold Lions. In yesterday’s game, Maxiell took a hard foul from Shandong center Wu Ke, and he was not happy about it. Exit Wu.
As a second overall draft pick, Michael Beasley was mostly a bust. He showed some ability to score but little else, and was frequently doing JaVale McGee-esque knucklehead stuff on the court, and getting in trouble (mostly for smoking weed) off of it. Last year he spent a season in China before finishing out the NBA…
When sports stars play out their final few years in an upstart, foreign league, they’re almost always doing so for the paycheck. That’s what makes it so fun to watch the few of them who take the opportunity seriously, thrive, and develop a bond with their new country.
On Tuesday, in response to a question at a press conference after a Board of Governors meeting, NBA commissioner Adam Silver asserted that a “significant” number of NBA teams were losing money. This mirrored what Silver said at the beginning of the season, which the league repeated two months ago.
The NBA announced that the salary cap and tax levels will take a huge jump for the 2015-16 season, increasing by 11% and 10.3% respectively. Here is the full memo:
When NBA owners locked out the players four years ago, it didn’t come as a surprise. For months before the league shut down in July 2011, both sides engaged in all sorts of public posturing meant to increase their negotiating leverage and convince the public of their righteousness. Some of it worked.
Han Dejun is a 7-foot-1 center who plays for the Liaoning Flying Leopards in the Chinese Basketball Association. He's huge. In this video, you can see him dunking on Stephon Marbury, who is both old and relatively small, and then nearly hyping his own face off.
Shit got a little out of control during a first-round CBA playoff game between Qingdao and Shanxi, thanks in to small part to former NBA players Von Wafer and Jeremy Tyler.
The Shanghai Sharks' Big Three of Michael Beasley, Yao Ming, and Delonte West is the best Big Three that ever was.
The NBA's bonkers new TV deal means there is going to be more money flowing into the league than ever before, and everyone is already thinking about 2017, when the players or owners can opt out of the current CBA and re-negotiate how all that revenue is going to be divided up. Based on comments from a few high-profile…
The NBA announced on Monday that it had struck a nine-year, $24 billion media-rights deal with ESPN and Turner Sports. This isn’t just any TV deal. This one will have far-reaching effects on everything from how teams are put together to how you consume professional basketball.
Over at Slate, David Haglund catches up with Delonte West, temporarily (he hopes) exiled to China for the sin of being branded mentally ill. It contains lengthy, honest (he doesn't know any other way to be) chats with West, in which the 30-year-old wonders aloud if maybe the problem's not in his head, but with the NBA.
The CBA held its all-star game in Guangzhou last night, and like in past years, it was kind of a mess. (The festivities took place between the end of the regular season and the beginning of the playoffs, so anyone who took part had either mentally checked out for the year or had much more important basketball on their…
On Monday, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora did a hatchet job on Eagles GM Howie Roseman. He wrote that Roseman was "drunk with power" and "woefully out of his depth," and to add the sheen of authority, La Canfora cloaked it in "a growing perception around the league."