Even The Chicago Bulls' Security Staff Is Sick Of Joey Crawford's Shit

The Chicago Bulls have set up a kind of text-message hotline that fans can use to hail the assistance of the arena's security team. Reader Dave was at the game between the Bulls and the Wizards last night, and he tried his luck at getting referee Joey Crawford—who made a number of bad calls and whom everyone hates » 4/23/14 3:07pm Today 3:07pm

Terry Stotts, Reinvented: How A Retread NBA Coach Became Cutting Edge

Players get better, and players get worse. This is a fundamental truth, and an arc we've always understood, analytics or not, as part of the fabric of not just sports, but performance and ability in general. Sometimes you get better at your job, sometimes you fall off. But we don't really look at coaches in this way;… » 4/23/14 2:25pm Today 2:25pm

Colin Cowherd Is Never Going To Stop Talking About John Wall

WDRB's Rick Bozich wrote a column on Monday in which he recalled the time ferret-faced radio huckster Colin Cowherd went on the air and essentially called John Wall a nigger. Bozich was critical of Cowherd, which led to Cowherd going on the air today and once again fucking that chicken. » 4/22/14 4:29pm Yesterday 4:29pm

Oh Hell, Root For The Wizards: John Wall's Brave, Stubborn Playoff Run

If you have watched much Washington Wizards basketball over the past four seasons, first of all, why, and I am so sorry—but also, you have seen John Wall chase down a ballhandler in transition, take off like a fucking F/A-18 off a carrier deck, and swat the absolute shit out of the ball. It's really something. » 4/22/14 3:10pm Yesterday 3:10pm

Craig Sager Doesn't Want Gregg Popovich To Be Nice To Him

In a truly sweet moment, on Sunday, TNT sent Craig Sager Jr. out to do the on-court interviews in place of his father, who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for leukemia. The usually gruff and taciturn Gregg Popovich went soft, wishing Craig Sr. the best and promising to be nice to him when he returns. Sager is a… » 4/22/14 11:48am Yesterday 11:48am

The Nets Are Very Old, But Their Defense Is Next Level

The average age of the Brooklyn Nets preferred starting lineup right now is 32.4. Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Deron Williams have seemingly been in our collective consciousness for decades. Even Shaun Livingston, the fifth member of that quintet, is best known for a gruesome knee injury that occurred » 4/22/14 11:19am Yesterday 11:19am

The "Final Minute" Of Grizzlies-Thunder Lasted 43 Minutes

Last night's Memphis-Oklahoma City game went overtime thanks to some Thunder heroics. Really overtime. From the start of the final minute of regulation until the final horn, 43 minutes and 14 seconds passed by—as did most of the first quarter of the following Warriors-Clippers game. Over the last minute and the five of … » 4/22/14 10:50am Yesterday 10:50am

In Place Of Ailing Dad, Craig Sager's Son Interviews Gregg Popovich

With NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager getting treatment for leukemia, his son Craig Sager, Jr. took on the task of interviewing the usually taciturn Gregg Popovich during today's Mavs-Spurs game. But this time, Pop took it easy. He even said more than 15 words! » 4/20/14 3:25pm Sunday 3:25pm

We're Really Going To Miss Mike Woodson Getting Pissed Off At The Knicks

The Knicks are done being bad for this season, so it's almost time to introduce a new coach. You know it, I know it, Carmelo Anthony knows it, Phil Jackson knows it, and Mike Woodson knows it. Steve Kerr knows it too, it seems: According to a report in the Post, Kerr "absolutely expects" to be offered the Knicks job, and … » 4/18/14 6:04pm Friday 6:04pm