Violet Palmer, First Female NBA Ref, Is Coming Out And Getting Married

Do you realize that Violet Palmer has been an NBA referee for 17 years? That's still not as long as her relationship with her partner of two decades, hairstylist Tanya Stine. The two are getting married tomorrow, so Palmer's using the occasion to publicly announce what her friends and co-workers have known for years:… » 7/31/14 6:03pm Yesterday 6:03pm

76ers Ask NBA To Delay Anti-Tanking Measures Until They're Done Tanking

A couple weeks back, it was reported that the NBA was attempting to push through changes to its draft lottery system: a re-weighting of the odds that would discourage tanking. The Philadelphia 76ers would reportedly like the NBA to hold on a sec, because they're not finished being terrible. » 7/30/14 2:47pm Wednesday 2:47pm

Suns Forward P.J. Tucker Arrested, Charged With "Super Extreme DUI"

Back in May, before he signed his three-year $16.5 million deal with the Suns, P.J. Tucker was pulled over in Scottsdale, Arizona after allegedly blowing through a stop sign. Cops reported he made a wide left turn and was driving between two lanes before they finally pulled him over. According to the report he then… » 7/28/14 10:32pm Monday 10:32pm

Judge Rules Against Donald Sterling, Who Will Lose The Clippers

Donald Sterling's ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers was finally wrested away from him thanks to a judge's ruling on Sterling's lawsuit against his wife, Shelly, which was meant to block the sale of the Clippers to Steve Ballmer. The judge ruled a clean sweep in favor of Shelly Sterling, and the sale of the team… » 7/28/14 6:11pm Monday 6:11pm

Metta World Peace Is Still A Dude You Don't Want To Mess With

Metta World Peace may no longer be the terrifying NBA presence he once was—mostly because he's no longer in the NBA—but that doesn't mean that he's a guy you can fuck with at the Venice summer league. Two dudes found out as much while playing in a recent pick-up game with the former defensive player of the year. » 7/28/14 2:01pm Monday 2:01pm

Frank Caliendo Reads LeBron's Letter In Morgan Freeman's Voice

Frank Caliendo went on Mike & Mike today and read LeBron's essay announcing his return to Cleveland in the voice of Morgan Freeman. It's an excellent impression. Just make sure to close the video 24 seconds early so you don't have to hear Greeny and Golic. Like a cold bucket of water, those two. (Update: YouTube… » 7/24/14 9:55am 7/24/14 9:55am

Court Documents Reveal Owning The Clippers Is A License To Print Money

Thanks to Donald Sterling's ongoing legal battles, ESPN was able to get its hands on something called a "bid book," a report prepared for the Sterlings by Bank of America that details the Clippers' financials as well as what kind of bids the Sterlings should have expected from prospective buyers. There's a lot to be… » 7/23/14 5:21pm 7/23/14 5:21pm

LeBron Sent Cupcakes To His Neighbors After The Media Crush At His House

A user on the NBA subreddit posted the picture above claiming that his parents live on the same street as LeBron in Bath, OH. Apparently LeBron and his family sent a little note and some cupcakes to their neighbors to apologize and thank them for understanding the media circus that went down in their neighborhood in… » 7/22/14 11:53pm 7/22/14 11:53pm

A Reminder: LeBron Is A Freak Genius With A Photographic Memory

ESPN's Brian Windhorst has a new profile on LeBron; it's good, and ostensibly about how LeBron uses his uncommonly good memory to enhance to his more obvious physical talent. It's full of relevant basketball examples and wide-eyed onlookers. It's also front-loaded with some stories that are actually more impressive. » 7/22/14 8:48pm 7/22/14 8:48pm

CFO Of Sterling Trust Says Clippers Sale Necessary To Pay Off Loans

When Donald Sterling dissolved the Sterling Family Trust, the entity that ran the Clippers, he was trying to prevent the sale of the team to Steve Ballmer. It's pretty simple: if the trust did not exist, it couldn't sell anything to anyone. Only, it might not be that simple. According to testimony from Darren Schield,… » 7/22/14 1:01am 7/22/14 1:01am

Boston Celtics Sign Evan Turner, Because Not Enough People Hated Them

After a season in which their bottomed-out squad of plucky nobodies occasionally showed admirable spunk under first-year coach Brad Stevens, the Boston Celtics evidently decided they'd had enough of this not-being-hated-by-literally-everyone crap, and went out and signed ball-pounding avatar of hopelessness Evan… » 7/21/14 6:35pm 7/21/14 6:35pm

Police: Donte Greene Apologized After Getting Tased In The Butt

Former NBA player Donte Greene was very apologetic after Miami Beach police arrested him on charges of disorderly conduct and battery over the weekend on South Beach. Maybe it's because he says he was defending his little brother, Dmetrique, from St. Louis Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar. Or it could be because… » 7/21/14 5:23pm 7/21/14 5:23pm