August Sucks—The NBA Or NHL Playoffs Should Move There

In non-Olympic years, there's no wider chasm of utter sports emptiness than late July and August. NBA and NHL free agency have pretty much wrapped up, and most NFL "news" involves players describing the best shape of their lives. Thankfully, football and European soccer are just about back, but for a very long stretch… » 8/28/14 1:01pm Thursday 1:01pm

New NBA Rules Will Clear Out The Baselines

In a memo sent to teams and obtained by the Associated Press, the NBA has unveiled two new rules concerning space around the basket stanchion and along the baselines that are intended to make things safer for players. But the association claims the changes were in the works long before Paul George's leg snapped like… » 8/27/14 4:11pm Wednesday 4:11pm

Kobe Bryant Is A Robot Sage Hellbent On Winning Everything

Chris Ballard went long on Kobe Bryant for Sports Illustrated and it's an illuminating look into the extent of Kobe's mania for winning. He values winning so much more than everything else, even being liked by his own teammates, that when asked to describe him in three words Steve Nash chose "mother fucking asshole." » 8/23/14 4:03pm 8/23/14 4:03pm

Love-For-Wiggins Trade Official; T-Wolves Announces Haul In Ad

The Cavaliers and Timberwolves agreed in principle to this deal weeks ago, but it could not become official until today, when Andrew Wiggins became eligible to be traded. NBA rookies can't be traded for 30 days after they sign a contract. Now, officially, Minnesota sends Love to the Cavaliers in exchange for… » 8/23/14 11:13am 8/23/14 11:13am

Game Of Telephone Unfairly Paints Howard And Harden As Bad Teammates

So, what's to blame for a totally innocuous comment by Rockets big man Donatas Donatas Motiejunas getting blown up and passed down the grapevine as incriminating evidence that Dwight Howard and James Harden are aloof and alienate the rest of their teammates? Laziness, or malice, or just a really slow news day when » 8/08/14 5:16pm 8/08/14 5:16pm

Report: Cavaliers Finally Get Kevin Love, Ship Out Andrew Wiggins

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Cleveland and Minnesota have finally agreed on the exact trade that everyone has assumed will happen for weeks. Cleveland will send Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, and a protected first round pick to the Wolves in return for Kevin Love, who will agree to a long-term extension to stay… » 8/07/14 9:29am 8/07/14 9:29am