Report: The Hawks Front Office Is Eating Itself

Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski has done some fantastic reporting that gives a much clearer look at just what the hell is going on with the Atlanta Hawks, a team that's seen owner Bruce Levenson ousted after sending a racist email, and minority owner Michael Gearon rat out GM Danny Ferry for getting racist on a conference… » 9/10/14 3:42pm 9/10/14 3:42pm

Yes, Bruce Levenson's Racist Email Was Racist

By now you're aware that Bruce Levenson, controlling owner of the Atlanta Hawks, is selling his stake in the team, at least in part because of fallout from an email he sent to other members of team management back in 2012, theorizing that the team struggles to fill its arena because "the black crowd scared away the… » 9/09/14 5:05pm 9/09/14 5:05pm

Hawks Minority Owner: GM Danny Ferry Got Racist On A Conference Call

When Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson announced Sunday that he would be putting the team up for sale, conspiracists, not entirely convinced by a story involving Levenson volunteering to the league office that he'd sent a racist email, wondered when another shoe would drop. Well, here it is. » 9/09/14 12:22am 9/09/14 12:22am

Hawks Scandal Was Sparked By "Racist" Remark About Luol Deng

The email that led Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson to announce his intention to sell his controlling stake in the team emerged from a months-long investigation by an outside firm, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. And that probe was ordered after a separate "offensive and racist" remark was included… » 9/08/14 9:22am 9/08/14 9:22am

Andre Iguodala Pokes Fun At Haka Dance; Steven Adams Is Not Amused

The New Zealand national team did a haka dance before playing Team USA in the FIBA World Cup Tuesday, and it was neat to watch, as haka dances are. (James Harden and Derrick Rose seemed puzzled as it happened, but whatever.) The Warriors' Andre Iguodala, who isn't playing in the tournament, cracked a joke about the… » 9/03/14 6:49pm 9/03/14 6:49pm

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 8/28/14 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 8/27/14 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 Wiggins,… » 8/23/14 11:13am 8/23/14 11:13am