Matt Barnes Terrorizes Ex, Amusing Sportswriters

This past Saturday, Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes reportedly drove nearly a hundred miles from Santa Barbara to the Los Angeles home of his estranged wife Gloria Govan—whom he was arrested on suspicion of abusing in 2010—to harass and physically attack New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher for being there.… »10/08/15 12:15amToday 12:15am

Thabo Sefolosha Testifies He Was Giving Money To Beggar When Arrested

Thabo Sefolosha testified today that he was trying to give money to a beggar and then leave in a car service when he was arrested outside of a New York City nightclub in April. That is when, according to Sefolosha, a police officer who had been unnecessarily belligerent and confrontational to him shortly before, and… »10/07/15 9:58pmYesterday 9:58pm

Javaris Crittenton Pointing A Loaded Gun At Gilbert Arenas Is Still The Most Insane Thing To Ever Happen In The NBA

The Washington Post has an excerpt of Caron Butler’s new book, Tuff Juice: My Journey from the Streets to the NBA—Editorial Reviews on Amazon provided by Dwyane Wade, Pat Riley, and Mark Wahlberg—that delivers his account of the one time Gilbert Arenas nearly got himself shot in the Wizards locker room over a $1,100… »10/07/15 4:59pmYesterday 4:59pm

Roy Hibbert And Trevor Booker Had A "Fight"

Roy Hibbert is a giant doofus whose sole marketable skill is his ability to raise his arms above his head without falling over. Inconceivably, this once made him the greatest threat to LeBron James’s championship aspirations, but nowadays he is a great big sad hat stand with six fouls to give, and so of course he is… »10/07/15 11:12amYesterday 11:12am

The Atlanta Hawks Ownership Group Was Always Destined To Blow Up

Brian Windhorst and Kevin Arnovitz dropped a big behind-the-scenes piece on the racism mess that led to the Atlanta Hawks being sold to Antony Ressler for $850 million. There are a number of funny anecdotes and interesting stories in the report, but the basic takeaway is that the Atlanta Hawks ownership group was… »10/06/15 10:55pmTuesday 10:55pm

It Doesn't Sound Like Flip Saunders's Fight Against Cancer Is Going Well

In August the Timberwolves announced that head coach/president of basketball operations Flip Saunders had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but planned to continue coaching. After he suffered a setback that plan became unworkable, and three weeks ago Saunders took a leave of absence from the team. »10/01/15 9:05pm10/01/15 9:05pm

Derrick Rose Claims Rape Accuser Consented to Group Sex

Perpetually injured NBA star Derrick Rose is being sued for sexual battery by an ex-lover who alleges Rose and his friends drugged and gang-raped her in 2013. Rose’s attorneys responded cavalierly when the suit was filed in August, accusing Jane Doe of trying to “shake down” a wealthy ballplayer. He filed his official… »9/30/15 12:37pm9/30/15 12:37pm

Gregg Popovich Hilariously Fucks With An NBA TV Reporter

NBA training camps are starting up this week, which means it’s time for lots of relatively useless soundbites about what great shape everyone is in and how good everyone’s jump shot looks. This is a natural environment for the notoriously salty Gregg Popovich to be as cranky as possible in, and that’s exactly what it… »9/28/15 2:31pm9/28/15 2:31pm

"I'm A Grown-Up Now": The Teen Who Accused Kevin Johnson Of Sexual Abuse Speaks Out

There is a photograph of a pile of pink and white paper hearts atop Mandi Koba’s Facebook page. She cut the hearts out of hard copies of a 1996 police report from Phoenix, Ariz. The cops, according to the vintage report used in the arts and crafts project, were investigating “a celebrity involved in a reported child… »9/25/15 9:18am9/25/15 9:18am

Goodbye Jason Richardson, Thanks For Making Me Fall In Love With The Warriors

The turn of the century was a bleak time to be a Warriors fan. Really, besides a few good Run TMC seasons in the early 1990s, any of the 30 years between 1977 and 2006 was a bleak time to be a Warriors fan. But in the opinion of this fan—who can first remember listening on the radio as the Warriors got mollywhopped by… »9/24/15 2:42am9/24/15 2:42am

Why Is Adrian Wojnarowski Peddling A Falsehood About The 2013 Draft?

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Anthony Bennett are talking about a contract buyout, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski. Considering how poorly Bennett has played in his first two seasons in the league, and that he’s sixth—at best—on Minnesota’s front court depth chart, the report isn’t particularly… »9/21/15 9:50pm9/21/15 9:50pm