Things couldn’t have gone better for the Detroit Pistons on NBA Draft night. Now they may not be so desperate to pursue their biggest free agency targets. The Pistons hit paydirt during Thursday’s NBA Draft when Jaden Ivey fell to them at No. 5 and then they successfully maneuvered to land Jalen Duren as well.
NEW YORK, June 27, 2022 (Newswire.com) – The nonprofit Riverside Hawks Program has announced that it will hold this year’s annual gala at the Mandarin Oriental on Columbus Circle in Manhattan, on Dec. 13. CBS-2 award-winning anchor/reporter Maurice DuBois will return to host the event. The 61-year-old, nationally recognized organization provides children 5-18 years-of-age, life
Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook. (Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports) Braves fans can’t stop loving Freddie Freeman by Alicia de Artola Skip Bayless didn’t back down from his criticism of Russell Westbrook, doubling down on Twitter after the Lakers star called him out. Skip Bayless is the ultimate sports troll. Rule No. 1 when dealing
Damian Lillard and other Trail Blazers seemed to shoot their shot with Kevin Durant amid trade rumors but KD’s brother was quick to pour some cold water. Another Brooklyn Nets shakeup seems almost inevitable at this point. After the team sent James Harden away in a trade for Ben Simmons ahead of the deadline this
Philadelphia 76ers Doc Rivers. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) Ole Miss wins College World Series in epic comeback: Fans, media react by John Buhler The Philadelphia 76ers are planning to entice free agents to join them this summer with the draw of playing for Doc Rivers. If the 76ers want to compete for titles, they need
Bennedict Mathurin was a Top 6 pick by the Indiana Pacers but the rookie is already taking some shots at LeBron James, which might not be the smartest move. Prior to the full evaluation process in the 2022 NBA Draft, there were some wondering just how high Arizona Wildcats product Bennedict Mathurin would be drafted.
The New York Knicks are reportedly prepared to make a lucrative offer to a particular free agent this offseason. The New York Knicks left many baffled on the night of the NBA Draft. They made multiple trades in the first-round, and ended up with zero players. Instead, they have future first-round selections and dumped the
Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets, Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers, Team USA. (Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images) Pacers rookie Bennedict Mathurin already eyeing LeBron James’ crown by Cody Williams Damian Lillard posted a photo of himself and Kevin Durant, who was wearing a Portland Trail Blazers uniform, on his Instagram Story. The NBA world
After the Supreme Court overturned the 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade, people across the sports world consider the effect on those who can become pregnant. On June 24, 2022, the United States Supreme Court overturned the 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade, a decision that federally protected the rights of Americans to have access
12:52 AM ET Dan HajduckyESPN Close Hajducky is a reporter/researcher for ESPN. He has an MFA in creative writing from Fairfield University and played on the men’s soccer teams at Fordham and Southern Connecticut State universities. The basketball card that rapper and NBA superfan Drake spent at least $200,000 trying to find — the 2020-21
It’s NBA Draft night which means the trades winds will be whirling and deals will be made that alter the future of franchises all over the league. Like a tree falling in the forest when no one is around to hear it, is it truly the NBA Draft without an onslaught of trades? Perhaps more
Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports Saints: Alvin Kamara bracing for major NFL suspension by Mark Powell The Orlando Magic shocked the world by taking Duke’s Paolo Banchero with the first-overall pick of the 2022 NBA Draft. The Orlando Magic had the worst record in the Eastern Conference this past season, and it helped them win the
Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry is launching a free golf tour for underrepresented players. The Golden State Warriors recently celebrated their fourth NBA Championship in eight years with a parade this week after defeating the Boston Celtics in six games in the NBA Finals. Stephen Curry won his first NBA Finals MVP award of
New York Knicks guard Kemba Walker. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports) Nets executive sends message to Kyrie Irving with recent Twitter activity by Scott Rogust The New York Knicks were active on NBA Draft night but they left pretty much everyone confused with their moves surrounding Jalen Duren and others. What the heck just happened? Knicks
8:00 AM ET Gay people have made strides in many sectors of American professional life. An openly gay man runs Apple, presides as the governor of Colorado, and an open lesbian runs a Fortune 500 company. But in the highest reaches of men’s basketball, gay people are almost invisible. In 2011, 58-year-old Phoenix Suns CEO
Russell Westbrook of the Los Angeles Lakers put FOX Sports personality Skip Bayless on blast for calling him “Westbrick” on Twitter. The Los Angeles Lakers initially did not have a selection in the 2022 NBA Draft, but that all changed after they made a trade with the Orlando Magic to secure the 35th-overall pick. With
Now that insiders have listed preferred destinations for Kyrie Irving if he seeks a trade from the Brooklyn Nets. Which are the best and worst fits? Kyrie Irving has about a week to opt in or out of his player option with the Nets for the 2022-23 season. In the meantime, pressure is riding on
11:00 PM ET ESPN News Services The Philadelphia 76ers are trading the No. 23 pick from Thursday night’s NBA draft and small forward Danny Green to the Memphis Grizzlies for shooting guard De’Anthony Melton, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Memphis will get the rights to guard David Roddy, sources said. Philadelphia selected him at No.
Russell Westbrook’s future with the Los Angeles Lakers is looming as free agency approaches. In the coming days, Russell Westbrook will have to decide whether to either opt in or opt out of the final year of his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. He has a player option for the 2022-23 NBA season worth over $47 million.
11:04 AM ET Five-star recruit Matas Buzelis — the No. 11 player in ESPN’s Top 100 for the Class of 2023 — has committed to the G League Ignite for the 2023-2024 season, sources told ESPN on Friday. Buzelis, a skilled 6-foot-10 forward, will bypass college basketball and sign into the NBA’s professional pathway program
Jaden Ivey is continuing his family legacy in Detroit, as he was selected with the fifth-overall pick by the Pistons in the NBA Draft. The NBA Draft saw 58 prospects achieve their dreams of playing professional basketball. For Purdue guard Jaden Ivey, he had the chance to achieve his dream and continue his family’s sports
Timberwolves star Patrick Beverley jumped on the Fake Klay Thompson story with an offer to play for Minnesota next season. If you haven’t heard of the Fake Klay saga, strap in because it’s wild. YouTuber Dawson Gurley shares a striking resemblance to Warriors star Klay Thompson. He put it to good use by sneaking walking
The New York Knicks made two trades in the NBA Draft night, and fans Stephen A. Smith and Spike Lee went through all of the emotions. It is the NBA Draft, which means that New York Knicks fans are bracing themselves for disappointment. But the Knicks decided that this year, they sent the fanbase through
4:38 PM ET Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — The secret about how Orlando was going to take Paolo Banchero with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft was incredibly well-kept. Among those who didn’t know: Banchero himself. Banchero said even he was kept out of the Magic decision loop until about 30 seconds before
Golden State Warriors center Kevon Looney. (Ezra Shaw/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports) The Golden State Warriors didn’t have a ton to do in the NBA Draft after winning the title. Now that it’s done, they do have work to do in the offseason. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green restored the Warriors dynasty this year
Zach LaVine takes a three-point shot in the second quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) The Chicago Bulls need to make these three moves after tonight’s NBA Draft to ensure success next season. As it usually is, the NBA Draft was a big deal, but the Chicago Bulls have work to
Mar 26, 2018; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford looks at a referee after a foul call in the second half against the New York Knicks at Spectrum Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports Bears: Matt Adams arrested for gun possession by Scott Rogust After Kenny Atkinson backed out of the
As NBA rumors swirl around Kyrie Irving and the Nets, could a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers actually materialize for the star guard? Kyrie Irving and the Nets may be heading for a break up, which means the Nets and at least one other team could be heading for a huge shake up. What
Shareef O’Neal, son of Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, has agreed to play in the Summer League for the Los Angeles Lakers. The 2022 NBA Draft arrived on June 23, and one of the names of interest that was not Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren or Jabari Smith Jr. was Shareef O’Neal, the son of Hall
As the effects of the overturning of Roe v. Wade ripple throughout the nation, notable professional athletes and teams speak out while many remain silent. There’s an intersection between social justice and sports not because people are changing, but because platforms are. In 1969, Olympic gold medalist Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists