Why the Warriors dominated Celtics in the Finals

Andrew Wiggins helped keep Jayson Tatum at bay.Image: Getty Images Sometimes it just feels good to be right. After proclaiming before the NBA Finals started that the Boston Celtics had zero chance against the Golden State Warriors, the Dubs beat the Celtics by double-digits in Game 6 to end the series 4-2. Many across the … Read more

How can anyone root against Steph Curry? I’ll tell you how

Is this your king?Image: Getty Images I tend to cringe when NBA pundits incredulously ask, “How could anyone root against Steph Curry?!” I’m not a LeBron true believer, here to disparage the greatest shooter in the history of the game. He’s incredible. The hand-eye coordination is something out of Star Wars. When little Anakin Skywalker … Read more

Nets’ Kyrie Irving is way better at basketball than at Twitter

Kevin Durant (l.) and Kyrie IrvingPhoto: Getty Images Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant were supposed to be a generational duo on the hardwood. Three years later, Durant has been about what we expected, but Irving hasn’t held up his end of the bargain. Even on social media, Durant is running circles around Kyrie. Durant and … Read more

2023 NBA Finals odds, futures: Kyrie Irving Lakers rumors

Commercial Content 21+ Rumors, chatter, uncertainty; let the speculation begin! Even before we crown a champion between the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors, we can look at the 2023 NBA Finals odds and speculate on who could end up here this time next year. So, let’s look at some potential offseason storylines, and see … Read more

All signs pointing to Kyrie Irving returning to Nets

Despite a report that the Nets are “outright unwilling” to re-sign Kyrie Irving long term — and speculation about him being traded — all indications strongly point toward a reunion between Brooklyn and its All-Star point guard.  Irving has until June 29 to decide whether he will opt out of the final $36.5 million year … Read more

The Suns’ Landry Shamet hath brought a plague upon every house he’s entered

The Suns’ Landry Shamet handles the ball during the second half of Game Five of the Western Conference Second Round NBA Playoffs at Footprint Center on May 10, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona.Image: Getty Images Athletes and fans are a very superstitious lot, and if rituals and patterns are to be taken seriously, Suns’ guard Landry … Read more

Nike unlikely to extend signature shoe deal with Kyrie Irving past 2022-23 season, sources say

May 13, 2022 Adrian Wojnarowski Close Senior NBA Insider Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 Ramona Shelburne Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior writer for ESPN.com Spent seven years at the Los Angeles Daily News Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving has long had one of Nike’s most popular and profitable signature basketball shoes, … Read more

Nets’ Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant’s ex-teams are thriving without them

Kyrie Irving bolted Boston for Brooklyn, and Kevin Durant left Golden State to join him. Now, the Warriors are back in yet another NBA Finals, while the Celtics enter Sunday’s Game 7 in Miami with a chance to join them. Meanwhile, Irving, Durant and the Nets have been on vacation for over a month, swept … Read more

One-third of the All-NBA teams are international stars

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nikola Jokić are two of the biggest stars in the NBA.Image: Getty Images Thirty years after the Dream Team introduced the NBA to the world at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, the league has transformed into something that the late David Stern would be proud of. Basketball has truly become an … Read more

Getting rid of Kyrie Irving isn’t going to be easy

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.Image: Getty Images Logically, it makes zero sense to give Kyrie Irving a long-term contract. Regardless of your stance on vaccines — because somehow public health is a political issue as well — his decision to not receive a vaxx for COVID was selfish. It was a choice … Read more