Brittney Griner’s wife, dozens of organizations urge President Biden to strike deal for release

Over 40 organizations — including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, National Urban League and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) — signed the letter. “President Biden and Vice President Harris, we urge you to make a deal to bring our teammate, wife, sister, hero, and … Read more

Becky Hammon’s Aces clinch spot in Commissioner’s Cup title game | News

Doug Feinberg AP Basketball Writer Las Vegas and Chicago will meet in the second annual Commissioner’s Cup championship game next month. This year the in-season competition title game will be played at the home of the team with the better record, which right now is Las Vegas. The Aces can clinch the home game with … Read more

Brittney Griner: Why so many WNBA stars play basketball overseas

Under the WNBA’s current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), the average cash compensation for players is almost $130,000. For the top stars, the WNBA says they can earn “in excess of $500,000,” which is three times what they could earn under the previous CBA. “Other top players will have an opportunity to earn between $200,000 and … Read more

Christian Clark: The Anthony Davis trade continues being bountiful for Pelicans | Pelicans

The first time he spoke publicly after being named lead basketball executive of the New Orleans Pelicans, David Griffin said, “You are either all the way in or all the way out. There is no in between.” This proclamation was made about Anthony Davis. Outwardly, Griffin maintained that the team’s relationship with the disgruntled star … Read more

Steph Curry’s 2022 NBA title puts him on basketball’s Mt. Rushmore

Like Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, it was comprised of soft strokes of the finest details and, in the end, was beautiful. Curry’s legacy as one of the sport’s greats has long been cemented, but he’s never been one to be caught standing still. Despite everything stacked against him in Game 4 of the NBA Finals … Read more

Jeff Duncan: Tyrann Matheiu picking up the defense and other observations from Saints minicamp | Jeff Duncan

June is always a dangerous time to make judgements on NFL teams. New rules negotiated by the league’s players association limit the amount of contact teams can have during offseason practices. So basically we’re watching guys run around in shorts and shirts on air. Not the most effective way to evaluate football players and their … Read more

Jeff Duncan: You won’t see a Saints player wear jersey Nos. 8 or 9 again. Here’s why. | Jeff Duncan

The official roster of the New Orleans Saints features 93 players, a man for almost every allowable number from 1 to 99. A quick scroll through the numerical lineup reveals a notable gap between Taysom Hill at No. 7 and Tre’Quan Smith at No. 10. They’re the only single-digit numerals, typically prized by players, not … Read more

NBA Finals: Led by MVP Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors win championship with Game 6 victory over Boston Celtics

The victory gives the trio of Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green their fourth title together — all under head coach Steve Kerr — adding to their championships from 2015, 2017 and 2018. They’ve won 21 NBA Finals games together, having recently passed Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili (19) for the most NBA … Read more

DEREK LAWRENSON: Saudi rebels can thank Boston Celtics for low-key hostility on US Open opening day

DEREK LAWRENSON: Saudi rebels can thank NBA finalists the Boston Celtics for low-key hostility they received on the opening day of the US Open… but there was certainly no ‘happy birthday’ rendition to Phil Mickelson Saudi rebels faced low-key hostility during the opening round of the US Open  Phil Mickelson was given a respectful reception … Read more