Adam Silver Proud of LeBron James, Kevin Durant’s Replies to Fox News Host

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver praised Kevin Durant and LeBron James for their responses to Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who said on her show that players like Durant and James should “keep the political commentary to yourself or, as someone once said, shut up and dribble,” rather than express their opinions publicly (h/t USA Today‘s Scott Gleeson). “I was proud

Adam Silver Talks 1-and-Done Rule, Playoff Seeding at NBA All-Star Weekend

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver appeared at his annual All-Star Weekend press conference Saturday and said the league is “conflicted” about changing the one-and-done rule. “We’re conflicted, to be honest. We’re outside of our cycle of collective bargaining right now, which is when we generally address an issue like that,” he said. “But [NBPA executive director] Michele Roberts and I have

Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant Discuss 1st Fight, Lakers Breakup on TNT

During a discussion on TNT, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant talked about their first fight as Los Angeles Lakers teammates and how their tenure together in L.A. came to an end. As seen in the following video, Bryant said the altercation took place during a pickup game that occurred during an NBA lockout: Bryant was likely referring to the 1998-99 lockout, which shortened

Genesis Open 2018: Bubba Watson Shoots 65 in Round 3 to Take over Lead

Bubba Watson surged to the top of the leaderboard at the Genesis Open in Pacific Palisades, California, on Saturday, shooting a six-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead over Patrick Cantlay. Watson, who came into the day chasing the co-leaders after Friday, Cantlay and Graeme McDowell, moved to 10 under for the tournament. He has a group of players chasing him, however, with Cantlay

Kevin Durant Says Joel Embiid Will Take Over NBA When He’s Done

In Kevin Durant‘s eyes, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is primed to dominate for years.  “He can hit the three. He can dribble. He developed his skills over time, and he wants it,” Durant told reporters following Saturday’s All-Star Game practice. “He’s a great player, he’s definitely a guy you respect and is going to take over this league once

Mikal Bridges Scores 25, Leads Villanova to 95-79 Win over No. 4 Xavier

All the No. 3 Villanova Wildcats (24-3, 11-3) needed to snap out of their miniature slump was a date with the fourth-ranked Xavier Musketeers (24-4, 12-3).  In the season’s most significant Big East showdown, the Wildcats reasserted themselves as the class of the conference Saturday and downed the Musketeers 95-79 on the road at a charged-up Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

NBPA, NBA Referees Meet to Approve Measures Improving Communication

The National Basketball Players Association and National Basketball Referees Association held a meeting Saturday to improve communication and overall relations between the sides. Per Marc J. Spears of ESPN.com’s The Undefeated, the NBPA and NBRA released the following joint statement regarding the meeting: The players association and referees discussed a number of topics, including Respect for the Game rules and

George Groves Beats Chris Eubank Jr. via Unanimous Decision

George Groves added another belt to his repertoire and booked a spot in the World Boxing Super Series final on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, defeating Chris Eubank Jr. via unanimous decision in a bloody, entertaining brawl. Sky Sports Boxing provided the cards from the WBSS semifinal: Groves (28-3, 20 KOs) won on his intelligence, strong

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