ATLANTA — It wasn’t that long ago — 15 days, to be exact — that Tom Brady sat behind a podium at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena on the NFL’s Super Bowl Opening Night and smoothly handled all the love, adulation and attempted humor that came his way. Tuesday night inRead More →

LeBron James is relaxed about the Los Angeles Lakers’ playoff chances following Tuesday’s defeat against the Atlanta Hawks. The Lakers crashed to back-to-back NBA losses after going down 117-113 to the lowly Hawks, despite James’ triple-double. James – who was taunted by Hawks fans as they chanted “Kobe’s better” –Read More →

Anthony Davis does not want to play for the New Orleans Pelicans anymore, and he made that crystal clear on Tuesday. In an embarrassingly low-effort performance against the Orlando Magic, Davis scored just 3 points on 1-of-9 shooting, his lowest scoring output ever in a game he played at leastRead More →

On the surface, it makes no sense for any team to publicly limit its draft options. For teams with a young potential franchise quarterback in place, it makes plenty of sense to throw water on speculation that the young potential franchise quarterback could be supplanted by another young potential franchiseRead More →

Sometimes, when a struggling defenseman gets injured, there can be a sort of dark silver lining: it may force a coach to play someone better. Considering how tough it is to find good defensemen, though, there’s the scarier – and probably more likely – reality that they’d be replaced byRead More →

DeMarcus Cousins to sit out Warriors-Trail Blazers matchup due to rest originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com OAKLAND — DeMarcus Cousins has earned his first paid day off as an active member of the Warriors. After 11 consecutive games, including Tuesday night against the Utah Jazz, the 6-foot-11 center will not be inRead More →

How much of a hall pass does Paul Menard have to pay back Jimmie Johnson for the Clash wreck? Can he knock him aside on the next short track without compunction, or does it only extend to cutting Johnson no breaks in the near future? Nate Ryan: It would seem heavy-handedRead More →

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Which is harder to accomplish, James Harden‘s streak of 30 straight 30-point games or Russell Westbrook‘s 10 straight triple-doubles? Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan, flashing a big grin: “Which is harder from the player’s standpoint? Six championships by all means.” Michael Jordan’s response to what is tougher toRead More →

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James is the NBA’s highest-paid player for the fifth consecutive year with $88.7 million in earnings — including $53 million off the court, according to a Forbes list published Tuesday. Golden State Warriors teammates Stephen Curry ($79.5 million) and Kevin Durant ($65 million) ranked secondRead More →

With Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Hornets hosting this weekend’s All-Star game, the NBA icon is fielding questions about some of its participants. With Russell Westbrook having logged his 10th straight triple-double and James Harden extending his streak of 30-point games to 30, Jordan was asked which accomplishment he found more impressive.Read More →

Pau Gasol spent much of this season injured. Once he got healthy, he has been stuck behind LaMarcus Aldridge and Jakob Poeltl in the Spurs’ rotation. Gasol even apparently requested a trade, according to ESPN Deportes. San Antonio didn’t move him before last week’s trade deadline, though. Gasol, via MichaelRead More →

Tracy McGrady has interesting theory on how Brad Stevens can fix Celtics originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The Boston Celtics are in disarray entering Tuesday night’s showdown with the rival 76ers in Philadelphia. Veteran forward Marcus Morris called out his teammates after Saturday night’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers —Read More →

Warriors‘ Steph Curry reveals how he wants to shape future of the NBA originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com Programming note: Watch the pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders tonight at 6 p.m. PT, streaming live on the MyTeams app. Steph Curry is the poster child for the 3-point revolution that has transformed the NBA. People will alwaysRead More →