For Anthony Davis and the Pelicans, the Solution Is to Stop Playing Games

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Some of the most memorable scenes from the N.B.A.’s 68th All-Star Game played out away from the ball, both on and adjacent to the bench of the squad captained by LeBron James. Two very deep 3-pointers from Damian Lillard sparked a comeback from 20 points down that had some of the game’s biggest names bounding farther onto […]

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Phone call, testy answer: LeBron-Kyrie Lakers team-up signs are there

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — If the Lakers fail to land LeBron James’ preferred choice of hybrid big man Anthony Davis via a summer trade, could the Lake Show make a play at free-agent-to-be Kyrie Irving if he’s leaving Boston? Irving, a West Orange, N.J., product, mostly has been linked to the Knicks if he bolts, but the recently rekindled LeBron James […]

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Knicks likely will be trying to land two of these six Special K’s

With cap space for two max contracts, the Knicks will try to land two of the six Special K’s on the free-agency market: Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, Klay Thompson and Khris Middleton. They’re all in Charlotte for All-Star Weekend, and likely to face those kinds of questions during Saturday’s media availability. Kevin Durant The Warriors superstar […]

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NBL, Basketball Victoria team up as SEABL becomes NBL1

Australia's leading winter basketball league has a new identity, with the old SEABL to become NBL1. The National Basketball League and Basketball Victoria have teamed up to run the new league, with most former SEABL sides joined by the Hobart Huskies and recent Big V clubs Eltham, Ringwood, Knox and Waverley. As announced late last year, Canberra Gunners men, Canberra […]

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Celtics still seething over ‘cheap’ Kyrie Irving Knicks leaks

The Anthony Davis drama is not quite done, yet. The Celtics, according to The Sporting News, are frustrated with Davis’ agent, Rich Paul, because they believe his agency, Klutch Sports, is responsible for spreading the rumors of Kyrie Irving being interested in the Knicks this offseason. Those talks, along with Kevin Durant’s alleged New York interest, began right after the […]

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Russell Westbrook, Paul George and … Jeff Ruland? The Triple-Double Through Time

It was a humble TV listing, informing readers that the Knicks would be playing the Washington Bullets on MSG that night. The short item noted that “The Knicks tried double-teaming Jeff Ruland in the second of those games, but the tactic didn’t work: He responded with a triple double-digit effort — 22 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.” It was […]

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Fairfax Accuser Told Friends She Was Raped by Corey Maggette

The woman who has accused Virginia’s lieutenant governor, Justin E. Fairfax, of raping her said that a former N.B.A. player, Corey Maggette, raped her at Duke University 20 years ago and that school officials did not pursue the claim, according to a childhood friend of the woman and Facebook messages the woman exchanged with another friend. Mr. Maggette, who attended […]

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