Basketball

San Antonio Spurs exercising patience

HOUSTON -- NBA dynasties don't easily digest defeats by margins of 39, 31 and 34 points.So when the embarrassing San Antonio Spurs losses stacked early in December the way the sweaty jerseys piled on the floor of the...

Al Horford of Boston Celtics likely to return vs. Charlotte Hornets

4:55 PM ETTim BontempsESPN Boston Celtics center Al Horford, who has missed seven games with patellofemoral pain syndrome in his left knee, is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Charlotte Hornets.On Friday, Celtics coach Brad Stevens...

LeBron James of Los Angeles Lakers defends his Anthony Davis comments

LOS ANGELES -- LeBron James defended his comments about wanting to play with New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis, rattling off the names of several other stars he would love to team with and rejecting the notion that...

DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Durant of Golden State Warriors go one-on-one

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins took another step in his recovery from a torn Achilles tendon on Friday by dunking on teammate Kevin Durant in a playful one-on-one battle at the end of practice.The...

The Celtics’ Jayson Tatum goes Christmas shopping

This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Dec.14 Dominant 20 Issue. Subscribe today!Jayson Tatum is on the clock. The game: one hour of Christmas shopping at Natick Mall, 21 miles outside Boston, with an assist from his trusty...

Duke’s Zion Williamson thinking of playing ’41 games at the Garden’ after MSG debut

NEW YORK -- Zion Williamson's first game at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night left the star Duke freshman thinking about playing in a few more."Forty-one games at the Garden, I mean, it would probably be incredible," said...

Rick Pitino near deal to coach EuroLeague power Panathinaikos of Greece

2:15 PM ETAdrian WojnarowskiESPN Basketball Hall of Famer Rick Pitino has agreed to a deal to coach EuroLeague power Panathinaikos of Greece for the rest of the season, his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told ESPN on Thursday.He's expected to...

Stephen Curry says Golden State Warriors need edge back

SALT LAKE CITY -- Golden State Warriors superstar guard Stephen Curry believes his team is close to discovering its collective rhythm but admits the group needs to find its "edge" again in order to start rattling off wins...

Police officer who mocked Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown’s arrest loses appeal to get...

MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee police officer fired over social media posts he made mocking the stun-gun arrest of an NBA basketball player lost his appeal to get his job back.The Fire and Police Commission upheld the firing of...

Jarrett Allen blocks LeBron James’s dunk attempt

NEW YORK -- When Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen decided to contest a dunk attempt by LeBron James on Tuesday night, he knew he would end up on social media."If you go up and you block it, you're...

MOST COMMENTED

Milwaukee Bucks’ John Henson has tear of left wrist ligament

12:55 PM ETMalika AndrewsESPN MILWAUKEE -- Bucks center John Henson tore his left wrist ligament, the team announced Friday morning. The injury will...

HOT NEWS