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The NBA power brokers descending on New York this week for the league's board of governors meeting have reacted to the league's beefed-up anti-tampering proposal with a mix of skepticism about its potential deterrent effect and concerns of privacy.In conversations with numerous league officials, team owners, general managers and agents, some uncertainty was expressed …
Doc Rivers has revealed eye-opening, undisclosed details of the Los Angeles Clippers' free-agent meeting at his house with Kawhi Leonard and how the team approached it.Rivers, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, says the Clippers -- knowing "that Oklahoma City wanted to break their team up" -- provided Leonard with a list …
USA Basketball has kept its No. 1 spot in the FIBA world men's rankings, even after a disappointing seventh-place showing in the World Cup that ended earlier this week.It's now nine years and counting in the top spot for the U.S., which has held the No. 1 ranking since winning the 2010 world championship. …
NEW YORK -- The Brooklyn Nets have a new owner and a new CEO.Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai completed his purchase of the team and Barclays Center on Wednesday, then announced that he had hired former Turner Sports president David Levy to oversee both.Tsai's purchase of the Nets was unanimously approved Wednesday by the NBA's …
Washington Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas is expected to miss six to eight weeks after undergoing thumb surgery Wednesday, meaning he could miss the start of the regular season.The Wizards announced that the operation was to repair a ruptured radial collateral ligament in Thomas' left thumb. The two-time All-Star suffered the injury Monday during routine …
Which players defined the past 10 NBA seasons?We asked this question to a panel of ESPN's NBA experts: Who was the player of the decade? Voters ranked their top three picks in order -- considering the 2009-10 season through 2018-19 -- and here are the results.LeBron James was an overwhelming pick at No. 1, …
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is committed to playing for Team USA in next summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo."That is the plan, for sure," Curry said in an interview with ESPN's Rachel Nichols. "You know, obviously knock on wood, you don't want any injuries or things like that to interfere."This would mark Curry's …