Basketball

  • LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan won’t be decided by you

    Only the next generation can properly judge.

    Once LeBron James beat the 73-win Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals (with help from the rest of the Cleveland Cavaliers, of course), the murmurs became audible. What had only ever been projection or a hot take kept to a whisper for fear of backlash began to be openly discussed by reasonable people.

  • LeBron James will not waive his no-trade clause this season, per report

    The King is going to see this season through, no matter what happens in Cleveland.

    LeBron James is determined to see the remainder of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers through, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes. He will not waive his no-trade clause to pursue opportunities with other teams this year.

  • LeBron James, Dwyane Wade work out together in Los Angeles

    LeBron James and Dwyane Wade appear to believe that working out is a bit more enjoyable when you're with a friend.

    With a little over a month until the NBA season begins, the former Miami Heat teammates linked up in Los Angeles to put in some work.

  • LeBron James, Nike cancel on Philippines as first leg of Asian tour

    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The first leg of LeBron James' annual Asian tour for Nike was canceled Wednesday, as the athletic shoe and apparel giant cited "logistical challenges" in Manila, Philippines.

  • LeBron James: The Great Equalizer in Cavs-Warriors III

    By Noli Cruz, Sports Editor

    Two days remain before the start of the “three-match” between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors.

    Basketball experts and analysts have already made their picks, mostly taking the Warriors over the Cavaliers for obvious reasons.

  • LeBron James' L.A. home vandalized, spray painted with racial slur

    Officers are investigating a racial slur spray painted onto the front gate of James’ Brentwood home early Wednesday morning.

    LeBron James’ home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles was vandalized with a racial slur on Wednesday morning, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to SB Nation.

  • LeBron says 'ghost' of Jordan is biggest motivation

    CLEVELAND (AP)— LeBron James has often avoided talking about trying to match Michael Jordan's accomplishments. Now he's chasing "the ghost" of arguably the greatest player in NBA history.

  • Leonard reinjures left ankle, out for remainder of Game 1

    Warriors complete tremendous second-half comeback to beat Spurs 113-111 in Game 1

    Leonard came down on Pachulia's foot after the big man attempted to contest a jumper by the Spurs forward . This is the point of view that many of the players are taking, including Leonard, who doesn't believe it was dirty.

  • Letran eyes bounce-back win versus EAC Generals

    HAD themselves buried by a dagger winning three-pointer in their National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 93 debut last week, the Letran Knights are out to bounce back when they return to the floor today against the Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) Generals.

    Set for 12 noon at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan City, Letran versus EAC opens things for seniors play in the scheduled triple-header that will also see the defending champions San Beda Red Lions take on the College of St. Benilde Blazers at 2 p.m. and the Arellano Chiefs face off with the Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers at 4 p.m.

  • Letran, Arellano out to get back lost ground

    By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

    GOT tripped in their previous assignments, the Letran Knights and Arellano Chiefs look to get back some lost ground and give their struggling campaign in Season 93 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) a jolt when they collide against one another in league action today at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan City.

  • Lewis roasts Browne about domestic violence allegations, Ronda Rousey, after KO win

    Derrick Lewis had an interesting post-fight interview after he knocked out Travis Browne at the main event of UFC Halifax.

    Derrick Lewis had an impressive come from behind victory at the headliner of UFC Halifax, knocking out Travis Browne in the second round. He picked up his 6th straight win, then took the mic for a pretty interesting post-fight interview with Brian Stann.

    When asked about the kicks to the body that he struggled with in the opening round, Lewis claimed he wasn’t truly hurt at all.

  • Lillard Time Sinks Lakers, 113-110

    Damian Lillard nails a game winner with 0.7 seconds left to beat the Los Angeles Lakers. Check out the highlights.

    After playing one quarter of solid basketball, the Blazers produce three quarters of head-scratching play, but it led to a memorable finish. Damian Lillard hit the game-winner in the closing seconds to beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 113-110

    The Blazers were led by Damian Lillard with 32 points, Jusuf Nurkic with 28 points and CJ McCollum with 22 points.

  • Lillard, Crabbe Shoot Blazers Past Grizzlies

    Memphis brought an unstoppable inside game but they couldn’t keep up with Portland’s long-range parade.

    The long history of tough, close, crazy games between the Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies continued full force tonight as the two teams faced off in Portland’s Moda Center. A narrow 112-109 Blazers victory took care of the “close” part. A series of deep-dug defensive stands to finish the game covered the “tough” designation.

  • Lin not looking to recreate ‘Linsanity’ in Brooklyn

    The early months of 2012 were a banner time in the life of then-New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin. His meteoric rise from little-used backup to sudden superstar and catalyst to success in New York birthed a worldwise craze often dubbed “Linsanity”. Lin is many years removed from that time, but his decision to sign with the Brooklyn Nets this offseason had some hoping perhaps “Linsanity” would be born anew. That’s the furthest thing from Lin’s mind, though, reports NetsDaily.com:

  • Lonzo Ball bounces back with triple double in second Summer League game

    LaVar Ball said his son would be back and better, and he was right.

    After posting a dud in his Summer League debut, scoring only five points on 2-of-15 shooting, Lonzo Ball reminded the world why the Lakers selected him with the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft.

  • Lonzo Ball named Las Vegas Summer League MVP

    The NBA also named its Vegas Summer League 1st and 2nd teams, and the names shouldn’t surprise you.

    Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball was named Las Vegas Summer League Most Valuable Player Monday night ahead of his team’s championship game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Ball will not dress for Monday night’s game after exiting his matchup against Dennis Smith Jr. and the Dallas Mavericks with right calf tightness.

  • Lonzo Ball showed he's more than a passer against the 76ers

    Lonzo Ball fans should be excited after he stuffed the stat sheet against the 76ers.

    Lonzo Ball had himself a game Wednesday against the 76ers. He stuffed the stat sheet with 36 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds, five steals, and two blocks, becoming the first player in Summer League history to put up at least 30 points and 10 assists.

  • Lonzo Ball will work out for the Lakers again, according to report

    Los Angeles wasn’t thrilled with Ball’s conditioning the first go-round. But a follow-up could be a sign of things to come.

    ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne is one of the world’s foremost authorities on all things NBA basketball. So anything she says is worth its weight in truth, especially when it comes to the Los Angeles Lakers.

    Lonzo Ball has been linked to the Los Angeles Lakers since he emerged onto the college basketball scene during his freshman season with the UCLA Bruins.

  • Lonzo Ball's Summer League performances by the shoes he's worn

    Is it the shoes?

    In his first game as an NBA player, Lonzo Ball played against the LA Clippers. It was his first game since his UCLA Bruins lost to Kentucky in the Sweet Sixteen in March. With almost four months between games, one would assume that there’d be a little rust, if not nerves for his first pro game.

  • Luc Mbah a Moute agrees to sign 1-year deal with Rockets

    The tough perimeter defender rejoins Chris Paul in Houston.

    The Houston Rockets have agreed to a deal with free agent wing Luc Mbah a Moute, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes. It is a one-year deal at the veteran’s minimum of $2.1 million, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks.