NBA great Bob Lanier, Hall of Fame center for Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks, dies at 73

NBA great Bob Lanier, Hall of Fame center for Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks, dies at 73

Bob Lanier, the left-handed big man who muscled up beside the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as one of the NBA’s top players of the 1970s, died Tuesday. He was 73. The NBA said in a statement that the legendary NBA center died Tuesday after a short illness. The Hall of Famer and eight-time NBA All-Star … Read more

Monty Williams named NBA Coach of the Year after leading Phoenix Suns to league’s best record

Monty Williams named NBA Coach of the Year after leading Phoenix Suns to league's best record

6:09 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams has won the Red Auerbach Trophy as NBA Coach of the Year, the league announced Monday. Williams won by a landslide, landing 81 first-place votes and finishing with 458 points overall in balloting by a panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters. Memphis Grizzlies coach Taylor … Read more

Bucks GM Jon Horst on Game 3: ‘That wasn’t a quality playoff basketball game, and I think officiating played a role’

Bucks GM Jon Horst on Game 3: 'That wasn't a quality playoff basketball game, and I think officiating played a role'

Following the Bucks’ 103-101 victory in Game 3, the Celtics were unhappy with the game’s officials. They believed Bucks guard Jrue Holiday fouled Celtics guard Marcus Smart on a 3-point attempt with 4.6 seconds remaining and that Smart deserved three free throws. Smart and head coach Ime Udoka passionately argued their position on the court, … Read more

Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic to be named NBA MVP for second consecutive season

Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic to be named NBA MVP for second consecutive season

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has been voted the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for a second consecutive season, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. A formal announcement is expected this week, sources told Wojnarowski. Jokic’s raw stats were even better this year than last year, as he averaged career highs of 27.1 points and 13.8 rebounds … Read more

Dallas Mavericks remove fan after incident with Phoenix Suns PG Chris Paul’s family

Dallas Mavericks remove fan after incident with Phoenix Suns PG Chris Paul's family

DALLAS — Several family members of Phoenix Suns point guard Chris Paul in attendance for Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday were harassed and physically contacted by a fan in the crowd, sources told ESPN. Paul addressed the disturbing Mother’s Day incident on social media following the Mavs’ … Read more

Sources — Sacramento Kings to hire Golden State Warriors assistant Mike Brown as head coach

Sources -- Sacramento Kings to hire Golden State Warriors assistant Mike Brown as head coach

The Sacramento Kings have agreed with Golden State Warriors assistant Mike Brown on a four-year contract to become the franchise’s next coach, sources told ESPN. The Kings finalized a deal with Brown on Sunday after meeting with him over two days late last week, sources said. Brown comes to the Kings with a clear organizational … Read more

Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant likely out Game 4, coach Taylor Jenkins says

Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant likely out Game 4, coach Taylor Jenkins says

SAN FRANCISCO — Memphis Grizzlies star point guard Ja Morant is likely to miss Game 4 on Monday with a knee injury, head coach Taylor Jenkins said on Sunday. “He’s got further evaluation going on,” Jenkins said on Sunday. “But from what I have been told, there is probably a really good chance he doesn’t … Read more

Suns @ Mavericks | #NBAPlayoffs presented by Google Pixel on ESPN Live Scoreboard – NBA

Suns @ Mavericks |  #NBAPlayoffs presented by Google Pixel on ESPN Live Scoreboard - NBA

Suns @ Mavericks | #NBAPlayoffs presented by Google Pixel on ESPN Live ScoreboardNBA #2 CELTICS at #3 BUCKS | FULL GAME HIGHLIGHTS | May 7, 2022NBA NBA Top 10 Plays Of The Night | May 7, 2022NBA Joel Embiid Talks Game 3 Return & Win vs Miami Heat | Postgame PressNBA Luka Makes A Play … Read more