LeBron James to commissioner – I want team in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — After wowing the crowd at T-Mobile Arena, scoring 23 points in 17 minutes in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 119-115 preseason loss to the Phoenix Suns, LeBron James saved his biggest play for the postgame news conference Wednesday night. When asked a question about the NBA hosting the exhibition game in Las Vegas, … Read more

Phoenix Suns likely to fetch record sale price for an NBA team, bankers say

As Robert Sarver prepares to sell the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, investment bank officials who have managed the sales of professional sports franchises told ESPN that they expect the transaction’s final price to set a record. “It’ll be the highest price ever paid for an NBA team,” one investment bank official … Read more

Rich Eisen Reacts to Steelers Naming Kenny Pickett Their Starting QB over Mitchell Trubisky – The Rich Eisen Show

Rich Eisen Reacts to Steelers Naming Kenny Pickett Their Starting QB over Mitchell TrubiskyThe Rich Eisen Show “OH MY GOD!!” – Rich Eisen on the Chiefs Dropping 41 on the Bucs’ #1-Ranked Scoring DefenseThe Rich Eisen Show “What’s the Rush??” – Rich Eisen on Whether the Cowboys Should Start Dak Prescott Week 5 vs. the … Read more

Memphis Grizzlies, Steven Adams agree to two-year, $25.2 million extension

Memphis Grizzlies center Steven Adams has agreed to a two-year, $25.2 million contract extension, tying him to the franchise through the 2024-2025 season, his agent, Darren Matsubara of Wasserman, told ESPN on Saturday. Adams, 29, was entering the final year of his deal, and is now under contract for three years and $43.1 million for … Read more

Celtics’ Ime Udoka used crude language with female staffer

The law firm conducting Ime Udoka’s investigation found the Celtics head coach used crude language while speaking to the female subordinate he later started an improper workplace relationship with, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Celtics announced on Sept. 22 that Udoka was suspended for the season after news broke of him having a consensual … Read more

Investigation found Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka used crude language in dialogue with female subordinate prior to start of improper relationship

The independent law firm probe into Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka found that he used crude language in his dialogue with a female subordinate prior to the start of an improper workplace relationship with the woman, an element that significantly factored into the severity of his one-year suspension, sources told ESPN. Those investigative findings — … Read more

Warriors in Japan: James Wiseman shines and more preseason opener observations

SAITAMA, Japan — The Warriors only had three training camp practices before a 10-hour flight across the Pacific Ocean. Their preseason opener tipped off while their adjusting body clocks still told them it was 3 am This is a lucrative trip to Japan, with tourist benefits, but doesn’t cultivate the ideal developmental environment in the … Read more

GameStop Pre-Orders Are A Major Mess Right Now, Staff Say

photo: SOPA Images (Getty Images) “Is there anything you want to pre-order?” almost nobody walks in and out of a GameStop without hearing those words. Employees are measured against how many pre-orders they can rack up while GameStop rakes in the cash months ahead of a game’s current release. But lately, the strategy has been … Read more

Houston Rockets acquire Derrick Favors in eight-player trade with Oklahoma City Thunder

The Houston Rockets are acquiring center Derrick Favors and a 2025 second-round draft pick in an eight-player trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder, sources told ESPN on Thursday night. The Thunder will acquire two draft exceptions and save $1 million in salary in a deal that sends Favors, guards Ty Jerome and Theo Maledon and … Read more

Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis says undisclosed wrist injury hurt long-range shooting last season

THE SECOND, Calif. — On the Los Angeles Lakers’ road to the title in 2020, Anthony Davis showed the full versatility of his game, shooting close to 40% from 3 in the playoffs in the NBA bubble. Last season, Davis’ outside shot fell off a cliff, with his 3-point percentage plummeting to 18.6%, contributing to … Read more