CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving, playing his former team in his first regular-season game with the Boston Celtics, heard hearty boos in pregame introductions and each time he touched the ball early in Tuesday’s opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Irving was the first player announced during introductions, and boos overwhelmed any cheers.
GREENBURGH, N.Y. — As the New York Knicks prepare to open their season against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kristaps Porzingis says he’s happy to see ex-teammate Carmelo Anthony take on a “new challenge.” “For myself, I wanted him to stay [in New York], and to play with him and learn from him and so on,”
LeBron James is known not only for his elite basketball prowess, but also for his business savvy. LeBron’s net worth is impressive; it’s fitting that his nickname is King James. But even kings have their moments of frugality. In a recent interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, James’s longtime friend — and teammate, for the second
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum will have surgery to repair a separated left shoulder. The surgery is scheduled for Oct. 24 in Los Angeles, and there is no announced timeline for his return. Exum was injured in a preseason game against the Phoenix Suns on Oct. 6 when he landed awkwardly
WALTHAM, Mass. — While Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving has gone out of his way to downplay his impending return to Cleveland on opening night to face his former team, he’s eager to gush about his new home and how Boston has thus far exceeded his expectations. Irving, who was traded to Boston this
OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry and the Curry Family Foundation partnered with Under Armour and Chase to refurbish the outdoor and indoor basketball courts at Bushrod Community Center in Oakland. The newly remodeled gymnasium was decked out in fresh black and gold paint. Even the rims were gold. At center court
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — When the NBA released its schedule for the 2017-18 season on Aug. 14, the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ season opener against the Boston Celtics was already intriguing as an Eastern Conference finals rematch. Eight days later, when Cleveland swapped Kyrie Irving to Boston for Jae Crowder, Isaiah Thomas, Ante Zizic and a first-round draft
3:01 Matthew Berry gives his love-hate analysis for some high profile backcourt players this season. Even on the doorstep of the new season, working the waiver wire is pivotal to succeeding in fantasy basketball. With so many games, injuries and endless shifts in rotations throughout the season, we’ll need to source stats from free agency
10:14 PM ET Adrian Wojnarowski Dave McMenamin Close ESPN Staff Writer Cavs and NBA writer for ESPN.com Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14 and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09 Syracuse University graduate The Milwaukee Bucks have emerged as serious suitors in the pursuit of forward Richard Jefferson, league sources told ESPN.com.
Kevin Durant might just be Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s biggest fan, at least among NBA players. Going back to June, when Antetokounmpo won most improved player at the 2017 NBA awards ceremony, KD took to his YouTube channel to congratulate the young player, saying “it’s guaranteed” that the Bucks’ star will be the NBA MVP someday. More