Joel Embiid Says James Harden Isn’t the Same As When He Was With Rockets

Joel Embiid Says James Harden Isn’t the Same As When He Was With Rockets

Prior to James Harden joining the 76ers, Joel Embiid had aspirations of competing for an NBA championship with a superstar guard in town. When Harden joined the squad, it seemed as if the missing piece to the championship-caliber team had arrived. Harden’s offensive prowess had driven the Rockets close to championships multiple times, but had … Read more

Philadelphia 76ers’ Danny Green carried off after knee injury, out for remainder of Game 6

7:48 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN PHILADELPHIA — 76ers forward Danny Green is out for the rest of Game 6 of Philadelphia’s Eastern Conference semifinal against the Miami Heat with a left knee injury. There’s significant concern that the injury Green suffered is serious, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. He is set to undergo an MRI … Read more

Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn taking aim at NBA for scheduling preseason game in the UAE

Make it make sense.Drawing: Shutterstock Conservative politics and professional sports leagues have long been intertwined as bedfellows. However, that attitude has shifted since the Trump era. Now, more Republicans despise the NFL than ever, according to a LA Times/SurveyMonkey poll conducted early this year. Despite watching it on Sundays, their changing opinions stem from believing … Read more

Erik Spoelstra – Pat Riley on Mount Rushmore of executives

PHILADELPHIA — Pat Riley has already earned enshrinement in the Basketball Hall of Fame, but Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says his longtime boss belongs in even more exclusive company. “Pat is on the Mount Rushmore of executives,” Spoelstra said Thursday in advance of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Philadelphia 76ers. … Read more

Bucks heiress Mallory Edens swoons over Jrue Holiday heroics

The Bucks’ rally in their Game 5 win against the Celtics was a Jrue masterpiece. Mallory Edens, the daughter of Bucks co-owner Wes Edens, celebrated her team’s dramatic 110-107 victory over the Celtics on Wednesday night. Edens shared a video on her Instagram Story that featured Milwaukee point guard Jrue Holiday’s clean block against Boston’s … Read more

NBA unveils new trophies, awards honoring Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Bob Cousy, Oscar Robertson

It’s no coincidence that in the same year the NBA is celebrating its 75th anniversary, the league is unveiling an ensemble of trophies and awards that will feature new designs and will honor iconic players such as Larry Bird, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Bob Cousy and Oscar Robertson. During the conference finals, which could begin Sunday … Read more

NBA playoffs 2022 – Inside the Phoenix Suns’ chaotic, beautiful and galvanizing pregame routine

PHOENIX — Fifteen minutes remain before tipoff inside Phoenix’s Footprint Center, and Deandre Ayton is on all fours outside the locker room, barking like a dog. “I’m the big dog,” Ayton specifies. “Without the leash.” But before Ayton can complete his center-to-canine transformation, a chaotic yet beautifully orchestrated few minutes ensue inside the Suns’ tunnel. … Read more

Memphis Grizzlies ready to go the distance against Golden State Warriors after 39-point win propels them to Game 6

MEMPHIS — Moments after the Grizzlies pummeled the Golden State Warriors to keep their season alive, Ja Morant started a chant that gained some steam among his teammates. The injured Morant repeatedly sang, “Grizz in seven,” after Memphis routed Golden State 134-95 in Game 5 on Wednesday night to send the Western Conference semifinals back … Read more

The Grizzlies played postseason anthem during blowout … and Draymond Green and Stephen Curry loved it

The Golden State Warriors entered Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals up 3-1, with a chance to end the Memphis Grizzlies’ playoff run. Ahead of the potential series closer, Stephen Curry gave Kendra Andrews some insight on Golden State’s mentality, saying: “Whoop that trick! That is our game plan.” “Whoop That Trick” is a … Read more