NBA All-Star winners and losers: LeBron James stays perfect as captain; Slam Dunk Contest judges fail again

The 2021 NBA All-Star experience was as close to typical as you could reasonably expect, but much like every other sporting event that has taken place in the last year, things just felt a little off. Instead of a high level of excitement, multiple players expressed apprehension about gathering in Atlanta. The skills competitions and All-Star Game occurred over the course of a few hours as opposed to a few days. There were incredible feats of skill and athleticism, but the main reactions came in the form […]

Read more

Steph Curry wins thrilling NBA All-Star 3-Point Contest on final shot; Domantas Sabonis wins Skills Challenge

Steph Curry won his second 3-Point Contest in thrilling fashion at the 70th NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta on Sunday night, whilst Domantas Sabonis eased to overall victory in the Skills Challenge. All-Star Sunday got underway with the Skills Challenge, as two Euro big men in the form of Nikola Vucevic and Domantas Sabonis contested the final. It was nail-bitingly close, with Sabonis coming out on top by sinking his three first after he had knocked out Julius Randle and […]

Read more

Blake Griffin agrees to join Brooklyn Nets for rest of season

Six-time All-Star forward Blake Griffin has agreed to a deal with the Brooklyn Nets for the remainder of this season, ESPN reported on Sunday night. The agreement comes two days after Griffin agreed to a buyout with the Detroit Pistons. A former star with the Los Angeles Clippers who turns 32 on March 16, Griffin averaged 12.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 31.3 minutes in 20 starts with Detroit this season. Blake Griffin agrees buyout with Pistons Joel Embiid, Ben […]

Read more

Giannis, perfect in Team LeBron win, nabs MVP

Thanks to a perfect 16-for-16 performance from the field — including banking in multiple jump shots — Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo won his first NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award, as Team LeBron cruised to a 170-150 victory over Team Durant on Sunday night in Atlanta. “You know usually it is closed [on Sundays],” Antetokounmpo said with a smile, when asked about the banked-in jumpers, “but for me, it was open extended hours.” In a game Team LeBron […]

Read more

Former All-Star Griffin agrees to deal with Nets

Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 Six-time All-Star forward Blake Griffin has agreed to a deal to join the Brooklyn Nets for the rest of the season, his agent Sam Goldfeder of Excel Sports told ESPN on Sunday night. The Nets are using one of their veteran minimum contract slots to sign Griffin, sources said. Griffin informed Nets general manager Sean Marks of his decision to join Brooklyn’s championship chase on Sunday evening, a reunion of sorts […]

Read more

NBA All-Star Game 2021 live score, updates, highlights from Team LeBron vs. Team Durant

Is everyone ready for NBA All-Star weekend? Well, let’s call it All-Star night. Instead of holding its typical All-Star events over multiple days, the league crammed everything into one evening. On Sunday, the best players from around the NBA will hit the floor at State Farm Arena in Atlanta with the skills competitions and All-Star Game all taking place over the course of a few hours. Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from the 2021 NBA All-Star Game as well […]

Read more

No. 5 Iowa victorious, will retire Garza’s No. 55

Covers college basketball Joined ESPN.com in 2011 Graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato After No. 5 Iowa’s 77-73 win over No. 25 Wisconsin on Sunday, the school announced it would retire Luka Garza’s No. 55. Garza, a Wooden Award contender who finished with 21 points and 16 rebounds against the Badgers, said he was emotional after Fran McCaffery told him the news after the game. “I honestly didn’t expect that at all,” Garza said after the game. “I didn’t realize […]

Read more

Garza, Cunningham among finalists for Wooden

The national ballot for the John R. Wooden Award — awarded to college basketball’s top player — was revealed Saturday, with 15 players including Iowa’s Luka Garza and Oklahoma State’s Cade Cunningham among those featured on the list. Garza, the runner-up for the Wooden Award last season to Obi Toppin, has delivered on his status as the Wooden front-runner throughout the 2020-21 campaign. The 6-foot-11 center enters the final weekend of the regular season averaging 23.9 points per game, best […]

Read more

What channel is Duke vs. UNC on today? Time, TV schedule for 2021 ACC basketball rivalry

The second half of the greatest rivalry in college basketball — and, arguably, the United States — is ready to tip off on Saturday. Duke (11-8, 9-6 ACC) will look to avenge its earlier loss to North Carolina (14-8, 8-5 ACC) earlier this season in a game that somehow takes on even greater importance as both teams attempt to shore up their March Madness credentials. As incredible as it sounds, a win could go a long way in helping secure […]

Read more

Bubble Watch 2021: Beware of bid thieves like Davidson

ESPN Insider college basketball contributor First began covering college hoops in 2004 Has written for Basketball Prospectus and the Wall Street Journal Atlantic 10 teams have been fixtures for weeks here at Bubble Watch. Now St. Bonaventure, VCU and Saint Louis are each vying to get out of “Work to do” and become a lock by winning the league’s automatic bid at the A-10 tournament. Among the 13 A-10 teams that don’t cut down the nets, there will be at […]

Read more
1 2 3 70