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Bradley Beal, John Wall confident of Wizards' status among top in East
The Washington Wizards will have their chance Friday to back Bradley Beal's contention that Washington is at the top of the class in the East -- at least for a night. Beal, speaking in an interview with ESPN's The Jump alongside backcourt teammate and superstar point guard John Wall, said he
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade talk hostile crowds when playing former team
LeBron James says that Kyrie Irving will be "fine" when he is received as a visiting player in Cleveland for the first time Tuesday when the Cavaliers host the Boston Celtics and does not draw any parallel to when he returned to Cleveland for the first time as a member of the Miami Heat .
T-Mac was the original YouTube basketball superstar
Tracy McGrady is being inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this weekend. McGrady is also a member of ESPN's NBA coverage team. As T-Mac enters the Hall, his ESPN colleagues had some things to say about him as he receives this honor. Tracy McGrady is responsible for one of
The games that made Tracy McGrady a Hall of Famer
From the moment Tracy McGrady first appeared on The Jump, ESPN's Rachel Nichols has always introduced the seven-time All-Star as "Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady." That title becomes reality on Friday, when McGrady is enshrined in Springfield, Massachusetts, alongside the the legends of basketball.
Durant, Warriors among reasons for LeBron's frustrations
Why is LeBron James in such a bad mood? His frustrations -- at least some of them -- about his team, about Phil Jackson and even years-old bad blood with Charles Barkley have come pouring out. This is out of character for him to speak so aggressively on the record. Why? "Unintended consequences."
Clippers' Doc Rivers on son Austin: 'I would trade anyone'
Los Angeles Clippers ?president and coach Doc Rivers says he is willing to trade whomever it takes to improve his team's position to win. And that includes his son, backup point guard? Austin Rivers . "That's my job," Doc Rivers said Friday in an interview with ESPN's Rachel Nichols . "If you think
NBA coaches and players speak out about racial violence in U.S.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick 's protest of kneeling during the national anthem before NFL games, citing racial injustice and police brutality, has sparked a major reaction across the sports world. During the NBA's media days around the country on Monday, players and coaches
LeBron James on His Mission to Give Back to Kids and Parents
The three-time NBA champion talks to ESPN's Rachel Nichols about his foundation's work on childhood education and the power of mentorship to help families succeed.
NBA Star LeBron James Gets Personal About His Commitment to Community, Childhood Education
When LeBron James joined his fellow NBA superstars at the ESPYs to plead for an end to violence and make a powerful declaration of their commitment to helping create change in their respective communities, it was very personal. “I definitely could've been a statistic," James said in an interview
LeBron James misses Team USA: 'Every time I watch 'em, I wish I was out there'
LeBron James misses the Olympic stage. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar, who decided to skip his fourth Olympics after leading the Cavs to an NBA title in June, said in an interview with ESPN's Rachel Nichols that he's keeping an eye on his teammates at the Rio Games. "Every time I watch 'em, I