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Anthony Davis: Pelicans would have contended for title if DeMarcus Cousins not hurt
As New Orleans star Anthony Davis prepares for the second half of the season with the Pelicans holding on to the eighth seed in the Western Conference, he still thinks about what could have been this year had teammate DeMarcus Cousins not ruptured his Achilles. "We could have gone through the
Lakers recalibrating focus to 2019 free-agent class
As the Los Angeles Lakers become more realistic about the franchise's chances of snaring superstars in the free-agent class of 2018, the front office is increasingly looking through a longer lens in its team building process, league sources told ESPN. The Lakers aren't abandoning a summer pursuit
Paul George: Russell Westbrook's ASG support makes his future decision 'easier'
A day after Russell Westbrook called his All-Star snub "outrageous," Paul George told ESPN's Rachel Nichols it was "awesome" to see his Thunder teammate support him, while also noting Westbrook is making George's future free agency decision "easier" to make. "Russ is the reason why this decision is
Ten things I like and don't like, starting with the All-Star draft
And now for a special Thursday edition of 10 Things: 1. The All-Star draft, in jeopardy As Rachel Nichols reported, the NBA has no plans to televise the ballyhooed All-Star draft or even release the draft order. This is dumb. Look: I get the fretting from players, the league office, and the
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