Kobe Bryant tells Yahoo Sports he is undecided about retiring following the upcoming season. “I try to strip it down to the simplest form. Either I like playing some more or I don’t,” Bryant said. “But I think that decision needs to be made after the season. It’s hard to make a decision like that before the season.” Bryant also said he believes the Lakers are a playoff team after drafting D’Angelo Russell, getting Julius Randle back from an injury and adding
The weather app on my smartphone read 39 degrees this morning. It left me wondering: When is this going to change? This is the second straight year in New York that spring has been a rumor rather than a reality, and it can lead a person to convince oneself: This will never change. Which brings me to my mindset on the MVP award. For months, I have been telling myself that James Harden is going to win the MVP award. Every night,
It’s been in the news before, but Bloomberg News’ report on Tuesday that Brooklyn Nets majority owner Mikhail Prokhorov is looking to sell his 80 percent stake in the team sent shockwaves through the basketball and business world. So we decided to ask real Brooklyn Nets fans what they thought about the ownership situation. The simple question: Do you care about who owns the Brooklyn Nets? SheridanHoops polled 50 random Brooklyn Nets fans about the team’s current ownership situation at the Barclays Center before
Paging Jim Gray, paging Jim Gray. Another decision is near, and we will bring out the capital ‘D’ if you agree to make the announcement on TV along with LeBron, who can recycle his purple checked shirt just for old time’s sake. The chances of James returning to the Miami Heat have diminished since free agency began, in large part because James wants to be paid a max salary — which leaves little wiggle room for Pat Riley to make the necessary
The end has arrived. Or has it? There is a good chance LeBron James is going to opt out of the final season of his contract with the Miami Heat, making him an unrestricted free agent. And when LeBron becomes a free agent, crazy things can happen. Paging Jim Gray. Paging Jim Gray. So what do you think, folks? Is LeBron going to opt out only for the purposes of signing a longer deal to stay in Miami? Might he want to return
The Lakers are said to be waiting until after the May 20 Draft Lottery to decide who should be their next coach. They will have a lengthy list of candidates to choose from, because just about everyone out there (OK, not Phil Jackson) would like to have that job. Who do you think the Lakers should hire? Vote below. The results will show after you cast your ballot.
A lot has happened since our MVP rankings were published on Wednesday. The Heat have not lost five out of six, blowing a chance to surpass Indiana in the Eastern Conference standings, and the Los Angeles Clippers won their 10th in a row Friday night by defeating Utah as Blake Griffin reached 20 points for the 25th consecutive game. I had Griffin ranked third and James ranked second behind Kevin Durant in the latest edition of the MVP ranks, and now I
The San Antonio Spurs are only victory away from becoming NBA champions. The oddsmakers seem to think they have no chance tonight in Game 6. The Spurs have been installed as 7-point underdogs for tonight’s Game 6, and they are 3.7-to-1 on the Money Line. [Read more…]