Stephen A. Smith goes off when Jalen Rose reveals he gave Kyrie Irving All-NBA vote

Stephen A. Smith goes off when Jalen Rose reveals he gave Kyrie Irving All-NBA vote

1. ESPN’s NBA studio show has finally given us a moment reminiscent of the outstanding stuff we normally see on TNT’s Inside the NBA. On Wednesday’s NBA CountdownStephen A. Smith went full Stephen A. Smith when his cohost, Jalen Rose, made a shocking confession. Rose admitted to being the lone person who gave the Nets’ … Read more

Dan Snyder removal vote could swing on results of investigation

Dan Snyder removal vote could swing on results of investigation

ATLANTA— After a day filled with loitering … Snyder: Kevin Jairaj/USA Today Sports; Murray: Michael Chow/USA Today Network; Donald: Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports • I wouldn’t expect much movement on the status of Commanders owner Dan Snyder over the league’s two days here in Buckhead. In response to the USA Today story that owners are … Read more

Charles Barkley vs. Stephen A. Smith: Who had the best entrance?

Charles Barkley vs.  Stephen A. Smith: Who had the best entrance?

1. With all due respect to the Heat and Celtics and the Warriors and Mavericks, the best highlights of the NBA weekend came from studio hosts Charles Barkley and Stephen A. Smith. Both men decided to up their game for their entrances to their respective pregame shows. With the Western Conference finals moving to Dallas … Read more

NBA draft combines: Biggest questions, scrimmage standouts from Thursday

NBA draft combines: Biggest questions, scrimmage standouts from Thursday

CHICAGO — The initial pair of combine scrimmages took place Thursday, with two more coming Friday as teams continue to hold interviews and conduct business behind the scenes. As usual, when the entire league gathers in one place for an extended period of time, information travels and draft speculation starts to get serious. A series … Read more

Bill Simmons had the perfect response to Jalen Green

Bill Simmons had the perfect response to Jalen Green

1. As I have written before, when Bill Simmons’s “F— Jalen Green” line became a big thing online, very few people wanted to attach any context to it. Simmons, on an episode of his Ringers podcast, was not saying “F— Jalen Green” the person. He was saying, “F— Jalen Green” as a candidate to be … Read more

New Orleans Pelicans executive Swin Cash wants to be an NBA team president

New Orleans Pelicans executive Swin Cash wants to be an NBA team president

Sports Illustrated and Empower Onyx are putting the spotlight on the diverse journeys of Black women across sports—from the veteran athletes, to up-and-coming stars, coaches, executives and more—in the series, She-evate: 100 Influential Black Women in Sports. Most people are great at one thing. But Swin Cash is amazing at many things. A former WNBA … Read more

Coutinho transfer to Aston Villa marks end of Barcelona’s error

Coutinho transfer to Aston Villa marks end of Barcelona's error

It’s the end of an error. One of the most dispiriting stints for any player at any club in football history technically and officially concluded on Thursday with confirmation that, nearly four-and-a-half years after joining Barcelona for an initial £105 million fee (£142 million with add -ons), Philippe Coutinho has moved to Aston Villa on … Read more

76ers face James Harden contract problem after another playoff failure

76ers face James Harden contract problem after another playoff failure

Early in the fourth quarter of Game 6 between the Sixers and Heat, an exhausted Doc Rivers abandoned attempts to scheme his team back into it and appealed directly to his competitive spirit. “fight for this,” implored Rivers. “Come on guys, fight for this.” They didn’t. Miami’s lead swelled to 19, then to 20 before … Read more