Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell deserves our reverence, understanding and respect

We live in a debate culture, inherently reductive to this or that, to who was best, most, least, greatest. Television, social media or online, ours is a culture of decibels, where people do not often learn as an element of their entertainment. Ears aren’t for listening. They are for glasses. Within this fighting culture, where … Read more

Boston Celtics great Bill Russell, 11-time NBA champion, dies at 88

Bill Russell, the cornerstone of the Boston Celtics’ dynasty that won eight straight titles and 11 overall during his career, died Sunday. The Hall of Famer was 88. Russell died “peacefully” with his wife, Jeannine, at his side, a statement posted on social media read. Arrangements for his memorial service will be announced soon, according … Read more

Charles Barkley says he’s staying with Turner after never getting an offer from LIV Golf

1. In the end, the Charles Barkley situation with LIV Golf and Turner Sports ended up the way it should—with Barkley remaining on TNT exclusively. However, the entire saga was bizarre from start to finish. Barkley told the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand on Friday that he’s staying with Turner for the rest of his … Read more

Celtics offer Jaylen Brown package for Kevin Durant, the latest on Donovan Mitchell and more: Inside Pass

As the calendar nears August and much of the roster maneuvering that happens via the NBA draft and free agency is behind us, the dog days of the offseason are here. But the unsettled futures of superstars Kevin Durant and Donovan Mitchell continue to loom over the league. The NBA never sleeps. So while NBA … Read more

Inside Kendrick Perkins’ multimillion-dollar Frenchie business

Kendrick Perkins, a former NBA champion and star analyst at ESPN, could very well make more money from his Frenchie business than he does in broadcasting over the next five-plus years. About four years ago, Perkins was approached by his brother-in-law Thomas Alpough with a succinct business pitch: “Man, we need to get into this … Read more

What should the Knicks be willing to trade for Donovan Mitchell?

The supposed price tag is extraordinary. Six first-rounders. Or maybe it’s seven. Add in various young players. No matter the specifics, it’s clear the Utah Jazz want a historic, pick-filled package in exchange for Donovan Mitchell, a premium that leads to a basic question any team considering a trade for the three-time All-Star has to … Read more

Philadelphia 76ers’ $ 1.3 billion project calls for downtown arena by 2031-32

5:56 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN The Philadelphia 76ers are creating a new development company that will spearhead a $ 1.3 billion project to build a privately funded arena in the city’s downtown, the team announced Thursday morning. While the 76ers don’t plan to be in the arena until the 2031-32 season-the season after the lease … Read more

Donovan Mitchell trade rumors: Do Knicks have enough to get star?

The Knicks and Jazz have reportedly engaged in trade talks for Donovan Mitchell. But does New York have enough to make a deal happen? SI’s Howard Beck and former Suns GM Ryan McDonough discuss. The following transcript is an excerpt from The Crossover NBA podcast. Listen to the full episode on podcast players everywhere or … Read more

Healthy James Harden Vows Return to ‘Top of My Game’ With 76ers – NBC10 Philadelphia

What to Know James Harden is vowing a return to his high-scoring form after battling a lingering hamstring injury that created rare doubt for the three-time NBA scoring champion over the last two seasons. Harden says he’s healthy again and eager to chase the first championship of his 13-year career. He declined his $ 47.4 … Read more