Grizzlies suddenly have no identity, and hard questions ahead

11:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment As grit-and-grind crumbled and controversy swirled about his possible role in David Fizdale’s shocking dismissal, Marc Gasol was happy to see a text from an old friend. Zach Randolph had some advice. “‘Just get out of it,’” Gasol says, paraphrasing Randolph. “‘Figure out a […]

OKC’s George: Pacers’ success brings ‘closure’

3:01 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment INDIANAPOLIS — As he returns to Indianapolis to play in the arena he called home for his first seven NBA seasons, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George said Wednesday that he has regrets about how things ended with the Pacers. But he also has […]

Russell Westbrook is laughing all the way

8:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment This story appears in ESPN The Magazine’s Dec. 25 NBA Christmas Issue. Subscribe today! Russell Westbrook is in his element: Eight racks of designer clothes before him, four rows of shoes lining the floor, Kendrick Lamar thumping through the speakers. Westbrook stands in the […]

OKC still searching for answers: ‘It’s gotta stop’

9:11 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment OKLAHOMA CITY — It happened in shocking fashion, with a vicious coast-to-coast dunk by Russell Westbrook tying the game and appearing to be a spark, only to turn into a 22-2 run by the Charlotte Hornets. It made for a quiet, frustrated Oklahoma City […]

Spurs’ Leonard to make season debut vs. Mavs

2:53 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment DALLAS — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich spoke succinctly Tuesday afternoon in announcing that star forward Kawhi Leonard will make his season debut against the Dallas Mavericks. “Kawhi is back tonight,” Popovich said. San Antonio plans to handle Leonard’s debut similarly to how […]

Not guilty plea in killing of Lorenzen Wright

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man charged with killing former NBA player Lorenzen Wright more than seven years ago in Tennessee has pleaded not guilty. Attorney John Keith Perry entered the plea during an arraignment hearing Tuesday for Billy Turner, 46, in Memphis. Turner was indicted Dec. 5 […]

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