LeBron’s path to 30,000 points

“First of all, it’s always great playing at Staples Center,” James said. “And then you add on the fact that it’s Christmas, that was just a great moment.” James has faced the Lakers on Christmas Day three times in his career, all at Staples Center, and all in a winning effort, so it’s no surprise […]

Westbrook: George snub doesn’t make sense

4:18 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment OKLAHOMA CITY — Thunder forward Paul George was among the most notable snubs when the 2018 All-Star Game reserves were announced Tuesday, an omission that left teammate Russell Westbrook stunned and frustrated. “Unbelievable. I think it’s just outrageous, in my opinion,” Westbrook said, demonstrably […]

Durant on ejection: Ref was ‘trying to get me’

3:46 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, who was ejected late in Tuesday’s 123-112 win over the New York Knicks, accused official James Williams of targeting him during the game. Durant said the beef with Williams began early in the game. “Well, […]

Lue concedes it’s time to adjust Cavs’ lineup

3:46 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment SAN ANTONIO — With a contentious team meeting apparently not enough to shake the Cleveland Cavaliers from their extended midseason slump, another loss finally convinced coach Tyronn Lue that it is time to shake up his lineup. “I’m gonna make a change,” Lue said […]

Zach Lowe’s 2018 All-Star picks

9:20 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment With the league set to announce All-Star reserves, it’s time to release our picks for the full 12-man rosters. Reminders: I ignore the fan/media/player vote and start from scratch. It’s more fun! I use the same positional restrictions as voters (in picking starters) and […]

What you need to know about the All-Star draft

7:30 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment The NBA is radically changing the way the All-Star Game is played this year, with captains LeBron James and Stephen Curry picking teams playground-style. What are the rules, when will it happen and how will it work? Here’s a simple FAQ to explain how […]

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