George Karl should have sat out Redick-Perkins First Take drama

George Karl in 2016.Photo: AP George Karl picked the wrong day to go after Kendrick Perkins. On the Tuesday episode of First Take, JJ Redick and Perkins had a discussion […]

2023 Basketball Hall of Fame finalists worthy of enshrinement

Dwyane Wade is among the players announced as finalists for enshrinement in the 2023 class that’ll be going into the Basketball Hall of Fame this summer.Photo: Rick Bowmer (AP) The […]

Nikola Jokić is Denver’s only All-Star?

Nikola Jokić is a hell of an All-Star, but for Denver, he’s the only one.Photo: AP Nikola Jokić’s season has been one for the ages. The Denver Nuggets are first […]

Lakers are biggest losers in Nets-Mavericks Kyrie Irving trade

Kyrie Irving: still not a LakerPhoto: Getty Images During a season in which league-wide parity has been the overarching theme, the drama-free Dallas Mavericks dove headfirst into unknown depths by […]

NBA’s poverty franchises- Brooklyn Nets, Mavericks, Hornets

Image: Getty Images The competitive lifespan of an NBA franchise is delicate. A team’s championship relevance depends on many factors, including the front office’s competence, coaching staff, and the totality […]

Come home, Kevin Durant

Kevin DurantImage: Getty Images The NBA’s greatest epics have been built around a meteoric star crash landing in a small market, galvanizing the city around their greatness in hopes of […]

How Steve Nash, Amar’e Stoudemire, and the mid-2000s Suns ruined it all

What happened to the Suns of the 2000s?Image: Getty Images Everything we love about the current NBA was made mainstream by the “seven seconds or less” Phoenix Suns of the […]

The Second Coming of Dennis Smith Jr. with Charlotte Hornets

Dennis Smith Jr.Illustration: Getty Images Maybe all he needed was to come home. Smith is from Fayetteville, North Carolina, and is now playing with the Charlotte Hornets, just a mere […]