Joel Embiid is overtaking Nikola Jokić in 2022-23 NBA MVP race

Don’t count MVPs before they hatch. Nikola Jokić’s third consecutive MVP has seemed like an inevitability during the first three-quarters of the season. Jokić’s triple-double averages, improved offensive efficiency, advanced […]

Deadspin presents The Great Debates tournament: Round of 32

Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty, Clive Brunskill/Getty, Focus On Sport/Getty, The Ring Magazine/Getty, Dan Mullan/Getty, Ken Levine/Getty Alright, things are heating up for those of you who understand the concept. The […]

Ranking the best argument topics of all time

Photo: AP Jackie Robinson is one of the most revered people to ever walk the earth. The MLB retired his number as a league. He was outstanding in four sports […]

David Thompson, not Michael Jordan, is college basketball’s best shooter

David Thompson and his NC State teammates after knocking out Bill Walton and UCLA for a national championship in 1974.Photo: Getty Images What do Michael Jordan, JJ Redick, Jerry West, […]

Paul George tells JJ Redick he’s fine with not being ‘the guy’

Paul George says he’s fine not being “the guy” if the team winsPhoto: Getty Images Being the go-to option sounds fun. It looks great. Michael Jordan making last-second shots; Patrick […]

Lonzo and LaMelo Ball are sympathetic figures now

The brothers Ball have become sympathetic figuresPhoto: Paul Beaty (AP) If Lavar Ball was to be believed, NBA fans should be nearing phase two of the Ball-aissance. Lonzo is in […]

Who will be the Atlanta Hawks’ new coach?

Nate McMillan (l.) is gone and Trae Young deserves some blameImage: Getty Images Nearly two years to the day the Atlanta Hawks fired Lloyd Pierce, his replacement Nate McMillan met […]

The NBA wants to make players play more in the regular season

Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis, and LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers watch from the bench during the first half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns.Image: Getty Images […]