Ranking where Jimmy Butler lands on the Dwight Howard ‘teams only tolerate me because I’m great’ scale

Jimmy Butler is great but would teams tolerate him if he wasn’t?Image: Getty Images Everyone has had that coworker who kind of sucks but is really good at his job […]

Philadelphia 76ers’ playoffs hopes now on James Harden with Joel Embiid out

James Harden has to carry the 76ers now, and that has never worked out before.Image: Getty Images Before Sixers fans could even breathe a sigh of relief over the possibility […]

Joel Embiid’s scoring title is a BIG deal

Joel EmbiidPhoto: Getty Images Joel Embiid capped off his chase for the scoring crown on Saturday night by summoning a brilliant 41-point, 20-rebound outing in the Philadelphia 76ers’ 133-120 win […]

Joel Embiid has missed too many games to be MVP

Has Joel Embiid missed too much time to be MVP?Image: Getty Images I’m already on the record as pro Nikola Jokić for NBA MVP, so don’t take this article as […]

Fictional Hooper Bracket: The Elite Eight

RUCKER REGION: 1) Uncle Drew (Uncle Drew) vs 2) Jesus Shuttlesworth (He Got Game) The novelty of Uncle Drew hasn’t worn off yet, as he took down fellow shrouded-in-smoke-and-lore hooper […]

LeBron James’ entire year has been a Razzie

Be honest: LeBron’s Space Jam was sorely lacking in…good things.Image: Getty Images On Oscar weekend, Space Jam: A New Legacy is being honored with a surprising distinction that has LeBron […]

Shaquille O’Neal left off top 10 of ESPN’s all-time best NBA players list

Is Shaq an all-time top ten player in the NBA?Image: Getty Images Shaquille O’Neal is seen by many as the most physically dominant and imposing player the NBA has ever […]

It’s Giannis vs. Embiid tonight in Milwaukee

Thank you, basketball gods!Image: Getty Images Giannis Antetokounmpo has been playing at an MVP level for so long the media stopped giving him the award. It’s a level that very […]

Jalen Rose says Kobe Bryant was out on Dwight Howard after one phone call

The Dwight Howard-Kobe Bryant show resulted in no playoff series wins.Image: Getty Images Anybody who watched the late Kobe Bryant’s career knows he was all business and no-nonsense on the […]

Ben Simmons proved Shaq’s point

You’re doing this to yourself, Ben.Image: Getty Images Philadelphia 76ers’ guard Ben Simmons has not played a single game all season. Why? He wants to be traded. Why? Because after […]