Warriors’ Klay Thompson returned Sunday night

Feats of Klay.Illustration: Getty Images the lovely ones, brave underdogs, the Golden State Warriors. A couple of difficult seasons – truly a terrible season and another season that ended in disappointment turned out to be a mere traffic jam on the Warriors’ domain highway. For six consecutive seasons, the Warriors did not finish with a … Read more

Can you really compare Steph Curry to Michael Jordan?

Steph Curry and Michael Jordan have both changed the game of basketball forever.Image: Getty Images Transcendent athletes are the rarest birds. Blue-eyed golden doves, if you like. Stephen Curry is one of the transcendent players of his era, and has recently been compared to another all-time NBA star who has reached levels never seen in … Read more

The Boston Celtics must trade Jaylen Brown or Jayson Tatum

You can only keep one.Image: Getty Images The Boston Celtics have one of the richest legacies in North American sports, but they haven’t been able to get over that hump in recent times to clinch another NBA championship. In recent years, their two young stars, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown led them to multiple appearances … Read more

Kyrie Irving-less Nets lose to Bucks

The Nets were without Kyrie Irving in a major game.Illustration: Getty Well, well, well, if it’s not the consequences of Kyrie Irving’s actions. The Nets played a major game (by early January standards) on Friday night, and because it was a home game and because Irving wasn’t vaccinated, Brooklyn only had two superstars available against … Read more

Unvaccinated Kyrie Irving returns to Nets in win over Pacers

This is bound to end well.Illustration: Getty Images Kyrie Irving is back with the Nets, but that doesn’t mean a fairytale season finale is guaranteed Irving made his long-awaited return to the field for the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday against the Indiana Pacers and played a significant role in their 129-121 win. But with Irving … Read more

Lakers’ Rusell Westbrook says turnovers and missed shots don’t matter

Russell Westbrook’s game is fine, he says.Image: Getty Images Russell Westbrook had another cursed Sunday against the Timberwolves, even though the Lakers won, 108-103. Westbrook nearly had a double double with points and turnovers in this game. Russ scored 20 but had nine turnovers in the process with just five assists. After the game, Westbrook … Read more

Give DeMar DeRozan his flowers for putting the Bulls in first place

Don’t look now, but the Bulls have finally found their compliment to Zach LaVine in DeMar DeRozan.Image: Getty Images What a three-game stretch for the NBA’s fifth top scorer, DeMar DeRozan. Mr. Anti-analytics let his mid-range shot fly all season, pushing him to an average of 26.9 points per game. With 28 points and six … Read more

Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki is the GOAT for the Mavericks

Dirk Nowitzki will have his number collected in Dallas.Image: Getty Images The Dallas Mavericks don’t waste any more time. On Wednesday they will honor the GOAT of their franchise when they hang up shirt no. 41 by Dirk Nowitzki at the beams of the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Nowitzki will be the fourth player … Read more

Magic Johnson wants no part of scripted series about the Showtime Lakers

Magic won’t be watching the HBO Lakers scripted series.Image: Getty Images It’s a shame Magic Johnson doesn’t want to be a part of this new HBO series about the 1980s Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. The trailer for Winning time: the rise of the Lakers dynasty, was released in early December and the series will debut … Read more

Lakers’ Lebron James could break Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s scoring record

LeBron James is 37 years old and still close to peak performance.Image: Getty Images Remember, LeBron James is not a pure scorer, so we’ve been told since high school. What should have made his game special was his unique athleticism in his generation that went hand in hand with his vision of the pitch from … Read more