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Editor's note: The Chronicle is reviewing the season of each player after the Warriors' second straight championship run. When evaluating Patrick McCaw's second NBA season, it is important not to lose perspective: Any on-court growing pains he endured were trivial given that, less than three months ago, he thought he might never walk again. ... [Read More]
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LeBron James tops J.R. Smith in the clothing department, too. A day after a memorabilia collector paid $23,548 for the jersey Smith wore in Game 1 of the NBA Finals — when his brain locked and he ran out the clock in a tie game — James' jersey from the very same contest sold for... [Read More]
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Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals was a night Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith would love to forget, but one person will keep the memory alive after buying the jersey Smith wore during that contest... [Read More]
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With the conclusion of this week's draft and with the start of free agency just a little over a week away, there may be some curiosity over a possible power shift in the NBA. For the third time in his illustrious career, LeBron James will decide on whether he will stay with his current club or move on to another team, thus leading to speculation about a new potential challenger to the Golden State Warriors' dynasty. [Read More]
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The Golden State Warriors have won three championships in the past four seasons, and Stephen Curry can definitively rank those seasons in order of most fun to least fun. [Read More]
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It was a three-on-three workout in early June, just a few hours before Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Moe Wagner shared a court with players from Texas Arlington, Missouri State, Connecticut, Western Michigan and Rhode Island. The Lakers' coaching staff and front office watched. Kyle Kuzma and Josh... [Read More]
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Many will remember the cringe-worthy final minutes in the NBA Finals for a long time, and judging off how much J.R. Smith's Game 1 jersey sold for recently, the anger Cavs fans hold for the disgraced baller will last for some time, too. [Read More]
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Collin Sexton could be a good reason for LeBron James to stay in Cleveland. If he leaves, Sexton is also a phenomenal building block for the franchise. As soon as the buzzer sounded at the conclusion of Game 4 of the NBA Finals, everything the Cavaliers have done since has been with LeBron James' future in mind. By drafting Collin Sexton No. 8 overall Thursday night, Cleveland got the best available player to keep LeBron in the wine and gold. Sexton is an incredibly skilled guard. He knows he's great, and he's not shy about being great. His self-awareness... [Read More]
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J.R. Smith's infamous blunder in Game 1 of the NBA Finals will live on forever — in someone's sports memorabilia collection. That's after a reported $23,548 auction bid was enough to secure the No. 5 jersey Smith sported as he ran away from the Cavaliers basket with the game tied, setting the stage for the... [Read More]
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CLEVELAND– The jersey worn by J.R. Smith in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals brought in big bucks. The black Cleveland Cavaliers jersey was listed on the NBA Auctions website on June 1. On Thursday, it sold for $20,548. There were more than 100 bids on the item. It's what the shooting guard was wearing during his now-infamous blunder. Smith recovered the rebound from George Hill's missed free throw with the game tied in the last few seconds of... [Read More]
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Smith was wearing the jersey when he rebounded a missed Cavs free throw and ran away from the basket instead of attempting to score in the closing seconds of regulation. [Read More]
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This week, Ford Williams parodies the NBA Finals MVP award and the spectacular performances of the Golden State Warriors. Ford's cartoon series, #justsayin, is in its third year of publication. Ford is a rising junior at the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia, and a 2016 honors graduate of Jackson Academy. ... [Read More]
We're in the midst of a national kerfuffle over what it means to be patriotic, and it has a lot more to do with ego and attitude than substance. Funny thing is, the man who started the ruckus never served in the military.President Donald Trump has castigated NFL players for not standing during the national anthem and criticized franchise owners for allowing them to do so. Recently, he used the NBA finals to renew his spat with players LeBron James and Steph Curry—both... [Read More]
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How much dough would you cough up to own a piece of the biggest boneheaded play of 2018?? For one fan, the magic number is a whoppin' $23,548!! ... 'cause that's what J.R. Smith's NBA Finals Game 1 jersey sold for Thursday night ... TMZ Sports has…... [Read More]
We're in the midst of a national kerfuffle over what it means to be patriotic, and it has a lot more to do with ego and attitude than substance. Funny thing is, the man who started the ruckus never served in the military.President Donald Trump has castigated NFL players for not standing during the national anthem and criticized franchise owners for allowing them to do so. Recently, he used the NBA finals to renew his spat with players LeBron James and Steph Curry—both... [Read More]
About three weeks ago, before George Hill and J.R. Smith smeared his work with graffiti, LeBron James was painting an NBA Finals masterpiece that instantly elevated his all-time status. Already …... [Read More]
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The Latest on Thursday night's NBA draft (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Blue and burgundy appear to be the colors of choice at this year's draft. The green room prospects have posed on stage for their traditional class photo and a few, including expected top-five picks Deandre Ayton and Luka Doncic, are sporting traditional navy suits. A couple other players are going with much lighter shades of blue. Trae Young, standing front and center and holding the ball in the photo, was one of the players in burgundy... [Read More]
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It has been three years since the Cleveland Cavaliers were a part of NBA Draft night. This draft is one of the most uncertain drafts for the franchise: Are they building for the future or using this pick to make another run at the NBA Finals? The question won't be answered until LeBron James decides if he is staying or leaving. The Cavs have the 8th overall pick in Thursday night's draft, acquired from Brooklyn. Here are... [Read More]
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Their 3-point shooting was a roller coaster ride too dangerous for public consumption. The Houston Rockets have completely revolutionized how to play basketball. Led by James Harden, and with a roster constructed by a mad scientist, they developed a severe allergy to the mid-range jumper with the overwhelming majority of their shots coming right at the rim or from way downtown. And it worked! They played outstanding hoops, even setting a franchise record with 65 wins in the 2017-18 season, lapping the rest of the Association with their 3-point shooting, and cruising through the first two rounds of the... [Read More]
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The NBA has become a league of haves and have-nots, a fact driven home emphatically by the Warriors' four-game sweep of the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, the fourth straight year those teams met in the championship round. Do "super teams" like the Warriors and Cavs make the NBA too predictable and... [Read More]
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