Pro Basketball

  • The NBA Draft lottery is a bad gimmick that’s run its course

    The NBA Draft lottery is a bad gimmick that’s run its course

    Sez Me … Almost every time I see it — which, granted, isn’t very often, but every so often is often enough — the NBA doesn’t look good. It’s hard for me to recognize. And yet it is thriving, so they say. TV ratings are up, while the NFL’s and NHL’s are down. For the fourth consecutive year, attendance...

  • NBA draft prospect Trae Young tries to bury bust-or-boom talk with buckets

    NBA draft prospect Trae Young tries to bury bust-or-boom talk with buckets

    There doesn’t seem to be much middle ground when it comes to Oklahoma guard Trae Young. Much like his shot chart, which eschews the midrange attempts while being heavy on 3-pointers and daring darts to the rim, the diminutive guard’s game splits opinion in disparate fashion: He’s either going to...

  • Celtics legend Bill Russell released from hospital

    NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell has been released from a Seattle hospital after an overnight stay for an unknown condition. Russell confirmed on Twitter on Saturday that he went to the hospital late Friday. He doesn't say why. Russell says in the light-hearted message, "As my wife likes to remind...

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