If the door for contention out in the Western Conference swung wide open this week after a pair of brutal Golden State injuries, it appears that the Lakers just walked right through it. Los Angeles, vying to make the most of LeBron James’s remaining window, agreed to a deal Saturday that would land them Pelicans […]

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The Undefeated’s Roundtable takes on the hottest trending topics in sports, race and culture. This week, the panel members discuss how the perception of black post-traumatic stress disorder has caused many individuals in the African American community to think twice before viewing the Netflix series When They See Us. The new four-part series created by […]

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Monday 06.10.19 NBA draft prospect RJ Barrett, reciting his own last rites, said he will only meet with the New York Knicks ahead of this month’s draft because “This is the place I want to be, so I hope they draft me.” New Orleans Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin, essentially telling […]

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With a chance to win the franchise’s first-ever championship Thursday night in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, the Toronto Raptors didn’t miss. Led by Kawhi Leonard, Toronto officially sealed its membership in the exclusive first-time winners club. Maybe the Raptors drew inspiration from another first-time winner that had sealed its own unlikely championship on […]

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OAKLAND, Calif. — In early June 2013, at what was then called Air Canada Centre, Masai Ujiri sat next to then-Toronto Raptors CEO and president Tim Leiweke to be introduced as the team’s next general manager. Sporting a black suit and his trademark wide smile, Ujiri, who for the previous three seasons held the same […]

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The confetti had barely settled on the Toronto Raptors’ championship celebration before another stunning injury report hit their NBA Finals opponents, the Golden State Warriors, like a punch to the stomach: Golden State’s Klay Thompson has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee, his agent Greg Lawrence tells ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June […]

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OAKLAND, Calif. – DeMarcus Cousins has never liked horror flicks. But during the 2019 NBA Finals, severe injuries made Cousins and the rest of the Golden State Warriors feel like they were in a scary movie. “It was like, ‘Who is going to die next?’ You really just wanted to get to the end so […]

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Marc Spears of The Undefeated speaks with 2007-08 NBA champion Kendrick Perkins about the Raptors’ championship and the Warriors’ final game at Oracle Arena. Powered by WPeMatico

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Even as the Raptors celebrate their first NBA championship in franchise history, there will undoubtedly be naysayers because of the circumstances surrounding the victory. Golden State star Kevin Durant missed the first four games of the series with his right calf injury, and tore his Achilles when he returned for Game 5 […]

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