Tristan Thompson is the starting center for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavaliers are a 12-46 team, which makes them the third-worst in the NBA, with only two nationally televised games on ESPN, TNT or ABC all year. He was once the team’s big-man defensive stopper who helped the LeBron James-led Cavs secure an unlikely NBA […]

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SACRAMENTO, California – De’Aaron Fox was 8 years old the last time the Sacramento Kings made it to the playoffs back in 2006. Since then, the Kings have often been viewed more like jesters, based on the team’s controversies on and off the court. With the fast and furious game of Fox now leading the […]

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From Gabrielle Union, Queen Latifah, 2 Chainz, and Dwayne “The Rock’”Johnson — singers, actors and rappers have often bragged about their athletic accomplishments. #ShowMeTheReceipts, a recurring feature at The Undefeated, will authenticate those declarations. In this installment, we verify actor Mahershala Ali’s receipts. As the player development manager for the Washington Wizards, Kamran Sufi doesn’t […]

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For some, a man sacrificing his life’s work wasn’t enough. That’s a fair conclusion to draw in the days since Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid reached a confidential settlement with the NFL. Their collusion grievance ended, shutting the door on the league’s potential exposure for what looked like a concerted effort to keep Kaepernick out […]

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It was early afternoon at a bleak industrial park near the Jersey Shore, and Rocktop Academy prep was about to play yet another basketball game. The gleaming wood floor inside what looks like a converted warehouse was adorned with the Boston Celtics logo, and there was a small scoreboard on the wall. But most of […]

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NBA All-Star Weekend is the ultimate celebration of basketball culture, so it’s only right that Jordan Brand is releasing three pairs of shoes over the weekend. The Undefeated’s Aaron Dodson reveals which silhouettes are part of this week’s drop and the details that set them apart. Powered by WPeMatico

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It was 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend, and the Queen City was transformed into a mecca of sneakers. Customs were commissioned and executed for athletes, celebrities and even a coach, utilizing every concept and color imaginable. And the bar for player-exclusive (PE) sneakers reached new heights of design and storytelling. Kawhi Leonard debuted […]

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There’s a television hovering over a Pop-a-Shot in the corner of Fahrenheit. The swanky restaurant and lounge on the 22nd floor of the Skye Condos has the best view of Charlotte, and on Saturday it was home to J. Cole’s invite-only day party. Artists like Wale, Fabolous and Dreamville’s own J.I.D and […]

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Growing up in Radford, Virginia, Sonya Curry once saw a Ku Klux Klansman light a cross on fire. She heard stories about how her mother was part of the desegregation of a high school and regularly got into fights over being called the N-word. She learned early on in her life that […]

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