In addition to being one of the great sports stories of the 21st century — breaking a 108-year championship drought in extra innings of World Series Game 7 — the 2016 Chicago Cubs were legitimately one of the best baseball teams of all time. With a championship core of young talent that included Kris Bryant […]

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Miles Bridges flashed an easy smile when pressed to give a sneak peek at his menu of dunks in Saturday’s 2019 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Pressed a second time, the Charlotte Hornets rookie only offered that he has an “A” dunk, a “B” dunk and a drop-the-mic dunk. “That’s all I’m going to say,” the […]

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Monday 02.11.19 New York Knicks rookie forward Kevin Knox, new to this whole “New York Knicks” thing, said “it’s kind of stupid” that Knicks fans want the team to intentionally lose games to secure the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, adding that said fans are “not really true New Yorkers.” Milwaukee Bucks co-owner […]

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It’s been 23 years since Andre Dawson played baseball, yet his legacy continues to inspire players in the baseball world. Last year, the Urban Invitational, the annual collegiate tournament showcasing historically black college and university (HBCU) baseball programs, was renamed the Andre Dawson Classic. When Dawson heard about the name change, he was surprised. Dawson […]

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Vince Carter’s 2000 All-Star Weekend in Oakland, California, is etched in NBA history thanks to his instantly iconic performance in the Slam Dunk Contest. In actuality, though, Oakland should have been his second All-Star trip. The 1999 NBA All-Star Game, booked in Philadelphia — on Valentine’s Day, at that — was the most high-profile casualty […]

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Dwyane Wade has been cool under pressure, taking game-winning shots throughout his 16-year career. He’s delivered on the NBA’s biggest stage, with three championships and a Finals MVP award. He’s performed in front of the world during the Olympics. But when he stood behind a black curtain alongside fellow NBA stars LeBron James, Chris Paul […]

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If there’s a club that wishes it could fast-forward through the All-Star break, it would be the Oklahoma City Thunder, who are the NBA’s hottest team and are winners of 11 of their past 12 contests. Russell Westbrook is in the middle of a historic triple-double run. The team, which couldn’t hit a 3-point shot […]

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With fewer than 15 seconds to go in a November game, Ja Morant received an inbounds pass, dribbled the length of the court with his left hand, slipped past a would-be double team, skied over two defenders, pulled the ball back as far as his right shoulder would allow and threw down a ferocious tomahawk […]

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Michael Jordan was right in front of Anthony Davis, offering to answer any questions at the Jordan Brand Classic in Charlotte, North Carolina, nearly eight years ago. But the then-18-year-old Davis was too in awe of his childhood idol and stayed silent. Eight years later in the same city, the NBA All-Star hopes he can […]

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