LeBron James passes Karl Malone for No. 2 on NBA scoring list

WASHINGTON — LeBron James passed Karl Malone on the career scoring list, leaving only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar still to catch. Then the Los Angeles Lakers wasted another stellar performance by their star. James came into the night needing 19 points to tie Malone. He ended up scoring double that, but the Washington Wizards rallied from a … Read more

The people who wanted Juwan Howard and Penny Hardaway fired a few months ago… where’d they go?

Juwan Howard (l.) and Penny HardawayPhoto: Getty Images What started with a press conference and a “postgame scuffle” has turned into predictable praise. Because when you win, people conveniently forget that just a few weeks earlier they wanted you unemployed. Back in January, Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway said something that every coach has wanted … Read more

Tom Thibodeau not closing the door on Miles McBride’s Knicks role

It’s not over yet for rookie combo guard Miles McBride. Once shooting guard and fellow rookie Quentin Grimes made his return from a knee injury Friday against Washington, playing 19 minutes, McBride was the odd man out. McBride, the point guard out of West Virginia, had launched into the rotation during the Knicks’ recent six-game … Read more

Julius Randle falls apart as Knicks lose to Jaz

On a night the Knicks needed Julius Randle to be a Garden star against the mighty Jazz, he laid an egg while Donovan Mitchell shined. The Knicks blew a big opportunity to make March more interesting with a 108-93 loss Sunday to the Jazz as Randle stunk out the Garden and heard well-deserved late boos. … Read more

Russell Westbrook has encounter with heckler, not on court but on street

Russell WestbrookPhoto: Getty Images This has probably been the most challenging season of Russell Westbrook’s 14-year career in the NBA. Teaming up with LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and the Lakers has proven to be an experiment not worth repeating next season. All of Westbrook’s shortcomings on the court have been magnified by playing in Los … Read more

Knicks’ hopes of landing Donovan Mitchell could hinge on assistant

Late in the night on Feb. 7, after the Jazz had rolled over the Knicks in Salt Lake City, Knicks assistant Johnnie Bryant and Donovan Mitchell huddled briefly in a hallway. Bryant cut the meeting short. “Got to see my former boss,” Bryant said, referring to Jazz head coach Quin Snyder. Off went Bryant. They … Read more

Mitchell Robinson’s offensive rebounding giving Knicks a boost

As the Knicks contemplate whether to retain Mitchell Robinson on a long-term contract, his impact on the offensive glass continues to soar. The pending free-agent center recorded 10 offensive rebounds and 12 boards overall in Friday’s 110-107 victory over the Wizards at the Garden. Robinson trails only Grizzlies big man Steven Adams in offensive rebounds … Read more

Seth Curry’s big game in return shows how key he is for Nets

When the injured Seth Curry had to sit on the bench and watch alongside everybody else as Kevin Durant got double- and even triple-teamed was a stark lesson in how other NBA teams could — and should — play the Nets when Curry is off the floor . Curry’s winning return Friday night underscored his … Read more

Doc Sadler leaves Nebraska basketball after NU eliminates his position | Men’s Basketball

LINCOLN — Nebraska men’s basketball announced on Friday that Doc Sadler, who’d spent the past three seasons working for coach Fred Hoiberg, was leaving after a program restructuring eliminated his position. After two seasons as a full-time assistant for NU, Sadler became a special assistant to the coach in 2021-22. He made $320,000 per year … Read more

Nets have no answers regarding Ben Simmons’ status

The Nets have no answers regarding Ben Simmons’ present and future. They don’t even have any answers regarding his recent past or the first hints at his back injury. It is unclear if coach Steve Nash and company are in the dark or simply not flipping on the lights for the public, but there is … Read more