NBA, NHL see simultaneous upticks in scoring

NBA players, like the NHL counterparts, are scoring a lot.Image: Getty Images Rarely does it make sense to link the NBA and the NHL, other than they tend to play in the same buildings at the same time of year. You wouldn’t really call them roommates, because when one is home the other never is. … Read more

Boston Pride defeat Connecticut Whale in PHF

The Boston Pride beat the Connecticut Whale in the Isobel Cup Final.Screenshot: PHF While NC State and UConn were producing the college basketball game of the year in the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament, professional women’s hockey was also having a blinder on its biggest night as well. The Boston Pride beat the Connecticut … Read more

Let’s not put Chet Holmgren in the Hall of Fame just yet

Chet Holmgreen: A solid player? Yes! One of the best ever? No! Certainly not yet, at least! What?Photo: Getty Images One of the favorite pastimes of sports enthusiasts has always been player comparisons. That’s especially true with college players heading into any professional sport. With basketball prospects, these comparisons begin in high school and follow … Read more

Mayor Adams still not allowing unvaccinated Kyrie Irving to play in Brooklyn

New York Mayor Eric Adams said he is not feeling any pressure to lift vaccine mandates to allow professional athletes like Kyrie Irving to play at home.Illustration: Getty Images I know this is March Madness and NFL Free Agency season, but the NBA Playoffs start in less than 30 days. That last, and most entertaining, … Read more

Tom Izzo’s Michigan State Spartans lose to Duke in NCAA Tournament

Tom IzzoPhoto: Getty Images The time has come to downgrade Tom Izzo’s rep. For the lack of a better word, it has turned to goo. At one point, many believed Izzo, the Michigan State basketball coach, owned March. Yes, if there was a will, Izzo would find a way to coach his players up and … Read more

What’s next for Emoni Bates, Memphis’ struggling five-star wing

Image: Getty (Getty Images) Jalen Duren and Chet Homgren’s matchup in the Round of 32 provided a preview of two future lottery picks in the upcoming NBA Draft. Holmgren and Duren didn’t exactly light it up, but they gave scouts a glimpse of two future franchise cornerstones. Meanwhile, Memphis forward Emoni Bates was head and … 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

The Cavs lost LeBron for a second time, but this young roster is winning

Evan MobleyPhoto: Getty Images They did it again, damn it. The Cleveland Cavaliers have somehow avoided the hellish purgatory typically levied against small-market teams in between superstar stints. The first time LeBron James left, after an initial seven-year stretch with Cleveland, it only took four seasons and four top-four Lottery picks in a row, two … Read more

Ryan Turell wants to be the first Orthodox Jew to play basketball in the NBA

Yeshiva’s Ryan Turell looking to make NBA history.Image: Getty Images It’s not just about him. Yeshiva University’s Ryan Turell clearly gets that, much in the same vein as Brian Flores with his recent lawsuit Against the NFL, trying to put a greater focus on equal treatment of minorities in the league knows it’s not just … Read more

Women’s March Madness is a step in the right direction for the NCAA

Photo: Getty Images Welcome to the first ever women’s March Madness! After four decades of playing in the Division I NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, the NCAA has finally decided to graciously grant their March Madness branding to women’s basketball players. If you didn’t know this wasn’t already the name, I don’t blame you. March Madness … Read more