With their first NBA championship after 24 years, the Raptors are no longer the "other" team—to the Maple Leafs, to American franchises, or to the United States in general
New Orleans rushed to win ASAP with AD. By trading Davis to the Lakers, it opened up a world of possibilities for its new transcendent young big man.
The former Missouri basketball player has long been overshadowed by his brother, Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. But now, Jontay is looking to surpass his brother’s benchmarks while overcoming his own major injury—a journey that starts with this week’s NBA draft.
Reports indicate that Washington will make a prolific offer to the executive that just won an NBA championship. If Ujiri leaves, will that have a ripple effect on Kawhi Leonard?
The Anthony Davis trade makes LeBron and Los Angeles instant title contenders, but it might not be long before we’re saying the same thing about Zion Williamson and New Orleans
Hope you enjoyed your offseason. Los Angeles just kick-started the NBA arms race by sending a huge haul of youngsters and picks to New Orleans for the All-NBA big man.
Dissecting the league’s post–Anthony Davis trade landscape
The Purple and Gold have locked in two of the best players in the NBA after the weekend’s Anthony Davis trade. They could add a third. Between long-rumored options in Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, and Kawhi Leonard, they have tantalizing possibilities.
Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the massive trade between the Pelicans and the Lakers, who won the trade, and what the Lakers need now
The significance of Canada’s first NBA championship spans far beyond Toronto’s city limits
The guard took an … unusual route to his third title of his three-year professional career
The Finals MVP used to only go to LeBron and the player who guarded him. Now the best player on a title team is the one who plays LeBron’s role.
How does the Raptors star’s legendary 2019 postseason stack up in the annals of NBA history?
Jason celebrates the Toronto Raptors’ first NBA championship by releasing a new song from Nick "Guitar Man" Nurse
Injured and fighting to keep their dynasty alive, the Warriors looked more like the We Believe squad than the juggernaut that’s dominated for a half-decade
Plus, an interview with actor Adam Scott
In an era dominated by superteams, a team built around a single star on an expiring contract overthrew the league’s most dominant force (albeit a hobbled version) in a truly chaotic NBA Finals
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The Game 6 thriller gave Canada its first NBA title
The All-Star guard embodies everything weird and brilliant and resilient about this all-time great team. In the decisive Game 6 of the NBA Finals, Thompson gave everything he had, until he had nothing else to give.
Plus: Kawhi and Masai are now Toronto legends and a horrific-looking injury overshadows Klay Thompson’s heroic Game 6 performance
This NBA Finals may have created more questions than answers about Kevin Durant’s upcoming free agency. Plus: Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are now playing the waiting game.
The free agency chase has become as important as the games themselves. Here’s how the events of the NBA Finals may affect the forthcoming decisions for Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, and Klay Thompson.
Boston’s 2018-19 didn’t pan out as the team hoped, and now the franchise is at a crossroads. If the Celtics could pair Anthony Davis and Kyrie Irving for one year, should they? Or is it more practical to foster a youth movement?
Last season, Zion was college basketball’s biggest star, and now he’s the projected no. 1 pick in the NBA draft. But how he’ll be used at the NBA level will likely be very different than how Coach K used him at Duke.
The whole world is covering Warriors-Raptors. The New York Times. ESPN. And … the Carroll Times Herald? Here’s why these Finals are so important to a small burg in Iowa.
We briefly preview what the Warriors have to do to make up for the loss of Kevin Durant for the remainder of the Finals (more Boogie?)
Chris Ryan and Justin Verrier react to Kevin Durant’s Achilles injury during Game 5 of the NBA Finals and discuss how it will impact the upcoming 2019 free-agency class
The Golden State mainstay has been a Game 6 God before. With Kevin Durant out, Thompson will need to tap into the secret skills he’s been pocketing since KD arrived to stay alive in the NBA Finals.
The ‘First Take’ talking head has never been afraid of being wrong. But what if Smith actually knew which way the NBA was going? Here’s what the past nine years of basketball would look like through the lens of Stephen A.
Plus, Chris and Kevin discuss the upcoming NBA draft and the Grizzlies’ new head coach
Titus and Tate can’t help themselves, so they briefly discuss Game 5 of the NBA Finals, including Mike Brey’s courtside seat, unjust Kyle Lowry hate, Kevin Durant’s injury, and more