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Scorching Curry eyes Klay’s ‘gettable’ 3-pt mark

Nick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined ESPNChicago.com for its launch in April 2009. In the midst of one of the hottest streaks of his brilliant 12-year career, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry had to chuckle when asked […]

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Shaq hit on college basketball star DiDi Richards’ mum during interview

Shaquille O’Neal didn’t stick to the script while interviewing college basketball star DiDi Richards. On Wednesday the Baylor Lady Bears star guard appeared virtually on TNT’s “Inside The NBA” show to discuss her triumphant NCAA comeback after suffering a spinal cord injury in October which resulted in temporary paralysis. At one point during the broadcast Richards’ mother, Ungeanetta Richards, poked […]

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Nuggets snap losing streak, knock of Heat in first game since Jamal Murray’s ACL tear – The Denver Post

Jamal Murray never made his way to the Nuggets’ bench Wednesday night. His teammates played inspired basketball anyway. One day after Murray’s devastating ACL tear became official, the Nuggets put forth a masterful effort to snap a two-game losing streak and knock off Miami, 123-106. Even without Murray, it was the type of encouraging effort that revealed this team’s character, […]

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Ben Simmons takes a shot at title favourites Brooklyn Nets

Ben Simmons chose an unusual moment to blow up the NBA news cycle. Struggling through an ugly April where his points per game and assists have dropped to season-worst lows, the Aussie also saw his family generating unwanted headlines as extremely private matters became public. Who knows when his interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols was originally scheduled, but it was […]

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KD, Aldridge, Griffin, Harden out against 76ers

Staff Writer Joined ESPN in 2018 Appears regularly on ESPN Chicago 1000 The Brooklyn Nets continue to be undermanned. They announced that Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge will be out Wednesday night against the 76ers, in addition to star James Harden remaining sidelined. The good news for Brooklyn is that Kyrie Irving is available to play after missing […]

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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban calls NBA playoffs play-in tournament ‘enormous mistake’

Not long after Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic criticized the NBA's play-in tournament for the bottom two playoff spots in each conference, his boss offered his own analysis. The conclusion was largely the same, as Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told ESPN that the compressed schedule combined with the pursuit of a top-six seed is a non-sequitur.  "It doubles the stress […]

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Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert and Utah Jazz focused on avoiding the pain of last season's playoffs

They don’t call it a growing pleasure. Learning experiences are painful for a reason – you become harder, tougher and better prepared for future situations. It’s like learning to play guitar: the first session your fingers might be sore. The next time they might bleed. After that, they’ll be sensitive. But over time they become rough and calloused, you get […]

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‘This could have been prevented’: Minnesota Timberwolves grapple with Daunte Wright shooting

Sometimes, the Minnesota Timberwolves protested with actions. Sometimes they protested with words. The Timberwolves postponed their game against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday less than a day after a Brooklyn Center police officer shot Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old unarmed Black man, during a traffic stop. Before the Timberwolves’ rescheduled game against Brooklyn without fans Tuesday, both teams wore T-Shirts during […]

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