Magic Johnson joined ESPN's "First Take" to shed light on why he stepped down as Lakers president and his "backstabbing" issues with Rob Pelinka. But while Johnson made some valid points, he was never deeply involved with the day-to-day operations in Los Angeles to begin with.
The Pelicans' win of the NBA draft lottery could alter the shape of Anthon Davis' summer. Now that New Orleans has the chance to select another franchise-altering player at No. 1, what will happen to their long-tenured star?
Will he return to Duke? Is he frustrated about the possibility of playing for New Orleans? What about playing with Anthony Davis? These are the questions that have surfaced for Zion Williamson after the Pelicans won the NBA draft lottery. While he might be gone from Chicago, his presence still lingers at the NBA draft combine.
The Warriors aren't better without Kevin Durant, but they sure are more interesting. As the NBA's best player continues to sit, Golden State's run to a fourth title in five years continues to pick up intrigue.
The clock is ticking down in a tight game. Do you get the team together and draw up a play, or let the action unfold naturally? Whether or not to call a timeout is a split-second decision, but—especially in the playoffs—it's one of the most significant ones an NBA coach can make.
One reader asked the Open Floor podcast if the Pelicans should trade Zion Williamson to the Lakers for LeBron James. Andrew Sharp and The Washington Post's Ben Golliver consider the question and talk about the Zion-AD dynamics in New Orleans.
How does Adam Silver feel about dropping the NBA’s age minimum to 18? How about the problem with abusive language from fans? The Commissioner joined the Crossover podcast to discuss some of the league's current issues.
With the early-entry deadline passed and the college basketball season long gone, it's time to take stock of the players remaining in the NBA draft. The Crossover extends its list of prospects to the top 100 in an effort to do so.
With the 2019 NBA draft class taking shape with Zion Williamson leading the way, Sports Illustrated's The Front Office takes a glimpse into the future and analyzes the best prospects in the 2020 class.
The Cavaliers have finally found a coach to replace Tyronn Lue, landing on John Beilein of Michigan. After operating in something of a post-LeBron malaise since the summer, Cleveland adds a source of stability on the sidelines.
When he decided to come back for one final season with Miami, Dwyane Wade said he wanted to make an impact. At age 37, all he’s done is keep the surprising Heat in the playoff hunt, outdunk his younger teammates and stun the champs—a fitting run from one of the NBA’s grittiest all-time greats.
Coaching against Giannis Antetokounmpo is hard. But so is coaching him. How do you maximize the talents of a player with tools no one has seen before? If you’re Mike Budenholzer, you take your principles and double down on them. Then you watch the W’s pile up.
Unlike many of his foreign-born predecessors, Mavericks rookie Luka Dončić arrived in the NBA with an extensive résumé. The league is finding out that the skills that allowed him to dominate overseas definitely translate to the NBA.
Garrett Temple reacts when faced with an obstacle. It's ingrained in him. From a father who integrated the LSU basketball team to a grandfather who challenged Louisiana's segregation laws, he comes from a long line of family members who did the same.
Shaquille O'Neal recently heaped some serious praise on Giannis Antetokounmpo, stating on "The Big Podcast With Shaq" that the Bucks' star is "better than me at 24." Will Antetokounmpo end his career as a better player than O'Neal? SI Now's Robin Lundberg and Amy Campbell weigh in.
The Anthony Davis saga drags on and every night the Pelicans have to decide between sitting him and taking a $100,000 fine from the NBA, or playing him and risking an injury that craters his trade value.