The NBA witnessed a historic game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Sacramento Kings at Crypto.com Arena, which ended with the Kings winning in double-overtime, 176-175. The game was the second-highest scoring game in NBA history and featured back-and-forth scoring like an All-Star game but with an intensely competitive edge. Russell Westbrook made his debut with the Clippers and had an impressive start to the game with 17 points, 14 assists, and seven turnovers in 39 minutes before fouling out. Kawhi Leonard played his best game since tearing his ACL and finished with 44 points on 16-of-22 shooting, with four rebounds, four assists, three steals, and two blocks in 46 minutes.
Mac McClung Takes NBA Slam Dunk Contest by Storm with Record-Breaking Performance
Mac McClung has always been an underdog, but he proved himself on Saturday night at the NBA All-Star slam dunk contest. With only two games of NBA experience under his belt, McClung signed a two-way contract with the Philadelphia 76ers earlier in the week, and he dominated the dunk contest with a near-perfect performance.
Kevin Love set to join Miami Heat after Cleveland Cavaliers buyout
Kevin Love and the Cleveland Cavaliers have reached an agreement to buy out his contract, according to an announcement by the team on Saturday. Love, a five-time All-Star, was in the final year of a four-year contract and will need to clear waivers before he can sign with a new team. The Miami Heat are believed to be the frontrunners to acquire him, but sources say Love plans to speak with the Philadelphia 76ers before making a decision.
How Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving’s Moves Benefit the League
NBA holds refs accountable for errors: Adam Silver
NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently discussed the accountability and discipline of referees in the wake of a missed call that went against Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James last month. In an interview with ESPN’s Sage Steele on SportsCenter, Silver stated that officials are held responsible and disciplined for making errors, though the league doesn’t publicize their discipline. The accuracy of their calls and their demeanor on the court affect their assignments, progression to the playoffs, and their performance round by round.
Chris Paul Shows Kevin Durant Admiration After Phoenix Suns Trade
Chris Paul, one of the most respected veterans in the NBA, is still trying to wrap his head around the fact that he has another all-time great in the locker room. He was referring to superstar forward Kevin Durant, who was acquired by the Phoenix Suns in one of the biggest deals in recent league history. Even with nearly two decades of experience, Paul admits he has never played with two guys of such caliber before.
Michael Jordan Celebrates 60th Birthday with a $10M Gift to Make-A-Wish Foundation
Legendary basketball player Michael Jordan has once again demonstrated his generosity and big heart by making a whopping $10 million donation to Make-A-Wish Foundation on the occasion of his 60th birthday. The charitable act is a testament to Jordan’s commitment to giving back to the community and making a positive impact on people’s lives.
Kyrie Irving Requests Trade From Brooklyn Nets
All-Star guard Kyrie Irving has reportedly asked the Brooklyn Nets for a trade after talks about a new contract did not go to his liking. The news broke on Friday via ESPN and the Athletic, sending shockwaves through the NBA.
Irving, who joined the Nets in 2019 as part of a high-profile free agency class that also included Kevin Durant, has been a key player for the team when he is on the court. However, injuries and off-court distractions have limited his availability and effectiveness this season, and his future with the team now appears uncertain.
DRAYMOND GREEN PUNCHES JORDAN POOLE IN LEAKED VIDEO DURING GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS PRACTICE
DRAYMOND GREEN PUNCHES JORDAN POOLE
Green and Poole plainly have beef … you see them waste talking one another, and afterward it turns physical. Green approaches Poole and gets in front of him. Poole drives Green away with 2 hands to the chest. Green, who is 6’6″ and 230 lbs, answers with a horrendous right cross to the face … so fierce, it thumps Poole to the ground and it might have taken him unconscious.