Hollinger: LeBron James’ scoring record won’t be unbreakable. But it’ll be pretty close

When LeBron James breaks Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s NBA scoring record in the coming days, he’s not going to just walk off into the sunset at 38,388 points. James might be 38, but he’s still one of the best players in the league — recently named an All-Star Game starter while cruising toward an inconceivable 19 th … Read more

NBA All-Star Game 2023: Who our voters picked for East and West starters and why

Starting an All-Star Game is one of the biggest individual honors NBA players can garner in their careers. And, if our voter ballots below are correct, we might have a couple of first-timers when starters are revealed tonight. Four writers at The Athletic who participated in the media vote — Joe Vardon, Josh Robbins, Sam … Read more

FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Tuesday 1/24/23

Since it’s much simpler to predict than baseball or football, daily fantasy basketball would get plenty of votes as the best sport to play on FanDuel. Players usually stick to the same minutes and produce at roughly the same rate. Sounds easy, right? As a result, NBA daily fantasy is highly reliant on a player’s … Read more

Celtics trade scenarios: What I’m hearing about Boston’s interest in Jakob Poeltl

Entering the season, the Celtics’ rotation of bigs consisted of a 36-year-old Al Horford, an undersized Grant Williams and a revolving door of minimum-salary journeymen. But Robert Williams is back, potentially better than ever, and suddenly the center position doesn’t seem like a big concern. But The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Tuesday the Celtics and … Read more

Russo: If Nets hire Ime Udoka, it would send another clear message to women

I am so tired of people not being held accountable for their actions. The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Tuesday that Steve Nash is out as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets and suspended Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka has emerged as a strong front-runner to replace him. When I saw the news develop, my … Read more

For The First Time In Two Decades, The Top Spot Goes To A Franchise That’s Not The Knicks Or Lakers

Led by the eye-popping $7 billion Golden State Warriors, the average NBA team is now worth $2.86 billion, 15% more than a year ago, an impressive feat considering the stock market is down more than 15% over the same span. By Mike Ozanian and Justin Teitelbaum The NBA is Golden. For the first time in … Read more

Celtics deliver Joe Mazzulla win in coaching debut after turmoil

1:49 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN BOSTON — After Celtics interim head coach Joe Mazzulla entered the locker room for the first time as a winning coach following Boston’s season-opening 126-117 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night, he gave his players a few moments of praise and encouragement for a comprehensive performance against one … Read more

Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics set to ‘put our best foot forward’ under interim coach Joe Mazzulla

4:19 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN CANTON, Mass. — In the wake of the suspension of Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka for the entire 2022-23 NBA season for violations of team rules, interim coach Joe Mazzulla said Monday that his goal is to simply continue building upon what allowed the Celtics to reach the NBA Finals … Read more

The Ime Udoka NBA ‘Cheating’ Scandal Has Exposed the Shallowness of Sports Media

The only thing we know for sure is that Celtics coach Ime Udoka has received a one-year suspension from the organization for reasons relating to a sexual relationship he had with another Celtics employee. We now know he got busted when the employee’s husband overheard a private conversation on a Ring camera, and we might … Read more

Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck says suspension of coach Ime Udoka the result of monthslong investigation

12:17 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck said the organization’s decision to suspend Ime Udoka for the entire 2022-23 NBA season came after an investigation by an independent law firm uncovered multiple violations of team policies. “I am concerned about the situation and its impact on everybody in the Celtics’ organization,” Grousbeck … Read more