Russell Westbrook inks 10-year extension with Jordan Brand

PORTLAND,Oregon — Reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook inked a 10-year extension with Nike’s Jordan Brand that will be the most lucrative total endorsement deal for a Jordan athlete to date, according to ESPN. The shoe deal extension, negotiated by the Wasserman agency and Westbrook’s longtime agent, Thad Foucher, is in advance of the initial deal’s…

2017 Hall Of Fame: Tracy McGrady “I Deserve to Be Here”

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — As Tracy McGrady rested at the podium with dear friend Isaiah Thomas nearby during his induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, he firmly declared that he belongs alongside the game’s greatest players. “Yes, I deserve to be here,” said McGrady, the headliner of this year’s 11-person class, near the…

Paul Gasol becomes all-time leading scorer in Eurobasket History!

CLUJ-NAPOCA, Romania — The San Antonio Spurs Pau Gasol made Eurobasket history with his 20 point performance with his homeland Spain during their victory over Hungary, as he became the all-time leading scorer in EuroBasket history! Gasol surpassed currents Spurs teammate the great Tony Parker of France 1,104pts – with a deep three-pointer, putting him…

Tilman Fertitta agrees to buy Rockets for record price of $2.2 billion

HOUSTON, Texas — The Houston Rockets today announced that a definitive agreement has been signed for the purchase of the NBA franchise by Houston businessman Tilman J. Fertitta, sole owner of the Landry’s restaurant empire and Golden Nugget Casinos and Hotels. The transaction, which includes operation of the Toyota Center Arena, requires the approval of…

James Harden pledges $1 million for Harvey relief

HOUSTON, Texas — The Houston Rockets point guard James Harden says he will donate $1 million to the city of Houston to aid in Hurricane Harvey recovery. Harden made the announcement Saturday with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. They spoke at a news conference at the NRG Center, which has housed evacuees since Harvey swamped the…

Kyrie Irving writes Thank You Letter To City of Cleveland

BOSTON, Massachusettes — The Boston Celtics and Kyrie Irving are officially in business after spending the first six seasons of his NBA career with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The All-Star guard took to Instagram to thank the fans and city of Cleveland for a memorable run: “My special thank you to Cleveland” *Link in Bio. My…

Kobe Bryant Challenges “Greek Freak” To Win Kia NBA MVP

LOS ANGELES — The Milwaukee Bucks All-Star playmaker Giannis “Greek Freak” Antetokounmpo was issued a challenge by Kobe Bryant after requesting one on Sunday. The Greek Freak averaged 22.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.6 steals last season to become the first player since LeBron James in 2008-09 to lead his team…

Spurs officially re-sign Manu Ginobili

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have re-signed guard Manu Ginobili. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not announced. The upcoming season will mark Ginobili’s 16th campaign with the Silver and Black, which will make him the eighth player in NBA history to spend his entire career with…

LeBron Dominates at a LA pickup game.

CALIFORNIA – The Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James showed why he is the world’s best player in a Los Angeles gym as he throws down several dunks and his arsenal of jumpers. My love for this game is insane and drive me crazy! Which I LOVE!! Nothing to me is better than the process of feeling…

Sixers Ben Simmons cleared for full basketball activity

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia 76ers 2016 No. 1 pick Ben Simmons “has been cleared to resume full basketball activity for some time.” Simmons, who missed his NBA rookie season due to a fractured right foot, scored 34 points Monday, including 17 in the fourth quarter in a pickup game in his native Australia. Time to…