CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – JANUARY 30: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers (facing camera) is mobbed by teammates after hitting the game-winning three point shot against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on January 30, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The Trailblazers defeated the Bulls 123-122. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees
The sports world makes for a beautiful palette but individual images can get lost in the constant shuffle. Here are the best Getty Images sports photos from this week. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates in the fourth quarter during the AFC Championship game against the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium
Russell Westbrook, Washington Wizards. (Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports) Cardinals trade for Rockies star third baseman Nolan Arenado by Mark Powell Washington Wizards point guard Russell Westbrook was ejected in a loss to the Atlanta Hawks. Frustrations continue to boil over in what looks to be a terrible season for Russell Westbrook and the Washington Wizards. Washington entered
Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports Robert Tonyan says Aaron Rodgers will return to Packers in 2021 by Mark Carman Chicago Cubs sign Joc Pederson to team-friendly deal by Brad Berreman John Stockton and Karl Malone tower over the rest of Utah Jazz history. But Joe Ingles is about to join them in the team’s record books.
The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. NBA trade rumors are slowly heating up but with James Harden now in Brooklyn, it’s hard to tell where the next big deal is going to come from.
David Richard-USA TODAY Sports This stat will fire up Chiefs fans ahead of Super Bowl 55 by Scott Rogust LeBron James continued to show off his talent from behind the arc this season in the first half of Thursday’s game in Detroit. LeBron James seems to only get better with age. 2021 has shown us
The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. Bradley Beal just keeps scoring. He’s already dropped a 60-piece this season, he hung 47 on the Pelicans Wednesday night and he’s averaging 41.0 per game over his
First Week Finals separates the NBA’s contenders from the pretenders after the first week of every month of the season. Now that a full month of NBA action is in the books, teams are starting to find out how this season’s version of themselves will be able to compete within their respective conferences. While chemistry
Rennia Davis has the size and skill to fill multiple roles at both ends of the floor. That versatility should keep her near the top of the WNBA Draft. Tennessee forward Rennia Davis is arguably the top wing prospect in the 2021 WNBA Draft and, if things break the right way in terms of early-entry
In this week’s NBA Power Rankings, Andrew Wiggins is doing stuff, Jaylen Brown is controlling time and space and Alex Caruso has a new nickname. Our new look NBA Power Rankings are back, a non-traditional structure for a non-traditional era of professional basketball. The world is no longer just about wins and losses and teams
The latest NBA trade rumors suggest the Warriors are open to moving Kelly Oubre Jr. The Golden State Warriors hoped Kelly Oubre Jr. would be part of a new foundation after trading for him in the offseason. Now, it appears they’re already open to moving him if the right deal materializes. According to The Athletic’s
Derrick Rose trade rumors are already swirling ahead of the deadline. Backup guard and former MVP Derrick Rose is currently stranded on a Detroit Pistons team with the most losses in the NBA, but he might not have to waste away on an Eastern Conference basement-dweller for much longer. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania,
Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers, Oklahoma City Thunder. (Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports) MMA champion Ben Askren to come out of retirement to fight YouTuber Jake Paul by Amy Kaplan Super Bowl 55 odds and preview: 5 best bets by Mike Phillips Damian Lillard owns the Oklahoma City Thunder with his incredibly petty new Adidas
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder, Gary Trent Jr., Portland Trail Blazers. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) Bad Coaching in the NFL: Dan Campbell wants kneecaps by Mike Tanier Pittsburgh Steelers free agency 2021: Top 5 targets by Russell S. Baxter Shai Gilgeous-Alexander found Gary Trent Jr.’s flop to be of the hilarious variety on Monday.
It’s time to put aside the Stephen Curry comparisons for good. Trae Young is a uniquely talented offensive player but in the James Harden mold. The comparisons to Steph Curry started even before Trae Young officially declared for the NBA Draft. His slight built, flashy handle and propensity for pulling up off the dribble at
Nikola Jokic is having the best season of his career and allowing Denver to avoid a natural dip in regular-season wins. During David Griffin’s brief media career between gigs running basketball operations in Cleveland and New Orleans, he popularized a term that explains so much about NBA superstars. Griffin loved to say that the best
Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Braves: Could Atlanta rename the team after Hank Aaron? by John Buhler Giannis Antetokounmpo gave Conor McGregor some unusual tips ahead of his UFC 257 fight. Fight fans around the world are buzzing with the return of Connor McGregor to the UFC Octagon, where he will face off against long
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JANUARY 31: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets in action against the Chicago Bulls at Barclays Center on January 31, 2020 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions
The 2020-21 NBA season is young, especially with how many players have missed time, but trends are beginning to emerge for the best teams. In the post-Warriors era of the NBA, there isn’t an overwhelming title favorite. The Los Angeles Lakers are reigning champions and look primed for another Finals run, but they’re not so
Due to coronavirus complications, the Memphis Grizzles’ next three games have been postponed. Things unfortunately have been going from bad to worse for the Memphis Grizzlies and their fight with the coronavirus. Due to contact tracing, the Grizzlies have seen their number of guys available to suit up and take the hardwood totally depleted of