The NBA playoffs have come and gone, but an important question remains: What are the top 10 power dunks of the 2021-22 playoffs? The NBA’s 75th Anniversary season has drawn to a close with the Golden State Warriors hoisting their fourth Larry O’Brien trophy in the last eight years, the last team standing once again
As the Boston Celtics seem to be forever chasing elusive banner No. 18, the Los Angeles Lakers are having the time of their lives reveling in their arch rival’s latest postseason disappointment. For the time being, the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers remain tied at 17 league championships apiece. Yes, five of the Lakers’ 17 NBA
Former Cleveland Cavaliers assistant Chris Jent could reunite with LeBron James, as Darvin Harm finalizes his Los Angeles Lakers coaching staff. As new Los Angeles Lakers head coach Darvin Ham rounds out his coaching staff, one former Cleveland Cavaliers assistant Chris Jent could be reuiniting with LeBron James. Lakers insider Brad Turner reported Jent and former NBA
Gary Payton II, Golden State Warriors. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) Watch: Jose Ramirez trolls Freddie Freeman hard while mic’d up by John Buhler PFL 4: Twitter reacts to controversial Alex Martinez win over Clay Collard by Thomas Albano Gary Payton could not be prouder his son is an NBA champion with the Golden State Warriors.
Bill Russell believes the Boston Celtics can raise championship banner No. 18 next season. After falling to the Golden State Warriors in six games, Bill Russell is not giving up hope when it comes to his beloved Boston Celtics raising championship banner No. 18 next year. Boston was certainly battle-tested this season. The Celtics won playoff series over
Kevin Durant responds to the Golden State Warriors winning an NBA Finals without him. With the Golden State Warriors beating the Boston Celtics on Thursday night, Kevin Durant has to deal with the fact he now has two fewer rings than Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. The noted NBA wanderer decided to leave basketball paradise to
Jun 16, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and guard Klay Thompson (11) celebrate after beating the Boston Celtics in game six of the 2022 NBA Finals to win the NBA Championship at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Chase Center erupting as Warriors win NBA Finals will
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 16: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors raises the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy after defeating the Boston Celtics 103-90 in Game Six of the 2022 NBA Finals at TD Garden on June 16, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or
The Boston Celtics’ strong first quarter disappeared on a ridiculous run by the Golden State Warriors, who took Game 6 to win the NBA Finals. The Boston Celtics were in unenviable territory — down 3-2 in the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors. They returned to TD Garden looking to take a win to
When reflecting on his days in the league, Shaq looks at today’s game and says there’s “too much crying and boohooing” about NBA refs these days. There’s a generational battle that’s constantly being waged in today’s game: the notion that better basketball was played in the 1990s, and today’s game is soft in comparison. To
Shaq brings love to his hometown of Newark, NJ by teaming up with IcyHot to refurbish local basketball courts through his Comebaq Courts program. NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – JUNE 13: Shaquille O’Neal interacts with young participants as The Shaquille O’Neal Foundation & Icy Hot unveil “Comebaq Court” on June 13, 2022 in Newark, New Jersey.
Former Boston Celtics player Isaiah Thomas called out the Celts for urging Robert Williams III to play through injury during the NBA Finals. Celtics fans still miss Isaiah Thomas, but Thomas is confident that the Celts want nothing to do with him. Aside from the fact that they could have called him up on a
Andrew Wiggins has become an invaluable two-way wing for the Warriors, and a career night in Game 5 brought Golden State within one game of another NBA title. Given how much went wrong in Game 5, the Warriors might almost consider themselves fortunate to have a 3-2 lead in the Finals. After dominating third quarters
The Golden State Warriors will be on the road, looking to finish off the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Here’s everything you need to watch. Steph Curry had one of the worst games of his career, not making a single 3-point basket in a postseason game for the first time ever.
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Regardless of who wins the NBA Finals, should the NBA MVP award go to Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry anyway? The 2022 NBA Finals is tied between the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics. With the series nearing its conclusion, the talk regarding who should win the NBA Finals MVP award will only increase.
Golden State Warriors point guard Gary Payton II proves yet again how dedicated he is to uplifting his teammates during the NBA Finals. When Gary Payton II made the Golden State roster against all odds, he said there was one thing he set out to do: ” stick around — and make an impact.” In a
The Boston Celtics’ defense has slowed down every offensive superstar they’ve faced in these playoffs. Until they ran into Steph Curry. According to Cleaning the Glass, seven teams have posted a defensive rating seven points below the league average or lower since 2003-04 (the earliest year of the database’s collection). That pantheonic list extends to
Klay Thompson is going to extreme lengths to get ready for Game 5 of 2022 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics. Water may be cleansing, but Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson was tempting fate with his bizarre training method ahead of Game 5. The Dubs may have taken back home-court advantage with
Draymond Green’s performance throughout the NBA Finals has been widely criticized. Even his mother has no clue what happened to him. The Golden State Warriors made it to the NBA Finals in 16 games through the tough Western Conference. Draymond Green played a role in them making it to the big game for the sixth
Jun 10, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots the ball against Boston Celtics guard Payton Pritchard (11) during the fourth quarter during game four of the 2022 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports Anthony Rizzo compares current New York Yankees to 2016 Cubs by
Jun 10, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) talks with head coach Steve Kerr during the first quarter of game four in the 2022 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Patriots: Mac Jones earns rave reviews from teammates ahead
Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown and his teammates sport “We Are BG” shirts during the NBA Finals, calling attention to her wrongful detainment in Russia. While practicing for Game 2 of the NBA Finals, Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown wore a t-shirt emblazoned with the words “We Are BG”. He later explained to media why
Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry joins countless NBA and WNBA athletes in calling on Russia to release Brittney Griner from unlawful detainment. It’s been 113 days now since Brittney Griner was wrongfully detained in Russia, and everyone from Dawn Staley to Breanna Stewart to Magic Johnson is calling on the U.S. government to bring
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. The NBA Finals MVP conversation held an unusually large share of the conversation before this series started, largely because of Steph Curry. The future Hall-of-Famer has helped lead the
A good start to NBA Free Agency has put the Sixers in a perfect spot to make the NBA Playoffs during the 2017-2018 season. According to Sportsline simulations, the Philadelphia 76ers have an 80 percent chance of making the NBA Playoffs. On Saturday, the Sixers made a big money move by signing sharpshooter J.J. Redick
Draymond Green hit a quick punch with his “Quickie” shirt at the Warriors championship parade, and he and LeBron James then traded jabs on Instagram. Draymond Green was arguably the most entertaining aspect of the Golden State Warriors’ championship parade for their NBA Finals win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, as he pulled off whatever troll he
Jun 12, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) celebrates with the Larry O’Brien Trophy after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in game five of the 2017 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Rick Pitino suspended as part of NCAA sanctions on Louisville basketball by Derek
Kevin Durant appears on the latest Sports Illustrated cover and fans get to find out the story of how he landed in Golden State. Kevin Durant took heat all year from the majority of NBA fans. But he had the last laugh on Monday night, capturing his first NBA championship and taking home Finals MVP
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