Saints coach Sean Payton on face covering fine: ‘I get caught up in the game and half the time forget’

Getty Images New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton was one of the five NFL coaches handed a hefty fine for not following mask protocols during games. He was fined $100,000 and the Saints were fined $250,000 because Payton was not wearing a face covering when required during the team’s Read more

Steve Kerr disagrees with Michael Jordan, says Bulls were fine with Scottie Pippen having surgery

One of the central focuses of the first two episodes of ESPN’s new Michael Jordan documentary, The Last Dance, was Scottie Pippen’s long-standing feud with the Chicago Bulls. Pippen, despite being arguably the NBA’s second-best player for much of Chicago’s dynasty, was barely paid a starter’s wage by the end Read more

Kentucky’s top players head to the NBA Draft again, but John Calipari’s Wildcats will likely be fine

It’s been a pretty typical April week for Kentucky in the sense that underclassmen are announcing their departures from college and formally entering the NBA Draft. First, on Monday, Immanuel Quickley made it clear he’s gone. Then, on Tuesday, Nick Richards did the same. So that’s four early entries so Read more

Coronavirus: Donovan Mitchell speaks out for first time since positive test for COVID-19; says he feels fine

Donovan Mitchell was the second NBA player that tested positive for the coronavirus after his teammate, Rudy Gobert, became the first player to test positive. Gobert had been careless in the locker room in terms of touching other players and their belongings despite warnings about the severity of the situation, Read more

Zion Williamson’s conditioning no issue for Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry: ‘He’s 19 years old. He’ll be fine’

New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson has received rave reviews since he made his NBA debut earlier this season as his combination of size and athleticism is something that basketball fans haven’t seen before. While Williamson has lived up to — and maybe even exceeded — the enormous amount of Read more

NBA Power Rankings: Bucks make history; Rockets’ small ball working just fine; Celtics’ depth on display

Here’s a quick trivia question: Which NBA team was the fastest ever to clinch a playoff berth? You’re probably thinking the 73-win Warriors. How about the 72-win Bulls? Wrong on both counts. With the Washington Wizards’ loss on Sunday, the Milwaukee Bucks clinched a postseason spot after just 56 games Read more