Nikola Jokic is not of this world. Fine, let’s put it this way: This version of Denver Nuggets do-all frontman Nikola Jokic is playing like the best basketball player in the world right now. The skills, stats and eyeballs all pass the same test; at 6-11 and 26 years old, Jokic has become the most
It’s showtime for Michael Porter Jr., as the Denver Nuggets’ youngest star has emerged as a go-to player during the franchise’s most promising postseason journey since 2009. After teammate Jamal Murray suffered an unfortunate season-ending injury back in April, Porter’outspoken, confident and arguably the team’s most naturally gifted talent’knew he needed to step up. He
Deandre Ayton said something that might have slipped past all of us. It was a statement, something that could be confused as a prophecy, or, if that’s too dramatic, something a typical then 19-year-old would say, especially when you’re the best college player in the country and moments away from being selected as the No.
Kevin Garnett is the definition of undefinable. A seven-footer with a jumper, a center with vision, a man blessed with agility and mobility reserved only for nobility. He’s one of the last great myths of basketball, one of the last players whose every move wasn’t documented on social media but whose path is littered with
When the WNBA was first launched in 1997, its first well-known tagline was We Got Next. Twenty-five years later, the League is about to embark on a historic season as it celebrates its quarter of a century existence, and it’s no longer about We Got Next but We Got Now. Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi
Jordan was like Jesus, SLAM was like the Bible... As J. Cole transitioned from up-and-coming rapper to full-blown vet, he came to a realization: staying sharp and fighting off complacency ain’t easy. Inspired by his love for basketball and his desire to remain on top of the game, the 36-year-old has been treating music like
At 14 years old, Yannick Nzosa found himself boarding an airplane alone, saying goodbye to his family in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and en route to Rome, Italy. He was embarking on a journey in 2019 that was about more than basketball. With the weight of his family and country on his shoulders,
Imitation is often the best form of flattery. And last spring, when the Showtime documentary Basketball County: In the Water’which focuses on Prince George’s County, Maryland men’s basketball’premiered, it inspired another documentary about women’s basketball in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Enter: Melanie Page, a North Carolina A&T State University alum, former basketball player, and