WATCH: Heatcheck end-of-season special

Ovie Soko and BJ Armstrong join Mo Mooncey and Jaydee Dyer on a special end-of-season episode of Heatcheck, Sky Sports’ weekly NBA show. The 2019-20 NBA season is over and the Los Angeles Lakers have been crowned champions for a record-equalling 17th time. Ovie, BJ and Mo are on

Raptors’ Bjorkgren named Pacers head coach

Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 The Indiana Pacers have agreed to a multiyear deal to hire Toronto Raptors assistant Nate Bjorkgren as their head coach, sources told ESPN. The Pacers officially named Bjorkgren as their new head coach Tuesday but did not disclose terms of his

Predicting the big decisions surrounding Giannis, the 76ers, CP3 and the Warriors’ pick

This NBA offseason is full of decisions that could impact the hierarchy of the league for years to come. Will back-to-back MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo hold off on signing a supermax extension with the Milwaukee Bucks? Will the Golden State Warriors keep or trade the No. 2 overall pick in November’s

NBA trade rumors: Bucks won’t (and shouldn’t) move Giannis Antetokounmpo if he declines contract extension

He may not be eligible to become a free agent until 2021, but all eyes will be on Giannis Antetokounmpo this offseason. The Bucks will offer the two-time MVP a five-year supermax extension when free agency kicks off — there is no doubt about that. The big question is whether he

The people with all the power in NBA free agency

Sometime between now and the 2020 NBA draft on Nov. 18, the league should lift the monthslong transaction moratorium, allowing its annual round of offseason chaos to officially begin. There are many things the NBA will need to sort out over the next few months, from the salary cap rules

Ronnie O’Sullivan pink nails: Why are O’Sullivan’s nails pink at the English Open?

Ronnie O’Sullivan is back in action again after winning his sixth world championship in August. The Rocket is going for glory in this week’s English Open in Milton Keynes and he showed up for his first-round match against Brian Ochoiski with his nails painted pink. Why does Ronnie O’Sullivan have

Opinion: After reconciling, Lakers GM Rob Pelinka and Magic Johnson can celebrate NBA championship

The Los Angeles Lakers had just won an NBA championship for the first time in a decade, so GM Rob Pelinka and Magic Johnson got on the phone. When Johnson and Pelinka spoke on Sunday night, the significance went beyond a franchise luminary gushing about tying the hated Boston Celtics for the most titles

Sources: Lue gains momentum for Rockets job

Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 Joined in September 2009 Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks Appears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM Clippers assistant coach Ty Lue’s candidacy for the Rockets’ head-coaching job has gathered significant momentum after a meeting with Houston’s ownership and

Are LeBron’s four NBA titles better than Jordan’s six?

Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE system How does LeBron James’ NBA Finals résumé compare to Michael Jordan’s? The MJ-LeBron debate centers heavily on their performances on the NBA’s biggest stage. For Jordan partisans, the Chicago Bulls’ 6-0 record