‘It’s game on’: NBA bubble food gets new spin thanks to popular master chef Shawn Loving

Rip Hamilton arrived in Detroit in 2002 and found chef Shawn Loving’s restaurant, Loving Spoonful. The then-Pistons guard became a frequent diner and asked if Loving was interested in a job as Hamilton’s personal chef. “At that time, he was a motor and running around a lot. He needed to

Texas Tech fires Marlene Stollings after report lays out claims of abuse

Texas Tech on Thursday fired women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings, one day after a published report claimed Stollings and her staff regularly abused players. Athletic director Kirby Hocutt announced Stollings’ dismissal in a press release. He will hold a Zoom conference at 4 p.m. ET Friday to discuss the matter. The report, by USA

Milwaukee Bucks rally to beat Miami Heat and clinch No 1 seed in Eastern Conference

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton scored 33 points each as the Milwaukee Bucks rallied to defeat the Miami Heat 130-116 on Thursday. Thursday night's NBA scores Latest standings and seeding game results Which teams have secured their playoff places? Miami Heat 116-130 Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton scored

NBA playoff bracket 2020: Updated standings, seeds & Round 1 projections in Orlando

The NBA season is typically a marathon run of games over several months, but the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has turned the 2019-20 campaign into a sprint toward the finish line. Playoff positioning is on the line as 22 NBA teams resume play at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. The

Lakers re-creating home feel in Orlando bubble

Lakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Calif. — The Los Angeles Lakers will host a “home” game Wednesday more than 2,500 miles from L.A., but

NBA bubble breakdown: Pacers’ T.J. Warren continues torrid start on Day 6 of play in Orlando

We've completed six days of play in the NBA bubble, and there's been no shortage of surprises in the restarted season. Contenders like the league-best Milwaukee Bucks, the Boston Celtics, and the Los Angeles Clippers are all just 1-2 since the restart. There's just two 3-0 teams: The Phoenix Suns, battling

Lillard: ‘Disrespectful’ to undervalue HOFer Melo

Covers the Oklahoma City Thunder for ESPN.com As the first question came his way, Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic squirmed in his chair. “He’s right there,” he said with an uncomfortable smile. “I don’t know if I can talk.” Carmelo Anthony was standing by waiting for Nurkic to finish

Luka Doncic creates history as Mavericks beat Kings while the Nets shock Bucks

Luka Doncic became the youngest player in NBA history to record a 30-point, 20-rebound triple-double in a game as he led the Dallas Mavericks to victory over the Sacramento Kings. Tuesday night's NBA scores Latest standings and seeding game results Which teams have secured their playoff places? Dallas Mavericks 114-110

NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo blows up after historic Brooklyn loss

Giannis Antetokounmpo has threatened to “f*** up” a bitter rival as his Milwaukee Bucks crashed to the biggest upset the NBA has seen in 27 years. The reigning MVP blew up at Nets rookie Donta Hall as he sensed his side was on the verge of a historic defeat. Watch

Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo has unkind words for Nets’ Donta Hall after being shoved to floor

One effective strategy for stopping Giannis Antetokounmpo: Simply throw him out of the play. During the second quarter of Tuesday’s game between the Bucks and Nets, Antetokounmpo found himself on the floor after battling for rebounding position with Donta Hall. The recently signed Nets forward abandoned any ideas of grabbing the ball