James Harden finding his "perfect balance" with the Nets

Staff Writer Joined ESPN in 2018 Appears regularly on ESPN Chicago 1000 NEW YORK — Five games into his tenure with the Brooklyn Nets, James Harden is beginning to piece together his pass or score Rubik’s cube. After scoring just 10 points through three quarters on Monday against the Miami

Nuggets’ Murray gets tossed after groin shot

DALLAS — Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray was ejected after what appeared to be an intentional shot to the groin area of the Dallas Mavericks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. in the second half of their game Monday night. Murray stumbled backward after the pair collided as Denver was setting up on

Warriors shake up starting unit, bench Wiseman

Nick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined ESPNChicago.com for its launch in April 2009. Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has decided to insert veteran Kevon Looney into the

Anthony Anderson has an incredible story about beating Michael Jordan in dominoes

Everyone knows that Michael Jordan was insanely competitive during his NBA career. The Bulls legend’s passion for winning and hatred of losing drove him to capture six championships and elevated him into rarefied air. But was Jordan capable of dialing back the intensity and enjoying a game among friends after he had left the

United signing Yudai Baba aims to be a pioneer for Japanese basketballers

For a man still learning English, Melbourne United guard Yudai Baba uses the word ‘pioneer’ perfectly. The Japanese international signed with the NBL as he wants to blaze a new trail for his countrymen by developing at home in the B.League before chasing opportunities overseas. The 24-year-old, 196-centimetre wing brings

Auburn’s Sharife Cooper continues incredible college start with first-half double-double vs. South Carolina

He has only played in five games this season, but Auburn guard Sharife Cooper is making a strong case as the top freshman in college basketball for the 2020-21 season. Cooper, a five-star recruit in the class of 2020 and its No. 24 overall player, missed the Tigers’ first 12

Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns announces positive COVID-19 test result

Karl-Anthony Towns’ COVID-19 nightmare is not ending. The Timberwolves center announced Friday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and would enter quarantine. He received news of the test result prior to his team’s game vs. the Grizzlies. “I will immediately isolate and follow every protocol,” he wrote. The

Aaron Donald relishing Aaron Rodgers challenge as Rams meet Packers in playoffs

Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald is relishing the challenge of facing Aaron Rodgers in Saturday’s NFL Divisional playoff clash. The Rams take on Green Bay Packers with Sean McVay’s side knowing that stopping Rodgers will be key to progressing. Donald, who made two sacks on Russell Wilson last week as

Philip Rivers ‘excited’ for next step as Colts star retires from NFL

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Philip Rivers has called time on his NFL career though is already set for a new role. Quarterback Rivers, who was signed by the San Diego Chargers in 2004, spent 17 years

Pacers’ LeVert out after mass found on kidney

Indiana Pacers wing Caris LeVert is out indefinitely after an MRI revealed a small mass on his left kidney, the team announced Saturday. The mass was found during a physical prior to the Pacers finalizing the trade to acquire LeVert. He will undergo further tests. “On behalf of my family