Basketball

Johnny Davis enjoyed his interview with Knicks

CHICAGO – Wisconsin sophomore shooting guard Johnny Davis is a straightforward kid with a straightforward game. Very good defender. Solid scorer. A dive-to-the-floor scrappiness. A deadly shot from mid-range. Nothing too flashy. So when teams asked him an offbeat question about his personal life during the NBA Draft Combine interviews in Chicago, Davis didn’t deviate. …

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If Brittney Griner were Kevin Love she’d already be home

A reminder of who’s missing as Brittney Griner awaits trial in Russia.Image: Getty Images Black people have it hard. Black women have it harder. Black gay women have it the hardest. It’s tough being a triple minority in America, but especially in Russia. After the news that Brittney Griner’s detaiment has been extendedand that Russia …

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Joel Embiid wins ‘Most Valuable Philadelphian’

Joel Embiid, winner of a made-up awardPhoto: Getty Images Winning the MVP award isn’t about taking home a chunk of metal sponsored by Kia. It’s about being able to hold the distinction of “Best Player in the World” over the competition’s heads. Nobody cares about winning something, they care about the distinction that comes with …

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Charles Barkley to Warriors heckler: ‘I’ll f – k your mama’

Charles Barkley’s trash talk reached a vulgar new level on Wednesday, when the “Inside the NBA” crew filmed a live show outside the Chase Center prior to Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals between the Warriors and Mavericks. The basketball Hall of Famer, who picked the Mavericks to win the series, was being heckled …

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Skylar Diggins-Smith, Diana Taurasi separated in heated WNBA bench feud

Is there beef in Phoenix? The Mercury’s Skylar Diggins-Smith and Diana Taurasi had to be separated twice after a heated exchange during a timeout late in the first half of Phoenix’s 86-74 loss to the Aces on Tuesday. It’s unclear what led to the fiery moment that forced teammates to eventually come between the two …

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