How Tim Hardaway Jr. is justifying his huge contract

Tim Hardaway Jr

Former Miami Palmetto standout proving his worth Tim Hardaway Jr. is making his return to Atlanta at the perfect time. He’s emerging from a career-high 38 points and arriving at Philips Arena on Friday with a team that is the one of the biggest surprises in the NBA at 10-7. When Hardaway left Atlanta, he felt he made the right …

The Trailer for LaVar Ball’s Reality Series ‘Ball in the Family’

Ball in the family

Like it or not, it’s here. On Wednesday, Facebook released the trailer for “Ball in the Family,” a new reality show centered around boisterous basketball patriarch LaVar Ball and his three sons, Lakers point guard Lonzo, UCLA freshman LiAngelo and flashy high school sensation LaMelo. The show will chronicle the Balls as they seek to take the NBA, collegiate and …

LeBron, Draymond, 2 Chainz, Steve Stoute and More Hit the Barbershop to Talk Hoops

NBA

Today, ESPN premiered “The Shop,” a 30-minute video of LeBron James, Draymond Green, 2 Chainz, Steve Stout and more talking candidly about hoops at a local barbershop in New Orleans. Filmed during the recent All Star Weekend (no, we have no idea why it took the “worldwide leader in sports” nearly four months to release it), the group of stars, be …

Long shot: The triumphs and struggles of an NBA freedom fighter

Craig Hodges

Excerpted from Long shot: The Triumphs and Struggles of an NBA Freedom Fighter by Craig Hodges and Rory Fanning, published by Haymarket Books.   On July 1, 1992, sixteen days after we won our second NBA championship title, I became a free agent. Nine days later, the Bulls released me. Jerry Krause called to break the news. “Craig, unfortunately we have …

The 25 highest-paid NBA players of all time

Kobe Bryant

The NBA may still be behind the NFL and Major League Baseball in terms of generating revenue, but thanks to skyrocketing TV contracts and smaller rosters, an NBA career can be quite lucrative. This is especially true for the athletes who played a large chunk of their careers between the late 1990s and the 2011 lockout. While many of the all-time …