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

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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 …

Brandon Roy turned a three-win high school program into the nation’s No. 1 team in his first season as coach

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Since retiring prematurely from the NBA after three All-Star appearances in six injury-plagued seasons, former Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy couldn’t stand to be around basketball. “It wasn’t just the Blazers,” the 32-year-old told the Portland Tribune this past December. “I didn’t go to any NBA games. You just miss it. It’s like you see your girlfriend, and she’s walking …