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The Making of Ja Morant

HARTFORD — Rick Byrd, the longtime Belmont coach, began hearing rumors before the season began. Belmont had played Murray State, an Ohio Valley Conference rival, twice last season, and Byrd knew that Ja Morant, then a freshman, was a...

A Kushner Is an N.B.A. Owner

Joshua Kushner is a mainstay of the New York tech scene, founding the investment firm Thrive Capital, which has $2.5 billion under management, and cofounding Oscar Health, a health start-up. He was brought into the Grizzlies ownership group by...

Five Places to Visit in Minneapolis

From Downtown East in Minneapolis, it’s only a four-block walk to the U.S. Bank Stadium, the glass-sheathed building that opened in 2016 and is host of the NCAA Final Four basketball tournament from April 6 to 8. The neighborhood...

Jazz Clobber the Knicks – The New York Times

Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points, Rudy Gobert added 18 points and the Utah Jazz romped to a fifth straight lopsided victory by beating the Knicks, 137-116, at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.“We just got punched,” Knicks Coach David Fizdale...

Raptors Crush Knicks but Lose Kyle Lowry to Ankle Injury

TORONTO — Playing against his former team, Jeremy Lin led the Toronto Raptors to a 128-92 victory over the Knicks on Monday night. But the win came at a cost for the Raptors, who lost the All-Star point guard...

‘Hello, Kevin Knox.’ A Knicks Rookie Breaks Out.

“We had a lot of ups and downs this season,” Knox said afterward. “It was big-time win, the first sweep of the season. It’s just a great way to win in the Garden, in the last 10 seconds, against...

LeBron James and the Lakers Keep Finding New Ways to Lose

In a few weeks, James’s streak of 13 straight playoff appearances and eight straight trips to the N.B.A. finals will come to an end. No one expected him to haul the Lakers (31-39) to the mountaintop — the roster...

How the Los Angeles Lakers Blew It

The arrival of LeBron James as their latest in a succession of superstar imports was supposed to halt the longest period of suffering in the Los Angeles Lakers’ California history.What James and the Lakers have experienced instead will be...

Looking for Arizona Basketball? It Graduated to the N.B.A.

“If Coach Olson walked in and saw some of this, he’d be shaking his head,” Fraser said. “He’d think we’re so loose.”The Warriors are still mindful of the essentials, though, especially at training camp, where they dribble around traffic...

DeMarcus Cousins and the Golden State Soap Opera

HOUSTON — DeMarcus Cousins used to watch soap operas with his grandmother when he was growing up. She would refer to them as her “stories,” he said, and “As the World Turns” was her favorite. Cousins could never fully...

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