2023 NBA All-Star Game starters: LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo named captains

NEW YORK — Five players each from the East and West were named starters for the 2023 All-Star Game, the NBA announced Thursday. Here’s what you need to know: LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo were selected as captains for garnering the most votes in their respective conferences. James has been a captain for every All-Star … Read more

Nikola Jokic? Jason Tatum? Luka Doncic? Who leads the NBA MVP race?

Nikola Jokić has a chance to do something that even Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Tim Duncan never accomplished. Jokić will have a chance to win his third consecutive NBA Most Valuable Player award. Only three players in league history have won three straight MVPs: Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain and Larry Bird. The NBA MVP … Read more

Knicks’ RJ Barrett eager to face Scottie Barnes, Raptors again

RJ Barrett is looking forward to the Knicks’ game Sunday at Toronto, especially after sitting out the visit to his hometown on Jan. 6 due to a lacerated finger. “I can’t wait to play. I can’t wait,” Barrett said after scoring 23 points on Friday night in a loss at Atlanta. “Shoe [sitting out] wasn’t … Read more

Mets, Red Sox among MLB teams eyeing January deals

Teams historically run low on spending money at this stage of the offseason. But it’s interesting that a couple of the richest teams (Mets and Red Sox) and a few of the smaller-revenue teams (Marlins, Pirates and Brewers) saved money for January deals. After signing Tommy Pham to be their fourth outfielder for $6 million, … Read more

Viral video of junior basketball team celebrating sparks fierce debate online amongst NBA players, Evan Fournier, Austin Rivers, Damian Lillard, ‘highlight culture’

A seemingly harmless video of a junior basketball team exuberantly celebrating after scoring on their opposition has caused a stir after the vision went viral. The footage, which shows a couple of young children over-celebrating and trash-talking their opposition during a number of basketball games at the recent T3TV Snowball Classic, has divided public opinion … Read more

4 players Knicks must move ahead of 2023 NBA trade deadline

The New York Knicks, despite their Monday night loss against the Toronto Raptors, are currently in the middle of a solid, bounce back campaign built mostly off of their torrid stretch to begin December. The addition of Jalen Brunson has been immense, and Julius Randle is even posting comparable numbers to that of his All-Star … Read more

Wizards’ Kristaps Porzingis could miss the clash against the Knicks

Kristaps Porzingis is posting his highest scoring average since injuring his knee during his final season with the Knicks, but the one-time All-Star might not be available to face his original NBA team. The oft-injured Porzingis, who sat out the Wizards’ win over Chicago on Wednesday night with sore ribs, was listed as questionable on … Read more

Tom Thibodeau racks up his 100th win for the Knicks

The Knicks’ fourth straight win Friday night in Toronto marked a round-number milestone for Tom Thibodeau. The head coach improved to 100-94 in his 2 ¹/₂ seasons in New York, good for eighth on the franchise win list. At 22-18 entering Monday’s game against the Bucks at the Garden, Thibodeau stands nine victories behind Mike … Read more