Canada's R.J. Barrett shines in pre-season Duke debut

Late in the first quarter of his college coming-out party, Canadian basketball phenom R.J. Barrett veered around a Ryerson defender to throw down...

The power of Mookie Betts' disciplined aggression

This story appears in the Sept. 10 issue of ESPN The Magazine. Subscribe today!Last November Mookie Betts rolled a 300 game in the...

Harden says Melo's transition will be 'a breeze'

MVP James Harden says Carmelo Anthony's transition to the Houston Rockets will be "a breeze.""Coming off an MVP season, now you got to...

Mature, battle-tested Barrett ready for spotlight of Duke basketball

MISSISSAUGA, Ont., — Canadian basketball phenom R.J. Barrett has seemingly always played at a level ahead of most guys his age.As a 17-year-old,...

Daily Locker Room and Free Talk + Game Threads Index (2018.08.24)

/r/NBA Rules What goes in here: Memes Free talk stuff Bad shitposts and "off season" questions Fantasy basketball smaller discussions...

Kobe: Lakers 'building the team smartly' in LeBron James era

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports Kobe Bryant has been keenly watching the Los Angeles Lakers organization take its initial steps of the LeBron...

'Why am I still hiding this?': The state of mental health in the NBA

LOS ANGELES -- I WAS JOSTLING for position with a gaggle of journalists and losing ground, sandwiched four-deep in a sea of bodies...

Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel issues cryptic response to rumours surrounding Tottenham left-back Danny...

NEITHER CONFIRM NOR DENY Rose has been linked with a move to the Ligue 1 side and still could move to PSG as the...

Serena's possible path: Venus (3rd), Halep (4th)

NEW YORK -- Serena and Venus Williams have been drawn into a potential third-round matchup at the US Open, which would be their...