Reflecting on Donald Sterling's obsession with Magic
As an owner of the fledgling Clippers for decades, Magic Johnson represented a lot to Donald Sterling. In fact, his obsession with Magic actually played a part in his banning from the NBA.
Doc Rivers: ‘Boston will always be part of my family’
Even with an important Clippers season ahead of him, Doc Rivers made time to take a trip to East Coast and maintain his relationship with the Action for Boston Community Development charity, an anti-poverty effort he helped start in the city he once called home.
What went wrong with the Wizards? Scott Brooks explains
The Wizards struggled through last season, with John Wall injured and their year stalled before it started. Washington coach Scott Brooks disusses that, Bradley Beal and more with The Crossover podcast.
How Michael Avenatti could disrupt the basketball world
Michael Avenatti might not be the most trusted voice, but all eyes will turn to him during a criminal case that centers on extortion and fraud. The Crossover digs into reasons why Avenatti's case could cause concern for the basketball world.
Mikhail Prokhorov leaves a complicated Nets legacy
Mikhail Prokhorov is officially selling his remaining 51% ownership stake in the Nets. He leaves a more complicated legacy in the NBA than many would have you believe.
Trail Blazers retain CJ McCollum at tall price tag
The Trail Blazers secured the other half of their heralded backcourt, locking CJ McCollum up with a three-year, $100 million contract extension. Portland pays a tall price tag, but McCollum has proved his worth.
10 thoughts on Team USA's FIBA World Cup roster changes
Several players have dropped out of the FIBA World Cup, leaving the Team USA roster leaning on a host of players with little to no national experience. But not every aspect of this is all bad.
You don't need to care about Ben Simmons making a three
Don’t get too excited about Ben Simmons draining a three.
Why Chris Paul could change the Thunder's tank race
Sam Presti traded for Chris Paul with the intent to move him and start the Thunder's race to the bottom. Now with Paul more than likely staying for the long haul, should OKC alter its approach?
Rather than separate stars, the Blazers bet on them
While NBA free agency was marked by player movement, the Blazers made the decision to double down on their cornerstones. Instead of moving one of their stars, Portland rebuilt around CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard.
How to understand Russell Westbrook on the Rockets
In an offseason full of moves, no deal was more shocking than the trade that sent Russell Westbrook to the Rockets. The Crossover takes a closer look at the team's makeup and asks important questions.
Breaking Bad: The downfall of Penn legend Jerome Allen
What would lead Penn's basketball coach, an ex-pro player and beloved Quakers star, to take payouts from the father of a phony recruit? And what would happen when that phony recruit's father turned out to be the man behind a sprawling Medicare fraud? Before the Varsity Blues scandal, there was Jerome Allen.
The Knicks, Suns and the most clueless free agency teams
Not everyone can pull off a coup like the Clippers or Nets. There are also franchises that appeared to be clueless during free agency. The Crossover considers those teams.
2019 NBA free agent tracker: Follow every move
After an unprecedented run of deals, 2019 NBA free agency is off to a roaring start. The Crossover is tracking every move this summer and providing all the latest details and analysis. https://www.si.com/nba/2019/06/27/nba-free-agency-jimmy-butler-sixers-rockets-rumors
Kawhi's decision rips NBA title's race wide open
Kawhi Leonard's decision to join the Clippers—and take Paul George with him—was the exclamation point on an already insane free agency. With so much movement and so many title contenders emerging, the 2019-20 season will be one of the most exciting we've seen.
NBA free agency report card: Grading Knicks, Nets and more
There's an avalanche of deals to process from Day 1 of NBA free agency. The Crossover grades the wild start to the summer and weighs in on the Knicks, Nets, Sixers and more.
The 76ers add Al Horford to start latest reinvention
The 76ers attacked free agency with the same approach they've used throughout general manager Elton Brand's tenure, pouncing for players they want when given the chance. This time they lured Al Horford away from the Celtics.
Malcolm Brogdon is a near-perfect fit for the Pacers
The Pacers landed Malcolm Brogdon as part of a multi-team trade, finding a perfect running mate for Victor Oladipo in the process.
What to make of Anthony Davis waiving his trade bonus
Anthony Davis waived his $4 million trade kicker to help his future team. The Open Floor podcast discusses his decision and the summer of the Lakers.
2020 big board: An early look at next year's class
The 2019 NBA draft is behind us, which means it's time to take a look into the future and rank potential players in next year's class. The Front Office provides insight on the futures of James Wiseman, LaMelo Ball and more.
Gordon Hayward, Kyrie Irving and Boston's downfall
The downfall of the Celtics' dreams started 12 months ago, when Gordon Hayward went down with an injury. From there Kyrie Irving waffled on his commitment and Anthony Davis rumors poisioned the Boston locker room.
Behind the scenes with Rich Paul: The NBA's new king maker
The most polarizing figure in the NBA is not any owner, player, exec or even LeBron James—it’s Rich Paul, the King’s agent and friend, who unleashed havoc on the league this past season when he demanded that New Orleans trade star client Anthony Davis in a seeming bid to unite him with James in L.A. Paul’s next moves could reshape the entire league, but here’s the thing: He and LeBron have bigger plans.
KD headed to New York to see doctors about Achilles injury
The Warriors await the results of Kevin Durant's MRI.
What changes can the Raptors or Warriors make for Game 3?
Play Draymond Green at center? Find a new way to attack DeMarcus Cousins? The Crossover staff considers the biggest adjustments the Warriors and Raptors can make to prepare for Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
Trail Blazers star CJ McCollum always has a counter
Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum always has a counter. The Portland star has become known for his savvy and NBA players have taken notice, with some even stealing a few pages out of his playbook.
Clutch Shots: NBA photogs on Kawhi's buzzer-beater
While the Kawhi Leonard Game 7 buzzer-beater caught most off guard, these three NBA photographers were prepared for the moment. They tell Sports Ilustrated about their clutch shots.
Cavs add stability on the sidelines with John Beilein hire
The Cavaliers have finally found a coach to replace Tyronn Lue, landing on John Beilein of Michigan. After operating in something of a post-LeBron malaise since the summer, Cleveland adds a source of stability on the sidelines.