Matt Damon and Ben Affleck teaming up for movie about Michael Jordan and Nike

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck teaming up for movie about Michael Jordan and Nike

5:30 PM ET Kelly CohenESPN Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, the Academy Award-winners behind “Good Will Hunting,” are teaming up on a movie about Nike’s efforts to sign Michael Jordan to a sneaker deal, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Former Nike executive Sonny Vaccaro, who was featured in the 2015 ESPN 30 for 30 “Sole … Read more

Joel Embiid Crushed A 76ers Coach’s Kids At Madden, NBA 2K

Joel Embiid Crushed A 76ers Coach's Kids At Madden, NBA 2K

Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) Joel Embiid is a gift to the game of basketball, a guy who is one of the best players in the NBA and a real chance to be named the league’s MVP this year. He is an unstoppable force on the court, so it may not surprise you too much … Read more

Frank Gore retires as the third leading rusher in NFL history

Frank Gore retires as the third leading rusher in NFL history

Gore principles. Picture: Getty Images After 16-years in the NFL, Frank Gore calls it a career just 2,355 yards shy of Emmitt Smith’s all-time rushing record. Gore will sign a one-day contract with the San Francisco 49ers to retire with the team that drafted him way back in 2005. Gore ends his career as the … Read more

LeBron James deserves DeMar DeRozan ‘blame’

LeBron James deserves DeMar DeRozan 'blame'

Magic Johnson wanted the Lakers to pursue DeMar DeRozan in the offseason over Russell Westbrook. The Lakers legend was discussing this season’s roster makeup Monday, during consecutive appearances on ESPN’s morning shows, “Get Up” and “First Take.” After giving praise to the Lakers’ leading scorer, LeBron James, Johnson said the franchise face is to blame … Read more

Kings’ Alvin Gentry, Warriors’ Steve Kerr speak on Sacramento mass shooting

Kings' Alvin Gentry, Warriors' Steve Kerr speak on Sacramento mass shooting

9:20 PM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN As the Kings prepared to host the Warriors on Sunday night, coaches Alvin Gentry and Steve Kerr addressed the mass shooting just blocks from Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center that left six people dead and injured a dozen others early Sunday morning. “It’s an incredible tragedy,” Gentry said during his pregame … Read more

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar criticizes some of LeBron James’ actions

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar criticizes some of LeBron James' actions

LOS ANGELES — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar publicly criticized LeBron James once again Sunday, with the Los Angeles Lakers legend saying he believes the current Lakers star has a greater responsibility in how he conducts himself given his elevated platform. “Some of the things he’s done and said are really beneath him, as far as I can … Read more

Golden State Warriors clinch playoff spot with high-stakes win over Utah Jazz

Golden State Warriors clinch playoff spot with high-stakes win over Utah Jazz

1:02 AM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — The Golden State Warriors have been coy about how much they’ve been watching the Western Conference standings. Some have admitted to monitoring them. Others have said they’re an afterthought. But, heading into Saturday’s game against the Utah Jazz, there was not one person in Golden State’s locker … Read more

The entire LSU basketball team is gone

The entire LSU basketball team is gone

Matt McMahon will have his hands full at LSU.Picture: Getty Images Sanctions are coming, Will Wade is gone, and the Tigers aren’t sticking around to find out what it looks like. LSU basketball might not be receiving the death penalty from the NCAA for their former coach’s infractions, but the team itself has sent the … Read more

Brooklyn Nets’ Ben Simmons files grievance to challenge nearly $20 million withheld by Philadelphia 76ers

Brooklyn Nets' Ben Simmons files grievance to challenge nearly $20 million withheld by Philadelphia 76ers

Brooklyn Nets guard Ben Simmons has filed a grievance to challenge the nearly $20 million of salary withheld to him by the Philadelphia 76ers this season, setting up a potentially significant showdown, sources told ESPN on Saturday. The grievance — which will now go to an arbitration process — could have larger league implications amid … Read more

Instant observations: Lifeless Sixers punished in loss to Pistons

Instant observations: Lifeless Sixers punished in loss to Pistons

The Sixers took a half-hearted approach to their game against the Pistons and were punished by a younger, Hungarian team, with Detroit racing to a 102-94 victory once James Harden unraveled in the second half. Here’s what I saw. The Good • There were times in this game where I thought the box score overstated … Read more