Russell Westbrook, Washington Wizards. (Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports) Twitter was a giant ball of stress during the USWNT thrilling match against Netherlands by Josh Hill How valuable is Ben Simmons right now? by Micah Wimmer Russell Westbrook was pure class in thanking Washington Wizards fans over Instagram. They may have only been together for
Russell Westbrook, Washington Wizards. (Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports) A kicker won the NFL MVP award in the NFL’s weirdest year by Matt Verderame MLB Trade Deadline: Did Kris Bryant get traded by the Cubs? by Josh Hill Skip Bayless crushes the Los Angeles Lakers after trading for Russell Westbrook. While most people believe the Los Angeles
Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images,) Cavaliers pick up Ricky Rubio in trade with Timberwolves by Alicia de Artola The Los Angeles Lakers are in trade talks for both Russell Westbrook and Buddy Hield. Can they actually trade for both? To the surprise of nobody, the NBA was filled with news in the hours leading up
Kendrick Nunn, Bradley Beal, Duncan Robinson (Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports) Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal has reportedly ‘welcomed’ each of the following teams in a trade scenario. After multiple seasons of saying he wants to stay where he’s at, Wizards guard Bradley Beal may be looking for a way out. Jake Fisher of Bleacher Report ” is
Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards. (Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports) Notre Dame students and faculty go to war with Chick-fil-A, Lindsey Graham by John Buhler Panthers make Taylor Moton NFL’s 2nd highest-paid RT in new contract extension by Braulio Perez Bradley Beal will be replaced on the Team USA roster ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 10: Bradley Beal #4 of the United States passes against Nigeria during an exhibition game at Michelob ULTRA Arena ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nigeria defeated the United States 90-87. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Arike Ogunbowale was tweeting during timeouts
May 20, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) before the game against the Indiana Pacers at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports Mets give depressing update after Noah Syndergaard rehab start ends in disaster by Josh Hill WNBA Shootaround: Jonquel Jones for MVP, Connecticut Sun, injuries
The All-NBA Teams were revealed on Tuesday night, and NBA Twitter has a bone to pick with the voters. The All-NBA Teams, on the surface, are never really all that bad. Sure, a few fanbases feel turned off by the league failing to recognize their homegrown star, but is it could surely be worse. It’s
Basketball Insiders continues the “Now What” series with a look at the Indiana Pacers. A disappointing 34-38 record earned them a spot in the Play-In Tournament, where they crushed the Charlotte Hornets but were then destroyed by the Washington Wizards. They limped across the finish line, and now face an uncertain offseason that could be
Fan on court during 76ers-Wizards Game 4. (Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports) Brendan Gallagher strikes first for the Canadiens in Game 7 by Griffin Youngs Kevin Pillar returns to Mets following gruesome injury by Scott Rogust A fan ran onto the court and got tackled by security during Game 4 between the Philadelphia 76ers and Washington
While it was quite the bumpy ride, the Washington Wizards clinched a playoff berth in the 2020-21 season despite starting the year at 17-32. It required big moves at the trade deadline, a 17-6 run to close out the regular season and a Play-In Tournament win but the Wizards managed to make the playoffs and
May 20, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) reacts after making a third quarter basket against the Indiana Pacers at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports San Francisco Giants commitment to Pride month proves baseball belongs to everyone by Braulio Perez Philadelphia 76ers fans — or
The Washington Wizards kept their season alive with a 122-144 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal led the Washington Wizards to a much-needed win, seizing the moment as Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid left the game with knee soreness. Washington still finds itself in a 3-1 series hole, but will live
76ers center Joel Embiid. (Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports) Steph Curry offers support for Naomi Osaka after French Open withdrawal by Natalie Abele Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid had to leave Game 4 against the Wizards with an injury after falling hard on his back. Fans of the 76ers may need to start holding their breath
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers. (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) The Knicks absolutely need to start Derrick Rose in Game 3 by Brad Berreman Did the Cowboys try to trade Jaylon Smith during the NFL Draft? by Josh Hill Joel Embiid celebrated his and-1 hilariously in front of the Philadelphia 76ers home crowd. En route to
The Washington Wizards clinched the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with a dominant blowout victory over the Indiana Pacers on Thursday. Here are three takeaways from the game. Thursday night was a must-win situation for both the Washington Wizards and Indiana Pacers. Whoever secured the victory would clinch the 8-seed in the Eastern
The Washington Wizards may have what it takes to make some postseason noise this spring. After struggling out of the gate, the Washington Wizards played strong enough basketball down the stretch that they project as the last team into the Eastern Conference Playoffs this season. Washington finished in eighth place in the East this year, meaning the Wizards
The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. The NBA’s play-in tournament kicks off Tuesday and every team will need stars and role players to come up big. Here’s the secret weapon each team will count on.
At the conclusion of Sunday’s NBA games, the Eastern Conference play-in round is now officially set. The 2020-21 NBA season reached its conclusion on Sunday, with many keeping their eyes peeled on the new play-in round. While there were teams looking to avoid the mini-bracket altogether, there were others looking at it as their final
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry faces off against Washington Wizards whiz Bradley Beal in close race for NBA scoring leader. Both Curry and Beal know a thing or two about carrying teams on their backs. Curry’s insane statistics in April alone make you wonder why he’s not more frequently talked about in the MVP
Since starting the season at a miserable 17-32 mark, the Washington Wizards have won 12 of their last 14 games. The unlikely run gave the team a shot at the postseason that would’ve seemed laughable just mere weeks ago. Now, the team is on the verge of making the play-in tournament. Let’s take a look
Three teams in the Eastern Conference are expected to compete for a spot in the NBA Finals. The Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks are clearly head-and-shoulders above the next tier of teams in the East. Still, those organizations are not going to just lay down and concede defeat. Last year the Miami HEAT
It’s official: we’re entering the regular season’s endgame. Every game from here on out will have much bigger consequences, a statement even truer in 2021 than perhaps any other season thanks to the NBA’s new play-in tournament. If you’re not familiar, the play-in tournament will consist of two matchups within each conference. The seventh and
WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 27: Troy Brown Jr. #6 of the Washington Wizards dribbles against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the second half at Capital One Arena on February 27, 2021 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms
With Cassius Winston’s Michigan State Spartans falling to the UCLA Bruins, he had to wear UCLA gear to satisfy the bet he made with Washington Wizards teammate Russell Westbrook. The Michigan State Spartans narrowly lost to the UCLA Bruins on Friday night, 86-80. All it means for a pair of Washington Wizards guards is that
Today’s NBA is often said to be a little too friendly amongst the players, but Reggie Miller thinks these guys are the best trash-talkers. It’s obvious to the average NBA fan that today’s game isn’t as hostile as it was when the ‘Jordan rules’ applied or when the ‘Bad Boy’ Detroit Pistons were a thing.
Upon first glance, the Washington Wizards look like an absolute train wreck. They traded away a lottery-protected 2023 first-round pick to swap out John Wall for Russell Westbrook – whose contract will haunt them through the end of 2022-23 – and they are on the verge of chasing away their 27-year-old, thirty-point per game scoring
When the 2020-21 season began, the Cleveland Cavaliers were among the hot topics in the NBA. The Cavaliers burst out of the gate with a 3-0 record and even claimed a convincing 118-94 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. This hot-start was primarily due to the play of their young guards Collin Sexton and Darius Garland.
Feb 28, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) is hugged by a teammate after making the winning basket late in the fourth quarter of their 111-110 win over the Washington Wizards at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports Mel Kiper also sees some Tom Brady in Mac Jones by
Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images NBA players hesitant to endorse COVID vaccine by Bre’ana Singleton Howie Roseman might want to stay off Eagles Twitter after Carson Wentz trade by Josh Hill Inspired by Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards Over & Back explores the best players on the worst NBA teams. Last season, Bradley