The death of the NBA superteam (for now)

The Warriors, built over time.Image: fake images The Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors finals were one of the most compelling championship fights in recent history. The Celtics were in a Cinderella tear en route to facing a revamped, post-Kevin Durant Warriors. Both teams had organically built the backbone of their roster through skillful drafts … Read more

Brooklyn Nets and Kyrie Irving could part ways

Kyrie Irving and the Nets are reportedly at an impasse when it comes to Irving’s contract.Image: fake images Next week is shaping up to be volatile for Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets. You could start a drinking game for every time that lede was written this season and you’d end up a vegetable. It … Read more

Andrew Wiggins, Golden State Warriors free agents express desire to stay

8:18 p.m. ET kendra andrewsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — Amid the champagne showers that flooded Golden State’s locker room at TD Garden, Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins took to Instagram Live to share the celebration with their fans. On the live feed, Poole looked at Wiggins and proclaimed, “You’re going to get a bag.” An uncontrollable … Read more

Without Kevin Durant, it’s easy to like the Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors are easy to root for again.Image: fake images There was something about Kevin Durant on the Golden State Warriors that nearly ruined basketball. It was never about burner counts and snowflake sensitivity. The lack of competitive advantage made the NBA difficult to enjoy while Durant was in the Bay Area from … Read more

The Timberwolves win a lot of championships, but not for Minnesota

Andrew WigginsPhoto: fake images Ever since the Minneapolis Lakers won half of the league’s first 10 NBA titles and then moved to Los Angeles, where they won 13 more, Minnesota has been an incubator for NBA championship parades in other cities. After the Lakers moved to Los Angeles, the NBA didn’t return to Minnesota until … Read more

NBA Finals 2022: Golden State Warriors remind the NBA they can win high-stakes hoops by any means necessary

SAN FRANCISCO — The NBA Finals allow for minimal margins of error. The opponents are too elitist and the opportunities are too valuable to waste in a seven-game series. For the Boston Celtics, the commission sins in Game 5 were too numerous to beat a Golden State Warriors team with championship pedigree on their home … Read more

Golden State Warriors give ‘scary’ look at new ‘lineup of death’ in Game 1 win

3:40 a.m. ET kendra andrewsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — The Golden State Warriors have a long history of small lineups. During the first championship run of their dynastic era, their small lineup was so lethal that it was dubbed the “lineup of death.” It’s been through a few different versions since then, but as the Warriors … Read more