Are Celtics better than Cavs — or at all — after Irving trade?

2:25 AM ET The question after each of the Boston Celtics’ summer transactions — and there have been a lot of them — has been the same: Is Boston better than it was last season? The Celtics continued a dizzying summer overhaul with Tuesday’s blockbuster that sent Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the […]

It’s Kobe’s birthday, so we’re ranking his signature sneakers

3:04 PM ET Nick DePaulaESPN More than 20 years ago, when the term “signature sneaker” was synonymous with Michael Jordan, Adidas signed a quartet of young phenoms in an attempt to jump-start its fledgling basketball line. The face of that movement was Kobe Bryant, who by virtue of his new Hollywood home with the Los […]

Tatum happy to stay in Boston, play with Irving

12:56 PM ET NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. — After hearing his name invoked as someone that might interest the Cleveland Cavaliers, Jayson Tatum initially feared he might be included in the trade package the Boston Celtics put together Tuesday to land Kyrie Irving. The Celtics have acquired Kyrie Irving from the Cavaliers for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, […]

Sources: OKC’s Winger agrees to Clips GM job

7:48 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Oklahoma City Thunder executive Michael Winger has reached an agreement in principle to become the general manager of the LA Clippers, league sources told ESPN on Wednesday. The Clippers offered Winger the job late last week, and the sides have agreed on terms for a multi-year contract. The LA Clippers […]