There isn't a worse NBA team than the New York Knicks this season. Their 5-35 record and 15 straight losses have them in the pole position to earn (?) the highest probability of winning the top pick in the NBA Draft and the Jahlil Okafor that comes with that honor. One would assume that betting against the Knicks…
On Friday, a judge shot down a New Jersey law that would have allowed sports betting, to the satisfaction of the four major American sports leagues, all of which opposed it—and all of which profit immensely from bettors' interest. As Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said of every owner and executive, including himself,…
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has broken ranks with his sports executive brethren, and announced his support for an expansion of legalized sports gambling in the United States in a New York Times op-ed. Silver points out that, despite its widespread illegality, sports gambling is a massive, and growing, business:
UPDATE: Of course Derrick Rose got hurt in this game, leaving Kirk Hinrich to manage the offense in the fourth quarter and overtime. 0-1 on the NBA season for me!
With sports writers all over the globe using their sources to spout trivial, made up sounding things about LeBron James as we await his free agency decision, I figured I'd get in on the act. Here's what my sources are saying about LeBron James heading into the weekend.
The last time LeBron James wasn't an NBA champion, we were two years younger. Our lives have probably changed drastically since then, as James' has since breaking his title drought. But the more things have changed, the more they stay the same, as he approaches the same situation he faced in 2010.
Tonight in the NCAA Tournament Final Four, UConn defeated a senior laden Florida team, while Kentucky's band of one-and-done players defeated Wisconsin. Everyone needs to shut the hell up about changing the NBA's minimum age requirement.
For those of you who are smart enough not to keep up with my whining on Twitter, I live in the Albany, New York area. This means that I'm somewhat close to Syracuse, which means that I've been bombarded with nothing but HOT TYLER ENNIS TAKES since his decision to turn pro. All of you should shut the hell up this…
NBA Vines have been on point tonight. Kenneth Faried just murder oned Dion Waiters.
Dear lord, John Wall.
As previously covered in this space, the Phoenix Suns are tearing the NBA up. Well, they're tearing up the NBA against the spread. Their 7-0-1 record ATS remains the league's only undefeated mark in that department. But which other NBA teams are posting winning numbers ATS?
On Saturday, I spotlighted the Wisconsin Badgers football team and their perfect season against the spread thus far. If I gave you a million guesses (and by a million, I mean thirty), you wouldn't be able to figure out the lone undefeated team ATS in the NBA.
James Dolan is a horrific owner. He is bad at owning a basketball team. This is a scientific fact. Now, he expects an NBA championship from a New York Knicks team that is at 35/1 odds to win one.
A few years ago, some genius decided to bet $20 against the Pittsburgh Pirates in each of their 162 games, and ended up making a nice profit as a result. If you'd done the same thing against the Los Angeles Lakers last NBA season, you too would have seen a nice profit.