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Recent:
  • USA TODAY
  • YDR online
  • Bucks Courier Times
  • The Intelligencer
  • El Paso Times
Past:
  • Chicago Sun-Times
  • Enquirer
  • Ventura County Star
  • Telegram & Gazette
  • Knoxville News Sentinel
  • The Clarion-Ledger
  • SavannahNow
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Indianapolis Star
  • The News Leader
  • and more…

Recent articles by Jeff:

Jayson Tatum, Celtics beat Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks in all-time duel to force decisive Game 7

Jayson Tatum scored 46 points as the Celtics overcame 44 from Giannis Antetokounmpo to beat the Bucks 108-95 and force Game 7 back in Boston. → Read More

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic to be named NBA MVP for second consecutive season

For the second consecutive season, Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic was named the leagues MVP over Joel Embiid and Giannis Antetokounmpo. → Read More

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic to be named NBA MVP for second consecutive season

For the second consecutive season, Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic was named the leagues MVP over Joel Embiid and Giannis Antetokounmpo. → Read More

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic to be named NBA MVP for second consecutive season

For the second consecutive season, Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic was named the leagues MVP over Joel Embiid and Giannis Antetokounmpo. → Read More

Kyrie Irving after flashing middle fingers to Boston fans: 'All is fair in competition'

Kyrie Irving flashed double birds to Boston Celtics fans during Sunday's playoff game, and afterwards largely defended his actions. → Read More

Kyrie Irving, James Harden among nine stars facing most pressure in 2022 NBA playoffs

Pressure is an inherent part of the postseason. However, several marquee players enter the 2022 NBA playoffs with added pressure on their shoulders. → Read More

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar levels more criticism at LeBron James, says some of his actions 'are beneath him'

This is the third time this season Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has criticized LeBron James. He ripped him earlier for his actions on the court, social media. → Read More

Nets guard Ben Simmons files grievance against 76ers in effort to recoup $20 million

Nets guard Ben Simmons has filed a grievance against his former team, the 76ers, seeking approximately $20 million the Sixers withheld from Simmons. → Read More

Mad scramble to escape invasion: How ex-NBA player fled Ukraine amid Russian incursion

Americans playing pro basketball in Ukraine described harrowing experiences as they left the country as it faced an invasion by Russia. → Read More

James Harden to 76ers, Ben Simmons to Nets in blockbuster trade deadline deal

The Brooklyn Nets are trading James Harden to the Philadelphia 76ers for Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond and two first-round picks. → Read More

New Orleans Pelicans acquire CJ McCollum in trade with Portland Trail Blazers

The Trail Blazers are trading CJ McCollum to the Pelicans for Josh Hart, Tomas Satoransky, Nickeil Walker-Alexander, Didi Louzada and draft picks. → Read More

NBA's MVP race heats up: Our experts' picks for all the first-half NBA award winners

Who deserves the NBA's top awards midway through the regular season? And who is the most surprising and most disappointing team of the first half? → Read More

Nets' Kyrie Irving working to return to team in part-time capacity for road games

Because of COVID cases, injuries and workloads, the Nets are bringing back Kyrie Irving to play in road games where unvaccinated players are allowed. → Read More

Portland Trail Blazers fire GM Neil Olshey after independent investigation into workplace culture

Assistant GM Joe Cronin was promoted to interim GM, and the Portland Trail Blazers said they will conduct a search for a permanent replacement. → Read More

LeBron James ejected after altercation with Pistons forward Isaiah Stewart leads to melee in Detroit

Lakers' LeBron James and Pistons' Isaiah Stewart were ejected after an altercation in which James struck Stewart in the face and Stewart lashed out. → Read More

Commentary: Scottie Pippen sells books, but hurts his reputation, with attacks on Michael Jordan

Sure, Pippen wants to sell books and the more controversy the better. But at what cost? → Read More

What will happen if Kyrie Irving's vaccine-related absence costs the Nets an NBA title?

Because of New York City's vaccine mandate, Kyrie Irving could miss at least 43 games. That may not be the best thing for the Nets' title aspirations. → Read More

Tony Allen, Darius Miles among ex-NBA players indicted for defrauding league health care plan

Eighteen former NBA players have been indicted for defrauding a league health care plan. The group pocketed about $2.5 million, prosecutors allege. → Read More

Vaccinated vs. unvaccinated players just one of big storylines entering NBA training camp

As NBA teams begin their training camps, there is already a lot of storylines to unpack. And the real practices haven’t even started yet. → Read More

NBA cracks down on unvaccinated players as part of its COVID-19 protocols

The NBA made clear it wants players vaccinated in the 2021-22 season COVID-19 health and safety protocols sent to teams on Tuesday. → Read More