Haley O'Shaughnessy, The Ringer

Haley O'Shaughnessy

The Ringer

Louisville, KY, United States

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Past articles by Haley:

The Biggest Offseason Questions for the Lakers and Heat

Despite boasting drastically different rosters, this year’s two Finals participants face largely the same dilemma this winter: to tweak, or not to tweak? → Read More

If the Thunder Blow It Up, Where Does Chris Paul Go?

Three potential trade destinations stand out for the veteran point guard → Read More

What’s Better: To Be “the Man” or “All That”?

Which premise reigns supreme among two all-time teen movie classics? It’s a showdown between Laney Boggs and Viola Hastings. → Read More

The Sixers Gave Brett Brown Everything Except What He Needed

From the Process to the playoffs, Philadelphia put its trust in its head coach for seven seasons. But despite the loyalty, it never rewarded him with the tools to keep his job. → Read More

Reintroducing the Contenders: Denver Nuggets

Can an unconventional team capitalize on an unconventional playoffs? We’re looking back and ahead for the Nuggets going into the NBA’s restart. → Read More

The Lakers See J.R. Smith As More Than a Meme

It’s easy to dismiss J.R. Smith as a punchline of a shooting guard. But there’s a reason why Los Angeles is adding the veteran for the stretch run—and it’s not for the jokes. → Read More

The Top 5 Draft Picks of the Past Decade in the NBA

Which NBA star was the biggest draft-day steal? We pay homage to the savviest selections in the league. → Read More

The Top 5 Team Names in the NBA

NBA franchises are named after all sorts of things, from spaceships to dinosaurs to warm climates. But which one has the best nickname? The Ringer staff weighs in. → Read More

Bradley Beal on the Nets Sounds Good, but Does It Make Sense?

Brooklyn is reportedly interested in adding the Wizards star to form a superstar trio, but a potential trade would be complicated—as are the formations of all superteams → Read More

The Ringer Streaming Guide to NBA Nostalgia

What should you watch now that ‘The Last Dance’ is over? There’s no shortage of must-see NBA documentaries to help fill the time. → Read More

Defining Moments of the NBA Season: LeBron Passes Kobe, Then Pays Homage

One legend eclipsing another on the all-time scoring list is monumental enough to remember, but the tragedy soon after James topped Bryant made it a night we’ll never forget for different reasons → Read More

‘The Last Dance’ Debuts With Prime Jordan and the Bulls’ Egotistical Villain

The best moments, stories, and Jordanisms from Episodes 1 and 2 of the 10-part documentary → Read More

The Bulls Finally Did Something About Their Front Office

It’s the beginning of a new era in Chicago. With the GarPax cloud finally lifted, can Arturas Karnisovas restore some pride—and order—in the Windy City? → Read More

Finding Comfort and Distraction in Being a Plant Mom

When you can’t control what’s going on outside, you try to find comfort and distraction in what’s within your control—even if they’re just houseplants → Read More

How to Make the Most of NBA League Pass, Which Is Free Now

The NBA and Turner Sports announced that League Pass will be free until April 22, giving fans access to a massive archive of games. How should you pass the time? Here’s a curated guide. → Read More

The Rockets Live or Die by James Harden—and Right Now They’re Dying

The former MVP has gone cold in March, and Houston’s chances to rebound lie in their ability to do what they always do: shoot through it → Read More

Mark Cuban’s Forever War With NBA Officiating

The Mavericks owner has racked up more than $2 million in fines in 20 years—and with a $500,000 penalty on Friday, he shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Here is a look at his most audacious fines over the years. → Read More

Lonzo Ball Is Crafting a Quiet Resurgence Next to Zion Williamson

The pass-first point guard and bulldozing center are a perfect on-court fit—and Ball finally looks like the player NBA fans hoped to see years ago → Read More

James Harden vs. Giannis Antetokounmpo Is the NBA’s Latest Beef

The two former MVPs have traded jabs in recent weeks. Does either have a point? → Read More

There’s No Substitute for the Steph Curry Experience

The Warriors are the worst team in a league filled with superstars, juggernauts, and nightly thrill rides. But even in a lost season, Curry’s return brings a level of excitement and pizzazz that just can’t be replaced. → Read More