Ben Golliver, Washington Post

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Recent articles by Ben:

LeBron James, Lakers irate over crucial missed call in loss to Celtics

Officials acknowledged they missed a foul call on Jayson Tatum in the closing seconds of regulation. → Read More

Shannon Sharpe involved in verbal confrontation with Grizzlies players

Sharpe, who was sitting courtside, exchanged words with Dillon Brooks, Steven Adams, Ja Morant and Morant’s father, Tee Morant. → Read More

For Ja Morant, an all-time poster dunk to go with his all-time block

After years of titillating tremors, Morant erupted volcanically with a soaring, cocked-back poster dunk that he said was “easily” the best dunk of his career. → Read More

Will Kevin Durant’s knee sprain sink the Nets again?

The Brooklyn forward will miss at least the next two weeks with an isolated MCL sprain. → Read More

Celtics’ Jayson Tatum still can’t solve Steph Curry and the Warriors

In Boston's first meeting with Golden State since the NBA Finals, the MVP candidate fell flat, resurrecting some of the doubts that plagued his performance last June. → Read More

An NBA podcaster quit his job to play pickup hoops around the world

Leigh Ellis stunned his colleagues and listeners in October when he joined the Great Resignation, abruptly announcing his departure from “No Dunks.” → Read More

The Bulls have three all-stars and zero franchise players

Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan and Nikola Vucevic got Chicago to the playoffs but it doesn't seem like they're capable of rising to the occasion in the biggest moments. → Read More

When will Kyrie Irving return from suspension? Nets aren't saying.

Coach Jacque Vaughn said Saturday that he had “no update or timetable at all” on when the all-star guard will return from his suspension. → Read More

LeBron James’s injury plunges the Lakers deeper into a nightmare start

For the 37-year-old James, the injury was the latest setback in what has been the worst start to a season of his 20-year career. → Read More

Nets hire Jacque Vaughn as coach, bypassing Celtics’ Ime Udoka

The Nets, still dealing with the fallout from Kyrie Irving's suspension, removed the interim label from Vaughn. → Read More

Adam Silver says he’ll meet with Kyrie Irving after ‘reckless decision’

Irving, the Nets and the Anti-Defamation League announced that they will partner on a new initiative to "eradicate hate and intolerance in our communities." → Read More

Steve Nash out as Nets pursue suspended Celtics coach Ime Udoka

The Nets announced Nash's dismissal Tuesday after a chaotic offseason involving a trade request from star Kevin Durant and a disappointing 2-5 start to the regular season. → Read More

Ex-Spur Josh Primo allegedly exposed himself to former team employee

Primo was abruptly released by the Spurs on Friday, less than three weeks after the organization picked up his $4.3 million option for the 2023-24 season. → Read More

The Nets are already preaching patience. That’s not a great sign.

Ben Simmons is struggling and frustrations are already boiling as Brooklyn is 1-4 after a summer of trade requests from Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. → Read More

‘No, Russ, no’: Westbrook’s pride continues to cost the Lakers

While Westbrook’s pride powered him to nine all-star selections, the 2017 MVP award and an NBA-record 194 triple-doubles, it is now the leading cause of his fall. → Read More

John Wall’s basketball exile ends with a genuine second chance

John Wall returned to the court for the Clippers on Thursday after 18 months out of action. → Read More

Stephen Curry and LeBron James are headed in different directions

It wasn't a fair fight as the Golden State Warriors got their championship rings and handled the Los Angeles Lakers on opening night. → Read More

Draymond Green avoids suspension for punching teammate Jordan Poole

Green is set to rejoin the Warriors on Thursday after the team elected to fine, but not suspend, the all-star forward for punching his teammate last week. → Read More

The most (and least) entertaining NBA teams to watch this season

How the 30 NBA teams compare when it comes to entertainment value. → Read More

Draymond Green apologizes for punching Jordan Poole, will remain away

Green said he would spend an indefinite amount of time away to give his Golden State Warriors teammates a chance to “heal” and to give himself an opportunity to refocus. → Read More