Nearly two weeks ago, after a Cleveland loss, David Thorpe noticed things he liked about the Cavs' play. They haven't lost since.
Kyrie Irving has far better teammates this season, but will he get the ball enough to do what he does best? Amin Elhassan and Henry Abbott discuss.
"Then & Now & Later" is a scouting profile series that analyzes the perception, development and potential of young players in the NBA. Previous editions tackled Anthony Davis and Ricky Rubio.
ESPN Insider Amin Elhassan predicted Kyrie Irving would be the best point guard in the NBA by 2015. He still has time to be correct.
In the Western Conference Finals against the Memphis Grizzlies, Tony Parker averaged 24.5 points per game, 9.5 assists and two steals while shooting 53.
The Lakers road to the playoffs hit an unexpected bump Wednesday in Atlanta when Kobe Bryant severely sprained his left ankle. It happened as Bryant was going up for the potential game-tying shot with time winding down in the fourth quarter.
Kyrie Irving grabs a deflection at the high post, spins like a top toward the opposing basket and takes off. As he gallops down the floor, ball bouncing evenly between his right hand and the hardwood, he methodically scans the court; absorbing and processing the discrete bits of information the game offers up to him.
A look at the seven players selected to their first All-Star team this season:JAMES HARDENJames Harden becomes the first Houston Rockets All-Star since Yao Ming in 2011.
From Pablo S. Torre's ESPN The Magazine feature on Kyrie Irving, what every eager young basketball player should have in the drawers of his nightstand: pork rinds and Sour Patch Kids.
In an article in June, ESPN Insider Chad Ford addressed the growing hype around Kentucky Wildcats big man Anthony Davis. Before Davis had even played an NBA game, Ford had some strong praise: Rookie Seasons Per 36 Minutes Davis Duncan PPG 20.
LOS ANGELES -- It’s Year 2 of the Kyrie Irving era in Cleveland, and the point guard out of Duke has picked up where he left off after his formidable rookie season.
Who would win a one-on-one matchup? Kobe Bryant or Kyrie Irving?Irving challenged Bryant to a one-on-one game with the loser donating $50,000 to charity.
With the 2012 NBA Draft Lottery on Wednesday (8 ET on ESPN), each non-playoff team’s fans are hoping that the ping-pong balls come out in their favor, giving them the No.
Wednesday's NBA Draft Lottery (ESPN, 8 ET) sees the Charlotte Bobcats with the best odds at acquiring the top selection (25.0 percent) after finishing 7-59 on the season.
At the All-Star break, two rookies have separated themselves from the rest of the 2011 draft class.Sure, Kemba Walker has the only triple-double among rookies, MarShon Brooks has proven to be a reliable scorer, Gustavo Ayón has been effective since becoming a starter, and Isaiah Thomas has been a pleasant surprise considering he was the last player drafted.