For five years we had a renewed Celtics-Lakers rivalry. Now both have put their future hopes in players who don't score first. It won't be an easy transition for either, but with Rajon Rondo's injury, it will be tougher for the Celtics.
Thirty years ago, when Magic Johnson and Larry Bird dominated basketball, race was a fiery, important subtext for the game and the country.
Tim Duncan was selected to his 14th All-Star game, Spurs teammate Tony Parker is joining him, and the Chicago Bulls also had two reserves chosen Thursday for next month's game in Houston.
Chris Broussard offers his list of possible MVPs besides LeBron James, including Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and Rajon Rondo.
Kobe Bryant is on the NBA all-defensive first team for the fifth straight year.
Kobe. Dwight. LeBron. KG. The preps-to-pros era is giving the NBA a new look ... never to be seen again.
Often overlooked during award season? Defense. We shine light on the season's top defenders.
Kobe Bryant added another honor to go with his MVP award, becoming the only unanimous selection to the All-NBA team.
Here's how the playoffs look from the viewpoint of the person who has the most to gain or lose from the postseason, J.A. Adande writes.
As we near the halfway point of the NBA season, Jalen Rose picks his MVP favorites.
Shaq or Kobe for MVP? Dwight Howard or Emeka Okafor for Rookie of the Year? ESPN Insider Chad Ford casts his votes.