Earl Lloyd is honored to celebrate black history month on February 12, 2012 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Earl Lloyd, First Black Player In NBA, Dies At 86

Lloyd made his NBA debut in 1950 for the Washington Capitals, just before fellow black players Sweetwater Clifton and Chuck Cooper played their first games.

02/27/2015

Jacoby Ellsbury weighs in on the dress (credit: Twitter via @

6 Athletes Totally Wrong About The Blue-And-Black Dress

Vision is pretty important in sports. Hand-eye coordination and stuff. Which is why these six athletes — OK, five and a coach — need to get to the optometrist ASAP.

02/27/2015

Nets-Pelicans

Lichtenstein: Nets Slam Back To Earth With Loss To Undermanned Pelicans

In one night, Lionel Hollins and the Nets undid all those feel-good stories from their modest two-game winning streak coming out of the All-Star break.

02/26/2015

Goat of the week 1010 WINS

VOTE: 1010 WINS Sports Goat Of The Week

Each week, 1010 WINS sports director Marc Ernay nominates the most inept figures in sports.

02/26/2015

BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 25:  Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics goes to the basket against the New York Knicks on February 25, 2015 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Celtics Rout Knicks As New York Extends Losing Streak To 8

Evan Turner had his first career triple-double with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists and Boston pulled away with 20 unanswered points in the second half.

02/26/2015

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 25: Quincy Pondexter #20 of the New Orleans Pelicans shoots the ball against the Brooklyn Nets during the game on February 25, 2015 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pelicans Overcome 20 Turnovers, Beat Nets

Quincy Pondexter scored a career-high 25 points and the New Orleans Pelicans won their third straight, 102-96 over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.

02/26/2015

MIAMI, FL - MAY 30: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat looks on against the Indiana Pacers during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 30, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

LeBron James Not Thrilled His 10-Year-Old Son Is Already Getting College Offers

There’s no doubt about it. His kid’s got game. But LeBron James wants everyone to back off a bit.

02/25/2015

Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Silverman: Jackson, Knicks Need To Be Ready If Bulls Pull Trigger On Thibodeau

Somewhere along the line, the Bulls without Rose will almost certainly get stopped. Their season will end in the first or second round of the playoffs, and at that point, the Bulls will part company with Thibodeau.

02/25/2015

Derrick-Rose

Derrick Rose Needs Yet Another Knee Surgery; NBA Stars Tweet Support

The Chicago Bulls star will have surgery on his right knee for the second straight season, casting doubt on whether the once dynamic point guard will ever be the same after a series of injuries.

02/25/2015

Anthony Mason during the 1994 NBA playoffs (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Ex-Knick Anthony Mason ‘Getting Better’ After Heart Attack, Son Says

“I actually spoke to him (Monday),” Antoine Mason told AL.com. “He can’t talk yet, but he can hear things and respond by blinking and shaking his head and things like that.”

02/24/2015

A shot from the movie "Little Ballers" (credit: Nickelodeon)

Schwartz: ‘Little Ballers’ A Must-Watch For Anyone In Youth Sports

As a parent of two boys, I’ve seen the good, bad and ugly of organized athletics. This film, which debuts Wednesday on Nicktoons, is a refreshing look at how to do things the right way.

02/24/2015

Lionel-Hollins

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Lineup Experiment Is Destined To Come Up Small

Here come the small-ball lovers. “See–the Nets won two in a row by taking a page out of Kidd’s playbook. What irony!” Except they don’t realize that it can’t be sustained.

02/24/2015

Thomas-Robinson

Nets To Sign Former No. 5 Pick Thomas Robinson

Robinson was waived Sunday by the Denver Nuggets, who had acquired him from Portland on Thursday at the trade deadline.

02/24/2015

DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY 23: Will Barton #5 of the Denver Nuggets shoots against the Brooklyn Nets on February 23, 2015 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lopez Scores 19, Leads Nets To 110-82 Win Over Nuggets

Brook Lopez led seven Nets players in double figures with 19 points, and Brooklyn won its second consecutive road game by beating the Denver Nuggets 110-82 on Monday night.

02/24/2015

J.R. Smith of the Cleveland Cavaliers goes for the jam against the New York Knicks on February 22, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Nathaniel Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Phil Jackson Rips Knicks After ‘Heartburn’-Inducing Loss

Sunday’s defeat to the Cavs was made even more embarrassing by a vicious alley-oop from Shumpert to Smith. Somebody get P-Jax an antacid — ASAP.

02/23/2015