NBA to permanently retire No.6 of Bill Russell across entire league — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Players currently wearing No. 6 — LeBron James among them — can continue to wear it until they retire.

NBA to permanently retire No.6 of Bill Russell across entire league — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Report: Talks between Cavaliers, Sexton “not contentious,” nowhere near close — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Collin Sexton views himself as worth far more than the Cavaliers are offering. The definition of an impasse.

Report: Talks between Cavaliers, Sexton “not contentious,” nowhere near close — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

‘We need to show the fire that we have — if we have any’: Chicago White Sox make costly mistakes in a loss to the Kansas City Royals — Boston Herald

Chicago White Sox starter Johnny Cueto has pitched for winning teams throughout his career, including the 2015 World Series champion Kansas City Royals. After another night of missed opportunities in an 8-3 loss Wednesday against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium, the Sox were left to ponder what it would take to show the consistency so…

‘We need to show the fire that we have — if we have any’: Chicago White Sox make costly mistakes in a loss to the Kansas City Royals — Boston Herald

Vernon Maxwell tells story of police breaking up fight between him, Olajuwon — at halftime — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Maxwell said he picked up some broken glass and was going to stab Olajuwon before the police arrived.

Vernon Maxwell tells story of police breaking up fight between him, Olajuwon — at halftime — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Why are Jazz trying to trade Donovan Mitchell? He reportedly was leaving anyway — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

The idea Mitchell wanted out may have surprised some Jazz fans, but it was old news around the league.

Why are Jazz trying to trade Donovan Mitchell? He reportedly was leaving anyway — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Hawks’ core — Young, Murray, Collins — put on show at Seattle pro-am — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Trae Young, Dejounte Murray and John Collins put on a show at The Crawsover, Jamal Crawford’s pro-am in Seattle.

Hawks’ core — Young, Murray, Collins — put on show at Seattle pro-am — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

ASK IRA: Should Heat wait for NBA trade inflation to abate? — Boston Herald

Q: Ira, the Kevin Durant saga is over the top. He’s 34, past his prime, and exactly how many championships has he won without Stephen Curry/ Klay Thompson/Draymond Green? 363 more words

ASK IRA: Should Heat wait for NBA trade inflation to abate? — Boston Herald

Appreciation: Bill Russell lived a life like very few others — Boston Herald

By TIM REYNOLDS Bill Russell hated autographs. Saw no point to them. If he was out dining and got approached by someone asking for his signature, Russell’s usual response was to instead ask the person to join him at the table to have a conversation about life. 850 more words

Appreciation: Bill Russell lived a life like very few others — Boston Herald

OBF: There are the greats, and then there’s Bill Russell — Boston Herald

Bill Russell was the GOAT of GOATs. Winning is the most important characteristic any athlete can display. And Bill Russell won. At every level. He won two state championships in high school. 826 more words

OBF: There are the greats, and then there’s Bill Russell — Boston Herald

Joe Biden, Barack Obama Honor Legacy Of Celtics Legend Bill Russell — NESN.com

Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell has countless accolades on the court, but his legacy off the court will also be remembered. Russell’s family announced the death of the NBA Hall of Famer and civil rights pioneer Sunday. Everyone in the NBA world and beyond have reacted to the news, sending touching tributes to honor Russell. […]

Joe Biden, Barack Obama Honor Legacy Of Celtics Legend Bill Russell — NESN.com

DeMar DeRozan on being clutch for Bulls, “I’m trying to inherit the ghost of [Jordan]” — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

“I’m trying to inherit the ghost of Michael shooting his fadeaway with the clock running down.”

DeMar DeRozan on being clutch for Bulls, “I’m trying to inherit the ghost of [Jordan]” — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports