Kevin Durant feuds with Britt McHenry over Trump

Kevin Durant took his week of no-filter opinions straight to Britt McHenry’s Twitter account Friday.In a string of three days, Durant has given his take on ESPN’s Odell Beckham fantasy auction controversy, poked fun at the Knicks and New York basketball and announced he would not visit Donald Trump’s White

“Walking bucket’ Beasley is tired of not getting enough respect

Michael Beasley is hardly lacking bragadoccio these days. He calls himself “a walking bucket’’ and thinks he’ll score a lot of them at Madison Square Garden because he’s “always done well with pressure.’’Beasley, a 6-foot-9 forward, signed with the Knicks on a one-year deal last week for the veteran’s minimum,

Dwyane Wade faces uncertain future while Bulls tank

If it wasn’t obvious before, the Bulls are officially packing it in next season.After they traded Jimmy Butler for lottery scratch-offs and draft picks on draft night, the Bulls plan to rid themselves of Dwyane Wade in the near future, according to a report.Wade, who signed with the Bulls last

Rising youngster says Nets’ playoff berth is “really realistic’

For the first time in four years, Nets wing Caris LeVert worked out in the summer to get better — not just healthy.“It was pretty discouraging,” LeVert admitted of the three previous summers when he rehabbed to overcome residual effects of foot fractures that led to three operations in 22

Kevin Durant disses Knicks, NYC hoops while in town

Kevin Durant is probably going to get booed at Madison Square Garden next season.Sure, that probably happens any time the most recent NBA Finals MVP shows up at the Garden in a visiting uniform. But Durant likely earned some extra vitriol from Knicks fans from a video posted Wednesday on

The Warriors’ Donald Trump protest has begun

The offer hasn’t even been sent, but Kevin Durant is rejecting it anyway.“Nah, I won’t do that,” Kevin Durant, the 2017 NBA Finals MVP, said about the possibility of visiting the White House. “I don’t respect who’s in office right now.”Durant told ESPN on Thursday that he would stay away

Check out LeBron, Carmelo and Durant in summer pickup game

When you’re LeBron James and want to play a pickup game, you just take your private jet.The Cavaliers superstar flew from Akron, Ohio, to New York on Tuesday morning to participate in big-name pickup games that featured the Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant of the Warriors, among others.The high-profile

LeBron James is a goner, thanks to Dan Gilbert: report

The King is prepared to take his final bow in Cleveland.Months of turmoil over the Cavaliers’ front-office and roster decisions have led LeBron James to the brink, and he is “100 percent leaving” when his contract is up at the end of this season, NBA insider Chris Sheridan reported Wednesday.It’s

The Knicks aren’t taking the Kyrie Irving bait

An old-school NBA rule of thumb claimed never trade big for small.And the Knicks are maintaining that philosophy concerning any proposed deal of coveted young big Kristaps Porzingis for Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving.There simply does not exist any proposal in which the Knicks would deal the just-turned-22-year-old Porzingis for Irving, according

NBA execs waiting for Knicks to crack on Porzingis-Irving talks

The Kristaps Porzingis trade rumors didn’t leave with Phil Jackson.Around the NBA, there are questions about how long the Knicks will refuse dealing their 7-foot-3 rising star, with Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving on the market and the Cavaliers reportedly zeroing in on Porzingis as a target.The Knicks, so far, have dismissed

Shaq doesn’t even know who’s on the NBA team he owns

Now who’s Shaqtin’ a Fool?Shaquille O’Neal, who has made a second career out of mocking the gaffes of JaVale McGee and occasionally the rest of the NBA on TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” revealed how little he knows about the team that he holds a share in.O’Neal has been a minority

Knicks, Rockets renew Carmelo trade talk — with a twist

The Knicks trade talks for Carmelo Anthony are back on again — if they were ever off in the first place.With Anthony still maintaining that he only will be willing to go to Houston in a deal, the Knicks reportedly re-engaged the Rockets in trade talks Thursday. Houston has started

LaVar Ball blows chance for slightest bit of basketball cred

Big Baller doesn’t mean long range.If you had any doubt LaVar Ball’s talk was all nonsense, he showed that he is nothing more than a mediocre player on Sunday. Ball, who claims he’d beat Michael Jordan one-on-one, lost to Ice Cube in a four-point shooting contest between Big3 games in

Knicks get early gantlet, less national TV love in 2017-18

The NBA released it’s schedule for the upcoming 2017-18 season Monday night — including the national TV schedule — and there’s far less of the Knicks on it than usual.The Knicks technically have 13 national dates, but just eight on ABC, ESPN and TNT. That’s down from 22 last season,

Nets schedule gets intriguing amid old scores, new grudges

The Nets’ 2017-18 regular season schedule is out, with Brooklyn tipping off Oct. 18 at Indiana and playing their home opener two days later against Orlando. But there are far juicier games on the docket, with both fans and players alike surely circling dates with Los Angeles and in Mexico.The

LeBron, Magic Johnson openly flirting amid Lakers speculation

LeBron James just gave the world one more reason to speculate about a possible move to Los Angeles.The superstar tweeted out a happy birthday message to Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson on Monday, a curious public shout-out at a time when the NBA is wondering if James is

LeBron James doesn’t seem to be only one Kyrie Irving resented

New insight suggests Kyrie Irving wanted out of Cleveland months before his frustration with the team surfaced.Irving avoided his teammates for days at a time during the early stages of the playoffs, according to ESPN NBA insider Dave McMenamin, who said he learned of Irving’s behavior from his former teammate

Nets rookie doesn’t care what you think about his hobbies

Jarrett Allen had read all the rumors and heard all the haters. He doesn’t love basketball, they assumed. He isn’t committed to the game, they accused.Rubbish, he replied.Allen said being a dedicated pro and well-rounded person aren’t mutually exclusive. Brooklyn’s first-round pick insists he loves the sport — and considering

Knicks fans’ Christmas Day just got more interesting

Despite the Knicks embarking on a full rebuild, the networks like them on Christmas.According to WIP radio in Philadelphia, the Knicks will play host to the 76ers on Christmas Day, marking the seventh time in eight years they’ve appeared on the holiday card.Two years ago, the Knicks were bumped from

Let the LeBron-to-Lakers Twitter interpretations begin

In 2014, LeBron James came back home. In 2018, a different sort of homecoming could await.During a conversation on Twitter with Jamal Crawford of the Timberwolves, James referred to Los Angeles — not Akron, Ohio — as his home, saying, “May have to make a day trip up there [to

NBA vet Zach Randolph in pot bust that turned ugly

NBA veteran Zach Randolph reportedly was arrested in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, which prompted a disturbance that forced police to call for backup.LAPD officials told ABC-7 that police were out on a routine patrol when they ran into a group of people who were blocking the street, drinking alcohol

What it takes to become the greatest scorer in WNBA history

Diana Taurasi became the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer not with a 3, not with any dazzle, but with a simple scoop.It happened on June 17 in Los Angeles, where her Phoenix Mercury played the Sparks at the Staples Center. Taurasi’s family, friends, Kobe Bryant and the world looked on as

LeBron doesn’t sound happy as new Kyrie destination emerges

LeBron James took to social media on Monday night to apparently snipe at Kyrie Irving“Never let another ride your wave!!!” James tweeted, in seeming reference to Irving, who requested a trade last month in part to get out of his shadow.Irving’s trade request came in the wake of speculation regarding

Dwyane Wade kicks off the big-time Tim Hardaway hype

Another young Knicks player is putting in work with one of the NBA’s all-time greats, and is apparently impressing.Last week in Los Angeles, newly acquired Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. worked out with “big bro” Dwyane Wade, and the 25-year-old impressed the 35-year-old.Wade, a 12-time All-Star and three-time NBA champion,

The latest NBA star who wants Carmelo Anthony to join his team

Add DeMarcus Cousins to the list of Western Conference stars who want Carmelo Anthony on their side.The Pelicans star center strongly hinted he has reached out to recruit Anthony, who he has said was his favorite Team USA teammate during the Rio Olympics last August.“We need as much talent and

D’Angelo Russell mobbed by crowd after streetball game-winner

D’Angelo Russell introduced himself to New York City in grand style.Russell — who was playing for Highbridge the Label in the Dyckman streetball playoffs — hit the game-winning shot to lead his team to an 80-77 overtime victory over Strictly Business on Wednesday night. After the clutch shot, Russell was

MSG Network to tab new Knicks’ radio play-by-play man

Madison Square Garden Network is expected to announce soon that 34-year-old Ed Cohen will be named the Knicks’ radio play-by-play man, replacing Mike Crispino, who recently was let go after a long run with the network.Once it’s official, Cohen, who grew up in Westchester and has spent the last 12

The Nets’ two-game trip to Mexico is official

The NBA finally made the Nets’ long-rumored trip to Mexico official, announcing they will play Oklahoma City on Dec. 7 and face Miami two days later.Both games will be at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico, as part of the NBA Mexico City Games 2017.“We’re honored to play in these games,’’

The NBA is finally fixing its rest problem

Eager fans tuned in to a March nationally televised game between the Clippers and the Cavaliers only to find that stars LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love were sitting out, needing a breather. The NBA wants to ensure that doesn’t happen again.The NBA is taking steps to fix this