The temperature on the campaign trail is rising as the primary race enters its final month.
Knicks fans used to disappointment are now reveling in a season of joy. “God forbid, if we win, we are going to burn this city down,” one famous fan said.
A year that began with the deaths of two N.B.A. icons could not end soon enough, marked by heartache along the way but also small moments worth celebrating now.
Sports were not a simple salve for the events of 2020, but they still provided some moments of joy, levity and shared humanity.
As a defense-minded guard, he played on eight consecutive championship teams. He later found success leading the team from the sidelines.
His blood always ran green: eight titles with Boston as a Hall of Fame forward and two as head coach followed by a three-decade career as a die-hard Celtics broadcaster.
The politicization of the ceremonial visit to the Rose Garden by champions is one sign the presidential connection to sports is fraught, maybe inalterably.
Do we have enough bread crumbs to get to the truth?
In this newsletter, Marc Stein says Butler was the breakout star of the N.B.A. finals, even in defeat. Plus: Why one ring isn’t enough to put LeBron James on the Lakers’ Mount Rushmore.
The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in six games to take home the franchise’s 17th championship. It was the fourth title for LeBron James.
LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers can win the franchise’s 17th championship tonight by beating the Miami Heat in Game 5.
The Los Angeles Lakers superstar has his team on the brink of a championship at an unusual time, in an unusual year. The former Yankees star Reggie Jackson is watching.
The physical toll of the N.B.A. finals was on display before, during and after Los Angeles’s victory
A handful of James’s Los Angeles Lakers teammates played for teams that knocked him out of past playoffs. No hard feelings?
Grinding for layups, absorbing contact, drawing defenders and passing to teammates; Butler was Mr. Inside.
The ESPN analyst is enthralled by the 2020 series, with players isolating and “Black Lives Matter” painted on the court.
It’s not your imagination. This glut of sports events is kind of epic.
In this newsletter, Marc Stein talks to Green about the Golden State Warriors’ down year, analyzes the many coaching vacancies, and looks at the Lakers-Heat finals.
LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are up against Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat for the championship.
From the virus to protests to an outpouring of grief.
Against all odds, it really was a refuge of competence, normalcy and transcendent play. But the outside world has a way of sneaking in.
He is miffed about not winning the M.V.P. Award, and rightfully so. His magic on and off the court is often unfairly taken for granted.
Much has changed around the league since it shut down in March. But James’s focus on winning has not wavered, his Lakers teammates say, with a shot at a title.
ESPN’s new 10-part documentary doesn’t ask Big Questions. But it does go big on a team whose personalities and feats warrant just this sort of excess.