James ‘Scotty’ Doohan’s ashes may have been smuggled aboard the ISS

Garriott paid $30 million to fly to the ISS in October 2008, during a period when a company called Space Adventures was selling tickets to private citizens. He was already in quarantine in Kazakhstan, but told the younger Doohan that if he could mail him the ashes, he’d get them aboard. After they arrived, he…

Rockets’ James Harden Fined $50K for Health and Safety Protocol Violation

Carmen Mandato/Associated PressJames Harden has reportedly been fined before his 2020-21 season even started.According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the Houston Rockets star was fined $50,000 for violating the NBA’s health and safety protocols in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic.This news comes after ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne reported Harden would…

James Harden’s ‘Reckless’ Behavior Won’t Prevent Rockets Trade, Per Execs

Carmen Mandato/Associated PressThe ongoing saga surrounding James Harden took another turn Wednesday, but it may not dissuade another team from pursuing the Houston Rockets star. ESPN’s Tim MacMahon reported the NBA was investigating Harden for possibly violating the COVID-19 protocols after a video appeared to show him at a party without a mask.Tim Bontemps of ESPN…

LeBron James Posts Tribute to Kobe Bryant on IG After Receiving Lakers Ring

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated PressOne day after receiving his championship ring for the 2019-20 season, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James paid tribute to Kobe Bryant.James dedicated a message on Instagram to Bryant on Wednesday:Complex Sports @ComplexSports“Love and miss you my brother” #MambaForever https://t.co/gRm4QFcgR8Lakers players and staff received their rings prior to tipoff of Tuesday’s game…

76ers’ Ben Simmons on James Harden trade rumors: ‘My mentality never changes, I’m here to win a championship’

Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Ben Simmons’ name has popped up frequently in trade rumors in recent weeks. Simmons has been mentioned as the centerpiece in a potential trade between the Philadelphia 76ers and Houston Rockets — a deal that would also include James Harden, who has made it abundantly clear that he no longer wants to be a member of the…

8 James Harden trade ideas both teams should consider

The Houston Rockets are going to trade James Harden eventually. Harden has already requested a trade and given the Rockets an expanded list of teams he’d like to go to. He’s also turned down a contract extension from Houston that would have made him the first player in league history to earn $50 million annually.…

NBA preseason: James Harden underwhelms as trade rumors continue; Payton Pritchard shines in Boston debut

The biggest story of the NBA preseason didn’t suit up until Tuesday. Yes, yes, as much fun as players like Talen Horton-Tucker and Theo Maledon have been, the on-court action pales in comparison to the drama surrounding James Harden and the Houston Rockets. The former MVP still wants out, yet without a deal in place,…

LeBron James Says Kyrie Irving’s Kevin Durant Comments ‘Hurt Me a Little Bit’

Jae C. Hong/Associated PressEven LeBron James was taken aback upon hearing Kyrie Irving call Kevin Durant the first teammate he felt could equal his ability as a clutch shooter.During an October appearance on ‎The ETCs with Kevin Durant, Irving said: “I felt like I was the best option on every team I’ve played for down…

Does LeBron James’ Extension Kill Lakers’ Hopes for Giannis Antetokounmpo?

Mark J. Terrill/Associated PressIf the Los Angeles Lakers still have designs on adding Giannis Antetokounmpo to a core of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, that longest of long shots got even longer with news that James will sign a two-year extension.Shams Charania @ShamsCharaniaLeBron James‘ two-year, $85M max extension with the Los Angeles Lakers runs through…

LeBron James, Lakers Agree to 2-Year, $85 Million Max Contract Extension

Mark J. Terrill/Associated PressLeBron James has agreed to a two-year, $85 million extension with the Los Angeles Lakers, agent Rich Paul told Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.James is under contract for this season at $39.2 million. He had a player option for the 2021-22 season at $41.0 million, though Charania noted this extension will…