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Lakers Odds: LeBron James, LA Favored to Miss Playoffs After Loss...

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press The woes of the Los Angeles Lakers have reached season-threatening proportions.  According to Jeff Sherman of Super Book USA, the Lakers now hold -900 odds to miss the postseason and +600 odds to make the playoffs.   Interestingly, however, the Lakers still hold surprisingly positive odds to both reach the NBA Finals…

Buddy Hield Says ‘I’d Bet My House’ on Kings Making Playoffs

"We're competing," head coach Dave Joerger said. "We like each other. They get along great." But Hield knows the competition for a playoff berth will be intense. "That's the fun thing about the NBA, man—no easy games," he said. "And everybody knows how dangerous we can be. I like our chances, man." Indeed, Sacramento's first…

LeBron James, LA Lakers Are Officially Long Shots to Make the...

John Bazemore/Associated Press After Lakers team president Earvin "Magic" Johnson made a public pitch to acquire New Orleans Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis before last week's NBA trade deadline—the one that reportedly made everyone available outside of LeBron James—the players who remain haven't seemed interested in playing, especially defensively. Yes, the Lakers pulled out an exciting…

Bradley Beal to Wizards Owner Ted Leonsis: ‘We’re Going to Make...

Nick Wass/Associated Press Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis said his team will "never, ever tank," per Candace Buckner and Scott Allen of the Washington Post, and he received assurances from his star player the strategy will work this season. "Bradley Beal told me, 'We got enough. We're going to make the playoffs. We're not going…

Trade-Deadline Targets Who Could Blow Up NBA Playoffs

0 of 6 Hannah Foslien/Getty Images If you're expecting a flurry of activity between now and the Feb. 7 NBA trade deadline, you might want to prepare for a letdown. Given the large swath of the league still in competition for the playoffs, the lack of stars on the chopping block and the widespread desire…

Andrew Luck, Colts Beat Titans to Win AFC Wild-Card Berth for...

Frederick Breedon/Getty Images The Indianapolis Colts are back in the NFL playoffs for the first time since 2014 after beating the Tennessee Titans 33-17 on Sunday night. Andrew Luck finished 24-of-35 for 285 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Indianapolis Colts @ColtsWE DID IT! WE'RE IN! https://t.co/LpIpno1bYc The Houston Texans clinched the AFC South title earlier…

Lamar Jackson’s Ravens Are the Team Nobody Wants to See in...

Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images As Christmas draws near, the Baltimore Ravens are rapidly becoming the Chia Pets of the NFL. The Snuggie. The fruitcake. It's not because those things are abjectly terrible. As the Ravens showed in handling one of the AFC's best teams on the road Saturday night, they are anything but. It's because…

Aaron Rodgers: ‘Of Course There’s Hope’ for Playoffs After Loss to...

Abbie Parr/Getty Images The Green Bay Packers saw their playoff chances take a hit with a 27-24 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night, but two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers isn't giving up on his team's season just yet. After his team blew a fourth-quarter lead to fall to 4-5-1, Rodgers made it clear…

Manny Machado Dealt Dose of Karma After Becoming MLB Playoff’s Super-Villain

Matt Slocum/Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Here it comes, the blockbuster Game 7 in all its glory on Saturday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers for the right to play the Boston Red Sox in the World Series, and… Forget nervous stomachs. What the Dodgers really need is for Manny Machado to tame the…

Damian Lillard Responds to Critics Who Say Trail Blazers Will Miss...

Rick Scuteri/Associated Press Damian Lillard believes his Portland Trail Blazers are going to return to the playoffs in 2019, and he thinks it's the little things that will make a difference, per Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times: Dan Woike @DanWoikeSportsIs there a better quote than @Dame_Lillard in the NBA? Here’s his response to…
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