John Wilmes

Basketball

Michael Porter Jr. Is College Basketball's Next Superstar—And He Knows It

Michael Porter Jr., the MVP of the McDonalds All American Game, is headed to the University of Missouri next season.
John Wilmes
3.30.17
lavar ball

You Wish Your Dad was LaVar Ball, Stop Hating on Him

LaVar Ball has been very high on his son lately, and what's so bad about that?
John Wilmes
3.2.17
Basketball

Escape From Sacramento: Boogie Cousins Goes To The Rio Olympics

DeMarcus Cousins is one of the best players in the NBA, and one of its most intriguing eccentrics. This summer, he finally gets to escape Sacramento and ball out.
John Wilmes
8.5.16
nba

In Adding Dwyane Wade, The Bulls Show They'd Rather Go Big Than Build

...and there's not necessarily anything wrong with that. In bringing in a favorite son, the Bulls have created a strange sort of in-between team. But why not?
John Wilmes
7.7.16
nba

The Bulls And Derrick Rose Needed To Break Up

It feels like a long time ago that Derrick Rose was the future in Chicago. After years of aimlessness and hope, it was high time for the two to part ways.
John Wilmes
6.23.16
NBA draft

Kris Dunn Is Ready for the NBA

Over four years at Providence, Kris Dunn became a well-rounded playmaker and a folk hero. Now he's ready to make basketball his business, wherever he winds up after the 2016 NBA Draft.
John Wilmes
6.7.16
nba

The Oklahoma City Thunder Are the NBA's Greatest Roller Coaster

Four years ago, the Okkahoma City Thunder were in the NBA Finals and looked like the model franchise. Today, they're something different, more defiant, and still pretty great.
John Wilmes
5.20.16
NBA draft

Who Is Thon Maker, The NBA Draft's Gangly Mystery Man?

Thon Maker is 19 years old, 7'1, and star of one of the most memorable mixtapes on YouTube. In the NBA Draft, none of that will matter as much as how he can play.
John Wilmes
5.17.16
nba

Even in Defeat, the Detroit Pistons Are Learning How to Be a Playoff Team

The Pistons may be down 0-2 in their series against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but they are showing a resilient attitude that will serve them well in the future.
John Wilmes
4.22.16
weird sports

Indoor Skydiving Is Real, Painful, And Definitely Sports

Indoor Skydiving, or "Body Flight" to aficionados, is intense, difficult, humbling, expensive, and weird. But is it sports? Spoiler: hell yeah it's sports.
John Wilmes
4.8.16
high school basketball

Even Among McDonald's All-Americans, Josh Jackson Stands Out

The McDonald's All-American Game is as much a ritual of projection as it is a prep basketball game. Amid all this promise, some stars shine brighter.
John Wilmes
3.30.16
nba

The Chicago Bulls Are In Purgatory, But Do They Want To Leave?

For half a decade the Bulls seemed to be separated from a shot at the championship by nothing more than some injury luck. That's no longer the case. So now what?
John Wilmes
3.9.16
0103