Knicks Get ‘Must-See TV’ Player in Obi Toppin

Obi Toppin’s fairy-tale path from a skinny high school tweener without a single offer from a four-year college to an N.B.A. lottery pick began with a promise. He made it four years ago to Rodrick Harrison, the basketball coach at Mount Zion Prep near Washington. It came after the disappointment of

Anthony Edwards Drafted No. 1 by the Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night started an N.B.A. draft unlike any other by selecting Georgia guard Anthony Edwards with the first overall pick. James Wiseman, a center from the University of Memphis, went second to the Golden State Warriors, while LaMelo Ball, the popular guard from Chino Hills, Calif., was

Where Russell Westbrook Is Wanted

The next two weeks will be frenetic but also refreshingly familiar (and presumably safe) throughout the N.B.A. The league’s Transaction Game, as we like to call it, has resumed with a flourish and is one of the few aspects of the forthcoming season that should not be endangered by coronavirus interruptions. The

Giants Make a Case to Win the Grim N.F.C. East

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The N.F.L. isn’t going to disband the N.F.C. East, that wretched assemblage of teams galloping toward collective infamy. Nor, at last check, does it plan to rescind the division’s automatic postseason berth as punishment for producing such unsightly football week after week after week. The playoffs, per