Golden State’s Jordan Poole, Eric Paschall, Marquese Chriss and others grew up debating who was the best player of all time — Jordan or James? — in their school cafeterias during lunch. Poole always sided with Jordan. His father, a Chicago native, had told him stories about Jordan’s greatness. But for Paschall and Chriss, James deserved the nod. They didn’t feel comfortable arguing in favor of someone they hadn’t witnessed in person. “I mean, I didn’t get to experience what other guys got to experience as far as seeing MJ or the early Kobe years,” said Paschall, who, at 23, is older than five of his teammates. “However, I legit saw every aspect of LeBron’s legacy. That goes a long way.”
January 20, 2021 | 11:26 am EST Update
Basketball-Reference: Yesterday was Zion Williamson’s sixth 30-point game, as many 30-point games thru the first 40 of his NBA career as LeBron James stathead.com/tiny/7LTR0 pic.twitter.com/VD0eiRFyj2
January 20, 2021 | 6:34 am EST Update
Fenerbahce and Kyle O’Quinn have a done deal for the remainder of the season according to Eurohoops sources, and their agreement is set to be announced later on Wednesday.
Olgun Uluc: Steven Adams was his vintage self in my chat with him for @ESPNAusNZ: “Just to make sure: when I said Stan Van Gundy’s old school, I just meant that he’s old… Hopefully he doesn’t hear that.” pic.twitter.com/XrXyaeEHiy
Harrison Wind: More Monte Morris on Jokic: “He don’t get a lot of credit, as he should. Maybe because he ain’t flashy with the dunks and things. But he produces just as much, if not more, than anybody in the NBA. I’m amazed every night. I see it and in practice it’s effortless.”