How the Toronto Raptors’ Masai Ujiri Bet the House—and Won a NBA Championship

During a crucial moment in the pivotal Game 3 of the NBA Finals, an immaculately dressed man is furiously pacing in the bowels of Oracle Arena checking his smartphone. He’s usually too nervous to watch the game courtside or up in a suite. After all, it was his calculated high-risk, high-reward moves that got the […]

We Got a Preview of What NBA’s League Pass May Look Like Next Season

What will the NBA look like next year? Whatever the outcome of Game 5 of the NBA Finals tonight in Toronto, the league has some potentially sizable changes underway for one of its other hot properties, its NBA League Pass subscription service. Prior to the Golden State Warriors Game 3 battle with Kawhi Leonard and […]

Who Is Mark Stevens? Here’s What We Know About the VC Banned for Shoving Raptors Star Kyle Lowry

At first glance, he looked like an overzealous fan who shoved Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry during an intense Game 3 of the NBA Finals Wednesday. Turns out he’s not just any fan, but Golden State Warriors minority owner Mark Stevens, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist. As a result, the NBA said Thursday that Stevens […]

The Drake Effect: Brilliant Brand Ambassador or Annoying NBA Superfan?

He taunts, trolls and trash talks his rivals–both on the mic and on the basketball court. While Drake, officially known as the Raptors Global Ambassador since 2013, will likely appear in the Bay Area to root for his team they take on the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals tonight, he […]

How the Golden State Warriors Achieved Unicorn Status

Seven years ago, Golden State Warriors fans rained down boos on a visibly stunned majority owner Joe Lacob as he was delivering a speech during a jersey retirement ceremony for Warriors’ hall of fame sharpshooter Chris Mullin. The seasoned venture capitalist and partner at Kleiner Perkins, renowned for his ruthless and successful investing in the […]