About Mark Medina

NBA Insider for Sportsnaut. Former NBA writer for NBA.com & USA Today, Warriors writer for The Mercury News, Lakers writer for LA Daily News, and LA Times.

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June 7, 2023
It seemed tempting just to stare at the box score and obsess about the poor statistical numbers. Or perhaps to
Miami Heat
June 5, 2023
On paper, the Miami Heat should have no shot at winning the NBA championship. As the Heat have proven throughout
Miami Heat
June 4, 2023
Even for those that predicted the Denver Nuggets would ultimately win an NBA championship, most surely knew that the Miami
Miami heat center Bam Adebayo
June 4, 2023
As he attacked with aggressiveness and shot with efficiency, Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo showed more than just his expanded
NBA: Finals-Miami Heat at Denver Nuggets
June 2, 2023
Sometimes, the Denver Nuggets dominated with their elite big man. Sometimes, the Nuggets dominated with their dynamic point guard. Other
NBA: Finals-Miami Heat at Denver Nuggets
June 1, 2023
The Denver Nuggets appeared championship ready. The Miami Heat appeared overmatched. And so it goes. The Nuggets breezed through a
NBA finals
June 1, 2023
The ratings might eventually suggest otherwise, but both passionate and casual NBA fans still have plenty of reasons to watch
jimmy butler
June 1, 2023
Just like with most people, Jimmy Butler’s mood depends on the circumstances. He shows his competitiveness when he plays. He
Denver Nuggets
June 1, 2023
A handful of the Denver Nuggets’ front office and players gathered together at a restaurant, incidentally unaware they already possessed
May 31, 2023
With tears in his eyes, Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray asked coach Michael Malone a direct question. The inquiry captured
miami heat
May 30, 2023
The moment could have caused any NBA team to feel emotionally spent and physically exhausted. Not this Miami Heat team.
Miami Heat
May 29, 2023
The Miami Heat thrived through the grind, while the Boston Celtics struggled through it. The result: the Heat held on
boston celtics
May 29, 2023
View Post NBA fans will soon consume something that produces both the biggest joy and agony during the postseason. Game
Denver Nuggets forward Aaron Gordon
May 28, 2023
As he tried to exit the arena, Denver Nuggets forward Aaron Gordon kept experiencing delays. First, a few Nuggets assistant
NBA: Playoffs-Miami Heat at Boston Celtics
May 26, 2023
Will the Boston Celtics actually pull this off? Will they show they finally have gotten their act together? Will they
Denver Nuggets
May 25, 2023
After they walk off the court, the Denver Nuggets’ players might feel tempted to sit by their locker, take a
nikola jokic
May 23, 2023
LOS ANGELES — As he proudly wore a hat that proclaimed the Denver Nuggets as the Western Conference champions, general
lebron james
May 23, 2023
LOS ANGELES — The words sounded cryptic as LeBron James processed both the Los Angeles Lakers experiencing a four-game sweep
Denver Nuggets
May 23, 2023
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — The Los Angeles Lakers tried to make history. The Denver Nuggets appeared determined not to let
lebron james
May 22, 2023
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Armed with four NBA rings, 10 Finals appearances and countless examples of overcoming adversity, LeBron James
Jamal Murray
May 21, 2023
LOS ANGELES –  Finally, the Lakers stopped Jamal Murray from scoring with better defensive execution. Finally, the Lakers slowed down Nikola
Denver Nuggets
May 20, 2023
LOS ANGELES – The Denver Nuggets may play in the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history. With
jamal murray
May 19, 2023
As he has experienced following his lengthy rehab and various slumps, Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray has learned that he
NBA: Playoffs-Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets
May 18, 2023
The Denver Nuggets appear in control after finishing with a 108-103 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday in