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Ryan Ward is a veteran sportswriter who has covered the NBA and NFL for over a decade. Along with numerous exclusive interviews with professional athletes, Ward has been credentialed by the Los Angeles Lakers since 2011.
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NFL

Ryan Clark Says 1 NFL Team Is Poised To 'Make A Big Splash' This Season

A detail view of the NFL logo on the goal post stanchion before the AFC Championship Game between the AFC Kansas City Chiefs and the Tennessee Titans at Arrowhead Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. Ryan Ward • 19 hours ago
NBA

Timberwolves Named As Potential Landing Spot For Cavs Star

Anthony Edwards #1 of the Minnesota Timberwolves celebrates with fans after Patrick Beverley #22 made a three-point shot against the Los Angeles Lakers in the fourth quarter at Target Center on March 16, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Timberwolves defeated the Lakers 124-104. Ryan Ward • 19 hours ago
NBA

NBA Draft Analyst Reveals His Ranking For Bronny James

Bronny James #6 of the USC Trojans looks on in the second half of a quarterfinal game against the Arizona Wildcats during the Pac-12 Conference basketball tournament at T-Mobile Arena on March 14, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Wildcats defeated the Trojans 70-49. Ryan Ward • 19 hours ago
NBA

Skip Bayless Predicts Which Team LeBron Will Play For In Future

LeBron James attends Game Four of the Eastern Conference Second Round Playoffs at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on May 13, 2024 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ryan Ward • 20 hours ago
NFL

Taylor Swift Won't Be Able To Attend 3 Games Next Season

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JANUARY 28: Travis Kelce #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with Taylor Swift after a 17-10 victory against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game at M&T Bank Stadium on January 28, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland. Ryan Ward • 20 hours ago
NFL

Chiefs Rookie's New Car Has Been Stolen

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 29: A detailed view of the Kansas City Chiefs logo on a fan prior to the AFC Championship Game against the Cincinnati Bengals at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on January 29, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri. Ryan Ward • 20 hours ago
NBA

3 Teams Are Expected To Show Interest In Jarrett Allen This Offseason

Jarrett Allen #31 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during the second half of the game against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center on March 27, 2024 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ryan Ward • 21 hours ago
NBA

Brian Windhorst Says 1 NBA Owner Will Be 'Significantly Involved' In Offseason

NBA basketballs on the court before the NBA game between the Phoenix Suns and the Dallas Mavericks at PHX Arena on December 23, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Mavericks 106-102. Ryan Ward • 21 hours ago
NBA

Former Player Sends A Big Warning To JJ Redick About Lakers Job

DENVER, COLORADO - DECEMBER 25: Former NBA player JJ Redick works for ESPN at Ball Arena on December 25, 2023 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ryan Ward • 21 hours ago
NBA

Brian Windhorst Says 1 NBA Team Has A 'Structural Problem With The Roster'

Sportswriter Brian Windhorst attends a practice session at the 2018 USA Basketball Men's National Team minicamp at the Mendenhall Center at UNLV on July 27, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ryan Ward • 21 hours ago
NBA

Insider Names 'Dark Horse' Candidate To Acquire Donovan Mitchell

CLEVELAND, OHIO - MAY 05: Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on in the second quarter against the Orlando Magic during the second quarter in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on May 05, 2024 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ryan Ward • 21 hours ago
NBA

Donovan Mitchell Is Not Happy About Recent Report About Him

Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during the first half against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Arena on January 10, 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ryan Ward • 22 hours ago
NFL

Adam Schefter Was Stunned At Dan Orlovsky's Comment About Tee Higgins

Dan Orlovsky looks on prior to Super Bowl LVII between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles at State Farm Stadium on February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona. Ryan Ward • 2 days ago
NBA

LeSean McCoy Says 1 Timberwolves Player Is The 'Biggest Disappointment'

LeSean McCoy attends 'Shaq's Fun House' at XS nightclub at Encore Las Vegas on February 09, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ryan Ward • 2 days ago
NBA

Everyone's Saying The Same Thing About Rudy Gobert After Game 5 Loss

Rudy Gobert #27 of the Minnesota Timberwolves looses the ball while defended by Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets during the first quarter in Game Four of the Western Conference Second Round Playoffs at Target Center on May 12, 2024 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ryan Ward • 2 days ago
NFL

Greg Olsen Will Take Big Salary Hit As Tom Brady Replaces Him

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 12: Football broadcaster Greg Olsen walks the field before the game between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 12, 2023 in Arlington, Texas Ryan Ward • 2 days ago
NFL

Falcons Are Signing Veteran CB

A detail of the Atlanta Falcons logo is seen at the 50 yard line against the Green Bay Packers during their 2011 NFC divisional playoff game at Georgia Dome on January 15, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. Ryan Ward • 2 days ago
NBA

Max Strus Enters TD Garden Wearing Florida Panthers Jersey

Max Strus #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts during the third quarter of game five of the Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs against the Orlando Magic at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on April 30, 2024 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Magic 104-103. Ryan Ward • 2 days ago
NBA

Bronny James Is Turning Heads At NBA Combine

Bronny James #6 of the USC Trojans controls the ball against Jaden Bradley #0 of the Arizona Wildcats during the second half at McKale Center on January 17, 2024 in Tucson, Arizona. Ryan Ward • 2 days ago
NBA

Chris Russo Names The Best Franchise In NBA History

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 04: Chris "Mad Dog" Russo attends the SiriusXM's Chris "Mad Dog" Russo returns to Bar A at the Jersey Shore on August 04, 2023 in New York City Ryan Ward • 2 days ago
NBA

Lakers Are Reportedly Interested In Longtime Heat Assistant

A detail of the Miami Heat "Vice Versa" logo on the court during the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at American Airlines Arena on January 04, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Ryan Ward • 2 days ago
NFL

Netflix Announces New Documentary About NFL Owner

The Netflix logo is displayed at Netflix offices on January 24, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. Netflix shares jumped over ten percent in trading today after the company announced that it added over 13 million subscribers in the fourth quarter. Ryan Ward • 2 days ago
NBA

Kendrick Perkins Says 1 NBA Star Is 'Unguardable'

Richard Jefferson and Kendrick Perkins attend the Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game during the 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend at Wolstein Center on February 18, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ryan Ward • 2 days ago
NBA

NBA Free Agent Says He Is Open To Playing For Lakers

Fans of the Los Angeles Lakers watch warm-ups before Game Two of the Western Conference first-round playoff series at Phoenix Suns Arena on May 25, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. Ryan Ward • 2 days ago
NFL

Kirk Cousins Reveals How He Found Out Falcons Were Drafting Michael Penix Jr.

Quarterbacks Kirk Cousins #18 and Michael Penix Jr. #9 of the Atlanta Falcons look on during OTA offseason workouts at the Atlanta Falcons training facility on May 14, 2024 in Flowery Branch, Georgia. Ryan Ward • 3 days ago
NFL

Julian Edelman Reveals Wild Tom Brady Story About Mental Toughness

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots and Julian Edelman #11 look on after Edelman scored a touchdown in the second quarter of the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 04, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Ryan Ward • 3 days ago
NBA

Insider Reveals What Lakers Want In Return For Potential Austin Reaves Trade

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - FEBRUARY 01: Austin Reaves #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers sits on the bench during a timeout in the fourth quarter of a game against the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden on February 01, 2024 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ryan Ward • 3 days ago
NBA

Former Player Says 1 NBA Playoff Team Hasn't Been 'Battle-Tested'

Detail of the NBA official basketball at Ball Arena on October 26, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. Ryan Ward • 3 days ago
NBA

Everyone Was Saying The Same Thing About Bronny James' Combine Performance

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 07: Bronny James #6 of the USC Trojans warms up before their game against the California Golden Bears at Haas Pavilion on February 07, 2024 in Berkeley, California. Ryan Ward • 3 days ago
NBA

Bronny James Reportedly 'Crushed' 1 Drill At Draft Combine

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 03: Bronny James #6 of the USC Trojans warms up before the game against the California Golden Bears at Galen Center on January 03, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. Ryan Ward • 3 days ago
A detail view of the NFL logo on the goal post stanchion before the AFC Championship Game between the AFC Kansas City Chiefs and the Tennessee Titans at Arrowhead Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri.
NFL

Ryan Clark Says 1 NFL Team Is Poised To 'Make A Big Splash' This Season

  Last year, the Houston Texans were determined to right the ship. The struggling fra... Ryan Ward • 19 hours ago
Anthony Edwards #1 of the Minnesota Timberwolves celebrates with fans after Patrick Beverley #22 made a three-point shot against the Los Angeles Lakers in the fourth quarter at Target Center on March 16, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Timberwolves defeated the Lakers 124-104.
NBA

Timberwolves Named As Potential Landing Spot For Cavs Star

  The Cleveland Cavaliers are headed into an NBA offseason during which many changes cou... Ryan Ward • 19 hours ago
Bronny James #6 of the USC Trojans looks on in the second half of a quarterfinal game against the Arizona Wildcats during the Pac-12 Conference basketball tournament at T-Mobile Arena on March 14, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Wildcats defeated the Trojans 70-49.
NBA

NBA Draft Analyst Reveals His Ranking For Bronny James

  Over the past few months, there's been a lot of debate and speculation about Bronny Ja... Ryan Ward • 19 hours ago
LeBron James attends Game Four of the Eastern Conference Second Round Playoffs at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on May 13, 2024 in Cleveland, Ohio.
NBA

Skip Bayless Predicts Which Team LeBron Will Play For In Future

  After getting beat by the Denver Nuggets in convincing fashion in the NBA playoffs for... Ryan Ward • 20 hours ago
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JANUARY 28: Travis Kelce #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with Taylor Swift after a 17-10 victory against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game at M&T Bank Stadium on January 28, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland.
NFL

Taylor Swift Won't Be Able To Attend 3 Games Next Season

  During the 2023 NFL season, the Kansas City Chiefs uncharacteristically struggled at t... Ryan Ward • 20 hours ago
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 29: A detailed view of the Kansas City Chiefs logo on a fan prior to the AFC Championship Game against the Cincinnati Bengals at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on January 29, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri.
NFL

Chiefs Rookie's New Car Has Been Stolen

  The Kansas City Chiefs were able to defy the odds last season and win a second consecu... Ryan Ward • 20 hours ago
Jarrett Allen #31 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during the second half of the game against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center on March 27, 2024 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
NBA

3 Teams Are Expected To Show Interest In Jarrett Allen This Offseason

  After falling to the top-seeded Boston Celtics in the second round of the NBA playoffs... Ryan Ward • 21 hours ago
NBA basketballs on the court before the NBA game between the Phoenix Suns and the Dallas Mavericks at PHX Arena on December 23, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Mavericks 106-102.
NBA

Brian Windhorst Says 1 NBA Owner Will Be 'Significantly Involved' In Offseason

  The Los Angeles Lakers may be making a lot of noise heading into the NBA offseason, wi... Ryan Ward • 21 hours ago
DENVER, COLORADO - DECEMBER 25: Former NBA player JJ Redick works for ESPN at Ball Arena on December 25, 2023 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
NBA

Former Player Sends A Big Warning To JJ Redick About Lakers Job

  Only a few weeks removed from firing head coach Darvin Ham after two seasons with the... Ryan Ward • 21 hours ago
Sportswriter Brian Windhorst attends a practice session at the 2018 USA Basketball Men's National Team minicamp at the Mendenhall Center at UNLV on July 27, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
NBA

Brian Windhorst Says 1 NBA Team Has A 'Structural Problem With The Roster'

  At one point in time over the past couple of years, the Cleveland Cavaliers were consi... Ryan Ward • 21 hours ago
CLEVELAND, OHIO - MAY 05: Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on in the second quarter against the Orlando Magic during the second quarter in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on May 05, 2024 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
NBA

Insider Names 'Dark Horse' Candidate To Acquire Donovan Mitchell

  With the Cleveland Cavaliers falling apart in the second-round playoff series against... Ryan Ward • 21 hours ago
Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during the first half against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Arena on January 10, 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
NBA

Donovan Mitchell Is Not Happy About Recent Report About Him

  Immediately after the Cleveland Cavaliers were knocked out of the second round of the... Ryan Ward • 22 hours ago
Dan Orlovsky looks on prior to Super Bowl LVII between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles at State Farm Stadium on February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona.
NFL

Adam Schefter Was Stunned At Dan Orlovsky's Comment About Tee Higgins

  The 2023 NFL season was a bit of a disaster for the Cincinnati Bengals, with injuries... Ryan Ward • 2 days ago
LeSean McCoy attends 'Shaq's Fun House' at XS nightclub at Encore Las Vegas on February 09, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
NBA

LeSean McCoy Says 1 Timberwolves Player Is The 'Biggest Disappointment'

  After dropping the first two games of the second-round playoff series against the Minn... Ryan Ward • 2 days ago
Rudy Gobert #27 of the Minnesota Timberwolves looses the ball while defended by Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets during the first quarter in Game Four of the Western Conference Second Round Playoffs at Target Center on May 12, 2024 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
NBA

Everyone's Saying The Same Thing About Rudy Gobert After Game 5 Loss

  Coming into their second-round playoff series with the Minnesota Timberwolves, the def... Ryan Ward • 2 days ago
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 12: Football broadcaster Greg Olsen walks the field before the game between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 12, 2023 in Arlington, Texas
NFL

Greg Olsen Will Take Big Salary Hit As Tom Brady Replaces Him

  With his playing career in the NFL behind him, former star tight end Greg Olsen tried... Ryan Ward • 2 days ago
A detail of the Atlanta Falcons logo is seen at the 50 yard line against the Green Bay Packers during their 2011 NFC divisional playoff game at Georgia Dome on January 15, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.
NFL

Falcons Are Signing Veteran CB

  Heading into the NFL offseason, the Atlanta Falcons had plans to be very aggressive in... Ryan Ward • 2 days ago
Max Strus #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts during the third quarter of game five of the Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs against the Orlando Magic at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on April 30, 2024 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Magic 104-103.
NBA

Max Strus Enters TD Garden Wearing Florida Panthers Jersey

  On Wednesday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers' season will be on the line, with the team... Ryan Ward • 2 days ago
Bronny James #6 of the USC Trojans controls the ball against Jaden Bradley #0 of the Arizona Wildcats during the second half at McKale Center on January 17, 2024 in Tucson, Arizona.
NBA

Bronny James Is Turning Heads At NBA Combine

  With no clear superstar in the upcoming 2024 NBA Draft, it seems that everyone has pai... Ryan Ward • 2 days ago
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 04: Chris "Mad Dog" Russo attends the SiriusXM's Chris "Mad Dog" Russo returns to Bar A at the Jersey Shore on August 04, 2023 in New York City
NBA

Chris Russo Names The Best Franchise In NBA History

  Over the short history of the NBA, only two teams have really stood out among the rest... Ryan Ward • 2 days ago
A detail of the Miami Heat "Vice Versa" logo on the court during the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at American Airlines Arena on January 04, 2021 in Miami, Florida.
NBA

Lakers Are Reportedly Interested In Longtime Heat Assistant

  After flaming out of the NBA playoffs in epic fashion, with the team losing to the def... Ryan Ward • 2 days ago
The Netflix logo is displayed at Netflix offices on January 24, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. Netflix shares jumped over ten percent in trading today after the company announced that it added over 13 million subscribers in the fourth quarter.
NFL

Netflix Announces New Documentary About NFL Owner

  After a disastrous end to the 2023 NFL season, in which the second-seeded Dallas Cowbo... Ryan Ward • 2 days ago
Richard Jefferson and Kendrick Perkins attend the Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game during the 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend at Wolstein Center on February 18, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio.
NBA

Kendrick Perkins Says 1 NBA Star Is 'Unguardable'

  When Jalen Brunson decided to leave the Dallas Mavericks in favor of the New York Knic... Ryan Ward • 2 days ago
Fans of the Los Angeles Lakers watch warm-ups before Game Two of the Western Conference first-round playoff series at Phoenix Suns Arena on May 25, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona.
NBA

NBA Free Agent Says He Is Open To Playing For Lakers

  Along with searching for a new head coach to replace the recently fired Darvin Ham, th... Ryan Ward • 2 days ago
Quarterbacks Kirk Cousins #18 and Michael Penix Jr. #9 of the Atlanta Falcons look on during OTA offseason workouts at the Atlanta Falcons training facility on May 14, 2024 in Flowery Branch, Georgia.
NFL

Kirk Cousins Reveals How He Found Out Falcons Were Drafting Michael Penix Jr.

  After six pretty successful years with the Minnesota Vikings, veteran quarterback Kirk... Ryan Ward • 3 days ago
Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots and Julian Edelman #11 look on after Edelman scored a touchdown in the second quarter of the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 04, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
NFL

Julian Edelman Reveals Wild Tom Brady Story About Mental Toughness

  Before calling it a career at 45, superstar quarterback Tom Brady was considered to be... Ryan Ward • 3 days ago
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - FEBRUARY 01: Austin Reaves #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers sits on the bench during a timeout in the fourth quarter of a game against the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden on February 01, 2024 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
NBA

Insider Reveals What Lakers Want In Return For Potential Austin Reaves Trade

  After being convincingly beaten by the defending NBA champion Denver Nuggets in the fi... Ryan Ward • 3 days ago
Detail of the NBA official basketball at Ball Arena on October 26, 2022 in Denver, Colorado.
NBA

Former Player Says 1 NBA Playoff Team Hasn't Been 'Battle-Tested'

  Coming into the NBA playoffs, the Boston Celtics had secured the No. 1 seed in the Eas... Ryan Ward • 3 days ago
BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 07: Bronny James #6 of the USC Trojans warms up before their game against the California Golden Bears at Haas Pavilion on February 07, 2024 in Berkeley, California.
NBA

Everyone Was Saying The Same Thing About Bronny James' Combine Performance

  Over the last few months, there's been much debate about Bronny James, the son of Los... Ryan Ward • 3 days ago
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 03: Bronny James #6 of the USC Trojans warms up before the game against the California Golden Bears at Galen Center on January 03, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.
NBA

Bronny James Reportedly 'Crushed' 1 Drill At Draft Combine

  As his father, LeBron James, was sitting courtside at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse for G... Ryan Ward • 3 days ago


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