Stories tagged: nba
Sat., July 2, 2016, 10:44 p.m.
Celtics land Horford for four years, $113 million
Al Horford ended the waiting game with a simple tweet: “Celtic Pride,” it said, followed by 18 shamrocks. The number might not have been a coincidence.
Sat., July 2, 2016, 7:52 p.m.
Summer league action for NBA teams opens in Orlando
While the focus was on business, there was some basketball Saturday.
Fri., July 1, 2016, 11:29 p.m.
NBA players cash in as big free agency period opens
All-Stars Andre Drummond and DeMar DeRozan are staying put, as are Hassan Whiteside and Nicolas Batum.
Fri., July 1, 2016, 6:34 p.m.
O.J. Mayo dismissed, disqualified from NBA for drug violation
O.J. Mayo was dismissed and disqualified from the NBA on Friday for violating the terms of the league’s anti-drug program, the first player to receive that punishment in a decade.
Wed., June 29, 2016, 9:02 p.m.
Newsmakers: Steven Stamkos back with Lightning for ‘8 more years’
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is staying put in Tampa Bay. Stamkos tweeted that he was “excited to be back for 8 more years” and three people familiar with the decision …
Wed., June 29, 2016, 4:51 p.m.
LeBron a free agent after declining option on contract
LeBron James is about to hit the free-agency market and stay right at home.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 8:22 p.m.
In brief: England’s Marcus Willis pulls off huge upset at Wimbledon
Sat., June 25, 2016, 5:57 p.m.
Fate sends UW’s Marquese Chriss to Phoenix
Marquese Chriss wanted to play in Phoenix but figured his chance had passed when the Suns used the No. 4 overall pick of the NBA draft on Dragan Bender. Hold …
Thu., June 23, 2016, 7:59 p.m.
Newsmakers: Pacers acquire Thad Young from Nets
Thu., June 23, 2016, 4:52 p.m.
76ers take Ben Simmons with No. 1 pick in NBA draft; Duke’s Brandon Ingram goes second to Lakers
The Philadelphia 76ers selected LSU freshman Ben Simmons with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft Thursday night.
Wed., June 22, 2016, 7:35 p.m.
Newsmakers: Pacers, Jazz swap point guards while Hawks get No. 12 pick
The Pacers traded one Indianapolis native for another Wednesday, sending
Wed., June 22, 2016, 3:15 p.m.
Former NBA MVP Derrick Rose traded from Bulls to Knicks
The New York Knicks acquired Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, hoping the former NBA MVP can be their answer at point guard.
Tue., June 21, 2016, 6:20 p.m.
Many freshmen have fared well with NBA one-and-done rule
Last season was the year of the senior in college basketball. Thursday’s NBA draft is not.
Tue., June 21, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Heat star Dwyane Wade becomes cover model for ESPN body issue
Dwyane Wade has been in the public eye for most of his life. Never like this, though.
Mon., June 20, 2016, 8:56 p.m.
LeBron blasts critics on social media after winning title
LeBron James ended his social media blackout by throwing a knockout punch at his critics.
Sun., June 19, 2016, 11:25 p.m.
James and Cavaliers win thrilling NBA Finals Game 7, 93-89
LeBron James and his relentless, never-count-them-out Cavaliers pulled off an improbable NBA Finals comeback, and Cleveland is title town again at long last.
Sun., June 19, 2016, 11:24 p.m.
LeBron James wins NBA Finals MVP for 3rd time
By unanimous vote, LeBron James was selected as MVP of the title series, accepting his trophy from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after Cleveland beat Golden State 93-89 in Game 7 …
Sun., June 19, 2016, 10:39 p.m.
Fan critical after falling from deck after NBA Finals
Authorities say a fan fell from the second to the first deck of Oakland’s Oracle Arena after the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Game 7 victory over the Golden State Warriors in the …
Sun., June 19, 2016, 9:44 p.m.
Warriors cap greatest Finals collapse with Game 7 loss
Stephen Curry tried to shake Kevin Love with a dribble and let loose with one of those long 3-pointers he seemed to make at every big moment this season. Instead …
Sat., June 18, 2016, 10:20 p.m.
Digest: Nathan Bannister strikes out 11, Arizona beats Miami 5-1 at College World Series
Nathan Bannister matched his career high with 11 strikeouts in seven innings and Arizona capitalized on Miami starter Michael Mediavilla’s rocky first inning a 5-1 victory Saturday night in the …
Sat., June 18, 2016, 6:46 p.m.
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Sat., June 18, 2016, 6:06 p.m.
LeBron James will come to play, without pressure of Cleveland title
Right near the start Saturday, LeBron James faced a question about whether his legacy might be riding on Game 7 of these NBA Finals. “No,” he said, straight-faced.
Fri., June 17, 2016, 8:04 p.m.
Warriors limp to finish, hope home court helps in Game 7
The level of tension is growing rapidly for the Golden State Warriors. Someone gets suspended, someone gets hurt, someone gets ejected, and lots of someones make no effort to hide …
Fri., June 17, 2016, 6:44 p.m.
Ayesha Curry latest sports spouse to lash out on Twitter
With a click, Ayesha Curry made herself a part of the NBA Finals story.
Thu., June 16, 2016, 11:09 p.m.
LeBron James, Cavaliers down Warriors to force Game 7
LeBron James scored 41 points, Kyrie Irving added 23 and the Cleveland Cavaliers sent the NBA Finals packing for California by beating the rattled Golden State Warriors 115-101 on Thursday …
Wed., June 15, 2016, 11:13 p.m.
LeBron James, Cavaliers pushing for Game 7
LeBron James has watched “The Godfather” trilogy over and over during these playoffs. The Oscar-winning films about crime, family, honor – and revenge – soothe and motivate him. He can’t …
Wed., June 15, 2016, 8:09 p.m.
Draymond Green vows to be better for Warriors in Game 6
For all the criticism of Golden State’s Draymond Green and his penchant for committing flagrant fouls during these playoffs, Wednesday may have brought the harshest words yet.
Wed., June 15, 2016, 6:53 p.m.
Craig Sager will work first NBA Finals game
Craig Sager, Turner Sports’ longtime NBA sideline reporter, will join ESPN’s broadcast team for Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, the network announced Wednesday.
Tue., June 14, 2016, 6:09 p.m.
Warriors remain confident of winning second straight title
Stephen Curry sat on the bench and buried his head in his hand. Fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson wrapped a towel around his face.
Mon., June 13, 2016, 10:32 p.m.
LeBron James, Kyrie Irving each score 41 as Cavs stave off elimination with 112-97 win over Warriors
LeBron James laughed at Klay Thompson’s comments this week about the NBA being a man’s league. Instead, he thought of a punishment far worse than anything he could say.