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As soon as Labor Day passes, September and November are great months for a Las Vegas visit. The summer crowds thin out, the Mojave heat starts to break, and good deals can be found.
Coaches, players and WNBA executives were pleased with the show Las Vegas put on for the All-Star Game last weekend. Las Vegas Aces coach Bill Laimbeer says he accomplished two of three goals. The All-Stars got hotel suites and four tickets instead of two to the game. But the former Detroit Piston player says the WNBA nixed his request to fly the All-Stars first-class. He complained to the board of governors, but the WNBA said it would be an unfair advantage for the Aces as All-Star hosts.
Las Vegas (14-6), winners of eight of nine games, is tied with Connecticut for the best record in the WNBA.
Grasshoppers are storming Las Vegas – and showing up like a rainstorm on weather radar.
Gonzaga’s Mark Few will serve as an assistant coach for USA Basketball’s select team, a 13-player squad that will train with and help the national team prepare for the FIBA World Cup.
Wednesday at Pac-12 Media Day, commissioner Larry Scott confirmed the conference’s title game, held in early December, will move to the Raiders’ new home in Las Vegas for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
Dearica Hamby scored 24 points to lead five Las Vegas starters in double figures and the Aces beat the Seattle Storm 79-62 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight home win.
Natasha Howard had 21 points, 10 rebounds, six blocks and four steals and the Seattle Storm beat the Las Vegas Aces 69-66 for their fourth straight victory. Howard is playing amid her wife’s social media allegations of physically threatening and abusive behavior. No charges have been filed against Howard.
Kayla McBride’s eyes light up when talking about the Las Vegas offense. With the addition of 6-foot-8 Liz Cambage in the offseason to join 6-5 A’ja Wilson in the frontcourt, her life on the court as a shooter has gotten much easier. Las Vegas has won five straight and moved to the top of the AP WNBA power poll.
Clarke shook off the rust quickly, averaging 14.6 points and hitting the game-winning tip-in in the semifinals to help Memphis reach the Summer League title game against Minnesota on Monday night.
The NBA’s decision to invite a pair of international teams to the Summer League showed promise, even as it also demonstrated the competitive challenges facing the host team for the 2019 Basketball World Cup.
Norvell has averaged 13.3 points in the three games he’s played, while shooting 36.3% (12-33) from the field and 40.1% (9-22) from deep.
Harvey is averaging 13 points per game in Las Vegas after averaging six points in his two games during the Salt Lake City Summer League.
When two-time NBA slam dunk champion Zach LaVine called the Chicago Bulls organization and asked for a favor, it wasn’t the first time he’d reached out for his childhood friend Perrion Callandret.
Tyler Harvey didn’t envision it this way, his basketball career trudging through Pennsylvania, France, Italy and Tennessee.
NBA Summer League:
“I was introduced to Jess Roskelley by my teammate, Sam Sicilia. Before we left for ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ seven years ago was when I met Jess. We actually signed our contracts for ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ and faxed them from Jess’ house,” Michael Chiesa said. “Because of Sam, I was able to bring Jess into my life. I drew a lot of inspiration from the guy.”
With the game in his hands, Rui Hachimura delivered in his first game wearing a Washington Wizards jersey.
Zion Williamson’s first NBA show was a sellout. It just ended earlier than fans wanted.
The family of a woman killed by a gunman raining down gunfire from a Las Vegas high-rise hotel suite filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against eight gun makers and three dealers arguing their weapons are designed in a way that could be easily modified to fire like automatic weapons.