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A look at some of Kobe Bryant’s career highlights

Here are some of the many highlights of Kobe Bryant’s career. The former Los Angeles Lakers star was killed in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday morning.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 26, 2020

Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant dies in California helicopter crash

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and …


NBA roundup: Giannis Antetokounmpo helps NBA-leading Bucks beat Hornets in Paris

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points and 12 rebounds and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks beat the Charlotte Hornets 116-103 on Friday night in the first NBA regular-season game in France.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

NBA roundup: LeBron James records 10th triple-double, Lakers beat Nets 128-113

LeBron James had 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in his 10th triple-double of the season and the Los Angeles Lakers made a season-high 19 3-pointers to pull away …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

Rematch! LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo are All-Star captains again

It’ll be an All-Star rematch: Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis.


In tight race, Suns’ Devin Booker pushes into All-Star discussion

Devin Booker has produced the kind of all-around numbers for the past few seasons that suggest he should be an NBA All-Star. He usually commands the respect of opposing defenses …


Hoop Hall to auction plaques for Jordan, Magic, Shaq, Dr. J

The basketball Hall of Fame is auctioning off the actual plaques used to mark the enshrinement of some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Julius …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

Giannis Antetokounmpo tells Zion Williamson: ‘Don’t rush the process’

The NBA’s reigning Most Valuable Player has simple advice for the player many are viewing as a future MVP after his show-stopping debut.


Zion Williamson’s exceptional debut provides Pelicans hope

Zion Williamson’s sublime 17-point surge in a span of barely more than three minutes could very well become part of New Orleans’ pro sports lore – even if the final …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

NBA roundup: Zion Williamson scores 22 in NBA debut; Spurs beat Pelicans 121-117

Zion Williamson capped his long-awaited NBA debut by scoring 17 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and stirring the crowd into a frenzy – only to see his …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Former Gonzaga standout Domantas Sabonis compiles strong case for NBA All-Star selection

John Stockton is the only former Gonzaga player to make an All-Star game roster, but that could change in the near future. The 23-year-old Sabonis has put together an impressive …


Does Damian Lillard’s big night signal turnaround for Blazers?

Portland guard Damian Lillard had a big night against Golden State and afterward talked about how the Trail Blazers are at a point in the season where they need to …




NBA roundup: Brandon Ingram helps Pelicans stop Jazz’s 10-game win streak

Brandon Ingram scored a career-high 49 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans stopped the Utah Jazz’s 10-game win streak with a 138-132 victory Thursday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

NBA roundup: Markelle Fultz records 2nd triple-double, Magic beat Lakers 119-118

Markelle Fultz hit two big layups in the final minute while scoring 21 points during his second career triple-double, and the Orlando Magic snapped the Los Angeles Lakers’ nine-game winning …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

NBA roundup: Ja Morant leads Grizzlies past Rockets 121-110 for 6th straight

Rookie guard Ja Morant had 26 points and eight assists, Dillon Brooks scored 24 and the Memphis Grizzlies won their sixth straight game by defeating the Houston Rockets 121-110 on …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Former Washington State standout Robert Franks buzzing with confidence in first G League season

Just 92 miles separates the G League’s Swarm and the Charlotte Hornets, which affords Franks ample opportunities to practice with the NBA team and to immerse himself in what life …



Johnathan Williams was baking cookies and ‘chilling’ at his aunt’s when Wizards called

Johnathan Williams suddenly had time on his hands. On Jan. 4, he made his fifth consecutive start with the Washington Wizards and after the game, Williams went to see general …



UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 12, 2020

Former Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams returns to Wizards on two-way contract

The Wizards on Sunday announced the signing of Johnathan Williams to a two-way contract.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

NBA roundup: Thunder spoil Russell Westbrook’s return to OKC, routing Rockets

The Oklahoma City Thunder spoiled Russell Westbrook’s return to Oklahoma City. Westbrook scored 34 points, but the Thunder beat the Houston Rockets 113-92 on Thursday night.


NBA roundup: James Harden, Trae Young post triple-doubles; Rockets top Hawks 122-115

James Harden scored 41 points, including 22 in the first quarter, to lead the Houston Rockets over Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks 122-115 on Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

NBA roundup: Anthony Davis bruises lower back in Lakers’ 117-87 win over Knicks

Anthony Davis left in the third quarter after bruising his lower back on a painful fall during the Los Angeles Lakers’ sixth straight victory, 117-87 over the New York Knicks …


Pelicans’ Zion Williamson now in full-court, 5-on-5 drills

When Zion Williamson finished his first full-court, five-on-five work since returning to practice last week, he spent extra one-on-one time with assistant coach Fred Vinson on the free throw line.


Warriors waive forward Marquese Chriss

Forward Marquese Chriss was waived by the Warriors on Tuesday, providing room for Golden State to sign Damion Lee for the remainder of the season.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

Pistons’ Blake Griffin out indefinitely after knee surgery

Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin is out indefinitely after having surgery on his left knee. The Pistons announced Tuesday that Griffin will have an extended rehabilitation period with no timetable …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

Cavs’ Kevin Love regrets recent ‘childish’ outbursts during games

Kevin Love knows he should have better handled his recent frustrations. He was childish. “I wasn’t acting like a 31-year-old, I was acting like a 13-year-old,“ Love said. “That was …


Around the NBA: Russell Westbrook set to return to face a Thunder team that is OK

Once Russell Westbrook headed to Houston, the Oklahoma City Thunder were supposed to be headed toward a rebuild. The team Westbrook returns to face this week doesn’t look like a …