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Stories tagged: nba

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019, 5:57 p.m.

Houston Rockets focused on basketball after fallout from GM’s tweet

In their first practice since a trip to Asia overshadowed by the aftermath of a tweet on the protests in China about Hong Kong by general manager Daryl Morey, the …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019, 5:24 p.m.

Charlotte waives former Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins

Former Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins was waived by the Charlotte Hornets, the NBA team announced Sunday.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 8:37 a.m.

NBA preseason roundup: Kyrie Irving aggravates injury, Nets hold off Lakers in Shanghai

Kyrie Irving flew halfway around the world to play for 66 seconds. Irving aggravated his facial fracture shortly after tip-off in his preseason debut for the Brooklyn Nets, who beat …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 1:15 p.m.

Seen but not heard: Lakers, Nets, NBA are silent in Shanghai

LeBron James raised his arms in appreciation of the cheering crowd in Shanghai shortly after the final buzzer, then removed his headband and flipped it toward some ticketholders clamoring for …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 8:18 p.m.

NBA preseason roundup: Protesters show support for Hong Kong at Wizards game

Protesters handed out T-shirts and held up signs in support of Hong Kong on Wednesday night when the Washington Wizards hosted a team from the Chinese Basketball Association.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 5:11 p.m.

NBA postpones media sessions in Shanghai amid China rift

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday that the league is still expecting them to play as scheduled this week, even while the …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 6:11 p.m.

Washington Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura looks like a ‘wise veteran’ in first preseason game

The rookie selected ninth overall in this summer’s NBA draft made his exhibition opener Monday night appear like one of many highlights coming in his 2019-20 season reel.

Gregg Popovich lauds Adam Silver’s response to China over tweet rift

Gregg Popovich, the NBA’s longest-tenured coach, lauded NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday for his stance supporting freedom of speech amid the ongoing rift with China.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

With China rift ongoing, NBA says free speech remains vital

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league is not apologizing for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s since-deleted tweet showing support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, even after China’s …

Could Yao Ming mend the fences between the NBA and China?

Yao Ming could be the man in the middle if the NBA and China are going to mend fences. Yao is a former Houston Rockets great and a basketball Hall …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 2:59 p.m.

With China rift ongoing, NBA says free speech remains vital

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league is not apologizing for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s since-deleted tweet showing support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, even after China’s …

Mystics beat Sun 94-81 to take 2-1 lead in WNBA Finals

Elena Delle Donne played through a back injury and helped the Washington Mystics beat the Connecticut Sun 94-81 and move within a victory of winning the franchise’s first title

NBA preseason roundup: A league first as game played in India

The NBA made one of Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive’s biggest hopes a reality. And a long-awaited debut in India went longer than planned.

NBA referees aim to make traveling take a walk

James Harden slides sideways or steps backward, and the screaming starts. Whether seated on the opposing bench or on a stool in a sports bar, somebody is insisting that Harden …

Hawks show definite signs of hope, but still rebuilding

As the Atlanta Hawks head into the third year of a massive overhaul, there are definite signs of hope. They might even have a shot at the playoffs in the …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 4:22 p.m.

James Harden set to pair with Russell Westbrook and chase title in Houston

James Harden isn’t listening to anyone who is worried about how things will work in Houston with the addition of Russell Westbrook. The Beard is convinced things will be great …

Victor Oladipo spends summer strengthening mind while rehabbing

Victor Oladipo spends most of his summers playing basketball and working on skills. Over the past few months, he’s been working on his mind.

Jimmy Butler, once a Heat hater, now eager to be in Miami

Jimmy Butler once said he would never wear a Miami Heat uniform. That was when he was in Chicago, part of a Bulls team that disliked the Heat. He remembers …

Pelicans add Teresa Weatherspoon, AJ Diggs to coaching staff

The New Orleans Pelicans have hired Teresa Weatherspoon and AJ Diggs as assistant coaches with a focus on player development.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 11:49 a.m.

Kyrie Irving says Kevin Durant was rushed back, won’t be rushed again

Kyrie Irving won’t allow anyone to rush Kevin Durant back to the court this time. Irving said Friday that Durant wasn’t ready to play when he returned in the NBA …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 2:05 p.m.

Media day 1: Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Anthony Davis in new colors

Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving appeared in the black uniforms of the Brooklyn Nets. Anthony Davis wore the Los Angeles Lakers’ home gold uniform. Russell Westbrook donned Houston Rockets’ red …

Kyle Kuzma not ready to practice with Lakers due to foot injury

Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma will be sidelined at least until mid-October with a stress reaction in his left foot.

New-look Oklahoma City Thunder ready for training camp

Thunder general manager Sam Presti took on a new look during the summer, just like the team he runs. The normally clean-shaven Presti returned from a summer trip with a …

New Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard eyes ‘development,’ not win total

For years, the Washington Wizards would head into a season with proclamations from players or management or ownership – if not all three – about how many wins they were …

NBA camps set to open, and contenders are everywhere

Farewell, offseason. A new NBA year is here. On Friday, the first five teams will hold media days, the NBA’s annual day-before-camp-begins ritual.

G League going to 1 free throw for most fouls

The NBA says most two- and three-shot fouls in the G League this season will be settled by taking just one free throw.

76ers’ Ben Simmons fell in love with basketball again

Videos of Ben Simmons making jumpers flooded social media over the summer and the All-Star point guard is ready to take his game to another level when the Philadelphia 76ers …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 1:39 p.m.

Nets’ Kyrie Irving has facial fracture after getting elbowed

Kyrie Irving is hurt before his Nets career even begins. Irving sustained a left side facial fracture after being elbowed during a pickup game, and the Nets said Wednesday the …

Feeling better, Magic guard Markelle Fultz has high hopes

It was time for the last jump shot of Markelle Fultz’s workout on the Orlando Magic practice court on Wednesday. He let a 3-pointer fly from the left corner, and …

NBA fines Bucks $50,000 for Giannis Antetokounmpo contract comment

The NBA fined the Milwaukee Bucks $50,000 on Tuesday over a comment general manager Jon Horst made about the team’s plans to offer league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo a “supermax” extension.