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LeBron James makes All-NBA team for record 16th time

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James now stands alone in All-NBA recognition history, getting there unanimously. James was revealed Wednesday as an All-NBA player for a record 16th time, breaking the mark he shared with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, K...

 
 By TIM REYNOLDS    Sports    August 30, 2020

Rockets can advance, Thunder look to force a Game 7

The law of averages says an Oklahoma City Thunder starter will make a 3-pointer relatively quickly on Monday night. Someone better, or else. Houston — which famously wasted a chance to reach the NBA Finals by missing 27 consecutive 3-pointers in...

 

Boycott: NBA playoff games called off amid player protest

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Making their strongest statement yet in the fight against racial injustice, players from six NBA teams decided not to play postseason games on Wednesday in a boycott that quickly reverberated across other professional...

 
 By TIM REYNOLDS    Sports    August 16, 2020

Welcome to the playoffs: The NBA's best time of year is here

There seem to be fewer players fishing at Walt Disney World these days. Getting a tee time or streaming video games might not be as much of a priority as it was a few weeks ago, either. Summer vacation is over. The restart gets real now. The NBA play...

 
 By TIM REYNOLDS    Sports    August 14, 2020

The NBA's regular season, at long last, is about to close

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The last day of an NBA regular season typically sees just about every team in action, with plenty of drama surrounding down-to-the-wire playoff races and statistical titles on the line. Typical doesn't seem to exist...

 
 By TIM REYNOLDS    Sports    July 29, 2020

Davis could miss Lakers' 1st game back after poke in eye

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Re-opening night is fast approaching, and Anthony Davis' status is uncertain. Davis, who left the Los Angeles Lakers' second scrimmage after getting poked in the eye and didn't play in the team's exhibition finale at...

 
 By Tim Reynolds    Sports    July 5, 2020

The bubble awaits: NBA teams set to start Disney arrivals

After four months of waiting and planning, the NBA bubble is ready to be tested. The first six teams — Brooklyn, Denver, Orlando, Phoenix, Utah and Washington — are scheduled to arrive Tuesday at the Disney complex. Another eight teams arrive...

 
 By Tim Reynolds    Sports    June 28, 2020

The NBA is coming back, and here's 10 things to know

The deals are done. The NBA is coming back. The season will resume on July 30 at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Florida. Here are 10 things to know about the restarted season: THE RACE FOR 8 There are six teams in the race for the No....

 
 By Tim Reynolds    Sports    June 26, 2020

Welcome back: The NBA sets the schedule for season restart

Zion Williamson is about to get another chance at opening night. Injury kept him out of New Orleans' appearance in the first game of this NBA season when the Pelicans started the year at Toronto, but now the big-name rookie will be in position to be...

 
 By Tim Reynolds    Sports    June 14, 2020

Earnhardt returns; Burton wins Xfinity race at Homestead

MIAMI (AP) — A late caution flag gave Harrison Burton new life, and he took advantage. Burton took the inside line on the way to the lead in the final lap, and held on to win the Xfinity Series race Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway — denying,...

 
 By Tim Reynolds    Sports    May 1, 2020

For sports, coronavirus testing remains a major hurdle

MIAMI (AP) — Politicians, players and owners are trying to figure out a way to get baseball, basketball and hockey going again, not only for economic reasons but as a welcome diversion for a social distancing nation facing uncertain times. But to...

 
 By Tim Reynolds    Sports    April 10, 2020

NBA says players will receive full checks on April 15

NBA players will receive their full checks when the next payday for most of them arrives on April 15 despite no games having been played for more than a month at that point. The league gave teams the directive on Thursday in a memo that was obtained...

 
 By Tim Reynolds    Sports    April 5, 2020

The Class of 2020: A look at basketball's new Hall of Famers

A look at the newest members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, announced on Saturday: KOBE BRYANT Key stats: 25.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.7 assists per game in 20 NBA seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers. Career accomplishments:...

 

Celebrities get virus tests, raising concerns of inequality

WASHINGTON (AP) — Celebrities, politicians and professional athletes faced a backlash this week as many revealed that they had been tested for the coronavirus, even when they didn't have a fever or other tell-tale symptoms. That's fueling a...

 
 By Tim Reynolds    Sports    March 15, 2020

Gobert pledges $500,000 to help with relief, NBA shutdown

Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz offered the first of what he said will be "many steps" he will take to help with the coronavirus pandemic, pledging Saturday to donate more than $500,000 to relief efforts. Gobert, who was the first NBA player to test...

 
 By Tim Reynolds    Sports    March 12, 2020

NBA suspends season until further notice, over coronavirus

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA has suspended its season "until further notice" after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majority of the league's owners were leaning toward playing games...

 

Patient Zero: Gobert's health scare shuts down NBA for now

It started as a joke: Before leaving a post-practice interview session Rudy Gobert touched all the tape recorders that were placed before him on a table, devices that reporters who cover the Utah Jazz were using during an availability with him on...

 

LeBron, Giannis choose their teams for the All-Star Game

Anthony Davis is LeBron James' teammate in Los Angeles, and they'll be teammates at the All-Star Game in Chicago as well. James took his fellow Lakers All-Star with the No. 1 overall pick of the Feb. 16 game's draft on Thursday, as he matched wits...

 

Vanessa Bryant statement: 'We are completely devastated'

Vanessa Bryant made her first public comment Wednesday since the helicopter crash that killed her husband Kobe Bryant, one of their daughters and seven others, taking to Instagram to thank people for the global outpouring of support since the...

 

Gianna Bryant, 13, was going to carry on a basketball legacy

She had next. Her name was Gianna Maria Onore Bryant. The world, now and forever, knows her as Gigi. Her dad, Kobe Bryant, called her Mambacita. He was Mamba, of course, and she was going to be basketball's female version of him. She was going to...

 
 By Tim Reynolds    Sports    January 1, 2020

The NBA's East is loaded at the top, and might stay that way

The West is used to being loaded at the top. The East, not so much. But a new year is arriving with a new look in the NBA's Eastern Conference. The league will wake up on Wednesday — the first day of 2020 — with six teams with winning...

 

AP source: NBA, teams, union discuss shortening season

The NBA may be closer to a shorter season, a new postseason format and the in-season tournament Commissioner Adam Silver has long wanted as well. A person familiar with the negotiations said Saturday the NBA is working with the players' union and...

 

After Russ: It's a new start for the Oklahoma City Thunder

No one knew. Russell Westbrook had a chance to put the Oklahoma City Thunder ahead in the final moments of Game 6 of their Western Conference first-round series against Portland. He tried a layup with 18 seconds left. It missed. No one knew that was...

 

Bobsledder Kaillie Humphries gets release, can slide for US

Two-time Olympic bobsled champion Kaillie Humphries will be allowed to compete for the United States this season and beyond, after Canadian officials announced Saturday night that they are granting her request to be released from their program. It's...

 
 By Tim Reynolds    Sports    July 7, 2019

Analysis: It's a new day in the NBA, and a welcomed change

LAS VEGAS (AP) — There is no favorite. This is what the NBA wanted. And needed. The biggest piece of valid criticism about the league in recent years has been its predictable. Golden State got to the last five NBA Finals. LeBron James had made it t...

 

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