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BOSTON - Basketball Hall of Famer K.C. Jones, an Olympic gold medalist and two-time NCAA champion who won eight straight NBA titles during the Celtics' Bill Russell era and then coached the Boston teams with Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and ...
Dec 26, 2020
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FRANK Vogel has said it's too early to discuss any plan for a regular-season load management for LeBron James, but it is clear the Los Angeles Lakers won't push their MVP in the preseason.Just two months after their ...
Dec 9, 2020
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LOS ANGELES - After LeBron James emerged from the longest season in NBA history with a fourth championship ring, he returned home and planned the first Christmas family vacation of his adult life.That's when James learned that his 17th NBA offseason ...
Dec 8, 2020
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FRED VanVleet bet on himself. It paid off.VanVleet agreed on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) to a four-year, $85 million contract to remain with the Toronto Raptors, a person with direct knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press on condition ...
Nov 22, 2020
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DWIGHT Howard became the first announced free-agent signing of this offseason, completing his one-year, $2.6 million deal with the Philadelphia 76ers.He signed on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time).Players on certain kinds of contracts, like the veteran minimum one ...
Nov 22, 2020
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DANNY Green expressed his appreciation after LeBron James sent a farewell message as the champion teammates parted ways.Shipped out twice in under a week, Green has landed at Philadelphia following the Lakers trade to Oklahoma City that sent Dennis Schroder to ...
Nov 21, 2020
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GIANNIS may have won back-to-back MVPs, but Kostas is now the talk of the Antetokounmpo household after the latter won a championship with the Los Angeles Lakers.And Giannis can't help but troll his younger brother over his latest ...
Oct 27, 2020
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BACK with family, back in the gym.Just days after the Los Angeles Lakers clinched the NBA championship, LeBron James is back working out.Out of the bubble and back home, the Finals MVP did not have any Laker teammate in the ...
Oct 18, 2020
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KOBE Bryant had no doubt the Lakers would end up on top this season, according to Anthony Davis.While the spotlight somehow focused more on the Lakers with the rallying call "Do it for Kobe" following the tragic passing of the basketball ...
Oct 18, 2020
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LOS ANGELES - Seventy-six people were arrested and more than 30 buildings and businesses were damaged when a downtown celebration turned chaotic after the Los Angeles Lakers won their 17th National Basketball Association championship, police said on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).Causes ...
Oct 13, 2020
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - They were rivals once, Rajon Rondo and LeBron James. Rondo was in Boston. James was in Cleveland and Miami. Their paths would cross most every year in the playoffs, an annual placing of a thorn in one another&# ...
Oct 10, 2020
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Nick Nurse was close to quitting.He was 26 or 27 years old, coaching in Britain and wondering whether he had a future in the profession. He went to his hotel room one night and wrote down a ...
Aug 23, 2020
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OAKLAND, California - A new video released by the attorneys of Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri appears to show an Alameda County sheriff's deputy initially shoved him twice leading to an altercation moments after his team had defeated the Golden State ...
Aug 20, 2020
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Fred VanVleet scored 30 points and led Toronto's sizzling 3-point attack as the defending NBA champion Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets, 134-110, in the opening game of their first-round playoff series on Monday ( ...
Aug 18, 2020
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MIAMI - The Toronto Raptors arrived in southwest Florida on Monday, set to begin their preparations for next month's restart of the NBA season.If the Raptors return to the NBA Finals, they could be in Florida for nearly four full ...
Jun 23, 2020
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THE Golden State Warriors are not seeing action until next season, but already there's something to boost their morale.Klay Thompson has for weeks been training, according to reports, after being medically cleared following months out with a knee injury.Steph ...
Jun 20, 2020
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TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors received the biggest championship rings in NBA history and unfurled a banner celebrating their victory in a ceremony before their season opener against the New Orleans Pelicans.NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was on hand on Tuesday night (Wednesday, ...
Oct 23, 2019
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PASCAL Siakam is officially a major part of the Toronto Raptors' long-term plans.The Raptors and Siakam have agreed on a four-year, $130 million maximum extension, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Saturday ( ...
Oct 20, 2019
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TORONTO - Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse expects he'll be experimenting with lineups a lot in the early part of the season.That's the challenge when you lose two starters from any team, let alone an NBA champion. ...
Oct 16, 2019
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KYLE Lowry and the Toronto Raptors have agreed on a $31 million, one-year extension that could keep him with the NBA champions through the 2020-21 season.Agent Mark Bartelstein on Monday confirmed the agreement, which was first reported by ESPN. ...
Oct 8, 2019
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