NBA
PHILADELPHIA - The crowd screamed for Ben Simmons to shoot as he dribbled near the perimeter in a preseason game against a team from China. Joel Embiid motioned for him to let it fly. Simmons took a couple more steps, stopped and popped. ...
7 hours ago
NBA
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 ( ...
9 hours ago
NBA
CHICAGO - The news first trickled in as one of those tickers you tend to ignore in a news broadcast. But this one went quickly from mild to serious as a heart attack. After announcing that prized rookie Zion Williamson will miss the ...
10 hours ago
The rise of custom basketball shoes and NBA sneaker rule change have paved the way for craziest designs and rarest models to hit the court last season.Looks like Nike Basketball is all for pushing the envelope when it comes to kicks ...
A day ago
NBA
THE rift between the NBA and China appeared to widen again on Friday, as the fallout over Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong continued.A day after NBA Commissioner Adam ...
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ABL
FORMER NBA player OJ Mayo is taking his act to East Asia after signing with the Fubon Braves in the Asean Basketball League (ABL).The eight-year NBA veteran had stints in Puerto Rico and Taiwan before signing up with one of ...
A day ago
Luol Deng has come full circle after signing and hanging it up with his maiden NBA team, the Chicago Bulls.The South Sudanese-British player, who was drafted seventh overall by the Bulls in 2004, averaged 14.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, ...
2 days ago
NBA
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to be fired for his tweet supporting anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and the league emphatically dismissed the request.Silver also said that the league is already ...
2 days ago
The NBA runs a global game, with players now hailing from all corners of the world. Inevitably, this means you might end up tripping over some player names. We don't blame you. Instead, we're here to help.You wouldn' ...
2 days ago
Imagine you just got hitched, still emotionally high from the exchanging of vows, when a basketball player suddenly pulls up to your wedding party.That's exactly what Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson did to recent newlyweds Benjamin and Megan Scott. ...
3 days ago
NBA
LEBRON James had time, and plenty of it, to figure out how best to answer the questions he knew were coming. Long days in hotel rooms in China and a long flight home gave him every chance to carefully craft a response ...
3 days ago
NBA
CHICAGO - New York is approximately 8,000 miles from China, a distance that can be traveled non-stop by plane in a little over 15 hours, according to Prokelara.comKyrie Irving made the grueling trip last week when his Brooklyn Nets had ...
3 days ago
MIAMI - Getting to 100 points in the NBA used to almost certainly guarantee victory.These days, it's the baseline for even having a chance.NBA teams that scored 100 or more points lost more often last season than at any time ...
3 days ago
NEW YORK - The Brooklyn Nets played well and ate great on their trip to China.That was the tenor of their comments on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) after their first practice back home, downplaying the impact the ongoing international tension between the ...
3 days ago
NBA
LOS ANGELES - Anthony Davis doesn't raise a brow at the high expectations he's accepting with the Los Angeles Lakers.The 26-year-old superstar engineered his move from New Orleans to Hollywood knowing that championships are the only ...
4 days ago
NBA
FROM Larry Bird to Ray Allen, the Boston Celtics have suited up some of the best perimeter shooters in NBA history.None of them ever had a hotter hand from behind the arc in a quarter than rookie Carsen Edwards on Tuesday ...
4 days ago
We warned you about Carsen Edwards.The 6'1" combo guard from Purdue was included in our draft sleeper piece, but he was still fell to the Boston Celtics in the second round, selected 33rd overall. Carsen's scoring ability ...
4 days ago
NBA
DALLAS - The Dallas Mavericks now belong to the young European pairing of Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, and maybe for as long as German superstar Dirk Nowitzki led the franchise while spending a record 21 seasons with the same team.Since Dallas ...
4 days ago
EL SEGUNDO, California - LeBron James has stepped into the spotlight of the now-strained relationship between the NBA and China with his comments about the league executive who started the ongoing fallout with what James derided as a "misinformed" tweet. Politicians, human ...
4 days ago
NBA
CHICAGO - It's one of the most glamorous jobs in the United States, getting paid millions of dollars while performing under the bright lights of the third largest city and the third strongest media market in the country.The hours are ...
5 days ago
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