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Cavaliers edge Heat, Celtics thump Knicks

Feb 01, 2018 - 2:38 PM

"King" James prevents James Johnson from getting a shot off at the final buzzer as Cleveland wins its first game since Kevin Love was sidelined with a broken hand

SLAM. LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives to the basket while playing the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on January 30, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 125-114. Photo Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Ex-NBA player Rasual Butler dies in car crash

Feb 01, 2018 - 11:53 AM

The LA Clippers, Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat mourn for the loss of a great role model to young players

ROLE MODEL. Young basketball players continue to look up to 38-year-old Rasual Butler as a role model. Photo by Christian Petersen/BIG3/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James immerses in PH women's basketball in 2017 visit

Sep 05, 2017 - 2:18 PM

LeBron James continues to inspire the girls who play in the country s most popular sport

NERVOUSNESS AND EXCITEMENT. Women's basketball players around Metro Manila got a chance to meet and train with The King LeBron James. Photo from Instagram @kingjames

Athletes raise millions for Texas flood disaster

Aug 29, 2017 - 10:44 AM

UPDATED Millions have been raised across the US sports world for Harvey relief

Westbrook's rough night ends in an ejection and a Thunder loss

Dec 30, 2016 - 1:09 PM

OKC s triple double machine was ejected in the third quarter with 21 points but had zero assists and 6 turnovers as the Grizzlies beat the Thunder

ROUGH NIGHT. Russell Westbrook is used to grandiose stat lines but couldn't get his rhythm going against Memphis. File photo by Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: NBA players get into the Christmas spirit

Dec 25, 2016 - 1:30 PM

In between fast breaks and setting picks the NBA players still find time to get out into their community to spread Christmas cheer

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT. NBA players spread Christmas cheer for the 2016 holiday season. Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images/AFP

NBA: Players, owners, ratify new deal

Dec 24, 2016 - 12:10 PM

The new agreement will run through the 2023 2024 NBA season

NO WORRY FOR CURRY. Both Stephen Curry and coach Steve Kerr were hit with fines, which was a significantly lower sanction than some had feared. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Miami Heat honor Shaq by retiring his jersey number

Dec 23, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Shaquille O Neal fulfilled his promise to bring Miami its first NBA title The Heat said thank you by hanging number 32 from the rafters

HONORED. Shaquille O'Neal (R) shakes hands with former teammate Alonzo Mourning (L) at the ceremony honoring his contributions to the Miami Heat organization. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Dwyane Wade credits early career success to Shaq

Dec 23, 2016 - 1:27 PM

Wade and Shaq won the Miami Heat its first franchise title back in 2006

Cavs' LeBron James becomes youngest to 27,000 points

Nov 12, 2016 - 2:19 PM

UPDATED LeBron James 31 years and 317 days old scores 11 in the first quarter to surpass former Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant

27,000 POINTS. LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks against the Washington Wizards during the first half at Verizon Center on November 11, 2016 in Washington, DC. Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Timberwolves eyeing return of Rubio from sprained elbow

Nov 12, 2016 - 10:25 AM

Coach Tom Thibodeau says the Timberwolves trying to end a 12 year playoff drought misses Ricky Rubio s intensity and savvy

RETURNING SOON. Ricky Rubio appears close to returning from injury as he practices with the Minnesota Timberwolves. File photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics center Horford still out for concussion

Nov 08, 2016 - 3:56 PM

Horford has missed Boston s past 3 games with concussion like symptoms after being struck in the head during a workout a week ago

CONCUSSION. Al Horford of the Boston Celtics has not shown progress in recovering from a head injury and remains in the NBA's concussion protocol. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Record-breaker Curry as Warriors down Pelicans

Nov 08, 2016 - 3:10 PM

UPDATED The reigning NBA MVP s 13 threes breaks the previous record of 12 he had shared with Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall

SPLASH. Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors reacts after making a three-pointer against the New Orleans Pelicans at ORACLE Arena on November 7, 2016 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Stephen Curry breaks NBA record with 13 triples in a game

Nov 08, 2016 - 2:15 PM

Curry sets the new record just 3 days after he snapped another record of his a 157 game streak with at least one 3 pointer made when he went 0 for 10 in a loss to the Lakers

NEW RECORD. Stephen Curry breaks the NBA record for most 3-pointers in a game after dropping 13 triples against the New Orleans Pelicans. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

NBA ready to help players take 'meaningful action' on social issues

Sep 23, 2016 - 1:43 PM

The league and the Players Association working together have begun developing substantive ways for us to come together and take meaningful action

New NBA commissioner Adam Silver shot back at Michele Roberts, saying the salary cap system has been the basis for the league's growth. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Team USA players think they’re going to a spa, end up in brothel instead

Aug 06, 2016 - 1:53 PM

The lesson from the incident: don t believe everything you hear over the phone

Veteran NBA big man Stoudemire retires

Jul 27, 2016 - 12:20 PM

Stoudemire was the first Knick since Patrick Ewing to be voted into the NBA All Star Game in 2011

SIDELINED. New York Knicks forwards Amare Stoudemire (pictured) and Kenyon Martin will miss action with ankle injuries. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

NBA legend Jordan speaks out, condemns US gun violence

Jul 26, 2016 - 11:12 AM

Michael Jordan pledges 2 million toward efforts to build trust

SPEAKING OUT. NBA great Michael Jordan, seen in this 2015 file photo, is speaking out on the gun violence heightening racial tensions in America, pledging millions of dollars in pursuit of a solution. ALAIN JOCARD / AFP

Canadian team depleted for OQT

Jun 15, 2016 - 12:01 AM

Canada team manager Steve Nash and head coach Jay Triano are struggling to put together a competitive team

Minnesota rookie Andrew Wiggins throws down a power dunk during the NBA Rising Stars Challenge. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

4 French NBA players to skip Olympic Qualifiers

May 17, 2016 - 6:45 PM

Nicolas Batum Evan Fournier Ian Mahinmi and Rudy Gobert will not join the tournament

NO OQT. France's NBA players (from L-R), Nicolas Batum, Evan Fournier, Ian Mahinmi, and Rudy Gobert, will not see action for France in the Olympic Qualifier in Manila. Photos by SEBASTIEN NOGIER, EMMANUEL DUNAND, ERIK S. LESSER, and YOAN VALAT/EPA

Race pioneer Earl Lloyd hailed as NBA 'patriarch'

Feb 28, 2015 - 1:52 PM

His legacy survives in the league he helped integrate and the entire NBA family will strive to always honor his memory

Earl Lloyd, the NBA's first black player, dies at age 86. Photo from the NBA's official Facebook page

Ex-NBA player Darko Milicic loses kickboxing debut

Dec 22, 2014 - 2:08 PM

The seven footer drafted right after LeBron James in 2003 suffers a gory leg gash in his kickboxing debut

FROM HOOPS TO KICKBOXING. NBA 2003 2nd overall pick Darko Milicic has taken his talents from the basketball court to the kickboxing ring. Screenshot from Sports

NBA: Collins jersey sale proceeds to go to gay rights groups

Mar 01, 2014 - 2:22 PM

The NBA said Friday it will donate all proceeds from the sale of Brooklyn Nets jerseys that once belonged to Jason Collins to two gay rights groups

JERSEY NET. The NBA has pledged to donate all proceeds from Jason Collins' jersey sales to two gay rights groups. Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

After coming out, gay NBA player gets outpouring of support

Apr 30, 2013 - 2:52 PM

After coming out Jason Collins the first openly gay player in the NBA gets an outpouring of support from different circles

NBA players union fire executive director Hunter

Feb 17, 2013 - 11:07 AM

After 17 years of serving as executive director Billy Hunter was fired by the NBA players union