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Golden Kings outshine Lakestars for first B. League triumph

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After ushering in the B. League’s inaugural season with the opening series on Sept. 22-23 against the Alvark Tokyo at Yoyogi National Gymnasium, the Ryukyu Golden Kings were still searching for their first victory this weekend. Mission accomplished. Ryukyu, which captured a record four bj-league titles, including last season’s crown, ...

Sep 27, 2016

Pierce to play final season with Clippers

Paul Pierce decided to return for his 19th and last season in the NBA, convinced the Los Angeles Clippers can make a successful run to their first league title. The 10-time All-Star first disclosed his decision Monday in a posting on The Players’ Tribune ...

Sep 27, 2016

LeBron offers support for Kaepernick

LeBron James says he plans to stand during the national anthem, but he supports San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel in protest. James has always been outspoken on social issues. He said Monday he intends to stand while “The Star-Spangled Banner” is ...

Riley says Bosh likely finished playing for Heat

Sep 27, 2016

Riley says Bosh likely finished playing for Heat

Chris Bosh has almost certainly played his final game for Miami, with the All-Star forward’s latest health setback convincing the Heat that his plan to play again is no longer feasible. Just like that, the last remaining piece of Miami’s “Big Three” grouping is ...

Sunrockers finish strong to sink B-Corsairs

Sep 25, 2016

Sunrockers finish strong to sink B-Corsairs

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Like the rest of the B. League, the Sunrockers Shibuya are far from a finished product at this stage of the season, and coach BT Toews’ team is working to improve in all aspects of the game. He admitted, of course, that he was ...

Garnett retires after 21 seasons

Sep 24, 2016

Garnett retires after 21 seasons

No fire burned hotter, no mouth was fouler, no opponent was in for a longer night than Kevin Garnett’s. In more than two decades in the NBA, Garnett opened the door for a new wave of young talent to enter the league, was partly ...

Bosh's career in jeopardy again

Sep 24, 2016

Bosh's career in jeopardy again

Chris Bosh’s plan to resume playing is now in jeopardy, after medical examinations performed in recent days convinced the Miami Heat that he is not healthy enough to return to the court. And Bosh may have provided a clue why. The Heat announced Friday ...

Sep 23, 2016

Sacramento mayor punches pie thrower

A man took a coconut cream pie from a grocery bag, grabbed Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson from behind and smacked him in the face with it at a charity event, leading the former NBA star to start swinging and then tackle the man who ...

Sep 23, 2016

Shimane signs veteran guard Aoki

The Shimane Susanoo Magic added veteran point guard Cohey Aoki to their roster for the inaugural B. League season, the second-division club announced on Thursday. The 167-cm Aoki was named to a record nine bj-league All-Star teams. He spent the last three seasons with ...