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Rockets acquire Paul from Clippers in blockbuster trade

Chris Paul is heading to Houston to join James Harden, giving the Rockets two All-Stars in the backcourt to lead their chase for a championship. In the NBA’s second blockbuster trade in less than a week, the Rockets acquired Paul from the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday in exchange for ...

Westbrook wins NBA MVP award

/ Jun 27, 2017

Westbrook wins NBA MVP award

Russell Westbrook moved past Oscar Robertson and kept right on going to the top of the NBA. Westbrook was voted MVP on Monday night after setting a record with 42 triple-doubles during his historic season. He led the league with 31.6 points and added ...

Paul re-elected as NBPA president

/ Jun 24, 2017

Paul re-elected as NBPA president

Chris Paul has been re-elected president of the National Basketball Players Association. Paul’s new four-year term begins immediately. He will be assisted by the union’s newly elected vice president, Garrett Temple of the Sacramento Kings. In his first term as president, Paul most notably ...

Magic counting on Ball to turn around lame Lakers

/ Jun 24, 2017

Magic counting on Ball to turn around lame Lakers

Magic Johnson pointed a long index finger at the wall of the Los Angeles Lakers’ training complex, where the 16-time NBA champions’ nine retired numbers hang over the practice court. “I’m going to put a little pressure on you right now,” Johnson said to ...

76ers take Fultz with No. 1 pick

/ Jun 23, 2017

76ers take Fultz with No. 1 pick

Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball and the future of the NBA arrived Thursday night. Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau hope to rekindle their past. Fultz and Ball led a record-setting run of one-and-dones in the NBA Draft, which received a jolt early in the first ...

Howard, Lopez on move amid flurry of deals

/ Jun 21, 2017

Howard, Lopez on move amid flurry of deals

Dwight Howard and Brook Lopez are on the move. Dwyane Wade is opting in. Pau Gasol is opting out. The Los Angeles Lakers provided the clearest indication yet that Lonzo Ball is their guy. The NBA offseason is already in overdrive, with a dizzying ...

Japan women ousted at FIBA 3x3 World Cup

Jun 20, 2017

Japan women ousted at FIBA 3x3 World Cup

The Japan women’s team was sent to an early pool stage exit Monday at the FIBA 3×3 World Cupe, just weeks after the event was added to the 2020 Olympic program. The Japan team, featuring Ryoko Yano, Yui Hanada, Megumi Iizuka and Masami Tachikawa, ...