Basketball Topics

Oct 29, 2016

Retired Garnett joins Turner Sports

It didn’t take long for Kevin Garnett to find work after retirement. The 15-time All-Star has a multiyear agreement with Turner Sports to join the network’s wildly popular NBA coverage team. Turner said Garnett will serve as a contributor to the coverage, appearing weekly ...

Spurs play spoiler as Kings unveil new downtown arena

Oct 28, 2016

Spurs play spoiler as Kings unveil new downtown arena

Kawhi Leonard ripped the ball away from Ben McLemore and drove the other way for a three-point play. Then the next time down the court, Leonard grabbed it away from McLemore and scored on the other end. Those two plays turned the momentum San ...

DeRozan drops 40 on Pistons in opener

Oct 27, 2016

DeRozan drops 40 on Pistons in opener

DeMar DeRozan had clearly been itching for the start of the regular season. Like so many other veterans, he had to grind his way through exhibition games in training camp, gradually moving from 11 points in his first preseason game, to 15, to 20 ...

Cavaliers star LeBron James backs Clinton in presidential race

Oct 3, 2016

Cavaliers star LeBron James backs Clinton in presidential race

Cleveland Cavaliers star and reigning NBA Finals MVP LeBron James is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president. James says Clinton is a “champion for children and their futures.” He also says Clinton is running on a message of “hope and unity” that is needed to ...

Kerr speaks out on police shootings

Sep 22, 2016

Kerr speaks out on police shootings

Steve Kerr fully expects NBA players to take up their own version of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s stand against racial oppression. Whether his own Golden State players show some kind of support or opt to protest during the national anthem once the season begins, ...

Sep 2, 2016

Heat's Bosh releases videos of workouts

Miami Heat star Chris Bosh sought to give public proof of his fitness on Thursday, sharing videos of on-court workouts online as he targets the new season. The 11-time All-Star finished the last two seasons sidelined after undergoing treatment for blood clots. Bosh was ...

Aug 27, 2016

Wade's cousin fatally shot: pastor

A family spokesman said a cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade has been fatally shot while pushing a baby in a stroller on the city’s South Side. Pastor Edward Jones said 32-year-old Nykea Aldridge was walking to register her children for school Friday ...

Aug 6, 2016

Rodman rejects hit-and-run claim

The California Highway Patrol has recommended that Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman face charges in a freeway incident, but the former basketball player denied Friday that anything happened. “Guess what? Nothing happened, there was no wreck, there was no injuries, there was no nothing, ...

Aug 2, 2016

Stoudemire joins Hapoel Jerusalem on two-year deal

Amare Stoudemire isn’t done yet. After retiring from the NBA on July 26, Stoudemire signed a two-year contract Monday to play for Israeli team Hapoel Jerusalem. Stoudemire says it was a very emotional decision for him and his family. The six-time NBA All-Star has ...

Team USA routs Nigeria in final Olympic tuneup

Aug 2, 2016

Team USA routs Nigeria in final Olympic tuneup

There were no bumps on this road to Rio. Next up for the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team is the trip to Brazil, where the Americans think they can play even better now that they’re done having to go place to place. “As a ...