Basketball Topics

Jul 5, 2016

Mavericks agree to acquire Bogut from Warriors: source

Andrew Bogut is headed to the Dallas Mavericks from Golden State thanks to the Warriors’ successful pursuit of Kevin Durant. A person with knowledge of the deal said Monday that the Mavericks have agreed to acquire Bogut with the Warriors trying to clear salary ...

Durant rocks NBA in move to Warriors

Jul 5, 2016

Durant rocks NBA in move to Warriors

Kevin Durant decided his best chance for “growth” means leaving his beloved Oklahoma City behind for a big move out West to join the star-studded, record-setting Golden State Warriors and play alongside Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. In the most anticipated move ...

Mavericks setting sights on Barnes

Jul 3, 2016

Mavericks setting sights on Barnes

The Mavericks have informed representatives of Golden State’s Harrison Barnes that they intend to sign the restricted free agent to an offer sheet for a four-year, $95 million contract, two people with knowledge of Dallas’ plans said Saturday. The people spoke to AP about ...

Jun 28, 2016

T-Wolves to bring in Chinese part-owner: report

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor will bring in the NBA’s first part-owner from China in a deal to add two new investors to his ownership group, ESPN reported Monday. Citing unnamed sources, ESPN said the deal will allow Taylor to remain the club’s controlling ...

Jun 28, 2016

NBA stars Durant, Anthony headline 12-man U.S. Olympic team

Kyrie Irving took one last shot on the flight home from the NBA Finals, hoping LeBron James would play in the Olympics. James isn’t going to Rio, and neither are many more of basketball’s best players. The Americans think they’ll be just fine with ...

Irving, Barnes to play for U.S. in Rio

Jun 26, 2016

Irving, Barnes to play for U.S. in Rio

The U.S. basketball team has its roster for Rio. Kyrie Irving and Harrison Barnes accepted spots on the team to fill out the Americans’ 12-player Olympic squad, a person with knowledge of the details said Saturday. The decisions come two days before the Americans ...

Massive crowd celebrates with Cavaliers during championship parade

Jun 23, 2016

Massive crowd celebrates with Cavaliers during championship parade

Following a parade choked to a crawl by a massive crowd, after proclamations, speeches and fanfare, Cleveland watched a symbolic passing of the trophy — and the torch. When Browns Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown handed the Larry O’Brien Trophy to Cavaliers ...

Disappointed Warriors vow to return even stronger

Jun 21, 2016

Disappointed Warriors vow to return even stronger

Draymond Green wants to maintain the momentum from a special season that fell short by competing in the Rio Olympics. Klay Thompson plans to take his mind off basketball and missed chances entirely and go watch brother Trayce play baseball for the Los Angeles ...

No need for Warriors to panic despite Game 7 loss

| Jun 21, 2016

No need for Warriors to panic despite Game 7 loss

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Well, as Ron Harper famously told the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, “Don’t mean a thing without the ring.” That was the last season rallying cry/plea when the Bulls were clearly on the way toward a then record breaking 72-win season. Coach Phil Jackson had tried ...

LeBron, Cavs greeted as heroes on return

| Jun 21, 2016

LeBron, Cavs greeted as heroes on return

LeBron James stepped off the plane and into a blizzard of red-and-gold confetti before hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy. It gleamed in the bright summer sun, a symbol of hope and history. As promised, James brought home a championship, the one on hold the ...

Cleveland rocks as title drought finally ends

Jun 20, 2016

Cleveland rocks as title drought finally ends

More tears. Only this time, tears of joy. Cleveland’s championship drought, crossing 52 years, generations and noted by a long list of near misses, is over at last. On Father’s Day, LeBron James, the kid from nearby Akron raised by a single mother, brought ...