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May 19, 2015

Harlem Globetrotters legend Lemon sued over child support payments

The ex-wife of Harlem Globetrotters legend Meadowlark Lemon is suing the basketball star for allegedly skimping on child support payments. The Connecticut Post reported that Willie Lemon Campbell and her son, Jonathan, have filed suit in Bridgeport, Connecticut. They’re seeking $250,000 they say Lemon ...

Grizzlies center Gasol to consider free agency

May 19, 2015

Grizzlies center Gasol to consider free agency

The Memphis Grizzlies head into the offseason with a major goal: re-signing their free agent All-Star center. Marc Gasol is in no hurry, he’s on his own timetable. He plans to take as much time as possible to consider all his options as one ...

May 19, 2015

Pelicans invite He to Summer League

The New Orleans Pelicans have invited Chinese forward He Tianju to attend the NBA Summer League in July with an eye on drafting him. He’s Chinese club Liaoning published the invite letter from Pelicans’ director of player personnel David Booth on Tuesday, asking the ...

Alvark advance to NBL Finals

May 18, 2015

Alvark advance to NBL Finals

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The Toyota Alvark are going back to the title series. Toyota came through, playing resilient defense, down the stretch and went on to book a spot in the NBL Finals with a 81-72 victory over the Hitachi Sunrockers in the decisive third game of ...

Warriors coach Kerr coming through in playoffs again

May 18, 2015

Warriors coach Kerr coming through in playoffs again

With the stakes high and fans ready to question and critique every move, Steve Kerr knew he’d be in the spotlight no matter how things played out this postseason. That’s just the reality of being a rookie coach with the NBA MVP and the ...

Rockets oust Clippers

May 18, 2015

Rockets oust Clippers

The Houston Rockets are heading to the Western Conference finals for the first time in 18 years after overcoming a 3-1 series deficit to eliminate the Los Angeles Clippers. “It’s the ultimate confidence-booster,” James Harden said. “There’s only a handful of teams that’s done ...

Toyota tops Hitachi for 26th straight victory

May 16, 2015

Toyota tops Hitachi for 26th straight victory

by Kaz Nagatsuka

With exceptional versatility, a player like him is often dubbed a Mr. Everything. But he has a more privileged nickname, “Mr. Incredible.” Toyota forward/center Jeff Gibbs came through in every phase of the game on both sides of the ball to guide the Alvark ...

Replay sends Hawks into Eastern final

May 16, 2015

Replay sends Hawks into Eastern final

Atlanta advanced to the NBA Eastern Conference finals for the first time when an apparent tying basket at the buzzer was ruled out, giving the Hawks a 94-91 win at Washington on Friday and a 4-2 series victory. Washington’s Paul Pierce, who sank the ...

Nash looks back on days with Dr. J

| May 16, 2015

Nash looks back on days with Dr. J

by Ed Odeven

Years before Julius Erving became the iconic Dr. J and one of basketball’s all-time legends, he established a friendship with Bob Nash that has lasted for decades. Before Erving began his collegiate career at the University of Massachusetts, and before Nash attended San Jacinto ...