NBA MVP Curry won't play for U.S. at Rio Olympics

/ Jun 7, 2016

NBA MVP Curry won't play for U.S. at Rio Olympics

Stephen Curry has withdrawn from consideration from the Olympics, leaving the U.S. basketball team without the NBA’s MVP. Curry said Monday in a statement that he has decided to pull out for “several factors — including recent ankle and knee injuries.” He didn’t say ...

Baker brings skills clinics to Japan

May 20, 2016

Baker brings skills clinics to Japan

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Internationally renowned basketball skill guru Ganon Baker came to Japan earlier this month to teach local boys and girls some of the drills and techniques required to elevate a player’s game. At an event in Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture, which was the final of five ...

/ Mar 31, 2016

Clippers' Paul to skip Rio Games

Chris Paul is passing up a shot at Olympic history to take a much-needed summer off. The Los Angeles Clippers star said it was a difficult decision to pull his name from consideration for this summer’s Olympics in Rio, but after spending a decade ...

Clippers rally from 22 down

/ Mar 3, 2016

Clippers rally from 22 down

The day began for the Oklahoma City Thunder with the stunning news that part-owner Aubrey McClendon had died. It ended with the players and coaching staff shaking their heads for another reason. The Thunder squandered a 22-point lead in a 103-98 loss to the ...

Paul, Clippers scorch Spurs

/ Feb 19, 2016

Paul, Clippers scorch Spurs

Chris Paul poured all his emotion from a long, difficult day into his night job, willing his team to victory while playing a game-high 37 minutes. Paul had 28 points and 12 assists hours after attending a funeral in Oklahoma, and the Los Angeles ...

NBA holds first exhibition in Africa

/ Aug 2, 2015

NBA holds first exhibition in Africa

The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday — starting with a dunk straight from the tip-off by Luc Mbah a Moute. That had the crowd roaring early at Ellis Park Arena in downtown Johannesburg. It got ...

/ Jul 20, 2015

NBA stars prepare to investigate league claims

NBA commissioner Adam Silver insists a “significant number” of teams are losing money. But several players waking the red carpet Sunday night at the National Basketball Players Association’s Players Awards insist they need to see proof before they believe Silver’s claim. “I’ve got to ...

Rose, Gasol spark Bulls

/ May 5, 2015

Rose, Gasol spark Bulls

The Chicago Bulls came in oozing with confidence, unafraid of LeBron James and convinced they could keep their playoff momentum rolling. Derrick Rose made sure they did. Looking like the league MVP he was before being slowed by knee injuries, Rose scored 25 points, ...