Duncan gives thoughts on reason behind retirement

Jul 14, 2016

Duncan gives thoughts on reason behind retirement

When Tim Duncan decided to reflect on his outstanding 19-year NBA career, the understated star did it in the most Timmy way possible: seated at a table with a friend from the islands. Two days after the San Antonio Spurs announced his retirement, Duncan ...

Aoki, Maki cherished chance to play for Hill

| Apr 16, 2016

Aoki, Maki cherished chance to play for Hill


Second in a three-part series For the team’s inaugural 2005-06 season in the bj-league, the Tokyo Apache hired a head coach with a catchy nickname and a globally renowned son named after a Japanese delicacy. Yes, Kobe’s father, Joe “Jellybean” Bryant. The elder Bryant, ...

Apr 16, 2016

Sponsor logos to appear on NBA jerseys

  The NBA will begin putting sponsorship logos on player uniforms in 2017-18, a move that could generate at least $100 million annually and a step that the NFL, MLB and NHL have yet to take. The three-year trial was approved Friday by NBA ...

Timberwolves coach Saunders dies of cancer

Oct 26, 2015

Timberwolves coach Saunders dies of cancer

Flip Saunders, the longtime NBA coach who won more than 650 games in nearly two decades and was trying to rebuild the Minnesota Timberwolves as team president, coach and part owner, died Sunday, the team said. He was 60. Saunders was diagnosed with Hodgkin ...

Oct 21, 2015

Store owner apologizes for refusing entry to Bucks center Henson

Milwaukee Bucks player John Henson says the owner of a Wisconsin jewelry store where he says employees racially profiled him apologized for what happened. Henson said Thomas Dixon, owner of Schwanke-Kasten Jewelers in suburban Whitefish Bay, met with him at the team’s training facility ...

Odom said improving

Oct 17, 2015

Odom said improving

A family representative said Lamar Odom has regained consciousness, and was speaking and even offered a thumbs-up from his hospital bed, just days after being found in extremely critical condition at a Nevada brothel. Alvina Alston, publicist for JaNean Mercer, Odom’s maternal aunt and ...

Sep 9, 2015

NBA to seed playoff teams based on won-loss record

The NBA will now seed playoff teams solely by their record, throwing out the top-four protection for teams who win their divisions. The expected change was unanimously approved Tuesday by the league’s Board of Governors. Teams in each conference will be seeded from one ...

Aug 18, 2015

Oden signs with Chinese team

Injury-plagued former No.1 NBA draft pick Greg Oden will try to relaunch his career in China after signing for the Jiangsu Dragons, U.S. reports said Monday. Oden, snapped up by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2007 draft, has signed a one-year deal worth ...

TV deal sending NBA salaries soaring

Jul 16, 2015

TV deal sending NBA salaries soaring

To understand how the business model of NBA salaries is unlike ever before, consider the cases of Reggie Jackson, Khris Middleton and DeMarre Carroll. They’re not All-Stars. They’re not exactly household names, either. Nonetheless, the trio got a combined $210 million in deals this ...

Jun 11, 2015

Nike lands NBA's uniform contract

The NBA says Nike will become the league’s official uniform provider beginning with the 2017-18 season. The league announced Wednesday it had agreed on an eight-year deal with Nike, which will become the first apparel partner to have its logo appear on NBA uniforms. ...