Nowitzki to stay with Mavs in three-year, $30 million deal

Jul 4, 2014

Nowitzki to stay with Mavs in three-year, $30 million deal

Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks have agreed on what could be the final NBA contract for the big German. A person with knowledge of the deal told AP on Thursday that Nowitzki would get a three-year contract worth roughly $30 million. The person ...

Free agents taking bigger picture into consideration

Jun 30, 2014

Free agents taking bigger picture into consideration

Phil Jackson sought to clear something up: Suggesting Carmelo Anthony take less than a maximum salary wasn’t his idea. It was Anthony, Jackson noted, who first brought up leaving money on the table to help build a winning team. Now it’s about time to ...

NBA bigs turn out to bid farewell to Ramsay

May 2, 2014

NBA bigs turn out to bid farewell to Ramsay

Jack Ramsay’s trophy case resembled his life — both were full. With friends and family simultaneously mourning and celebrating his life, the Basketball Hall of Famer and NBA championship-winning coach was remembered at his funeral Mass on Thursday as someone endlessly devoted to his ...

Palmer helping NBL players push for progress

| Apr 26, 2014

Palmer helping NBL players push for progress

by Ed Odeven

Returning to the city where his pro basketball career was launched in 1990, Walter Palmer maintains deep convictions that a players union is a vital element for any league craving for legitimacy. Furthermore, his staunch support of sports unions brought him to Tokyo in ...

'Let me take Bae's place': Rodman

Feb 2, 2014

'Let me take Bae's place': Rodman

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman offered Friday to take the place of an imprisoned U.S. missionary in North Korea, as he spoke publicly for the first time from a rehab facility. Rodman, 52, appeared on CNN television’s “New Day” program less than a month ...

Jan 24, 2014

Former NBA forward Andre Brown joins Sendai 89ers

by Ed Odeven

Andre Brown’s professional basketball career can be best described as a global odyssey. The 32-year-old power forward’s latest stop brought him to Tohoku to play for the Sendai 89ers, who released James Hughes earlier this week to make room for Brown on the roster. ...