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Irving not concerned about Lebron's feelings

New Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving says he doesn't care if anyone took it personally that he left Cleveland, even Cavaliers star LeBron James. Appearing Monday on ESPN's "First Take," Irving said he doesn't feel like he owed James an explanation for asking for a trade. Asked if he let James ...

Lakers to retire Bryant's two numbers

/ Sep 13, 2017

Lakers to retire Bryant's two numbers

One retired jersey number just isn't enough for Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers will retire Bryant's No. 8 and No. 24 in a ceremony Dec. 18 during their game against Golden State, the franchise announced Tuesday. Bryant wore No. 8 from 1996 ...

McGrady, McGinnis head Hall of Fame class of 2017

/ Sep 9, 2017

McGrady, McGinnis head Hall of Fame class of 2017

Former NBA star Tracy McGrady and ABA and NBA star George McGinnis were part of a class of 11 basketball greats inducted Friday into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. McGrady, a seven-time All Star, says his induction was put into perspective by the ...

Irving says trade request about reaching potential

/ Sep 2, 2017

Irving says trade request about reaching potential

Kyrie Irving, who requested a trade out of Cleveland in July, said Friday that he hasn't spoken to LeBron James since he joined the Boston Celtics. But the four time NBA All-Star Irving said there are no bad feelings and that the reason he wanted ...

Lakers hit with $500,000 fine by NBA for tampering with George

/ Sep 1, 2017

Lakers hit with $500,000 fine by NBA for tampering with George

New Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka's contact with Paul George's agent violated the NBA's anti-tampering rule and resulted in a $500,000 fine for Los Angeles on Thursday. The league said a law firm's independent investigation didn't find evidence of an agreement or an understanding that ...

/ Aug 31, 2017

Cavs, Celtics rework trade involving stars

A person familiar with the negotiations said the Cleveland Cavaliers have finalized their blockbuster deal with Boston involving All-Star guards Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas by getting another draft pick from the Celtics. The Cavs will get a second-round pick in 2020 to complete ...

/ Aug 29, 2017

Rockets pitch in to help Hurricane Harvey victims

The Houston Rockets have donated $4 million to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey which has caused devastating flooding in the city, the team announced on Monday. "Our hearts are heavy seeing the devastation that so many of our friends, family and neighbors are experiencing," ...

Cavs looking over trade after Thomas has physical

/ Aug 27, 2017

Cavs looking over trade after Thomas has physical

The blockbuster trade involving Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas has hit a snag. It remains to be seen if it's a major one. The Cleveland Cavaliers are doing a "deep and thorough" review of the deal that sent Irving to the Boston Celtics for Thomas and ...

More Manu: Ginobili returning for 16th season with Spurs

/ Aug 25, 2017

More Manu: Ginobili returning for 16th season with Spurs

Manu Ginobili is returning for his 16th season with the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs re-signed the 40-year-old Argentine guard Thursday. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. Ginobili will become the eighth player in NBA history to spend his entire career with one team and play ...

Irving to don No. 11 jersey with Celtics

/ Aug 24, 2017

Irving to don No. 11 jersey with Celtics

Newly acquired guard Kyrie Irving will wear No. 11 in Boston because the Celtics already have retired the numbers he wore in college and with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Irving wore No. 11 at two New Jersey high schools before switching to No. 1 at Duke. ...