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Kei Hirata earns second shot with Thunder Girls

/ | Aug 11, 2018

Kei Hirata earns second shot with Thunder Girls

by Ed Odeven

Passion is something that younger and older generations can both detect immediately. After all, it's either there or it isn't. When elementary school students encouraged Kei Hirata to return to cheerleading overseas, their support inspired her. She decided to pursue her passion once again. Now, almost a ...

Kawhi Leonard pens farewell to San Antonio, Spurs fans

/ Aug 10, 2018

Kawhi Leonard pens farewell to San Antonio, Spurs fans

Understated superstar Kawhi Leonard penned a farewell letter to San Antonio, thanking Spurs fans for their support as he starts anew as a member of the Toronto Raptors. Leonard broke his months-long silence in a letter penned for the San Antonio Express-News and thanked coach ...

Lakers to meet Warriors on Christmas Day

/ Aug 9, 2018

Lakers to meet Warriors on Christmas Day

NBA fans will get a smorgasbord of LeBron James in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform, the All-Star laden lineup of the defending champion Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets and the up-and-coming Boston Celtics as part of the league's national television schedule. The NBA released ...

Curry ready to see LeBron more often

/ Aug 7, 2018

Curry ready to see LeBron more often

Stephen Curry can only imagine the intensity level of the Lakers-Warriors rivalry now that LeBron James has landed in Los Angeles. After four straight NBA Finals against James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, two-time defending champion Golden State will get four matchups against James during the ...

/ Aug 7, 2018

Seattle to host first NBA game since Sonics left a decade ago

Seattle will host its first NBA game since the Seattle SuperSonics left town after the 2007-08 season and moved to Oklahoma City, the Golden State Warriors announced on Monday when they released their full preseason schedule. Kevin Durant, who played his rookie season in Seattle, ...

Trump takes aim at LeBron; Michael Jordan, other athletes respond

/ Aug 5, 2018

Trump takes aim at LeBron; Michael Jordan, other athletes respond

Ahead of campaigning in Ohio on Saturday, President Donald Trump unleashed a withering attack on the state's favorite son, savaging NBA star LeBron James in a late-night tweet that derided the intelligence of one of the nation's most prominent African-American men. Melania Trump's spokeswoman quickly ...

/ Jul 31, 2018

Hawks waive 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony

The Atlanta Hawks on Monday waived Carmelo Anthony, making official the move that was expected when the 10-time All-Star was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder this month. The 34-year-old Anthony may now sign with another team as a free agent. He averaged 16.2 points ...

LeBron James leaves lasting gift to Akron

/ Jul 31, 2018

LeBron James leaves lasting gift to Akron

LeBron James stood on a stage near one of the streets he walked as a troubled kid and looked out at thousands of faces. He felt connected to every one of them. While his 3-year-old daughter, Zhuri, played at his feet, James watched as his ...

NBA stars reflect on summer

/ Jul 28, 2018

NBA stars reflect on summer

James Harden completed his work at USA Basketball's national team minicamp, sat in a courtside chair and began to put together his assessment of what happened around the NBA this summer. He didn't need long to formulate his thoughts. "Nothing that happens in the NBA surprises ...

/ Jul 27, 2018

Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler undergoes surgery on hand

Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Jimmy Butler has undergone minor surgery on his right hand. The Timberwolves announced Thursday that Butler had the elective procedure on Tuesday. The team said Butler has already returned to offseason activities. Butler, who missed 21 games last season with an injury ...

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