Tag: NBA basketball

LeBron James: Going To White House Was Great Honor Until Trump

LeBron James jumped into the fray between President Donald Trump and NBA star Stephen Curry on Saturday, calling Trump a “bum” for rescinding an invitation to Curry that had already been rejected. After Trump called out Curry on Twitter on Saturday morning for “hesitating” to accept an invitation to visit the White House with the…

Derrick Rose Investigator Found Dead of Gunshot Wound

A Los Angeles Police Department detective who was working on the case against New York Knicks star Derrick Rose has been found dead from a gunshot wound. Nadine Hernandez, 44, was one of two investigators looking into the rape allegations against the NBA player. Police got a call at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday about an attempted…

LeBron James Endorses Hillary Clinton [VIDEO]

On Sunday, LeBron James announced he’s supporting Hillary Clinton for president. Writing in an op-ed for the Akron Beacon Journal, the Cleveland Cavaliers star said he returned to Ohio with two missions: to win an NBA championship and to “make sure my kids in Akron have what they need to become their best selves.” James…

Trump Campaign Won’t Defend Dwyane Wade Tweet [VIDEO]

Asked to explain Donald Trump’s initial Twitter reaction to the news that NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin had been shot and killed in Chicago, his campaign manager Kellyanne Conway refused to defend the sentiment, instead shifting the focus to a tweet Trump posted hours later, offering his condolences. Trump’s campaign deleted his first tweet because…

NBA San Antonion Spurs ’s Tim Duncan Announces Retirement

San Antonion Spurs power forward Tim Duncan announced Monday that he is retiring after spending all 19 of his seasons with the team. A five-time NBA championship winner, Duncan, 40, won the Most Valuable Player award twice in his career and the Finals MVP award three times. The Spurs had a .710 winning percentage during…

Golden State Warriors Defeated Oklahoma City Thunder [VIDEO]

The Golden State Warriors beated Monday the Oklahoma City Thunder, 96-88, rebounding from a 3-1 series deficit to advance to the NBA Finals. League MVP Stephen Curry proved unstoppable, sinking six three-pointers and netting 30 points overall. With their resurgence, the 2015-16 Warriors became the 10th team in NBA history to bounce back from a…

76ers Become First Team to Sell Ads on Uniform [VIDEO]

The Philadelphia 76ers is officially the first team among the four major professional sports leagues to sell sponsorship on their official uniforms. The NBA franchise announced Monday morning that ticket resale company StubHub will place its logo on the upper-right corner of the last-place team’s jersey, starting in the 2017-18 season. According to ESPN sources,…

Kobe Scores 60 in Final Game; Warriors Break Wins Record [VIDEO]

The NBA ended its regular season Wednesday night with two historic moments: The league said goodbye to the iconic Kobe Bryant while the Golden State Warriors won their 73rd game—a new single-season record. Bryant scored 60 points in his final NBA game, rounding out the Los Angeles Lakers season with a 101-96 victory over the…

Warriors Tie All-Time NBA Wins Record [VIDEO]

The Golden State Warriors tied the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record with the most wins in a season in their 72nd victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night. The Warriors’ 92-86 win also ended the Spur’s 39-game winning streak at home, making Golden State the first team to win in San Antonio all season.…

Knicks Player Cleanthony Early Robbed, Shot at Strip Club [VIDEO]

New York Knicks forward Cleanthony Early was shot in the leg in the early hours of Wednesday outside a strip club in Queens. According to police sources who spoke to the New York Daily News, “Early was surrounded by four to six people wearing ski masks and robbed of his items and jewelry—including a gold…

NBA Suspends Matt Barnes for Attacking Coach

The NBA has reportedly suspended Memphis Grizzlies player Matt Barnes two games for a physical altercation with New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher in October. Barnes allegedly drove 95 miles to confront Fisher at the home of the player’s ex-wife, whom Fisher was now dating. A fight reportedly ensued, with Barnes’ children present at the…

Pro Golfer Jason Day’s Wife Injured in LeBron Fall [VIDEO]

The wife of Australian pro golfer Jason Day was taken out of Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena on a stretcher after LeBron James crashed into her Thursday at the Cavaliers’ home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. James was chasing a loose ball after intercepting a Russell Westbrook pass when he fell while attempting to tip…

Kobe Bryant Announces Retirement [VIDEO]

Basketball icon and Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant announced Sunday he will retire from the game at the end of the NBA season. Bryant broke the news that he would end his 20-year career in a letter posted to the Players Tribune website. The 37-year-old wrote that basketball “gave a 6-year-old boy his Laker dream…

Warriors Set NBA Record for Best Start [VIDEO]

The Golden State Warriors set a new NBA record Tuesday night by becoming the first team ever to begin a season 16-0, with a 111-77 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Stephen Curry led the Warriors with a game-high 24 points and nine assists, while Draymond Green brought in 18 points, seven rebounds, and five…

NBA Legend Moses Malone Dead At 60 [VIDEO]

Moses Malone, a three-time NBA MVP and Pro Basketball Hall of Famer, passed away at the age of 60 Sunday. Nicknamed the “Chairman of the Boards,” Malone was named one of the NBA’s 50 greatest players. He led the Philadelphia 76ers to the 1983 championship. Malone was the first player to go pro straight out…

NBA star Darryl Dawkins dies at 58 [VIDEO]

Former NBA star Darryl Dawkins has died at age 58, local media reported Thursday. Dawkins, who was 6’11”, earned the nickname “Chocolate Thunder” for his powerful dunks that famously broke two backboards in 1979. He appeared in three NBA finals with the Philadelphia 76ers

NBA Finals: Warriors Beat Cavs in OT [VIDEO]

The Golden State Warriors bleed out a 108-100 overtime win against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the opening game of the NBA Finals on Thursday. The Warriors’ Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight assists, shutting down LeBron James and the Cavs in overtime. “It was just a classic five minutes that we needed to get…

Steve Ballmer officially takes over ownership of the Clippers

Ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is now officially the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, the NBA announced Tuesday. The deal closed after a California court confirmed the authority of former owner Donald Sterling’s estranged wife Shelly Sterling to sell the team on behalf of a family trust. Ballmer bought the team in a $2 billion…

Becky Hammon named assistant coach by NBA’s Spurs

The NBA’s San Antonio Spurs named Becky Hammon as an assistant coach on Tuesday morning, making her the league’s second female coach. “I very much look forward to the addition of Becky Hammon to our staff,” said Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich in a statement. “Having observed her working with our team this past season,…

Andrew Wiggins is Top NBA Pick

The man in the amazing flowered suit, Andrew Wiggins, snagged the first overall pick on Monday’s NBA draft, going to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Wiggins was a prodigious Canadian guard for the Kansas Jayhawks. He was jockeying for the top spot with Jabari Parker, a Duke player who was largely expected to go first, but was…

Sterling rejects Clippers sale, will sue NBA for $1 billion

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has pulled his support from a deal to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and will pursue his $1 billion federal lawsuit against the NBA, his attorney said Monday. “We have been instructed to prosecute the lawsuit,” said attorney Maxwell Blecher. He said co-owner Donald Sterling…

NBA Says Donald Sterling Banned for Life, Fined $2.M [VIDEO]

The NBA announced today that it has banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and fined $2.5 million, the maximum amount, after he was recorded making racist comments. “Effective immediately, I am banning Mr. Sterling for life from any association with the Clippers organization or the NBA,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver during…

Watch as LeBron James goes off for 61 points vs. Bobcats VIDEO

LeBron James was scoring wherever he wanted against Charlotte — the seventh best defense in the NBA this season — he was 10-of-12 at the rim, 7-of-8 from three from the left side of the floor. Here are all 61 of his points. Watch him get going early and he just could not miss, he…