Tag: nba

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…

LeBron James Keeps his Promise & Brings Title to Cleveland [VIDEO]

Cleveland Cavaliers became the first team to overturn a 3-1 deficit in the best-of-seven NBA finals as they beat Golden State Warriors. A LeBron James-inspired Cavaliers won the deciding game 93-89 to complete their comeback against the defending champions, who had won a record 73 games out of 82 in the regular season. James scored…

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 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…

Lamar Odom Heads to L.A. for Recovery [VIDEO]

Lamar Odom reportedly left Las Vegas with Khloe Kardashian to return to Los Angeles for more specialized treatment on Monday, according to TMZ. The former NBA star was hospitalized last week after he was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel, where he had been staying for several days. Former college coach Jim Harrick said the…

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…

NBA Player Takes Holocaust Selfie

Danny Green of the San Antonio Spurs thought it was a good idea to post a selfie at Berlin’s Holocaust memorial on Wednesday. “You know I had to do it one time lol #Holocaust,” the shooting guard wrote in the tweet. Unsurprisingly, the tweet sparked outrage, and Green apologized before the end of the day.…

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…

Jerry Buss, Longtime Lakers Owner, Is Dead at 80

Jerry Buss, who bought the Los Angeles Lakers in 1979 and turned them into the N.B.A.’s glamour team, winners of 10 league championships and the cornerstone of his Southern California sports empire, died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 80. His death was announced by the Lakers. He had been hospitalized with cancer for…