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UPDATED: Thu., July 9, 2020

Court filing alleges $400K paid to Zion Williamson family in ‘18

The legal fight over NBA rookie Zion Williamson’s endorsement potential now includes an allegation his family received $400,000 from a marketing agency before playing at Duke.


UPDATED: Wed., July 8, 2020

MVP Elena Delle Donne waiting to hear from WNBA medical review panel

NEW YORK — WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne is waiting to have her case heard by the league’s independent panel of doctors to see if she’ll be medically excused for …


UPDATED: Tue., July 7, 2020

Former Idaho standout Trevon Allen makes most of The Basketball Tournament experience

With the closest thing to basketball in the era of COVID 19 being games of H-O-R-S-E played remotely and broadcast by ESPN, the six-year-old The Basketball Tournament was more than …


UPDATED: Sat., July 4, 2020

NBA emphasizes mental health as teams await Disney ‘bubble’

The resumption of the NBA season during the coronavirus pandemic is making mental health a priority.


UPDATED: Sat., July 4, 2020

Coronavirus behind him, Utah’s Rudy Gobert looking forward

Utah center Rudy Gobert is standing tall, even after having coronavirus and dealing with an enormous amount of scorn after being diagnosed.


UPDATED: Fri., July 3, 2020

Bucks, Lakers look to shed rust or rest for playoffs?

The Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers have all but guaranteed themselves the top two playoff seeds and face a balancing act when the NBA returns to action.


UPDATED: Wed., July 1, 2020

Before the NBA lands in Florida, a basketball bubble will be tested in Ohio

Players from 22 teams will begin arriving at the NBA’s Disney World campus next week, where they will live in restricted luxury hotels and play in empty gyms for up …


UPDATED: Wed., July 1, 2020

Asterisk on the NBA title? Coaches, players say not a chance

The 2020 NBA champion, if one is crowned, will have emerged as the ultimate winner from a season that lasted more than a full year from start to finish. It …


UPDATED: Fri., June 26, 2020

Welcome back: The NBA sets the schedule for season restart

Zion Williamson is about to get another chance at opening night.


UPDATED: Fri., June 26, 2020

NBA, players sign off on final terms for restarted season

Acknowledging that no option would have been risk-free during a pandemic, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that the concern shared by the league and its players surrounding next month’s …


UPDATED: Wed., June 24, 2020

Pacers’ Malcolm Brogdon, Kings’ Jabari Parker reveal they have virus

Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon and Sacramento Kings forward Jabari Parker both revealed Wednesday that they have tested positive for the coronavirus.


UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2020

NBA lays out its vision for Disney restart to teams, players

Here’s some of what awaits NBA players going to Disney next month: game rooms, golf course access, cabanas with misters to combat the heat, fishing areas, bowling, backstage tours and …


UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

Michael Jordan talks to Hornets about being uncomfortable, winning

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Michael Jordan helped build the Chicago Bulls into a winner as a player.


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Former Washington State center Aron Baynes writes heartfelt message about inequalities

Phoenix Suns center Aron Baynes recently opened up on multiple social media platforms to join the wave of athletes who’ve penned letters, expressing their opinions about race relations, and sharing …


UPDATED: Sat., June 6, 2020

Mike Lupica: LeBron James is always willing to stand up and be heard

This is what can happen, though, so often with celebrities conditioned to the world hanging on every word and on every subject except beach erosion.


UPDATED: Sat., June 6, 2020

‘Use our platform’: NBA coaches saying social change must occur

The NBA plans to go to Disney World next month to finish a season, with a schedule calling for the 22 remaining teams to play more than 150 more games …


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant: “My season is over.”

NEW YORK — Kevin Durant won’t play for the Brooklyn Nets if the NBA season resumes.


Michael Jordan giving $100 million for racial equality, justice

Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand are giving $100 million to organizations dedicated to promoting racial equality and social justice.


What’s next for the NBA? A plan for testing is the big key

The first step of the NBA’s return-to-play plan is done.


After a forgettable season, Warriors ready to move forward

The Golden State Warriors endured a disappointing season with their stars injured and young players forced to fill a big void.


UPDATED: Thu., June 4, 2020

AP source: NBA owners approve 22-team season restart plan

The NBA’s Board of Governors has approved a 22-team format for restarting the league season in late July at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida


UPDATED: Wed., June 3, 2020

AP source: NBA presents players with plan for season restart

A person with knowledge of the situation says the NBA has told the National Basketball Players Association that it will present a 22-team plan for restarting the season to the …


UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2020

Wes Unseld, Hall of Famer and NBA champion in D.C., dies at 74

Wes Unseld was an undersized NBA center known more for his bruising picks, tenacious rebounding and perfectly placed outlet passes than any points he produced. He thrived in his role …


UPDATED: Sun., May 31, 2020

George Floyd’s death opens old wounds for NBA player Thabo Sefolosha

Thabo Sefolosha’s anger and frustration roared back last week when he saw the video of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.


UPDATED: Fri., May 29, 2020

NCAA offers plan to bring athletes back to campus

The NCAA has released a long and detailed plan to help schools bring athletes back to campus during the pandemic


UPDATED: Fri., May 29, 2020

AP sources: No consensus yet on NBA return-to-play plan

The NBA Board of Governors met again without a consensus opinion emerging on how many teams should be back on the floor for the planned late-July resumption of the pandemic-interrupted …


Report: Basketball Hall delaying enshrinement ceremony

Basketball Hall of Fame chairman Jerry Colangelo told ESPN that this year’s enshrinement ceremony for Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan and five others will be delayed until 2021 because …


WNBA teams set to make tough decisions on roster cuts

WNBA teams are making hard decisions this weekend as far as their rosters go


UPDATED: Thu., May 21, 2020

Rockets’ James Harden: ‘I want it to be safe’ before resuming NBA season

James Harden isn’t quite ready to resume the season just yet.


Analysis: The NBA seems on the cusp of a comeback plan

Something is finally clear in the uncertain NBA: Players believe they’re going to play games again this season.