Pro Basketball

  • NBA preview: Key dates for the 2018-19 season

    NBA preview: Key dates for the 2018-19 season

    A look at the key dates for the 2018-19 season: Monday: Rosters set for opening day, 2 p.m. PDT. Tuesday: Regular season opens. 2019 Jan. 5: 10-day contracts can be signed. Jan. 10: All contracts guaranteed for rest of season. Feb. 7: Trade deadline, noon PST. Feb. 16: Three-point, slam dunk contests,...

  • LeBron James shrinks generation gap as he yearns to become patient leader for his younger Lakers teammates

    LeBron James shrinks generation gap as he yearns to become patient leader for his younger Lakers teammates

    It takes LeBron James only 20 minutes to get from his home in Brentwood to the Lakers’ practice facility in El Segundo each morning, a feat that might be more impressive than his eight consecutive NBA Finals appearances given Los Angeles traffic patterns. He doesn’t actually drive, which might...

  • NBA notes: Knicks waive veteran center Joakim Noah

    Joakim Noah's disappointing New York Knicks career is over after just two seasons. Unable to find a trade, the Knicks waived the 33-year-old center Saturday with two years and $37.8 million remaining on his contract. Noah had been away from the team since clashing with former coach Jeff Hornacek...

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