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Shaq brings U.S. basketball diplomacy to Cuban capital

NBA great Shaquille O'Neal has become the latest emissary for American outreach to the people of Cuba. O'Neal is putting on a basketball clinic on public courts in Havana, part of a U.S. State Department-sponsored mission to foster people-to-people exchanges with Cuban citizens. The four-time NBA...

  • Magic trade Victor Oladipo, draft pick to Thunder for Serge Ibaka

    Magic trade Victor Oladipo, draft pick to Thunder for Serge Ibaka

    The Orlando Magic added a rim protector they coveted Thursday, acquiring Oklahoma City Thunder big man Serge Ibaka in a draft-night trade for shooting guard Victor Oladipo, forward Ersan Ilyasova and the rights to the 11th pick, Gonzaga big man Domantas Sabonis. Magic front-office officials — including...

  • 76ers take Ben Simmons with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

    76ers take Ben Simmons with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons was signing 76ers jerseys and eating cheesesteaks before he was even drafted. He'll wear a team uniform for real soon enough. With the great hope he can lift one of the worst franchises in professional sports, the Philadelphia 76ers took Simmons with the No. 1 pick...

  • Bulls draft Denzel Valentine after internal debate on trading Jimmy Butler

    Bulls draft Denzel Valentine after internal debate on trading Jimmy Butler

    On Wednesday, Bulls general manager Gar Forman kept referring to the Derrick Rose trade as "a first step" in a process he called a "retool." Throughout draft week, strong internal debate centered on a full rebuild, sources said. The Bulls engaged in talks with the Celtics and, to a much lesser...

  • Nets to get LeVert after dealing Young to Pacers for No. 20

    The draft-pick starved Brooklyn Nets traded their way into the first round and came away with an oft-injured player whose recovery they know a lot about. The Nets will acquire Michigan shooting guard Caris LeVert from the Pacers after Brooklyn traded Thaddeus Young to Indiana for the No. 20 pick...

  • Derrick Rose takes new jersey number with Knicks

    Derrick Rose takes new jersey number with Knicks

    Derrick Rose has a new jersey number to go with his new team: He'll wear No. 25 as a Knick, the team revealed in a tweet Thursday. The Knicks tweeted Rose's picture along with a welcome message and a rose emoji. The No. 1 overall draft pick in 2008, Rose wore No. 1 during his eight seasons with...

  • Massive crowd engulfs Cleveland, champion Cavs at parade

    Following a parade choked to a crawl by a massive crowd, after proclamations, speeches and fanfare, Cleveland watched a symbolic passing of the trophy — and the torch. When Browns Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown handed the Larry O'Brien Trophy to Cavaliers superstar LeBron James, the city's...

  • Agent says LeBron James will skip Rio Olympics

    Agent says LeBron James will skip Rio Olympics

    LeBron James will not chase gold this summer in the Rio Olympics. Agent Rich Paul told The Associated Press on Thursday night that James informed USA Basketball that he has withdrawn from consideration. James won gold medals in the last two Olympics. He led the Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA title...

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