| Jun 27, 2013
| 7:59 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Bennett became the first Canadian to be the No. 1 pick and Nerlens Noel tumbled out of the top five Thursday night, a surprising start to the NBA draft.
The Cleveland Cavaliers passed on Noel and Alex Len, who went to...
| Apr 30, 2013
He is smart. He is a Stanford man.
He is strong and he is aggressive. At 7 feet, 255 pounds, he led the NBA in personal fouls in 2004-2005.
He is a veteran of 12 seasons, six teams, two NBA Finals, a teammate known for his commitment to his group's...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Thank goodness for new Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace's quick fingers.
"All these beautiful women in the world and guys wanna mess with other guys SMH,'' Wallace tweeted Monday.
Thank goodness he explained in 140 quickly-erased characters why it...
| May 1, 2013
| 4:48 PM
SACRAMENTO — There's an emotional risk to falling in love with a local pro sports team, because it can cheat on you. It can walk out and take up with another city.
An owner sees greener pastures — more dollars — and jumps the fence....
| May 4, 2013
| 7:47 PM
That's LeBron James' view on what we're not seeing in these NBA playoffs.
"It's terrible that we don't have Derrick Rose, and now Russell Westbrook, David Lee, and a lot of guys that's just not in the lineup," he said of the...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 5:58 PM
Strange but true facts:
There are more plastic flamingos in the United States than real ones.
Some species of worms end up eating themselves if they can't find food anywhere else.
Kennedy had a secretary named Lincoln and Lincoln had a secretary...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 12:02 AM
As we near the end of the 30-year career of the great NBA commissioner David Stern, we will always remember the many things he did for the game of basketball, including having led the league and its players through several strikes, lockouts and some...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 3:53 PM
The preseason portion of the playoffs is over.
It was a challenge so soft that it did not even require Dwyane Wade or anything close to the best of the Heat for Sunday's sweep-completing 88-77 victory.
For their next act, the Bucks will now...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 11:11 PM
Sorry, Nerlens Noel and Ben McLemore.
Anthony Bennett was the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft Thursday night and the Brooklyn Nets were the top story after agreeing to a trade with the Boston Celtics that could leave the Miami Heat's Big Three feeling...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 5:22 PM
MIAMI — Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant will end up averaging more points than LeBron James this regular season. DeAndre Jordan will have the league's best field-goal percentage, Dwight Howard the most rebounds.
None of that changes...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 6:12 PM
SACRAMENTO — The most effective politician in Sacramento? There's no question. It's the mayor.
Kevin Johnson — K.J. as he became known during his pro basketball playing days — is indisputably the right mayor at the right time.
| Apr 3, 2013
Longtime NBA referee worked more than 1,600 games
Greg Willard, 54, a longtime NBA referee who worked more than 1,600 games before he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, died Monday at his home in Huntington Beach, according to NBA...