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Sep 19, 2019

Rivers: Clips knew OKC wanted to break team up
Doc Rivers says Kawhi Leonard was provided a list of players including Paul George in their free agency meeting, "which was a mistake. ... We did know that Oklahoma City wanted to break their team up, so that helped."

ESPN NBA
Sep 19, 2019

New anti-tampering proposal at center of owner's meeting
A new set of rules to curb tampering will be put to a vote on Friday, but there is trepidation about how it will be implemented and if it will make a difference.

ESPN NBA
Sep 19, 2019

New anti-tampering proposal at center of owners meeting
A new set of rules to curb tampering will be put to a vote on Friday, but there is trepidation about how it will be implemented and if it will make a difference.

ESPN NBA
Sep 19, 2019

U.S. stays No. 1 in FIBA rankings after losses
USA Basketball, which has held the top spot in the FIBA world rankings since winning the 2010 world championship, is still No. 1, followed by Spain, Australia, Argentina and France.

ESPN NBA
Sep 19, 2019

U.S. keeps No. 1 spot in FIBA rankings after loss
USA Basketball, which has held the top spot in the FIBA world rankings since winning the 2010 world championship, is still No. 1, followed by Spain, Australia, Argentina and France.

ESPN NBA
Sep 18, 2019

Wizards' Thomas has surgery, out 6-8 weeks
Two-time All-Star Isaiah Thomas had surgery to repair a ruptured radial collateral ligament in his left thumb and will miss 6-8 weeks, the Wizards announced.

ESPN NBA
Sep 18, 2019

NBA approves sale of Nets, Barclays to Tsai
Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai completed his purchase of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center, then announced he had hired former Turner Sports president David Levy to oversee both.

ESPN NBA
Sep 18, 2019

The three superstars who defined this NBA decade
Here's how LeBron, Steph and KD defined and dominated the 2010s.

ESPN NBA
Sep 18, 2019

Curry commits to Olympics: 'That is the plan'
In an interview with ESPN's Rachel Nichols, Warriors guard Stephen Curry said he's committed to playing for Team USA in his first Olympic Games, next summer in Tokyo.

ESPN NBA
Sep 17, 2019

Source: Ingram, Ball full participants in workouts
Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram and guard Lonzo Ball have been full participants in the team's voluntary offseason workouts in New Orleans, a source told ESPN. Neither player has been restricted by the injuries that shut them down last season.

ESPN NBA
Sep 17, 2019

Holiday: Pels have different vibe under Griffin
Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday told ESPN the whole vibe around the team has been different under new executive VP of basketball operations David Griffin.

ESPN NBA
Sep 17, 2019

Athletes' signature moves that changed the game
Sure, plenty of athletes have go-to moves, but every once in a while they bring us something different -- a move that changes the game and becomes synonymous with a name.

ESPN NBA
Sep 17, 2019

NBA 2K partners with league for new championship
NBA 2K game developer Take-Two Interactive, the NBA, the National Basketball Players Association and ESL will launch the NBA 2K20 Global Championship, which will feature over $100,000 in prize money.

ESPN NBA
Sep 17, 2019

The absolute best shooters who reformed professional scoring
In a decade obsessed with shooting efficiency, these 10 players reformed the ways we look at scoring in pro basketball.

ESPN NBA
Sep 17, 2019

Ranking the eight best NBA games of the 2010s
Our list features career-defining playoff moments and a couple of the most entertaining regular-season games of all time.

ESPN NBA
Sep 16, 2019

Jordan, other NBA owners enter tequila business
Call it the transition game: Michael Jordan and three other NBA owners are getting into the liquor business.

ESPN NBA
Sep 16, 2019

Fultz, 2 others have options picked up by Magic
Markelle Fultz, Jonathan Isaac and Mo Bamba are now signed through the 2020-21 season, the Magic announced Monday.

ESPN NBA
Sep 16, 2019

Sources: Nets tab ex-Turner exec Levy as CEO
The Nets' new ownership has chosen David Levy, a former Turner executive, as CEO.

ESPN NBA
Sep 15, 2019

NBA mulling $10M fine for tampering, per memo
The NBA is considering a fine of up to $10 million for teams that violate the league's tampering rules. The proposal comes after an offseason that began with over $1.4 billion in contracts being handed out.

ESPN NBA
Sep 15, 2019

FIBA All-Stars: Gasol, Giannis and the very best NBA players at the World Cup
Where do Marc Gasol, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Rudy Gobert check in among the best performers in China? Do any of Team USA's stars make the list?

ESPN NBA
Sep 15, 2019

Rubio, Gasol lead Spain to 2nd World Cup title
Ricky Rubio and Marc Gasol led Spain past Argentina for its second World Cup championship.

ESPN NBA
Sep 14, 2019

Jordan to sell portion of Hornets to 2 investors
Hornets owner Michael Jordan announced he is bringing in Gabe Plotkin, a founder of Melvin Capital, and Daniel Sundheim, a founder of DI Capital, as partners in the team.

ESPN NBA
Sep 14, 2019

NBA agents reject NCAA's certification proposal
The NBPA sent a letter on behalf of certified player agents to the NCAA that refuses to submit to a proposed certification process to work with undergraduate players testing the NBA draft.

ESPN NBA
Sep 14, 2019

Raptors launch branded hijabs in fan outreach
The Toronto Raptors say they are the first NBA team to offer an athletic hijab for Muslim women after unveiling the team-branded apparel Friday.

ESPN NBA
Sep 14, 2019

Pop: Team USA critics are 'immature, arrogant'
Team USA coach Gregg Popovich said there's no shame in his squad's performance at the FIBA World Cup, and said critics who view anything less than gold as failure are immature and arrogant.

ESPN NBA
Sep 14, 2019

U.S. tops Poland to wrap up 7th place at FIBA
The United States closed out a disappointing FIBA tournament with an 87-74 win over Poland and a seventh-place finish.

ESPN NBA
Sep 13, 2019

NJ to allow Fertitta's casino to accept NBA bets
New Jersey's governor signed a bill that will allow Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta's casino in Atlantic City to accept bets on most NBA games.

ESPN NBA
Sep 13, 2019

Pelicans add defensive guru Bzdelik to staff
Jeff Bzdelik, who received credit for the Rockets' defensive turnaround over the past three seasons, has been hired by the Pelicans as an associate coach.

ESPN NBA
Sep 13, 2019

3-time NBA champion Livingston retires at 34
Veteran NBA guard Shaun Livingston, who came back from a devastating knee injury early in his career to become one of the league's savviest players, has retired at the age of 34.

ESPN NBA
Sep 13, 2019

Will superstars save Team USA next summer?
The Americans leave China with a 7th-place finish and lot of questions heading into the 2020 Olympics in Japan.

ESPN NBA
Sep 13, 2019

Kobe: Titles no longer automatic for Team USA
Kobe Bryant thinks Team USA might have to get used to a new reality of losing in major events.

ESPN NBA
Sep 13, 2019

M. Gasol on verge of pairing WCup, NBA titles
After a clutch performance Friday, Marc Gasol has a chance to pull off the rare double of winning an NBA championship and a World Cup title in the same summer.

ESPN NBA
Sep 12, 2019

NBA 2K League bans player for gambling violation
The NBA 2K League announced on Thursday that Heat Check Gaming power forward Basil "24K Dropoff" Rose was dismissed and disqualified from joining any of the league's teams for breaking the league's gambling policy.

ESPN NBA
Sep 12, 2019

Source: Pistons agree to deal with Joe Johnson
The Detroit Pistons and veteran swingman Joe Johnson have agreed to terms on a deal, according to ESPN and multiple reports.

ESPN NBA
Sep 12, 2019

Colangelo won't forget U.S. World Cup pullouts
"You can't help but notice and remember who you thought you were going to war with and who didn't show up,'' USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo said about Team USA's final roster for the FIBA World Cup.

ESPN NBA
Sep 12, 2019

Team USA hits historic low at FIBA World Cup
The Americans will play for 7th place on Saturday, and that's right where they belong.

ESPN NBA
Sep 12, 2019

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ESPN NBA
Sep 12, 2019

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ESPN NBA
Sep 12, 2019

U.S. falls, guaranteed worst major-tourney finish
The U.S. will leave the World Cup with its worst finish in a major international tournament, assured of finishing no better than seventh after falling to Serbia 94-89 in a consolation playoff game Thursday night.

ESPN NBA
Sep 12, 2019

NBA is China's favorite sport, but when will the next Yao Ming arrive?
The NBA has become the most popular sport in the most populated country in the world -- China. After a methodical 20-year courting, more than 300 million Chinese fans now play basketball in China, easily surpassing the country's "national" sport, soccer.

ESPN NBA
Sep 11, 2019

LeBron's 'Taco Tuesday' trademark filing denied
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office refused the application filed by LeBron James' company LBJ Trademarks, explaining that "Taco Tuesday" is a "commonplace term."

ESPN NBA
Sep 11, 2019

How Team USA's roster issues ended a gold-medal run
While the World Cup quarterfinals loss to France was disappointing for the Americans, it wasn't surprising.

ESPN NBA
Sep 11, 2019

Counterfeit NBA title rings seized at airport
Twenty-eight counterfeit NBA championship rings have been seized by federal authorities at Los Angeles International Airport.

ESPN NBA
Sep 11, 2019

USA's 58-game win streak with NBAers snapped
France defeated Team USA 89-79 in the FIBA World Cup quarterfinals, snapping the United States' 58-game winning streak in international tournaments with NBA players on the roster.

ESPN NBA
Sep 11, 2019

What this loss means for Team USA and the 2020 Olympics
Concerns over this version of Team USA were realized against Rudy Gobert and France at the FIBA World Cup.

ESPN NBA
Sep 11, 2019

Team USA weaknesses exposed in loss to France
Concerns over this version of Team USA were realized against Rudy Gobert and France at the FIBA World Cup.

ESPN NBA
Sep 11, 2019

Australia into World Cup semis after Mills' 24
Patty Mills scored 24 points and Australia moved into the World Cup semifinals with an 82-70 victory over the Czech Republic on Wednesday night.

ESPN NBA
Sep 11, 2019

France eliminates Team USA from World Cup
France defeated Team USA 89-79 in the FIBA World Cup quarterfinals, snapping the United States' 58-game winning streak in international tournaments with NBA players on the roster.

ESPN NBA
Sep 11, 2019

Team USA falls to France 89-79; 58-game international win streak with NBA players is snapped
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ESPN NBA
Sep 11, 2019

Team USA's Tatum game-time decision vs. France
Jayson Tatum has been upgraded to a game-time decision ahead of Team USA's World Cup quarterfinal against France on Wednesday. Tatum has missed the past three games after rolling an ankle last week.

ESPN NBA
Sep 10, 2019

Clips' arena deal to include $100M for Inglewood
As part of the Clippers' arena development agreement with Inglewood, team owner Steve Ballmer will contribute $100 million to a community benefits plan.

ESPN NBA
Sep 10, 2019

The absolute best shooters of this NBA decade
In a decade obsessed with shooting efficiency, these 10 players reformed the ways we look at scoring in pro basketball.

ESPN NBA
Sep 10, 2019

Durant: 'Some days I hate the circus of the NBA'
"The circus of the NBA" is one thing Kevin Durant could do without, as he sees it as one of the reasons for his messy breakups with Oklahoma City and Golden State.

ESPN NBA
Sep 10, 2019

Struggling Lopez needs to make a splash for Team USA
With Rudy Gobert, Marc Gasol and other big centers on the horizon, Brook Lopez could play a pivotal role for Team USA.

ESPN NBA
Sep 10, 2019

MJ pledges $1M for hurricane relief in Bahamas
Hornets owner and six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan is pledging $1 million to organizations assisting with Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas.

ESPN NBA
Sep 10, 2019

Cavs play-by-play announcer McLeod dies at 67
Fred McLeod, the Cleveland Cavaliers' announcer, died Monday night, the team announced. He was 67.

ESPN NBA
Sep 10, 2019

Argentina sinks Serbia, gets U.S.-France winner
Luis Scola led the way as Argentina knocked off Serbia to advance to the FIBA World Cup semifinals, where it will face either the United States or France.

ESPN NBA
Sep 10, 2019

Argentina sinks Serbia; Spain also reaches semis
Luis Scola led the way as Argentina knocked off Serbia to advance to the FIBA World Cup semifinals, where it will face either the United States or France.

ESPN NBA
Sep 09, 2019

'Ninja-style headwear' no longer allowed in NBA
An NBA spokesman told ESPN that "ninja-style headwear" is not part of the NBA uniform and that teams raised concerns regarding safety and consistency of size, length and how it is tied.

ESPN NBA
Sep 09, 2019

U.S. beats Brazil to reach World Cup quarters
Kemba Walker and Myles Turner each scored 16 points, and the Americans earned a top seed for the quarterfinals by beating Brazil 89-73 on Monday in the final second-round game of the World Cup.

ESPN NBA
Sep 09, 2019

Tatum practices, still out with sprained ankle
Jayson Tatum was able to return to practice with the U.S. men's basketball team Monday, less than a week after he sprained his left ankle.

ESPN NBA
Sep 09, 2019

What can Brown do for Team USA? Just about everything
Since teammate Jayson Tatum's injury, Jaylen Brown has been a key contributor for Team USA.

ESPN NBA
Sep 09, 2019

Lowe: The unusual path of new Raptors assistant coach Brittni Donaldson
The NBA's 10th active female coach has had one of the most unconventional journeys to the bench yet.

ESPN NBA
Sep 09, 2019

Tatum out vs. Brazil; Walker plays despite illness
Jayson Tatum practiced but will miss a third consecutive World Cup game when Team USA faces Brazil in Monday's final second-round game. Kemba Walker, who missed the shootaround with an illness, in the starting lineup.

ESPN NBA
Sep 09, 2019

Tatum out vs. Brazil; Walker probable with illness
Jayson Tatum practiced but will miss a third consecutive World Cup game when Team USA faces Brazil in Monday's final second-round game. Kemba Walker, who missed the shootaround with an illness, was probable to play.

ESPN NBA
Sep 08, 2019

The complicated evolution of Dennis Rodman
The mercurial Hall of Famer has been homeless, world famous and everything in between. Now, he struggles to be the one thing he never had: a good father.

ESPN NBA
Sep 08, 2019

Sixers F Scott gets in fight with Eagles fans
Philadelphia 76ers forward Mike Scott was wearing a Redskins jersey when he got involved in a fight with Eagles fans at a tailgate outside Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday.

ESPN NBA
Sep 08, 2019

Team USA struggling to put up points in China
Gregg Popovich's squad ranks just eighth among the 32 teams at the World Cup in points per game and a woeful 20th in field goal percentage. Why can't this edition of Team USA score?

ESPN NBA
Sep 08, 2019

Wade plans to work out with LeBron before games
While Dwyane Wade's retired from the NBA, he tells the Los Angeles Times that he plans to work out with former teammate LeBron James both at the Lakers' training facility and at Staples Center before games this season.

ESPN NBA
Sep 07, 2019

Zion unveils Air Jordan 34, thrills fans with dunks
Zion Williamson helped unveil the new Air Jordan 34 sneaker in New York on Saturday, then entertained a crowd by throwing down his signature windmill jam on the Jumpman-branded court of the Dunlevy Milbank Center.

ESPN NBA
Sep 07, 2019

Sister of Clips' Leonard charged in deadly robbery
Kimesha Williams, one of two women accused of robbing and killing an elderly woman at a casino, is the sister of Kawhi Leonard, a relative confirmed Saturday.

ESPN NBA
Sep 07, 2019

Sister of K. Leonard charged in deadly robbery
Kimesha Williams, one of two women accused of robbing and killing an elderly woman at a casino, is the sister of Kawhi Leonard, a relative confirmed Saturday.

ESPN NBA
Sep 07, 2019

Your first look at what Zion Williamson will take flight in
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ESPN NBA
Sep 07, 2019

Popovich's plan stops Giannis and Greece
Giannis Antetokounmpo struggled against Team USA's defense in the second round at the FIBA World Cup.

ESPN NBA
Sep 07, 2019

Team USA upset with Antetokounmpos after foul
Jaylen Brown and Giannis Antetokounmpo exchanged words after Team USA's victory over Greece in the FIBA World Cup and referees and coaches came to break it up.

ESPN NBA
Sep 07, 2019

U.S. nears quarters after rout of Giannis, Greece
Team USA, which improved its win streak in international tournaments to 57 with a 69-53 win over Greece at the FIBA World Cup, can clinch a quarterfinal berth Monday in multiple ways.

ESPN NBA
Sep 07, 2019

Smart (quad) planning to return for Greece tilt
Marcus Smart, who missed Thursday's FIBA World Cup game against Japan with a left quadriceps strain, went through Friday's shootaround and is planning to play Saturday against Greece.

ESPN NBA
Sep 07, 2019

Sikma's HOF speech: 'It's time' for NBA in Seattle
SuperSonics legend Jack Sikma, a driving force behind the franchise's only NBA title 40 years ago, pleaded with the league to bring back pro basketball to Seattle for the first time since 2008 during his Hall of Fame induction speech Friday night.

ESPN NBA
Sep 06, 2019

'Always about love': Divac leads Hall inductees
Vlade Divac won an Olympic silver medal with Yugoslavia and another with Serbia after the country broke apart in a civil war, but in his Basketball Hall of Fame induction speech on Thursday, he focused on how the sport brought people together.

ESPN NBA
Sep 06, 2019

Divac kicks off Hall of Fame induction ceremony
Former Los Angeles Lakers star Vlade Divac was the first to be inducted Friday night at the Basketball Hall of Fame's 2019 enshrinement ceremonies after being presented by Jerry West, who drafted Divac for the Lakers.

ESPN NBA
Sep 06, 2019

Ayton, Hield helm relief efforts for Bahamas
Deandre Ayton and Buddy Hield are helping raise money and supplies for their native Bahamas after the nation was devastated by Hurricane Dorian.

ESPN NBA
Sep 06, 2019

Team USA game plans for Giannis and Greece
Team USA faces a familiar foe in NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo in the second round at the FIBA World Cup.

ESPN NBA
Sep 06, 2019

Poland, Serbia on cusp of World Cup quarterfinals
Adam Waczynski scored 18 points as Poland beat Russia to improve to 4-0 at the FIBA World Cup. "It's a great feeling but we don't want to stop," guard Lukasz Koszarek said.

ESPN NBA
Sep 06, 2019

Japan's Hachimura (knee) out rest of World Cup
Wizards forward Rui Hachimura will miss the final two FIBA World Cup games for Japan due to knee discomfort and fatigue.

ESPN NBA
Sep 05, 2019

Trump presents Medal of Freedom to Jerry West
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Jerry West, cited for his years as a player, general manager and supporter of the nation's war veterans, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Donald Trump.

ESPN NBA
Sep 05, 2019

Wizards lottery pick Rui Hachimura leads Japan's basketball renaissance
The Wizards' prized prospect has gone from a nice story to a full-fledged sensation in the Far East.

ESPN NBA
Sep 05, 2019

LeBron rallies support for Fair Pay to Play bill
LeBron James is trying to rally support for California's Fair Pay to Play bill.

ESPN NBA
Sep 05, 2019

LeBron rallies support for Fair Pay to Play bill
LeBron James is trying to rally support for California's Fair Pay to Play bill.

ESPN NBA
Sep 05, 2019

Team USA wins by 53, next faces Giannis, Greece
Jaylen Brown had 20 points and seven rebounds as Team USA routed Japan 98-45 to set up a second-round game against Giannis Antetokounmpo and Greece in the FIBA World Cup.

ESPN NBA
Sep 05, 2019

Team USA's Smart day-to-day with quad strain
Marcus Smart missed Team USA's World Cup game Thursday with a left quad strain and will be day-to-day.

ESPN NBA
Sep 04, 2019

Lakers' Howard blessed after hitting 'rock bottom'
Dwight Howard said Wednesday that his offseason struggles in his personal life had nothing to do with basketball, but added that they made him stronger as he prepares to embark on his second go-round with the Los Angeles Lakers.

ESPN NBA
Sep 04, 2019

Four top-four finishes later, Koepka's Body shoot seems just fine
Brooks Koepka caught plenty of flak for posing for ESPN's Body Issue, and possibly compromising his chances in the Players in the process. But after another major win and three close calls this year, Koepka's priorities are clear.

ESPN NBA
Sep 04, 2019

Sharks star Evander Kane on his body, his race and his sport
Evander Kane discusses his decision to pose for the Body Issue, the family legacy that shaped his work ethic and the stories behind his tattoos.

ESPN NBA
Sep 04, 2019

IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe reckons with the risks of his sport
Six-time IndyCar winner James Hinchcliffe's near-deadly accident changed him personally for the better -- but he's still willing to take the same risks for the sport he loves.

ESPN NBA
Sep 04, 2019

New $100 million man Michael Thomas on outperforming his height
Highest wide receiver contract in history? Check. Body Issue cover shoot? Check. Michael Thomas spoke to ESPN about working with Drew Brees, the wide receivers he admires, and how he spoke that big deal into existence.

ESPN NBA
Sep 04, 2019

Myles Garrett: 'I want to look like a Grecian god'
With a team-best seven sacks in his rookie year behind him and a season with huge expectations in front, Myles Garrett talks about his Body shoot, his new teammates, and his Cinnabon habit.

ESPN NBA
Sep 04, 2019

Eagles linemen want to bust the 'O-line body' stigma
Five members of the Eagles' offensive line spill on protecting Carson Wentz, who's got jokes in the locker room, and how their bodies will change when they retire.

ESPN NBA
Sep 04, 2019

Katelyn Ohashi: 'I wanted to bring the joy back to gymnastics'
Ohashi's follow-up to her viral perfect 10 routine last winter? An ESPN Body shoot -- another step for her to recapture her love for the sport.

ESPN NBA
Sep 04, 2019

Amanda Nunes on defending her titles, earning her rep and posing for the Body Issue
Before Amanda Nunes defeated Holly Holm, she opened up on her start in MMA, her reputation in UFC and what it means to be an openly gay champion at her shoot for the 2019 Body Issue.

ESPN NBA
Sep 04, 2019

Free Solo climber Alex Honnold's next summit? The rest of his life
The death-defying climber is used to putting his body on the line -- his exploits earned an Oscar. Now he ascends into his toughest challenge: domestic life.

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