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Feb 20, 2018

Sources: Hornets eye Kupchak for front office
After declining to offer general manager Rich Cho a new contract, Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan is planning to target former Los Angeles Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak for a high-ranking role in the organization, league sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Feb 20, 2018

Sources: Hornets unlikely to retain GM Cho
The Charlotte Hornets are unlikely to bring back general manager Rich Cho on a new contract next season, league sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Feb 20, 2018

Power Rankings: First-place Rockets, rolling Raps and all that Jazz
Can Houston keep the No. 1 seed away from Golden State? Is Utah's 11-game run for real? Kevin Arnovitz takes the temperature of all 30 teams as the season approaches the playoff push.

ESPN NBA
Feb 20, 2018

Mavs' Cuban: 'Losing our best option' in '17-18
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban may not like tanking, but he understands it's the best option for Dallas (18-40) to keep losing to finish this season.

ESPN NBA
Feb 19, 2018

Tiago Splitter announces retirement from NBA
Tiago Splitter -- who has battled a hip injury for two years -- says he has officially retired from the NBA. Splitter won a title with the Spurs in 2014.

ESPN NBA
Feb 19, 2018

2018 NBA All-Star Game ratings down slightly
Television ratings for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game on TNT were down slightly from last year, Turner Sports announced on Monday.

ESPN NBA
Feb 19, 2018

Fergie: anthem 'didn't strike the intended tone'
Fergie, in a statement released Monday, says her rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Sunday's NBA All-Star Game "didn't strike the intended tone."

ESPN NBA
Feb 19, 2018

Confidential: NBA pros dish on the 2018 summer of LeBron, DeMarcus and OKC
We surveyed 48 NBA pros to get their free-agency takes on LeBron, DeMarcus and more.

ESPN NBA
Feb 19, 2018

Destination LeBron: Where could King James land this summer?
LeBron James is set to be a free agent, and his decision on where to play next season could shake up the NBA once again. So where will the King find his throne? We look at the most likely options.

ESPN NBA
Feb 19, 2018

Fergie's national anthem confuses, amuses
Fergie's slow, bluesy rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Sunday before the 67th edition of the NBA's annual showcase wasn't particularly well received at Staples Center or on social media.

ESPN NBA
Feb 19, 2018

LeBron James leads an All-Star Game that needed a comeback
A new format gave the All-Star Game a fresh chapter, and LeBron served as the weekend's top character.

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Feb 19, 2018

Team LeBron earns high marks after All-Star rally
Kevin Pelton grades the grand finale of All-Star Weekend, which featured never-before-seen lineups, a fourth-quarter comeback, and game-saving defense.

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Feb 19, 2018

Silver happy with All-Star, says TV draft likely
NBA commissioner Adam Silver says he believes next year's All-Star player draft will be televised.

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Feb 19, 2018

Silver happy with the ASG, says TV draft likely
NBA commissioner Adam Silver says he believes that next year's All-Star player draft will be televised.

ESPN NBA
Feb 18, 2018

LeBron lifts team to All-Star win, captures MVP
James scored 29 points and was selected MVP of the NBA All-Star Game for the third time after leading "Team LeBron" to a win over "Team Stephen" at Staples Center.

ESPN NBA
Feb 18, 2018

The dire diagnosis of Tiny Archibald is a bitter pill -- and a prescription for the future of NBA stars
Former NBA stars are dying young at an alarming rate. This is the story of how today's stars are trying to change that.

ESPN NBA
Feb 18, 2018

Skills, thrills and windmills -- what an All-Star Saturday Night it was!
Spencer Dinwiddie showed remarkable skills, Devin Booker showed remarkable range and Donovan Mitchell showed remarkable ability to pay homage to his dunking forefathers. And we have the pictures to prove it.

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Feb 18, 2018

Sixers' Redick criticized for racial slur
Sixers guard JJ Redick is being criticized for using a racial slur in a video for Chinese New Year.

ESPN NBA
Feb 18, 2018

Sixers' Redick is criticized for racial slur
Sixers guard JJ Redick is being criticized for using a racial slur in a video for Chinese New Year.

ESPN NBA
Feb 18, 2018

Redick apologizes for slur, was 'tongue-tied'
After being criticized for using a racial slur in a video for Chinese New Year, Sixers guard JJ Redick offered an explanation in a tweet Sunday evening, writing that his words "came out the wrong way" after he changed his greeting midsentence.

ESPN NBA
Feb 18, 2018

NBA Power Rankings: First-place Rockets, rolling Raps and all that Jazz
Can Houston keep the No. 1 seed away from Golden State? Is Utah's 11-game run for real? Kevin Arnovitz takes the temperature of all 30 teams as the season approaches the playoff push.

ESPN NBA
Feb 18, 2018

How Goran Dragic went from national hero to first-time All-Star
After 714 NBA games, 145 international league contests and 91 FIBA matches, Goran Dragic's whirlwind career has finally reached stability.

ESPN NBA
Feb 18, 2018

Victor Oladipo and the Pacers are proving everyone wrong
How a summer trade that was heavily criticized has given life to Indiana.

ESPN NBA
Feb 18, 2018

Follow live: Team Steph takes on Team LeBron
Steph Curry leads his squad against LeBron James & Co. in the 67th NBA All-Star Game.

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Feb 18, 2018

How to fix the All-Star Game? Our experts have the answer!
We get it. It's an exhibition game. That's fine. We don't want injuries either. But is it too much to want some reasonably watchable basketball? We asked five of our NBA experts to dish on how to amp up the Sunday-night snoozer.

ESPN NBA
Feb 18, 2018

How the Greek Freak's hustle shapes his story
Giannis Antetokounmpo has made it as the face of an NBA franchise and an international superstar. But he won't forget where he came from as he journeys through stardom.

ESPN NBA
Feb 17, 2018

Mitchell leads the class in throwback dunk contest
Kevin Pelton slams out grades for every player in the slam dunk contest.

ESPN NBA
Feb 17, 2018

Silver floats possible playoff format change
In musing possible NBA postseason playoff format change, Adam Silver offered a compromise: both the Eastern and Western conferences still send eight teams apiece, but 1-16 seeding would mean the best two teams, regardless of conference, make the final.

ESPN NBA
Feb 17, 2018

Sunburn: Booker's hot shooting leads 3-point grades
Kevin Pelton's grades for every player in the 3-point contest were all over the chart.

ESPN NBA
Feb 17, 2018

Dinwiddie shows the guards have the top skills again
Kevin Pelton dribbles, shoots, and dishes out grades for every player in the Skills Competition.

ESPN NBA
Feb 17, 2018

NBA players, officials meet, discuss tension
A small group of NBA players and officials met on Saturday to address this season's escalating tension between players and referees, agreeing to establish direct communication and be respectful.

ESPN NBA
Feb 17, 2018

Giannis' second All-Star week beyond his dreams
Milwaukee Bucks phenom Giannis Antetokounmpo talks leadership and being an All-Star ahead of his second consecutive All-Star Game appearance.

ESPN NBA
Feb 17, 2018

Lakers' Channing Frye gets appendix removed
Lakers forward Channing Frye underwent an appendectomy on Friday in Cleveland, joking on Twitter he would be able to dunk "at least" three times a month with it removed.

ESPN NBA
Feb 17, 2018

'We want Paul!' chants for Paul George in L.A.
Fans chanted "We want Paul" when Paul George, who grew up near Los Angeles, arrived at Staples Center. George was evasive when asked if he'd play for the Lakers next season.

ESPN NBA
Feb 17, 2018

'We want Paul!' chants for Paul George in LA
Fans chanted "We want Paul" when Paul George, who grew up near Los Angeles, arrived at the Staples Center. George was evasive when asked if he'd play for the Lakers next season.

ESPN NBA
Feb 17, 2018

LeBron doubles down on talking social issues
LeBron James made his first public comments Saturday since Fox News host Laura Ingraham criticized the Cavaliers star for speaking out on the state of race relations in America and his view of the leadership in the White House.

ESPN NBA
Feb 17, 2018

Nash, Kidd, Allen among 2018 HOF finalists
Steve Nash, fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among the 13 finalists for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

ESPN NBA
Feb 17, 2018

ESPN's Burke to receive Naismith media award
ESPN analyst Doris Burke and photographer Andy Bernstein are being honored with the 2018 Curt Gowdy Media Award for making a "significant contribution to the game of basketball."

ESPN NBA
Feb 17, 2018

Follow live: All-Star Saturday night
NBA superstars showcase their talents in Saturday's skills, 3-point and dunk contests. Follow along for live updates from Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Feb 17, 2018

Michael Jordan's 55th birthday in 23 outstanding stats
The GOAT Michael Jordan turns 55 on Saturday. And in honor of No. 23, here are 23 things you might not know about His Airness.

ESPN NBA
Feb 17, 2018

Kings of the World, and the rest of the Rising Stars grades
Kevin Pelton dishes out grades for every player in the World Team's dominant victory over Team USA in Friday's tipoff to All-Star Weekend.

ESPN NBA
Feb 17, 2018

LeBron's reminder: 'I am more than an athlete'
LeBron James opined recently on the state of race relations in America and his view of the leadership in Washington, and he was taken to task for those stances by a Fox News host. He replied with an image on Instagram.

ESPN NBA
Feb 16, 2018

Ben Simmons shows off versatility in Rising Stars Challenge
Kevin Pelton dishes out grades for every player in the World Team's dominant victory in Friday's tipoff to All-Star Weekend.

ESPN NBA
Feb 16, 2018

Kyrie on Hayward: "I miss him so much"
Boston Celtics All-Star Kyrie Irving envisions a future where Brad Stevens is coaching him and a fully healthy Gordon Hayward -- even if it's not this season.

ESPN NBA
Feb 16, 2018

Sources: Aldridge, Horford went last in AS draft
Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge was the last player chosen by Team LeBron, and Celtics forward Al Horford was the last pick by Team Stephen.

ESPN NBA
Feb 16, 2018

Love confident: 'I'll fit in when I come back'
Kevin Love his return in a month or so for a Cavs team that has found "joy" again won't pose a problem with its newfound chemistry.

ESPN NBA
Feb 16, 2018

Ticket prices soar for NBA All-Star Game
NBA All-Star Game tickets are the most expensive in at least a decade on the resale market.

ESPN NBA
Feb 16, 2018

Kobe: Only 'special' can handle Lakers legacy
Kobe Bryant told ESPN's Jalen Rose that it takes a special kind of player to want to play for the Lakers franchise, and that if he has to persuade anyone to uphold the Lakers' standard, that player should go someplace else.

ESPN NBA
Feb 16, 2018

Kobe: Only 'special' players can be on Lakers
Kobe Bryant told ESPN's Jalen Rose that it takes a special kind of player to want to play for the Lakers franchise, and that if he has to persuade anyone to uphold the Lakers' standard, that player should go someplace else.

ESPN NBA
Feb 16, 2018

Kobe: Only the special can handle Lakers legacy
Kobe Bryant told ESPN's Jalen Rose that it takes a special kind of player to want to play for the Lakers franchise, and that if he has to convince anyone to uphold the Lakers' standard, that player should go someplace else.

ESPN NBA
Feb 16, 2018

Kobe: Only the special can handle Lakers' legacy
Kobe Bryant told ESPN's Jalen Rose that it takes a special kind of player to want to play for the Lakers franchise, and that if he has to persuade anyone to uphold the Lakers' standard, that player should go someplace else.

ESPN NBA
Feb 16, 2018

Best moments from Friday of NBA All-Star Weekend
Follow along with the Friday night festivities from Los Angeles, including the celebrity game and the Rising Stars Challenge.

ESPN NBA
Feb 16, 2018

Giannis: I want to work with Kobe this summer
In an effort to advance his game, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo hopes to learn from NBA legend Kobe Bryant.

ESPN NBA
Feb 16, 2018

Can you draft an All-Star champ? Assemble your own superstar roster
Assume the role of All-Star captain, assemble your team and choose a coaching style. Do you have what it takes to defeat Team LeBron or Team Stephen?

ESPN NBA
Feb 16, 2018

Viewers' guide to All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles
All-Star Weekend 2018 is upon us, and we've got you covered with everything to watch. From the celebrity game to the All-Star Game on Sunday, here's a viewers' and visitors' guide to all the happenings in La La Land.

ESPN NBA
Feb 16, 2018

Experts' picks for every All-Star Weekend event
Team Stephen or Team LeBron? Which young dunker will take the crown? All-Star 2018 is here, and our team is making its picks for the action in Los Angeles.

ESPN NBA
Feb 16, 2018

DeMar DeRozan is no stranger to pain
The Raptors guard returns to his L.A. roots for All-Star Weekend, but this isn't a homecoming for him.

ESPN NBA
Feb 15, 2018

Timberwolves honor Flip Saunders with banner
Family members and former Timberwolves players joined the current squad to honor Flip Saunders, the team's former coach and executive who died in 2015 of Hodgkin lymphoma.

ESPN NBA
Feb 15, 2018

Cavs owner's son recovering after brain surgery
Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said that while hurdles remain, his son Nick is recovering well from brain surgery this week.

ESPN NBA
Feb 15, 2018

Lowe's 10 things: The epic NBA tank battle is coming
This week's highlights include James Harden's defense, Jaylen Brown, a gorgeous Nuggets play and bad teams being very bad.

ESPN NBA
Feb 15, 2018

LeBron, KD: Much to do to ease racial tensions
LeBron James and Kevin Durant spoke about challenges the country faces in overcoming the racial divide, with James pointing to the ugly incident last year when racist graffiti was found on the gate of his home in Los Angeles.

ESPN NBA
Feb 15, 2018

Silver on Magic, $50K fine: Message was clear
Adam Silver, in a studio interview with ESPN's The Jump, said Magic Johnson had breached a simple rule about discussing other teams' players and that it wasn't "that big a deal."

ESPN NBA
Feb 15, 2018

Lonzo is no longer the Lakers' savior - because they no longer need one
Last year, the Lakers went all-in on Lonzo Ball -- and all that came with him, including his outspoken father, LaVar. Now, with Lonzo sidelined and LaVar across the globe, the Lakers are finding their way on the court, with or without them.

ESPN NBA
Feb 15, 2018

Follow live: Lakers, Timberwolves seek momentum heading into break
Recent stumbles have slowed down the Lakers and Wolves, and the teams meet Wednesday with each looking to enter the All-Star break on a high note.

ESPN NBA
Feb 15, 2018

Carter, who helped bring NBA to Dallas, dies
Don Carter, the owner who was instrumental in bringing the NBA to Dallas with the expansion Mavericks in 1980, has died. He was 84.

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