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Aug 23, 2019

NBA, Kings close investigation of Walton
Investigators for the Sacramento Kings and NBA determined that, based on available evidence, there was "not a sufficient basis to support" the sexual assault allegations made against Kings head coach Luke Walton.

ESPN NBA
Aug 23, 2019

NBA, Kings close Walton sexual assault case
Investigators for the Sacramento Kings and NBA determined that, based on available evidence, there was "not a sufficient basis to support" the sexual assault allegations made against Kings head coach Luke Walton.

ESPN NBA
Aug 23, 2019

Preseason predictions: Who will be league's top rookie?
We polled the experts on the ESPN Forecast panel for their predictions heading into the 2019-20 NBA season.

ESPN NBA
Aug 22, 2019

Cavs owner Gilbert back home following stroke
Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has been home for nearly a week in Detroit as he continues to recover from a stroke suffered in May.

ESPN NBA
Aug 22, 2019

Gilgeous-Alexander: Not filling Westbrook's shoes
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is preparing to step into the point guard position Russell Westbrook held for 11 years for the Thunder. The second-year pro says if he sticks to his own game "everything else will take care of itself."

ESPN NBA
Aug 22, 2019

Cousy, 91, gets Presidential Medal of Freedom
Basketball legend Bob Cousy, the 91-year-old Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame member who played for the Celtics, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday.

ESPN NBA
Aug 22, 2019

Cousy, 91, to get Presidential Medal of Freedom
Basketball legend Bob Cousy, the 91-year-old Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame member who played for the Celtics, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday.

ESPN NBA
Aug 22, 2019

'Biggest night' for Aussie basketball falls flat
It was billed as the biggest night in Australian basketball history, but a variety of factors left most fans frustrated and let down.

ESPN NBA
Aug 22, 2019

Big questions, greatest edge for seven NBA title contenders
Our NBA experts dive into the title chances for the top seven contenders.

ESPN NBA
Aug 22, 2019

Memphis will hold pro day for NBA teams featuring potential lottery picks
The pro day, featuring James Wiseman and Precious Achiuwa, will have a similar format to the draft combine.

ESPN NBA
Aug 22, 2019

Walker lifts Team USA past Aussies in warm-up
Team USA beat Australia 102-86 in a World Cup warm-up game Thursday, lead by Kemba Walker's 23 points and Myles Turner's 15.

ESPN NBA
Aug 22, 2019

Pop's plans and more big Team USA takeaways
Which star has been most impressive in camp? Should Pop be worried about this roster? Those are among the biggest talking points ahead of Team USA's World Cup journey.

ESPN NBA
Aug 21, 2019

Zion filing vs. ex-agent alleges early recruitment
Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson filed additional amendments to a lawsuit that is attempting to enforce the termination of a signed agreement with a Florida marketing company.

ESPN NBA
Aug 21, 2019

Ray Lewis, Lamar Odom to compete on DWTS
Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis and former NBA player Lamar Odom are the only professional athletes on this season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

ESPN NBA
Aug 21, 2019

White: 'Blackballed' Melo left hanging by LeBron
Former NBA player Royce White, who now plays in the BIG3 league, wonders why LeBron James and the Lakers haven't signed Carmelo Anthony when they were looking for players to add to their roster.

ESPN NBA
Aug 21, 2019

Popovich: Aussies are 'huge threat' to Team USA
Team USA coach Gregg Popovich sees Australia as a "huge, huge threat" to the Americans' chances of winning a gold medal at the FIBA World Cup.

ESPN NBA
Aug 21, 2019

Debating the NBA's most overrated and underrated teams
What are the most surprising win totals and standings in the NBA summer forecast?

ESPN NBA
Aug 21, 2019

NBA preseason predictions: Our experts' picks for 2019-20
We polled the experts on the ESPN Forecast panel for their predictions heading into the 2019-20 NBA season.

ESPN NBA
Aug 21, 2019

Tat's life: Artist acquiesces, nixing Bird tattoos
A lawyer for former NBA star Larry Bird has asked an artist to remove certain tattoos from a large painting of Bird on an Indianapolis multifamily residence, which she has agreed to do.

ESPN NBA
Aug 21, 2019

Tat's life: Bird wants tattoos taken off Indy mural
A lawyer for former NBA star Larry Bird has asked an artist to remove certain tattoos from a large painting of Bird on an Indianapolis multifamily residence.

ESPN NBA
Aug 20, 2019

Lue agrees to deal with Clips to join Rivers' staff
Doc Rivers has remained close with Ty Lue, who was an assistant on Rivers' staff in Boston and with the Clippers.

ESPN NBA
Aug 20, 2019

Source: Lue agrees to deal with Clips to join staff
Doc Rivers has remained close with Ty Lue, who was an assistant on Rivers' staff in Boston and with the Clippers.

ESPN NBA
Aug 20, 2019

Sources: Lakers set workouts for Noah, Howard
The Lakers, trying to cobble together a center rotation in the wake of DeMarcus Cousins' knee injury, will evaluate Joakim Noah, Dwight Howard and Mo Speights, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Aug 20, 2019

The Sterling Affairs: Listen to the 30 for 30 five-part podcast series
When an audio recording of a racist rant by former Clippers owner Donald Sterling was leaked online in 2014, it caused an uproar that changed the NBA forever.

ESPN NBA
Aug 20, 2019

The Sterling Affairs: The tapes that took down a billionaire
When an audio recording of a racist rant by former Clippers owner Donald Sterling was leaked online in 2014, it caused an uproar that changed the NBA forever.

ESPN NBA
Aug 20, 2019

The inside story of the moment that changed the NBA forever
For four days, the Donald Sterling tapes threatened to shut down the 2014 NBA playoffs. Five years later, it remains one of the great what-ifs in league history.

ESPN NBA
Aug 19, 2019

Rookies see Reddish, not Zion, having best career
In the annual survey of rookies, only 5% of the Class of 2019 thought Zion Williamson would have the best NBA career. Cam Reddish was top vote-getter with 19%.

ESPN NBA
Aug 19, 2019

Howard bringing back golf with assist from Curry
Howard University is bringing back its golf teams for the first time in decades -- with a big assist from NBA star Stephen Curry.

ESPN NBA
Aug 19, 2019

Former Cavs coach Blatt has multiple sclerosis
David Blatt, the former coach of the Cavaliers, has announced he has multiple sclerosis. The 60-year-old is currently coach of Greek team Olympiakos.

ESPN NBA
Aug 19, 2019

Melbourne's growing NBA love affair
In a city where Aussie Rules football has always reigned supreme, a proud American sporting culture has somehow managed to entrench itself and is showing no sign of disappearing any time soon.

ESPN NBA
Aug 19, 2019

Baynes: Tatum, Brown to soon reach new heights
Aron Baynes is expecting two of his ex-teammates to take the NBA by storm in coming years but wants to assert his authority over them during this week's Australia vs. Team USA exhibition series.

ESPN NBA
Aug 18, 2019

Sources: Howard OK'd to speak with other teams
Dwight Howard's representatives have been given permission by the Grizzlies to speak to teams that might have interest in acquiring the center, including the Lakers, sources say.

ESPN NBA
Aug 18, 2019

Sources: Howard OK'd to talk with Lakers, others
Dwight Howard's representatives have been given permission by the Grizzlies to speak to teams that might have interest in acquiring the center, including the Lakers, sources say.

ESPN NBA
Aug 18, 2019

Pop's plans, scrimmage woes and more big Team USA takeaways
Which star has been most impressive in camp? Should Pop be worried about this roster? Brian Windhorst and Ohm Youngmisuk hit the biggest talking points ahead of Team USA's World Cup journey.

ESPN NBA
Aug 17, 2019

Who has the best kicks on Team USA?
Gregg Popovich has been described as the biggest star on Team USA, but how do his Nike Air Monarchs compare to Jayson Tatum's Jordan Jumpman Diamonds and the shoes of his teammates?

ESPN NBA
Aug 17, 2019

Kings' Fox leaves Team USA prior to Australia trip
Kings forward De'Aaron Fox, a strong candidate to make the final Team USA roster for the FIBA World Cup, has withdrawn from consideration. leaving just 13 players battling for 12 spots.

ESPN NBA
Aug 17, 2019

Barnes: New Team USA 'motivated' by skeptics
The remaining USA Basketball players are eager to prove they all belong after several of USA's biggest stars skipped the World Cup. "We're motivated more than anything to keep the gold standard going," Harrison Barnes said.

ESPN NBA
Aug 16, 2019

Filings suggest Nike paid in pursuit of players
Newly released emails and text messages in the case against attorney Michael Avenatti suggested that Nike officials were making under-the-table payments to handlers and families of top college basketball prospects.

ESPN NBA
Aug 16, 2019

Spurs to retire Parker's No. 9 jersey in November
Tony Parker will be the last San Antonio Spur to don the No. 9. Parker played 17 seasons and won four NBA titles with the Spurs.

ESPN NBA
Aug 16, 2019

Rockets' Tucker withdraws from Team USA camp
P.J. Tucker said he's twisted his left ankle twice during Team USA practices, and the Rockets forward thought it best to withdraw from consideration for the World Cup roster.

ESPN NBA
Aug 16, 2019

Morey: 'Factual' Harden a better scorer than MJ
Rockets GM Daryl Morey has always championed his players, and he's gone to a new extreme in praising James Harden, saying his star guard is a better scorer than Michael Jordan.

ESPN NBA
Aug 16, 2019

Prokhorov agrees to sell Nets, Barclays to Tsai
Joe Tsai, the co-founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, officially has agreed to purchase full interest of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center from Mikhail Prokhorov.

ESPN NBA
Aug 16, 2019

The Sterling Affairs -- A 30 for 30 podcast, how to listen
When an audio recording of a racist rant by former Clippers owner Donald Sterling was leaked online in 2014, it caused an uproar that changed the NBA forever.

ESPN NBA
Aug 16, 2019

The Sterling Affairs: A 30 for 30 podcast, how to listen
When an audio recording of a racist rant by former Clippers owner Donald Sterling was leaked online in 2014, it caused an uproar that changed the NBA forever.

ESPN NBA
Aug 15, 2019

Sources: Nets CEO out amid change in ownership
Longtime Nets CEO Brett Yormark has resigned, ending his tenure as a new ownership regime takes shape in Brooklyn, league sources confirmed.

ESPN NBA
Aug 15, 2019

Cousins injury left Draymond 'at a loss for words'
Draymond Green was at a total loss for words and didn't know what he could say to DeMarcus Cousins after the news of Cousins' crushing ACL injury.

ESPN NBA
Aug 15, 2019

Sources: Patterson, Clips agree to 1-year deal
Free-agent forward Patrick Patterson has agreed to a one-year, $2.3 million deal with the LA Clippers, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Aug 15, 2019

Agent: Cousins has torn ACL; may miss season
Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins has suffered a torn ACL to his left knee and could miss the entire season, his agent told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Aug 15, 2019

Sources: Lakers' Cousins has serious knee injury
Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins is awaiting further tests after suffering a serious injury from "bumping knees" with another player during workouts in Las Vegas, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Aug 15, 2019

Sources: Lakers' Cousins hurts knee, having tests
Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins will have further tests on his knee after he had to leave the court while working out in Las Vegas, league sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Aug 15, 2019

Sources: Lakers' Cousins seriously injures knee
Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins is awaiting further tests after suffering a serious injury from "bumping knees" with another player during workouts in Las Vegas, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Aug 15, 2019

Avenatti filing: Nike OK'd payments to Zion, more
Attorneys representing Michael Avenatti filed a motion Wednesday that alleges a Nike employee at least approved payments to former Duke star Zion Williamson and ex-Indiana star Romeo Langford when they were still in high school in February 2017.

ESPN NBA
Aug 14, 2019

Fox's quickness impresses Team USA veterans
Point guard De'Aaron Fox said he's probably gotten faster and that's caught the attention of veteran Kemba Walker who says Fox's "quickness is crazy." Fox is vying for a spot with the senior team as USA Basketball prepares for the FIBA World Cup.

ESPN NBA
Aug 14, 2019

Popovich adds new chapter to coaching legacy
Andrew Gaze says Gregg Popovich's influence on international basketball -- as well as the NBA -- will be one of his lasting legacies as 'Pop' prepares Team USA for its series against the Boomers ahead of the FIBA World Cup.

ESPN NBA
Aug 14, 2019

LeBron dedicates court at I Promise School
Joined by his close friends and former teammates from nearby St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, LeBron James helped unveil a multicolored outdoor court at the I Promise School he founded in Akron, Ohio.

ESPN NBA
Aug 14, 2019

Source: Lue near deal to join Clippers' staff
Former Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is close to a deal to reunite with Doc Rivers as a top assistant on the Clippers' staff, a source confirmed to ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Aug 14, 2019

Green: Talk of Warriors missing playoffs is 'crazy'
In an interview with ESPN's Rachel Nichols on The Jump, Draymond Green said talk of the Warriors not making the playoffs is "crazy to me ... that's total disrespect."

ESPN NBA
Aug 14, 2019

Sources: Tsai near deal for full ownership of Nets
Joseph Tsai is close to a deal to purchase the remaining 51 percent of the Nets from Mikhail Prokhorov for $1.35 billion, sources told ESPN. That would peg his total cost for the team at a record $2.35 billion.

ESPN NBA
Aug 14, 2019

Former All-Star Jamison joins Wizards' front office
Former Wizards All-Star Antawn Jamison is joining the team's front office as director of pro personnel.

ESPN NBA
Aug 14, 2019

Popovich: Kaepernick did 'a very patriotic thing'
Team USA coach Gregg Popovich praised former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Tuesday, saying that his act of bringing light to social justice and racial inequality in the country was "a very patriotic thing."

ESPN NBA
Aug 13, 2019

Source: Olynyk (knee) to miss WC for Canada
Heat forward Kelly Olynyk will miss the FIBA World Cup for Canada after suffering a knee injury last week.

ESPN NBA
Aug 13, 2019

Draymond Green missed being the underdog
In an interview with Rachel Nichols, Draymond Green discusses his new contract and what's next for the Warriors.

ESPN NBA
Aug 13, 2019

Zion, top rookies discuss first dunk, swapping jerseys and Vinsanity
Jaxson Hayes wants to swap jerseys with LeBron. Coby White wants to learn to play the piano. Cam Reddish is looking forward to facing Kevin Durant. Get to know the NBA's top rookies beyond the X's and O's.

ESPN NBA
Aug 13, 2019

Raptors' Lowry (thumb) pulls out of World Cup
Kyle Lowry of the NBA champion Toronto Raptors says his surgically repaired thumb has not recovered sufficiently enough to allow him to participate with USA Basketball in camp for the FIBA World Cup, and he is withdrawing from consideration for the team.

ESPN NBA
Aug 12, 2019

Wiz first-rounder Hachimura scores 35 for Japan
Rui Hachimura helped lead Japan to a 99-89 win over New Zealand in a World Cup warm-up game.

ESPN NBA
Aug 12, 2019

Ex-NBAer Telfair sentenced to 3.5 years in prison
Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for illegal gun possession, Brooklyn's district attorney announced Monday.

ESPN NBA
Aug 12, 2019

The best and most surprising Christmas Day matchups
Our NBA experts answer the big questions about the five 2019 Christmas Day games.

ESPN NBA
Aug 12, 2019

Reunions, Zion and Hollywood drama: Every game we can't wait to see
Mark your calendars, because the full NBA schedule has been unveiled. Here are our can't-miss games for 2019-20.

ESPN NBA
Aug 12, 2019

NBA releases schedule: Kawhi in Toronto Dec. 11
The 2019-20 NBA schedule was unveiled Monday and Kawhi Leonard will make his return to Toronto on Dec. 11 as the LA Clippers visit the defending champion Raptors.

ESPN NBA
Aug 12, 2019

NCAA amends 'Rich Paul Rule' amid blowback
The NCAA has amended its certification process for agents representing basketball players who are deciding whether to stay in school or explore the NBA draft and will no longer require them to have a bachelor's degree.

ESPN NBA
Aug 12, 2019

Paul concerned about impact of 'Rich Paul Rule'
Rich Paul, founder and CEO of Klutch Sports Group, said that while it's "flattering" that the NCAA's new agent provisions are being called the "Rich Paul Rule," he's more concerned about the greater impact the new criteria will have.

ESPN NBA
Aug 11, 2019

Bagley withdraws from Team USA consideration
Kings forward Marvin Bagley III has pulled out of the competition for a Team USA roster spot ahead of the FIBA World Cup.

ESPN NBA
Aug 10, 2019

USA scrimmages to finish Vegas World Cup camp
USA Basketball held its Blue-White game to wrap up a week of training camp in Las Vegas, and the Blue squad -- the national team candidates, for the most part -- had little trouble in beating the White squad.

ESPN NBA
Aug 10, 2019

Team USA cuts Young, Adebayo after scrimmage
Following an exhibition game against the younger Select Team on Friday night, Team USA announced Thaddeus Young and Bam Adebayo were cut from the senior roster, while Select Team members Derrick White and Marvin Bagley III were promoted.

ESPN NBA
Aug 08, 2019

Olynyk has bruised knee, likely for World Cup
Team Canada forward/center Kelly Olynyk only suffered a bruised knee after slipping and falling during an exhibition, and he will miss a week. He's expected to return for the FIBA World Cup.

ESPN NBA
Aug 08, 2019

What is Gregg Popovich doing coaching Team USA?
The Spurs coach doesn't have anything to prove. So why is he sweating out practices in the desert with an undermanned Team USA squad?

ESPN NBA
Aug 08, 2019

Kuzma: I'm 'capable' of being Lakers' third star
Forward Kyle Kuzma believes he's ready to make the leap in his third season with the Lakers and says he doesn't see why he couldn't be the team's third star along with LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

ESPN NBA
Aug 08, 2019

Olynyk to have X-rays for apparent knee injury
Miami's Kelly Olynyk appeared to hurt his knee after slipping and falling during Canada's win over Nigeria in a FIBA exhibition game and will get X-rays, coach Nick Nurse said.

ESPN NBA
Aug 07, 2019

Durant: Warriors not to blame for Achilles injury
Kevin Durant says he does not hold the Warriors accountable for the ruptured Achilles tendon he suffered in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in June.

ESPN NBA
Aug 07, 2019

Team USA's green monster: A Boston quartet could take on the world
Kemba Walker and his new teammates are taking advantage of Team USA training camp to build chemistry and usher in a new era in Boston.

ESPN NBA
Aug 06, 2019

Kerr, Popovich criticize politicians over gun control
USA Basketball coaches Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich were both critical of lawmakers on Tuesday for not doing enough on gun control.

ESPN NBA
Aug 06, 2019

NCAA issues rules for agents of NBA hopefuls
A memo, obtained by ESPN, says agents of NCAA players wanting to test the NBA draft waters must have a bachelor's degree, three years of NBPA certification and liability insurance.

ESPN NBA
Aug 06, 2019

NCAA issues rules for agents; LeBron responds
A memo, obtained by ESPN, says agents of NCAA players wanting to test the NBA draft waters must have a bachelor's degree, three years of NBPA certification and liability insurance.

ESPN NBA
Aug 06, 2019

An intern no more, Darius Bazley is ready for the NBA challenge
After a year in a unique role with New Balance, the Oklahoma City Thunder forward is ready for the transition to the NBA, and ready to help anyone who wants to follow his path.

ESPN NBA
Aug 06, 2019

Meet this summer's most coveted sneaker free agents
Luka Doncic, P.J. Tucker and Devin Booker lead a veteran class that is expected to draw interest from a number of different brands.

ESPN NBA
Aug 06, 2019

'HeatLifer' Haslem, 39, returns for 17th season
Udonis Haslem is returning to the Miami Heat for his 17th NBA season.

ESPN NBA
Aug 06, 2019

76ers' Simmons felt 'singled out' entering casino
Ben Simmons said he posted a video on social media because he felt "singled out" after being asked for ID at a casino in Australia, while the casino said it does routine ID checks on anybody who appeared to be younger than 25.

ESPN NBA
Aug 06, 2019

Kemba on Team USA dropouts: 'It's our chance'
Kemba Walker, Donovan Mitchell and the other 13 players in attendance at Team USA training camp are excited to be able to represent their country at the World Cup.

ESPN NBA
Aug 05, 2019

Lowry 'happy' for Kawhi, hopes to stay in Toronto
Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry said he told Kawhi Leonard, "I'm happy for you," when the reigning Finals MVP reached out to say he was leaving Toronto to join the Clippers.

ESPN NBA
Aug 05, 2019

Pop, Kerr: Team USA must set example of unity
"It's our responsibility to not only be the best team we can be, but also conduct ourselves with the USA on our shirt," Gregg Popovich said on Monday.

ESPN NBA
Aug 05, 2019

Popovich, Kerr preach unity at Team USA practice
"It's our responsibility to not only be the best team we can be, but also conduct ourselves with the USA on our shirt," Gregg Popovich said on Monday.

ESPN NBA
Aug 05, 2019

Source: Carter, 42, to play final season for Hawks
Free agent Vince Carter, 42, has agreed to a one-year contract to return to the Atlanta Hawks for his 22nd and final NBA season, league sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Aug 05, 2019

Grizzlies make Ivey NBA's 9th female assistant
The Memphis Grizzlies have hired former Notre Dame women's associate head coach Niele Ivey as one of the new assistants on Taylor Jenkins' staff.

ESPN NBA
Aug 05, 2019

Source: Green has option, Steph and Klay don't
The Warriors' new extension with Draymond Green features a fourth-year option, a source told ESPN, something the franchise has not afforded fellow cornerstones Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.

ESPN NBA
Aug 05, 2019

Source: Green's new deal includes trade kicker
The Warriors' new extension with Draymond Green features a trade kicker, a source told ESPN, something the franchise has only given to fellow cornerstones Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.

ESPN NBA
Aug 05, 2019

Which sneakers will this year's top NBA rookies be wearing?
Jordan Brand landed the biggest star, Zion Williamson, but it was Nike that came away with the deepest roster of rookies this summer.

ESPN NBA
Aug 04, 2019

Colangelo not worried about USA's Cup chances
After a widely unpredictable process to get the team to training-camp, USA Basketball managing direction Jerry Colangelo is not worried about the team's chances in the World Cup.

ESPN NBA
Aug 04, 2019

Colangelo not worried about USA's WC chances
After a widely unpredictable process to get the team to training camp, USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo is not worried about the team's chances in the World Cup.

ESPN NBA
Aug 03, 2019

Green, Warriors reach 4-year, $100M extension
Draymond Green's new agreed-to contract, which starts with the 2020-21 season, brings the total length and value of his deal with the Warriors to five years, $118 million.

ESPN NBA
Aug 03, 2019

Green, Warriors reach four-year max extension
Draymond Green's new agreed-to contract, which starts with the 2020-21 season, brings the total length and value of his deal with the Warriors to five years, $118 million.

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