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Mon Jan 2700:37In appreciation: Kobe Bryant, a life defined by hard workKobe BryantFree Agent
LeBron JamesPGLakersFree Agent
It was April 14, 2016. It was the first full day of Kobe Bryant’s new chapter as a retired NBA player. All he had done the night before was score a mind-boggling 60 points in his farewell game, not getting out of Staples Center until around midnight.His staff at Kobe, Inc. were certain they would beat their boss to the office that morning.They were wrong. He beat everyone there by two hours. “We have a lot of work to do,” Bryant told them.Even in retirement, Bryant found no substitute for hard work.Kobe Bean Bryant was many things: one of the greatest players in basketball history, a five-time NBA champion, Olympic gold medalist, a fluent speaker of multiple languages, a resident of the world, an Oscar winner, the self-described Black Mamba that started as a nickname and became his brand, someone so good he had two numbers retired by the Los Angeles Lakers.And he never stopped. Basketball was his obsession for 20 years in the NBA. Storytelling was the obsession for the rest of hi... [More]
Mon Jan 2700:07In appreciation: Kobe Bryant, a life defined by hard workKobe BryantFree Agent
LeBron JamesPGLakersFree Agent
It was April 14, 2016. It was the first full day of Kobe Bryant’s new chapter as a retired NBA player. All he had done the night before was score a mind-boggling 60 points in his farewell game, not getting out of Staples Center until around midnight.His staff at Kobe, Inc. were certain they would beat their boss to the office that morning.They were wrong. He beat everyone there by two hours. “We have a lot of work to do,” Bryant told them.Even in retirement, Bryant found no substitute for hard work.Kobe Bean Bryant was many things: one of the greatest players in basketball history, a five-time NBA champion, Olympic gold medalist, a fluent speaker of multiple languages, a resident of the world, an Oscar winner, the self-described Black Mamba that started as a nickname and became his brand, someone so good he had two numbers retired by the Los Angeles Lakers.And he never stopped. Basketball was his obsession for 20 years in the NBA. Storytelling was the obsession for the rest of hi... [More]
Sun Jan 2622:07Kobe Bryant's death leaves NBA players, others in shockKobe BryantFree Agent
Pau GasolCTrailblazersFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Kobe Bryant authored some of his most memorable moments at Madison Square Garden and made himself a centerpiece of the Lakers-Celtics rivalry.Bryant was remembered for that and so much more Sunday after the five-time NBA champion, his teenage daughter and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash.Tributes poured in from around the basketball, entertainment and political worlds. Players and teams who competed with and against Bryant struggled their way through the games that were scheduled, unable to summon his intense competitive spirit.“We laughed and joked about the Mamba mentality. We're all going to need it right now," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said through tears before his team played in Orlando.Madison Square Garden was lit up in the Lakers' gold and purple colors for the game between the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Nets star Kyrie Irving didn't play, leaving the arena after hearing of Bryant's death.The 18-time All-Star made his first All-Star ap... [More]
Sun Jan 2619:37Kobe Bryant's death leaves NBA players, others in shockKobe BryantFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGNetsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Kobe Bryant authored some of his most memorable moments at Madison Square Garden and made himself a centerpiece of the Lakers-Celtics rivalry.Bryant was remembered for that and so much more Sunday after the five-time NBA champion, his teenage daughter and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash.Tributes poured in from around the basketball, entertainment and political worlds. Players and teams who competed with and against Bryant struggled their way through the games that were scheduled, unable to summon his intense competitive spirit.“We laughed and joked about the Mamba mentality. We're all going to need it right now," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said through tears before his team played in Orlando.Madison Square Garden was lit up in the Lakers' gold and purple colors for the game between the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Nets star Kyrie Irving didn't play, leaving the arena after hearing of Bryant's death.The 18-time All-Star made his first All-Star ap... [More]
Sun Jan 2617:26Kobe Bryant's death leaves NBA players, others in shockKobe BryantFree Agent
Fred VanVleetSGRaptorsFree Agent
NBA players, coaches, entertainers and politicians took to social media and other outlets Sunday to express their shock and sadness over the helicopter crash that took the life of former basketball great Kobe Bryant, an 18-time All-Star and five-time NBA champion.Pau Gasol, a former teammate of Bryant's with the Lakers, tweeted, “Beyond devastated... my big brother... I can’t, I just can’t believe it.”Philadelphia 76ers center Joe Embiid said that he started playing basketball after watching Bryant in the 2010 NBA Finals.“I had never watched ball before that and that finals was the turning point of my life,” Embiid wrote on Twitter. "I WANTED TO BE LIKE KOBE. I’m so FREAKING SAD right now!!!!”Bryant was 41.Former Lakers star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar tweeted that “Most people will remember Kobe as the magnificent athlete who inspired a whole generation of basketball players. But I will always remember him as a man who was much more than an athlete.”And former Chicago Bull... [More]
Sun Jan 2614:36James Harden sits against Nuggets with bruised left thighJames HardenSGRocketsFree Agent
Karl-Anthony TownsCTimberwolvesFree Agent
Russell WestbrookPGRocketsFree Agent
DENVER (AP) — Houston Rockets star James Harden will miss the game Sunday against the Denver Nuggets with a bruised left thigh.This marks the second game Harden has missed this season. He also sat out a loss in New Orleans on Dec. 29.The NBA scoring leader left Friday's game in Minnesota during the third quarter after taking a knee from Karl-Anthony Towns to his thigh. Although limping, Harden returned in the fourth.Harden is averaging 36.1 points this season and has scored 40 or more points 16 times. The Rockets are 14-2 when he does. Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni listed Harden as doubtful for the game Monday in Utah. D'Antoni also added that Russell Westbrook will sit that game out as well. ___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sun Jan 2614:27Waiters takes blame for the issues that led to suspensionsJimmy ButlerSFHeatFree Agent
Goran DragicPGHeatFree Agent
Kendrick NunnPGHeatFree Agent
Dion WaitersSGHeatFree Agent
Justise WinslowPGHeatFree Agent
MIAMI (AP) — Dion Waiters spoke about his issues for the first time in months Sunday, accepting responsibility for the matters that led him to being suspended by the Miami Heat on three separate occasions already this season.Waiters didn’t specifically address any incidents, including his decision to take cannabis-infused gummies on the team plane and needing emergency medical attention when that flight landed in Los Angeles. That led to a 10-game suspension in November; his other banishments were for the season opener after complaining about playing time, then a two-week one in December for continued violations of team policy.“I’m a grown man. I don’t point fingers. I’m could easily say this and that, but at the end of the day, it’s me,” Waiters said. “I made immature decisions. So, you know, I take full responsibility.”Waiters finally made his season debut for Miami on Friday, scoring 14 points in a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Miami plays again Monday agains... [More]
Sat Jan 2522:57LeBron James passes Kobe Bryant for 3rd on NBA scoring listKobe BryantFree Agent
LeBron JamesPGLakersFree Agent
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — LeBron James moved past Kobe Bryant for third place on the NBA's career scoring list, getting the milestone on a driving layup against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.The Los Angeles Lakers star scored the basket with 7:23 left in the third quarter and he waved to a Sixers crowd that gave him a rousing standing ovation when the mark was announced by the public address announcer. The basket gave him 33,644 points.“Continuing to move the game forward @KingJames. Much respect my brother ???? #33644,” Bryant tweeted.James entered 18 points shy of passing Bryant on the list and couldn't quite get there in the first half. He scored six points in the first quarter but had four turnovers that included an errant pass into the seats. He opened the second quarter with a layup, and then went to the free throw line for his next four points, giving him 12.He finished the first half 3 for 7 from the floor, missed all three 3s, had five turnovers and three fouls for ... [More]
Sat Jan 2514:37Mavs complete trade to acquire Cauley-Stein from WarriorsWillie Cauley-SteinCMavericksFree Agent
Luka DoncicSGMavericksFree Agent
Justin PattonCThunderFree Agent
Kristaps PorzingisPFMavericksFree Agent
Dwight PowellCMavericksFree Agent
Rajon RondoPGLakersFree Agent
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks completed a trade Saturday to acquire 7-foot center Willie Cauley-Stein from Golden State for a second-round draft pick this year.The Mavericks needed help on their front line after starting center Dwight Powell tore his right Achilles tendon, ending his season.The Warriors will get Utah's second-round pick. Dallas acquired that selection in a draft-day trade with Detroit last year. To make room for Cauley-Stein, the Mavericks waived Justin Patton, who was acquired in a trade with Oklahoma City on Friday, the same day Dallas agreed to the deal with Golden State.Cauley-Stein missed all of training camp and the exhibition games because of a left foot injury. He is averaging 7.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists and a team-leading 1.22 blocks in 41 games with 37 starts for the Warriors. He has scored in double figures 17 times.The No. 6 pick in the 2015 draft, Cauley-Stein averaged 10.1 points and 6.4 rebounds with the Sacramento Kings during the 2018-... [More]
Fri Jan 2422:57AP sources: Mavs set to acquire Cauley-Stein from WarriorsWillie Cauley-SteinCMavericksFree Agent
Marquese ChrissPFWarriorsFree Agent
Luka DoncicSGMavericksFree Agent
Justin PattonCThunderFree Agent
Kristaps PorzingisPFMavericksFree Agent
Dwight PowellCMavericksFree Agent
Isaiah RobyPFThunderFree Agent
Rajon RondoPGLakersFree Agent
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks didn’t take long to settle on a plan to fill a big void created by a season-ending injury to center Dwight Powell.The Mavericks are set to acquire Willie Cauley-Stein from the Golden State Warriors for a second-round pick in this year’s draft, three people with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.Two of the people said Dallas intends to make room for Cauley-Stein on the roster by waiving Justin Patton, acquired in a separate trade with Oklahoma City. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the Cauley-Stein deal can’t be finalized until Patton is waived.The Mavericks made the moves three days after Powell, their starting center, tore his right Achilles tendon against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Thunder sent cash along with Patton to Dallas for rookie Isaiah Roby. The 7-foot Cauley-Stein, who missed all of training camp and the exhibition games because of a left foot injury, is averaging 7.9 points, 6.2 rebound... [More]
Fri Jan 2419:56AP Source: Warriors close to trading Cauley-Stein to DallasWillie Cauley-SteinCMavericksFree Agent
Justin PattonCThunderFree Agent
Dwight PowellCMavericksFree Agent
Isaiah RobyPFThunderFree Agent
DALLAS (AP) — The Golden State Warriors were working Friday to finalize a trade to send center Willie Cauley-Stein to the Dallas Mavericks for a second-round draft pick this summer.A person with direct knowledge of the trade discussions confirmed the swap of Cauley-Stein was in the works and anticipated it would be completed soon, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been finalized.The Mavericks also made a roster-clearing move by trading rookie Isaiah Roby to Oklahoma City for Justin Patton and cash. A person with direct knowledge of the deal said Dallas was planning to waive Patton. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no decision on Patton had been announced.Dallas had a sudden need for a big man after starting center Dwight Powell tore his right Achilles tendon in a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night.The 7-foot Cauley-Stein, who missed all of training camp and the exhibition games because of a left foot injury, is averaging 7.9 ... [More]
Fri Jan 2419:46Spoelstra says Butler's All-Star starting snub is 'a joke'Jimmy ButlerSFHeatFree Agent
LeBron JamesPGLakersFree Agent
Kemba WalkerPGCelticsFree Agent
Trae YoungPGHawksFree Agent
MIAMI (AP) — Erik Spoelstra has a suggestion for All-Star voting: Ditch the positions.A day after the NBA revealed the starters for the Feb. 16 All-Star Game — two guards and three forwards from each conference — the Miami Heat coach said he wonders why the league still has players broken down by positions in the voting process for starters.Heat forward Jimmy Butler came up short in the chase for one of the three East front-court spots. But he received more fan votes than starting guard Kemba Walker and got more media and fellow player votes than the other East guard starter, Atlanta’s Trae Young.“It’s a joke that he’s not,” Spoelstra said about Butler. “Hopefully this will change things in the future.”Reserves, voted on by the NBA’s head coaches, are not broken down by position. And when captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo pick their teams on Feb. 6, they won’t be working within position parameters either.But the starters are still decided by having... [More]
Fri Jan 2419:46Bulls expect Markkanen to miss 4-6 weeks with hip injuryLauri MarkkanenPFBullsFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls expect forward Lauri Markkanen to miss four to six weeks because of an injured right hip.The 7-footer from Finland had an MRI on Thursday after experiencing soreness in the hip for about a week.“It hasn’t really gotten worse, but it’s been there for a couple of games," he said Friday. “We decided to get an MRI before we go on the road.”Markkanen is averaging 15 points and 6.5 rebounds. He had appeared in all 46 games, though he played through a sprained left ankle the past three weeks. He initially wanted to try playing through the injury, which was termed an early stress reaction.“I really wanted to play, but at the same time I had to take a step back and think about what was smart," he said. The Bulls were 10th in the Eastern Conference at 17-29 entering Friday's game against the Sacramento Kings.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Jan 2419:16AP Source: Warriors close to trading Cauley-Stein to DallasWillie Cauley-SteinCMavericksFree Agent
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors were working Friday to finalize a trade to send center Willie Cauley-Stein to the Dallas Mavericks for a second-round draft pick this summer.A person with direct knowledge of the trade discussions confirmed the swap of Cauley-Stein was in the works and anticipated it to be complete soon, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been finalized.The 7-foot Cauley-Stein, who missed all of training camp and the exhibition games because of a left foot injury, is averaging 7.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists and a team-leading 1.22 blocks in 41 games with 37 starts for the Warriors. He has scored in double figures 17 times.A video of Cauley-Stein was still included on Golden State's Twitter feed for “Game Day" ahead of a matchup Friday night against the Pacers at Chase Center.The No. 6 pick in the 2015 draft, Cauley-Stein averaged 10.1 points and 6.4 rebounds with the Sacramento Kings during the 2018-19 season before joining the Warriors.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP-Sports
Fri Jan 2417:16Mavs sensation Doncic shares rare air with James as All-StarGiannis AntetokounmpoPFBucksFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFLakersFree Agent
Luka DoncicSGMavericksFree Agent
James HardenSGRocketsFree Agent
LeBron JamesPGLakersFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFClippersFree Agent
Dirk NowitzkiPFMavericksFree Agent
Trae YoungPGHawksFree Agent
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic is set to be the youngest All-Star starter since LeBron James, yet another link between the Dallas sensation and the player he grew up admiring, even when he was already playing pro ball as a 16-year-old in Spain.Now the 20-year-old Doncic waits to see who James, as the leading vote-getter, will take with the No. 1 pick before the other captain — Doncic's fellow European and 2019 MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee — gets to choose.“No, I don't think I will be,” the 2019 Rookie of the Year said with a laugh when asked if he thought he would be the top choice by the Los Angeles Lakers star.All that matters for the Mavericks is that Doncic was at the top of their draft board in 2018, and the trade up two spots to get the third overall pick ended up involving two players getting All-Star starts in their second seasons. Atlanta's Trae Young was one of the five Eastern Conference players to get voted in.Doncic leads the NBA with 12 triple-doubles — t... [More]
Fri Jan 2416:36Bulls expect Markkanen to miss 4-6 weeks with hip injuryLauri MarkkanenPFBullsFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls expect forward Lauri Markkanen to miss four to six weeks because of an injured right hip.The Bulls said Friday the 7-footer from Finland had an MRI a day earlier.Markkanen is averaging 15 points and 6.5 rebounds. He had appeared in all 46 games, though he played through a sprained left ankle the past three weeks.The Bulls were 10th in the Eastern Conference at 17-29 entering Friday's game against the Sacramento Kings.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Jan 2402:56Analysis: Too many players making mockery of All-Star votingTacko FallCCelticsFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGNetsFree Agent
Kemba WalkerPGCelticsFree Agent
Justise WinslowPGHeatFree Agent
Once again, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo are All-Star captains.Once again, the fans — mostly, anyway — got who they wanted as the game’s starters.And once again, too many NBA players made a mockery of their vote to decide which colleagues should start the league’s showcase exhibition.It’s time for the NBA to take the vote away from the players. It's clear too many don’t want the job.While fan voting pretty much set the tone for who will start Feb. 16 in Chicago, an AP analysis of the numbers shows that 380 players took part in the voting. The players, like the media and fans, voted for three frontcourt players and two guards apiece from the Eastern and Western Conferences.A look inside those numbers reveals a growing concern. Antetokounmpo — the league’s reigning MVP — got the most player votes, with 258. That means 67.9% of players who voted thought he was worthy of an All-Star start. More importantly, that means 32.1% of players who voted thought he shoul... [More]
Thu Jan 2322:46Rematch! James, Antetokounmpo are All-Star captains againGiannis AntetokounmpoPFBucksFree Agent
Kobe BryantFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFLakersFree Agent
Luka DoncicSGMavericksFree Agent
Joel EmbiidC76ersFree Agent
James HardenSGRocketsFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGNetsFree Agent
LeBron JamesPGLakersFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFClippersFree Agent
Pascal SiakamPFRaptorsFree Agent
Kemba WalkerPGCelticsFree Agent
Trae YoungPGHawksFree Agent
MIAMI (AP) — It’ll be an All-Star rematch: Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis.LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks will be the captains for the NBA All-Star Game, just as they were last season. They earned the captaincies by being the top overall votegetters from the Western and Eastern Conferences, respectively.The other starters for the Feb. 16 game in Chicago: Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers, Kawhi Leonard of the Los Angeles Clippers, Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks, James Harden of the Houston Rockets, Pascal Siakam of the Toronto Raptors, Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers, Kemba Walker of the Boston Celtics and Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks.“For me, it's always a blessing just being part of All-Star weekend," James told TNT on Thursday night.James, as the leading overall vote-getter, will have the top pick when he and Antetokounmpo pick their teams; Antetokounmpo will pick first in the second round, when the rese... [More]
Thu Jan 2319:46Rematch! James, Antetokounmpo are All-Star captains againGiannis AntetokounmpoPFBucksFree Agent
Kobe BryantFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFLakersFree Agent
Luka DoncicSGMavericksFree Agent
Joel EmbiidC76ersFree Agent
James HardenSGRocketsFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGNetsFree Agent
LeBron JamesPGLakersFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFClippersFree Agent
Pascal SiakamPFRaptorsFree Agent
Kemba WalkerPGCelticsFree Agent
Trae YoungPGHawksFree Agent
MIAMI (AP) — It’ll be an All-Star rematch: Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis.LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks will be the captains for the NBA All-Star Game, just as they were last season. They earned the captaincies by being the top overall votegetters from the Western and Eastern Conferences, respectively.The other starters for the Feb. 16 game in Chicago: Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers, Kawhi Leonard of the Los Angeles Clippers, Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks, James Harden of the Houston Rockets, Pascal Siakam of the Toronto Raptors, Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers, Kemba Walker of the Boston Celtics and Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks.James, as the leading overall vote-getter, will have the top pick when he and Antetokounmpo pick their teams; Antetokounmpo will pick first in the second round, when the reserves are chosen.James is a starter for the 16th time, an NBA record. Being a 16-time All-Star also puts h... [More]
Thu Jan 2319:26Rematch! James, Antetokounmpo are All-Star captains againGiannis AntetokounmpoPFBucksFree Agent
Kobe BryantFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFLakersFree Agent
Luka DoncicSGMavericksFree Agent
Joel EmbiidC76ersFree Agent
James HardenSGRocketsFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGNetsFree Agent
LeBron JamesPGLakersFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFClippersFree Agent
Pascal SiakamPFRaptorsFree Agent
Kemba WalkerPGCelticsFree Agent
Trae YoungPGHawksFree Agent
MIAMI (AP) — It’ll be an All-Star rematch: Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis.LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks will be the captains for the NBA All-Star Game, just as they were last season. They earned the captaincies by being the top overall votegetters from the Western and Eastern Conferences, respectively.The other starters for the Feb. 16 game in Chicago: Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers, Kawhi Leonard of the Los Angeles Clippers, Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks, James Harden of the Houston Rockets, Pascal Siakam of the Toronto Raptors, Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers, Kemba Walker of the Boston Celtics and Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks.James, as the leading overall vote-getter, will have the top pick when he and Antetokounmpo pick their teams; Antetokounmpo will pick first in the second round, when the reserves are chosen.James is a starter for the 16th time, an NBA record. Being a 16-time All-Star also puts h... [More]
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