NBA unveils new trophies, awards honoring Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Bob Cousy, Oscar Robertson

NBA unveils new trophies, awards honoring Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Bob Cousy, Oscar Robertson

It’s no coincidence that in the same year the NBA is celebrating its 75th anniversary, the league is unveiling an ensemble of trophies and awards that will feature new designs and will honor iconic players such as Larry Bird, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Bob Cousy and Oscar Robertson. During the conference finals, which could begin Sunday … Read more

Warriors’ fans pack Chase Center plaza for a family-oriented watch party

Warriors watch party gives fans some family-friendly fun It was cold and the Warriors lost the game but there was something else about the watch party at San Francisco’s Chase Center that made it worthwhile for fans. SAN FRANCISCO – Despite the Warriors’ crushing loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 5 at Tennessee, there … Read more

NBA great Bob Lanier, Hall of Fame center for Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks, dies at 73

Bob Lanier, the left-handed big man who muscled up beside the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as one of the NBA’s top players of the 1970s, died Tuesday. He was 73. The NBA said in a statement that the legendary NBA center died Tuesday after a short illness. The Hall of Famer and eight-time NBA All-Star … Read more

‘Emotions are for movies, not for basketball’: Defending champion Bucks are again in a playoff showdown

MILWAUKEE – The nightly cornucopia of second-guessing on the (lack of) competence, desire, strategy and intelligence on the part of every superstar player and head coach in the NBA playoffs goes double for the defending champions. Phil Jackson, the soon-to-be Hall of Fame coach? A moron, after Sacramento’s Mike Bibby hit the winning shot in … Read more

Triggered by Giannis Antetokounmpo, Al Horford scores playoff career-high 30 points to rescue Boston Celtics in Game 4

12:23 AM ET Andrew LopezESPN MILWAUKEE – Al Horford knew he’d get his revenge. After Giannis Antetokounmpo dunked on him early in the third quarter Monday night, the Milwaukee Bucks superstar received a technical foul for saying something in Horford’s direction. As Horford walked back up the court, he just nodded his head and said … Read more

Bucks GM Jon Horst on Game 3: ‘That wasn’t a quality playoff basketball game, and I think officiating played a role’

Following the Bucks’ 103-101 victory in Game 3, the Celtics were unhappy with the game’s officials. They believed Bucks guard Jrue Holiday fouled Celtics guard Marcus Smart on a 3-point attempt with 4.6 seconds remaining and that Smart deserved three free throws. Smart and head coach Ime Udoka passionately argued their position on the court, … Read more

James Harden isn’t what he used to be, but he’s what the Sixers need

Tobias Harris would usually have more to say, but he was trying to take it easy on his windpipe after absorbing an inadvertent Bam Adebayo elbow to the neck in the second half of the Philadelphia 76ers’ 116-108 win against the Miami Heat in Sunday’s Game 4 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series. Harris … Read more

Dallas Mavericks remove fan after incident with Phoenix Suns PG Chris Paul’s family

DALLAS – Several family members of Phoenix Suns point guard Chris Paul in attendance for Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday were harassed and physically contacted by a fan in the crowd, sources told ESPN. Paul addressed the disturbing Mother’s Day incident on social media following the Mavs’ … Read more

Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant likely out Game 4, coach Taylor Jenkins says

SAN FRANCISCO – Memphis Grizzlies star point guard Ja Morant is likely to miss Game 4 on Monday with a knee injury, head coach Taylor Jenkins said on Sunday. “He’s got further evaluation going on,” Jenkins said on Sunday. “But from what I have been told, there is probably a really good chance he doesn’t … Read more