Sep 20th, 2014

Ex-Sonic Desmond Mason brings his art back to Seattle

Tweet{lang: 'it'}Desmond Mason ran a three-player weave in Seattle, again. Flanked by his art director, Sherry Blanton, and Axis gallery manager, Erin Soldezzo, Mason crisscrossed around the cavernous space with his artwork, eyeing its perfect hanging place. It’s been six years since Mason, 36, was last in Seattle. And the former Sonics player returned Friday […]

Sep 20th, 2014

Cleveland will see LeBron James as larger than life

Tweet{lang: 'it'}NBA Urban renewal: banner of James A larger-than-life LeBron James will again tower over downtown Cleveland. The city’s planning commission approved artwork Friday for a 10-story-high banner of the four-time league most valuable player, his arms outstretched and “Cleveland” across the back of his jersey. It will hang across the street from Quicken Loans […]

Sep 18th, 2014

Jason Terry traded to Rockets

Tweet{lang: 'it'}NBA Terry traded to Rockets The Houston Rockets acquired Jason Terry and draft picks from the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday for Alonzo Gee and Scotty Hopson. The Rockets will get Sacramento’s second-round pick in 2015 if they select between 31 and 49, and they’ll also receive New York’s unprotected second-round pick in the 2016 […]

Sep 16th, 2014

U.S. basketball program confirms its status as world’s finest

Tweet{lang: 'it'}MADRID – It feels like so long ago, though it has been only a decade. The United States was the three-time defending Olympic champion, but had become a mess of a basketball program. The Americans had embarrassed themselves at home in the 2002 world championship, and when they haphazardly put together their team for […]

Sep 15th, 2014

USA routs Serbia to win FIBA World Cup

Tweet{lang: 'it'}MADRID – With golden confetti raining on their heads and “Party in the U.S.A.” ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for U.S. basketball players to hear much. That doesn’t matter. They had stopped listening long ago. All the questions about their talent were brushed aside as easily as their opponents at […]

Sep 14th, 2014

Klay Thompson scores 20 points as U.S. team beats Slovenia in World Cup

Tweet{lang: 'it'}NBA Thompson scores 20 points as U.S. team beats Slovenia Klay Thompson, a former Washington State standout who plays for the Golden State Warriors, scored a game-high 20 points as the United States beat Slovenia 119-76 in the quarterfinals of the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain. The Americans (7-0), a collection of NBA […]

Sep 14th, 2014

Steve Ballmer files six-figure counterclaim vs. Steve Gordon

Tweet{lang: 'it'}Former Microsoft CEO and new NBA owner Steve Ballmer has filed a six-figure counterclaim plus damages against a longtime ex-Sonics assistant he says used his name to defraud investors. Ballmer also contends in the 33-page claim, filed Friday in King County Superior Court, that former friend and ex-NBA conditioning coach Steve “Hat Man” Gordon […]

Sep 14th, 2014

Atlanta Hawks discipline GM Ferry for racist comments

Tweet{lang: 'it'}ATLANTA — Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has been disciplined by CEO Steve Koonin for making racially charged comments about Luol Deng when the team pursued the free agent this year. The team did not provide any details of the discipline. Atlanta’s WSB-TV reported it obtained a letter from Hawks co-owner Michael Gearon […]

Sep 14th, 2014

U.S. men advance to final at world basketball championships

Tweet{lang: 'it'}International basketball U.S. men advance to final The United States men moved within a victory of repeating as world champions for the first time with a 96-68 victory over Lithuania on Thursday night in the World Cup of Basketball in Barcelona, Spain. James Harden scored all of his 16 points in the lopsided third […]

Sep 14th, 2014

Investigation of Atlanta Hawks reportedly started after GM Danny Ferry read aloud a racist comment

Tweet{lang: 'it'}NBA Sources: Comment on Deng caused Hawks to start probe Forward Luol Deng was the free-agent player being discussed in an Atlanta Hawks owners’ conference call in June when a racist comment from a background report was read by general manager Danny Ferry, a person familiar with the situation told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. According […]

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