Sep 30th, 2014

Doc Rivers, Los Angeles Clippers coach, praises team owner Steve Ballmer

Tweet{lang: 'it'}NBA Rivers praises Ballmer Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers loves talking about basketball. And with the scandal involving former Clippers owner Donald Sterling beginning to fade, Rivers welcomes returning the focus squarely to the team and its performance. “We’re going to talk about basketball and that’s very nice,” Rivers said Monday. “Last season […]

Sep 28th, 2014

Commentary: NBA still must deal with race issue

Tweet{lang: 'it'}ATLANTA – While the NFL was rightfully being hammered over turning a blind eye to domestic violence, the NBA got a bit of a pass on its latest brouhaha. No longer. Training camps are starting up around the NBA, so it is time to ask a blunt question: Does the league celebrated for its […]

Sep 27th, 2014

Rajon Rondo of Boston Celtics to miss from 6 to 8 weeks because of broken finger

Tweet{lang: 'it'}NBA Celtics’ Rondo breaks finger, is expected to miss 6-8 weeks Boston point guard Rajon Rondo, a four-time All-Star, had surgery Friday on a broken finger on his left hand. Rondo, 28, is expected to miss from six to eight weeks. Team officials said he suffered the injury in a fall at his home. […]

Sep 23rd, 2014

Commissioner Adam Silver says NBA will review domestic-violence policies

Tweet{lang: 'it'}NEW YORK – NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Monday his league will “take a fresh look” at its domestic-violence procedures in the wake of the NFL’s recent rash of incidents. Silver said during a community-service event in Staten Island the league has been discussing with the National Basketball Players Association ways to further educate […]

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 […]

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