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  • NBA returns for a break-neck finish to regular season
    NBA returns for a break-neck finish to regular season Associated Press - Thu, Feb 23, 2017 8:49 AM SGT

    LeBron James, Steph Curry and the rest of the NBA players and management have had a chance to catch their collective breath, kick their feet up for a few days and rest up after a frenetic first three-and-a-half months of the season. More »

  • Magic named Lakers' president of basketball operations
    Magic named Lakers' president of basketball operations Reuters - Wed, Feb 22, 2017 4:48 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - Magic Johnson was named the president of basketball operations for the struggling Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday as one of the NBA's most storied franchises undergoes a major shakeup to the their front office. In addition to promoting Johnson, a Hall of Famer who won five NBA titles with Los Angeles in the 1980s, Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss fired longtime general manager Mitch Kupchak and her brother, Jim, from his role as vice president of basketball operations. More »

  • Magic named Lakers' president of basketball operations
    Magic named Lakers' president of basketball operations Reuters - Wed, Feb 22, 2017 4:45 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - Magic Johnson was named the president of basketball operations for the struggling Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday as one of the NBA's most storied franchises undergoes a major shakeup to the their front office. In addition to promoting Johnson, a Hall of Famer who won five NBA titles with Los Angeles in the 1980s, Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss fired longtime general manager Mitch Kupchak and her brother, Jim, from his role as vice president of basketball operations. More »

  • Magic Johnson takes charge in major Lakers shakeup
    Magic Johnson takes charge in major Lakers shakeup AFP News - Wed, Feb 22, 2017 3:31 AM SGT

    Earvin "Magic" Johnson, who sparked the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA titles in the 1980s, was on Tuesday named president of basketball operations for the struggling NBA squad. Lakers president and part-owner Jeanie Buss also announced the firing of general manager Mitch Kupchak and vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss, Jeanie's brother and son of former owner Jerry Buss, who died in 2013. More »

  • Pelicans' Davis grabs All-Star MVP on home court
    Pelicans' Davis grabs All-Star MVP on home court AFP News - Mon, Feb 20, 2017 2:05 PM SGT

    Anthony Davis scored a record 52 points on his home court as the West team continued their domination by outgunning the East 192-182 in the 66th annual NBA All-Star Game. The New Orleans Pelicans star Davis was named MVP and broke the scoring record of 42 points set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962. More »

  • No defense allowed as West beats East in All-Star game
    No defense allowed as West beats East in All-Star game Reuters - Mon, Feb 20, 2017 12:27 PM SGT

    (The Sports Xchange) - In the full-court layup drill and three-point contest otherwise known as the 66th NBA All-Star Game, New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis set an All-Star record with 52 points and Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook added 41 points to carry the Western Conference to a 192-182 victory over the Eastern Conference on Sunday night in New Orleans. In a game in which defense was outlawed and feuding former teammates Westbrook and Kevin Durant played together for only 81 seconds, the West defeated the East for the sixth time in the last seven games. More »

  • Robinson III, Gordon, Porzingis win NBA All-Star events
    Robinson III, Gordon, Porzingis win NBA All-Star events Associated Press - Sun, Feb 19, 2017 11:07 PM SGT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Glenn Robinson III is the NBA's new dunk king, with an assist to Indiana teammate Paul George, the Pacers' mascot and a Pacers cheerleader. More »

  • Robinson wins NBA slam dunk contest
    Robinson wins NBA slam dunk contest AFP News - Sun, Feb 19, 2017 1:22 PM SGT

    Glenn Robinson scored a perfect 50 on his final dunk to capture the NBA All Star Game's slam dunk title after leaping over three people for a dynamic two-handed reverse jam. Indiana Pacers forward Robinson jumped over teammate Paul George, the club's mascot and a Pacer cheerleader to easily win the contest over Phoenix Suns rookie Derrick Jones. The Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan and the Orlando Magic's Aaron Gordon were eliminated in the earlier rounds. More »

  • The Latest: Robinson wins dunk contest, caps Saturday events
    The Latest: Robinson wins dunk contest, caps Saturday events Associated Press - Sun, Feb 19, 2017 12:34 PM SGT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Saturday's NBA All-Star events (all times local): More »

  • Silver: NBA will keep eye on state's inclusion policies
    Silver: NBA will keep eye on state's inclusion policies Associated Press - Sun, Feb 19, 2017 10:06 AM SGT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The NBA is continuing to monitor how states are handling laws regarding the protections of transgender people, with Commissioner Adam Silver warning that any less-than-inclusive policies will help the league decide where to hold All-Star Games going forward. More »

  • McGrady, Moncrief, Webber among 14 NBA Hall of Fame finalists
    McGrady, Moncrief, Webber among 14 NBA Hall of Fame finalists AFP News - Sun, Feb 19, 2017 4:33 AM SGT

    Two-time NBA scoring champion Tracy McGrady, two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year Sidney Moncrief and five-time All-Star Chris Webber were among 14 Basketball Hall of Fame finalists named Saturday. More »

  • Biyombo, Mudiay on Africa team for Johannesburg game
    Biyombo, Mudiay on Africa team for Johannesburg game AFP News - Sun, Feb 19, 2017 4:23 AM SGT

    The NBA's second game in Africa, a matchup of African talent against a global lineup, will be staged August 5 in Johannesburg, the NBA and its players union announced Saturday. Orlando Magic center Bismack Biyombo and Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay, both from the Democratic Republic of Congo, will play for Team Africa against a Team World squad that will include Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum. More »

  • Murray powers World over US in Rising Stars Challenge
    Murray powers World over US in Rising Stars Challenge AFP News - Sat, Feb 18, 2017 2:45 PM SGT

    Canada's Jamal Murray made three straight from beyond the arc in the final three minutes to power the World team to a 150-141 win over the US squad in the Rising Stars Challenge game. Murray, who plays for the NBA's Denver Nuggets, scored 27 of his team-high 36 points in the second half at the Smoothie King Center arena. The international team was also led by New Orleans Pelicans guard Buddy Hield, a native of the Bahamas, who had 28 points, and New York Knicks center Kristaps Porzingis, a native of Latvia, who added 24. More »

  • NBA warns Texas over proposed 'bathroom bill'
    NBA warns Texas over proposed 'bathroom bill' Associated Press - Sat, Feb 18, 2017 2:34 PM SGT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The NBA has warned that Texas could be overlooked for future events because of a proposed "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people. More »

  • Spurs' Gasol elected to Players' Association executive board
    Spurs' Gasol elected to Players' Association executive board Reuters - Sat, Feb 18, 2017 8:58 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - Six-times NBA All-Star Pau Gasol of the San Antonio Spurs claimed another honor on Friday when he was elected to the National Basketball Players Association's executive committee. Gasol was voted in during the union's annual All-Star meeting of the board of player representatives in New Orleans. “With the number of international players in our game continuing to grow, it’s very important for us to make sure that their interests are represented on our Executive Committee,” said the union's executive director Michele Roberts. More »

  • Westbrook-Durant drama sparks All-Star tensions
    Westbrook-Durant drama sparks All-Star tensions AFP News - Sat, Feb 18, 2017 4:01 AM SGT

    Once and future NBA teammates Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook played down the drama Friday of hard feelings over Durant leaving behind Oklahoma City and Westbrook to play for Golden State. Players gathered in New Orleans for interviews to hype Sunday's 66th NBA All-Star Game, in which ex-teammates Durant and Westbrook will be reunited on the Western Conference team as it faces the Eastern Conference elite. More »

  • Wizards rout Pacers while Bulls edge Celtics
    Wizards rout Pacers while Bulls edge Celtics AFP News - Fri, Feb 17, 2017 2:22 PM SGT

    With a host of scoring threats, the Washington Wizards have become one of the NBA's hottest teams, showing their scoring depth in a 111-98 rout of struggling Indiana. Otto Porter Jr on Thursday had 25 points and eight rebounds, Markieff Morris added 21 points and seven rebounds, all-star John Wall contributed 20 points and 12 assists while Bradley Beal had 19 points as the Wizards led all the way. "We have a lot of threats and it's hard to key on any one guy," Beal said. More »

  • The Roots to perform NBA-themed musical at All-Star Game
    The Roots to perform NBA-themed musical at All-Star Game Associated Press - Fri, Feb 17, 2017 3:26 AM SGT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Roots will perform an original NBA-themed musical featuring former "Hamilton" actor Daveed Diggs, DJ Jazzy Jeff, actor Michael B. Jordan, musician Jidenna and rapper Darryl "DMC" McDaniels at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday. More »

  • Knicks' Anthony replaces injured Love for All-Star Game
    Knicks' Anthony replaces injured Love for All-Star Game Reuters - Thu, Feb 16, 2017 3:16 PM SGT

    (Reuters) - New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony was named on Wednesday to replace injured reserve Kevin Love in the NBA All-Star Game. Anthony, a 10-time All Star, was originally left off the roster for the first time since 2009 but will now participate in Sunday’s game in New Orleans. Love had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Tuesday and is expected to be sidelined about six weeks. ... More »

  • Carmelo replaces injured Love in All-Star Game
    Carmelo replaces injured Love in All-Star Game AFP News - Thu, Feb 16, 2017 11:26 AM SGT

    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will make an eighth consecutive appearance in the NBA All-Star Game after being named as a replacement for injured Cleveland star Kevin Love. NBA commissioner Adam Silver selected Anthony to the Eastern Conference squad that will face its Western Conference counterparts on Sunday in New Orleans. Anthony, who will play in his 10th career NBA All-Star contest, is averaging 23.2 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists over 55 games this season for the Knicks, who are 23-33 and three games behind Detroit for the last playoff spot in the East. More »