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  • In wake of cousin's fatal shooting, Dwyane Wade speaks out
    In wake of cousin's fatal shooting, Dwyane Wade speaks out Associated Press - 21 hours ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was an innocent bystander, police said, pushing her baby in a stroller near a Chicago school where she intended to register her children when she was fatally shot Friday. More »

  • Los Angeles Lakers sign Chinese Olympian Yi
    Los Angeles Lakers sign Chinese Olympian Yi AFP News - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 8:16 AM SGT

    Yi Jianlian, who is fresh off an appearance with the Chinese national team at the Rio Olympics, has signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, the NBA team announced. Yi, of Guangdong Province, averaged 20.4 points and 6.6 rebounds in five games at the Summer Olympics, which wrapped up on Sunday. "We're excited to have a player of his worldwide accomplishments," general manager Mitch Kupchak said on Monday. More »

  • Ricky Rubio ready to mentor Kris Dunn in Minnesota
    Ricky Rubio ready to mentor Kris Dunn in Minnesota Associated Press - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 6:15 AM SGT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden were hired to take over the Minnesota Timberwolves, the expectation within in the organization and around the NBA was that they were coming in to make significant changes to a franchise with the longest-running playoff drought in the league. More »

  • Kobe Bryant starts $100 million investment fund
    Kobe Bryant starts $100 million investment fund Associated Press - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 4:28 AM SGT

    Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant is moving to Wall Street, announcing the formation of a $100 million venture capital fund to invest in media, technology and data companies. The fund, known as Bryant Stibel, ... More »

  • Seniors rule in USA's run to basketball gold
    Seniors rule in USA's run to basketball gold AFP News - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 2:51 PM SGT

    On a team of mostly first-time young Olympians, it was the USA veterans Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant who stole the Rio show as the USA won its third straight gold medal. Anthony on Sunday became the first man to collect three basketball golds, a week after he became the USA's all-time Olympics scorer, surpassing NBA superstar LeBron James. "We got together on July 17 and we set our minds on winning these gold medals. More »

  • US NBA stars rip Serbia for third gold in a row
    US NBA stars rip Serbia for third gold in a row AFP News - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 7:52 AM SGT

    Completing a third consecutive unbeaten run to gold, the United States crushed Serbia 96-66 in Sunday's Rio Games basketball final to win its sixth Olympic title with NBA talent in seven tries. Kevin Durant scored 18 of his 30 points in the second quarter to trigger the rout, stretching the USA's Olympic winning streak to 25 games and its decade-long unbeaten string to 76 in what was the final gold medal match of the Games. With the win, US forward Carmelo Anthony became the first man with three Olympic basketball gold medals. More »

  • Australia irked by late calls in bronze basketball loss to Spain
    Australia irked by late calls in bronze basketball loss to Spain AFP News - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 2:57 AM SGT

    Australia missed out on its first Olympic men's basketball medal by the narrowest of margins Sunday and ripped Serbian referee Ilija Belosevic for calling "soft fouls" that helped Spain capture bronze. NBA star Pau Gasol scored 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to power Spain over Australia 89-88 in a thriller that went down to the final possession. "It's frustrating when their last four points come from the foul line on what you would term soft fouls," Australia coach Andrej Lemanis said. More »

  • NBA stars set to bring curtain down on Rio Games
    NBA stars set to bring curtain down on Rio Games AFP News - Sun, Aug 21, 2016 7:50 PM SGT

    The United States' NBA superstars will bring the curtain down on the 2016 Rio Olympics Sunday as the last 12 gold medals are decided. The Americans take a 24-game Olympic win streak, and an overall decade-long run of 75 consecutive triumphs, into the final seeking a third gold medal in a row. US coach Mike Krzyzewski guides the team for the final time before being replaced by NBA San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. More »

  • James Harden visits Pogba before trip to Paris
    James Harden visits Pogba before trip to Paris AFP News - Sun, Aug 21, 2016 1:20 AM SGT

    NBA superstar James Harden met up with 'buddy' Paul Pogba in Manchester to watch his match against Southampton before an Adidas marketing trip to Paris. Harden posted pictures of him meeting up with Pogba at Old Trafford with the new Manchester United recruit signing his jersey. Going to the Manchester game, watching Pogba, watching Zlatan, just.. I had a great time." The basketball superstar is a huge football fan and said that he enjoys playing popular video game FIFA. More »

  • Coach K calls it quits after reviving US NBA lineup
    Coach K calls it quits after reviving US NBA lineup AFP News - Sun, Aug 21, 2016 12:11 AM SGT

    Mike Krzyzewski, on the verge of coaching the United States to a third consecutive Olympic men's basketball crown, steps down Sunday having guided NBA players to glory from their darkest hour. The Americans will face Serbia in the gold medal game seeking their 25th consecutive Olympic victory and 76th overall win in the past decade, but the game will mark the end of the 69-year-old coach directing the US squad through three Olympic cycles. "There's no greater honour than to coach your country's team, and to coach the US team with not just their level of talent but commitment that these guys have shown." Krzyzewski, who was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001, will be replaced for the 2017-2020 Tokyo Olympics cycle by Gregg Popovich of the NBA's San Antonio Spurs. More »

  • USA NBA stars to face Serbia for gold
    USA NBA stars to face Serbia for gold AFP News - Sat, Aug 20, 2016 10:23 AM SGT

    The United States collection of NBA stars, unbeaten for a decade, will face Serbia in Sunday's Rio Olympics gold medal game after both teams won semi-finals. The Americans downed Spain 82-76 for their 24th consecutive Olympic victory in a rematch of the past two Olympic finals while Serbia routed Australia 87-61 to claim its first Olympic men's hoops medal. The US NBA squad stretched its 10-year overall win streak to 75 games since a 2006 World Championships semi-final loss to Greece, earning a chance at a third gold in a row and sixth in seven tries with NBA talent. More »

  • Basketball - U.S. down Spain to reach men's gold medal final
    Basketball - U.S. down Spain to reach men's gold medal final Reuters - Sat, Aug 20, 2016 7:26 AM SGT

    By Steve Keating RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The United States continued their reign over Spain with a scrappy 82-76 win on Friday to put them through to the gold medal final of the men's basketball tournament for a third straight Olympics. With the two top-ranked teams, number one U.S. and number two Spain, both packed with NBA talent, the game had the familiar buzz of a gold medal final. The countries met to decide the gold at the previous two Olympics in London and Beijing, with the U.S. coming out on top both times. More »

  • NBA moves all-star game to New Orleans over transgender law: AP
    NBA moves all-star game to New Orleans over transgender law: AP Reuters - Sat, Aug 20, 2016 12:28 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - The NBA has awarded its 2017 All-Star Game to New Orleans, the Associated Press reported on Friday, a month after removing it from Charlotte, North Carolina, to protest a state law forcing transgender people to use public restrooms matching their gender assigned at birth. NBA representatives were unavailable for comment. The National Basketball Association had expressed its opposition to state House Bill 2, or HB2, since it was passed in March and tried to work with state officials to change the law before ultimately making a decision to relocate its mid-February exhibition game. More »

  • Spain tries to dethrone US NBA stars as Aussies face Serbs
    Spain tries to dethrone US NBA stars as Aussies face Serbs AFP News - Fri, Aug 19, 2016 3:05 AM SGT

    Defending champion United States' lineup of NBA stars faces European champion Spain in Friday's Olympic semi-finals, a rematch of the past two gold-medal games that figures to produce another classic. The Americans have won 23 consecutive Olympic contests with a 10-year overall win streak of 74 games, but were tested in Beijing and London finals by a Spanish side featuring two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol. "We have ultimate respect for Spain," US coach Mike Krzyzewski said. More »

  • LeBron envies Team USA at Rio Games
    LeBron envies Team USA at Rio Games Reuters - Thu, Aug 18, 2016 11:04 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - LeBron James opted not to play for Team USA at the Rio Games but the greatest player of his generation said he misses the Olympic stage and has left the door open to joining the national squad at the 2020 Tokyo Games. James, who decided to skip what would have been his fourth Olympics after leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an NBA title in June, said in an ESPN interview that he is keeping an eye on his team mates at the Rio Games. "I did not retire from Team USA. More »

  • NBA talent lifts Aussies, Spain into semi-finals
    NBA talent lifts Aussies, Spain into semi-finals AFP News - Thu, Aug 18, 2016 8:50 AM SGT

    NBA star Kevin Durant scored 27 points and defending champion United States advanced to the Rio Olympics semi-finals by ripping Argentina 105-78, booking a date with revenge-hungry Spain. After their slimmest wins in the Olympic streak -- three-point group-stage triumphs over France and Serbia -- the US NBA stars started slow but showed top form against a veteran foe. "I think we got our swagger back," US guard Paul George said. More »

  • Basketball - Spain get their groove back against France
    Basketball - Spain get their groove back against France Reuters - Thu, Aug 18, 2016 5:27 AM SGT

    By Mary Milliken RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Spain steamrolled over European rivals France on Wednesday with a convincing 92-67 win that could quiet concerns that the veteran team were past their prime as they head to the men's Olympic basketball semi-finals. Ranked second behind the United States, Spain got off to a bad start in the Olympic tournament only to come back with four straight wins and increasing cohesion on the court. Six-times National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Tony Parker of France conceded that Spain produced great form Wednesday. More »

  • NBA's Parker says adieu to French team after 16 years
    NBA's Parker says adieu to French team after 16 years AFP News - Thu, Aug 18, 2016 4:59 AM SGT

    NBA star Tony Parker bid an emotional farewell to the French national team after 16 years Wednesday after the team's 92-67 loss to Spain in the Rio Olympic quarter-finals. The 34-year-old guard has joined the national team after deep NBA playoff runs with the Spurs, wear and tear his body can no longer take and still be effective over the six-month league campaign. It takes a toll." Parker, who has won four NBA titles with the San Antonio Spurs, exited Brazil without a medal but having achieved his goal of making France a champion, taking Most Valuable Player honours from his homeland's 2013 EuroBasket crown. More »

  • US NBA stars get supremacy test in Rio gauntlet run to gold
    US NBA stars get supremacy test in Rio gauntlet run to gold AFP News - Tue, Aug 16, 2016 11:01 PM SGT

    Looking far from a "Dream Team" and more like one of the gang, the US team of NBA stars faces a stiff test against Argentina in Wednesday's Rio Olympic quarter-finals. The two-time defending champion Americans have won 22 consecutive Olympic games since falling to Argentina in the 2004 Athens semi-finals and settling for silver. "I still think they are the favourites for sure, but after what happened in the last two or three games, yes, there are some doubts," said Argentina's Manu Ginobili, an NBA star guard for the San Antonio Spurs. More »

  • USA-Argentina, France-Spain set in Olympic basketball
    USA-Argentina, France-Spain set in Olympic basketball AFP News - Tue, Aug 16, 2016 1:24 PM SGT

    The USA's NBA stars will face Argentina's ageing but still scrappy "golden generation" in a compelling grudge match in the Rio Games basketball knockout phase. Spain will play European rivals France in another key quarterfinal clash on Wednesday as the Olympic tournament's win-or-go-home match-ups fell into place. The brackets were set late Monday with the final Group B games, including Spain's crunch 90-82 victory over Argentina. More »