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.
Training camps are starting up around the NBA, so it is time to ask a blunt question: Does the league celebrated for its diversity and inclusiveness actually have a race problem? Any thought Donald Sterling was just an isolated case of bigotry was erased by a nasty situation in Atlanta.
Boston point guard Rajon Rondo, a four-time All-Star, had surgery on a broken finger on his left hand. Rondo, 28, is expected to miss from six to eight weeks. Celtics officials said he suffered the injury in a fall at his home.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver said his league will “take a fresh look” at its domestic-violence procedures in the wake of the NFL’s rash of incidents.
Desmond Mason ran a three-player weave in Seattle, again.
Cleveland’s planning commission approved artwork for a 10-story-high banner of LeBron James, four-time NBA most valuable player.
The Houston Rockets acquired Jason Terry and draft picks from the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday for Alonzo Gee and Scotty Hopson.
The Americans run perhaps the most stable basketball program in the world, gold medalists at the men’s and women’s senior and junior levels.
Hot-shooting guards Kyrie Irving and James Harden led the United States to victory in the FIBA Basketball World Cup title game.
The Atlanta Hawks released an open letter of apology to fans and the city, saying the organization “did not do the right thing” to correct racially inflammatory words and innuendos “over a period of years.”
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.
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.
The Atlanta Hawks canceled a scheduled meeting between their CEO and city civil rights leaders Wednesday, prompting one of the group’s leaders to say his community was greatly offended.
Seattle wants an NBA team. But the deep pockets and ties to Atlanta among other partners make moving the Hawks inconceivable, despite majority owner Bruce Levenson selling his stake.
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.
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.
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.
Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson said he is selling his controlling interest, citing an “inflammatory nonsense” email he sent to some team executives in 2012. “My theory is that the black crowd scared away the whites” is one phrase from the email Levenson voluntarily
Stephen Curry scored 20 points, leading the U.S. national team into the quarterfinals of the FIBA Basketball World Cup with an 86-63 victory over Mexico.
James Harden of the NBA Houston Rockets scored 17 points to help the U.S. team beat Ukraine 95-71 in a FIBA Basketball World Cup game in Bilbao, Spain. The Americans improved to 5-0.