AP Source: Rockets, D'Antoni agree on 4-year deal (The Associated Press)
26 May 2016 at 8:34pm
Mike D'Antoni is taking his ''Seven Seconds or Less'' offense to Houston, where James Harden is waiting to give his new coach the kind of weapon that could be a perfect fit for his system. D'Antoni reached agreement with the Rockets on a four-year deal on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. In some ways, both D'Antoni and the Rockets are looking for redemption.
Khloe Kardashian files to divorce Lamar Odom - again (The Associated Press)
26 May 2016 at 4:32pm
Khloe Kardashian is once again seeking to end her marriage to former NBA player Lamar Odom. Court records in Los Angeles show Kardashian filed for divorce Thursday, citing irreconcilable differences. The reality TV star and Odom married in September 2009, and she filed to divorce him in December 2013, which she still lists as their date of separation.
Stephen Curry, LeBron James named first-team All-NBA (The Associated Press)
26 May 2016 at 2:50pm
Stephen Curry has knocked down another honor. The dead-eye point guard who led the Golden State Warriors to a record 73 wins in the regular season was named to the All-NBA first team Thursday. Curry was joined on the first team by Cleveland's LeBron James, Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan.
It's been a blowout-filled NBA postseason so far (The Associated Press)
26 May 2016 at 2:34pm
James Jones was taking a shot in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals, and the crew calling the game on television was instead talking about James Evans. Jones and the Cleveland Cavaliers were leading the Toronto Raptors by 41 points at the time, so it's not like there was a whole lot of basketball for Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson to discuss. Welcome to the postseason of blowouts, which are occurring at a rate never before seen in the NBA playoffs.
Former NBA, NFL players charged in tax fraud scheme (Reuters)
25 May 2016 at 2:29pm
A former National Basketball Association player famed for delivering a devastating punch during a 1977 on-court fight has been arrested and charged with fraud in conspiracy with a National Football League Hall of Famer, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday. A grand jury indictment alleges retired basketball player Kermit Washington, 64, defrauded donors, eBay, PayPal and the Internal Revenue Service for nearly three years by persuading people, including former professional athletes, to make donations to Project Contact Africa, a charity he had founded. Ron Mix, a professional football Hall of Famer who played most of his career with the San Diego Chargers, pleaded guilty on Monday to one count of filing a false tax return in connection with the case, prosecutors said in a statement.
Warriors facing long odds down 3-1, but it has been done (The Associated Press)
25 May 2016 at 5:06am
MIAMI (AP) -- Here's good news for Golden State: It's not over.
Westbrook, Thunder put Warriors on brink of elimination (The Associated Press)
25 May 2016 at 4:28am
Suddenly, these Golden State Warriors who have been compared all season to the Chicago Bulls dynasty of the 1990s are on the brink of elimination. Russell Westbrook had 36 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Warriors 118-94 on Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference Finals. Golden State, which won a league record 73 games in the regular season, lost consecutive games for the first time this season.
Ex-NBA player Kermit Washington arrested in Los Angeles (The Associated Press)
24 May 2016 at 4:09pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kermit Washington, a former NBA player who notoriously gave a bone-breaking face punch to the Houston Rockets' Rudy Tomjanovich during a 1977 Lakers game, has been arrested by federal agents.
DeRozan, Raptors end Cavaliers' streak with 99-84 win (The Associated Press)
21 May 2016 at 10:22pm
Cleveland's perfect playoff run went south in the north. DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, Bismack Biyombo set a Toronto playoff record with 26 rebounds and the Raptors beat Cleveland 99-84 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday night, handing the Cavaliers their first loss this postseason. Kyle Lowry scored 20 points, Cory Joseph added 14, and Patrick Patterson and DeMarre Carroll each had 10 for the Raptors.
NBA's 6-city tour lets US catch up in 3-on-3 basketball (The Associated Press...
21 May 2016 at 5:47pm
Gary Payton believes the United States is behind other nations in organized 3-on-3 basketball. A first step in catching up was Saturday's opening day of Dew NBA 3X, a six-city U.S. tour of 3-on-3 tournaments. Payton is the NBA ambassador for the tour and he was joined Saturday by Los Angeles Lakers guard Lou Williams, an Atlanta native.
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