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Jury being picked for ex-NBA player Crittenton's Atlanta murder trial (Reuter...
27 Apr 2015 at 8:14am
By Rich McKay ATLANTA (Reuters) - Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of former National Basketball Association player Javaris Crittenton, who has been charged with murder for his suspected role in a 2011 drive-by shooting that killed an Atlanta mother of four. Authorities have charged Crittenton, 27, a point guard who played two seasons in the NBA after getting drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2007, and his cousin, Douglas Gamble, with 12 felonies each in connection with the August 2011 shooting. Those charges include murder, participation in criminal gang activities and the attempted murder of a man who prosecutors said they believe was the intended target in the shooting.
Did 'bush league' play complicate Love, Celtics' mutual free-agent intrigue? ...
26 Apr 2015 at 7:39pm
Love left with legitimate loathing of the Celtics on Sunday, and how that lasts could shape the future of the Cavs and Celtics.
Leonard leads Spurs to 100-73 win over Clippers and 2-1 lead (The Associated ...
25 Apr 2015 at 8:28am
Kawhi Leonard has a passion for playing defense, but the San Antonio Spurs forward does not want to be regarded a one-dimensional player. So, a day after earning NBA Defensive Player of the Year honors, Leonard's offensive outburst helped San Antonio break the Los Angeles Clippers' ''spirit'' in a blowout victory. Leonard had a postseason career-high 32 points and the Spurs never trailed in dominating the Clippers 100-73 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round series. ''He continues to impress me every time he's out there,'' San Antonio veteran Tim Duncan said.
Josh Smith's partnership with Dwight Howard flourishing as Rajon Rondo unrave...
22 Apr 2015 at 1:23am
As Rajon Rondo's partnership with the Mavericks unravels, Josh Smith made right choice to join the Rockets: "This is why I came here."
DeAndre Jordan following in some well-hacked footsteps (The Associated Press)
21 Apr 2015 at 4:59pm
DeAndre Jordan is following in some Shaq-sized footsteps any time he gets repeatedly fouled and goes to the line. O'Neal was a 53 percent free-throw shooter during his 19 seasons in the NBA, including eight with the Los Angeles Lakers. San Antonio tried it in Game 1, fouling the Clippers center at midcourt late in the first half. The Clippers went on to a 107-92 victory.
AP Interview: Wade's summer will be spent thinking ahead (The Associated Pres...
21 Apr 2015 at 1:18pm
Dwyane Wade is thinking about retirement. It's a closely guarded secret that he said he's only sharing for now with his wife, Gabrielle Union.
Go figure: Stat titles rarely lead to NBA titles (The Associated Press)
17 Apr 2015 at 11:26pm
It's already known that Oklahoma City won't win the NBA title, since the Thunder didn't make the playoffs. Odd as it seems, excelling in the regular season doesn't guarantee anything in the postseason - a weird fact as the NBA gets set to open its playoffs on Saturday. The last player to win an NBA championship in the same season that he took home one of the league's top stat crowns - points, rebounds, assists, steals or blocks per game - was Shaquille O'Neal, when he won the scoring race in 2000 and the Lakers won that season's Finals. No rebounding champion has been on the title team since Dennis Rodman in 1998, no assist king since Magic Johnson in 1987, no steals leader since Michael Jordan in 1993 and no top blocker since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1980.
NBA-National Basketball Association roundup (Reuters)
17 Apr 2015 at 4:50pm
Legendary NBA center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is expected to make a full recovery after undergoing quadruple coronary bypass surgery. UCLA Health issued a statement Friday at the request of Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA's all-time leading scorer and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. Abdul-Jabbar, who turned 68 on Thursday, was admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center this week with cardiovascular disease.
All-time scoring leader Abdul-Jabbar has heart surgery (Reuters)
17 Apr 2015 at 4:23pm
(Reuters) - NBA Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the league's all-time leading scorer, is recovering from quadruple coronary bypass surgery, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center said on Friday. Dr. Richard Shemin, who performed the operation on Thursday, said Abdul-Jabbar was expected to make a full recovery. Abdul-Jabbar, who marked his 68th birthday on Thursday, was diagnosed with cardiovascular disease earlier in the week. The 7-foot-2 New York native was one of the most potent offensive players in the game. ...
NBA-All-time scoring leader Abdul-Jabbar has heart surgery (Reuters)
17 Apr 2015 at 4:17pm
April 17 (Reuters) - NBA Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the league's all-time leading scorer, is recovering from quadruple coronary bypass surgery, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center said on Friday. Dr. Richard Shemin, who performed the operation on Thursday, said Abdul-Jabbar was expected to make a full recovery. Abdul-Jabbar, who marked his 68th birthday on Thursday, was diagnosed with cardiovascular disease earlier in the week. The 7-foot-2 New York native was one of the most potent offensive players in the game. ...

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