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Basketball Hall of Fame: Class of 2018

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 09:50
Ray Allen, Grant Hill, Jason Kidd and Steve Nash headline a star-studded group of 13 being enshrined in Springfield in September.

How Kobe Bryant became 'essential' in Richard Sherman's recovery

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 08:00
Kobe Bryant, who had also suffered an Achilles injury, reached out to his friend Richard Sherman and proved to be a sounding board during his recovery.

Source: Lakers benefit from Deng $7.5M buyout

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 17:36
Luol Deng agreed to a significant give-back of $7.5 million in his contract buyout with the Lakers, clearing $38 million in salary cap space for 2019 free agency, league sources told ESPN.

Sources: Deng deal opens Lakers to '19 max FA

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 12:50
Luol Deng and the Lakers have reached an agreement that will buy out the final two years of the veteran forward's four-year, $72 million contract, sources told ESPN.

Sources: 76ers to interview 3 GM candidates

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 16:16
The 76ers have been granted permission to interview Golden State's Larry Harris, Houston's Gersson Rosas and Utah's Justin Zanik for the franchise's vacant general manager job, league sources told ESPN.

Cavs' Smith gets ticket for criminal mischief

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 13:53
Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith was issued a desk ticket for misdemeanor criminal mischief after allegedly throwing a fan's cell phone into a construction site last month.

Sources: Rockets trade away Anderson to Suns

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 01:19
The Rockets are sending Ryan Anderson and De'Anthony to the Suns in exchange for Marquese Chriss and Brandon Knight, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Sources: Grizz's Jackson Jr. inks Nike shoe deal

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 22:49
After a successful run in the NBA summer league, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Nike signed off on a multiyear footwear and apparel deal, sources confirmed to ESPN's Nick DePaula.

It's gotta (not) be the shoes: The kicks banned by the NBA

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 19:14
The NBA is relaxing its sneaker rules, but that change wasn't in time for these players, who were warned -- and in some cases fined -- for their shoes.

Ex-Kings exec investigated for embezzling $13M

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 18:01
Jeffrey David, who joined the Miami Heat as their chief revenue officer in July, is under federal investigation for embezzlement after the Sacramento Kings, his former team, uncovered suspicious financial transactions, the Kings said Thursday.

Down goes Frazier: Clyde gives 'asterisk' to KD

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 15:33
Clyde Frazier, when asked where he'd rank Kevin Durant on a list of all-time players, said he would dock the two-time Finals MVP for joining "a team that really didn't need him."

Two-time champ West retires after 15 seasons

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 11:32
David West, who played more than 1,000 games during his 15 seasons in the NBA, has retired after winning two championships with the Warriors.

NBA, USA hoops align; one-and-done in danger

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 16:44
Basketball's biggest stakeholders have come together to make an unprecedented agreement that will allow the NBA to begin formally working with the nation's top teenagers to help prepare them for pro careers.

Spurs add depth with signing of Pondexter

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 14:47
The San Antonio Spurs have signed Quincy Pondexter, adding a forward in the same week veteran star Manu Ginobili announced his retirement.

LeBron: 'Didn't feel right' to stay silent on issues

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 04:21
In Tuesday night's debut episode of "The Shop," Lakers star LeBron James discussed his commitment to speaking out on social issues -- even if doing so has cost him in popularity.

Sources: NBA lifts color restrictions on sneakers

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 22:25
In another move aimed at allowing its players to be more expressive on the court, the NBA will allow sneakers of any color at any point during the 2018-19 season, sources said.

Ginobili plans to contribute to Spurs in retirement

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 21:58
Manu Ginobili always thought this past NBA season would be his last, he wrote in a column for the Argentine newspaper La Nación. Despite announcing his retirement on Monday, Ginobili wrote he still plans to be involved with the team.

Knicks fan sells off allegiance, will root for Lakers

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 19:30
An angry New York Knicks fan sold his fanhood for a total of $3,450 and will root for the Los Angeles Lakers this season.

The day Uncle Drew found out Kyrie Irving was traded

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 17:15
One year ago, in between playing one-on-one with his "Uncle Drew" body double and filming an epic dance scene in Atlanta, Kyrie Irving's basketball future hung in the balance.

Irving, Hayward ready to go for training camp

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 20:23
Celtics president Danny Ainge said that Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward will have no restrictions when players begin pickup play ahead of the late September start of training camp.