NBA Finals

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, Duke's Zion Williamson (1) dunks against Toronto during a college basketball exhibition game in Mississauga, Ontario. Tre Jones has the flashy assists, R.J. Barrett the all-around game, Zion Williamson the highlight-reel dunks. Duke swapped out one star-studded freshman class for another, with the national title once again a realistic goal. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
October 15, 2018 - 4:46 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — One star-studded freshman class has left Duke for the NBA. Another has come in right behind them. A national title once again is a realistic goal for the latest crop of blue-chip Blue Devils who seem to fit into neatly defined roles. Tre Jones looks capable of running the show...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, dunks as Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap, center, and guard Monte Morris watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. James says he didn’t choose the Lakers as his free-agent destination because of his burgeoning career as a Hollywood producer and performer. He remains focused on basketball, and he wants to create a winning team to end the Lakers’ franchise-record five years without a playoff berth. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
October 10, 2018 - 10:34 pm
LeBron James watched Lonzo Ball play in Las Vegas during the 2017 NBA Summer League, taking in a Los Angeles Lakers' game from a baseline seat as a spectator. He had a better view Wednesday. James and Ball were on-court teammates for the first time when the Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors 123...
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FILE - In this May 18, 1995, file photo, Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson argues a call against his team, as he sits next to assistant coach Tex Winter during the second quarter of an NBA basketball playoff game against the Orlando Magic in Chicago. Winter, the innovative "Triangle Offense" pioneer who assisted Jackson on 11 NBA championship teams with the Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 96. Kansas State University said Winter died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Fred Jewell, File)
October 10, 2018 - 8:29 pm
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Tex Winter, the innovative "Triangle Offense" pioneer who assisted Phil Jackson on NBA championship teams with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 96. Winter's family said he died Wednesday in Manhattan, where he began his coaching career at Kansas...
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Atlanta Hawks' Trae Young speaks to reporters during their NBA basketball media day Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
September 24, 2018 - 1:29 pm
The Latest on NBA media day from around the league on Monday (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Vince Carter already has the attention of his young Atlanta teammates. Entering his 20th and likely final season in the NBA, the 41-year-old Carter joined the Hawks on a one-year contract to mentor players...
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Rick Welts speaks during induction ceremony into the Basketball Hall of Fame, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Springfield, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 07, 2018 - 6:29 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The latest on the Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Jason Kidd went through his entire pro and college career thanking people who helped him reach the Basketball Hall of Fame. He thanked his parents and his wife and his siblings. Then...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2017, file photo, San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) pumps his fist after hitting the winning shot in the final seconds of the team's NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, in San Antonio. Ginobili retired at age 41 Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, after a "fabulous journey" in which he helped the San Antonio Spurs win four NBA championships in 16 seasons with the club. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
August 27, 2018 - 9:15 pm
Manu Ginobili has played his final game, and with that a new era awaits the San Antonio Spurs. Ginobili announced his decision to retire Monday, the 41-year-old wrapping up what he called a "fabulous journey" in which he helped the Spurs win four NBA championships in 16 seasons with the club. The...
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August 07, 2018 - 1:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC cut through the summer doldrums with the best week for a television network since the NBA Finals were seen on ABC two months ago. The Nielsen company said Tuesday the network was led, as usual in the summer months, by "America's Got Talent." The competition show was seen by 11.8...
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LeBron James speaks at a news conference after the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, Monday, July 30, 2018. The I Promise School is supported by the The LeBron James Family Foundation and is run by the Akron Public Schools. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
July 30, 2018 - 5:55 pm
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James stood on a stage near one of the streets he walked as a troubled kid and looked out at thousands of faces. He felt connected to every one of them. While his 3-year-old daughter, Zhuri, played at his feet, James watched as his mother, Gloria, raised a flag in front of...
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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr during a news conference at the team's practice facility in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. (Photo by Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group/MCT/Sipa USA)
(Photo credit: Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group/MCT/Sipa USA)
July 17, 2018 - 3:44 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has received a contract extension following the franchise's repeat championship and third title in four years during his tenure. Kerr and general manager Bob Myers, who are close friends and colleagues, said when the season ended that...
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Los Angeles Lakers' Josh Hart, left, and Cleveland Cavaliers' Collin Sexton battle for the ball during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game, Monday, July 16, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 16, 2018 - 10:47 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wash. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. The Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers will meet in the NBA Summer League championship for a second straight season. Last year Kyle Kuzma dropped a game-high 30 points to lead the Lakers to a 110-98 victory over Portland. This year it'll be...
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