Derrick Rose is the latest athlete to give back to the community in a big way. On August 1, the NBA star announced he has started a college scholarship program, which will award more than $400,000 in tuition money.   The Rose Scholars program will focus “on students who are civically minded and demonstrate a willingness […]

The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio is on the cusp of ending, with the Spurs reaching an agreement in principle on Wednesday to send the 2014 NBA Finals MVP to the Toronto Raptors for All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan. Danny Green also will be going to Toronto as part of the deal, which was confirmed […]

This NBA free agency thing is a lot fun to watch. You just never know when the next bit of drama is gonna drop. Speaking of which, last night – out of nowhere – the Golden State Warriors and DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins worked out a deal. Here’s more from ESPN: All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins, recovering from a torn left […]

  EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Magic Johnson is betting his job on his free-agent recruiting skills for the Los Angeles Lakers. Johnson declared Monday that he will step down as the Lakers’ president of basketball operations if he can’t persuade an elite free agent to sign with the 16-time NBA champions within the next […]

CHICAGO (AP) — Phoenix general manager Ryan McDonough was on stage moments after the NBA draft lottery ended, talking about the future of the Suns and mentioning how they had the best odds of picking No. 1 overall. And then he stopped to correct himself. “We have No. 1,” McDonough said. “I’ve got to adjust […]

After being asked “what happened” during a crucial point of Sunday’s Game 1 loss, LeBron gave a flawless play-by-play recap off the dome.

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are paying tribute to Hall of Famer Julius Erving. The NBA team will unveil a sculpture of Erving during a ceremony Tuesday at their practice facility in Camden, New Jersey. It will be the sixth sculpture installed on “76ers Legends Walk.” It will join statues of other team […]

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Tyronn Lue is ready to take a step toward rejoining the Cavaliers. Cleveland’s coach, who has taken a medical absence from the team, is expected to attend Friday night’s game against New Orleans as an observer. Lue will not sit on the bench, but he will be inside Quicken Loans Arena […]

MIAMI (AP) — Another year. Another record. The NBA’s 3-point craze is not slowing down. Sometime this weekend, almost certainly during one of the nine games on Friday night’s schedule, someone will connect from beyond the arc and take the NBA to yet another long-distance level. For the sixth consecutive season, NBA teams will combine […]

CLEVELAND (AP) — A generation of kids wanted to be like Michael Jordan. They bought his red-and-black Nikes and sported his No. 23 Bulls jersey. They mimicked Jordan’s spin move and fadeaway jumper and even wagged their tongues the way he did on a flight to the rim. While millions worshipped Jordan, only a handful […]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of people protesting a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in California’s capital city marched into City Hall, disrupted rush-hour traffic on a freeway and then joined hands to block thousands of NBA fans from entering the arena where the Sacramento Kings were playing.   Kings owner and […]

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is taking a leave of absence from the team to address health issues that have included chest pains and loss of sleep. Lue said Monday in statement that tests have offered no conclusion about what the issue is and offered no timetable for his return. The coach said […]