October 6, 2014

NBA extends television deals with ESPN and TNT for 9 years through 2024 25 season

By Rachel Cohen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ The NBA and its television partners couldn’t wait to extend their contracts. The league renewed its deals […]
October 3, 2014

Kevin Martin says he’s done cutting corners, committed to leading Timberwolves

By Jon Krawczynski THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MANKATO, Minn. _ In the final game of last season, and the final game of Rick Adelman’s coaching career, Kevin […]
October 2, 2014

Raptors seven foot centre Valanciunas studied running with Oregon sprint guru

By Lori Ewing THE CANADIAN PRESS BURNABY, B.C. _ Like virtually every bulky seven-foot basketball player, Jonas Valanciunas isn’t the most nimble of runners. He dips […]
October 2, 2014

Cavaliers fans welcome back LeBron James as team holds scrimmage before nearly 17,000

By Tom Withers THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CLEVELAND _ The crowd’s deafening roar was so loud LeBron James couldn’t hear his name announced. Unsure of whether to […]
September 29, 2014

With Rose back, Gasol added to mix, Bulls eyeing return to Eastern Conference elite

By Andrew Seligman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO _ This is one way it could go for the revamped Chicago Bulls, according to Derrick Rose. It’s the […]
September 28, 2014

Former rivals like Luol Deng, Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger now welcomed by Heat

By Tim Reynolds THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI _ Earlier this month, it just so happened that Josh McRoberts, Danny Granger and Luol Deng all had spots […]
September 27, 2014

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak says Kobe Bryant is healthy, focused on big return with Steve Nash

By Greg Beacham THE ASSOCIATED PRESS EL SEGUNDO, Calif. _ Mitch Kupchak is confident Kobe Bryant will make an impressive return to the Los Angeles Lakers […]
September 27, 2014

‘A much different challenge’: Heat start process of a new season, with LeBron’s chapter closed

By Tim Reynolds THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI _ Erik Spoelstra has ready plenty about the notion of reinvention, which seems appropriate given the task that he […]
September 27, 2014

Lights, cameras: LeBron James, Cavaliers set off on road they hope ends with NBA title

By Tom Withers THE ASSOCIATED PRESS INDEPENDENCE, Ohio _ Wearing a wine-and-gold Cavs uniform again, LeBron James took his first steps toward ending Cleveland’s championship drought. […]
August 27, 2014

Kevin Love introduced by Clevland Cavaliers

I NDEPENDENCE, Ohio _ Kevin Love, whose absence from the NBA playoffs seems certain to end this season, is introduced by the Cavaliers. Cleveland becomes an […]