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James extends his All-NBA appearance record, while Doncic, Gilgeous-Alexander set for supermax deals

May. 22, 2024 20:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James is now the youngest — and the oldest — player to make an All-NBA team. And Dallas' Luka Doncic and Oklahoma City's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander are in position to make around $1 million per game a few years from now. Denver's Nikola Jokic and...

Towns treasures Timberwolves' trip to West finals as Doncic-Irving duo hits stride for Mavericks

May. 21, 2024 18:48 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The road Karl-Anthony Towns has taken with the Minnesota Timberwolves to reach the Western Conference finals has been far more lonely and rocky than smooth and straight. For all the setbacks and struggles over nine NBA seasons that largely overshadowed the...

Analysis: When the 2024 NBA champion is crowned, a young star will likely lead the way

May. 20, 2024 11:55 AM EDT

LeBron James will turn 40 in December. Stephen Curry is 36. Kevin Durant will turn 36 and Jimmy Butler will turn 35 by the time training camps start in the fall. They have been stars of the playoffs for years, players who come up biggest at the biggest times. But not...

The sequel has been much better for Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving as Mavs head to West finals

May. 19, 2024 06:31 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A smiling Luka Doncic pumped his fist as he settled in next to Kyrie Irving to answer questions about the Dallas Mavericks advancing to the Western Conference finals for the second time in three seasons. Doncic's co-star wasn't there for the run that ended with a...

Budenholzer reminisces on Arizona past, but quickly turns to future leading the Phoenix Suns

May. 17, 2024 17:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Mike Budenholzer got a little teary-eyed talking about his past in Arizona, describing an idyllic childhood in the small town of Holbrook, about three hours northeast of Phoenix. Those tears dried up in a hurry when talking about his future. “It's...

Zach Edey insists there's more to his game than meets the eye as he prepares to enter NBA

May. 15, 2024 17:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — For all he accomplished the past four years at Purdue, Zach Edey realizes there are some huge questions surrounding his game — almost as big as his 7-foot-4 frame. Though he was the national Player of the Year the past two seasons and led the Boilermakers to the...

Suns fire coach Frank Vogel after getting swept out of the playoffs in the opening round

May. 09, 2024 17:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Frank Vogel's tenure as coach of the Phoenix Suns is done after one disappointing season that ended without a playoff victory. The franchise fired the 50-year-old Vogel on Thursday, less than two weeks after getting swept out of the first round of the NBA playoffs by...

Suns owner Mat Ishbia says franchise is doing 'excellent.' He's quiet on coach Frank Vogel's future

May. 01, 2024 19:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Mat Ishbia knows the offseason chatter around the Phoenix Suns is it's a team with a top-heavy roster, salary cap issues and precious little room to maneuver after a disappointing season. The second-year owner doesn't believe it. “The narrative that...

Court upholds Milwaukee police officer's firing for posting racist memes after Sterling Brown arrest

Apr. 30, 2024 12:57 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a former Milwaukee police officer was properly fired for posting racist memes related to the arrest of an NBA player that triggered a public outcry. Officer Erik Andrade was involved in the 2018 arrest of Sterling...

Timberwolves outlast Suns to finish sweep. Minnesota coach Chris Finch leaves with knee injury

Apr. 29, 2024 10:39 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Minnesota star Anthony Edwards noticed early in the third quarter that the Phoenix Suns switched up their defense, playing him one-on-one most of the time instead of using the double teams from the first half. The budding superstar took that as a challenge. ...