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Jontay Porter, banned from NBA, is denied permission to resume career in Greece

Jul. 17, 2024 11:00 AM EDT

A federal judge has denied a request by former NBA player Jontay Porter to be allowed to resume his basketball career in Greece while he is awaiting sentencing for his role in a betting scandal that got him banned from the league. Porter, in a letter sent by attorney Jeff Jensen on...

NBA moves a big step closer to finalizing new 11-year media rights deals

Jul. 16, 2024 22:35 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NBA's Board of Governors approved the league's next media rights deals with Disney, NBC and Amazon Prime Video at its meeting Tuesday, moving the league one giant step closer to finalizing the 11-year agreements that will be worth about $76 billion. Now comes...

Mavericks star Kyrie Irving breaks left hand in offseason workout, has surgery

Jul. 16, 2024 22:07 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving broke his left hand during an offseason workout and had surgery, and the Dallas Mavericks didn't provide a timeline for his recovery in an announcement of the injury Tuesday night. Irving and Luka Doncic led the Mavericks to the NBA Finals in their first...

Lindsey Harding will be the Los Angeles Lakers' first female assistant coach, AP source says

Jul. 16, 2024 19:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lindsey Harding is joining JJ Redick's coaching staff with the Los Angeles Lakers, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Lakers haven't publicly announced Redick's...

Joe 'Jellybean' Bryant, the father of Kobe Bryant, dies at 69

Jul. 16, 2024 15:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe “Jellybean” Bryant, the father of the late Basketball Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant, has died, his alma mater announced Tuesday. Bryant, who spent eight seasons in the NBA with three different franchises, was 69. The Philadelphia Inquirer, citing La Salle...

Bronny James finishes with 2 points, Lakers lose to Celtics 88-74 at Summer League

Jul. 16, 2024 00:37 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bronny James struggled from the field again Monday, finishing 1 for 5 in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 88-74 loss to the Boston Celtics at NBA Summer League. James played 25 minutes, finishing with two points, three rebounds and one assist. He was 0 for 3 from 3-point...

Clippers say they wanted Kawhi Leonard on US basketball team for Paris Olympics

Jul. 15, 2024 18:17 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers had no problem with Kawhi Leonard playing for the U.S. in the Paris Olympics this summer and wanted him to remain on the team, general manager Lawrence Frank said Monday. USA Basketball removed Leonard — whose NBA season was disrupted at...

Nuggets rookie DaRon Holmes II undergoes surgery to repair right Achilles tendon

Jul. 15, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Denver rookie DaRon Holmes II underwent surgery to repair his right Achilles tendon after suffering the injury in the Nuggets' NBA Summer League opener. The Nuggets announced Monday that Holmes' surgery was performed by Dr. Kenneth Hunt at UCHealth Steadman Hawkins...

How reggaeton stars are driving a basketball boom in Puerto Rico

Jul. 14, 2024 01:53 AM EDT

CAROLINA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Vianca Braña never used to attend basketball games in her hometown of Carolina, Puerto Rico — or anywhere else in the United States territory. But in recent years, the 23-year-old has left the arena with a hoarse voice, often wearing a T-shirt that reads...

Reports: Denver Nuggets 1st-round pick DaRon Holmes II tears Achilles in NBA Summer League opener

Jul. 13, 2024 02:59 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Denver first-round pick DaRon Holmes II is expected to miss the season after tearing his right Achilles on Friday night in the Nuggets' NBA Summer League opener, The Athletic and multiple other media outlets reported. Traded to Denver after being selected No. 22...