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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2020, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer reacts to a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio. The NBA-leading Bucks remain confident the pandemic won’t put a permanent halt to the season and that they’ll get to resume chasing their first league title in nearly half a century.
The Bucks owned a 53-12 record when play was suspended on March 11. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Bucks try to make sure they're ready whenever season resumes

Apr. 1, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks remain confident the coronavirus pandemic won’t put a permanent halt to the season and that they’ll get to resume chasing their first league title in nearly half a century. The Bucks had a league-best 53-12 record when play was suspended three...

Former Bucks GM, Wisconsin coach John Erickson dies at 92

Mar. 20, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

LENEXA, Kansas (AP) — John Erickson, a former Milwaukee Bucks general manager and Wisconsin men’s basketball coach, has died. He was 92. Rick Wiseman, funeral director at Porter Funeral Home in Lenexa, Kansas, confirmed Friday that Erickson died Wednesday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Porter Funeral Home...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, tries to get past Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LeBrilliant: James' 37 points lead Lakers past Bucks 113-103

Mar. 7, 2020 2:56 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James has repeatedly insisted he doesn't care about winning another MVP award. He knows almost nobody outside the Los Angeles Lakers' locker room thinks he'll beat Giannis Antetokounmpo for the honor. When the reigning MVP brought his Milwaukee Bucks to Staples Center on Friday...

Milwaukee Bucks' Eric Bledsoe shoots past Oklahoma City Thunder's Dennis Schroder during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Giannis Antetokounmpo helps Bucks rout Thunder, 133-86

Feb. 29, 2020 1:08 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks made quick work of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 13 rebounds and Milwaukee surged to a 24-point lead in the second quarter in a 133-86 victory Friday night. The 47-point margin was the Bucks' largest of...

Vanessa Bryant speaks during a celebration of life for her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Public memorial service remembers the private Kobe Bryant

Feb. 24, 2020 8:12 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s wife remembered him as a devoted father and husband who arrived early for school pickups and wrote heartfelt cards and letters. Rob Pelinka, Bryant’s longtime agent and close friend, recalled his final texts from the NBA superstar minutes before he was killed...

Former NBA player Michael Jordan cries while speaking during a celebration of life for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Michael Jordan's poignant Kobe tribute: 'A piece of me died'

Feb. 24, 2020 7:24 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jordan says he didn't see Kobe Bryant as his rival for the mythical honor of being recognized as the best basketball player ever. Instead, he came to love Bryant as the little brother he never had, and as a student eager to learn from Jordan's experiences and skills. “He...

Chris Bosh expresses disappointment over Hall of Fame snub

Feb. 18, 2020 5:14 PM EST

Chris Bosh is not hiding his frustration about not being a finalist for this year’s enshrinement class for the Basketball Hall of Fame. The former Miami and Toronto forward released a video statement on social media Tuesday, using some version of the word disappoint — be it...

Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)

Last shot wins: Team LeBron wins All-Star Game 157-155

Feb. 17, 2020 12:14 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Players were taking charges, bodies were hitting the floor, calls and non-calls were being screamed about on both ends. The fourth quarter of the NBA All-Star Game was as intense as the final moments of a playoff game, the biggest stars in the league holding absolutely nothing back. And in...

In this Feb. 11, 2020, photo, from left, New York basketball stars Andre Barrett, Sam Perkins, Bernard King, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kiki VanDeWeghe and Felipe Lopez pose for a photo at the Museum of the City of New York, to celebrate the opening of an exhibit to honor the history of the game in the big apple. The exhibit has high school college and pro memorabilia including rare photos and videos of Abdul-Jabbar playing in high school. (AP Photo/Doug Feinberg)

New York museum honors city's rich basketball history

Feb. 14, 2020 8:33 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar smiled as he rattled off the names of his former high school teammates and opponents. The Hall of Fame center was intently watching video of one of his New York high school championships when he starred for Power Memorial Academy 55 years ago. He was known as Lew...

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Gayle King accepts Snoop Dogg's apology for rant over Kobe

Feb. 13, 2020 7:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Gayle King says she accepts Snoop Dogg's apology, and the CBS anchor says she's sorry that her interview last week added to the pain of people grieving over Kobe Bryant's death. The rapper had posted a profane, threatening video directed toward King last week following her interview with...