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Mavericks-Warriors Western Conference finals preview capsule

May. 17, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

Preview capsule for the Golden State-Dallas Western Conference finals series that starts Wednesday: No. 3 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (53-29, 8-3) vs. No. 4 DALLAS MAVERICKS (52-30, 8-5) Season series: Mavericks, 3-1 Schedule: Wednesday and Friday at Golden...

Kobe Bryant rookie jersey to be auctioned, $3M-5M estimate

Apr. 30, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — A jersey worn by Kobe Bryant in his rookie season, including two playoff games, will be sold at auction. The jersey from the 1996-97 season could fetch between $3 million and $5 million in an online auction that begins May 18, David Kohler of SCP...

Playoff time: 10 things to know about the NBA's postseason

Apr. 16, 2022 02:56 AM EDT

Zach LaVine has an Olympic gold medal. What he doesn’t have is NBA playoff experience. At last, that part is about to change. No active NBA player has been in more regular-season games without making his playoff debut than LaVine, who has appeared in 478 games with...

Today in History: April 13, Apollo 13 damaged by explosion

Apr. 13, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 13, the 103rd day of 2022. There are 262 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 13, 1970, Apollo 13, four-fifths of the way to the moon, was crippled when a tank containing liquid oxygen...

AP Was There: Kevin Durant decides to leave OKC for Warriors

Apr. 06, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

(2010s) Four-time scoring champ Kevin Durant decides to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder and join the Golden State Warriors. His decision to join the Splash Brothers and a team that just set the NBA record with 73 wins last season sent tremors through the league. Players and...

Timeline of NBA in 2010s as league celebrates 75th season

Apr. 06, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

Timeline of the National Basketball Association during the 2010s to the NBA's 75th season. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history and key moments off the court as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: June 17, 2010: The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Boston...

Shaq, Curry win Oscars for 'Queen of Basketball' documentary

Mar. 27, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

The story of Lusia Harris only gets better: It’s now won an Oscar. And just like his longtime Los Angeles Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant did four years ago in another category, Shaquille O'Neal can say he's an Oscar winner, as well. “The Queen of Basketball” —...

NBA at 75: From MJ to LBJ, Jamison saw 'greatness' in 2000s

Mar. 23, 2022 02:46 AM EDT

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Antawn Jamison played basketball in college at North Carolina, was a first-round pick in the 1998 NBA draft and spent 16 seasons in the league with the Warriors, Mavericks, Wizards, Cavaliers, Lakers and Clippers. He was the 2004 Sixth Man of the Year and a two-time All-Star who...

AP Was There: Kobe Bryant channels Wilt, scores 81 points

Mar. 22, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — (2000 Package) Kobe Bryant shoots and keeps shooting from all over the court and from every angle. The Los Angeles Lakers star has 26 points by halftime and finishes the game with 81 points for the second-highest total in NBA history. Bryant's big game leads the...

Timeline of NBA in 2000s as league celebrates 75th season

Mar. 22, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

Timeline of the National Basketball Association from its founding as the Basketball Association of America through the 2000s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: Feb. 12, 2000: Vince Carter’s legendary Slam Dunk...