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Taking his shot: Jordan, NBA owners, enter tequila business

Sep. 16, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When Michael Jordan decided to get into the tequila business, he could have slapped his name on the label, maybe autographed a few bottles and sold out the whole run in hours. No matter what it tasted like. Instead, the basketball hall of famer and owner of the Charlotte Hornets teamed up...

Fans of NBA could feel impact of China trade wars

Sep. 16, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — That LeBron James jersey could get a little more expensive. Companies that make clothing and shoes for the National Basketball Association players are in the crosshairs of President Donald Trump's escalating China trade wars. So, the question is, will American fans of sports stars like Los...

Divac leads Class of 2019 into Basketball Hall of Fame

Sep. 6, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Jack Sikma used his Basketball Hall of Fame induction speech to make a plea for the NBA to return to Seattle, where he led the SuperSonics to the 1979 NBA title. It was the only title for the franchise that moved to Oklahoma City in 2008. "There's a hole in Seattle that needs to...

Trump presents Medal of Freedom to NBA's Jerry West

Sep. 5, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerry West, the NBA legend who delivered championships to the Los Angeles Lakers as both a player and an executive, said, "It never ceases to amaze me the places you can go in this world chasing a basketball" as he was honored Thursday with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Now a...

Dwight Howard eager to make most of 2nd chance with Lakers

Sep. 4, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwight Howard says he is returning to the Los Angeles Lakers with a new outlook on basketball and his place in it. The veteran center hopes the Lakers fans— and a couple of retired Lakers superstars — who learned to loathe the old Dwight over the past six years will give...

Arrest warrant issued for Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins

Aug. 30, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama police have issued an arrest warrant for Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge for harassing communications. . The Mobile municipal court website indicates a warrant was issued for harassing communications, but does not list other...

Kobe: Nothing new to rivalry with Shaq

Aug. 29, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kobe Bryant downplayed talk of a reignited feud with Shaquille O'Neal, saying Thursday there is "nothing new" that has been said lately between the former teammates. Bryant had recently said that if O'Neal had worked harder, they could have won 12 rings together with the Los Angeles Lakers....

Lakers, NBA investigating threat claim against Cousins

Aug. 28, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA say they're investigating a claim that center DeMarcus Cousins threatened violence against a former girlfriend. TMZ released an audio recording Tuesday in which it says Cousins threatens to shoot Christy West, the mother of their 7-year-old child. The...

Dwight Howard returns to Lakers 6 years after departure

Aug. 26, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwight Howard rejoined the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, six seasons after his acrimonious departure. The eight-time All-Star center and 15-year NBA veteran is the Lakers' improbable choice to fill the sudden roster vacancy created by DeMarcus Cousins' knee injury. Howard spent one...

Dwight Howard waived by Grizzlies ahead of Lakers move

Aug. 24, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have waived Dwight Howard ahead of the veteran center's expected move to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Grizzlies announced the move Saturday. They acquired Howard in a trade with Washington last month. Howard still must clear waivers before he can sign with another...