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The U.S. men are favored for basketball gold at the Paris Games but many challengers await them

Jul. 12, 2024 16:47 PM EDT

There is one goal, and it’s always the same goal for USA Basketball. The only acceptable result from these Paris Olympics is another gold medal. And the most recent gold was one of the toughest to get. At the Tokyo Games three years ago, the U.S. trailed Spain by 10...

Dalton Knecht hones game over 3-school basketball journey, now a projected lottery pick in NBA draft

Jun. 20, 2024 06:01 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Dalton Knecht has always packed one thing with him throughout his cross-country, multi-school basketball journey — a chip on his shoulder. Feeling overlooked has powered the guard from Colorado along his stops at Northeastern Junior College (Colorado), Northern...

A postseason like almost none other for Luka Doncic, even without a title

Jun. 17, 2024 23:54 PM EDT

Luka Doncic's first trip to the NBA Finals didn't result in his first championship. That said, the Dallas star most definitely left his mark on these playoffs. Doncic finished the postseason as the NBA's leader in points (635), rebounds (208) and assists (178). He's...

Jerry West, a 3-time Hall of Fame selection and the inspiration for the NBA logo, dies at 86

Jun. 12, 2024 21:01 PM EDT

The NBA has never confirmed the worst-kept secret in basketball, that Jerry West is the player whose silhouette is depicted in the league’s logo. There’s probably a reason for that: West never wanted to be the logo. “I’m just part of the game,” West said in a...

Jason Kidd has a chance to join a very small club in these NBA Finals

Jun. 06, 2024 06:01 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jason Kidd won an NBA championship as a Dallas player in 2011. He now has a chance to win one as a Dallas coach, which would put him in a very small club. There are only 14 people in NBA history to win rings as both a player and a head coach. That group: Rick...

The reflective side of Kyrie Irving has been front and center in run to NBA Finals with Mavs

Jun. 04, 2024 18:40 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving directed obscene gestures and profanity at a hostile crowd in Boston the last time the star Dallas guard saw the Celtics, one of his former teams, in the playoffs two years ago. It was one tumultuous moment of many in a tension-filled tenure with Brooklyn...

T-wolves realize returning to Western Conference finals -- and advancing further -- comes with cost

May. 31, 2024 17:19 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have their entire core signed for next season and beyond, boasting two All-Stars and multiple award winners from this breakthrough journey to the Western Conference finals. Maintaining the continuity they're seeking is going to cost...

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...