Latest Giannis Antetokounmpo News

The Los Angeles Lakers players celebrate after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The NBA offseason begins, with 1 major question: Now what?

Oct. 12, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The season’s first big development came with the Los Angeles Lakers on a long road trip, in a place with very restrictive rules. The season’s last big development came with the Lakers on a longer road trip, in a place with very restrictive rules. From China to...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) celebrates with his teammates after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Bubble Kings: Lakers run past Heat for 17th NBA championship

Oct. 12, 2020 12:52 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The ultimate anguish. The ultimate joy. This season, for LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, had it all. And it ended in the only fashion that they deemed would be acceptable, with them back atop the basketball world. For the first time since Kobe Bryant's fifth and final...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) watches his shot along with Denver Nuggets' Jerami Grant (9) during the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Lakers won 117-107 to win the series 4-1. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

James, Herro see popularity rise in the NBA playoffs

Sep. 30, 2020 9:42 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James’ popularity, even in his 17th season, cannot be argued. The NBA released jersey-sales and social media data Wednesday, with the Los Angeles Lakers’ star forward atop both lists. James had the top-selling jersey, measured by online sales through the...

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo shouts from the bench in the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Miami Heat Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Historic year: Antetokounmpo wins 2nd straight NBA MVP award

Sep. 19, 2020 12:45 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo’s historic year earned him a historic awards sweep. The Milwaukee forward is the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season, receiving that award Friday. He got the Defensive Player of the Year award earlier in these NBA...

AP source: Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee Bucks is NBA’s Most Valuable Player for 2nd consecutive season

Sep. 18, 2020 11:24 AM EDT
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — AP source: Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee Bucks is NBA’s Most Valuable Player for 2nd consecutive season.
Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James celebrates after making a 3-point shot during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Houston Rockets Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LeBron James makes All-NBA team for record 16th time

Sep. 16, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James now stands alone in All-NBA recognition history, getting there unanimously. James was revealed Wednesday as an All-NBA player for a record 16th time, breaking the mark he shared with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan. He was a first-team pick on all...

Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer shouts in the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Miami Heat Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Same story for Bucks: Super regular season, painful playoff

Sep. 9, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Posting the NBA’s best record once again couldn’t help the Milwaukee Bucks win a conference title, let alone a league championship. The top seed in the playoffs will spend the rest of the postseason wondering why it couldn’t ever regain its pre-hiatus form in the...

Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler (22) passes in the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Butler, Heat punch a ticket into the NBA's final four

Sep. 9, 2020 3:03 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler set the tone for the Miami Heat season on the first day of training camp. He got to the gym at 3:30 a.m., letting teammates know how hard he expected them to work. And then he filmed himself singing throughout the drive to the team hotel, letting teammates know...

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo shouts from the bench in the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Miami Heat Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Out and over: Giannis misses Game 5 for Bucks with bad ankle

Sep. 8, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo wanted to play. The Milwaukee Bucks saved the reigning NBA MVP from himself. Antetokounmpo was held out of Game 5 of Milwaukee’s Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Miami Heat Tuesday night because of a sprained right ankle — and...

Miami Heat's Andre Iguodala (28) dunks in front of Milwaukee Bucks' Brook Lopez (11) in the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Heat reach the East finals, top Bucks to win series 4-1

Sep. 8, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat are headed to the Eastern Conference finals. Giannis Antetokounmpo could only watch. The fifth-seeded Heat finished off an upset of the NBA’s best regular-season team Tuesday, topping the Milwaukee Bucks 103-94 in Game 5 of their East...