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After Drake battle, Kendrick Lamar turns victory lap concert into LA unity celebration

Jun. 20, 2024 13:55 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Not content with merely taking a victory lap after winning his battle against fellow rap superstar Drake, Kendrick Lamar turned his Juneteenth “Pop Out” concert at the Forum into a cathartic livestreamed celebration of Los Angeles unity. Lamar curated...

Karl-Anthony Towns of the Timberwolves receives the NBA's social justice award

May. 09, 2024 12:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns was named the recipient of the NBA 's social justice award on Thursday. Towns was one of five finalists for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Trophy, which was created in 2021 to honor a player for pursuit of social justice while upholding the...

Nuggets, Thunder have chances to move into Round 2, and Boston seeks 3-1 lead in Miami

Apr. 28, 2024 15:24 PM EDT

Denver is one win from returning to Round 2. And Oklahoma City is a win away from getting there for the first time since 2016. A pair of first-round series may end on Monday night, when defending champion Denver plays host to the Los Angeles Lakers — the Nuggets lead 3-1 in that...

Luka Doncic and defensive-minded Mavs take a chippy 101-90 win over Clippers for 2-1 series lead

Apr. 27, 2024 00:21 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic called out to his coaches during a flurry of 3-pointers from James Harden. The Mavericks superstar and NBA scoring champion wanted to defend the star guard of the Los Angeles Clippers. It's suddenly defense first in Dallas. ...

Top-seeded Thunder say their maturity matters more than youth heading into playoffs vs. Pelicans

Apr. 20, 2024 17:41 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — After fielding seemingly the millionth question about how young his team is, Thunder coach Mark Daigneault explained why it's not relevant in Oklahoma City's case. “The age is just a number, and there’s a difference between youth and maturity," the...

Clippers fined $25,000 by NBA for violating league injury reporting rules

Apr. 19, 2024 18:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers were fined $25,000 by the NBA on Friday for violating league injury reporting rules. The team failed to accurately disclose the availability status of Paul George, Norman Powell and Russell Westbrook before its game against Houston last...