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LeBron James at 39 still is the center of attention for USA Basketball. That won't change in Paris

Jul. 16, 2024 09:28 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — This is how the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team took the floor for warmups before an exhibition game in Abu Dhabi: Stephen Curry opened with a layup, followed by ones from Tyrese Haliburton, Anthony Edwards and Derrick White, and then a short jumper from Devin Booker. ...

Bronny James finishes with 2 points, Lakers lose to Celtics 88-74 at Summer League

Jul. 16, 2024 00:37 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bronny James struggled from the field again Monday, finishing 1 for 5 in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 88-74 loss to the Boston Celtics at NBA Summer League. James played 25 minutes, finishing with two points, three rebounds and one assist. He was 0 for 3 from 3-point...

Clippers say they wanted Kawhi Leonard on US basketball team for Paris Olympics

Jul. 15, 2024 18:17 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers had no problem with Kawhi Leonard playing for the U.S. in the Paris Olympics this summer and wanted him to remain on the team, general manager Lawrence Frank said Monday. USA Basketball removed Leonard — whose NBA season was disrupted at...

Derrick White replaces Kawhi Leonard on US Olympic men’s basketball team

Jul. 10, 2024 21:58 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — USA Basketball intended to bring Kawhi Leonard to the Paris Olympics. After watching him play in a four-day training camp, they and the Los Angeles Clippers realized that the plan needed to change. Derrick White of the NBA champion Boston Celtics is replacing...

Clippers bring back Nicolas Batum and sign Derrick Jones Jr. and Kevin Porter Jr.

Jul. 10, 2024 15:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nicolas Batum is returning to the Los Angeles Clippers, with the team signing the veteran forward along with forward Derrick Jones Jr. and guard Kevin Porter Jr. on Wednesday. Batum played in 60 games for the Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers last season, averaging...

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Greece beat Luka Doncic, Slovenia to advance to Olympic qualifying final

Jul. 06, 2024 21:02 PM EDT

An Olympics berth has eluded Giannis Antetokounmpo so far during his basketball career. He’s one more victory away from changing that. Thomas Walkup had 19 points, Antetokounmpo added 13 points in 21 minutes and Greece moved one victory from the Paris Games, eliminating Luka Doncic...

Jayson Tatum misses start of USA Basketball camp in Las Vegas

Jul. 06, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jayson Tatum of the NBA champion Boston Celtics was not present Saturday for the start of the U.S. men's Olympic basketball training camp, excused because of personal reasons. Tatum is expected to join the team by Monday, when it will have the third of its four...

Celtics bring back two bench players, Kornet and Tillman

Jul. 02, 2024 21:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics re-signed big men Luke Kornet and Xavier Tillman Sr. on Tuesday, bringing back two bench players who helped them win the NBA championship. Kornet played in 63 games this season, his third in Boston, and Tillman played in 20 after coming to the...

Four-time All-Star guard Kemba Walker announces his retirement from basketball

Jul. 02, 2024 15:54 PM EDT

Four-time NBA All-Star guard Kemba Walker says he’s retiring. The 34-year-old Walker wasn’t in the NBA this past season, but did play in the EuroLeague with AS Monaco. He announced his decision Tuesday on social media. “This has all been a dream,” Walker said...

Celtics star Jayson Tatum agrees to 5-year, $314 million supermax extension, AP source says

Jul. 01, 2024 21:23 PM EDT

Jayson Tatum is the newest member of the NBA's $300 million club. The Boston Celtics star has agreed to a five-year, $314 million contract extension to remain with the reigning NBA champions, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Monday. ...