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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James appears during an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco. Though the coronavirus pandemic has upended graduation season, James is putting together an all-star event to honor and celebrate the Class of 2020. The one-hour special,

LeBron: "Definitely not giving up on the season"

May. 18, 2020 9:25 PM EDT

LeBron James reiterated Monday that he is hopeful the NBA season can resume, with the caveat that the health and well-being of players won’t be jeopardized by a return to play. The Los Angeles Lakers star, speaking on the Uninterrupted platform’s “WRTS: After Party” show that was...

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard looks on in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. The mother of Howard's 6-year-old son died nearly six weeks ago due to an epileptic seizure, the Lakers center says. Howard has spent his hiatus from basketball dealing with the difficult task of explaining Melissa Rios' death to their son, but also grateful for the chance to heal from the loss outside the daily grind of the NBA schedule. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Lakers' Dwight Howard healing after death of son's mother

May. 15, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of Dwight Howard's 6-year-old son died nearly six weeks ago due to an epileptic seizure, the Los Angeles Lakers center says. Although Howard has spent the NBA's hiatus dealing with the difficult task of explaining Melissa Rios' death to their son, he is also grateful for the...

FILE - In this March 6, 2020, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) knocks down Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis as he drives to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. One of Antetokounmpo’s brothers says the Bucks star’s social media was hacked, causing a series of bizarre and offensive tweets to come from that account. The Bucks and Octagon, the agency that represents the reigning MVP, confirmed the hacking. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Bucks, relatives say Antetokounmpo's social media was hacked

May. 7, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo's social media accounts were hacked on Thursday afternoon and several bizarre and offensive tweets were posted, according to the Milwaukee Bucks, Antetokounmpo's brother and the player's representatives. More than a dozen tweets popped up in Antetokounmpo's feed in...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

May. 6, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ May 6 The Bowling Green Daily News on armed protesters outside of the state Capitol building: We understand why many Kentuckians are upset and ready for life as we knew it before COVID-19 to return. We, too, want life to return to normal, and we understand why...

A team attendant uses protective gloves to wipe down seats in the players' bench area during an NBA basketball game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Mavericks in San Antonio, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

NBA team presidents operating with intent to resume season

Apr. 30, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

NBA team presidents met Thursday and emerged with belief that there are still ways to resume the season, and Dallas owner Mark Cuban also expressed optimism that the league will find a way out of the coronavirus-caused shutdown. “Every intention is to return to play and try to create the best environment...

FILE - In this March 3, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers president Jeanie Buss sits in the stands prior to an NBA basketball game between the Lakers and the Boston Celtics in Los Angeles. The Lakers have repaid a loan of roughly $4.6 million from coronavirus business relief funds after learning the program had been depleted. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Lakers return $4.6 million from stimulus loan program

Apr. 28, 2020 3:40 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have repaid a loan of roughly $4.6 million from coronavirus business relief funds after learning the program had been depleted. The Lakers applied for the loan under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, a part of the federal...

FILE - This March 9, 2012 file photo shows New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin shooting between Milwaukee Bucks' Shaun Livingston, left, and Larry Sanders during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Milwaukee. Linsanity is finally getting another run on MSG Network. In search of content to fill with no games because of the coronavirus, the network is turning to Jeremy Lin’s memorable NBA breakthrough, which was once ratings gold. The network said Friday, April 24, 2020 it will dedicate a week of programming to the 2012 stretch when Lin got his chance with the New York Knicks and took the league by storm.(AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Linsanity finally gets another run on MSG Network next week

Apr. 25, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Linsanity is finally getting another run on MSG Network. In search of content with no games because of the coronavirus, the network is turning to Jeremy Lin’s memorable NBA breakthrough, which was once ratings gold. The network said Friday it will dedicate a week of programming to...

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2020, file photo, Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) dunks over Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Phoenix. Booker won the NBA 2K20 Players Tournament on Saturday, April 11, 2020, sweeping Suns teammate Deandre Ayton in the best-of-three final. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Devin Booker wins NBA 2K20 Players in all-Phoenix Suns final

Apr. 11, 2020 11:31 PM EDT

Devin Booker won the NBA 2K20 Players Tournament on Saturday night, sweeping Phoenix Suns teammate Deandre Ayton in the best-of-three final. “I played a lot growing up,” Booker said. “It's all about timing and eye coordination.” ESPN broadcast the three-day, 16-player Xbox One...

FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr. defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. LeBron James says he probably won't feel any closure on the Los Angeles Lakers' remarkable season unless the NBA is able to finish its season. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

LeBron: Closure not likely unless Lakers can finish season

Apr. 8, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Instead of preparing for a playoff run, LeBron James is mostly spending the spring playing hoops with his teenage sons and enjoying tea time with his young daughter. And when he isn't binge-watching “Tiger King” with his wife, he is scanning the news for information on...

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2007, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, top, goes up for a shot between Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, left, and Al Jefferson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are all expected to be officially announced as members of the 2020 enshrinement class for the Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Branimir Kvartuc, File)

Kobe Bryant's latest book to debut atop best-seller list

Apr. 8, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

Kobe Bryant is back atop the best-seller lists, days after the late Los Angeles Lakers superstar was selected to the Hall of Fame. The latest release from Bryant’s Granity Studios, “The Wizenard Series: Season One” will debut at No. 1 on The New York Times’ middle-grade hardcover list...