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Jerry West's family says no public memorial for the NBA Hall of Fame player and executive

Jun. 20, 2024 17:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There will be no public memorial for NBA Hall of Famer Jerry West. “We will honor Jerry's wishes and mourn his passing privately,” his family said in a statement released Thursday by the Los Angeles Clippers. West was working as a consultant...

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...

Reaction to the death of Jerry West, 'a basketball genius'

Jun. 12, 2024 19:41 PM EDT

The NBA and sports world reacted Wednesday to the death of basketball Hall of Famer Jerry West. He died Wednesday morning at age 86 with his wife, Karen, by his side, according to a statement from the Los Angeles Clippers. West had been working for the Clippers as a consultant. ___...

Some things to know about NBA great Jerry West's life and Hall of Fame career

Jun. 12, 2024 12:43 PM EDT

Hall of Famer Jerry West, the high-scoring guard whose silhouette is believed to be the basis of the NBA logo, died Wednesday at 86, the Los Angeles Clippers said. West was enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a player in 1980 and again as a member of the...

Clippers sign coach Tyronn Lue to new deal reportedly worth $14 million annually

May. 29, 2024 18:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have signed coach Tyronn Lue to a long-term contract after winning a division title in his fourth season. Clippers President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank didn't disclose details in announcing the new deal on Wednesday. ESPN...

Reaction to the death of Bill Walton, the Hall of Famer who died Monday

May. 27, 2024 22:37 PM EDT

Reaction from the basketball world to the death Monday of Bill Walton: ___ “My very close friend, fellow Bruin and NBA rival Bill Walton died today. And the world feels so much heavier now. On the court, Bill was a fierce player, but off the court he wasn’t happy...

Bill Walton, Hall of Fame player who became a star broadcaster, dies of cancer at 71

May. 27, 2024 20:40 PM EDT

Bill Walton was never afraid to be himself. Larger than life, only in part because of his nearly 7-foot frame, Walton was a two-time NCAA champion at UCLA, a two-time champion in the NBA, a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, an on-court icon in every sense of the word. And off the...

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...

A kinder, gentler Luka Doncic has Mavs on verge of series win over top-seeded Thunder

May. 17, 2024 15:58 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A kinder, gentler Luka Doncic has the Dallas Mavericks in the same place they were in the first round, headed home with a chance to clinch a playoff series in Game 6. The difference is the smile on the face of the 25-year-old superstar, replacing the scowl that often...

NBA playoffs top seeds Boston and Oklahoma City are in different places heading into Game 5s

May. 14, 2024 15:48 PM EDT

Four games into the second round of the NBA playoffs, the No. 1 seeds from each conference find themselves in two different places. East top seed Boston and West top seed Oklahoma City both made it through the first round with relative ease. After an early stumble to begin Round 2,...