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Lakers' Cousins tears ACL in left knee, awaiting surgery

Aug. 15, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins is facing rehab from another major injury, and the Los Angeles Lakers have endured their first big problem of a season with championship expectations. Cousins was diagnosed Thursday with a torn ACL in his left knee, an injury that could sideline the six-time...

King's court: LeBron dedicates court at his hometown school

Aug. 14, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James went back to school and back in time on Wednesday. Joined by four high school teammates, the NBA superstar dedicated a multicolored outdoor basketball court at the I Promise School, which he founded last year for underprivileged children in his hometown. James took a break...

NBA 2019-20: Some tip-offs earlier, back-to-backs down again

Aug. 12, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

The NBA schedule is a little bit easier on players. Fans might be catching a break — and some more sleep — as well. The league announced its 2019-20 schedule on Monday, featuring another dip in back-to-back games for teams and a major change in the number of nationally televised games starting at...

NCAA's agent certification process draws concern, criticism

Aug. 7, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

There are concerns about the NCAA's new requirements allowing men's basketball players to sign with an agent during the NBA draft process while maintaining their college eligibility. The measures — which notably now include requiring agents to have a bachelor's degree — have drawn criticism from an...

For Popovich, finding a team quickly will be a challenge

Aug. 6, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — USA Basketball coach Gregg Popovich typically has a month of NBA training camp and a half-dozen or so preseason games before he picks a San Antonio team, and then gets a few more months of the regular-season grind to mold those Spurs into playoff shape. These aren't the Spurs. These are...

10 things to know about the FIBA World Cup

Aug. 5, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — USA Basketball opened training camp Monday for the FIBA World Cup, which starts Aug. 31 in China. Here are 10 things to know about the tournament and the Americans' quest for an unprecedented third gold medal in the event. ___ WHAT IS IT? The World Cup is a 32-team tournament running from...

USA Basketball updates national team roster for World Cup

Jul. 25, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Basketball's depth is already getting tested, weeks before the FIBA World Cup even starts. The Americans released their updated national team roster Thursday, adding six players and deleting eight who removed themselves from consideration over the past several weeks. It...

Kawhi Leonard, Paul George want to make history for Clippers

Jul. 24, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard and Paul George laughed and cheered along with the crowd when the multibillionaire owner of the Los Angeles Clippers waved his arms, stomped his feet and screamed his new players' praises in a cracking voice. "Pretty cool! Pretty cool!" Steve Ballmer shouted with glee....

Simmons, 76ers agree to $170 million, 5-year deal

Jul. 16, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers and All-Star guard Ben Simmons have agreed to a $170 million, five-year contract extension. Simmons was the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2016. He made his NBA debut in the 2017-18 season and was the Rookie of the Year. He was an All-Star for the first time last...

AP source: Simmons, 76ers agree to $170 million, 5-year deal

Jul. 15, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers and star guard Ben Simmons have agreed to a $170 million, five-year contract extension, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The max deal is the latest big commitment by a team expected to make a serious push at its first NBA...