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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue gestures during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, in Detroit. Tyronn Lue has agreed in principle to become the next coach of the Los Angeles Clippers. Final terms were still being worked on, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, because no contract had been signed. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

AP Interview: Lue wants to follow Rivers as voice for change

Oct. 22, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

Tyronn Lue is ready to follow in Doc Rivers’ footsteps. That has nothing to do with coaching the Los Angeles Clippers. He wants to be a voice for change. Rivers has been one of Lue’s most trusted mentors for years, and his teaching point in these times has been clear. Rivers isn’t going to...

The Los Angeles Lakers players celebrate after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The NBA offseason begins, with 1 major question: Now what?

Oct. 12, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The season’s first big development came with the Los Angeles Lakers on a long road trip, in a place with very restrictive rules. The season’s last big development came with the Lakers on a longer road trip, in a place with very restrictive rules. From China to...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) looks on with Miami Heat's head coach Erik Spoelstra in the back ground during the first half in Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Finals notebook: Around the world, fans are watching

Oct. 10, 2020 12:40 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Miami coach Erik Spoelstra makes no effort to hide his excitement or appreciation when journalists from the Philippines join virtual news conferences to ask him questions during the NBA Finals. In his mother’s homeland, they are most definitely watching the playoffs....

Employees watch a live broadcast of Game 5 of the NBA Finals at an NBA store in Beijing, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. The NBA is returning to Chinese state television after a one-year absence. CCTV announced Friday that it would air Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat — the first time that the league would appear on the network since the rift that started when Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

NBA returning to Chinese state television after 1-year ban

Oct. 9, 2020 11:13 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA is returning to Chinese state television after a one-year absence. CCTV announced Friday that it would air Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat — the first time that the league would appear on the network since the rift that...

Mavs' Porzingis has knee surgery after injury in playoffs

Oct. 9, 2020 8:04 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis had surgery to address a lateral meniscus injury in his right knee, and the team said Friday there was no timetable for a return. The 7-foot-3 Latvian injured the knee in the opener of a first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers in...

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver waves to Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss sitting nearby as he attends Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Lakers and the Miami Heat on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Analysis: The bubble is the real MVP of this NBA season

Oct. 7, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The bubble hasn’t burst. And the finish line is in sight. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver acknowledges that he had doubts if this was even possible. So did many players. Racial injustice protests were happening around the country and coronavirus positivity rates were...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James passes between Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson, left, and forward Jimmy Butler during the second half in Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Lakers top Heat 102-96, take 3-1 lead in NBA Finals

Oct. 7, 2020 2:47 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James woke up from his gameday nap Tuesday and decided it was time to send his Los Angeles Lakers teammates a message. He grabbed his phone and told the Lakers they were facing a must-win game. “I felt that vibe. I felt that pressure," James said. “I felt...

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2008, file photo, Chicago Bulls assistant coach Del Harris looks on during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. Harris was revealed Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, as this year’s winner of the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award, as presented by the National Basketball Coaches Association. Harris coached in the NBA for 32 seasons, 14 of them as a head coach with Houston, Milwaukee and the Los Angeles Lakers. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Del Harris receives 2020's Chuck Daly achievement award

Oct. 2, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Del Harris was a small-college player and once those days were over his life’s goal was to be a successful small-college coach. He did quite a bit more than that. Harris was revealed Friday as this year’s winner of the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award, as...

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2014, file photo, Michele Roberts, executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Roberts planned on being in the NBA’s restart bubble at Walt Disney World for a few days. Three weeks, at the most. She never left. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

AP Interview: NBPA director Michele Roberts, on bubble life

Oct. 2, 2020 2:36 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Michele Roberts planned on being in the NBA’s restart bubble at Walt Disney World for a few days. Three weeks, at the most. She never left. The executive director of the National Basketball Players Association will be in the bubble from start to finish, meaning...

People wearing masks and face shields wait for their turn to pick up student electronic tablets as online classes are scheduled to start next week in the Dona Rosario High School in Quezon city, Philippines, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Public schools will hold online classes using electronic gadgets and educational materials provided to students as the opening got delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The Latest: 2 Philippine tourist spots partially reopen

Oct. 1, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines — Two of the most popular Philippine tourist destinations, including the Boracay beach, have partially reopened with only a fraction of their usual crowds showing up given continuing coronavirus restrictions. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Friday that 35 local tourists,...