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LeBron in Vegas? He makes an expansion pitch to Adam Silver

Oct. 06, 2022 01:27 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — LeBron James came to Las Vegas for a preseason game. And a pitch. James, who has spoken in the past about wanting to eventually own an NBA franchise — with Las Vegas on his mind — sent a crystal-clear message to Commissioner Adam Silver on Wednesday night,...

Wizards' Kispert out 4-6 weeks with sprained left ankle

Oct. 05, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Corey Kispert is expected to miss four to six weeks because of a sprained left ankle, the Washington Wizards announced Wednesday. Kispert stepped on an opponent's foot during Sunday's preseason game in Japan against the Golden State Warriors. The...

Analysis: Wembanyama showed the repertoire, as NBA watched

Oct. 05, 2022 01:01 AM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Victor Wembanyama didn’t wait long to make an impression. The 7-foot-4 French phenomenon from the club Metropolitans 92 blocked shots at the rim and on the perimeter, got rebounds, ran the floor, set screens, scored on a nifty spin move, showed off his...

AP Interview: 1-on-1 with NBA prospect Victor Wembanyama

Oct. 04, 2022 01:56 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Victor Wembanyama’s favorite players in the NBA right now are Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo. That makes sense, given that they’re both taller than just about everyone else in the league and have all-world all-around games. He might see some...

Simmons, Kawhi, Jamal Murray back among NBA happy returns

Oct. 04, 2022 01:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Simmons streaked behind the defense and caught a pass in transition that he dunked. About a minute later, he fired a cross-court pass to a Brooklyn Nets teammate for a 3-pointer. Those were the types of plays the Philadelphia 76ers had seen many times before. ...

Cavs forward Mobley out at least 2 weeks with sprained ankle

Oct. 03, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers starting forward Evan Mobley will miss time with a sprained right ankle suffered during practice, an injury that could sideline him for the start of the regular season in two weeks. Mobley injured his ankle during a workout on Saturday. The team said...

French star Wembanyama set for his first taste of NBA life

Oct. 03, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson have been linked constantly over the last couple years, with just about every prognosticator anointing them as the top two picks in the 2023 NBA draft. Thing is, they don’t know each other. That’s about to...

T-wolves ease Towns back in after illness, hospitalization

Oct. 03, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns has returned to the court for practice with the Minnesota Timberwolves, after a delayed start to training camp due to an unspecified illness that was serious enough to warrant hospitalization. Towns took part in non-contact drills with...

New this week: Lena Dunham, Mila Kunis and Charlie Puth

Oct. 03, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Lena Dunham adapts Karen Cushman’s young-adult novel in “Catherine Called Birdy,” a...

76ers' Doc Rivers merges Black history lessons into camp

Oct. 03, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Doc Rivers is at ease using his platform as an NBA coach to fight bigotry and racial injustice, campaign for politicians he believes in and advocate for social change on themes ranging from poverty to police brutality. Sometimes, his speeches sound like they...