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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...

Jason Kidd has a chance to join a very small club in these NBA Finals

Jun. 06, 2024 06:01 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jason Kidd won an NBA championship as a Dallas player in 2011. He now has a chance to win one as a Dallas coach, which would put him in a very small club. There are only 14 people in NBA history to win rings as both a player and a head coach. That group: Rick...

The reflective side of Kyrie Irving has been front and center in run to NBA Finals with Mavs

Jun. 04, 2024 18:40 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving directed obscene gestures and profanity at a hostile crowd in Boston the last time the star Dallas guard saw the Celtics, one of his former teams, in the playoffs two years ago. It was one tumultuous moment of many in a tension-filled tenure with Brooklyn...

T-wolves realize returning to Western Conference finals -- and advancing further -- comes with cost

May. 31, 2024 17:19 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have their entire core signed for next season and beyond, boasting two All-Stars and multiple award winners from this breakthrough journey to the Western Conference finals. Maintaining the continuity they're seeking is going to cost...

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...

Towns treasures Timberwolves' trip to West finals as Doncic-Irving duo hits stride for Mavericks

May. 21, 2024 18:48 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The road Karl-Anthony Towns has taken with the Minnesota Timberwolves to reach the Western Conference finals has been far more lonely and rocky than smooth and straight. For all the setbacks and struggles over nine NBA seasons that largely overshadowed the...

Analysis: When the 2024 NBA champion is crowned, a young star will likely lead the way

May. 20, 2024 11:55 AM EDT

LeBron James will turn 40 in December. Stephen Curry is 36. Kevin Durant will turn 36 and Jimmy Butler will turn 35 by the time training camps start in the fall. They have been stars of the playoffs for years, players who come up biggest at the biggest times. But not...

The sequel has been much better for Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving as Mavs head to West finals

May. 19, 2024 06:31 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A smiling Luka Doncic pumped his fist as he settled in next to Kyrie Irving to answer questions about the Dallas Mavericks advancing to the Western Conference finals for the second time in three seasons. Doncic's co-star wasn't there for the run that ended with a...

Budenholzer reminisces on Arizona past, but quickly turns to future leading the Phoenix Suns

May. 17, 2024 17:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Mike Budenholzer got a little teary-eyed talking about his past in Arizona, describing an idyllic childhood in the small town of Holbrook, about three hours northeast of Phoenix. Those tears dried up in a hurry when talking about his future. “It's...

Zach Edey insists there's more to his game than meets the eye as he prepares to enter NBA

May. 15, 2024 17:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — For all he accomplished the past four years at Purdue, Zach Edey realizes there are some huge questions surrounding his game — almost as big as his 7-foot-4 frame. Though he was the national Player of the Year the past two seasons and led the Boilermakers to the...