Latest NBA Atlantic Division News

AP source: Durant reiterates desire to be traded by Brooklyn

Aug. 08, 2022 22:32 PM EDT

Kevin Durant has again told Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai that he wants to be traded, reiterating a request he first made nearly six weeks ago, a person with knowledge of the matter confirmed Monday night. Durant also told Tsai that he has concerns about the Nets’ direction under...

Iman Shumpert arrested at Texas airport for pot possession

Aug. 04, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Former NBA player Iman Shumpert was arrested at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport last weekend for allegedly trying to bring six ounces of cannabis through security. The police report from the DFW Airport Department of Public Safety shows police were called...

Russell was a champion of activism before winning NBA titles

Aug. 01, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Bill Russell never had to find his voice as an activist. He didn’t know any other way but to speak his mind. It's what made the winningest athlete in team sports one of the greatest champions of activism. His belief in equality and the stances he took helped create...

Bill Russell, NBA star and civil rights pioneer, dies at 88

Jul. 31, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Bill Russell redefined how basketball is played, and then he changed the way sports are viewed in a racially divided country. The most prolific winner in NBA history, Russell marched with Martin Luther King Jr., stood with Muhammad Ali and received the Presidential...

Reactions to the death of NBA great Bill Russell

Jul. 31, 2022 21:00 PM EDT

Reaction from the basketball world and beyond on the death of NBA great and 11-time champion Bill Russell: ___ “Bill Russell was the greatest champion in all of team sports. The countless accolades that he earned for his storied career with the Boston Celtics —...

Appreciation: Bill Russell lived a life like very few others

Jul. 31, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

Bill Russell hated autographs. Saw no point to them. If he was out dining and got approached by someone asking for his signature, Russell’s usual response was to instead ask the person to join him at the table to have a conversation about life. The autograph-seekers almost always...

NBA great Bill Russell, the defensive anchor of Boston Celtics dynasty, dies at 88, family says

Jul. 31, 2022 13:36 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — NBA great Bill Russell, the defensive anchor of Boston Celtics dynasty, dies at 88, family says.

Big 12's new boss Yormark learning NCAA issues in real time

Jul. 31, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — New Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark is learning the NCAA's issues in real time and during a period of sweeping change and uncertainty. While Monday is Yormark's first day working full-time out of the Big 12 office, leaving behind Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, the...

AP source: NBA investigating 76ers for possible tampering

Jul. 29, 2022 21:24 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are being investigated by the NBA for possible tampering in offseason free-agency moves involving James Harden, P.J. Tucker and Danuel House, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Friday night. The person,...

Harden, 76ers make it official on 2-year, $68 million deal

Jul. 27, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James Harden decided to grow his beard and shear his annual salary in Philadelphia. Harden signed a deal worth slightly over $68 million, paying him about $33 million this season with a $35 million player option for the 2023-24 season. Harden, though, will make...