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Memphis Grizzlies' Zach Kleiman named NBA executive of year

May. 12, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies general manager Zach Kleiman has been named the NBA basketball executive of the year, the youngest ever to win the award. Kleiman, 33, is the second executive with the Grizzlies to receive the honor. Jerry West won the award for the 2003-04...

Playoff time: 10 things to know about the NBA's postseason

Apr. 16, 2022 02:56 AM EDT

Zach LaVine has an Olympic gold medal. What he doesn’t have is NBA playoff experience. At last, that part is about to change. No active NBA player has been in more regular-season games without making his playoff debut than LaVine, who has appeared in 478 games with...

Powell returns, Clippers beat Suns for 3rd straight win

Apr. 07, 2022 02:00 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers got way too comfortable against the NBA-leading Phoenix Suns and it nearly cost them. Leading by 39 points in the third quarter, the Clippers survived an offensive onslaught by Phoenix's bench in the fourth and hung on for a 113-109...

‘Winning Time’ shows authentic human side of Laker legends

Apr. 06, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John C. Reilly remembered being enthralled watching “Showtime” basketball with Magic Johnson’s no-look passes and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s patented skyhook, but the actor never really knew the backstory behind the Los Angeles Lakers dynasty. Reilly quickly...

AP Was There: LeBron James tops star-studded 2003 NBA draft

Mar. 22, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — (2000 Package) A star-studded draft takes place with 18-year-old phenom LeBron James picked No. 1. Carmelo Anthony is picked No. 3 followed by Chris Bosh at No. 4 and Dwyane Wade at No. 5. The Detroit Pistons infamously takes Darko Milicic as the No. 2 overall pick....

Durant has 37, Nets beat Jazz 114-106 to extend good stretch

Mar. 21, 2022 23:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Already without Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons, the Brooklyn Nets were down another starter to illness and lost one to injury. They still had Kevin Durant, and that was enough against Utah. “He made us pay,” Jazz forward Rudy Gay said. ...

No. 16 USC and No. 17 UCLA end season with rivalry game

Mar. 02, 2022 02:56 AM EST

Things to watch this week in Pac-12 Conference basketball: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 16 Southern California at No. 17 UCLA. The rematch of this rivalry will affect seeding in next week's Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas. The Trojans and Bruins have already locked up top-four...

AP Was There: Magic announces he has HIV, retires from NBA

Feb. 23, 2022 13:47 PM EST

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Magic Johnson stunned the NBA and those watching his news conference live on TV in 1991 by announcing he had tested positive for HIV and would be retiring from the Los Angeles Lakers. Johnson and the Lakers' physician both made clear the guard didn't have AIDS. Johnson...