Latest NBA Playoffs News

Harden knows he's no longer the man in Philadelphia

Sep. 30, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — James Harden and Joel Embiid are beefing over who has been the most unbeatable Sixer during 1-on-1 competition at training camp. The smack talk escalated this week after a recent practice, each one badgering the other over who really is the alpha dog in Philly. ...

Proud to be an American: 76ers star Embiid now U.S. citizen

Sep. 29, 2022 22:26 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Joel Embiid has tried to keep the ruse alive — that he was nothing more than a 7-foot couch potato this summer. To hear Embiid tell it, every day was easy like a lazy Sunday morning. His biggest offseason accomplishment? “Sleep,” he...

Maxey turns into star guard 76ers need to chase championship

Sep. 28, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Doc Rivers was not expecting guests one day this summer when members of his staff turned up uninvited at his house with a direct demand of the Philadelphia 76ers coach: Tyrese Maxey needed an intervention. It was true. Maxey needed help...

NBA camps open; some go abroad, Spurs plan a trip to Uvalde

Sep. 27, 2022 03:57 AM EDT

Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs know they cannot erase the pain that the residents of Uvalde, Texas have felt since May 24. They can, however, continue reminding the city of 16,000 people that they’re not forgotten. The Spurs are planning what they’re...

Bulls set sights higher, look to build on run to playoffs

Sep. 26, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine had quite the offseason. The Chicago Bulls' two-time All-Star and Olympic gold medalist landed the richest contract in franchise history when he agreed to a $215 million, five-year contract. He and his wife, Hunter, welcomed their first child, a son named...

Mazzulla says Celtics need time to heal in wake of Udoka ban

Sep. 26, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

CANTON, Mass. (AP) — The Celtics were supposed to enter the preseason as one of the favorites to emerge from the Eastern Conference on the heels of their surprise run to the NBA Finals under rookie head coach Ime Udoka. That was before Udoka was suspended for the upcoming season...

Bucks' Middleton likely to miss beginning of the season

Sep. 26, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton probably won’t be available for the beginning of the season after undergoing surgery on his left wrist this summer. “Hopefully soon after that.” the three-time All-Star said Sunday at the Bucks’ Media Day event. ...

Clippers say Kawhi Leonard is cleared for 5-on-5 play

Sep. 22, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

Kawhi Leonard has been cleared for 5-on-5 basketball again, more than a year since his last NBA game. Los Angeles Clippers President Lawrence Frank said Thursday that the team will proceed with some caution with Leonard, the two-time NBA Finals MVP and five-time All-Star who tore the...

Basketball Hall of Fame set to welcome 13 new enshrinees

Sep. 09, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

George Karl lost 19 of his first 21 games as an NBA coach. Tim Hardaway spent hours dribbling alone in an unfinished basement when it was too cold to go outside in his native Chicago. Theresa Grentz’s family lost all its belongings in a 1970 house fire, leaving her with only the yellow pajamas...

LeBron James inks 2-year, $97.1 million deal with Lakers

Aug. 18, 2022 02:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James has agreed to a two-year, $97.1 million contract extension through the 2024-25 season with the Los Angeles Lakers, his agent announced Wednesday. Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul said the league-maximum deal makes James the highest-paid player in NBA...