EU cookie consent script
Headlines

Sports :: Basketball

How Kentucky transfer Charles Matthews was groomed to be next Michigan basketball star

freep.com

How Kentucky transfer Charles Matthews was groomed to be next Michigan basketball star

- Matthews hoped to be one and done when he signed with Kentucky. But plans changed for the Chicago native and now he's at Michigan CHICAGO -- Stretching on a beige couch in his grandmother’s house two weeks ago, Charles Matthews’ size 14 feet were planted on the ground. Three of his Michigan basketball teammates were 14 miles away, at the Quest Multisport facility, just outside of downtown Chicago, interviewing and working out for NBA executives at the combine

Categories: Sports | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Midwest |  East |  Michigan |  South |  Southeast US |  Kentucky | 

Stephen Curry Says Warriors 'Want to Do Something About' Cavaliers Having Fun

bleacherreport.com

Stephen Curry Says Warriors 'Want to Do Something About' Cavaliers Having Fun

- Ahead of the third consecutive NBA Finals meeting between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, Dubs guard Stephen Curry expressed his desire to rain on the Cavs' parade. According to Kyle Boone of CBS Sports, the two-time NBA MVP told reporters Saturday that he and the Warriors are aiming to spoil Cleveland's good time: "For the most part, you know what LeBron [James] does, you know what Kyrie [Irving] does

Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States | 

Should NHL teams adopt the NBA’s practice of resting players?

bostonglobe.com

Should NHL teams adopt the NBA’s practice of resting players?

-

Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Hockey |  Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Northeast |  New England |  Massachusetts | 

Jeff Jacobs: Once Again, James Makes It His Time As Cavs Defeat Celtics

courant.com

Jeff Jacobs: Once Again, James Makes It His Time As Cavs Defeat Celtics

- He advances to his seventh consecutive NBA Finals. Only Bill Russell and a select number of his Celtics teammates from a half century ago have done better. LeBron James has scored 2,995 career playoff points now. And nobody has done better. This is LeBron’s Time. It has been LeBron’s Time for a long time. And as far as the Eastern Conference goes, the end to LeBron’s Time is nowhere in sight

Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Northeast |  New England |  Connecticut | 

Man convicted of slaying former pro basketball player in Bloomingdale

abc7chicago.com

Man convicted of slaying former pro basketball player in Bloomingdale

- A man was convicted Friday of murdering a former professional basketball player in an ambush outside his home in northwest suburban Bloomingdale.

Categories: Sports |  Law & Crime | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Midwest |  East |  Illinois |  North |  Collar |  DuPage |  Chicago Metro | 

AD Darron Boatright says basketball series with K-State fits Wichita State

kansascity.com

AD Darron Boatright says basketball series with K-State fits Wichita State

- Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber and athletic director Gene Taylor visited Goddard this week for a booster event and said the expected things near the hometown of the Shockers. Sure, both said, Kansas State is open to playing Wichita State. Wichita State will return the expected answer. It is also interested in a series. Those are the easy parts. “I think Bruce is sincere in his words, but everything has to be right,” WSU athletic director Darron Boatright said

Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Midwest |  West |  Kansas |  Missouri |  Sedgwick |  Wichita | 

NBA Finals schedule released 

ajc.com

NBA Finals schedule released 

- What we’ve known for months became official last night— the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors will face off in the NBA Finals for the third-straight season. The Cavaliers became the Eastern Conference champions on Thursday night when they defeated the Boston Celtics 135-102 at Boston’s TD Garden. Cleveland won the series 4-1. The Cavaliers and Warriors will face off for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, June 1 at Golden State’s Oracle Arena

Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  South |  Atlantic |  Georgia |  West |  Mountain |  Colorado |  Northeast |  White |  Cleveland |  Jefferson |  Golden | 

D.J. Johnson returns focus to basketball after NFL tryout

kansascity.com

D.J. Johnson returns focus to basketball after NFL tryout

- The last two months have been a whirlwind of activity for former Kansas State forward D.J. Johnson. Since NFL teams surprisingly showed interest in the 6-foot-9 physical big man after five years of college basketball, Johnson has trained like a football player. He has learned the ins and outs of defensive end and attended the Chicago Bears’ rookie minicamp. Now, in what figured to be his down time, he is touring the Sunflower State and meeting K-State fans as part of the school’s annual Catbackers Tour

Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Midwest |  West |  Kansas |  Missouri | 

LeBron James Scores 5,995th Playoff Point, Taking the Record From Michael Jordan

nytimes.com

LeBron James Scores 5,995th Playoff Point, Taking the Record From Michael Jordan

- With 35 points against the Celtics on Thursday night, LeBron James now has the most career playoff points. He passed Michael Jordan, who held the record since 1998. Here are the 50 top scorers in N.B.A. playoff history. Historically players scored most of their playoff points in the finals and conference finals. There were fewer games in earlier rounds of the playoffs and fewer teams in the league, so players like Jerry West regularly played in the finals

Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States | 

NBA Draft 2017: Who’s leaving and staying in the Big Ten after the decision deadline

testudotimes.com

NBA Draft 2017: Who’s leaving and staying in the Big Ten after the decision deadline

- With the deadline for underclassmen to withdraw from the NBA Draft now gone and the transfer cycle starting to wind down, let’s see where the dust has started to settle around the Big Ten. Maryland found out Justin Jackson would return for his sophomore season at the deadline, something they really needed. The deadline wasn’t as kind to Purdue and Indiana, while Tom Izzo could’ve slept all day and been fine

Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Midwest |  East |  Indiana |  Michigan | 

Brandon Roy named Garfield head boys basketball coach

kgw.com

Brandon Roy named Garfield head boys basketball coach

- Former Washington and NBA star Brandon Roy was named Garfield’s new head boys basketball coach Thursday. Roy made his debut coaching at the high school level last year when he led Nathan Hale to a perfect season and the Class 3A championship. The former Portland Trailblazer will replace Ed Haskins, who took a job as an assistant basketball coach at Washington State

Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States | 

Source: Brandon Roy expected to be named Garfield basketball coach

seattletimes.com

Source: Brandon Roy expected to be named Garfield basketball coach

- Shortly after leading Nathan Hale to state and national titles, Brandon Roy is expected to leave the Raiders to become the boys basketball coach at his alma mater, Garfield. A source with knowledge of the situation told The Seattle Times on Thursday about the move. Seattle Public Schools could not confirm the hiring. The Garfield High Sports Twitter account also confirmed the hiring: Former Garfield coach Ed Haskins tweeted a congratulations Thursday

Categories: Sports |  Education | 
Tags: Basketball |  Schools |  High Schools | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States | 

LeBron James poised to become all-time leader in playoff points

bostonherald.com

LeBron James poised to become all-time leader in playoff points

- The raging LeBron versus Michael debate that is ongoing in NBA circles may be subjective but the numbers are definitive. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James needed only 28 points going into Thursday night’s Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden to become the NBA’s all-time scoring leader in the playoffs. James had accumulated 5,960 points in 211 playoff games going into the Cavaliers elimination match against the Celtics

Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States | 

UNI basketball: Panthers nab Kirkwood standout Wentzien

wcfcourier.com

UNI basketball: Panthers nab Kirkwood standout Wentzien

- CEDAR FALLS — The Northern Iowa men’s basketball team added another piece to its backcourt Wednesday, when it was announced that junior college All-American Miles Wentzien would join the Panthers for the upcoming season. Wentzien, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound guard from Fort Madison, will join UNI as a walk-on following a stellar season at Kirkwood Community College, where he averaged 16.8 points and 7

Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: North America |  United States |  Midwest |  West |  Iowa |  Black Hawk |  Cedar Falls | 

4-star SG MJ Walker commits to Florida State: Maryland misses out on top remaining 2017 target

testudotimes.com

4-star SG MJ Walker commits to Florida State: Maryland misses out on top remaining 2017 target

- Former 2017 Maryland basketball target MJ Walker has committed to Florida State. It was already suspected that the Terps were out of the running, but the McDonald’s All-American made it official on Wednesday morning. There were a flurry of draft announcements surrounding Walker’s commitment, as Wednesday was also the deadline for early entrants to withdraw. Justin Jackson returning to Maryland certainly softens the blow of this announcement, although landing both would have been a fan’s dream

Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: North America |  United States |  South |  Atlantic |  Florida |  Maryland | 

How plane crash changed John Beilein and his wife

ajc.com

How plane crash changed John Beilein and his wife

- Kathleen Beilein was uneasy as she rode the team bus to the airport. It got worse as she boarded the plane. Earlier that morning, 57-mph winds had besieged southeastern Michigan's power grid. Tens of thousands lost power. At Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor, her husband's basketball team had to practice in the dark. Now, here they were, the team, the coaches, the staff, and the families, set to take off as those same winds besieged their jet

Categories: Sports |  Society & Culture | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  South |  Atlantic |  Georgia | 

Burley hires new boys basketball coach

magicvalley.com

Burley hires new boys basketball coach

- BURLEY – Travis Noble is moving on up. The now-former Oakley boys basketball coach and athletic director confirmed Wednesday that he has been hired as Burley’s new head boys basketball coach. He spent the past five years as head basketball coach at Oakley, and the past four as athletic director. “It was a good opportunity for me. Oakley has been very good to me and been a great spot for me

Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  West |  Mountain |  Idaho |  Pacific |  California |  North |  Bay Area |  Contra Costa |  Cassia |  Burley | 

Latest Stories

Home / United States / Sports / Basketball
Jordan Wild is new basketball coach at Oaks Christian
Eric Sondheimer has been covering high school sports for the Los Angeles Times since 1997 and in Southern California since 1976. Get his latest from the field and follow all our prep sports coverage and analysis here. Oaks Christian has hired Jordan Wild to be its basketball coach. The Lions' coaching position has been a bit unstable, but the school hopes that Wild, who coached and played in Australia, can provide a fresh new enthusiasm   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  West |  Pacific |  California |  South |  Coast |  Los Angeles |  LA County |  L.A. | 
NBA Trade Rumors: Carmelo Anthony To Cavs Trade Revisited, Kevin Love & Kay Felder To Knicks?
NBA Trade Rumors: Carmelo Anthony To Cavs Trade Revisited, Kevin Love & Kay Felder To Knicks? The NBA trade rumors that surfaced months ago involving Carmelo Anthony to the Cleveland Cavaliers are being revisited by some sports sites. The trade rumors suggested months ago, just around the time of the NBA All-Star break, suggested that Anthony would be heading to Cleveland in an exchange for forward Kevin Love. At the time, Love was banged up and sitting out   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States | 
How Kentucky transfer Charles Matthews was groomed to be next Michigan basketball star
How Kentucky transfer Charles Matthews was groomed to be next Michigan basketball star Matthews hoped to be one and done when he signed with Kentucky. But plans changed for the Chicago native and now he's at Michigan CHICAGO -- Stretching on a beige couch in his grandmother’s house two weeks ago, Charles Matthews’ size 14 feet were planted on the ground. Three of his Michigan basketball teammates were 14 miles away, at the Quest Multisport facility, just outside of downtown Chicago, interviewing and working out for NBA executives at the combine   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Midwest |  East |  Michigan |  South |  Southeast US |  Kentucky | 
LaVar Ball temporarily silenced as AAU team gets run off court by Compton squad
LaVar Ball temporarily silenced as AAU team gets run off court by Compton squad ORANGE, Calif. — Coach LaVar Ball took it on the chin Saturday. Ball’s AAU basketball team — the Big Ballers, which feature his son LaMelo, a high school star from Chino Hills — lost 109-57 to the Compton Magic. And the Compton Magic did something almost unthinkable — they silenced Ball. Not for long, mind you, but for all to see inside a boisterous Orange Lutheran High School at the Magic Memorial Day Festival in Southern California   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  South |  Coast |  Los Angeles |  LA County |  Gateway |  Compton |  Inland Empire |  San Bernardino |  Chino Hills | 
Tom Oates: Getting top-notch successor to departed GM John Hammond is crucial for Bucks
Tom Oates: Getting top-notch successor to departed GM John Hammond is crucial for Bucks It sure looked like the Milwaukee Bucks had a plan. And who knows? Maybe they do and just haven’t shown their cards yet. But the events of last week definitely cast a sliver of doubt on the future of a franchise that appears to be positioned for big things in the next few years. When the Bucks gave general manager John Hammond a one-year contract extension last year, hired Justin Zanik from Utah as their assistant general manager and said Hammond would move into a consultant role after the 2017-18 season, it was assumed the 62-year-old Hammond wanted to scale back and that an orderly succession plan was in place   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Midwest |  East |  Wisconsin |  Milwaukee |  Milwaukee | 
BoilersXTRA: Caleb Swanigan reaction
BoilersXTRA: Caleb Swanigan reaction Journal & Courier Purdue basketball insider Nathan Baird and Clayton Duffy discuss the ramifications of Caleb Swanigan's departure and Vincent Edwards' return to the Boilermakers.   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Midwest |  East |  Indiana | 
Stephen Curry Says Warriors 'Want to Do Something About' Cavaliers Having Fun
Stephen Curry Says Warriors 'Want to Do Something About' Cavaliers Having Fun Ahead of the third consecutive NBA Finals meeting between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, Dubs guard Stephen Curry expressed his desire to rain on the Cavs' parade. According to Kyle Boone of CBS Sports, the two-time NBA MVP told reporters Saturday that he and the Warriors are aiming to spoil Cleveland's good time: "For the most part, you know what LeBron [James] does, you know what Kyrie [Irving] does   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States | 
Bennie Seltzer returns to WSU as assistant basketball coach
Bennie Seltzer returns to WSU as assistant basketball coach PULLMAN, Wash. – A former Cougar standout on the basketball court and 20-year coaching veteran, Bennie Seltzer returns to Pullman to join Ernie Kent's staff as an assistant men's basketball coach, Kent announced Friday. "I'm very excited to announce Bennie Seltzer as our newest assistant coach at Washington State University," Kent said. "Bennie was an outstanding player at Washington State and I think he'll add a lot to our staff and to our basketball program   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  West |  Pacific |  Washington |  Whitman |  Pullman | 
NBA announces 2019 All-Star game will be held in Charlotte
NBA announces 2019 All-Star game will be held in Charlotte The NBA All-Star game is headed back to Charlotte in 2019, a couple of years later than anticipated. The NBA announced that the All-Star weekend will be held Feb. 15-17 in Charlotte and the game will be played at the Spectrum Center, home of the Charlotte Hornets. The league had selected Charlotte to host the 2017 All-Star game but later moved the game to New Orleans because of a North Carolina law restricting the rights of LGBTQ people   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  South |  Atlantic |  North Carolina |  Charlotte | 
After much-criticized move to Warriors, pressure is on Kevin Durant to deliver NBA title  
After much-criticized move to Warriors, pressure is on Kevin Durant to deliver NBA title   LeBron James has admitted that he is chasing the ghost of Michael Jordan and at this time of year LeBron usually has more to lose than any player in the NBA Finals. That is until Kevin Durant came along. No one player — not LeBron, not Stephen Curry — is under more pressure this year than Durant, who abruptly dumped Oklahoma City last July to join a star studded, ready-made contender   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States | 
White supremacist identified as suspect who fatally stabbed 2 after anti-Muslim rant
White supremacist identified as suspect who fatally stabbed 2 after anti-Muslim rant A 35-year-old white supremacist with a criminal record has been identified as the suspect under arrest in connection with the stabbing death Friday of two people on a light-rail train in Portland, Ore., who intervened when he began to hurl anti-Muslim epithets at two women, one who was wearing a hijab. Jeremy Joseph Christian of North Portland was jailed early Saturday on two charges of aggravated murder, attempted murder, intimidation in the second degree and felon in possession of a restricted weapon   Read More ...
Categories: Sports |  Society & Culture | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States | 
Underdog Cavs insist they have plenty of bite for Finals
Underdog Cavs insist they have plenty of bite for Finals They are defending champions and decided underdogs. The Cleveland Cavaliers, however, say they aren't using any snubs to get ready for the NBA Finals. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue doesn't feel his team needs the underdog label for inspiration, saying being in the NBA Finals is "enough motivation alone." Kevin Love was reminded that Warriors forward Draymond Green said earlier this season that he wants to "destroy and annihilate" the Cavs in the Finals   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States | 
VanVleet aims to get underprivileged kids involved in basketball camp
VanVleet aims to get underprivileged kids involved in basketball camp Fred VanVleet is bringing a basketball camp to his hometown this summer. He hopes to get kids from all backgrounds involved and able to participate in the camp. "That's what I'm really looking forward to," VanVleet said at a press conference about the camp at UW Health Sports Factory Wednesday. "Giving some of these kids who can't afford it, or [who have] different circumstances, to come in for the weekend and have fun   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Midwest |  East |  Illinois | 
Should NHL teams adopt the NBA’s practice of resting players?
Should NHL teams adopt the NBA’s practice of resting players?   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Hockey |  Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Northeast |  New England |  Massachusetts | 
Cavaliers-Warriors Part 3 joins a small group of team sports trilogies
Cavaliers-Warriors Part 3 joins a small group of team sports trilogies The NBA is the last of the big four (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL) to have a trilogy like this. But none of the leagues have had more than one three-year stretch where the same teams played for title. Here's the company the Cavaliers and Warriors are joining: BASEBALL: Giants-Yankees 1921-23 A year after the Indians won the World Series in their first try, the New York Giants played in the first of four straight   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Northeast |  Atlantic |  New York |  Midwest |  East |  Ohio | 
Caleb Swanigan at Purdue
Caleb Swanigan at Purdue Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Email Caleb Swanigan at Purdue Caleb Swanigan is Purdue’s first consensus All-American since JaJuan Johnson in 2011. Sent! Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: North America |  United States |  Midwest |  East |  Indiana | 
Purdue's Vincent Edwards returning for senior year
Purdue's Vincent Edwards returning for senior year Buy Photo. At the same time, the 6-8 forward's second summer of workouts and feedback also seemed to affirm his identity. In both the short and long term, Edwards' mix of perimeter scoring, opportunistic rebounding and underrated passing makes him an asset. The process also convinced Edwards he must do all of those things better to assure himself an opportunity at the highest level   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Midwest |  East |  Indiana | 
Where does Purdue go without Caleb Swanigan?
Where does Purdue go without Caleb Swanigan? Journal & Courier Purdue basketball insider Nathan Baird and Clayton Duffy discuss the ramifications of Caleb Swanigan's departure and Vincent Edwards' return to the Boilermakers. Nathan Baird/Journal & Courier. Story Highlights Purdue returns four starters from last season's outright Big Ten Conference champions. Edwards and Haas returned to finish their careers with senior teammates Mathias and Thompson. Swanigan's departure leaves a void in production, but Purdue must also adapt for 2017-18   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Midwest |  East |  Indiana | 
Jeff Jacobs: Once Again, James Makes It His Time As Cavs Defeat Celtics
Jeff Jacobs: Once Again, James Makes It His Time As Cavs Defeat Celtics He advances to his seventh consecutive NBA Finals. Only Bill Russell and a select number of his Celtics teammates from a half century ago have done better. LeBron James has scored 2,995 career playoff points now. And nobody has done better. This is LeBron’s Time. It has been LeBron’s Time for a long time. And as far as the Eastern Conference goes, the end to LeBron’s Time is nowhere in sight   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Northeast |  New England |  Connecticut | 
Oddsmakers set a record-high total for Game 1 of Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals
Oddsmakers set a record-high total for Game 1 of Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals LAS VEGAS – If “defense wins championships,” the world must also be flat and photographs steal your soul. That popular sports cliché is about as truthful as a dating profile, especially with oddsmakers setting a record-high betting total for Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Sportsbooks opened the Game 1 Over/Under at 225.5 points, with both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors possessing a surplus of offensive weaponry, according to Vegas-based sister site Covers   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Northeast |  New England |  Connecticut | 
Man convicted of slaying former pro basketball player in Bloomingdale
Man convicted of slaying former pro basketball player in Bloomingdale A man was convicted Friday of murdering a former professional basketball player in an ambush outside his home in northwest suburban Bloomingdale.   Read More ...
Categories: Sports |  Law & Crime | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Midwest |  East |  Illinois |  North |  Collar |  DuPage |  Chicago Metro | 
Michigan's Moe Wagner ranked as No. 22 returning college player
Michigan's Moe Wagner ranked as No. 22 returning college player Michigan center Moe Wagner's return to Michigan last week changes the Wolverines' dynamic next year. His versatility, shooting ability and height at 6-11 gives U-M a unique weapon. Those traits are enough for ESPN.com to rank Wagner as the nation's No. 22 returning college player in the first post NBA-draft-deadline list. ESPN college basketball stats guru John Gasaway ranked the players   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Midwest |  East |  Michigan | 
James out to cement own legacy - Capital Sports
James out to cement own legacy - Capital Sports LOS ANGELES, United States, May 26LeBron James was once among thousands of youngsters striving to “be like Mike,” but the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar never dreamed he’d be mentioned in the same breath as Chicago Bulls icon Michael Jordan as one of basketball’s greatest. James eclipsed Jordan as the NBA’s all-time leading playoff scorer on Thursday as he led the Cavaliers into a third straight NBA Finals — fueling comparisons to six-time NBA champion Jordan   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Kenya |  United States |  West |  Pacific |  California |  South |  Coast |  Los Angeles |  LA County |  L.A. | 
Basketball players with Utah ties are thriving abroad
Basketball players with Utah ties are thriving abroad While most college basketball players don't ever get the chance to play in the NBA, there are still plenty of opportunities to play the game around the world. Professional leagues are in just about every country you can imagine, and players from Utah schools have played in most of them. From Iraq to Argentina, from Australia to China, 73 players from Utah schools have played professional basketball internationally this season with varying levels of success   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  West |  Mountain |  Utah | 
Niyo: Beilein adjusts to being a pipeline for the NBA
Niyo: Beilein adjusts to being a pipeline for the NBA Ann Arbor —Even after a decade of this, John Beilein says he still plays the what-if game. In fact, Michigan’s head coach finds himself playing it almost annually, which has forced him, among other things, to alter his old-school bookkeeping. There’s plenty of new-age technology involved with the Wolverines’ basketball program, from wearables that monitor players’ practice workloads to shooting machines that measure the arc of their jump shots   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States | 
Enes Kanter Scoffs at Report on Turkish Warrant
Enes Kanter Scoffs at Report on Turkish Warrant Photo Enes Kanter, the Turkish N.B.A. star whose home country has revoked his passport, expressed disdain on social media on Friday at reports that Turkey’s government had issued a warrant for his arrest. “You can’t catch me,” Kanter said in a Twitter post accompanied by a photo of an article by the Turkish newspaper Sabah about the arrest warrant. “Don’t waste your breath   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: United States |  Asia |  W. Asia |  Turkey | 
Warriors to face Cavaliers in NBA Finals for 3rd straight year
Warriors to face Cavaliers in NBA Finals for 3rd straight year Friday, May 26, 2017 06:49PM The Golden State Warriors will face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals for the third straight year. This is the first time that has ever happened. Watch Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, June 1 on ABC7 at 5:30 p.m. "Hopefully we can get off to a good start and feed off our crowd's energy, and just the excitement in the building, and even in the entire Bay Area   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States | 
Oakland basketball discussing assistant position with Detroit native Tony Jones
Oakland basketball discussing assistant position with Detroit native Tony Jones The Oakland basketball program may be on the verge of hiring an assistant coach. After an ESPN.com report report that Oakland coach Greg Kampe is expected to hire former Tennessee assistant Tony Jones, Kampe confirmed the sides are discussing the job. "After a long process, I believe I have zeroed in on great candidate who has a strong history in this business, someone with Detroit and Horizon league ties and has been places we want to take Oakland," Kampe told the Free Press   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Midwest |  East |  Michigan |  Detroit |  Wayne | 
Isaiah Thomas shocked by Brad Stevens' Coach of the Year snub
Isaiah Thomas shocked by Brad Stevens' Coach of the Year snub Brad Stevens, revered league-wide for his basketball IQ and expertise when it comes to drawing up after-timeout plays, is in the upper echelon of NBA coaches, and you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who argues the contrary. The 40-year-old, who earned his first NBA head-coaching gig with Boston in 2013, has helped improve the Celtics' record in each of his four seasons on the sidelines   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States | 
Chino Hills will not be playing in any summer basketball tournaments
Eric Sondheimer has been covering high school sports for the Los Angeles Times since 1997 and in Southern California since 1976. Get his latest from the field and follow all our prep sports coverage and analysis here. You're going to have to wait until the fall or maybe November to see Chino Hills play basketball again as a team. First-year coach Dennis Latimore said Friday that the Huskies will not be playing in any summer tournaments as a group   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  West |  Pacific |  California |  South |  Coast |  Los Angeles |  LA County |  L.A. |  Inland Empire |  San Bernardino |  Chino Hills | 
Michigan basketball's John Beilein encouraged by options to replace D.J. Wilson
Michigan basketball's John Beilein encouraged by options to replace D.J. Wilson There was uncertainty surrounding Michigan’s starting power forward position entering last season. Then D.J. Wilson filled it better than anyone expected. Now that Wilson's off to the NBA, officially announcing on Wednesday he was staying in the draft, the future of the spot again is a mystery. That doesn’t bother U-M coach John Beilein, who is confident in senior Duncan Robinson   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States | 
Stress should be a two-way street in Warriors-Cavs NBA Finals matchup -- Bud Shaw's Sports Spin
Stress should be a two-way street in Warriors-Cavs NBA Finals matchup -- Bud Shaw's Sports Spin It wasn't possible before. It is for the next three weeks. The job now is beating a Warriors team that: a) Is undefeated in the playoffs; b) Won 73 games last year, then added Kevin Durant; c) Once again finished Top Three in offense and defense; and. d) Once again has home-court advantage. "I'm going to be honest," LeBron James told reporters in Boston Thursday night when the Cavs clinched their third consecutive trip to the NBA Finals   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Midwest |  East |  Ohio | 
Pro basketball writers honor Detroit Pistons' Stan Van Gundy with media award
Pro basketball writers honor Detroit Pistons' Stan Van Gundy with media award The Detroit Pistons held a logo unveiling ceremony at noon May 16, 2017, at Campus Martius in downtown Detroit. By Vince Ellis, DFP. Stan Van Gundy is one of the most accessible personalities in the NBA. On Friday, he was recognized for that trait. The Pro Basketball Writers Association announced the Detroit Pistons president and coach is the winner of the 2016-17 Rudy Tomjanovich Award, honoring an NBA coach for his cooperation with the media and fans, as well as his excellence on the court   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Midwest |  East |  Michigan |  Detroit |  Wayne | 
Jackson's return will put Terps in thick of Big Ten basketball race next season
Jackson's return will put Terps in thick of Big Ten basketball race next season Justin Jackson’s decision to return to Maryland for his sophomore year should put the Terps in solid contention in the Big Ten. At least for second place behind Michigan State. While most believe that the Spartans will be among the top teams in the country – with the return of Miles Bridges for his sophomore year, Michigan State could go into the season ranked No   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Midwest |  East |  Michigan | 
Khloe Kardashian And Tristan Thompson Are Going Strong Amid NBA Playoffs
Khloe Kardashian And Tristan Thompson Are Going Strong Amid NBA Playoffs Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson are going strong as the Cleveland Cavaliers prepare to take on the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Playoffs. According to a new report, Khloe Kardashian is sticking by her basketball player boyfriend and offering him support as he and his team attempt to nab their second straight NBA Championship title. “[Khloe Kardashian] is constantly filling Tristan’s head up with positivity   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States | 
Michigan's John Beilein flew cross-country to meet with D.J. Wilson
Michigan's John Beilein flew cross-country to meet with D.J. Wilson John Beilein wanted D.J. Wilson to have all the information he needed to make his decision of whether to return to Michigan or head to the NBA. The coach even made a grand gesture to show Wilson his options. Beilein and assistant Saddi Washington traveled across the country Monday to California, presenting Wilson with their data to help with his NBA draft decision   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Midwest |  East |  Michigan | 
Warriors favored over LeBron and Cavaliers in the Finals
(The Sports Xchange) - LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers open their title defense as underdogs against the Golden State Warriors as the NBA Finals get underway next week. The 2016 champion Cavaliers and the 2015 champion Warriors will battled for the crown for a third straight year in the best-of-seven starting at Golden State on Thursday. James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cavaliers routed the Boston Celtics 135-102 on Thursday to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  West |  Mountain |  Colorado |  Jefferson |  Golden | 
CSI sends multiple basketball players to 4-year programs
CSI sends multiple basketball players to 4-year programs TWIN FALLS – The College of Southern Idaho men’s and women’s college basketball teams will lose a handful of players from their 2016-17 rosters. Several of those athletes are headed to Division I schools. More players are likely to announce signings over the summer, but below is a list of the players who have already made the next step in their college careers   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  West |  Mountain |  Idaho |  Twin Falls |  Twin Falls | 
UM's Beilein on NBA attrition: 'I've lost count'
UM's Beilein on NBA attrition: 'I've lost count' Ann Arbor –Even after a decade of this, John Beilein says he still plays the what-if game. In fact, Michigan’s head coach finds himself playing it almost annually anymore. What if some of his talented underclassmen hadn’t opted to leave early for the NBA? “We’ve been wondering that for a long time,” Beilein said, relaxed and smiling as he met with the media Friday to discuss this latest round of NBA roulette   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States | 
Funny video pokes fun at Stephen A. Smith’s wrong NBA Finals picks
Funny video pokes fun at Stephen A. Smith’s wrong NBA Finals picks Based on this, you might want to bet against the team ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith picks to win the NBA Finals. A Cavaliers fan compiled Smith’s choice to win the NBA Finals each year starting in 2011. Smith is 0 for 6. That fan turned the botched picks into a funny video. Here is the breakdown of the last NBA Finals: 2011: Dallas beats Miami   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Midwest |  West |  Missouri |