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Zion Williamson on NBA future, comparisons to LeBron: 'I'm just trying to be first Zion'
June 19, 2019
Zion Williamson, the projected No. 1 pick in Thursday's NBA draft, has lofty expectations for himself in his rookie season and beyond.
Memphis Grizzlies star Mike Conley traded to Utah Jazz
June 19, 2019
Mike Conley is one of the best, most consistent point guards in the league, and his addition shows that Utah is looking to take another step forward.
Opinion: NBA draft exciting, fast-paced and totally overrated
June 19, 2019
The picks and moves during the NBA draft won't seem nearly as important after Thursday night's initial brouhaha.
NBA mock draft: Predicting entire first round before Thursday
June 19, 2019
With Thursday night's NBA draft on the horizon, USA TODAY Sports' experts take one last look at the field of players and predict the first round.
What happened? Seven college basketball stars who didn't make it in the NBA
June 19, 2019
With every NBA draft comes players who impressed in college but can’t quite make it in the big leagues. We take a look at some of those players.
NBA draft: Ranking the five most prolific classes of all time
June 19, 2019
Since 1947, some of the sport's greats have made their way into the NBA via the draft. But over time, some classes stand out more than others.
NBA draft: Ranking the five biggest busts as the No. 1 pick
June 19, 2019
From Anthony Bennett, who underachieved, to Greg Oden, who was saddled with multiple knee injuries, not every draft offers a winner with the top pick.
Raptors coach on Kawhi Leonard's Game 7 buzzer-beater: 'That’s an old play I stole off a Hubie Brown DVD'
June 18, 2019
Raptors coach Nick Nurse said the play that produced the Game 7 buzzer-beater against the 76ers was something he "stole off a Hubie Brown DVD."
Toronto police searching for 'person of interest' in Raptors parade shooting
June 18, 2019
Four people suffered non-life-threatening injuries as a result of a shooting near the end of the Toronto Raptors parade route Monday.
What's next for Lakers after Anthony Davis trade? Top free agents to target
June 17, 2019
With LeBron James and Anthony Davis in town, what the Los Angeles Lakers do in free agency this summer will be huge for the franchise's future.
Secret to his success? Pelicans' David Griffin struck quickly with Anthony Davis trade
June 16, 2019
Two months into job as executive VP for the Pelicans, David Griffin's Anthony Davis trade has set up the team for the present and the future.
That time the Warriors tried to draft girls' basketball star out of high school
June 18, 2019
Denise Long of Union-Whitten had one of the most storied prep careers in Iowa history, but nothing prepared her for being drafted by the NBA in 1969.
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April 03, 2019
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Opinion: LeBron James gets what he wanted as Lakers make move for Anthony Davis
June 16, 2019
With the Warriors now in flux and Anthony Davis now in the fold, LeBron James and the Lakers are under pressure to win big.
Anthony Davis to the Lakers: Winners and losers of the blockbuster deal
June 16, 2019
The Lakers rocked the NBA landscape with a blockbuster trade for All-Star big man Anthony Davis. Let's break down the winners and losers of the deal.
LaVar Ball guarantees Lakers will never win another title after Lonzo included in Anthony Davis trade
June 16, 2019
LaVar Ball weighed in on the Lakers sending his son, Lonzo, to the Pelicans in the trade for Anthony Davis.
Anthony Davis trade among biggest in Los Angeles Lakers history
June 16, 2019
The trade for Anthony Davis could go down as one of the biggest in the history of the Lakers: and they've acquired some huge stars over the years.
NBA star Khris Middleton's frantic journey home for his daughter's birth
June 16, 2019
Khris Middleton missed the end of a series-clinching win, then caught a surprise flight and a harrowing drive to make it home for daughter's birth.
How Kevin Durant's injury could change the fate of five NBA teams
June 18, 2019
When Kevin Durant went down with a torn Achilles, the future became murky. Not only for Durant and the Warriors, but for the rest of the NBA.
Kawhi Leonard caps epic playoff run as NBA Finals MVP
June 14, 2019
Kawhi Leonard led the Raptors to the first championship in team history and became the third player to win Finals MVP with two different teams.
NBA draft profile: Zion Williamson is not the next LeBron James
June 19, 2019
SportsPulse: Zion Williamson has been the talk of this NBA draft. But he isn’t the next LeBron James. In fact, he's something the NBA has never seen before.
NBA draft profile: Ja Morant is destined for stardom
June 19, 2019
SportsPulse: Ja Morant has all the tools to become the next great point guard from a mid-major, but there's one area of his game that must improve at the next level.
NBA draft profile: R.J. Barrett is done playing second fiddle
June 19, 2019
SportsPulse: While Zion Williamson and Ja Morant have shyer personalities better suited for small-market teams, R.J. Barrett is ready to make a big splash in a big city.
With short window after season's end, Warriors turn to draft
June 19, 2019
Warriors general manager Bob Myers is still emotionally spent after watching superstars Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson go down with serious injuries in the last two games of the NBA Finals
Zion's time: Williamson the center of attention at NBA draft
June 19, 2019
Zion Williamson tried to portray himself as an ordinary player just hoping to be selected; draft media day proved otherwise
Donovan Mitchell speaks about Mike Conley trade
June 19, 2019
SportsPulse: Donovan Mitchell sat down with Trysta Krick hours after the news that Mike Conley would be traded to the Jazz and discussed what his new teammate will bring to Utah.
AP source: Grizzlies trade Conley to Jazz for 3 players
June 19, 2019
A person with knowledge of the decision tells AP that Memphis Grizzlies have traded veteran point guard Mike Conley, who has played the most games in franchise history, to the Utah Jazz for 3 players
After lottery setback, Hawks look to add to young core
June 19, 2019
Even though the lottery didn't work as they hoped, the Atlanta Hawks are preparing for another intriguing draft
Brazdeikis wrapping up pre-draft whirlwind
June 19, 2019
The past several weeks have been a whirlwind for both Iggy Brazdeikis and his former team
Attorney: Deputy involved in clash with Raptors executive Masai Ujiri has concussion
June 18, 2019
Deputy suffered a concussion and is on medical leave after postgame altercation with Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri, a lawyer said Tuesday.
Toronto police seek 4th person in Raptors rally shooting
June 18, 2019
Police in Canada are looking for a fourth person and haven't recovered the gun involved in a shooting at a rally for the NBA champion Raptors that left four people wounded and sent thousands fleeing
Opinion: How good are U.S. women? Game against Sweden will be indication
June 18, 2019
In the last 10 games between the teams, the Americans are 3-4-3. And one of those losses is perhaps the most galling in the USWNT's history.
Study: NBA earns overall A grade in diversity hiring
June 18, 2019
Diversity report find NBA leads men's professional sports leagues in racial and gender hiring practices with overall A grade
High 5: Cavaliers mulling options with 5th pick in NBA draft
June 18, 2019
Cleveland Cavaliers set to add talent with 5th and 26th picks in NBA draft
AP source: Celtics' Horford to be unrestricted free agent
June 18, 2019
AP source: Boston Celtics center Al Horford to decline player option for next season and become an unrestricted free agent
LaVar Ball makes tasteless remark to ESPN's Molly Qerim
June 18, 2019
LaVar Ball went on ESPN’s First Take on Monday to discuss the trade that sent his son, Lonzo Ball, from the Lakers to the New Orleans Pelicans.
Leonard quiet on future as Raptors celebrate with parade
June 18, 2019
Kawhi Leonard stays quiet on plans for free agency as Raptors celebrate first NBA title with parade, rally
Texas' Jaxson Hayes headlines list of big men in NBA draft
June 18, 2019
Texas' Jaxson Hayes headlines the list of big men in the NBA draft
ESPN condemns LaVar Ball for 'completely inappropriate' comment made to Molly Qerim Rose
June 18, 2019
LaVar Ball was condemned by ESPN for the "completely inappropriate" comment he made to "First Take" host Molly Qerim Rose on the show on Monday.
Pelicans extend coach Gentry's contract through 2021
June 17, 2019
New Orleans Pelicans new basketball operations chief David Griffin says the club is exercising its option to extend coach Alvin Gentry's contract through the 2020-21 season
Anthony Davis through the years
June 16, 2019
A look at the career of NBA superstar Anthony Davis, from Kentucky to the New Orleans Pelicans to the Los Angeles Lakers.
NBA Finals: Best photos from Raptors-Warriors
June 14, 2019
All the action from the 2019 NBA Finals between the Toronto Raptors and the Golden State Warriors.
NBA Finals MVP winners through the years
June 14, 2019
Recent winners of the Bill Russell Trophy as NBA Finals MVP.
Celebrities at the 2019 NBA Finals
June 10, 2019
Drake is hardly the only celebrity to make an appearance at the 2019 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors.
Sick kicks: Coolest shoes of the NBA season
June 08, 2019
NBA players show off their flair with an array of wild shoes.
Rising stars: Best NBA players under age 25
January 11, 2019
The future of the NBA is in good hands as the league is blessed with a host of talented young players. Here are 32 of the best under the age of 25.
NBA triple-double tracker: 2018-19 season leaders
April 11, 2019
Keep up with this year's leaders and track every triple-double of the 2018-19 NBA season.
Sights and sounds: Warriors players share highlights from fantastic preseason China trip
October 08, 2017
Now on their way home, some of the Warriors shared a few of their best memories from their preseason China trip.
How WNBA star Tina Charles saved a man's life from 2,000 miles away
September 05, 2017
Charles was surprised by the man whose life she saved during practice on Friday.
Once bankrupt, ex-Celtics star Antoine Walker now teaching dangers of NBA wealth
July 26, 2017
Walker, who made over $108 million in his career, filed for bankruptcy two years after retirement.
When athletes share their battles with mental illness
August 30, 2017
Roughly one in five Americans suffer from mental illnesses. Athletes might be more at risk
Q&A: Draymond Green talks Warriors' season, relationship with Kevin Durant
January 09, 2017
Green shed light on the "altercation" he and Durant had during last week's loss to Memphis
Jesse Jackson wishes MLK 'had gotten to meet' LeBron James, compares him to Ali
June 01, 2017
Longtime civil rights organizer praises LeBron's fight against racism.
The NBA's president: League reflects on Obama's enduring love for the game
January 19, 2017
A look back at the outgoing president's relationship with the NBA and its players. Featured News
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