28 Aug 2016 at 7:25pm
Two brothers who were on parole for prior criminal activity have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, Chicago police announced Sunday. Darwin Sorrells Jr., 26, and Derren Sorrells, 22, also were charged with attempted murder in Friday's shooting. Nykea Aldridge, a 32-year-old mother of four, was pushing her baby in a stroller near a school where she'd planned to register her children when she was shot in the head and arm.
27 Aug 2016 at 4:06pm
NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was an innocent bystander, police said, pushing her baby in a stroller near a Chicago school where she intended to register her children when she was fatally shot Friday. This July alone, there were 65 homicides - the most that month since 2006.
27 Aug 2016 at 4:05pm
Police are investigating whether NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was hit by a stray bullet during a robbery on a Chicago street. Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi (goo-lee-EHL'-mee) said Saturday two ''people of interest'' are being interrogated by detectives. Chicago police say they're questioning three people in the shooting death of NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin.
27 Aug 2016 at 1:54pm
The fatal shooting of NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin in Chicago is part of a sharp uptick in gun violence in the nation's third-largest city this year. Among the other innocent people caught in crossfire have been young children playing outside and a father paying bills at his kitchen table. Wade's cousin, Nykea Aldridge, who was shot Friday while pushing her baby in a stroller near a school, was one of nearly 20 people shot between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, police said.
27 Aug 2016 at 11:10am
Ball Don?t Lie?s Eric Freeman recently relayed the sad news about Nykea Aldridge, a mother of four who was shot and killed outside the Parkway Garden Homes on Chicago?s South Side on Friday. Aldridge, who is the cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade, was apparently an innocent bystander caught in the middle of a gunfight. My cousin was killed today in Chicago.
26 Aug 2016 at 9:28pm
Nykea Aldridge was not the intended target of Friday?s shooting. Nykea Aldridge, a mother of four and cousin of NBA superstar Dwyane Wade, was shot dead as an innocent bystander on Friday afternoon in the Chicago area. Investigators indicated that Aldridge was pushing a baby stroller when a gunfight began in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood.
23 Aug 2016 at 2:05pm
Mirotic averaged 11.8 points and 5.6 rebounds in eight Olympic games. Luckily for all involved, the 2016 Olympics passed without any major injuries in the Men?s Basketball realm. There will be a bit of fatigue ? San Antonio Spurs fans were no doubt fretting over every bead of sweat Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and especially Pau Gasol dropped mid-August ? but once again returning NBA players managed to escape the Olympic turn without a significant malady.
22 Aug 2016 at 9:41pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NBA Development League will begin its 16th season on Nov. 11.
17 Aug 2016 at 7:47pm
LeBron James recently admitted that he?s chasing the figurative ?ghost? of Michael Jordan, meaning MJ?s six NBA championship and Jordan?s acknowledged presence as the greatest to ever play the sport of basketball. In the ?Open Run? podcast on James? own Uninterrupted channel, James revealed that he shares a sentiment with everyone from the leader of the free world to the college sophomore that you just traded a few Wizards-related Twitter @ replies with ? he?d like to own an NBA team, and run the show from up top.
16 Aug 2016 at 2:41pm
There's one team that has lived up to high expectations - even surpassed them - at the Rio Games in men's basketball. The favored U.S. team, to this point unbeaten but shockingly underwhelming, had better be careful. Australia just might win it all.
15 Aug 2016 at 10:34pm
Spain's two losses to open the Olympics seem like a distant memory after three straight wins has put the Spanish men's basketball team back into medal contention. Spain advanced to the quarterfinals with a 92-73 win against Argentina on Monday and suddenly is playing as well as any team in the tournament. ''We had a distracting situation during our training camp and many players missed many, many practices,'' Spain coach Sergio Scariolo said.
13 Aug 2016 at 4:53pm
Argentina's players locked arms and danced in a circle near mid-court. Beating Brazil, on its home court, is as good as it gets for Argentina. Facundo Campazzo made two 3-pointers to open the second overtime and three free throws in the final minute, leading Argentina to a thrilling 111-107 win Saturday over Brazil in a men's basketball game that had it all.
12 Aug 2016 at 3:46pm
Andrew Bogut rested his sore left knee against China. Bogut sat in street clothes on the bench, cheered and even collected basketballs at halftime Friday as Australia, so far the biggest surprise team in the men's Olympic tournament, coasted to its third win by smashing China 93-68. Bogut badly bruised his knee while playing for Golden State in the NBA Finals and the former No. 1 overall draft pick was given little chance of competing in Rio.
12 Aug 2016 at 8:36am
Spain tipped off in an eerily empty arena due to a bomb scare but the 2012 silver medallists finally showed up on the court for an all-important first Olympic basketball win on Thursday. After last-second losses in their first two games, Spain got past Nigeria 96-87 in a match-up of desperate winless teams, led by 16 points from veteran centre Pau Gasol. In other Group B action, Argentina and Lithuania showed why they will both be tough to beat in the knockout phase, with Lithuania, now 3-0, emerging 81-73 victors.
11 Aug 2016 at 9:36pm
Miami Heat managing general partner Micky Arison released an open letter to the team's fans Thursday night, telling them he is confident they'll enjoy the upcoming season. The letter's release on the Heat Twitter account came a few hours after the NBA schedule was released. It'll be the first Heat schedule since 2002-03 without Dwyane Wade, who left Miami after 13 seasons and signed with the Chicago Bulls.
11 Aug 2016 at 6:46pm
Kevin Durant will return to Oklahoma City on Feb. 11 and join the Golden State Warriors for an NBA Finals rematch at Cleveland on Christmas. Dwyane Wade will return to Miami and Derrick Rose will go back to Chicago early in the 2016-17 season, which was unveiled Thursday by the NBA.
11 Aug 2016 at 5:22pm
All eyes will be on Kevin Durant and the Warriors this season . Kevin Durant?s move from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Golden State Warriors has unquestionably been the biggest move of the NBA?s 2016 offseason. Not surprisingly, the 2014 MVP and his new team have been handed several of the most prominent places in the league?s 2016-17 regular season schedule, released on Thursday afternoon.
10 Aug 2016 at 12:12pm
The NBA great tells an array of stories about some of the league's greatest players.
9 Aug 2016 at 12:38pm
Stephen Jackson, a man who played 14 seasons in the NBA with eight different teams (one of them, whom we?ll discuss later, twice), is attempting to make a comeback after failing to latch on with any squads following a nine-game stint with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2013-14. ?There?s a lot of guys in the NBA right now that are making money but they really don?t care if they win or lose as long as they are getting the paycheck and I?ve never been like that. ?That?s the sad part of the NBA right now, that there are some players that are making a lot of money but they don?t really care about winning games and bringing the championship or a winning season to the organization, and that?s what the fans are complaining about.
8 Aug 2016 at 6:06pm
Michael Jordan?s donation was big enough to put his name on the museum?s sports gallery. Basketball legend Michael Jordan made news in July when he announced that he would give $1 million each to the Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Jordan explained the donation as an effort to heal divisions between police and black communities throughout the United States, reversing years of reluctance to speak out publicly on social issues.
7 Aug 2016 at 9:24pm
With one big block, Dario Saric gave a glimpse of what the 76ers can't wait to see in Philadelphia. Saric swatted away Pau Gasol's shot just before the buzzer, preserving Croatia's 72-70 upset of Spain on Sunday night in a men's basketball game. ''This last play from Saric, that's a picture of our team,'' Croatia captain Roko Ukic said.
7 Aug 2016 at 9:00pm
Tom Thibodeau's booming, baritone voice knifed through the air inside sold out Carioca Arena on Saturday as the U.S. team dropped back to play defense early in its Olympic tournament opener against China. From the opening tip to the final horn in the 119-62 blowout, Thibodeau, a hard-driving, hoops lifer who prides himself on teaching the old-school way, screamed instructions at the American players.
5 Aug 2016 at 10:18am
After losing the final game of the Olympic basketball tournament to the United States for the past two Olympics, Spain's star player and six-times NBA all-star Pau Gasol hopes to break his team's runners-up streak in Rio de Janeiro. Gasol is in good company, as he is one of a record-high 34 current players from the National Basketball Association playing on teams hoping to outdo the U.S. men, who have won gold in five of the past six Olympics but lost out in 2000 to Argentina, a result that led to deep soul-searching and the reorganisation of the nation's Olympic basketball programme.
4 Aug 2016 at 2:08pm
By Scott Malone RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - With the United States' men's and women's basketball teams having dominated the Olympic tournament for more than two decades, the main battle should be for second on the hardwood when the first game tips off in Rio on Saturday. The U.S.'s deep bench of professional National Basketball Association players has only once failed to deliver gold in the men's event since 1992, missing out in 2004 to Argentina. "I know what it felt like to be at the bottom and what it feels like to be at the top of the game as well," said Anthony, a nine-time NBA All-Star.
4 Aug 2016 at 1:50pm
By Scott Malone RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 4 (Reuters) - With the United States' men's and women's basketball teams having dominated the Olympic tournament for more than two decades, the main battle should be for second on the hardwood when the first game tips off in Rio on Saturday. The U.S.'s deep bench of professional National Basketball Association players has only once failed to deliver gold in the men's event since 1992, missing out in 2004 to Argentina. ''I know what it felt like to be at the bottom and what it feels like to be at the top of the game as well,'' said Anthony, a nine-time NBA All-Star.
3 Aug 2016 at 4:12pm
Source: Jimmer Fredette, former #10 overall NBA draftee, agreed to sign in China with Yao Ming owned Shanghai Sharks. It?s a one-year deal worth ?north of $1 million,? league sources tell ESPN.com?s Ian Begley.
3 Aug 2016 at 3:17pm
Ted Leonsis, Jordan and Pollin celebrate MJ?s 2000 hiring. In 2003, after two years spent working as the Washington Wizards? swingman and three and a half seasons working as the team?s personnel chief in either an official or unofficial capacity, Michael Jordan retired as an active player for the final time. Three weeks after the 2002-03 season ended, with the Wizards having missed the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season, Jordan met with Washington owner Abe Pollin to discuss what he assumed would be the resumption of his career as team president ? a role he held from January 2000 until September 2001, when he had to give up the gig in anticipation of his return as an active player.
2 Aug 2016 at 1:05pm
Ben Gordon and Flip Murray are taking a less frantic approach than Von Wafer came through with earlier in the offseason, but both would like to be back in the NBA if you wouldn?t mind. At ages 33 and 37, respectively, both are undersized shooting guards that can handle the ball in a pinch (Murray produced a solid assist rate at one point), but prefer to do their work as scorers and shooters while pining for that extra two inches of height that Jamal Crawford (still chugging along at age 36) was blessed with. Murray hasn?t played in the NBA since his Chicago Bulls lost to LeBron James? Cleveland Cavaliers ? LeBron James? old Cleveland Cavaliers ? in 2010.
2 Aug 2016 at 11:08am
LeBron James has often avoided talking about trying to match Michael Jordan's accomplishments. Fresh off leading the Cavaliers to an NBA championship and bringing Cleveland its first title since 1964, James, in a story posted online by Sports Illustrated , recently told young players at a camp in Los Angeles that his motivation ''is this ghost I'm chasing. The ghost, of course, is Jordan, who led the Bulls to six titles.
1 Aug 2016 at 5:01pm
Kenyon Martin, as an NBA player, was a combustible sort. This is the guy that once returned a barb from Alonzo Mourning, who had to push his NBA career aside twice due to kidney disease, by reportedly sending mocking ?my kidney! My kidney!? chants into his Net teammate?s face. This is also the guy that entered the NBA on crutches after suffering a broken leg, broke the other leg during his rookie year, and suffered through microfracture surgeries on both knees.