29 Sep 2016 at 2:11pm
A judge on Thursday ordered lawyers handling a rape lawsuit against Knicks guard Derrick Rose to temporarily stop talking to reporters, faulting attorneys for actions that have raised pretrial publicity about one of the NBA's stars. U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald said Thursday he was inclined to issue a longer gag order in light of pretrial publicity about the case, which has included interviews with Rose's accuser and her attorneys allowing a letter confirming a police investigation of her rape allegations to become public. Fitzgerald told the woman's attorney, Waukeen McCoy, that his team's filing of the letter in the public court docket was ''borderline unethical.'' He also said legal filings from Rose's attorney, Mark Baute, were tailored for the press and not to secure favorable rulings for Rose.
28 Sep 2016 at 4:20pm
Rare is the NBA owner that goes on record to discuss player personnel decisions. Even rarer is the NBA owner that goes on record to justify any transactions, especially to the point of criticizing an ex-player that has since been set free. [Follow Dunks Don?t Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball]
27 Sep 2016 at 3:11pm
Udonis Haslem took a look around the first Miami Heat team meeting of the season after their arrival in the Bahamas and was struck by a sobering realization. When the Heat first came to these islands for training camp three years ago, they had a roster filled with All-Stars and future Hall of Famers. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh were the best trio in the league.
27 Sep 2016 at 2:37pm
Pat Riley would be forgiven if he decided to step aside. From there he became the team?s associate and eventual head coach, leading the squad to four NBA titles before stepping down in 1990. Riley took an entire season ?off? in 1990-91 while working as an NBC color commentator before moving on to coach the New York Knicks from 1991 through 1995.
27 Sep 2016 at 1:57am
NBA players aren't just worried about their teams as they start a new season. Anthony was among the highest-profile and most outspoken players following the killing of black men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota in July, joining friends and fellow stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul in a powerful opening to the ESPY Awards and continuing to speak out while playing for the U.S. Olympic team. ''Obviously, I know things don't happen overnight, but it doesn't seem like there is any change,'' James told The Associated Press.
27 Sep 2016 at 1:53am
Long flattered to be mentioned in the same company with Jordan and other NBA legends, James has been hesitant to publicly acknowledge that he wants to be remembered as the greatest in league history. ''It's a personal goal,'' James told The Associated Press on Monday. It's my own personal goal to be able to be greater than great.
26 Sep 2016 at 7:10pm
The white Chicago Bulls jersey with the red No. 3 felt no different to Dwyane Wade than the one he wore for 13 seasons with the Miami Heat. Wade is starting work with his hometown team after winning three championships and spending his entire career with Miami, and the Bulls are hoping he and fellow newcomer Rajon Rondo can help point them back in the right direction after last season's collapse. ''It's a different environment,'' Wade, a 12-time All-Star, said at the Bulls' media day on Monday.
26 Sep 2016 at 4:49pm
Life without Tim Duncan has officially begun for the San Antonio Spurs, even if they aren't quite ready to accept it. For the first time since Bill Clinton was in the White House and ''Men In Black'' was a box office hit, the Spurs will open training camp without Duncan. ''I wasn't here with him that long so it's not as dramatic for me as it will be for everybody else, but it definitely feels like he should walk in any moment but he hasn't yet,'' Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge said.
26 Sep 2016 at 4:45pm
New York Knicks star Derrick Rose said he was unfazed by allegations of rape against him on Monday as police in Los Angeles confirmed an investigation into the claims was under way. Rose is facing a civil trial in a Los Angeles court next week over the allegations by a woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by the player and two friends in 2015.
26 Sep 2016 at 4:39pm
The NBA offseason has brought many changes to rosters, coaching staffs, and the list of championship contenders. The NBA and the league?s players union will have numerous and substantial reasons to opt out of the current collective bargaining agreement on Dec. 15, when such a decision to opt out or in is due, and there will be an NBA lockout in 2017.
26 Sep 2016 at 3:39pm
Chris Bosh has almost certainly played his final game for Miami, with the All-Star forward's latest health setback convincing the Heat that his plan to play again is no longer feasible. Just like that, the last remaining piece of Miami's ''Big Three'' grouping is gone. Heat President Pat Riley delivered the news Monday, revealing that the team is essentially out of options with Bosh - especially after he failed a physical last week and wasn't able to get cleared by team and other doctors to get back on the floor.
26 Sep 2016 at 1:58pm
Rose said he is instead focused on his first season with the New York Knicks. ''My concern is just playing well this year,'' Rose said. A woman sued Rose last year in California, contending the former MVP and two of his friends raped her in August 2013 while she was incapacitated after a night of drinking.
25 Sep 2016 at 9:17pm
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced a number of additions to their front office and coaching staffs on Sunday night, including assistant general manager Noah Croom and director of player personnel Brian Pauga. Croom comes to the Timberwolves after spending the last 12 years as an agent and legal counsel with Goodwin Sports Management, one of the top agencies in the NBA. Pauga follows GM Scott Layden to the Timberwolves from San Antonio.
25 Sep 2016 at 5:15pm
It's not like Dwyane Wade has never dealt with change before. Wade's first official day of work with an NBA team other than Miami comes on Monday, when he goes to media day on the eve of his first training camp with the Chicago Bulls - the team he grew up rooting for, a club he has faced off against 64 times as an opponent and now the franchise he'll be asked to help lead. Wade left Miami this summer in a move that shocked the Heat.
25 Sep 2016 at 2:29pm
Courtney Vandersloot scored 21 points with 13 assists, Jessica Breland had 20 points and 16 rebounds, and the Chicago Sky beat the Atlanta Dream 108-98 on Sunday to advance to the semifinals of the WNBA playoffs. The Sky broke it open in the first five minutes of the third quarter. Tamera Young made fast-break layups on consecutive possessions during Chicago's 10-2 run to start the quarter for a 66-52 lead.
24 Sep 2016 at 5:35pm
Goran Dragic got the word he was getting traded to Miami and didn't need long to start envisioning what it would be like to play alongside Chris Bosh. Getting ready to play without Bosh has become an unfortunate tradition in Dragic's tenure as point guard for the Heat. ''I feel for Chris,'' Dragic said Saturday at an appearance where he signed autographs for fans at a team merchandise store.
24 Sep 2016 at 1:15pm
Phil Jackson addresses the media in July. The civil suit against then-Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose, alleging that the former NBA MVP (working with two other friends) broke into an ex-girlfriend?s apartment after drugging her before gang-raping her, became public knowledge last year. The New York Knicks dealt for Rose in late June, months after the depth of the sordid allegations against Rose became very public knowledge.
24 Sep 2016 at 6:20am
Chris Bosh's plan to resume playing is now in jeopardy, after medical examinations performed in recent days convinced the Miami Heat that he is not healthy enough to return to the court. The Heat announced Friday that they still cannot clear Bosh for a resumption of basketball activities, based on the result of his preseason physical - a series of tests conducted over the past few days. ''The Miami Heat regret that it remains unable to clear Chris to return to basketball activities, and there is no timetable for his return,'' the team said Friday.
23 Sep 2016 at 6:10pm
Whatever the Detroit Pistons decide to do when it comes to protests that call for societal change this season, they'll have the support of coach Stan Van Gundy. As NBA teams began gathering Friday to start training camps - three teams hold their first practices Saturday, while 27 others get going in the coming days - an issue each is addressing is how players and coaches can help create substantive change in cities across the country. The NBA and the players' union urged teams this week to develop ideas in a memo this week.
23 Sep 2016 at 4:19pm
Derrick Rose apparently isn't worried about a potential rape trial, and neither are the New York Knicks. President of Basketball Operations Phil Jackson said Friday that the Knicks don't expect Rose's season to be affected, but won't say if he might miss any games because of the trial that would begin in California exactly three weeks before the official Oct. 25 opener. ''So Derrick has expressed that he's not concerned about it.
23 Sep 2016 at 11:43am
Chris Bosh watches from the bench as the Miami Heat take on the Charlotte Hornets during Game 4 of the 2016 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Well, this is crushing: Chris Bosh continues to experience complications related to blood clotting, and has failed the physical he hoped would clear him for a return to the Miami Heat, casting his NBA future in doubt. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither Bosh nor the team has made any announcement.
22 Sep 2016 at 4:22pm
The NBA offseason has brought many changes to rosters, coaching staffs, and the list of championship contenders. As we draw closer to opening night, it?s time to move our focus from the potential impact of each offseason event and onto the broader issues that figure to define this season. The BDL 25 takes stock of, uh, 25 key storylines to get you up to speed on where the most fascinating teams, players, and people stand on the brink of 2016-17.
21 Sep 2016 at 4:53pm
Metta World Peace has signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, extending his second stint at the club following his return to the franchise last season, the veteran forward said Wednesday. The 36-year-old, who played 35 games for the Lakers in 2015-2016 after returning from spells in China and Italy, told ESPN he hoped to help mentor younger team-mates in the upcoming season. To play, everything," World Peace told the network.
21 Sep 2016 at 10:11am
Derrick Rose is staring at a civil trial centered around rape allegations in two weeks. Former NBA Most Valuable Player Derek Rose?s accuser, known only as Jane Doe in court documents, went public last week with her story of the sordid details behind allegations the New York Knicks point guard and two of his friends drugged her, broke into her L.A. apartment and gang-raped her.
20 Sep 2016 at 9:41am
Rajon Rondo (left) and Dwyane Wade won 33.3 percent of their games as All-Star teammates. The NBA offseason has brought many changes to rosters, coaching staffs, and the list of championship contenders. In the middle of their roster, the Chicago Bulls feature a wealth of intriguing young talent, mostly recent first-round picks who?ll be fascinating to watch develop under coach Fred Hoiberg?s guidance, but the success of this year?s squad falls squarely on the shoulders of its ball-dominant triumvirate.
19 Sep 2016 at 4:26pm
A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It?s also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren?t always listed in order of importance. That?s for you, dear reader, to figure out.
17 Sep 2016 at 2:54pm
Dwyane Wade still plans to do plenty of talking about the need for societal change, a quest that became even more personal for him after one of his cousins was shot and killed last month on a Chicago street. Back in Miami - his former home, the city where he played for the first 13 years of his NBA career - Wade hopped on a bicycle for a six-mile ride through the streets to promote unity. Alongside him were Miami police officers, who quickly threw their support behind the event when Wade came up with the idea.
16 Sep 2016 at 10:52am
In the 1980s, teams climbed for years to reach the NBA mountaintop. Isiah?s Pistons built from within, developed together and added pieces to the puzzle, ascending a playoff round each season, until they eclipsed Bird?s Celtics atop the East in 1998 and unseated Magic?s Lakers for the title a year later.
16 Sep 2016 at 9:50am
The Memphis Grizzlies unveiled new alternate uniforms on Wednesday, a new ?Pride? kit that, in keeping with recent league guidelines, features short-sleeved jerseys. The MLK50 Pride uniforms were developed in partnership with the National Civil Rights Museum.
15 Sep 2016 at 4:28pm
Kevin Garnett is the Marlon Brando to Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins? Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. Stars guide the NBA. Kevin Durant joined Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green in Golden State, and we all know how that will turn out.