Basketball

Lonzo Ball To The Los Angeles Lakers A Done Deal?

At the NBA draft lottery the ping-pong balls went just the way the Los Angeles Lakers‘ fans had hoped — right in position to take Lonzo Ball. Is it a slam dunk that the Lakers will take the UCLA freshman with the brash father? That became the question once the final three tea...

Los Angeles Lakers keep No. 2 pick, are biggest NBA lottery winners

CLOSE The NBA draft lottery is a bit complicated, so we explain how it works. Just know: it has a lot to do with ping pong balls. USA TODAY SportsMagic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers president for basketball operations shakes hands with fans as he attends the game against th...

Celtics-Cavs: Five things to watch in Eastern Conference finals

CLOSE USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt breaks down the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cavaliers and Celtics. USA TODAY SportsCleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James drives the ball against Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas in the first quarter of a regular season ...

Jimmy Kimmel is fueling the Paul George-to-Lakers bandwagon

Pacers forward Paul George is reportedly “hell-bent” on playing for the Lakers, so it’s only natural the topic was broached when he went on Jimmy Kimmel’s L.A.-based late-night show Monday. George was more diplomatic in the television spotlight than he’s been in privat...

The Joy of LeBron James

CLEVELAND — A few weeks ago, in a fit of mild frustration, LeBron James grabbed a beer.It wasn’t because he was thirsty, or stressed, or in need of refreshment. He didn’t even take a sip—...

LEE | LeBron’s Prime is Still Far From Over

In the spring of 2013, Kobe Bryant took the nickname of “Vino” for himself. The meaning was clear, if a little heavy-handed: “Vino” represented Bryant’s elite playing status even at the...

Kawhi Leonard leads San Antonio Spurs over Houston Rockets to even series

SAN ANTONIO -- Take everything the Houston Rockets did right in a 27-point victory over San Antonio in Game 1 and flip it over to the Spurs in Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal playoff...

San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker carried off court after non-contact leg injury

Tony Parker had turned back the clock in the 2017 NBA playoffs to play some of his best basketball of the season. Unfort...

LaVar Ball Responds To Nike Executive, Declares His Brand Will Soon Be Its Competition

It’s been a busy few months for LaVar Ball, as his son Lonzo Ball continues to prepare for the upcoming NBA Draft. Lonzo is one of the best prospects in all of college basketball and is current...

See clutch moments from Grizzlies’ Game 4 OT win

Game 4 of the Spurs-Grizzlies first-round series was absolutely ridiculous and wonderfully thrilling. It was like basketball heaven.Memphis wound up winning it 110-108 in overtime on a last-secon...

Jerry West on Russell Westbrook: 'We’re looking at a reincarnation of Michael Jordan'

We won't know if OKC's own Russell Westbrook will be crowned as the NBA's MVP until it's announced on June 26. But after the way he's played this season, averaging a triple-double and dragging th...

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