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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:45:22 PDT
Darryl Dawkins, whose board-shattering dunks earned him the moniker ''Chocolate Thunder'' and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. The Lehigh County, Pennsylvania coroner's office said Dawkins died Thursday morning at a hospital. Later Thursday, Dawkins' family said a heart attack was the cause of death.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:22:12 PDT
The owner of the Philadelphia 76ers has pledged a $3.5 million donation to the Philadelphia Police Athletic League - the largest amount ever recorded by the nonprofit youth group. The PAL supports disadvantaged youths by pairing them with police officers who volunteer to direct sports, educational and cultural programs. Team owner Joshua Harris, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, is making the donation through a family foundation with which he's affiliated.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:26:50 PDT
Lou Tsioropoulos, a member of Kentucky's 1951 NCAA national championship team and the unbeaten '53-54 squad who went on to win two NBA titles with the Boston Celtics, has died. Tsioropoulos' nephew, Michael Johnson, said Wednesday night that his uncle died Saturday in Louisville of natural causes. The 6-foot-5, 190-pound Tsioropoulos teamed with Naismith Memorial Hall of Famers Frank Ramsey and Cliff Hagan to beat Kansas State 68-58 in 1951 to win the third of Kentucky's four NCAA titles under coach Adolph Rupp.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:24:57 PDT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indiana Pacers and St. Vincent, a local health provider, have released more details plans for a $50 million training facility in downtown Indianapolis.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:38:37 PDT
Charlotte coach Steve Clifford can rattle off a dozen reasons why the Hornets gave small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist a big contract extension. The Hornets were 62-55 with Kidd-Gilchrist in the starting lineup the last two seasons and 14-33 without him. Kidd-Gilchrist agreed to the contract on Monday and signed it on Wednesday.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:01:42 PDT
Andre Iguodala has taken his NBA championship hardware to Japan. The Golden State Warriors swingman is on a two-day tour of Tokyo, bringing along the Larry O'Brien trophy and the Bill Russell trophy, which he won as the NBA Finals MVP. The NBA became the first American pro league to stage regular-season games outside of North America with a pair of games in Tokyo to open the 1990-91 season.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:30:06 PDT
The Los Angeles Clippers were fined $250,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for violating the league's rules while trying to re-sign DeAndre Jordan last month. The league said the Clippers made a presentation to the then-free agent on July 2 that improperly included a potential third-party endorsement opportunity. League rules prohibit teams from arranging for others to provide compensation for a player unless it is included in a contract or is otherwise permitted by the collective bargaining agreement.
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:42:13 PDT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah Jazz have signed free agent center Jeff Withey to a multi-year contract. The team announced the deal Monday afternoon. Details of the contract were unavailable, per team policy.
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:17:12 PDT
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Phoenix Suns will induct Steve Nash into the franchise's Ring of Honor at halftime of their game against Portland on Oct. 30.
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:06:34 +0000
The Cavaliers need to be patient with him.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:25:55 +0000
Chocolate Thunder remained an ambassador of the game.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:31:37 +0000
He probably will land on a roster somewhere. Eventually.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:45:09 +0000
This is a blow to France, but they remain one of the deepest teams at EuroBasket and one of the favorites.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:54:37 +0000
Houston's salary cap picture changed before the deal got inked.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:12:31 +0000
Gregg Popovich is considered the frontrunner.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:54:20 +0000
Stan Van Gundy wants to play Brandon Jennings and Stephen Jackson together at times.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:04:13 +0000
The Bulls comment is basically "no comment."
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:15:26 +0000
At this point in his career Davis is the "break glass in case of emergency" big.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:30:52 +0000
Wiggins is playing well for Canada.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:00:18 +0000
LeBron turned a $4.4 million profit.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:58:17 +0000
There is no criminal report filed in this case. Rose nor his attorney have yet to comment on the report or suit.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 03:25:16 +0000
Was there ever a more Shakespearean NBA drama than Shaq/Kobe?
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:45:57 +0000
We've got video of Blake Griffin pretending to be in the Harlem Globetrotters.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 22:59:51 +0000
D'Angelo, just text Kobe and say you want to work out with him, he'll likely text back to come over right now.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:15:38 EDT
Darryl Dawkins, whose board-shattering dunks earned him the moniker "Chocolate Thunder" and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:35:04 EDT
"It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our beloved husband and father, Darryl Dawkins, who succumbed today to a heart attack. Darryl touched the hearts and spirits of so many with his big smile and personality, ferocious dunks, but more than anything, his huge, loving heart. His family, wife Janice, children Dara, Tabitha, Nicholas and Alexis, along with countless family, friends, and fans, all mourn his loss. More than anything Darryl accomplished in his basketball career as the inimitable 'Chocolate Thunder,' he was most proud of his role and responsibility as a husband and father. We ask that the public please respect our privacy as we grieve his loss."
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:29:25 EDT
The owner of the Philadelphia 76ers has pledged a $3.5 million donation to the Philadelphia Police Athletic League - the largest amount ever recorded by the nonprofit youth group.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 22:36:15 EDT
Lou Tsioropoulos, a member of Kentucky's 1951 NCAA national championship team and the unbeaten `53-54 squad who went on to win two NBA titles with the Boston Celtics, has died. He was 84.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:27:50 EDT
The Indiana Pacers and St. Vincent, a local health provider, have released more details plans for a $50 million training facility in downtown Indianapolis.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:45:15 EDT
Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to a contract extension. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 21:36:38 EDT
Andre Iguodala has taken his NBA championship hardware to Japan.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:53:22 EDT
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract extension with the Charlotte Hornets, a person familiar with the situation said Monday.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:46:46 EDT
The NBA announced today that it has fined the Los Angeles Clippers $250,000 for violating NBA rules prohibiting teams from offering players unauthorized business or investment opportunities.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:03:53 EDT
Former NBA player Andrei Kirilenko was elected president of the troubled Russian Basketball Federation on Tuesday.
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