When you can count in your midst one of the two best shooting guards in NBA history, lack of wing depth shouldn’t be very high on the concern scale. But that’s precisely what the Los Angeles Lakers face in the weeks leading up to the start of the NBA season. Hot on the heels of his 36th birthday, Kobe Bryant—a pair of season-ending injuries to his detriment— […]
We're halfway through in Grenada, and Brazil is out in front of France, 28-26. Nicolas Batum leads the way for Brazil with seven points, while Leandro Barbosa's six points top the list for Brazil. Follow along here the rest of the way for live updates. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com
Croatia opened Group B play at the 2014 FIBA World Cup with a 81-78 overtime victory against a Philippines squad that posed a much bigger challenge than expected. This year's tournament marks the first time since 1978 that the Gilas Pilipinas is taking part in the high-profile international showcase. They hosted that edition of the event, but lost all […]
For Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard, being left off the Team USA final roster must have been a bit of a shock. Lillard, the 2013 Rookie of the Year, has been brilliant in his short time in the league. Aside from his personal accolades and accomplishments, he's helped put the Portland Trail Blazers back on the map and into the playoffs. […]
In an exclusive interview Thursday with The Associated Press, Shelly Sterling offered details of how she wound up negotiating one of the richest deals in sports after her husband's racist rant got him banned from the NBA for life.
PHOENIX (AP) A key third quarter stretch and tough defense on the league MVP has the Phoenix Mercury a win away from the WNBA Finals.Brittney Griner had 23 points and 11 rebounds and the Mercury held off a late rally to beat the Minnesota Lynx 85-71 on Friday night in Game 1 of the best-of-3 Western Conference finals.''Defensively we were just the […]
Just two days after she played in her ninth WNBA All-Star Game (and scored the game-winning bucket) this past July, Tamika Catchings turned 35 years old. She had missed the season's first 17 games with a sore back, and it'd stand to reason that after already accomplishing just about everything you can on a basketball court, that she could have spen […]
Let me be the first person to sign the petition to make this Phoenix Mercury-Minnesota Lynx matchup in the Western Conference Finals a seven-game series. Three games does not seem like enough for this highly-anticipated matchup. The defending champs from Minnesota against the season-long juggernaut from Phoenix. Friday night can't get here soon enough. […]