Clippers boss Steve Ballmer buys 53-year-old LA Forum from Knicks owner James Dolan for $400million in CASH, ending a nearly year-long basketball billionaire standoff and clearing the way for a new arena

Ballmer wants to build a $1.2 billion arena (rendering pictured) on 28 acres of land just south of the SoFi Stadium complex. The addition of the Clippers’ new project would put four significant arenas – SoFi Stadium contains a 6,000-seat performance venue in addition to the main football stadium – within one mile of each […]

Iconic March Madness Moments Must Include Webber TO

“I knelt in front of my team, and the five starters were facing me as they sat on the bench. And I can remember exactly what I said to them,” said Jim Larranaga, now the coach at Miami. “I said: ‘Guys, we didn’t play defense for five seconds. Now we’ve got to play defense for […]

Durant headlines players in NBA 2K video game tourney

FILE PHOTO: May 6, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts after a play during the third quarter against the Houston Rockets in game four of the second round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports – 12657562

Study: racial graduation-rate gap grows for men’s NCAA teams

The study looked primarily at the GSR, developed for the NCAA to track the progress of Division I student-athletes for six years after entering school. GSR doesn’t penalize schools for athletes who leave in good standing and counts transfers at their new schools. A federal graduation rate doesn’t factor in those common roster movements and […]

WNBA postpones start of season due to coronavirus

“While the league continues to use this time to conduct scenario-planning regarding new start dates and innovative formats, our guiding principle will continue to be the health and safety of the players, fans and employees,” WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in a news release.

Olympics: Zion on the ‘Dream Team’? Athletes confused over qualifying for Games

Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto. Additional reporting Gene Cherry and Andrew Both in Raleigh, North Carolina, Rory Carrrol in Los Angeles, Amy Tennery in New York, Frank Pingue in Toronto, Karolos Grohmann in Athens, Ian Ransom in Melbourne; Editing by Bill Berkrot

Which players are the Warriors considering for their top-5 NBA draft pick?

According to multiple league sources, The Chronicle contacted in the past few days, the Warriors — contrary to what mock drafts might suggest — aren’t believed to be high on two of the three players being mentioned as possibilities at the No. 1 pick: former Memphis center James Wiseman and point guard LaMelo Ball, who […]

Kobe Bryant ‘to be posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame with rivals Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett’ following his fatal helicopter crash

For Bryant, the honor is one of thousands of tributes around the world in the days after his death at 41. Murals everywhere from his native Philadelphia to the Philippines, basketball teams took 8- and 24-second violations, which was a reference to his two jersey numbers, and nearly a half million people signed a petition […]

Warriors’ dynasty began in the mind of a walk-on for national-champion UCLA

There on the cover is UCLA point guard Tyus Edney being hoisted off the ground by a teammate after his famous coast-to-coast layup lifted the Bruins to a second-round win over Missouri in the NCAA Tournament. Given that Edney’s outstretched arms block the face of the player picking him up, few know that the 20-year-old […]

How does your NBA team spend its money? The league’s most top-heavy and well-balanced payrolls

Trying to understand the NBA salary cap can seem more complicated than sending an astronaut to Mars. That’s why every team employs multiple “capologists,” tasked with finding the best and most efficient ways to spend the organization’s resources. For some teams, that means grabbing a couple of superstars and making the most of their minimum […]