Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan headline 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame class

The 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has been unveiled and it’s a transcendent one, headlined by Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett. In addition to those NBA legends, WNBA champion and 10-time All-Star Tamika Catchings will also be enshrined. Also joining the class is former Houston Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich, former collegiate […]

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

The former Microsoft CEO wants to build a $1.2 billion arena 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 […]

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

American marathoner Des Linden is a two-time Olympian who finished fourth in the U.S. trials in Atlanta in February, narrowly missing out on Tokyo selection. She was adamant that the results should stand even though a redo would give her another shot at a Tokyo ticket.

K-State brings back ex-player Southwell as assistant coach

Southwell was a standout for the Wildcats from 2010-14, helping them to a school-record 27 wins as a junior. He returned as a graduate assistant coach from 2017-19 before spending last season as an assistant at Robert Morris, where he helped the Colonials to a 20-win season and earn the Northeast Conference’s automatic bid to […]

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

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

No one expects Hampton to be an Antetokounmpo-caliber player, but he possesses a combination of size, athleticism and ball-handling ability that could compel a team to use an early-to-mid lottery selection on him. Hampton averaged 9.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game in Australia’s National Basketball League this season in what could have […]

WNBA postpones start of season due to coronavirus

“This virtual draft allows players who have worked so hard to have their dreams realized when they hear their names called and provides teams the opportunity to build their rosters in anticipation of the day that we are able to move forward with our season,” said Engelbert.

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

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida released two annual studies this week examining graduation rates for men’s and women’s teams invited to the NCAA Tournament. With the tournament canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic, the studies used final bracket projections from ESPN as a substitute.

Report: Bulls open search for top executive

There have been numerous clashes between coach Jim Boylen and players over his approach, and the Bulls have missed the playoffs in three of the past four seasons. With the current season on hiatus, Chicago is eight games behind the Orlando Magic for the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Gillispie back in Division I close to home at Tarleton State

“I think because of being a victim of our success, turning around things so fast, I might have approached the last Division I jobs a little bit different because I just felt so much pressure,” he said. “I probably put too much pressure on myself, probably put too much pressure on our staff to perform […]