LeBron lashes out at Celtics fans for burning Thomas jerseys
‘The burning of the jersey thing is getting ridiculous now! The man was traded. What do u not understand?,’ LeBron James tweets @afp Published 2:12 PM, August 25, 2017 Updated 2:12 PM, August 25, 2017 BURNED. LeBron James thinks scornful Celtics fans should open their mind to the detail... Read more
Spurs re-sign Manu Ginobili, age 40, for two more years
The two-year deal should see Ginobili end his NBA career with the team he began it with @afp Published 1:58 PM, August 25, 2017 Updated 1:58 PM, August 25, 2017 STAYING PUT. Manu Ginobili will join Tim Duncan and Tony Parker as the third player in San Antonio history... Read more
Kyrie Irving worth the ‘heavy price’, says Celtics exec Ainge
In exchange for Irving, the Cavaliers received Crowder and Thomas Published 10:17 AM, August 24, 2017 HEAVY PRICE. Kyrie Irving’s blend of youth, championship experience and sheer skill made him worth it, the Celtics front office feels. Read more
Irving traded to Celtics, Thomas heads to Cavs in blockbuster deal
The Cavs also get Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the rights to the Brooklyn Nets’ 2018 first round pick @afp Published 10:29 AM, August 23, 2017 Updated 10:29 AM, August 23, 2017 TRADING PLACES. Kyrie Irving gets his wish to be the focal point of a franchise while the... Read more
Antetokounmpo says farewell to Eurobasket-bound Greek teammates
Giannis Antetokounmpo will not represent Greece in the Eurobasket tournament @afp Published 11:23 AM, August 22, 2017 Updated 11:25 AM, August 22, 2017 CONTROVERSY. "I am really disappointed that I will not help the team in the upcoming Eurobasket. I do not want to say anything now about my... Read more
NBA probes charge Lakers improperly wooed George
The Los Angeles Lakers have little to say about the issue but insists they feel they did nothing wrong Published 12:54 PM, August 21, 2017 INAPPROPRIATE. ‘At the request of the Indiana Pacers, the NBA opened an investigation into alleged tampering by the Los Angeles Lakers,’ NBA says in... Read more
NBA, Bucks deny blocking Antetokounmpo from playing in EuroBasket
Giannis Antetokounmpo announces he has a knee injury and can’t represent Greece, but Greek hoops officials aren’t buying it @afp Published 3:30 AM, August 21, 2017 Updated 3:30 AM, August 21, 2017 OUT OF ACTION. Giannis Antetokounmpo says missing EuroBasket is ‘by far the biggest disappointment that I have... Read more
Comeback is real as Gilas Pilipinas beats Jordan, takes 7th spot in FIBA Asia Cup
Gilas Pilipinas grabs the 7th spot after stealing the win away from Jordan Published 8:34 PM, August 20, 2017 Updated 8:34 PM, August 20, 2017 7TH SPOT. Gilas Pilipinas finishes the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup on a high note with a come-from-behind win over Jordan. Photo by FIBA. Read more
LIVE: Philippines vs Jordan – FIBA Asia Cup 2017
Gilas Pilipinas will aim for a 7th place finish in the tournament when it faces Jordan on Sunday, August 20, at 6:30pm Published 12:00 PM, August 20, 2017 Updated 12:00 PM, August 20, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas is aiming to end their 2017 FIBA Asia Cup stint... Read more
Gilas Pilipinas slide continues with loss to Lebanon in 2017 FIBA Asia Cup
The Philippine national team suffers a 19-point loss to the host country Published 11:06 PM, August 19, 2017 Updated 11:06 PM, August 19, 2017 ANOTHER LOSS. Philippines bows down to Lebanon and suffers its second consecutive defeat in the FIBA Asia Cup. Photo from FIBA. Read more