Can LeBron, Lakers deliver Hollywood ending?
‘We’ve got a long way to go to get to Golden State,’ says LeBron James. ‘We’re picking up from scratch’ @afp Published 10:11 AM, October 14, 2018 Updated 10:11 AM, October 14, 2018 NEW CHAPTER. Amid the hype, LeBron James knows that the Los Angeles Lakers remain a work... Read more
Tony Parker says he’s ready to contribute in Charlotte
‘In everyone’s eyes, I will always be a Spur,’ says Tony Parker even as he’s all set for a new challenge with the Hornets @afp Published 9:35 AM, October 14, 2018 Updated 9:36 AM, October 14, 2018 WINNER. The Charlotte Hornets think that Tony Parker brings the ‘champion vibe’... Read more
Rain or Shine stuns Ginebra for first win
After dropping their first 4 games in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup, the Elasto Painters just wouldn’t go down this time Published 7:34 PM, October 13, 2018 Updated 7:34 PM, October 13, 2018 NO MORE STREAK. Scottie Thompson and Ginebra see their four-game winning streak snapped. Read more
5 NBA players to watch this season
LeBron and the Lakers may have dominated the preseason storyline, but there’s certainly more to talk about once the season gets going @afp Published 5:35 PM, October 13, 2018 Updated 5:35 PM, October 13, 2018 FRESH START. Kawhi Leonard starts a new chapter in his career with the Toronto... Read more
Birth of firstborn Tokyo added motivation for Paul Lee
Wondering why the Magnolia star and wife Rubie named their daughter after the famous city in Japan? He has a pretty direct explanation Published 3:22 PM, October 13, 2018 Updated 3:22 PM, October 13, 2018 INSPIRED. Paul Lee has been averaging 18.0 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.2... Read more
Healthy Celtics set to make noise in NBA Eastern Conference
A full-strength Boston squad – with Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward back from injury – has caught the attention of many @afp Published 12:42 PM, October 13, 2018 Updated 12:42 PM, October 13, 2018 TITLE CONTENDERS. Kyrie Irving thinks his Boston Celtics can challenge the Golden State Warriors this... Read more
Nowitzki out ‘multiple weeks’ for Mavericks
‘I’ve been called the $5 million mascot already,’ the injured Dallas veteran Dirk Nowitzki jokes @afp Published 11:40 AM, October 13, 2018 Updated 11:40 AM, October 13, 2018 SIDELINED. The 40-year-old Dirk Nowitzki is set to begin a record 21st league campaign. Read more
NBA emphasizes ‘freedom of movement’ this season
There will be no more jersey holds, shoulder grabs, arm wraps – things that fans were used to seeing in a highly physical game Published 11:22 AM, October 13, 2018 Updated 11:22 AM, October 13, 2018 FREE-FLOWING. The NBA looks to unleash a smoother flow of the game by... Read more
Warriors seek rare NBA three-peat as Durant ponders move
‘It’s a whole new system and new group of players and more expectations – we’ll see how that plays out,’ says Finals MVP Kevin Durant @afp Published 10:50 AM, October 13, 2018 Updated 10:50 AM, October 13, 2018 EXPECTATIONS. Golden State superstar Steph Curry says the Warriors embrace the... Read more
Standhardinger fires back at Phelps over ‘regular team’ comment
The Filipino-German hopes import Eugene Phelps ‘doesn’t feel too bad’ after Phoenix got ripped by a ‘regular’ San Miguel squad Published 10:28 AM, October 13, 2018 Updated 10:28 AM, October 13, 2018 LAST LAUGH. Christian Standhardinger (left) gets the last laugh against Eugene Phelps as San Miguel rolls on... Read more