Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Basketball

Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry takes questions from the media after NBA basketball practice in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017.

BY TIM REYNOLDS The most retweeted post ever sent by LeBron James before this weekend was one in 2013 in response to the incessant who’s-better debate about him and Michael ...
FILE - In this March 2, 2017, file photo, Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade, center, looks to pass between Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw, left, and center Zaza Pachulia during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago.

BY TIM REYNOLDS MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade is about to become a free agent, and he’s hoping that doesn’t last for long. Wade and the Chicago Bulls agreed to ...
In this March 14, 2017, file photo, Indiana Pacers' Myles Turner (33) reacts during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks in New York.

BY KAREEM COPELAND SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Several NBA stars changed addresses during the offseason, creating opportunities for players to step into bigger roles on several rosters On the ...
In this March 13, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins plays during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Minneapolis

BY JON KRAWCZYNSKI MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Wiggins has a five-year, $148 million contract offer from the Minnesota Timberwolves sitting right in front of him just waiting to be signed. ...
In this Friday, June 9, 2017 file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives on Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) during the second half of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland.

BY JON KRAWCZYNSKI The Golden State Warriors were the last team standing when the NBA season closed in June. Thanks to a preseason trip to China, they are one of ...
In this Aug. 31, 2012, file photo, Golden Nugget casino owner Tilman Fertitta speaks at a meeting in Atlantic City, N.J.

BY KRISTIE RIEKEN HOUSTON (AP) — Restaurant and casino owner Tilman Fertitta has agreed to buy the Houston Rockets from Leslie Alexander. Terms were not released and must be approved ...
In this July 26, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers chairman gestures during a press conference at he Cavaliers training facility in Independence, Ohio.

BY TOM WITHERS CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert vowed Thursday to “never” move his NBA team from Cleveland. Earlier this week, Gilbert scrapped plans for a $140 million ...
This may 10, 2017, file photo shows Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) driving to the basket during the first quarter of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game in Boston.

BY TOM WITHERS CLEVELAND (AP) — Just when it appeared the Cavaliers’ chaotic summer had calmed, there’s a flare-up. That blockbuster deal between Cleveland and Boston is stuck. The Cavaliers ...
File-This may 10, 2017, file photo shows Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) driving to the basket during the first quarter of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game in Boston.

BY KYLE HIGHTOWER BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas’ basketball journey is littered with decision-makers who have underestimated the diminutive guard. He was selected last in the 2011 NBA draft coming ...
In this Nov. 3, 2016, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving, right, looks to drive against Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland.

BY TIM REYNOLDS MIAMI (AP) — It’s not the principals that will define the blockbuster trade between Cleveland and Boston. Great point guard leaves one city for another. That seems ...
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