Former National Basketball Association star Darryl Dawkins, known as "Chocolate Thunder" for his powerful dunks and flamboyant personality, died on Thursday of a heart attack, his family said. He was 58.
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Everybody called Darryl Dawkins “Chocolate Thunder,” but it was Stevie Wonder who called him that first. Stevie gave Dawkins that nickname, and how cool is that?
According to a report by TMZ on Wednesday, Derrick Rose is being sued by a woman who claims the Chicago Bulls' star point guard and two of his friends drugged and gang-raped her.
The Los Angeles Clippers have been fined $250,000 by the National Basketball Association for violating NBA rules prohibiting teams from offering players unauthorized business or investment opportunities.
A jury awarded retired basketball player Michael Jordan $8.9 million in his lawsuit against a grocery store chain that used his name in a one-page magazine advertisement without his permission, the Chicago Tribune and other local media reported.
If the baseball season ended today, the Chicago Cubs would be firmly in the playoffs. And now comes news the Washington Generals have folded.
Stephen Curry has had an amazing summer. The NBA Most Valuable Player led the Golden State Warriors to the NBA title in June, became a father for the second time in July and on Saturday teamed up with his dad, former NBA sharpshooter Dell Curry, for a round of golf against President Obama and Jesus.
Matt Barnes might still be a bit dazed and confused after getting traded twice this summer. The ex-Los Angeles Clippers player is apparently under the illusion that he's in a relationship with Rihanna.
For young Las Vegas basketballers, the top sneakers of the summer carry some of the NBA’s biggest names — both of the past and present.
More than five years have passed since then-18-year-old Kawhi Leonard scored 16 points and grabbed 21 rebounds to lead San Diego State over UNLV for the 2010 Mountain West Tournament championship at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Since 2006, USA Basketball's men's national team has found a summer home in Las Vegas. But when the organization unveiled plans a couple of years ago to build a new headquarters in Tempe, Ariz., the fear was the move from Colorado Springs, Colo., to Tempe also would mean saying goodbye to Las Vegas.
They tend to live in the moment around USA Basketball. Never reacting much to the past, rarely predicting the future. They also don't seem to hold grudges. At least not against one of the world's best players.
Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan is backing away from plans announced in June to retire at the end of the 2015-16 season.
UNLV basketball coach Dave Rice spoke from a hallway adjacent to the Mendenhall Center's practice courts, several of his players gathering inside that doorway as the likes of James Harden and Kevin Durant and Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul competed in drills. They watched every dribble, soaked in every pass.
It was the summer of 1992, and Tom Thibodeau was trying to work his way up in the NBA. He had spent the prior season serving as an advance scout for the Seattle SuperSonics. Now, he was in San Antonio as an assistant for Jerry Tarkanian, who at age 62 was a rookie head coach with the Spurs.
LeBron James showed up Wednesday, practiced with the rest of the USA Basketball men's national team and left the Las Vegas minicamp later in the evening, his commitment to Team USA for the summer having been fulfilled.
Thirty four of the world's top NBA players returned to Las Vegas this week for the USA National Team's minicamp from August 11 to 13.
USA Basketball is in town for its minicamp. Check out our live blog from the second day of practice.
When USA Basketball finalizes its roster for next summer's Olympics in Brazil, there will be no shortage of players who can score. But there will be a need for someone who can rebound and defend, someone who can make a play that may not necessarily show up on the score sheet. Is Draymond Green that someone?
Team USA has officially arrived at the Mendenhall Center in Las Vegas for its minicamp.
Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has filed a lawsuit against TMZ and V. Stiviano over the leak of a phone conversation last year, in which Sterling could be heard saying racist remarks.
In his prime, Michael Jordan said there's "no question" he'd beat LeBron James in a game of one-on-one.
He's no-nonsense. Intense as they come. But there is a fun side to Mike Krzyzewski. He just doesn't show it often on the basketball court.
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