Kobe Bryant said he’s sad that Steve Nash won’t play but he’s not giving up on the Lakers’ upcoming season. Bryant didn’t suit up for Friday’s preseason finale in Las Vegas.
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Kobe Bryant’s inflated paycheck is part of the problem for the Los Angeles Lakers. But Bryant isn’t the only thing that led to the collapse of the once storied franchise.
Oft-injured point guard Steve Nash will miss the 2014-15 season because of recurring back issues involving nerve damage, the Los Angeles Lakers announced Thursday night.
Yes, Kobe Bryant’s back and he’s healthy. But will there be enough talent around him to get the team back to the playoffs after missing out last season? G.M. Mitch Kupchak says overall health will be the key to success.
Las Vegas police are investigating a man’s complaint that Blake Griffin attacked him during an argument over a photo taken while Los Angeles Clippers players partied at Tao at the Venetian, authorities said Wednesday.
On Saturday, Faried was back in Las Vegas, this time with his NBA team, the Denver Nuggets, as they defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 104-93 in a preseason game in front of 8,331 at Mandalay Bay. But he still has that disturbing image in his mind of seeing his USA teammate go down behind the basket.
The Detroit Pistons acquired center Joel Anthony from the Boston Celtics in exchange for guard Will Bynum on Friday. Anthony, who played at UNLV, was a member of the Miami Heat championship teams in 2012 and 2013.
Jamal Crawford averaged 18.6 points a game coming off the bench last season and was named the NBA’s top sixth man for the second time. The Los Angeles Clippers need his skill set and experience to contend for the NBA title.
Six young adults who broke into the home of former Miami Heat star Ray Allen have been sentenced to community service and ordered to make a charitable contribution.
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin referred to former team owner Donald Sterling as a “weird uncle” and new owner Steve Ballmer as a “cool dad” in a piece he authored for The Players’ Tribune.
In his unofficial UNLV debut, Rashad Vaughn danced during introductions and dunked in the scrimmage, showing flashes of his style and grace.
Sophomore Kendall Smith has to be feeling pretty good about the way he got his second season started on Thursday night with an impressive performance in UNLV’s Scarlet & Gray Showcase at Thomas & Mack.
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash missed his third straight practice after injuring his back while carrying bags on Wednesday.
About half of his summer was spent with family, and the rest of his time was spent in a gym with a basketball. Kendall Smith said he used no time searching for an escape route after a rocky freshman season at UNLV.
Kevin Durant has a fractured foot and the Oklahoma City Thunder say they are not sure how long the NBA’s MVP will be sidelined.
With LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavalier teammates are in Brazil to play an exhibition game Saturday against the Miami Heat, much of the talk has turned to the game’s best player and the 2016 Olympics, coincidentally in Brazil.
Sacramento Kings rookie Nik Stauskas, who said Sunday night that the Toronto Raptors were attacking him because he was white, is surprised at reaction to his comments.
The book is “Eleventh Heaven,” the story of Ed O’Bannon and UCLA’s national championship team from the 1994-95 season, a tale that became reality when a trust between author and athlete that had been forged over more than two decades decided it was the perfect time to put all the memories to paper.
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James moved past golfer Tiger Woods as the most valuable brand in sports this year, according to Forbes.
The Utah Jazz signed a 5-year-old boy with leukemia to a one-day contract for a special scrimmage on Monday night.
Unlike most of his new UNLV teammates, Cody Doolin knows what it takes to win college basketball games. He talks about diving for loose balls, taking charges and doing all of the little things that can make a big difference.
Atlanta’s mayor says he hopes the city’s NBA team will have a new owner by the end of the year.
They waited in line to see him, and when LeBron James ran onto the new court inside Quicken Loans Arena for the first time in four years wearing the Cavaliers’ wine and gold colors, Cleveland fans welcomed him back with a thunderous roar they’ve been waiting to unleash.
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