Kevin Garnett has decided to retire after 21 seasons in the NBA, leaving a legacy as one of the best defensive players in league history and one of the game’s most influential and intense competitors.
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The Rebels will take on Oregon State on Dec. 19 as part of the inaugural Play4Kay Tourament, an eight-team event which will feature the first women’s basketball games at the Las Vegas Strip’s newest sporting venue.
Chris Bosh has failed his physical and is not cleared to participate in Miami Heat training camp, a major blow to the All-Star’s comeback plans and a decision that will likely add to the tension between the team and its highest-paid player.
NBA regular-season win totals are open for wagering. Golden State’s total (66½) is set well above the No. 2 (San Antonio, 57½) and No. 3 (Cleveland, 56½) teams on the list.
UNLV updated its basketball schedule Wednesday, with times established for all but a handful of games.
UNLV hopes to get a home game with Wichita State when the Mountain West/Missouri Valley Challenge schedule is set in 2017 and 2018. The Rebels have played twice at Wichita State, and they will face Southern Illinois in this year’s Challenge at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Three Las Vegas area players are among the top 35 basketball recruits, according to ESPN.com. UNLV is recruiting each of them.
Shaquille O’Neal and Allen Iverson headlined the 10-member Class of 2016 enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday night. The star-packed class also featured international star Yao Ming, WNBA great Sheryl Swoopes, coach Tom Izzo, and owner Jerry Reinsdorf.
UNLV will play 11 Mountain West basketball games on CBS Sports Network or one of the ESPN networks. Three game dates also were moved, including both matchups with San Diego State.
Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson said the league would be careful about expanding, disputing a Salt Lake Tribune report last week that the conference might add teams even if it doesn’t lose any to the Big 12.
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