Led by MVP guard Ray McCallum’s 29 points, Sacramento fought off fatigue and Houston, winning 77-68 and capturing the NBA Summer League championship.
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Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he’s ever known some flexibility in the coming years.
Adam Silver is in town for the league’s owners meetings at Wynn Las Vegas and had high praise for the city’s embracing the NBA through the summer league.
Engaging players is just one way that global sports apparel and sneaker manufacturer adidas activates its official NBA apparel and outfitter sponsorship deal during the Vegas Summer league.
The Las Vegas training camp for the upcoming FIBA World Cup tournament opens July 28 with 19 players, none named LeBron, Melo or CP3. Nor is Kawhi Leonard or LeMarcus Aldridge participating. But Derrick Rose is playing. So are the Kevins — Durant and Love.
The former first-round draft pick had a tough rookie season with dallas, breaking his ankle before last year’s Vegas Summer League, then seeing limited action off the bench before being included in a five-player trade with New York last month. Larkin has played well for the Knicks in the summer league and appears to be part of the team’s futurte.
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Tears were not streaming down Khem Birch’s face. There was no reason to get carried away. But he was getting emotional and feeling sentimental, even about a basketball game in July.
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A person familiar with the negotiations says LeBron James has signed a two-year, $42.1 million contract with the Cavaliers.
David Blatt has coached basketball for teams such as Hapoel Galil Elyon, Benetton Treviso, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Dynamo Moscow, teams with more vowels than Vanna White turns on a monthly basis.
The No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft made a strong impression in his Vegas Summer League debut hours after LeBron James announced he was returning to Cleveland, leading the Cavaliers with 18 points in a 70-68 win over Milwaukee and Jabari Parker at a sold-out Cox Pavilion
Las Vegas High small forward Re’Kwon Smith, who was quickly becoming a top priority in the class of 2015 for college coaches, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament on Thursday night at the Adidas Unrivaled Camp in Chicago.
Highlights, notes and quotes from the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
It seems the San Antonio Spurs are taking every step possible to make sure the air conditioning fiasco that happened during Game 1 of the NBA Finals at AT&T Center never happens again.
You see them all around the Vegas Summer League — earnest-looking, college-age young adults in black shorts and white shirts posting signs at Thomas and Mack Center. They’re the 50 interns performing the tasks to keep the 11-day summer league humming at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ Thomas & Mack and Cox Pavilion.
Two people familiar with the situation say that Chris Bosh has agreed to a maximum deal with the Miami Heat. The people said that Bosh will be getting a five-year deal worth about $118 million.
Sports books reacted to LeBron James’ announcement that he’s going back to Cleveland by lowering the odds on the Cavaliers to win next season’s NBA title. The Cavs dropped from 40-1 to 9-2 at the Wynn Las Vegas, behind only Oklahoma City.
If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go. To Ohio. Home.
At some point, LeBron James is probably going back home to Cleveland, and not just for a summer vacation. The odds say he will follow his heart and return to play for the Cavaliers, sooner or later.
With a new coach in Steve Kerr and a new roster of players, Golden State’s focus has been altered from trying to dominate to learning to facilitate and get comfortable with a new system and a new way of playing.
NBA Summer League officials have a contingency plan to deal if banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling shows up in Las Vegas. “He is persona non grata,” said Warren LeGarie, the founder of the Vegas Summer League.