As a player and a coach, Steve Alford has been involved in several memorable games against UNLV. Now, he can look forward to another one.
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The Los Angeles Lakers are in the marquee game on opening day of the NBA Summer League, playing the Minnesota Timberwolves at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Thomas & Mack Center. The game will feature No. 1 overall pick Karl-Anthony Towns and No. 2 pick D’Angelo Russell, if he signs his rookie contract with the Lakers.
The San Antonio Spurs were the biggest winners in NBA free agency. LaMarcus Aldridge, a 6-foot-11-inch power forward, is an All-Star coming off arguably his best season with Portland. He averaged 23.4 points and 10.2 rebounds while shooting 35 percent from 3-point range.
C.J. Watson, a former Bishop Gorman High School standout, signed a three-year, $15 million contract Thursday with the Orlando Magic. The 6-foot-2-inch guard is coming off one of his best seasons, having averaged 10.0 points, 3.6 assists and 2.3 rebounds for the Indiana Pacers.
In all, 23 NBA teams, plus an NBA Development League team, will play 67 games in 11 days at Thomas & Mack and Cox Pavilion beginning Friday. It’s $28 at the door per person for a day’s worth of NBA summer games.
Contrary to a report by ESPN NBA Insider Chris Broussard, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban insists he wasn’t driving around Houston like a jilted lover Wednesday desperately searching for then-free agent center DeAndre Jordan.
LeBron James can go home again, agreeing Thursday to a two-year deal worth a maximum $46.9 million with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Kevin Love signed a five-year maximum contract worth $113 million. He announced eight days earlier that he would return to Cleveland, dousing rumors about a trip to Los Angeles to meet with the Lakers.
In the wake of Tuesday’s trade that sent David Lee from Golden State to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace, Warriors guard Stephen Curry posted a funny farewell to his former teammate on Twitter.
There will be plenty of interesting storylines when the NBA Summer League begins Friday. No. 1 overall pick Karl-Anthony Towns of the Timberwolves and No. 2 selection D’Angelo Russell of the Lakers will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Matt Bonner is the San Antonio Spurs’ resident comedian, but the sharpshooter known as “The Red Mamba” was apparently dead serious when he blamed his shooting woes from this past season on a case of tennis elbow caused by his iPhone 6 Plus.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban owes the NBA another donation, this time a $25,000 bill for discussing looming deals with free agents DeAndre Jordan and Wesley Matthews.
Kevin Garnett will remain with the Minnesota Timberwolves, agreeing to a new contract with his original team Tuesday.
Many people expect an NHL hockey team to call Las Vegas home by 2017. An NBA team is now threatening to join them.
Houston, you may have a problem. The rumored romance between Houston Rockets star James Harden and Khloe Kardashian went public in Las Vegas over the Fourth of July weekend.
The lure of a big city isn’t enough anymore, because players have figured out they can have a fancy spread in Malibu or Manhattan in the offseason while competing rather than watching once the playoffs commence. The lights just don’t seem as bright.
Becky Hammon will make some NBA history in Las Vegas where she’ll be the first female head coach in summer league history.
Former UNLV basketball star and TV sports analyst Greg Anthony is returning to broadcasting this weekend, according to Sports Illustrated.
Dwyane Wade will remain in Miami after accepting a one-year, $20 million contract offer from the Heat, according to reports.
Tim Duncan will return for a 19th season with the San Antonio Spurs, and he might get some help in free-agent center LaMarcus Aldridge.
Kevin Love, who opted out of a deal with the Cavaliers in June, bypassing a $16.7 million salary for next season, announced Wednesday he would return to Cleveland.
Getting drafted by the Houston Rockets in the first round of the NBA Draft didn’t get Sam Dekker out of doing chores at his parent’s house.
Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan announced Monday he will retire after the 2015-16 season. The 67-year-old Ryan, who is coming off back-to-back Final Four appearances, said he considered retiring after the Badgers lost in the national championship game to Duke.