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Free agent Hayward reportedly headed to Charlotte Hornets in $120m deal

Coveted NBA free agent Gordon Hayward is headed to the Charlotte Hornets on a deal reported by ESPN to be worth $120 million over four years.
Soure:AFP: 2020/11/22 15:33:40

Top pick

The Minnesota Timberwolves made University of Georgia standout Anthony Edwards the first overall selection in the 2020 NBA draft on Wednesday.
Soure:AFP: 2020/11/19 16:43:40

Plenty of uncertainty

The 2020 NBA Draft takes place on Wednesday with questions swirling around the likely identity of the No.1 pick as teams attempt to gauge talent after a college season decimated by COVID-19.
Soure:AFP: 2020/11/17 15:08:41

NBA team owners, players eye deal for December 22 start: reports

NBA team owners and the players union will conduct separate meetings Thursday that are expected to produce a deal to start the 2020-21 campaign on December 22, according to multiple reports Wednesday.
Soure:AFP: 2020/11/5 19:38:41


As the first player to lead three different teams to NBA titles, LeBron James has revived the question of whether he or Michael Jordan is the league's greatest-ever superstar. “I don't know,” James said. “I'm going to let you guys talk about it.”
Soure:AFP: 2020/10/13 17:08:40

Lakers return to glory

The Los Angeles Lakers, fueled by superstar LeBron James' triple-double, dominated the Miami Heat 106-93 on Sunday to win a record-equalling 17th NBA championship but their first in a decade.
Soure:AFP: 2020/10/12 16:53:41

Chinese fans congratulate Lakers on winning championship

The Los Angeles Lakers have won the NBA championship crown, entering the hot search chart on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo, with many Chinese fans congratulating the team and paying their respects to Kobe Bryant, the Lakers icon who died in a helicopter crash in January.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/10/12 15:58:40

James relishes NBA Finals 'chess match,' doesn't care about rest

The hectic pace of the NBA Finals slowed with rest days Wednesday and Thursday, but LeBron James' mind was racing with his Los Angeles Lakers within one game of victory.
Soure:AFP: 2020/10/8 15:18:41

'Job not done'

LeBron James arrived in Los Angeles vowing to restore the Lakers to NBA glory, and "King James" plans to make good on that promise.
Soure:AFP: 2020/9/28 14:58:40

LA Lakers into finals

The Los Angeles Lakers, fueled by a triple-double from superstar LeBron James, beat the Denver Nuggets 117-107 on Saturday to reach the NBA Finals.
Soure:AFP: 2020/9/27 16:13:40

Rookie Herro scores 37 as Heat hold off Celtics for 3-1 series lead

Rising star Tyler Herro scored a career-high 37 points and Jimmy Butler chipped in 24 as the Miami Heat seized command of their Eastern Conference final series with a 112-109 win on Wednesday.
Soure:AFP: 2020/9/24 17:13:41

Nuggets hold off Lakers

The Denver Nuggets played their way back into the Western Conference finals on Tuesday night, riding 28 points from Jamal Murray, a postseason career-high 26 from Jerami Grant and a key late defensive stand to a 114-106 victory over the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers in Game 3 near Orlando.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/9/23 16:48:42

Lakers win

Anthony Davis drained a three-pointer as time expired to seal the Los Angeles Lakers' 105-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday for a 2-0 lead in the NBA Western Conference finals.
Soure:AFP: 2020/9/21 17:08:42

Celtics bounce back from consecutive losses to beat Heat 117-106

The Boston Celtics hit back on Saturday, leading wire-to-wire in a 117-106 victory over the Miami Heat that cut the gap in the NBA Eastern Conference finals to two games to one.
Soure:AFP: 2020/9/20 17:03:41

Ex-NBA player Ty Lawson sacked by CBA team for insulting comments on Chinese women

The Fujian Sturgeons announced Saturday it will not extend its contract with former NBA guard Ty Lawson, who has been playing for the China Basketball Association (CBA) team for a year, due to “his inappropriate comments” on Chinese women. Lawson posted the controversial comments on his personal Instagram account on Saturday, saying “Chinese women got cakes on the low.” Two hours later, Lawson posted a photo of him and a woman in what appears to be a Chinese strip club.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/9/20 14:16:30

Nuggets stun Clippers

Jamal Murray scored a game-high 40 points and Nikola Jokic had a triple-double as the Denver Nuggets stunned the Los Angeles Clippers 104-89 in Game 7 to reach their first Western Conference finals in 11 years.
Soure:AFP: 2020/9/16 17:03:42

Raptors pull even

With their season on the brink and title repeat hopes in jeopardy, the Toronto Raptors outfought Boston for a dramatic series-tying 125-122 double-overtime triumph Wednesday in the NBA playoffs.
Soure:AFP: 2020/9/10 15:48:41

Clippers outgun Nuggets, Celtics push champions Raptors to brink

Paul George scored 32 points and the Los Angeles Clippers turned up the heat defensively Monday in a 113-107 victory over the Denver Nuggets for a 2-1 lead in the NBA Western Conference semifinals.
Soure:AFP: 2020/9/8 17:13:42