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NBA Preview: It’s the Warriors, and then everyone else

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will be at Oracle Arena on Tuesday night, handing the Golden State Warriors what will be their third set of championship rings from the last four seasons. A banner will be displayed. Highlights will be shown. And then the Warriors will have to start all over again. The NBA’s 73rd season … Continue reading NBA Preview: It’s the Warriors, and then everyone else

MANHATTAN, Kan. | Tex Winter, innovative basketball coach, dead at 96

MANHATTAN, Kan.  — Tex Winter, the innovative “Triangle Offense” pioneer who assisted Phil Jackson on NBA championship teams with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 96. Winter’s family said he died Wednesday in Manhattan, where he began his coaching career at Kansas State in 1947 and led the Wildcats to … Continue reading MANHATTAN, Kan. | Tex Winter, innovative basketball coach, dead at 96

LOS ANGELES | LeBron in LA: Superstar begins next chapter with Lakers

LOS ANGELES — When LeBron James chose the Los Angeles Lakers, the burgeoning entertainment mogul realized many people would think he joined a mediocre team with a five-year playoff drought because he wanted to be in Hollywood. James simply scoffs at the notion he’s thinking about anything but his day job as he begins the … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | LeBron in LA: Superstar begins next chapter with Lakers

SAN DIEGO | James captivates crowd in his Los Angeles Lakers debut

SAN DIEGO  — LeBron James rubbed his hands in chalk powder at the scorer’s table, yelled “Yes!” to ecstatic fans in the first few rows and the Los Angeles Lakers’ new era was underway. Playing in the same arena where Magic Johnson made his regular-season debut for Los Angeles 39 years ago, James captivated the … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | James captivates crowd in his Los Angeles Lakers debut

MIAMI | As training camps open, here’s 10 NBA stories worth noting

MIAMI — Training camps for most NBA teams open Tuesday, and with the season fast approaching, here’s 10 items of note as the league heads into the 2018-19 campaign: JIMMY BUTLER As media days were ending Monday, Jimmy Butler was still with the Minnesota Timberwolves. It’s temporary. The first big saga of the 2018-19 season … Continue reading MIAMI | As training camps open, here’s 10 NBA stories worth noting

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. | LeBron James adds Showtime doc to his small-screen portfolio

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — LeBron James has yet to play a minute for the Los Angeles Lakers, yet the NBA superstar is already busy in Hollywood. James is behind the three-part documentary series, “Shut Up and Dribble,” announced Monday by Showtime. Set to debut in October, the same month James suits up for his new … Continue reading BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. | LeBron James adds Showtime doc to his small-screen portfolio

Foes to teammates: Rondo joining LeBron with Lakers

Even when their respective teams were vicious rivals, Rajon Rondo often gave LeBron James high praise. He’ll now be giving him the ball. A person with knowledge of the negotiations confirmed The Associated Press that Rondo had agreed to sign a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. The person spoke to The Associated Press … Continue reading Foes to teammates: Rondo joining LeBron with Lakers

CLEVELAND | LeBron agrees to 4-year, $154 million contract with Lakers

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time to join one of the NBA’s most iconic franchises. James’ agency made the announcement Sunday in a release, saying he has agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract. The game’s best all-around player and biggest … Continue reading CLEVELAND | LeBron agrees to 4-year, $154 million contract with Lakers