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CLEVELAND | LeBron feels love in return to Cleveland, beats Cavaliers

CLEVELAND — LeBron James felt only love at home. Making his first trip back to Cleveland since leaving for the second time as a free agent, James was welcomed like a hero on Wednesday night and rallied the Los Angeles Lakers to a 109-105 win over the Cavaliers, who played an inspired game against their … Continue reading CLEVELAND | LeBron feels love in return to Cleveland, beats Cavaliers

CLEVELAND | LeBron welcomed back as hero in return to Cleveland

CLEVELAND — LeBron James got a hero’s welcome at home. The three-time NBA champion received a rousing standing ovation during player introductions Wednesday night as he made his first appearance in Cleveland since signing with the Los Angeles Lakers last summer. James, who spent 11 seasons in two stints with the Cavs and led them … Continue reading CLEVELAND | LeBron welcomed back as hero in return to Cleveland

AP Source: Suns buying out Tyson Chandler

The Phoenix Suns are buying out Chandler’s contract, a move that will allow the 18-year veteran — once he clears waivers — to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed the buyout plan to The Associated Presson Saturday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the Suns had … Continue reading AP Source: Suns buying out Tyson Chandler

MINNEAPOLIS | Wolves hold out Butler vs. Jazz for ‘precautionary rest’

MINNEAPOLIS  — The Minnesota Timberwolves ruled out All-Star Jimmy Butler in advance of their game Wednesday against Utah for “precautionary rest.” Coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters at the morning shootaround that Butler’s absence was not related to his trade request . “He missed all of training camp, basically, so he has just general soreness,” Thibodeau … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Wolves hold out Butler vs. Jazz for ‘precautionary rest’

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