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Players Reject Offer, Begin Disbanding Union

David Stern's ultimatum called 'extremely unfair'

(Newser) - NBA players rejected the league's latest offer today and began disbanding the union, likely jeopardizing the season. "We're prepared to file this antitrust action against the NBA," union executive director Billy Hunter said. "That's the best situation where players can get their due process.... More »

NBA Set to Cancel Games

Barring a last-minute deal before Monday

(Newser) - The rest of the NBA preseason is officially canceled, and the first two weeks of the regular season will be as well if players and owners can’t work out a deal by Monday, Commissioner David Stern announced yesterday, after negotiations to end the league’s lockout fell apart. Players'... More »

Obama, NBA Stars Play Hoops for Troops

'Wounded warriors' watch; reporters boxed out

(Newser) - President Obama played basketball today with a constellation of NBA stars and a ringer from the national champion UConn women's team. Service members injured in action and participants in the White House mentoring program watched, but the press pool waited outside, the Washington Post reports. Retired stars Magic Johnson and... More »

Fisher Nets Game 4 for Lakers

(Newser) - Kobe Bryant is one win from an NBA title to call his own, and Derek Fisher got him there. Fisher forced overtime with a 3-pointer with 4.6 seconds left in regulation and then drilled another one with 31.3 seconds to go in overtime as the Los Angeles Lakers... More »

Bryant, Lakers Rout Spurs 106-85

Los Angeles clinches No. 2 spot in the Western Conference

(Newser) - Most Valuable Player candidate Kobe Bryant had 20 points, five rebounds and five assists before sitting out the fourth quarter, and the Lakers routed the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs 106-85 for their seventh win in eight games. The Lakers (56-25), who clinched the Pacific Division championship Friday, assured... More »

Double Trouble for Nuggets: Anthony Hurt in Big Loss

Kobe hands out assists to Lakers, injury to 'Melo in 116-99 Denver loss

(Newser) - Kobe Bryant's foot is as dangerous as his jumper, apparently—when Denver's Carmelo Anthony came down on it in the second period of last night's 116-99 loss to the Lakers, he got up with a sprained ankle. Kobe's contribution to the Lakers was a pass-first offense, with 17 points and... More »

Suns Can't Curb Kobe, Lakers Take It 122-115

Win brings LA to a game behind Phoenix in Pacific Division

(Newser) - The Lakers cruised to their best record all season (eight games over .500) with a late sprint ahead of the Suns yesterday, reports AP. Kobe Bryant unwrapped a productive game with 38 points and seven assists, helped out by Andrew Bynum's 28 points on 11-of-13 shooting, and the Lakers prevailed,... More »

Spurs Punch Finals Ticket

San Antonio routs Utah at home, 109-84, to clinch their fourth finals berth in nine years

(Newser) - In their last game of the season, the upstart Jazz were schooled by the wily veteran Spurs, who led by 23 points early in the second quarter and were able to rest their stars for the duration of the fourth. Three-time Finals MVP Tim Duncan led his team with 21... More »

Jazz Deter Warriors in OT, 127-117

NBA's blondest fan base in ecstasy after second home win of semis

(Newser) - After an historic upset of top-seeded Dallas, Golden State has lost its first two games against Utah, the second in an overtime thriller in which it led with 2.9 seconds left in regulation. Blossoming point guard Deron Williams hit the tying basket and ended with 31 points, electrifying a... More »

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