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NBA Star Gives Minnesota a New 3-Word Slogan

'Bring ya ass,' advises Anthony Edwards in a viral clip

(Newser) - It's not that "Find Your True North" isn't a fine tourism slogan . It's just that the NBA's Anthony Edwards has Minnesotans thinking about a three-word alternative: "Bring ya ass." The Minnesota Timberwolves star inadvertently created a viral sensation when talking with NBA TV...

Police Are Investigating Bucks Player's Clash With Fans
Beverley Suspended Over
Ball-Throwing Incident

Beverley Suspended Over Ball-Throwing Incident

Bucks guard is also being punished for 'inappropriate interaction with a reporter'

(Newser) - The NBA says Milwaukee Bucks guard Patrick Beverley has been hit with a four-game suspension for "forcefully throwing a basketball multiple times at spectators and an inappropriate interaction with a reporter during media availability." Indianapolis police are investigating the ball-throwing incident, which happened during the Bucks' Game 6...

Sources Say NBC Willing to Pay $2.5B a Year for NBA Rights

NBC reportedly planning to bid for the rights TNT currently has

(Newser) - Sources tell the Wall Street Journal NBCUniversal is preparing a massive bid to snatch NBA rights from TNT, which is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery. NBCUniversal is reportedly planning to offer about $2.5 billion per year for a package that would include playoff and regular season games airing on...

NBA Player Tanks Free Throw to Give Fans Chicken
NBA Player
Tanks Free Throw
to Give Fans

NBA Player Tanks Free Throw to Give Fans Chicken

'He's a man of the people!' announcer says of Houston's Boban Marjanovic

(Newser) - It was a meaningless free throw in a meaningless game, but Boban Marjanovic turned it into one of the funniest moments of the NBA season. (Watch it here .) The Houston Rockets player deliberately missed his second shot so Los Angeles Clippers fans could get free chicken, reports the Athletic...

NBA Bans Raptors Player Jontay Porter for Life

League says he bet on games, shared health information with NBA bettor

(Newser) - Toronto Raptors forward Jontay Porter's NBA career came to an abrupt end on Wednesday. The 24-year-old was banned for life for breaking gaming rules, NBC News reports. In a news release , the league said an investigation found that Porter "violated league rules by disclosing confidential information to sports...

LeBron's Son Will Enter NBA Draft
Bronny James
Will Enter
NBA Draft

Bronny James Will Enter NBA Draft

But son son LeBron also will retain his college eligibility

(Newser) - Bronny James will enter the NBA draft after one season at USC that was shortened by his recovery from cardiac arrest —but he's also keeping his options open to remain in college basketball at USC or elsewhere. The 19-year-old son of LeBron James announced Friday that he plans...

NBA Star Makes 'Money' Sign at Ref, Must Pay Big Time

Rudy Gobert of the Timberwolves fined $100K after his gesture

(Newser) - The NBA fined Minnesota center Rudy Gobert $100,000 on Sunday, reports the AP , two days after he implied that referee Scott Foster wasn't calling games fairly and further suggested that gambling is having a detrimental impact on the outcome of games. The fine is the maximum that the...

What LeBron Did Last Night Is Hard to Fathom

NBA star became the only player to reach 40K points, a mark unlikely to be matched

(Newser) - It was an otherwise ho-hum layup. But when Lebron James hit it with 10:39 left in the second quarter Saturday night, he became the first player in NBA history to reach 40,000 points.
  • "Being the first player to do something, it's pretty cool in this league,

NBA All-Star Game Makes History, No One Cares

One team scored more than 200 points, and observers struggle to see the point

(Newser) - The Western Conference scored 186 points in Sunday's NBA All-Star Game—and lost by a mile. The winning Eastern Conference put up 211 points, marking the first time a team has cracked the 200-point threshold in league history, notes CNN . The problem for the league is that few people...

NBA Player Arrested After Pregame Fight

Isaiah Stewart of Detroit Pistons was charged with punching Phoenix Suns player Drew Eubanks

(Newser) - Detroit Pistons forward Isaiah Stewart was arrested after things got ugly in the parking lot before the Pistons game against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. Phoenix police say Stewart was arrested for assault after an argument escalated and he punched Suns forward Drew Eubanks in the face, CNN reports. Officers...

Height That Helped His NBA Career Now Threatens His Life

Ex-Pacer Scot Pollard, who was also on 'Survivor,' awaits heart transplant from a patient his size

(Newser) - At 6-foot-11, Scot Pollard's size helped him play more than a decade in the NBA, earning him a championship ring with the 2008 Boston Celtics. Now it may be killing him. Pollard needs a heart transplant, an already dire predicament that's made more difficult by the fact so...

A Strange Thing Is Happening in the NBA
A Strange Thing
Is Happening
in the NBA
the rundown

A Strange Thing Is Happening in the NBA

Scoring is off the charts, and some are worried about the integrity of the game

(Newser) - The stats coming out of NBA games are staggering. So much so that "it is not hyperbole to say this past week has been consequential to the history" of the league, writes Chris Branch at the Athletic . The issue is scoring, and some say it's time the NBA...

Cavs' Tristan Thompson Hit With 25-Game Suspension

NBA says he violated anti-drug policy

(Newser) - Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson was suspended 25 games without pay by the NBA on Tuesday for violating the league's anti-drug policy. According to the league, the 32-year-old Thompson tested positive for ibutamoren, a growth hormone, and SARM LGD-4033, commonly used by body builders and weight lifters for muscle...

Warriors Assistant Coach Dies After Heart Attack at Team Dinner

Dejan Milojevic was 46

(Newser) - Golden State Warriors assistant coach Dejan Milojevic, a mentor to two-time NBA MVP Nikola Jokic and a former star player in his native Serbia, died Wednesday in Utah after suffering a heart attack, the team announced. Milojevic, part of the staff that helped the Warriors win the 2022 NBA championship,...

Detroit Pistons Set NBA Record Absolutely No One Wants
An NBA Record
of Futility Finally Ends

An NBA Record of Futility Finally Ends

Detroit snaps a 28-game losing streak

(Newser) - The Detroit Pistons ended their NBA record-tying losing streak at 28 games with a 129-127 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night, per the AP . The Pistons, who hadn't won since Oct. 28, matched the Philadelphia 76ers' record of 28, split over the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. They...

For 'Baby Jordan,' It's All About Daughter Kami Now

Harold Miner cut ties with basketball (and public life) after injuries forced him to retire at 25

(Newser) - "That was 30 years ago," Harold Miner says, brushing aside ESPN reporter Aishwarya Kumar's gentle probing into his NBA career. "Who cares?" What happened 30 years ago was Miner's meteoric rise to professional basketball, a time when he was dubbed "Baby Jordan" (yes, after...

NBA G League Player Allegedly Confessed to Murder

Chance Comanche and his girlfriend have been charged in fatal strangling of woman

(Newser) - The former NBA G League player accused, along with his girlfriend, in a Las Vegas murder allegedly confessed to fatally strangling the victim, the AP reports. Police say Sakari Harnden, girlfriend of Chance Comanche, is a sex worker who had an ongoing dispute with the victim, Marayna Rodgers, who was...

NBA Player Denied Entry Into Canada for Game

Sources, media outlets say denial likely has to do with Miles Bridges' legal issues

(Newser) - The Charlotte Hornets player who was arrested for alleged domestic violence against the mother of his two children last year has been denied entry into Canada from the US, and did not play in the Hornets' game against the Toronto Raptors on Monday night. Miles Bridges, who pleaded no contest...

Washington Capitals, Wizards Are Planning a Move

Owner plans to move NHL, NBA teams to Virginia in 2028 under nonbinding agreement

(Newser) - The owner of the Washington Capitals and Wizards plans to move both teams from the District of Columbia to northern Virginia, about 8 miles south, in as little as five years. Monumental Sports & Entertainment owner Ted Leonsis and Virginia's Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced a nonbinding agreement Wednesday...

NBA Player Suspended Indefinitely After Smacking Opponent

Draymond Green says he didn't mean to hit Jusuf Nurkic in the face

(Newser) - The NBA has suspended Draymond Green indefinitely after the Golden State Warriors player struck a Phoenix Suns player in the face during the Warriors-Suns game in Phoenix Tuesday night. Green apologized to Jusuf Nurkic after the game, saying he did not intend to strike him: "I sell calls with...

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