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NBA Coach Won't Talk Basketball After Shooting

'If we can't do anything to fix this, it's over,' says Sacramento's Mike Brown

(Newser) - His team opened its season Wednesday night with a victory, but Sacramento Kings coach Mike Brown declined to talk basketball in the post-game news conference. Instead, he opened with a statement about the mass shooting in Maine , reports USA Today . "It's a sad day," said Brown, who...

Rapper Says Racism Got Him Ejected From Kings Game

E-40 is a prominent fan of the basketball team

(Newser) - The Sacramento Kings are investigating allegations from a Bay Area hip-hop star that “racial bias” led to him being kicked out of his seat during a playoff game against the Golden State Warriors, the AP reports. The rapper E-40 said in a statement that he was heckled throughout the...

He Was an NBA First-Round Pick in 2017, Is Now Dead at 25

Caleb Swanigan was chosen by the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round that year

(Newser) - Former NBA player Caleb Swanigan died Monday night at a Fort Wayne, Indiana, hospital at age 25. Swanigan, Indiana's Mr. Basketball in 2015, was a standout player for the Purdue Boilermakers when he became a first-round draft pick of the Portland Trail Blazers in 2017, ESPN reports. During his...

Reporter Accuses NBA Coach Walton of Sexual Assault

Kelli Tennant is suing Luke Walton

(Newser) - Former Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton is being sued by a sports reporter who says he sexually assaulted her years ago. According to a lawsuit seen by TMZ , Kelli Tennant says Walton forced himself on her after inviting her back to his hotel room to discuss a book she...

NBA Poised to Return to Seattle

Sacramento Kings set to be next SuperSonics

(Newser) - Looks like the SuperSonics are ready to return. The Sacramento Kings are close to inking a deal to move to Seattle as the Sonics; they just need the approval of the NBA Board of Governors, the AP reports. The Maloof family is ready to sell a 65% stake in the...

Pirates Set Mark With 17th Straight Losing Year

Pittsburgh's futility streak longest in North American sports history

(Newser) - Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates set a new North American standard for consecutive losing seasons by a major sports franchise, the Post-Gazette reports, with today’s loss to the Chicago Cubs guaranteeing the team finishes with more losses than wins for the 17th year in a row. The Pirates had shared...

Hoops Star Wayman Tisdale Dead at 44
 Hoops Star Wayman 
 Tisdale Dead at 44 

Hoops Star Wayman Tisdale Dead at 44

(Newser) - College basketball Hall of Famer Wayman Tisdale died today at 44, ESPN reports. Tisdale was diagnosed with bone cancer last year, and his right leg was amputated. The 6-foot-9 forward was an All-American all 3 years at Oklahoma, and went on to spend 12 years in the NBA. He was...

Ron Artest Going to Houston Rockets

Fiery forward expected to make Houston a title contender

(Newser) - The Houston Rockets have made a deal to acquire Ron Artest from the Sacramento Kings, reports the Houston Chronicle. The gifted but hot-tempered forward is expected to give the Rockets a big boost toward chances at a title shot.  The Rockets will give up guard Bobby Jackson and one...

Full-Court Press Won't Fix NBA's Image Woes
Full-Court Press Won't Fix NBA's Image Woes

Full-Court Press Won't Fix NBA's Image Woes

Commish can point to crooked ref, but game- fixing charge sticks

(Newser) - It seems unlikely NBA commissioner David Stern would ever have arranged outcomes of important games, as disgraced former referee Tim Donaghy has claimed. But whether or not the accusations are true, the league has a Shaq-sized image issue on its hands, and strategies for dealing with the tarnish aren't in...

Ousted Ref: NBA Fixed 2002 Series

Donaghy charges officials manipulated results to stretch playoff series

(Newser) - A disgraced former NBA referee claims that league officials conspired with referees to stretch the 2002 Lakers-Kings playoff series to a money-making seventh game, the Los Angeles Times reports. The allegation from Tim Donaghy came in a letter to the FBI that made broad claims of misconduct and match-fixing among...

Lakers Beat Kings, Win Conference Title

Gasol, MVP candidate Kobe team to beat up on shorthanded Sac

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Lakers began the season in chaos 5 1/2 months ago. They finished it as the Western Conference champions. Pau Gasol had 22 points, leading MVP candidate Kobe Bryant added 20, and the Lakers beat the short-handed Sacramento Kings 124-101 Tuesday night to clinch the No. 1...

Spurs Hang on to Defeat Kings
Spurs Hang on to Defeat Kings 

Spurs Hang on to Defeat Kings

Two late three-point attempts can't tie it for Sacramento

(Newser) - Tony Parker tied his season high with 32 points and added 11 assists as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Sacramento Kings 101-98 on Monday. The victory, coupled with Houston's loss to Utah, put the Spurs in position to clinch third place in the conference for a second straight season....

Short-Handed Kings Beat Hornets
Short-Handed Kings Beat Hornets

Short-Handed Kings Beat Hornets

Loss puts New Orleans' hopes for top seed in peril

(Newser) - Ron Artest returned from a thumb injury to hit four clutch 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, and the Sacramento Kings dealt a big blow to New Orleans' hopes for the top seed in the Western Conference with a 94-91 victory. The loss dropped the Hornets (55-25) into a tie with...

Warriors Rip Kings, Stay in 8th Place

Baron Davis' 33 points leads way; showdown with Nuggets next

(Newser) - Baron Davis had 33 points and nine assists, Stephen Jackson added 20 points, and the Golden State Warriors stayed in the frantic Western Conference playoff race with their highest-scoring game of the season, a 140-132 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.  

Kobe Leads Lakers Past Kings
Kobe Leads Lakers
Past Kings 

Kobe Leads Lakers Past Kings

Bryant scores 29 points in win

(Newser) - Kobe Bryant scored 29 points, while Vladimir Radmanovic matched his season high with 21, as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Sacramento Kings  last night, 114-92. Radmanovic hit five 3-pointers and tied his career high with 14 rebounds. Pau Gasol added 20 points and nine rebounds for the Lakers, who...

Kings Stun Nuggets Behind Martin
Kings Stun Nuggets Behind Martin

Kings Stun Nuggets Behind Martin

Ill forward scores 36 to deal a blow to Denver's playoff run

(Newser) - Kevin Martin scored 36 points despite missing Sacramento's shootaround with the stomach flu, and the Kings dealt a blow to the Denver Nuggets' playoff plans last night with a surprising 118-115 win at the Pepsi Center. The Kings, out of playoff contention and missing Ron Artest (thumb) and Brad Miller...

Martin Leads Kings Past Clippers
Martin Leads Kings Past Clippers

Martin Leads Kings Past Clippers

Sacramento enjoys their fourth win in five games

(Newser) - Kevin Martin hit four 3-pointers while scoring 26 points as the Sacramento Kings avoided a four-game sweep by the last-place Los Angeles Clippers with a 110-98 victory Thursday night. Francisco Garcia scored 17 points and Mikki Moore added 16 for the Kings, who took a 20-point lead in the third...

Duncan Carries Spurs to Fifth Straight Win

Matin's 36 lift Kings, Wizards holds off SuperSonics

(Newser) - Tim Duncan had the big numbers, but Manu Ginobili hit the key shots as the San Antonio Spurs held on to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 97-88 last night, reports the Associated Press. Duncan had 28 points and 12 rebounds, but when the Clippers took a late lead, Ginobili's 3-pointer...

After 15 Years, Chris Webber to Retire From NBA

Following newest injury to chronically damaged knee

(Newser) - Chris Webber's poetic return to the Warriors has come to an end following the latest injury to the ravaged left knee which has plagued him for the past five years. The power forward, a four-time all star and 93-94 rookie of the year with Golden State, will announce the end...

Skip to My Lou: Alston's 28 Propels Rockets Past Kings

Adelman wins 800th career game as coach

(Newser) - The Houston Rockets were able to fend off a surprisingly frisky Sacramento Kings team and earn a 108-100 victory. The win is the 800th of coach Rick Adelman’s career, which is the third most amongst active coaches and 14th all-time. Adelman earned 395 of those wins while coaching the...

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