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Lakers have agreed to one-year deal with Andrew Bogut

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LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a one-year deal with Andrew Bogut, according to people familiar with the deal who were not authorized to speak publicly. Bogut is very familiar with Lakers coach Luke Walton's system, having played for the Golden State Warriors from 2012 to 2016.

Walton was an assistant coach for the Warriors...Read more

Did Durant get caught using wrong Twitter account to defend himself

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Kevin Durant displays his down-earth-nature in a variety of ways, including defending himself to trolls -- whether from his own official Twitter or from another, false account.

The Warriors star seemingly dissed the Thunder on social media, as shown in screenshots captured by Twitter users Sunday, despite an apparent attempt at doing so ...Read more

Lynx center Sylvia Fowles wins MVP hardware after dominant WNBA season

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MINNEAPOLIS -- She has been beaten and bloodied. Literally. Lynx center Sylvia Fowles has had her nose broken once, had it bloodied a handful more times. She has been elbowed, pushed and shoved in the post, attracting crowds like a carnival barker.

But she hasn't been stopped.

"We've seen tears, we've seen blood, we've seen everything," ...Read more

Heat team with Warriors for Irma pet airlift; Arisons part of $10 million relief effort

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MIAMI -- The Miami Heat stepped forward on several fronts Thursday in the wake of the devastation left behind by Hurricane Irma.

The foundation of Heat owner Micky Arison, the chairman of Carnival Corporation, and his wife, Madeleine, announced an immediate $2.5 million donation to Direct Relief, UNICEF and United Way of Miami-Dade County, to ...Read more

Heat, Josh Richardson agree on four-year, $42 million extension

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The Miami Heat have made their commitment to Josh Richardson clear, with an agreement on a four-year, $42 million extension for the guard that will kick in starting in 2018-19.

Richardson, a 2015 second-round pick who has become a staple of the Heat's backcourt in the transition from the franchise's Big Three era, became eligible for the ...Read more

How Warriors' sponsorship deal with Rakuten indirectly helps with building a roster

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The two close teammates stared at each other's jerseys in awe. Moments later, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala stood up and showed off their customary white and blue uniform for everyone else to admire.

The familiar image featured a new twist: after agreeing to a three-year, $60 million deal with Rakuten, the Warriors will wear a 2.5 by 2.5 ...Read more

Lakers plan to retire both numbers, 8 and 24, that Kobe Bryant wore during his career

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Two seasons removed from his celebrated retirement, the Lakers are planning to retire Kobe Bryant's jersey this fall.

The Lakers have confirmed they will retire both of the numbers Bryant wore as a Laker. He wore No. 8 when his career began, then switched to No. 24 at the start of the 2006-07 season. He wore No. 24 for the remaining 10 years of...Read more

Rollie Massimino remembered as more than a coach by Villanova community

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They came, from all over, to celebrate the life of a man who defined Villanova basketball for two decades. And in many ways was the face of the university.

But it turned into something much more personal than that.

As Tommy Massimino, the opening speaker at Tuesday's funeral mass, put it: "My father (Rollie) was known mostly as a great ...Read more

Stephen Curry on Kevin Durant's swipe, Warriors' chemistry, LaVar Ball's insanity

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Stephen Curry felt strongly enough about Golden State teammate Kevin Durant's recent swipe at the Under Armour basketball shoes Curry endorses that the two have since "had a conversation about it," Curry said.

In our exclusive interview before the Carolina Panthers' 23-3 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, ...Read more

Hurricane Irma leaves AmericanAirlines Arena with 'minor' damage, Heat report

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The Miami Heat said Monday that roof damage to AmericanAirlines Arena inflicted Sunday by Hurricane Irma was superficial.

The Heat said that the outer membrane of the practice court alongside Biscayne Bay, which was left exposed on the side of the building, is believed to a "minor and nothing structural."

The practice court is a separate ...Read more

Heat's arena sustains minor roof damage caused by Hurricane Irma, report says

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Add the Miami Heat to the list of those affected by Hurricane Irma.

On Sunday morning, the Heat's practice facility at AmericanAirlines Arena sustained exterior membrane damage, according to WPLG Channel 10. There was, however, no harm done to the actual roof, the station's sports director Will Manso reported.

The storm, which has torn through...Read more

Finland bows out of EuroBasket, but Lauri Markkanen's play excites Bulls

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When Lauri Markkanen opens training camp with the Bulls on Sept, 25, he will do so just two weeks removed from a sterling run at FIBA's EuroBasket tournament.

Italy ended Finland's surprising 4-2 tournament Saturday in Istanbul with a 70-57 victory in the round of 16. Coincidentally, former Bull Marco Belinelli sank his first five 3-pointers ...Read more

Dwayne Wade says he wants to play for championship contender before career ends

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Doing nothing to diffuse speculation that he would like a buyout from the Chicago Bulls, Dwyane Wade said he would like to play for a championship contender before his career is over.

Wade is under contract to the Bulls at $24 million this coming season but reportedly isn't eager to play there because the Bulls are rebuilding after trading his...Read more

On eve of Hall of Fame induction, Bulls' Jerry Krause remembered fondly

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- When Thelma Krause entered the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Thursday, one of the first things she saw was her late husband Jerry's picture.

And he was smiling.

It's bittersweet, of course, that news of Krause's Class of 2017 inclusion to honor his tenure as the architect for one of the most dynamic ...Read more

Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic receive jerseys in meeting with media

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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- The Cavaliers welcomed Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and Ante Zizic to Cleveland on Thursday with an introductory news conference at Cleveland Clinic Courts.

Thomas, Crowder and Zizic discussed last month's trade that sent them to the Cavs and shipped Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics.

The players reflected on how they are ...Read more

For KU's Bill Self, Hall of Fame is 'as good an individual honor I'll ever receive'

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LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Hall of Fame basketball coaches who have not yet retired must complete their share of mundane tasks, just like the rookies in the business.

"I just passed my NCAA certification test. It took me a little longer than I thought," Bill Self, Kansas' 15th-year head coach said with a grin, explaining why he was about a half hour ...Read more

Report: Hawks center Miles Plumlee arrested on marijuana charge

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Hawks center Miles Plumlee recently was arrested on a charge of marijuana possession, according to an online report by long-time NBA writer Peter Vecsey.

Vecsey reported that Plumlee was arrested on Long Island in late August. Plumlee was released on $100 bail, according to Vecsey.

A Hawks spokesman did not immediately return a message seeking...Read more

Magic Johnson asked Jeanie Buss to take the tampering fine out of his salary

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Since the Lakers were hit with a $500,000 fine for tampering with Paul George, president of basketball operations Magic Johnson says, he has given the matter little thought except for one thing: He doesn't want his close friend and boss, Jeanie Buss, to bear the burden of the fine.

"We can't say a lot but we will correct the situation," Johnson...Read more

LaVar Ball doesn't care what NCAA has to say about shoe deal of son LaMelo, a UCLA recruit

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LaMelo Ball drove his shiny new Lamborghini down a closed off road at the Chino Airport, past the taco truck that sat next to a burger truck, into the event space for his 16th birthday party.

The Chino Hills High basketball star was joined by his father, mother and brothers LiAngelo, who is set to play at UCLA, and Lonzo, the Lakers point guard...Read more

Cam Reddish, No. 4 recruit in nation, heading to Duke

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The No. 4 recruit in the Class of 2018 is heading to Duke.

Cameron Reddish, a 6-8, 195-pound small forward, made his announcement in a video via the Players' Tribune Friday night. Reddish is the second recruit from the Class of 2018 to commit to Duke, not including Marvin Bagley, who reclassified to the Class of 2017 last month.

Tre Jones, 6-7...Read more