Lakers championship celebrations took a violent turn and resulted in 76 arrests, damage to more than 30 buildings and 8 officers injured, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
The Los Angeles Lakers won the 2020 NBA Finals Sunday night against the Miami Heat in a season honoring the late NBA legend Kobe Bryant. The Lakers won 106-93.
In a nail-biter, the Los Angeles Lakers beat Miami 102-96 in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. The Lakers are now one game away from becoming champions of the 2019-20 NBA season.
Bam Adebayo (left shoulder strain) and Goran Dragic (left foot) departed with injuries and Jimmy Butler played through one in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
The NBA playoffs will resume Saturday after the league and the National Basketball Players Association detailed commitments that made players comfortable continuing the postseason.
An unprecedented walkout over racial injustice has postponed a second day of the NBA playoffs. But players have committed to remain and finish the season.
President Trump on Thursday criticized the league after player protests over police brutality led to the postponement of playoff games.
The Milwaukee Bucks have decided to boycott Game 5 of their series against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday.
Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac made headlines last week when he was the first NBA player to stand during the national anthem, and he didn’t wear a Black Lives Matter shirt during the anthem as well.
Rather than the traditional bench area, players and coaches will sit in chairs 6 feet apart near the court.
The NBA released its complete game schedule and national television schedules on Friday night.
Vince Carter officially confirmed he is done playing basketball on a podcast Thursday.
The plan, once approved, would have 13 Western Conference teams and nine Eastern Conference teams going to Disney, and the cutoff being that teams must be within six games of a playoff spot at this point. Playoffs would start in August, and the NBA Finals will likely stretch into October, the person said.
The NBA is in talks with The Walt Disney Company on a single-site scenario for a resumption of play in Central Florida in late July, the clearest sign yet that the league believes the season can continue amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Jerry Sloan, the Hall of Fame coach who was a fixture for decades in Utah and took the Jazz to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998, died Friday. He was 78.
It might not be a unanimously approved notion, but 2-1/2 months into this pandemic-caused shutdown, the NBA finally seems on the cusp of being able to move forward.
Former Chicago Bulls star Horace Grant ripped Michael Jordan on Tuesday for calling him a “snitch” on “The Last Dance,” joining other ex-NBA players who have raised questions about ESPN’s popular documentary series.
The May 8 date is far from firm, the NBA said, warning teams that it “may push this timing back if developments warrant," according to the Associated Press.
NBA star Kevin Durant is among four Brooklyn Nets players who’ve tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to a report.
Host Alicia Keys said she was feeling “crazy sad” about Bryant. She was joined on stage with Boyz II Men, who collectively sang “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday.”