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Lakers noteboook: Roy Hibbert's versatility on display in Lakers' blowout win over Maccabi Haifa

LOS ANGELES – Grab your box score from the Lakers 126-85 win over Maccabi Haifa, and try not to faint as the numbers leap off the page. Kobe Bryant: …

Roy Hibbert

Denver Nuggets 2015 roster: Focus on young players as Mike Malone tenure begins

The Nuggets don't have to start winning on the court just yet, but their young players need to improve.<p>The best thing for the Denver Nuggets this season has nothing to do with wins on the court, although that's a solid indicator that things are going right. Denver is too far down in the Western …

NBA

Curry, Warriors fans featured in NBA’s new ad campaign

Point guard Stephen Curry and the Warriors’ fans were included in the NBA’s new “This Is Why We Play” campaign, which was released Monday morning and was designed to capture the emotions behind basketbal’s universal appeal.<p>The last two images in the one-minute video are Curry celebrating the 2015 …

NBA Kicks

NBA Releases 'This Is Why We Play' Ad (VIDEO) | SLAMonline

In a new commercial spot leading up to the 2015-16 season, the NBA answers the question, “Why do we play?” in an incredible way. Watch the video up …

Basketball

Link thread: Time's ticking on contract extensions

Ethan Strauss and Nate Duncan recently previewed the Warriors season with the longest podcast in the history of mankind, covering a healthy variety …

Klay Thompson

Warriors formally purchase Mission Bay site

<i>Editor’s note: A previous version of this story was a lightly edited press release issued by the Golden State Warriors. The story is now written by a Chronicle staffer.</i><p>The Golden State Warriors finalized plans to purchase a 12-acre parcel of land in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood on …

Miami Heat Star Chris Bosh & His Wife Adrienne Are Expecting Twins!

Congratulations!<p>On Sunday, it was confirmed that the <b>Miami Heat</b> star <b>Chris Bosh</b> and his wife <b>Adrienne Bosh</b> are expecting twins! AH-Mazing!<p><b>Related: This</b> …

Miami Heat

Running Diary: Lakers vs. Maccabi Haifa (10/11/15)

Below is a running diary of the Lakers’ preseason matchup against Maccabi Haifa, with comments drawn from Mike Trudell’s @LakersReporter Twitter …

Otto Porter goes behind his back, between defender’s legs for lay-up

Otto Porter has some handles.<p>He had room to operate against Bauru Paschoalotto, the Brazilian professional team the Wizards took on in a preseason …

NBA scout says Isaac Humphries one of the three most impressive players last night

Photo by UK Athletics<p>There were a lot of new faces on the floor last night during UK’s televised practice, but the most unexpected surprise may have …

Lisa Sthalekar comes out of retirement to play for Sydney Sixers

Former Southern Stars all-rounder Lisa Sthalekar has come out of retirement to join the Sydney Sixers for the inaugural Women's Big Bash …

LeBron James gets to work as Blaze Pizza spokesman, takes Cavaliers to Columbus location

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- LeBron James wasted no time in his new role as spokesman for Blaze Pizza.<p>After the Cavaliers practiced Sunday and flew to Columbus …

The Toronto Raptors Continue Their Rebrand With A Slick New Court Design

The Toronto Raptors have undergone an extreme rebranding campaign over the past few seasons, from the “We The North” slogan to naming Drake a team ambassador to new uniforms and a redesigned logo. Now, the Raptors have carried the construction to their actual court, completely redesigning it to …

Doc Rivers Thinks The Golden State Warriors ‘Deserved’ Their Championship

Doc Rivers is backtracking a bit on his comments that the Golden State Warriors’ championship last season was a product of luck, not skill. Rivers originally inferred that the Warriors got lucky on their way to the title because they didn’t have to play the Clippers or the Spurs. When Klay Thompson …

Bulls defeat Minnesota Timberwolves in Canada 114-105

By Sam Smith | 10.11.2015 | 9:40 a.m.<p>Last year it was the fall of Doug McDermott. This year the Bulls preseason has become the Fall of Doug McDermott.<p>…

Metta World Peace Says the NBA is 'No Longer a Man's Game' | SLAMonline

Metta World Peace is back in the NBA, and back with the Lakers. But looking back on his career, he says it’s not the same NBA that he remembers …

Nuggets Exercise Options on Harris and Nurkić

<b>DENVER, Oct. 11, 2015</b> – The Denver Nuggets have exercised the third-year options on guard Gary Harris and center Jusuf Nurkić for the 2016-17 season, …

Metta World Peace Says 'Everybody's Soft' In Today's NBA

With three NBA preseason games in the books for the Los Angeles Lakers, all signs appear to be pointing to Metta World Peace locking up a roster …

The more the Pistons see of Marcus Morris, the more they like what he brings at both ends

The Pistons liked many things about Marcus Morris, starting with the asking price to pluck him from Phoenix’s roster, but probably most of all the …

Iona's A.J. English is Latest Gael With NBA Potential

Every year Iona College churns out at least one player with NBA potential. For four years running from 2012-15, the up-tempo Gaels placed a player in …

Basketball

Heat locked and loaded with 'mutant' lefties

"We're kind of mutants," Goran Dragic says in his own version of a left-handed compliment. "We do it differently."<p>He was talking about lefties in …

Miami Heat star Chris Bosh puts his Pacific Palisades home up for lease

Miami Heatforward-centerChris Bosh, who returned to action this month after suffering a career-threatening injury in February, has put his home court in Pacific Palisades back up for lease at $45,000 a month.<p>Bosh bought the Mediterranean-style home in Pacific Highlands in 2012 for $9.4 million, …

Miami Heat

NBA Global Games: Charlotte Hornets vs. Los Angeles Clippers Game 1 Preview

<b>Who:</b> Charlotte Hornets (2-0) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (1-1)<p><b>When:</b> 1:30 AM EST<p><b>Where:</b> Shenzhen Universiade Center, Shenzhen, China<p><b>TV:</b> NBA TV<p>For the …

Basketball

Hibbert sends this Maccabi shot back to Israel

Everything's going right for Roy Hibbert and the Lakers against Maccabi Haifa, which means everything's going wrong for the international club. Roy …