Greg Cordova

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Why NBA Players Lie About Their Height

Kevin Durant is 6-foot-9. That’s his height by all official accounts—the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder, his Wikipedia page—and that’s how Durant will be described throughout the basketball playoffs.<p>As it turns out, though, there is one person who disagrees. His name is Kevin Durant.<p>This mysterious …

Kevin Durant

Source: Union wants to meet with Heat over Chris Bosh situation

The NBA players association has requested a meeting with the Miami Heat to try and resolve the situation with Chris Bosh, a source told ESPN's Brian …

Refs admit missing foul during wild Thunder-Spurs end

SAN ANTONIO — The final 13.5 seconds of Game 2 of these Western Conference semifinals were so frenzied that the lead referee acknowledged afterwards that the controversial inbounds pass resulted in a play the officials had never seen before.<p>The crew chief, Ken Mauer, also said they got it …

Russell Westbrook

Magic Johnson Has A Simple Two-Step Plan To Fix The Lakers

The Lakers are very, very bad. But Lakers legend Magic Johnson has thought it through, and if the front office is willing to listen, Magic has a way …

Magic Johnson

Former coach Byron Scott says he was 'blindsided' by Lakers decision to replace him

By BILL ORAM / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER<p>Much of the basketball world expected the Lakers to make a coaching change this summer, but Byron Scott said he …

Byron Scott

Chip off the old block, Steve Belichick following his idol as he rises as coach

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The oldest son of New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick settled into his chair Monday for his first official interview as …

Bill Belichick

Spurs dominate Thunder in Game 1

Maybe it's the ease by which the torch is being passed that's so impressive, but the San Antonio Spurs have entered a new era and it's the same as the old era.<p>LaMarcus Aldridge, in his fifth playoff game with the Spurs, scored 38 points, hit 18-of-23 shots and teamed up with Kawhi Leonard, who had …

Oklahoma City Thunder

The method in the madness of Leicester City's success

Leicester City stand on the brink of English football’s greatest-ever miracle: a team widely tipped for relegation are about to win the Premier …

Soccer

WATCH: A Rwandan Hoop Dream

Shooting Touch, in partnership with Doza Visuals, releases a short film profiling the organization’s impact in Rwanda for one young man.<p>The subject …

Basketball

Luke Walton, Lakers match makes sense for L.A.

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Luke Walton

Golden State's Steve Kerr wins NBA's coach of the year

Steve Kerr is the NBA's coach of the year, after leading to the Golden State Warriors to the best regular season record in league history.

Steve Kerr

Hornets owner Michael Jordan speaks out on HB2 law in North Carolina

North Carolina's HB2 law, which opponents have described as discriminatory against the LGBT community, has drawn the ire of many across the country, including the world of basketball. With Charlotte set to host the 2017 NBA All-Star game, the city could potentially lose hosting duties if the law is …

Michael Jordan

North Carolina, Louisville, and the hypocrisy of the NCAA

After a five-year wait which felt like it spanned multiple decades, we finally have the full gauntlet of allegations the NCAA is levying against the …

Louisville

John Calipari says he needs to get in shape because he doesn't have a coach next year

John Calipari is really, really good at marketing his message. The message he not-so-subliminally sent on Thursday was for NBA teams to take a long, …

John Calipari

Rockets season ends and the truth comes out

OAKLAND, Calif. -- With the Houston Rockets' season finally over after a 114-81 loss to the Golden State Warriors, the truth was finally uttered in …

Dwight Howard

Warriors grant Luke Walton permission to interview with Lakers

OAKLAND – Lute Olson will be proud of Luke Walton no matter what happens in these next few months.<p>But if the University of Arizona icon gets his way, he’ll be visiting his former player in Los Angeles next season rather than the Golden State Warriors facilities in Oakland where he spent the past …

Luke Walton

Shawn Kemp's 9th-Grade Son Jamon Can Ball

This weekend was one for second comings. LeBron James Jr. showed out in his hometown of Akron and in Indianapolis, while Shaq’s son Shareef was …

Basketball

Adding up the agony: Toronto Raptors pinned some stunning numbers on the Indiana Pacers

TORONTO — It was, to put it mildly, a weird 48 minutes. Raptors-Pacers Game 5, by the numbers:<p>The Toronto Raptors were dead in Game 5 — and then came …

Toronto Raptors

Tim Duncan Comments on Kawhi Leonard's Lack of Star Treatment from Referees

Over the past two years, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has risen to stardom after winning the 2014 NBA Finals MVP, Defensive Player of the Year twice and garnering an All-Star selection in 2016.<p>But his future Hall of Fame teammate Tim Duncan doesn't think officials have given Leonard the …

Tim Duncan

Auriemma says he's feeling better after hospital stay

NEW YORK (AP) — Geno Auriemma is feeling a lot better.<p>The UConn women's basketball coach spent a few days in the hospital last week after taking himself off a plane on April 16.<p>"It started the week of the Final Four. It got worse when I got home," Auriemma told The Associated Press on Tuesday …

Hospitals

Celtics vs. Hawks: Game 5 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2016 NBA Playoffs

The Atlanta Hawks scored 42 points in the third quarter of Tuesday's game, while the Boston Celtics scored 39 in the entire first half and 44 in the second. That is not exactly the formula for a road victory.<p>The Hawks defended their home court in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series against …

Boston

Clippers' Season Unravelling After Chris Paul, Blake Griffin Injuries

Once in possession of a 2-1 series lead over the Portland Trail Blazers and faced with the possibility of playing a Stephen Curry-less version of the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Semifinals, the Los Angeles Clippers have seen their postseason promise turn into utter despair.<p>Not …

Los Angeles

Durant on Cuban not considering Westbrook a superstar: 'He's an idiot'

After the Oklahoma City Thunder eliminated the Dallas Mavericks from the playoffs with a 118-104 Game 5 win on Monday, a reporter asked Russell Westbrook if he was aware of Mark Cuban's comments earlier that night. Before the game, the Mavericks owner said that the Thunder had one superstar, Kevin …

Kevin Durant

What's next for the Lakers' coaching search?

The Lakers wanted to ease into their decision on Byron Scott, let the emotions subside from a scarred season before plunging into whether he stayed or left as their coach.<p>But Tom Thibodeau was hired by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Scott Brooks was snapped up by the Washington Wizards and the Lakers …

Byron Scott

Draymond Green expects Stephen Curry will miss Game 5

HOUSTON — <b>Draymond Green</b> doesn’t expect <b>Stephen Curry</b> to play Wednesday night in Game 5. That gives Green pause as he peers ahead.<p>The Warriors took a 3-1 lead in this best-of-seven series Sunday. Now they return to Oracle Arena, where they’re 41-2 this season — though Curry played in all but one of …

Stephen Curry

Kyrie Irving leads Cavs in first-round sweep over Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Kyrie Irving bookended the third quarter with 10 points in 79 seconds at the start and a halfcourt buzzer-beater at the end. Next he delivered a punishing three-pointer with 42.6 seconds in the game<p>The Cleveland Cavaliers shot-maker extraordinaire punctuated an outstanding …

Kyrie Irving

With Stephen Curry injury, Warriors know their title defense is in jeopardy

x<p>Embed<p>Warriors guard Stephen Curry injured his knee during the Warriors' playoff game against the Rockets on Sunday after slipping and falling awkwardly toward the end of the first half. Time_Sports<p>HOUSTON – If you didn’t know any better, you just might wonder if the Golden State Warriors were even …

Stephen Curry

Report: Lakers Finally Fire Byron Scott

Photo via David Zalubowski/AP.The Los Angeles Lakers have fired head coach Byron Scott, reports Adrian Wojnarowski. If you live anywhere near …

Byron Scott

Stephen Curry’s Injury Evokes Memories of John Havlicek and ’72-’73 Celtics

The Boston Celtics’ franchise record for regular-season victories does not belong to a team featuring Bill Russell, or one led by Larry Bird or by Kevin Garnett. And perhaps most relevant, especially in light of the 73-victory Golden State Warriors’ now having played two playoff games without their …

Stephen Curry