The quarterfinal round of the league's players-only NBA 2K video-game tournament will resume Thursday with quarterfinals that were originally set for Tuesday.
Posted: April 8, 2020, 1:36 am
In this series, we attempt to settle scores of NBA undercard debates â€” or at least give you fodder for your next â€œWho is better?â€� argument.
Posted: April 8, 2020, 1:33 am
Denver's Arturas Karnisovas has a strong draft record and is known to be good in player development, which is why Chicago wants to bring him in.
Posted: April 8, 2020, 12:19 am
Duke freshman guard Cassius Stanley announced Tuesday that he will be entering his name into the 2020 NBA Draft.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 11:27 pm
Lakers management plans to ask high-level employees to defer part of their salaries.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 10:50 pm
AI posted some encouragement while also paying tribute to Hussle and Bryant.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 9:26 pm
The Lakers plan to ask top-level executives to voluntarily defer 20% of their pay as the team navigates its finances during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 9:04 pm
Duke freshman Cassius Stanley is entering the NBA draft. Stanley announced his decision Tuesday after averaging 12.6 points and 4.9 rebounds for the Blue Devils, highlighted by his high-flying athleticism. In a statement, the 6-foot-6 guard from Los Angeles said he believed the Blue Devils could have attained his goal of reaching the Final Four and contending for a national championship.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 8:46 pm
Arizona point guard Nico Mannion has joined fellow freshman teammate Zeke Nnaji in declaring for the NBA draft. ''I have decided to declare for the 2020 NBA draft,'' Mannion posted Tuesday on Twitter. Mannion arrived in Tucson as the highest-rated recruit in a class that included Nnaji and Josh Green.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 8:05 pm
A fan asked the question. It took four words for Paul to answer.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 8:01 pm
CJ McCollum a lot are hurting right now.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 6:41 pm
Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward has been focusing on other projects and family while the NBA is suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 6:11 pm
UCLA guard Chris Smith, who was the Pac-12 Conference's most improved player this season, announced his intention Tuesday to enter the NBA draft.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 3:53 pm
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton reveals his hidden talent and game day superstition during rapid fire questions while testing his skills at Pop-A-Shot. This isÂ Poppin'Â Off!Â
Posted: April 7, 2020, 3:23 pm
Yahoo Sports looks back at some of the most thrilling and historic games in NBA history.Â OnÂ thisÂ dayÂ in 2019 the Houston Rockets connected on 27 3-pointers in a 149-113 win against the Phoenix Suns to set a single-game record for most 3-pointers made.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 3:12 pm
With NBA games indefinitely on hold, there has been a lot of discussion about postseason possibilities - including by coaches around the league. Toronto coach Nick Nurse said heâ€™s trying to prepare for every possibility that would allow the Raptors a chance to defend their title. No one knows what will be thrown at the NBA or the rest of the sports world.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 2:34 am
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Stanford freshman point guard Tyrell Terry has declared for the NBA draft.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 2:04 am
Should the NBA consider pursuing rapid COVID-19 testing as resources remain limited?
Posted: April 7, 2020, 1:53 am
The NBA has told teams that they may not conduct or attend any workouts with draft-eligible players during the leagueâ€™s coronavirus hiatus, a major change from typical procedures. The NBA told teams of the rule changes Monday in a memo, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press. For now, the NBA draft is still scheduled for June 25.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 1:15 am
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is bracing for several more weeks of uncertainty about the remainder of this halted season, revealing Monday night that he does not expect the league will be able to decide anything until at least May. Silver spoke on the NBA's Twitter account as part of the league's new NBATogether initiative, in a conversation hosted by Turner Sports' Ernie Johnson. Silver touched on many topics, including how the league is looking at numerous scenarios for a return, but in every case the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic makes it impossible right now to move too far forward.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 12:55 am
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver does not expect any decisions to be made until at least May about the possible resumption of the 2019-20 season, saying the coronavirus pandemic simply makes it too difficult to project what will happen next. Silver spoke on Monday on the NBA's Twitter account as part of the league's new NBATogether initiative, in a conversation hosted by Turner Sports' Ernie Johnson. "Essentially, what I've told my folks over the last week is that we just should just accept that, at least for the month of April, we won't be in a position to make any decisions," Silver said.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 11:33 pm
One round into the 16-team, ESPN-televised tournament, 14th-seeded Clippers guard Patrick Beverley is the betting favorite to win.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 10:37 pm
North Carolina State instate signee Josh Hall says heâ€™ll go through the NBA draft process while maintaining his college eligibility. Prep players are eligible to enter the draft if theyâ€™re at least 19 years old during the calendar year of the draft and are at one NBA season has passed since their graduating class from high school. Signee Jalen Lecque was eligible for the draft last summer after reclassifying his graduation year.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 8:21 pm
Louisville forward Jordan Nwora has announced on social media that he will enter the NBA draft. Nwora was selected to The Associated Press All-America third team as a junior. The 6-foot-7 Nwora was named to the APâ€™s All-ACC first team.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 6:09 pm
Every night tune into Yahoo Sports to watch some of the most memorable and iconic games from NBA history.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 5:30 pm
Every night tune into Yahoo Sports to watch some of the most memorable and iconic games from NBA history.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 5:20 pm
One of the best HOF classes ever, Towel Guy is Tapped in, and NBA Horse tourney.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 4:50 pm
Dan Wetzel, Charles Robinson & Chris Haynes debate the best team ever: the 1985 Bears or the 1995-96 Bulls.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 8:52 am
In a meeting with the commissioners of several sports leagues, President Trump encouraged the NFL to begin its regular season on time. The NBA named Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnet to the 2020 Hall of Fame class even as the league formulated plans to cancel the rest of the season. For a deep dive on the NBA2K Tournament and ESPNâ€™s plans for a star-studded round of HORSE, check out Dunk Bait at Yahoo Sports NBA. PLUS Sonny Gray, Mekhi Becton and Shaquille Oâ€™Neal appear on todayâ€™s installment of The Rona Diaries.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 3:53 am
Which NBA team was the best of all time? Vote on it in our Best Ever bracket series.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 1:41 am
For a number of reasons, the two key members of the Fab Five have been in an icy standoff for years.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 12:17 am
Kentucky point guard Ashton Hagans will enter the NBA draft and forego his final two seasons of eligibility. The 6-foot-3 Hagans was named Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a freshman and became one of the country's best point guards this past season. Hagans then requested time away from the team for personal reasons and did not travel to the season finale at Florida.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 9:27 pm
The Drew League in L.A. is famous for its star-studded tournament, but the threat of canceling the season has a ripple effect on the community.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 8:42 pm
Athletes, entertainers and others have an alternative way to connect with fans thanks to their cellphone and Cameo, a social media company.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 7:22 pm
After spending nine days on a ventilator fighting for his life, longtime NBA scout Maury Hanks is now resting at home.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 1:29 am
SHOWS: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - JANUARY 15, 2020) (REUTERS -ACCESS ALL) 1. FORMER LOS ANGELES LAKERS PLAYER KOBE BRYANT DURING AN INTERVIEW AT AN MLS EVENT LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - APRIL 13, 2016) (STILL PHOTO-MUTE) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 2. STILL PHOTO OF LOS ANGELES LAKERS KOBE BRYANT WAVING TO CROWD BEFORE PLAYING IN HIS FINAL NBA GAME LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - JUNE 17, 2010) (STILL PHOTO-MUTE) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 3. STILL PHOTO OF LOS ANGELES LAKERS KOBE BRYANT CELEBRATING WITH TROPHY AFTER WINNING 2009-10 NBA TITLE LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - DECEMBER 25, 2008) (STILL PHOTO-MUTE) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 4. STILL PHOTO OF LOS ANGELES LAKERS KOBE BRYANT GUARDING BOSTON CELTICS KEVIN GARNETT DURING 2008-09 NBA GAME SHANGHAI, CHINA (FILE - OCTOBER 11, 2014) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 5. BROOKLYN NETS KEVIN GARNETT AT TRAINING SESSION BEFORE EXHIBITION GAME IN CHINA 6. GARNETT TALKING TO REPORTERS AFTER TRAINING SESSION BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES (FILE - JUNE 19, 2008) (STILL PHOTO-MUTE) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 7. STILL PHOTO OF BOSTON CELTICS KEVIN GARNETT WITH NBA CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY AT VICTORY PARADE AFTER WINNING 2007-08 NBA TITLE SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, UNITED STATES (FILE - JUNE 23, 2005) (STILL PHOTO-MUTE) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 8. STILL PHOTO OF SAN ANTONIO SPURS TIM DUNCAN HOLDING UP NBA CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY AND NBA FINALS MVP TROPHY AFTER DEFEATING THE DETROIT PISTONS TO WIN 2004-05 NBA TITLE CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES (FILE - MARCH 3, 2020) (STILL PHOTO-MUTE) (USA TODAY SPORTS IMAGES - Broadcaster and Digital: MUST COURTESY 'USA TODAY SPORTS IMAGES') 9. STILL PHOTO OF SAN ANTONIO SPURS ASSISTANT HEAD COACH TIM DUNCAN DURING NBA GAME AGAINST CHARLOTTE HORNETS MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, UNITED STATES (FILE - DECEMBER 15, 2005) (STILL PHOTO-MUTE) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 10. STILL PHOTO OF MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES KEVIN GARNETT DRIVING WITH BALL WHILE BEING GUARDED BY SAN ANTONIO SPURS TIM DUNCAN DURING 2005-06 NBA GAME OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - FEBRUARY 13, 2000) (STILL PHOTO-MUTE) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 11. STILL PHOTO OF WESTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STARS (FROM L TO R) TIM DUNCAN, KEVIN GARNETT (WITH TOWEL ON HEAD), JASON KIDD, SHAQUILLE O'NEAL, AND KOBE BRYANT SITTING ON BENCH DURING 2000 NBA ALL-STAR GAME AT OAKLAND ARENA STORY: The late Kobe Bryant was selected on Saturday (April 4) as a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. The 18-time NBA All Star, who was killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, is part of a nine-member class that includes multiple All-Star selections Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett. Four-time Olympic gold medallist Tamika Catchings, coaches Eddie Sutton, Rudy Tomjanovich, Kim Mulkey, Barbara Stevens and longtime Swiss FIBA executive Patrick Baumann, who died in 2018, also were selected and will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts on Aug. 29. Bryant was a five-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers and earned Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012. Duncan, a 15-time NBA All-Star, also was a five time NBA champion with the San Antonio Spurs where he played for 19 years. Garnett, a 15-time All-Star, drew acclaim for his rebounding and defensive ability with the Boston Celtics and Minnesota Timberwolves and helped lead the Celtics to an NBA title in 2008. (Production: David Grip)
Posted: April 5, 2020, 1:23 am
â€œI urge and beg you all to take this seriously. You donâ€™t want this to be what wakes you up.â€�
Posted: April 4, 2020, 11:45 pm
Kobe Bryantâ€™s resume has yet another entry to validate his greatness: Heâ€™s now, officially, a Hall of Famer. Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headlined a nine-person group announced Saturday as this yearâ€™s class of enshrinees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. â€œAn amazing class," Duncan said.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 11:16 pm
The sports world has stopped, but the late Kobe Bryant was with us again as he was chosen for entrance to the Hall of Fame.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 10:31 pm
Trump wants sports to get back in business, as we all do. Unfortunately, that isn't enough.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 8:26 pm
Reaction to Saturday's announcement of the 2020 enshrinement class for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:
Posted: April 4, 2020, 7:05 pm
* NBA superstar was killed in helicopter crash in January * â€˜Obviously we wish that he was here with us to celebrateâ€™Kobe Bryantâ€™s wife, Vanessa, has hailed her husbandâ€™s achievements after he was voted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday. The NBA superstar was killed in a helicopter crash in January along with eight others, including his daughter Gianna. On Saturday he was confirmed as one of nine new members of basketballâ€™s hall of fame. Bryant played his entire, 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, where he won five championships and was named an All-Star on 18 occasions. He retired in 2016 as the NBAâ€™s third-highest all-time scorer. He also won gold medals with Team USA at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.â€œItâ€™s an incredible accomplishment and honor, and weâ€™re extremely proud of him,â€� Vanessa Bryant told ESPN on Saturday. â€œEvery accomplishment that he had as an athlete was a stepping stone to be here.â€�The Bryants had three other daughters together besides Gianna. â€œObviously we wish that he was here with us to celebrate,â€� Vanessa said. â€œWeâ€™re incredibly proud of him.â€�> What a journey it's been. Welcome to the Hall of Fame, Kobe. pic.twitter.com/4tLIttRyaW> > â€” Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) April 4, 2020Lakers owner Jeanie Buss also paid tribute to Bryant on Saturday. â€œKobe was not only a proven winner and a champion, he gave everything he had to the game of basketball,â€� she said in a statement. â€œHis fierce competitiveness, work ethic and drive were unmatched. Those qualities helped Kobe lead us to five titles â€“ and have now brought him to the Hall of Fame, where he will be enshrined with the greatest to have ever played the game. No one deserves it more.â€�Two men who faced Bryant on court, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett, were among the other new members of the hall announced on Saturday. WNBA great and four-time Olympic champion Tamika Catchings was also on the list.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 6:12 pm
A look at the newest members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, announced on Saturday:
Posted: April 4, 2020, 4:20 pm
NBA greats Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are part of the 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 4:17 pm