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Celtics center Enes Kanter gifts Bill and Hillary Clinton with Celtics jerseys
Celtics center Enes Kanter gifts Bill and Hillary Clinton with Celtics jerseys

Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter met with Bill and Hillary Clinton on Monday and gifted the duo with a pair of custom Celtics jerseys.

Nets reportedly to hire former Turner executive David Levy as CEO
Nets reportedly to hire former Turner executive David Levy as CEO

Tsai just paid $2.3 billion for the Nets and he wants his guy overseeing it all. Levy is that guy. 

Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck teams up with Michael Jordan, other NBA owners to launch ultra-premium tequila
Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck teams up with Michael Jordan, other NBA owners to launch ultra-premium tequila

Wyc Grousbeck, the lead owner of the Boston Celtics, is entering the high-end tequila market with other NBA owners including Michael Jordan, Jeanie Buss, and more.

Popularity of NBA in China seems to create endless options
Popularity of NBA in China seems to create endless options

Kobe Bryant went to China for the first time in 1998, making the trip to Beijing to help operate an instructional basketball clinic for about a dozen kids. The local coaches working with him didn't know a lot about the game. Barely anyone noticed that an NBA player was in town.

Michael Jordan takes another shot, enters high-end tequila business with Jeanie Buss, other owners
Michael Jordan takes another shot, enters high-end tequila business with Jeanie Buss, other owners

Michael Jordan's drink of choice? Tequila. And not the cheap stuff, we're talking the high-end, sipping tequila.

NBA lowers 2020-21 salary-cap projection to $116M
NBA lowers 2020-21 salary-cap projection to $116M

The Knicks, Raptors, Hawks and Grizzlies project to have major cap room next summer.

Bulls player preview: Tomas Satoransky could finally provide point guard stability
Bulls player preview: Tomas Satoransky could finally provide point guard stability

The Bulls have been in need of point guard stability since they dealt Derrick Rose to the New York Knicks. They could finally get it in Tomas Satoransky, one of the more underrated free agent signings this NBA offseason.

Countdown to Celtics Camp: What is the most intriguing camp storyline?
Countdown to Celtics Camp: What is the most intriguing camp storyline?

It's time to unveil our Countdown to Camp series, in which some of NBC Sports Boston's top hoops voices will set the table for the new season. Today's topic: What will be the most intriguing storyline at C's camp?

Popularity of NBA in China seems to create endless options

Kobe Bryant went to China for the first time in 1998, making the trip to Beijing to help operate an instructional basketball clinic for about a dozen kids. Barely anyone noticed that an NBA player was in town. The footprint of the NBA has grown at an extremely rapid pace over the last two decades in

Warriors
Warriors' Draymond Green reveals desire to retire from NBA in 10 years

Draymond is all about the three-comma club.

Bernie Sanders says LeBron James is the GOAT over Michael Jordan (VIDEO)
Bernie Sanders says LeBron James is the GOAT over Michael Jordan (VIDEO)

Next someone should ask Elizabeth Warren if she would have taken Kobe or Shaq in 2004.

Gray, Parker help Sparks eliminate Storm, advance to semis

The Los Angeles Sparks, under the guidance of first-year coach Derek Fisher, have battled through adversity all season and leaned on that experience in their single-elimination second-round playoff game with defending-champion Seattle. Chelsea Gray had 21 points and eight assists, Candace Parker added

James Harden on Russell Westbrook pairing:
James Harden on Russell Westbrook pairing: 'We'll figure it out'

Harden doesn't foresee real issues even if the first year in Houston has some bumps along the way.

Tatum returns to practice, still out with sprained ankle

Jayson Tatum was able to return to practice with the U.S. men's basketball team Monday, less than a week after he sprained his left ankle. It is unclear if Tatum will be ready for a potential quarterfinal game against either France or Australia on Wednesday, provided the Americans advance. '

Derrick Rose says Phil Jackson
Derrick Rose says Phil Jackson's devotion to Triangle sunk Knicks

This is much the same sentiment that many people had during this time in the NBA community.

Final WNBA playoff seedings came down to last day of season

The WNBA's playoff bracket is set after a busy final day of the regular season. Washington, Connecticut and Los Angeles had already sealed up the top-three playoff spots before Sunday's contests. The Sparks will play Sunday against the worst remaining seed.

Anthony Davis says he wants to become a 3-point shooter this year (VIDEO)
Anthony Davis says he wants to become a 3-point shooter this year (VIDEO)

If Davis was able to extend his range it would significantly change the geometry of L.A.'s offense.

Cambage, Wilson help Aces beat Mercury, clinch No. 4 seed

Liz Cambage had 21 points and A'ja Wilson scored eight of her 20 points in the final three-plus minutes to help the Las Vegas Aces beat the Phoenix Mercury 98-89 on Sunday, clinching the No. 4 seed in the playoffs. Wilson hit a jumper to tie the game at 89 and spark an 11-0 closing run by Las Vegas

Delle Donne sets record, Mystics beate Sky 100-86

Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points, making WNBA history along the way, and the regular-season champion Washington Mystics raced past the Chicago Sky 100-86 on Sunday. The Mystics (26-8), who lost to Seattle in the finals last year), have a double-bye into the semifinals and home court advantage throughout

Mitchell hits 9 3s, scores 38, Fever roll past Suns 104-76

Kelsey Mitchell hit a WNBA regular season record nine 3-pointers, scoring 38 points to help the Indiana Fever beat the Connecticut Sun 104-76 on Sunday. The Fever (13-21) finished the season on a high-note winning their last three games. The Sun (23-11), locked into the No. 2 seed and a double-bye

Tacko Fall among Celtics rookies taking in Patriots-Steelers pre-game atmosphere
Tacko Fall among Celtics rookies taking in Patriots-Steelers pre-game atmosphere

The Boston Celtics are well-represented at Sunday night's NFL season-opening game between the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Williams hits 4 3s, scores 15 as Sparks beat Lynx 77-68

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Riquna Williams hit four 3-pointers and finished with 15 points to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat Minnesota 77-68 on Sunday, ruining the Lynx's chance of hosting a playoff game in the first round.

Loyd, Howard help Storm beat Wings 78-64, clinch No. 6 seed

Natasha Howard and Jewell Loyd combined to score 30 of their 38 points in the first half and the Seattle Storm beat the Dallas Wings 78-64 on Sunday, helping them clinch the No. 6 seed in playoffs. The Storm, the defending champions, will host No. 7 seed Minnesota in a single-elimination first-round

Liberty top Dream in battle for WNBA basement

Tina Charles scored 14 points, Amanda Zahui B added a double-double and the New York Liberty topped the Atlanta Dream 71-63 in a battle between the bottom two teams on Sunday, the last day of the WNBA season. The Liberty (10-24) had an 18-11 advantage in the third quarter to stretch a 44-38 halftime

Dwyane Wade is retired, happy being a dad, but about a comeback
Dwyane Wade is retired, happy being a dad, but about a comeback 'never say never'

Closing the door on a career is incredibly hard, so Dwayne Wade kept it ajar on a potential comeback.

Sixers forward Mike Scott gets in fight with Eagles fans

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia 76ers forward Mike Scott was involved in a fight with Eagles fans while tailgating outside the stadium after he wore a Redskins jersey and hat to the party.

Warriors
Warriors' throwback 'San Francisco' jerseys for 2019-20 season spotted

Here are the Warriors' throwback "San Francisco" jerseys for the upcoming season.

USA Basketball relying on defense so far at World Cup

U.S. guard Donovan Mitchell turned toward his bench with fists clenched, then punched the air in celebration and let out a joyous scream. Mitchell's exuberant reaction was because the U.S. forced a 24-second violation in a big moment against Greece on Saturday. The U.S. team at this World Cup is

Nigeria, Iran clinch Olympic berths; Spain tops Serbia

Nigeria and Iran are going to the Olympics. China's World Cup run came to a disappointing end. And Serbia is unbeaten no more, making a third consecutive meeting with the U.S. in a gold-medal game now unlikely.

The Road To Redemption: How Virginia went from losing to a 16 seed to winning a title?
The Road To Redemption: How Virginia went from losing to a 16 seed to winning a title?

A look back at the roller coaster ride that took Virginia from being the first team to lose to a 16 seed to the national champions.

Why Warriors
Why Warriors' Jordan Poole says Eric Paschall is 'little like Draymond'

Jordan Poole offers a new twist on the Eric Paschall-Draymond Green comparison.

Sabrina Ionescu, Kelly Graves share Oregon women
Sabrina Ionescu, Kelly Graves share Oregon women's basketball storylines to follow in 2019-20

Pac-12 Networks' Jill Savage interviews women's hoops guard Sabrina Ionescu and coach Kelly Graves during Oregon's win over Nevada on Saturday at Autzen Stadium. Ionescu, who has eight career triple-doubles, discusses the outlook for her senior season in Eugene.

Liberty-Dream Preview

Having secured the top odds in the WNBA draft lottery, the New York Liberty look to salvage some pride in their season finale against the Atlanta Dream on Sunday and avoid finishing last in the 12-team league. The WNBA weighs its lottery on a rolling two-year record, and the Liberty (9-24) clinched

Liberty-Dream Preview

Having secured the top odds in the WNBA draft lottery, the New York Liberty look to salvage some pride in their season finale against the Atlanta Dream on Sunday and avoid finishing last in the 12-team league. The WNBA weighs its lottery on a rolling two-year record, and the Liberty (9-24) clinched

Sun-Fever Preview

Locked into the No. 2 seed for the WNBA playoffs, the Connecticut Sun have the option of resting their regulars in Sunday's finale against an Indiana Fever team trying to wrap up a season of progress on a positive note. Courtney Williams scored 25 points and Shekinna Stricklen added 14 for Connecticut

Sun-Fever Preview

Locked into the No. 2 seed for the WNBA playoffs, the Connecticut Sun have the option of resting their regulars in Sunday's finale against an Indiana Fever team trying to wrap up a season of progress on a positive note. Courtney Williams scored 25 points and Shekinna Stricklen added 14 for Connecticut

Sky-Mystics Preview

The Chicago Sky need a victory and some help for a top-four finish and a bye into the second round. The Washington Mystics have everything they need ahead of the postseason as the top seed and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs ahead of Sunday's regular-season finale. The Sky (20-13)

Check out Sidney Moncrief
Check out Sidney Moncrief's Hall of Fame induction speech

Defense can get you to the Hall of Fame.

NBA star Kawhi Leonard's sister charged in deadly robbery

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- A relative of NBA star Kawhi Leonard has confirmed his sister is one of two women accused of robbing and killing an elderly woman at a Southern California casino.

SuperSonics legend Jack Sikma urges NBA return to Seattle during Hall of Fame induction
SuperSonics legend Jack Sikma urges NBA return to Seattle during Hall of Fame induction

"It's our great hope that the NBA will soon find a pathway to bring a franchise back to Seattle. It's time."

Sims scores 22 points, Lynx beat Mercury 83-69

Odyssey Sims scored 11 of her 22 points in a game-changing and contentious third quarter and the Minnesota Lynx rolled to an 83-69 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Friday night. The Mercury led 44-40 at the half but were outscored 9-0 to start the third quarter. DeWanna Bonner picked up an early

Watch Vlade Divac be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame
Watch Vlade Divac be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

He was elected as an international representative.

Divac leads Class of 2019 into Basketball Hall of Fame
Divac leads Class of 2019 into Basketball Hall of Fame

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Vlade Divac is leading off the festivities at the Basketball Hall of Fame's 2019 enshrinement ceremonies.

McDonald
McDonald's Nuggets: New Rivals150, a big visit, commits

Dan McDonald dishes up his weekly insights, including his thoughts on the new Rivals150 and Josh Christopher.

Jameer Nelson working out, looking for another chance with NBA team
Jameer Nelson working out, looking for another chance with NBA team

How about Jameer Nelson the color analyst?

Trump presents Medal of Freedom to NBA's Jerry West

Jerry West, the NBA legend who delivered championships to the Los Angeles Lakers as both a player and an executive, said, ''It never ceases to amaze me the places you can go in this world chasing a basketball'' as he was honored Thursday with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Now a

Breaking down the Trail Blazers
Breaking down the Trail Blazers' schedule: February

Back-to-backs fill the shortest month on the calendar

Warriors reporter targeted in Kevin Durant media tirade shares his side
Warriors reporter targeted in Kevin Durant media tirade shares his side

Nearly seven months after Kevin Durant scolded the media, the reporter at the center of the attack addressed the incident.

Kobe Bryant critiques Kemba Walker
Kobe Bryant critiques Kemba Walker's game on ESPN's 'Detail"

Celtics guard Kemba Walker was the latest subject of Kobe Bryant's ESPN series "Detail," and he received some constructive criticism from the former Lakers star.

Trump gives Medal of Freedom to NBA legend Jerry West
Trump gives Medal of Freedom to NBA legend Jerry West

NBA Hall of Famer Jerry West, 81, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Trump in the Oval Office Thursday. West played for 14 years for the Los Angeles Lakers and then went on to coach and manage the Lakers afterward.

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