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Mavs sign Nowitzki  for record 21st season

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – The Dallas Mavericks have re-signed Dirk Nowitzki, which will make the German star the first player in NBA history to play 21 straight seasons with the same team. Nowitzki is now set to begin his 21st season with Dallas which will be an NBA record for a player with the same […]

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DeRozan: Ain’t no  loyalty in this game

MONTREAL (AFP) – Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri apologized to DeMar DeRozan on Friday for “miscommunication” prior to the blockbuster NBA trade that sent DeRozan to the San Antonio Spurs for Kawhi Leonard. DeRozan, who had spent all nine of his NBA seasons with the Raptors, reacted angrily to the trade on Wednesday with an […]

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Melo set for  free agency

NEW YORK (AFP) – Carmelo Anthony will become a free agent after being a key figure in a three-team NBA trade Thursday involving the Oklahoma City Thunder, Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers, according to reports. The 34-year-old forward, a three-time Olympic champion for the United States and 10-team NBA All-Star, will be paid his entire […]

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Lakers, Blazers in Summer final

Josh Hart scored 37 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 1121-09 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers and into the final of the NBA Summer League championship here.

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With LeBron looking on, Lakers reach semis

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – With their new superstar LeBron James looking on, the Los Angeles Lakers reached the semifinals of the NBA summer league Sunday with a 101-78 win over the Detroit Pistons in Las Vegas. The Lakers leapt to a 33-14 lead after one quarter and never trailed. Svi Mykhailiuk paced the Lakers with […]

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Rockets eye Melo after losing Mbah a Moute

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Cameroonian free agent forward Luc Mbah a Moute has agreed to a one-year NBA deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, ESPN reported Monday, pushing the Houston Rockets to pursue Carmelo Anthony. The Rockets, led by NBA Most Valuable Player and scoring leader James Harden and backcourt partner Chris Paul, advanced within […]

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