Basketball News


New anti-tampering proposal at center of owners meeting

Sep 19, 2019 05:19 PM EDT

A new set of rules to curb tampering in the NBA will be put to a vote on Friday, but there is trepidation about how it will be implemented and if it will make a difference.

Rivers: Clips knew OKC wanted to break team up

Sep 19, 2019 06:45 PM EDT

Doc Rivers says Kawhi Leonard was provided a list of players including Paul George in their free agency meeting, "which was a mistake. ... We did know that Oklahoma City wanted to break their team up, so that helped."

U.S. keeps No. 1 spot in FIBA rankings after loss

Sep 19, 2019 08:34 AM EDT

USA Basketball, which has held the top spot in the FIBA world rankings since winning the 2010 world championship, is still No. 1, followed by Spain, Australia, Argentina and France.

Curry commits to Olympics: 'That is the plan'

Sep 18, 2019 05:53 AM EDT

In an interview with ESPN's Rachel Nichols, Warriors guard Stephen Curry said he's committed to playing for Team USA in his first Olympic Games next summer in Tokyo.

Wizards' Thomas has surgery, out 6-8 weeks

Sep 18, 2019 01:59 PM EDT

Two-time All-Star Isaiah Thomas had surgery to repair a ruptured radial collateral ligament in his left thumb and will miss 6-8 weeks, the Wizards announced.

NBA approves sale of Nets, Barclays to Tsai

Sep 18, 2019 01:20 PM EDT

Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai completed his purchase of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center, then announced he had hired former Turner Sports president David Levy to oversee both.

Source: Ingram, Ball full participants in workouts

Sep 17, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram and guard Lonzo Ball have been full participants in the team's voluntary offseason workouts in New Orleans, a source told ESPN. Neither player has been restricted by the injuries that shut them down last season.

The three superstars who defined this NBA decade

Sep 18, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

Here's how LeBron, Steph and KD defined and dominated the 2010s.

The absolute best shooters who reformed professional scoring

Sep 17, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

In a decade obsessed with shooting efficiency, these 10 players reformed the ways we look at scoring in pro basketball.

Athletes' signature moves that changed the game

Sep 17, 2019 02:35 PM EDT

Sure, plenty of athletes have go-to moves, but every once in a while they bring us something different -- a move that changes the game and becomes synonymous with a name.

NBA 2K partners with league for new championship

Sep 17, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

NBA 2K game developer Take-Two Interactive, the NBA, the National Basketball Players Association and ESL will launch the NBA 2K20 Global Championship, which will feature over $100,000 in prize money.

Will superstars save Team USA next summer?

Sep 17, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

The Americans leave China with a seventh-place finish and lot of questions heading into the 2020 Olympics in Japan.

FIBA All-Stars: Gasol, Giannis and the very best NBA players at the World Cup

Sep 17, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

Where do Marc Gasol, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Rudy Gobert check in among the best performers in China? Do any of Team USA's stars make the list?

The complicated evolution of Dennis Rodman

Sep 08, 2019 05:19 PM EDT

The mercurial Hall of Famer has been homeless, world famous and everything in between. Now, he struggles to be the one thing he never had: a good father.

Chris Paul on his body transformation and Body issue cover shoot

Aug 29, 2019 07:29 PM EDT

During his shoot for the 2019 Body Issue, Chris Paul sat down to talk about how his body -- and his game -- have changed after 14 years in the league.


NCAA Basket Ball

Does well-traveled Eric Musselman have the right formula at Arkansas?

Sep 16, 2019 06:34 PM EDT

Eric Musselman has lived out a career as a basketball vagabond. Is Arkansas the place where he'll make his most lasting mark?

How Kentucky's two latest signings will impact the Wildcats

Sep 13, 2019 04:08 PM EDT

Lance Ware and Terrence Clarke committed to Kentucky during a busy 48-hour stretch for John Calipari's program. Here's how they'll fit.

Duke frosh Stanley breaks Zion's vertical record

Sep 19, 2019 06:10 PM EDT

Duke freshman Cassius Stanley broke Zion Williamson's 2018 school record for maximum vertical leap on Wednesday.

Longtime UCLA AD Guerrero to retire in 2020

Sep 19, 2019 05:47 PM EDT

Longtime UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero will retire in July, the school announced Thursday.

Coach K, Duke land blue-chip '20 guard Steward

Sep 18, 2019 07:24 PM EDT

D.J. Steward, a five-star shooting guard in the 2020 class, selected Duke over Texas and Louisville, giving Mike Krzyzewski his third five-star recruit in next year's group.

Spinal surgery gives UConn's Hurley new outlook

Sep 18, 2019 05:10 PM EDT

Less than two weeks after having surgery for a degenerative spinal condition that required replacing two disks in his neck with artificial ones, UConn coach Dan Hurley is back at work full-time.

N.Y. senator proposes bill to pay college athletes

Sep 18, 2019 01:05 PM EDT

New York state Sen. Kevin Parker proposed a bill that includes an amendment that would require college athletic departments to give a 15% share of annual revenue to student-athletes.

Pitino settles with Louisville, seeks 'new chapter'

Sep 18, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

Rick Pitino and the University of Louisville Athletic Association have dropped their lawsuits as part of a settlement that will reflect that his employment ended "as a result of a resignation."

Virginia's Bennett rejects raise in new deal

Sep 16, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

Virginia coach Tony Bennett turned down a raise while getting an extension, asking that the money be used for the program.

ACC, Big East, Pac-12 place four each in Way-Too-Early Top 25

Sep 11, 2019 09:37 AM EDT

Three leagues make up roughly half of our updated Top 25 representation, including the resurgent Pac-12.

Mady Sissoko looks like Michigan State's next four-year big man

Sep 10, 2019 09:07 PM EDT

With the commitment of Mali-born big man Mady Sissoko, Michigan State is looking beyond the loaded 2019-20 team.

Everything to know about the latest ESPN 100 player rankings

Aug 20, 2019 02:00 PM EDT

ESPN's men's basketball recruit rankings changed on Wednesday. Here's everything to know about the latest ranks.

The biggest challenge for every new coach in college basketball

Aug 22, 2019 02:27 PM EDT

With the coaching carousel finally at rest (we think), here's the toughest task for each of the 59 new Division I bosses.

College basketball coaching changes for 2019-20

Aug 22, 2019 02:27 PM EDT

An up-to-date list of every coaching change in college basketball entering the 2019-20 season.

Chasing Ghosts: Adolph Rupp built Kentucky, and his legacy persists

Aug 01, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

Adolph Rupp won four NCAA titles at Kentucky. No one else has more than one ... but John Calipari is making a serious run at Rupp's legacy.

College basketball transfer rankings for 2019-20 and 2020-21

Apr 15, 2019 01:43 PM EDT

It's college basketball's version of free agency. We've ranked the top players who are set to switch schools this offseason.

NBA agents reject NCAA's certification proposal

Sep 14, 2019 06:17 PM EDT

The NBPA sent a letter on behalf of certified player agents to the NCAA that refuses to submit to a proposed certification process to work with undergraduate players testing the NBA draft.

Kentucky gets SF Clarke, No. 4 prospect in 2021

Sep 14, 2019 02:38 PM EDT

Small forward Terrence Clarke has announced he is headed to Kentucky. Clarke, the No. 4 prospect in the Class of 2021, is expected to reclassify into the Class of 2020.

Virginia raises banner, celebrates 1st nat'l title

Sep 13, 2019 09:49 PM EDT

De'Andre Hunter, Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy were among former players in attendance Friday as the Cavaliers raised a banner to the rafters of John Paul Jones Arena to celebrate their 2018-19 national title.

S. Carolina to consider Fair Pay to Play-type bill

Sep 13, 2019 01:48 PM EDT

Two South Carolina legislators plan to introduce a bill that would allow college athletes to profit from selling their name, image and likeness.

NC State gives Keatts 2-year contract extension

Sep 13, 2019 01:14 PM EDT

North Carolina State has approved a two-year contract extension for men's basketball coach Kevin Keatts.


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