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Miami Heat forward LeBron James, left, passes around Los Angeles Lakers guard Wesley Johnson during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

LeBron James wins AP Male Athlete of the Year

MIAMI (AP) — The only thing that keeps LeBron James up worrying at night is basketball, which simultaneously makes perfect sense and no sense. On one hand, he’s the game’s best player. On the other, […]

12/26/2013

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, dunks over Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio, right, of Spain, defending in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.  (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Blake named Western Conference Player of the Week

The National Basketball Association today announced that Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin has been named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Dec. 16, through Sunday, Dec. 22.  It marks the […]

12/23/2013

Sister: Deadly shooting was over ‘Bama loss

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A woman charged with killing a fellow Alabama fan after the end of last weekend’s Iron Bowl football game was angry that the victim and others didn’t seem upset over the […]

12/02/2013

Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) shoots during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

LeBron hosting Thanksgiving for Heat in Cleveland

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James will have his favorite Thanksgiving foods — turkey, yams and macaroni and cheese — on his holiday table Thursday. More importantly, that table will be surrounded by his favorite people. […]

11/26/2013

Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) tries to get around Los Angeles Clippers' Jared Dudley (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Miami, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

Wade lifts Heat over Clippers, 102-97

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade had everything going. Jump shots, drives to the rim, passes out of the post. He was vintage, on a night when the Miami Heat needed him to be that way. […]

11/07/2013

Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin, center, goes up for a dunk as Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors and point guard Scott Machado look on during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

New looks and a familiar favorite for NBA 2013-14

Dwight Howard moved on and Derrick Rose came back, though Kobe Bryant won’t quite yet. Nine first-time coaches are coming in and David Stern will soon head out. With different looks all around the NBA […]

10/28/2013

Former Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Shaquille O’Neal joining Kings ownership group

The larger-than-life figure that teased and tormented the Sacramento Kings for so long is now the biggest name to join the franchise’s new ownership group. The Kings announced Monday that Shaquille O’Neal has acquired a […]

09/23/2013

LeBron James accepts the award for best male athlete at the ESPY Awards at Nokia Theater, in Los Angeles, July 17, 2013.” (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

LeBron James joins forces with Starz for sitcom

NEW YORK (AP) — After LeBron James won his second NBA championship this year, he talked about the improbability of his journey — ascending to world fame despite growing up with challenge after challenge in […]

09/03/2013

In this March 13, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers' Lamar Odom smiles during NBA basketball practice in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

NBA’s Lamar Odom arrested for DUI in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Basketball star Lamar Odom was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence early Friday after a California Highway Patrol officer saw his white Mercedes-Benz traveling erratically on a San Fernando Valley […]

08/30/2013

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Heat-Bulls, Lakers-Clippers on NBA’s opening night

NEW YORK (AP) — The Miami Heat will open their title defense against the Chicago Bulls on Oct. 29 in the expected return of Derrick Rose, with an all-Los Angeles matchup later that night in […]

08/07/2013

LeBron James, Miami Heat forward, holding Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy and MVP trophy after defeating San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 to win the NBA Finals in Miami, Florida. (AP Photo)

LeBron leads Heat to second straight title

MIAMI (AP) — Victory in Game 7 brought more than another crown for LeBron James and the Miami Heat. It validated the team and its leader, forever cementing their place among the NBA’s greats. For […]

06/21/2013

LeBron James in this NBA highlight video of Game 6 of the NBA Finals as he helped the Heat lead the comeback and top the Spurs to force a Game 7. (NBA via YouTube)

LeBron excited for title-deciding Game 7

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James could not sleep after Game 6. Imagine, then, how frayed his emotions will be going into Game 7. So much is at stake. Legacies, for so many players, James included. […]

06/19/2013

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