Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

In this April 6, 2012, file photo, Bill Sharman is honored along with other members  of the 1974 Los Angeles Lakers Championship team, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas, File)

Hall of Fame coach, player Bill Sharman dies at 87

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Sharman, the Hall of Famer who won NBA titles as a player for the Boston Celtics and a coach for the Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 87. Sharman […]


In this July 19, 1980 file photo, Soviet basketball player Sergei Belov runs with the Olympic flame to light the torch during the opening ceremonies of the summer Olympics in Moscow.  (AP Photo, File)

Former Soviet great Sergei Belov dies at 69

  MOSCOW (AP) — Sergei Belov, the Soviet basketball great who helped his team beat the United States in the epic 1972 Olympic final in Munich, died Thursday. He was 69. His death was announced […]


Chauncey Billups (l) and Chris Paul at the Clippers v. Trail Blazers game, April 16, 2013. (Photo credit: LA Clippers/NBA)

Chauncey Billups wins inaugural Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year award

NBA players have selected Chauncey Billups of the Los Angeles Clippers as the recipient of the inaugural Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award. As part of its support for the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year […]



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