NBA Finals

Miami Heat forward LeBron James participates in basketball practice on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 in San Antonio. They play Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

James feels ‘blessed’ by shot at another NBA title

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LeBron James should be used to the NBA Finals by now. After five trips to the championship series in eight years, it would make sense if he had a been-there, done-that […]

06/04/2014

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 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

NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, left, reacts as a bobblehead doll of NBA Commissioner David Stern is shown off after a press conference after the NBA board of governors meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

NBA Finals format changed to 2-2-1-1-1

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2-3-2 NBA Finals format is following David Stern out of the league. NBA owners unanimously voted Wednesday to return to the 2-2-1-1-1 format, believing the travel inconveniences that teams faced […]

10/23/2013

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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

NBA Hall of Famer Bill Sharman (Photo credit: Celebrites for Charity.org)

Raffle for NBA ring to benefit 8 charities

Ticket sales have begun in a raffle for an L.A. Lakers 2010 NBA championship ring belonging to Hall of Fame player and coach Bill Sharman, along with two premium tickets for a Lakers game.

04/04/2013

Bret Lewis

Keep dreaming

That Swiss Company that is paying Kobe to hawk their $25,000 wrist watches?

03/29/2013

Remembering Jerry Buss

KFWB Sports Anchor Ted Sobel talks with Penny and Phil about the legacy of Lakers owner Jerry Buss. Click here to listen.

02/19/2013