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ESPN President John Skipper, right, shakes hands with  NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, second right, as David Levy, left, President of Turner Broadcasting System, and Ted Leonsis, second left, owner of the Washington Wizards, applaud after a deal was announced between the league and TV networks, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 in New York. The NBA has extended its television deals with ESPN and TNT for nine years. The league announced Monday that the new contracts will run through the 2024-25 season. The previous eight-year agreements end after the 2015-16 season. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NBA extends television deals with ESPN and TNT

The NBA and its television partners couldn’t wait to extend their contracts. The league renewed its deals with ESPN and TNT even though two seasons remain on the old ones. With potential competition from Fox […]

10/06/2014

Chris Paul, Blake Griffin

Eric Pincus: Clippers have a real shot

On Tuesday afternoon Eric Pincus of the L.A. Times joined “The Drive with George Wrighster and Brett Winterble” and talked about the Clippers chances for the upcoming NBA season amongst other Clippers news and notes. […]

09/23/2014

In this June 24, 2011 file photo, Miami Heat basketball player Dwyane Wade attends a fashion show of the Yves Saint Laurent collection as part of spring-summer 2012 men's fashion season presented in Paris. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)

Dwyane Wade says Stern helped with fashion sense

NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern might be responsible for the fashionable basketball players in the NBA — well, at least for Dwyane Wade. The Miami Heat star says while he always was a fan […]

09/18/2014

FILE - In this March 19, 2014, file photo, New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, left, tries to move around Indiana Pacers' Paul George during the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

George apologizes for Twitter comments on Ray Rice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NBA star Paul George defended Ray Rice on Twitter, then backtracked less than an hour later by deleting the posts and apologizing to women and victims of domestic violence. The Indiana Pacers […]

09/11/2014

FILE - In this July 10, 2013, file photo, Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry speaks at a press conference in Atlanta. Ferry has been disciplined by CEO Steve Koonin for making racially charged comments about Luol Deng when the team pursued the free agent this year. Ferry apologized Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014,  for “repeating comments that were gathered from numerous sources” about Deng. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Hawks discipline GM Ferry for racist comments

ATLANTA (AP) — The fallout from racially charged comments by Atlanta Hawks’ leadership continued on Tuesday as general manager Danny Ferry was disciplined for making inflammatory comments about Luol Deng. Hawks CEO Steve Koonin has […]

09/09/2014

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2014, file photo, Indiana Pacers' Paul George is taken off the court after he was injured during the USA Basketball Showcase game in Las Vegas. The NBA is expanding the area that must be clear behind the basket and cutting the number of photographers along the baseline in an effort to improve player safety. The new regulations, calling for an extra foot of open space on both sides of the basket stanchion, were sent to teams Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, by league president of operations Rod Thorn in a memo that was obtained by The Associated Press.  (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

NBA unveils new rules to make baselines safer

  The NBA is expanding the area that must be clear behind the basket and cutting the number of photographers along the baseline in an effort to improve player safety. The new regulations, calling for […]

08/26/2014

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love (42) shoots against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half on an NBA basketball game in San Antonio. The Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers completed a blockbuster trade sending Love to team up with LeBron James in Cleveland for 2014 No. 1 draft pick Andrew Wiggins on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, a person familiar with the trade said. The Timberwolves are getting Wiggins and former top pick Anthony Bennett from Cleveland and veteran forward Thaddeus Young from Philadelphia. The 76ers get a 2015 first-round draft choice from Cleveland, and guard Alexey Shved and forward Luc Mbah a Moute from Minnesota. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Lovefest: Kevin Love traded to Cavs, joins LeBron

CLEVELAND (AP) — Olympic champions together, Kevin Love and LeBron James spent the last 30 days waiting to become teammates again. Cleveland has craved a championship for 50 years. One drought over. One to go. On […]

08/23/2014

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2011, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling looks on during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Sterling loses appeal to block LA Clippers sale

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Donald Sterling’s latest effort to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was rejected Wednesday by a California appeals court. The 2nd […]

08/14/2014

Fans hold up signs in support of the Los Angeles Clippers before Game 5 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series between the Clippers and the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo)

L.A. Clippers Have a New Owner

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – After months of legal wrangling, the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was completed today. In a brief statement, the NBA confirmed the […]

08/12/2014

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