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Lonzo Ball, Ben Simmons top first NBA Rookie of the Year odds at Las...

A ballyhooed NBA rookie class has caused disagreement among Las Vegas oddsmakers.William Hill's Nevada sportsbook on Wednesday opened Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball as the favorite to win Rookie of the Year at 9-5. The next...

Free agent swingman KJ McDaniels agrees to one-year deal with Toronto Raptors

Free-agent swingman KJ McDaniels has agreed to a one-year deal with the Toronto Raptors, league sources said.McDaniels was a restricted free agent with the Brooklyn Nets, holding a team option. He played in 20 games for the team...

Kyrie Irving-LeBron James rift ‘regular’ for NBA, Kevin Durant says

SEAT PLEASANT, MD -- Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant isn't surprised by the developments of Kyrie Irving wanting out of Cleveland, and out of the shadows of LeBron James.Trade requests occur routinely behind the scenes without anyone...

By coming in last in Summer Forecast, the Chicago Bulls are right where they...

Editor's note: This piece has been updated to more precisely reflect the Dwyane Wade situation.The Chicago Bulls have been picked dead last in ESPN Forecast's projected standings for the 2017-18 season. Just 26 projected wins for a team...

Tommy Hawkins, former Los Angeles Lakers and Notre Dame star, dies at 80

LOS ANGELES -- Tommy Hawkins, the first black athlete to earn All-American honors in basketball at Notre Dame and who played for the Los Angeles Lakers during a 10-year NBA career, has died. He was 80.Hawkins died Wednesday...

2017 Summer Forecast, Eastern Conference standings

Last season, the Boston Celtics earned the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, only to see the Cleveland Cavaliers eliminate them on their home floor in the conference finals. What has changed at the top of the...

Damian Lillard working hard on second rap album

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Damian Lillard is plopped in a chair next to the engineer board in the recording studio. His new tracks are being played in the room and he's zoned in, listening for segments that could...

LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant play in pickup games

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James took a private jet from Akron, Ohio, to New York on Tuesday morning to participate in high-profile pickup games that featured Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks and Kevin Durant of the...

LeBron James calls for healing in wake of Charlottesville protests, takes swipe at Donald...

SANDUSKY, Ohio -- LeBron James called for healing in the wake of last weekend's violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, and also took a swipe at President Donald Trump during James' annual family reunion charitable event Tuesday night."I know...

LeBron’s future impacts Cavaliers Kyrie Irving trades

8:00 AM ETAdrian WojnarowskiESPN As the Cleveland Cavaliers deliberate on deals to move All-Star guard Kyrie Irving, the franchise is operating under a self-prescribed mandate: presume a future without LeBron James.The Cavs aren't giving up on the possibility...

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Under Armour All-America Game preview

Last year's game included seven players who would become first-round selections in the 2017 Draft, highlighted by the top two picks in shortstop...

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