Basketball

SACRAMENTO, CA - APRIL 13: Jordan Clarkson #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the game against the Sacramento Kings on April 13, 2015 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. (Credit: Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jordan Clarkson Set To Represent Philippines In FIBA Asia Tourney

The Los Angeles Lakers have cleared point-guard Jordan Clarkson to play for the Philippines national team during FIBA international play.

09/02/2015

This photo taken on August 1, 2015 shows Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant during an interview in Guangzhou, capital of southern China's Guangdong Province. Bryant is touring China from August 1-6 where he will visit Guangzhou, Shanghai and Taipei. (Credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant Shoots For First Time Since Shoulder Surgery

A day after surprising Taylor Swift at her concert at Staples Center on Friday, Kobe Bryant took to Instagram to tell fans that he was shooting in the gym for the first time since having shoulder surgery.

08/22/2015

CHARLOTTE, NC - APRIL 28:  Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan watches on against the Miami Heat in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Time Warner Cable Arena on April 28, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Michael Jordan Awarded $8.9 Million In Unauthorized Ad Case

Jurors at a civil trial focused on the market value of Michael Jordan’s identity handed him a major win Friday, order a grocery-store chain to pay him $8.9 million for invoking his name in a steak ad without his permission.

08/21/2015

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 14: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers leaves the court after the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on December 14, 2014 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Bryant passed Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list with a free throw during the second quarter. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 100-94. (Credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Bryant Responds To Russell’s ‘McGrady, Greatest Of All Time’ Tweet

D’Angelo Russell made headlines earlier in the week when he tweeted out that Tracy McGrady was the “Greatest Of All Time ” (GOAT).

08/14/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 10:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers talks on the bench with Jordan Clarkson #6 during the game with the Detroit Pistons at Staples Center on March 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

5 Good Reasons You Should Watch The Lakers This Season

After back-to-back miserable seasons, the Lakers have added the talent this off-season to come back as a potential playoff team this upcoming season.

08/14/2015

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 13: DeMarcus Cousins #36 of USA White goes up for a dunk against USA Blue during Team USA Basketball Showcase on August 13, 2015 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Credit: Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Cousins Shines In USA Basketball Minicamp Exhibition Game

Sacramento Kings All-Star DeMarcus Cousins scored 24 points to lead the White team to a 134-128 victory over the Blue team on Thursday night in a USA Basketball exhibition that felt like a light-hearted pick-up game.

08/13/2015

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 19:  Jonathan Holmes #10 of the Texas Longhorns plays against the Butler Bulldogs during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 19, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Lakers Sign Undrafted Free Agent Jonathan Holmes

The Los Angeles Lakers announced the signing of undrafted free agent forward Jonathan Holmes on Saturday.

08/08/2015

A PAC-12 logo is seen during the PAC-12 Men's Basketball Media Day on October 17, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (credit: Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

WAC, Big West And West Coast Joining Officiating Alliance

The basketball officiating alliance between the Pac-12 and Mountain West conferences is about to get bigger.

08/04/2015

CLEVELAND - APRIL 19:  Gilbert Arenas #0 of the Washington Wizards looks on  while playing the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2008 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on April 19, 2008 in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland won the game 93-86. (credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Former NBA Star Dominates, ‘Banned’ From Basketball Hoops At OC Fair

If NBA tryouts were held at the OC Fair this year, Gilbert Arenas would have turned plenty of heads.

07/27/2015

Stephen Curry reacts to the game going to OT. (credit:  Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Warriors Work Overtime To Beat Cavaliers Despite LeBron’s 44 Points

The Cavaliers missed their first eight shots of overtime.

06/04/2015

Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots against the Houston Rockets in Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 14, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (photo credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Rockets Stun Clippers, 119-107, To Force Deciding Game 7

The Clippers were cruising with a 19-point lead in the third quarter, seemingly assured of earning the franchise’s first berth in the conference finals. The Rockets scored nine straight to cut it to 13 heading into the fourth.

05/14/2015

Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots against the Houston Rockets in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Houston Rockets Avoid Elimination With 124-103 Win Over Clippers

That leaves the Clippers, currently at 3-2, with two remaining games to snag a win and make it to the Conference finals.

05/12/2015

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Clippers’ Barnes Fined For Comments Made Courtside To James Harden’s Mother

Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Friday for directing inappropriate language at a courtside fan who turned out to be Houston star James Harden’s mother.

05/08/2015

Trevor Ariza #1 of the Houston Rockets goes to the basket against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 6, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. (credit: Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

Clippers Lose To Rockets In Game 2 Of Western Conference Semifinals

The Clippers on Wednesday night lost to the Rockets, 115-109, in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals.

05/06/2015

Nigel Hayes #10 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates late in the game against the Kentucky Wildcats during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Top-Ranked Kentucky Falls Short Of Title With 71-64 Loss

Kentucky’s perfect season ends as Wisconsin reaches NCAA title game against Duke.

04/04/2015

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