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Canadians to play prominent role in NBA draft

Roy Rana remembers the signs suggesting that Canadian basketball might be ready to explode.

These are possible picks for the NBA Draft, June 26, 2014 in New York. Top row from left are Jordan Adams, UCLA; Kyle Anderson, UCLA; Semaj Christon, Xavier; Jordan Clarkson, Missouri; Clint Capela, Chalon (France) and Cleanthony ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Kings open to all options leading up to draft

By jejones@sacbee.com (Jason Jones) With NBA Draft just days away, Kings want to improve passing, perimeter shooting, defense and basketball IQ.

Sacramento Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro watches the second quarter from his seat in the behind the basket of Friday nights NBA game between the Sacramento Kings and Detroit Pistons on November 15, 2013 ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Ailene Voisin: Kings should steer clear of post-surgery Embiid

By avoisin@sacbee.com (Ailene Voisin) If you want to see NBA executives scrambling for their Sharpies and hastily revising their internal mock drafts? More sleep-deprived than usual? With the annual selection party less than a week away?

Joel Embiid of Kansas, shown here watching a Lakers-Grizzlies playoff game, could be spending a lot of time sitting ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

US judge removes himself from Jordan case, denies calling NBA champ 'hog,' 'Dr. Frankenstein'

A federal judge in Chicago withdrew from a civil case involving Michael Jordan after lawyers for the former Chicago Bulls star lawyers accused the jurist of comparing Jordan to a "hog" and "Dr. Frankenstein," though the judge denies the descriptions were aimed directly at the former NBA player. ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Former NBA player to be sentenced for Ponzi scheme

A former NBA player known for a buzzer-beating shot in the NCAA Tournament more than 20 years ago faces sentencing in New Jersey.

FILE - This Aug. 8, 2008, file photo shows former NBA and University of Connecticut player Tate George during the Jim Calhoun Celebrity Classic basketball game at ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Spurs beat Heat 104-87 in Game 5 to win NBA title

Tim Duncan and Tony Parker won titles in their second seasons. Manu Ginobili was a champion as an NBA rookie.

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) Miami Heat center Chris Bosh, second from left, forward Kawhi Leonard second from right, and LeBron James (6) go after a loose ball during ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Spurs beat Heat 104-87 in Game 5 to win NBA title

From their low moment in the NBA Finals, back to the top of the league.

Confetti falls after Game 5 of the NBA basketball finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat on Sunday, June 15, 2014, in San Antonio. San Antonio won the NBA championship 104-87.

After dunking against ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Report: D. Sterling hires 4 firms to dig into NBA

By Associated Press Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's team of lawyers has hired four private investigation firms to dig up dirt on the NBA's former and current commissioners and its 29 other owners, said a person with familiar with Sterling's legal strategy. ...read more

Source: ESPN

    

AP Source: Donald Sterling hires 4 private investigators to dig up dirt on NBA heads, owners

A person with knowledge of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's legal strategy says his team of lawyers has hired four private investigation firms to dig up dirt on the NBA's former and current commissioners and its 29 owners. ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Spurs rout Heat again; need one more win for NBA title

By Ben Bolch Kawhi Leonard ran unchecked into the paint late in the first half Thursday night as teammate Patty Mills' shot arced toward the basket. Leonard leaped into the air and extended his massive hands to snag the ball as it bounced off the rim, throwing down a vicious dunk to put ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Heat drilled in Game 3 of NBA Finals

History would suggest they did everything right.

San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (4) runs into Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers (15) during the second half in Game 3 of the NBA basketball finals, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Miami.

Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers (15) blocks a shot to the basket ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Donald Sterling drops lawsuit against NBA, agrees to Clippers sale

By James Rainey Donald Sterling has agreed to go along with the $2-billion sale of the Clippers negotiated by his wife, Shelly, in an agreement that will also lead the NBA to drop its administrative charges against the longtime team owners, Sterling's attorney said Wednesday afternoon. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

With NBA franchise values soaring, estimates vary on Kings

By dkasler@sacbee.com (Dale Kasler) Vivek Ranadive and his partners set an NBA record last year when they bought the Sacramento Kings in a deal worth nearly $535 million. Experts questioned whether Ranadive's group had gone overboard – paying an astounding sum for a small-market franchise that hadn't produced a winning record since 2006.

NBA Commissioner ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Leading Off: 10 pressing questions in the world of sports

By tcouzens@sacbee.com (Tom Couzens) When former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer completes the deal to buy the Los Angeles Clippers, what happens to Seattle's hopes of landing an NBA team?

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2014, photo, then-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, left, shakes hands with former NBA players Bill Russell, right, and "Downtown" Freddie Brown ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Are the L.A. Clippers really worth $2 billion?

A high-profile NBA franchise in a major media market was suddenly available. A handful of power brokers from the technology, entertainment and venture capital fields were lining up for a chance to join the party.

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Shelly Sterling sits with her husband, Donald ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Donald Sterling tells NBA it has no basis to take Clippers from him

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling responded to the NBA's attempt to oust him on Tuesday, arguing that there is no basis for stripping him of his team because his racist statements were illegally recorded "during an inflamed lovers' quarrel in which he was clearly distraught." ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Sterling responds to NBA, June 3 hearing still on

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling responded to the NBA's attempt to oust him on Tuesday, arguing that there is no basis for stripping him of his team because his racist statements were illegally recorded "during an inflamed lovers' quarrel in which he was clearly distraught."

FILE - In this Dec. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Donald Sterling responds to NBA, which still plans June 3 hearing to consider his ownership

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling responded to the NBA's attempt to oust him on Tuesday, arguing that there is no basis for stripping him of his team because his racist statements were illegally recorded "during an inflamed lovers' quarrel in which he was clearly distraught." According to the response, ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Report: Sterling tried to mislead investigation

By ESPN.com news services After conducting a formal review, the NBA has alleged that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his management team attempted to mislead the league during its investigation of racist remarks he made on a recording published by TMZ, according to ...read more

Source: ESPN

    

Massachusetts woos Hollywood. NBC looks to have big upfront.

By Joe Flint After the coffee. Before making my NBA and NHL predictions. The Skinny: I'm all caught up with FX's "Fargo." Last night's episode had some of the most beautifully shot scenes I've ever seen, although I'm sad about the ending. That's not a spoiler, by the way. Saying you are sad ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

NBA makes its case against Clippers owner Donald Sterling

By James Rainey and Nathan Fenno Donald Sterling made several attempts to deflect responsibility for his rant against African Americans — even asking his companion V. Stiviano to lie about the authenticity of the recording of the incident, the NBA contended in a supporting declaration as part of its formal case against the Los... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Ailene Voisin: NBA draft has turned into big gamble for teams

By avoisin@sacbee.com (Ailene Voisin) The No. 8 draft pick? So roll the dice already. With college players routinely ditching the textbooks after their freshman and sophomore seasons, the NBA draft has morphed into a visit down the casino aisles in Las Vegas.

Robin Cary of Folsom cheers on the Sacramento Kings as they wait to ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Financing plan for Sacramento Kings is approved

By Associated Press Sacramento's City Council on Tuesday approved a financing plan for the Kings NBA franchise, clearing the way for construction on a $477 million downtown arena. The council voted 7-2 on the package during a meeting that caps off the city's lengthy struggle to keep the team from moving to... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Lakers don't strike it rich in NBA lottery, drop from sixth to seventh

By Mike Bresnahan The Lakers' string of bad luck continues. They dropped a spot in the NBA draft, from sixth to seventh, after Tuesday's lottery unveiled one big winner that wasn't them. The Cleveland Cavaliers vaulted from the ninth pick to the top overall selection, bucking slim 1.7% chances they would get... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

NBA alleges Sterling-led Clippers tried to cover up scandal

By James Rainey, Nathan Fenno Donald Sterling tried to persuade companion V. Stiviano to say the Clippers owner was not responsible for the inflammatory statements about blacks after a now infamous audio recording became public, according to the NBA's 30-page formal allegation that the league is using to try and get... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Lakers will take their chances in NBA draft lottery on Tuesday

By Mike Bresnahan The month of May is sometimes referred to as a dress rehearsal for the Lakers, who have played into June, and the NBA Finals, 16 times in the last 35 years. Now it's merely time for ping-pong-ball percentages and crossed fingers. The Lakers will finally learn their draft lottery fate ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

NBA sets hearing to remove Sterling, says he's still damaging league

By James Rainey The NBA filed formal allegations Monday and set a June 3 hearing in its effort to strip Donald Sterling of his ownership of the Clippers, citing conduct that the league said "damaged and continues to damage the NBA and its teams." The league said it intends to present evidence at ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

NBA formally charges Donald Sterling, latest step to pry Clippers away

By Mike Bresnahan The NBA took its latest, and strongest, step to remove Donald Sterling as the Clippers' owner, formally serving notice Monday of its intention to revoke his ownership of the franchise he has held for 33 years. If the NBA board of governors approves the charges against Sterling by a three-... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Make way for May Madness and June Drama in NBA playoffs

By Ben Bolch March Madness suddenly seems like such a bore by comparison. The NBA's Final Four commences Sunday after four weeks of April Anarchy and May Mayhem. Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant was dubbed "Mr. Unreliable" by a headline writer from his local newspaper, which is viewed by some in the... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Aaron Gordon, Dante Exum, Zach LaVine shine at NBA draft combine

By Eric Pincus The Lakers eagerly anticipate the May 20 NBA draft lottery, with a 21.5% chance at a top-three pick. On Friday, the NBA released stats from the draft combine in Chicago, giving a glimpse at some of the talent on the board. Arizona forward Aaron Gordon put up impressive athletic numbers,... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Donald Sterling won’t pay fine, threatens to sue NBA

By Cindy Boren Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has no intention of complying with two-thirds of the punishment imposed upon him by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. He may be staying away from his team and the league, but he will not pay the $2.5 million fine levied against him and he ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers fined $25,000 by NBA for criticizing refs

By Houston Mitchell Clippers Coach Doc Rivers was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Thursday for his comments criticizing officials after the 105-104 loss to Oklahoma City in Game 5 of their Western Conference semifinal playoff series Tuesday night. The call in question came with 11.3 seconds left in the game in... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Steve Kerr spurns Knicks, agrees to coach Warriors

The Golden State Warriors are taking another chance on a television analyst and former NBA guard who has never been a head coach at any level.

FILE - In this March 24, 2011, file photo, former NBA player Steve Kerr participates in a shooting contest with members of the VCU team ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Team owner lashes out at NBA great

Talking to Anderson Cooper, Donald Sterling blamed Magic Johnson for delaying his apology for the remarks that got him banned for life by the NBA.

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Clippers interim CEO confident team will be sold

The interim CEO hand-picked by the NBA to run the Los Angeles Clippers said Monday he's confident the league will succeed in forcing a sale of the team owned by Donald Sterling since 1981.

Dick Parsons, the former Citigroup chairman and former Time Warner chairman and CEO, who was named ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

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Donald Sterling's NBA ban supported by daughter of ex-Sterling tenant

By James Barragan The daughter of one of the tenants who filed a housing discrimination lawsuit against Donald Sterling in 2003 spoke out in support of the NBA's decision to ban the embattled Clippers owner for life. During a teary news conference Ebony Jones, the daughter of Kandynce Jones, one of the... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

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Banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling says racist comments were 'a mistake'

In his first public comments since being banned for life and fined $2.5 million by the NBA for making racist comments recorded by a female associate, disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling apologized for what he called a "terrible mistake." ...read more

Source: Fox News

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