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Bill Russell’s No. 6 to be retired across NBA following legend’s death last month

3:14 PM ETAndrew LopezESPN The NBA will honor the legacy of Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell by retiring his No. 6 jersey for all 30 teams, the league and the National Basketball Players Association announced Thursday.Russell becomes the first...

USA Basketball sets 12-man roster for August World Cup qualifiers

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- USA Basketball has picked its 12-man roster for the opening second-round window of World Cup qualifying, as the Americans look to move closer to clinching a spot in the field for next year's event.Jim Boylen...

Boston Celtics open with top projected win total for 2022-23 NBA season, followed by...

8:17 AM ETDoug KezirianESPN CloseESPN Sports Betting Analyst Host of Daily Wager Behind The Bets podcast hostThe Boston Celtics, the consensus betting favorite to win the 2022-23 NBA title, have the highest projected win total for next season at 54.5 at...

Vanessa Bryant’s attorney argues photos of Kobe Bryant’s remains shared ‘for a laugh’

LOS ANGELES -- An institutional "culture of callousness" led Los Angeles County deputies and firefighters to shoot and share photos of the remains of Kobe Bryant and other victims of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed the Lakers star,...

NBA racial and gender report card shows improvement on an already strong record

Editor's note: Richard Lapchick is a human rights activist, pioneer for racial equality, expert on sports issues, scholar and author.The NBA received an A+ for racial hiring practices and a B+ for gender hiring practices, scoring an overall A...

Trial to begin over Kobe Bryant helicopter crash photos

LOS ANGELES -- An invasion of privacy trial against the Los Angeles County sheriff's and fire departments begins Wednesday in a U.S. District Court just over a mile from where Kobe Bryant played for the Lakers.Bryant's widow, Vanessa, claims...

NBA players must be vaccinated or have medical clearance to play in Canada, memo...

5:53 PM ETTim BontempsESPN The NBA informed teams Monday that players still need to have either received a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine, or been given a medical clearance from getting one, in order to play games in...

Sacramento Kings agree to one-year deal with point guard c source says

The Sacramento Kings have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Quinn Cook, a source told ESPN's Andscape on Monday.The two-time NBA champion played with the G League affiliate Stockton Kings last season and worked out for Sacramento...

Brooklyn Nets governor Joe Tsai voices support for front office, coaches in wake of...

Brooklyn Nets governor Joe Tsai voiced his support Monday night for the front office and coaching staff after Kevin Durant told Tsai to choose between him and the team's general manager and coach.Tsai and Durant recently met in London,...

Chicago Bulls star DeMar DeRozan shines in second Drew League appearance of the summer

Few pro-am basketball organizations carry the level of star power as the Drew League. The Los Angeles-based summer hoops league features high-level competition from a collection of professional and amateur players. The circuit has seen plenty of big-name NBA...
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