Phil Jackson wants to trade LeBron James, columnist says

Phil Jackson wants to trade LeBron James, columnist says

Is the King’s time up in Lakers land? After team owner Jeanie Buss confirmed to Los Angeles Times columnist Bill Plaschke that she’s leaning on former Lakers coach Phil Jackson to help the team bounce back after a disappointing season, Plaschke provided some insight into Jackson’s thinking about the roster. “I’ve heard that Phil would … Read more

NBA unveils new trophies, awards honoring Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Bob Cousy, Oscar Robertson

NBA unveils new trophies, awards honoring Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Bob Cousy, Oscar Robertson

It’s no coincidence that in the same year the NBA is celebrating its 75th anniversary, the league is unveiling an ensemble of trophies and awards that will feature new designs and will honor iconic players such as Larry Bird, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Bob Cousy and Oscar Robertson. During the conference finals, which could begin Sunday … Read more

The Bucks’ Game 5 win over the Celtics was defined by 10 seconds of Jrue Holiday’s defensive heroics

The Bucks' Game 5 win over the Celtics was defined by 10 seconds of Jrue Holiday's defensive heroics

BOSTON — The relationship between Giannis Antetokounmpo and teammate Khris Middleton, now nine years in, is well-known for its depth and trust. But about that Jrue Holiday relationship … “It’s blooming, it’s blooming!” Antetokounmpo said after the Milwaukee Bucks finished off a jaw-dropping display of clutch play in stealing a 110-107 Game 5 victory over … Read more

Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic officially named NBA MVP

Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic officially named NBA MVP

DENVER — Nikola Jokic plays for Denver. And for Serbia. Both places can once again make the same claim: For the second consecutive season, they’re home to the NBA’s Most Valuable Player. The league announced Wednesday night that Jokic had won back-to-back MVP awards. The Nuggets’ big man is the second consecutive international player to … Read more

Bob Lanier, NBA force who left big shoes to fill, dies at 73

Bob Lanier, NBA force who left big shoes to fill, dies at 73

Bob Lanier, the left-handed big man who muscled up beside the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as one of the NBA’s top players of the 1970s, died Tuesday. He was 73. The NBA said Lanier died after a short illness. The Hall of Famer had worked for the league as a global ambassador. The Athletic reported … Read more

Betting tips for NBA playoffs

Betting tips for NBA playoffs

All odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook. What you need to know for tonight’s playoff games Jayson the creator? Jayson Tatum is turning into a superstar before our eyes, and it’s more than just his elite ability to score. Tatum has become a playmaker for Boston’s role players, tallying 32 assists in four home games … Read more

NBA great Bob Lanier, Hall of Fame center for Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks, dies at 73

NBA great Bob Lanier, Hall of Fame center for Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks, dies at 73

Bob Lanier, the left-handed big man who muscled up beside the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as one of the NBA’s top players of the 1970s, died Tuesday. He was 73. The NBA said in a statement that the legendary center died after a short illness. The Hall of Famer and eight-time All-Star had worked for … Read more