AP source: NBA targeting Dec. 22 as start to coming season

A person with knowledge of the situation says the NBA’s board of governors is considering a December start to the 2020-21 season, with Dec. 22 being the initial target for opening night and the season...

AP Interview: Lue wants to follow Rivers as voice for change

Tyronn Lue is ready to follow in Doc Rivers’ footsteps. That has nothing to do with coaching the Los Angeles Clippers. He wants to be a voice for change. Rivers has...

The NBA offseason begins, with 1 major question: Now what?

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The season’s first big development came with the Los Angeles Lakers on a long road trip, in a place with very restrictive rules. The season’s last big development came wi...

Analysis: LeBron James has done it again, and did it his way

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — He went to Miami and became a champion. He went back to Cleveland and won another title. He went to Los Angeles and now the Lakers are...

Bubble Kings: Lakers run past Heat for 17th NBA championship

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The ultimate anguish. The ultimate joy. This season, for LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, had it all. And it ended in the only fashion that they...

Finals notebook: Another LeBron record, Green gets threats

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Another game, another record for LeBron James. Sunday’s Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat will be the 260th of ...

Lakers didn't like calls, but NBA says they were right ones

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA said Saturday that two calls that sent Jimmy Butler to the line in the final minute of Game 5 of the NBA Finals held up in the league’s customary review of close ...

NBA Finals get intense, and Game 6 of Lakers-Heat looms

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Lakers’ Anthony Davis and Miami’s Jae Crowder both ended up on the floor midway through the third quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Finals. As Davis scrambled to get back ...

Heat force Game 6, top Lakers to stave off elimination

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The trophy was ready. Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat delayed its appearance. The NBA Finals are not over, not after Butler and the Heat pulled off a vi...

Finals notebook: Around the world, fans are watching

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Miami coach Erik Spoelstra makes no effort to hide his excitement or appreciation when journalists from the Philippines join virtual news conferences to ask him questions...

NBA returning to Chinese state television after 1-year ban

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA is returning to Chinese state television after a one-year absence. CCTV announced Friday that it would air Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the ...

Rondo, a champ in Boston, on brink of getting a Lakers ring

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — They were rivals once, Rajon Rondo and LeBron James. Rondo was in Boston. James was in Cleveland and Miami. Their paths would cross most every year in the playoffs, an an...

Lakers will look to close Heat out in Game 5 of NBA Finals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The trophy ceremony plans are getting finalized. Boxes are being shipped out of the NBA bubble in advance of the looming shutdown. Hotel rooms, sometime in the next few d...

As election draws closer, the NBA continues calls to vote

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Udonis Haslem is honest about it: Elections simply have not been overly important to him. That is, until now. He’s been a registered v...

A moment of rest finally arrives at the NBA Finals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James got back to his hotel suite after Game 4 of the NBA Finals early Wednesday morning. At 6:30 a.m., he was already tweeting out imag...