NBA: Steph Curry says teams ‘reloading’ to dethrone Warriors as champs

Agence France Presse 09/29/2022

Stephen Curry said Thursday that NBA teams are “reloading” to dethrone the Golden State Warriors as champions, as they begin their pre-season preparations this weekend in Japan. Sharp-shooter Curry is aiming for his fifth championship when the…

LeBron, Chris Paul rip NBA for falling short in punishing Robert Sarver

Agence France Presse 09/16/2022

NBA stars LeBron James and Chris Paul blasted the NBA for imposing what they consider a light punishment on Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver for racist and misogynist remarks. National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) executive director Tamika…

Bill Russell: NBA’s first Black superstar and civil rights activist

Agence France Presse 08/01/2022

Bill Russell, a dominating center who won a record 11 NBA crowns as cornerstone of a Boston Celtics dynasty, overcame racism to become the league’s first Black superstar and civil rights activist. Russell, who died Sunday at…

NBA: Golden State Warriors will be even better next year, says head coach Kerr

Reuters 06/23/2022

SAN FRANCISCO  – The Golden State Warriors will be even better next year when they begin their title defense, head coach Steve Kerr said on Wednesday, sending a warning to the rest of the NBA. The Warriors…

NBA: ‘It’s not over’ as Celtics lean on experience ahead of elimination game

Reuters 06/16/2022

The Celtics said the experience they gained from winning three elimination games during the playoffs has prepared them to do it again in Game Six of the Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Boston on Thursday.…

NBA Finals: Celtics rally past Warriors, draw first blood

Reuters 06/03/2022

Jaylen Brown saved 10 of his 24 points for a fourth-quarter flurry and the Boston Celtics continued their postseason mastery on the road with a 120-108 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the…

Celtics reach NBA Finals, knock off Heat in Game 7

Agence France Presse 05/30/2022

The Boston Celtics, led by 26 points from Jayson Tatum, advanced to the NBA Finals by escaping the Miami Heat, 100-96, in Game 7 on Sunday, setting up a showdown against the Golden State Warriors. The best-of-seven…

NBA: Butler propels Heat past Sixers into Eastern Conference finals

Agence France Presse 05/13/2022

LOS ANGELES – The Miami Heat punched their ticket to the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals on Thursday as Jimmy Butler scored 32 points to key a 99-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. The victory in Philadelphia gave the Heat a…

NBA: Chris Paul shines as Phoenix Suns clinch series vs New Orleans Pelicans

Agence France Presse 04/29/2022

LOS ANGELES – Chris Paul produced a perfect display of shooting to lead the Phoenix Suns to a series-clinching victory over New Orleans and advanced in the NBA playoffs on Thursday. The 12-time All-Star Paul made 14-of-14 shots from the field…

NBA: Nets’ Kyrie Irving fined $50K for gesture, swearing at fans

Reuters 04/20/2022

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for making obscene gestures while on the court and directing profane language toward the stands. Irving showed his displeasure during the Nets’ 115-114 road…

NBA: Trae Young propels Hawks into final NBA Eastern Conference playoff spot

Agence France Presse 04/16/2022

LOS ANGELES –  Trae Young scored 32 of his 38 points in the second half as the Atlanta Hawks rallied to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday and book the final NBA Eastern Conference playoff berth. The Hawks, who…

NBA sets two pre-season games in Tokyo

Agence France Presse 03/15/2022

Washington—Japan’s Rui Hachimura and the Washington Wizards will play the Golden State Warriors in two NBA pre-season games at Tokyo before the 2022-23 campaign begins, the league announced Monday, March 14, 2022. The games, the first NBA…

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