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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, the MVP of the Basketball World Cup, was honored Sunday as the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year. Irving started in all nine games for the Americans in Spain and averaged 12.1 points and 3.6 assists. He scored 26 points in the gold-medal game, going 6 of…
22 December 2014 | 8:14 am

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, the MVP of the Basketball World Cup, was honored Sunday as the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year.
22 December 2014 | 7:38 am

Dec 21, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee shoots during the first quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports After a sluggish start to his sophomore season, Mason Plumlee has bounced back in monumental fashion…
22 December 2014 | 7:25 am

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving was named the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year on Sunday.
22 December 2014 | 5:18 am

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James and Kyrie Irving stepped aside and let one of their teammates polish off an opponent. On Sunday, Dion Waiters finished Memphis.
22 December 2014 | 4:49 am

The Brooklyn Nets had an easy time in their first game this season without Deron Williams - until the last few seconds. Mason Plumlee scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and Brooklyn held off a late rally for a 110-105 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.
22 December 2014 | 4:46 am

Mason Plumlee scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Brooklyn Nets held off a late rally for a 110-105 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.
22 December 2014 | 3:00 am

Mason Plumlee scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Brooklyn Nets held off a late rally for a 110-105 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.
22 December 2014 | 2:41 am

Mason Plumlee scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Brooklyn Nets held off a late rally for a 110-105 victory over the Detroit Pistons Sunday. Joe Johnson added 16 points, including four free throws in...
22 December 2014 | 2:40 am

Mason Plumlee earned his fourth double-double this season, scoring 21 points and registering 12 rebounds, to help the Brooklyn Nets slip by the Detroit Pistons, 110-105. The Nets had a strong shooting performance in this game, finishing 40-76 (52.6%). Brooklyn (11-15) gets one in the win column afte…
22 December 2014 | 2:20 am

Mason Plumlee #1 of the Brooklyn Nets reacts after blocking a shot during a game against the Detroit Pistons at Barclays Center on Dec. 21, 2014. Photo Credit: Mike Stobe Mason Plumlee scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Nets held off a late rally for a 110-105 victory over the…
22 December 2014 | 2:20 am

NEW YORK — Mason Plumlee scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Brooklyn Nets held off a late rally for a 110-105 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.
22 December 2014 | 2:15 am

Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, the MVP of the Basketball World Cup, was honored Sunday as the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year.
22 December 2014 | 2:07 am

NEW YORK (AP) -- Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, the MVP of the Basketball World Cup, was honored Sunday as the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year.
21 December 2014 | 11:57 pm

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving drives past Sacramento Kings' DeMarcus Cousins during a USA Basketball minicamp scrimmage, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in Las Vegas. Twenty-eight of the best young players in the country are in Las Vegas for four days of workouts that essentially mark the kickoff of 201…
21 December 2014 | 5:42 pm

Their styles contrasts, so whoever can impose their will have the upper hand. It's a team that wants to get out on the break versus a team that would rather slow the pace down.
21 December 2014 | 3:21 pm

Jabari Parker only played 25 games as a rookie, his promising season cut short by the left knee injury he suffered Monday night in Phoenix. But even in that time - less than one-third of the NBA schedule - the 6-foot-8 forward proved he could be a dynamic performer on the pro stage.
21 December 2014 | 4:03 am

The Nets have been shopping most of their roster and could find a deal with the Kings. The Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings have discussed a trade that would send point guard Deron Williams to Sacramento, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. According to the report, the…
21 December 2014 | 12:39 am

It wasn't always pretty, but the Cleveland Cavaliers grinded out a win against the Brooklyn Nets, 95-91, on Friday night. LeBron James scored a team-high 22 points on 7-of-18 shooting, including sixth free throw, which finally distanced the Cavs enough to get the win.
20 December 2014 | 7:01 am

Ballers, Barb and Bars! Nicki Minaj is giving us a million and one sides of herself this week and we’re here for every one of them. While on a promo run for The Pinkprint, the head-barb-in-charge, Nicki Minaj, stopped by Inside the NBA for a very interesting episode of sports talk and cyphers.
19 December 2014 | 8:45 pm

I guess it was only a matter of time before Nicki Minaj made her way to TNT’s Inside the NBA. Last night (Dec 18), the Queen of Queens flew down to Atlanta for a special B-Ball themed cypher with Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith, Ernie Johnson, and Grant Hil. Trust us when we say you'll nev…
19 December 2014 | 3:52 pm

Grant Hill wrote his verse down.
19 December 2014 | 3:34 pm

I guess it was only a matter of time before Nicki Minaj made her way to TNT’s Inside the NBA. Last night (Dec 18), the Queen of Queens flew down to Atlanta for a special B-Ball themed cypher with Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith, Ernie Johnson, and Grant Hil. Trust us when we say you'll nev…
19 December 2014 | 3:07 pm

J.J. Redick isn't a fool. His Los Angeles Clippers team may be 19-8, but he knows it is not the team it perhaps can be - at least if it expects to compete with the other Western Conference beasts such as Golden State, Memphis, Portland, Houston and Dallas.
19 December 2014 | 8:00 am

At times like these, the Miami Heat could use Shane Battier's defense and 3-point shooting. Locked into retirement, he instead again is volunteering his voice for a good cause.
18 December 2014 | 8:47 pm

Mason Plumlee was unhappy about being out of the Nets' rotation but has turned things around after being given a chance to play more.
18 December 2014 | 6:49 am

It was about an hour after the game ended. The Cleveland Cavaliers had just suffered a loss that head coach David Blatt referred to as "embarrassing."…
18 December 2014 | 4:48 am

McRoberts is expected to undergo surgery early next week to repair a lateral meniscus tear on his right knee. He refuses to give up hope on returning this season, although he is out indefinitely.
18 December 2014 | 3:40 am

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17 December 2014 | 11:57 pm

Twins closer and former Gophers pitcher Glen Perkins will be in Orlando on Dec. 30, as a special guest at the annual Citrus Bowl Parade.
17 December 2014 | 10:21 pm

The news of Jabari Parker's torn anterior cruciate ligament wasn't surprising to those that saw it happen on Monday night, but that didn't make the official news that Parker would miss the remainder of the season any less of a crushing disappointment. So where do Jabari and the Bucks go from here? A…
17 December 2014 | 9:23 pm

Eyeing a run for president, Gov. Scott Walker dismissed President Barack Obama's plan Wednesday to normalize relations with Cuba. "I think it's a bad idea," the Republican governor told reporters in the state Capitol.
17 December 2014 | 8:17 pm

Pelicans outscored Jazz 41-22 in fourth quarter.
17 December 2014 | 4:20 pm

Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker suffered a bad injury in Monday night’s win over the Phoenix Suns and the team reported Tuesday night that he tore the ACL in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season. The injury occurred in the third quarter of Monday’s game when his…
17 December 2014 | 2:27 pm

Highly regarded Milwaukee Bucks rookie Jabari Parker will miss the rest of the season after the forward tore a ligament in his left knee, the team confirmed on Tuesday. Parker suffered the injury, initially believed to be a sprain, when making a drive to the basket in Milwaukee's win over the Phoeni…
17 December 2014 | 1:54 pm

Dec 10, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee goes to the basket against Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic during the first half of their NBA game at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports Oh what a difference a couple of games can make.
17 December 2014 | 7:03 am

Milwaukee Bucks rookie Jabari Parker will miss the rest of his rookie season after it was revealed the 6-foot-8 forward suffered a torn ACL in his left knee Monday night in Phoenix. His teammates, as well as other players and figures around the league took to social media and gave support for the ro…
17 December 2014 | 6:48 am

That image was confirmed Tuesday night when a league source said the Milwaukee Bucks rookie had suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and would be lost for the rest of the season. Parker crashed to the floor on a drive to the basket early in the third quarter of Monday night's…
17 December 2014 | 5:04 am

Milwaukee Bucks fans have been holding their breath hoping for positive news the last 24 hours after rookie Jabari Parker sprained his left knee last night in the Bucks' 96-94 victory in Phoenix. Story going online now: ESPN sources say Bucks' Jabari Parker expected to miss rest of his rookie season…
17 December 2014 | 3:59 am

Nov 2, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward Josh McRoberts dribbles the ball in the second half of a game against the Toronto Raptors at American Airlines Arena. The Heat won107-102.
16 December 2014 | 9:29 pm

Two big men found themselves caught up on the wrong side of the NBA news cycle on Monday morning. Down in Miami, it was learned that Josh McRoberts would miss the rest of the season after tearing the meniscus in his right knee during the Heat's victory over Phoenix last Tuesday.
16 December 2014 | 7:51 pm

Christian Laettner will be the feature of an upcoming ESPN 30 for 30 film. ESPN Films announced Tuesday that the former Duke All-American and two-time National Champion would be the focus of a documentary titled “I Hate Christian Laettner.” The 30 for 30 film series by ESPN is an award-w…
18 November 2014 | 5:43 pm

Lance Thomas has always had a high motor. Despite being an undersized post player, he worked his way to becoming one of the most sought after recruits in the country. Despite being undersized as a post player in the ACC, he worked his way into being a huge part of Duke’s run to the 2010 [&hell…
14 November 2014 | 5:33 pm

When Luol Deng signed with the Miami Heat this past offseason, team president Pat Riley called the signing one of the most important in the history of the franchise. While most people around the NBA, and likely many Heat fans, were wondering how the organization would recover from the loss of LeBron…
10 November 2014 | 2:12 pm

Johnny Dawkins finds himself in a position where he can relate to Mike Krzyzewski this season – he’s got four very promising freshmen on his Stanford team. The incoming class may not be as heralded as Duke’s No. 1 ranked recruiting class from the offseason, but the Cardinal group i…
5 November 2014 | 3:25 pm

Chris Collins has been impressing folks in the Midwest since taking over the coaching job at Northwestern. It may not seem like much, but his ability to guide the Wildcats to a 14-19 record and six wins in the Big Ten last season was quite an accomplishment. Notching wins over Illinois, Wisconsin an…
4 November 2014 | 8:38 pm

Anybody who thought Shane Battier would slow down after life in the NBA obviously hasn’t followed him over the years. The former National Player of the Year and Academic All-American at Duke is a man of many talents, and he’s making the most of his transition away from playing in the NBA…
4 November 2014 | 12:13 am

J.J. Redick is adjusting to a new role as he prepares for another NBA season – he’s a father. The former National Player of the Year and All-American at Duke is entering his second season with the Los Angeles Clippers, but this is the first time having a baby has been part of the process…
28 October 2014 | 3:00 pm

Rodney Hood is already being considered the biggest steal of the 2014 NBA Draft – at least, according to NBA.com’s survey of general managers around the league. The annual survey provides answers to a variety of questions around the league, including predictions about team success and in…
24 October 2014 | 7:12 pm

Mason Plumlee received some good news today from the Brooklyn Nets as the organization picked up his contract option for the 2015-16 season. According to a release from the Nets on NBA.com and announcement from Nets General Manager Billy King (a fellow Duke grad), the club exercised the option on Pl…
24 October 2014 | 6:41 pm