Lakers plan to start LeBron James at point guard, report says

While in a holding pattern awaiting Kawhi Leonard’s free agency decision, the Lakers missed out on the carousel of NBA point guards over the last week. However, they may have found a way to enter the season with the best “point guard” in the league. According to a report from Yahoo, Los Angeles will play LeBron James as its starting […]

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Halifax Canada Day celebration to be graced by NBA champ Danny Green

Danny Green of the NBA-champion Toronto Raptors “won’t be empty-handed” at a Downtown Halifax Canada Day celebration this weekend, according to organizers. The two-time NBA champ was already slated to be on the East Coast for the long weekend to host a basketball camp at Dalhousie University for some of his young fans. Gab LeVert, one of the co-founders of […]

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Is Named M.V.P. at N.B.A. Awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks won Most Valuable Player honors at the N.B.A awards on Monday night. Antetokounmpo, a 24-year-old forward from Greece, beat out Paul George of Oklahoma City and James Harden of Houston, who won the award last year. Averaging 27.7 points and 12.5 rebounds a game, Antetokounmpo led his team to the […]

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How the Raptors Won Their First N.B.A. Championship

Want more basketball in your inbox? Sign up for Marc Stein’s weekly N.B.A. newsletter here. Final score: Toronto Raptors 114, Golden State Warriors 110 4th Quarter: Tension. The Raptors have the ball and lead, 109-108 with 37.7 seconds remaining. It’s turned into a true slugfest, with the undermanned Warriors trying to save their season at home and Toronto trying to […]

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Warriors say Kevin Durant will practice before Game 5

TORONTO – The Golden State Warriors say Kevin Durant will practice Sunday with hopes of playing in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night. Durant has not played since straining a calf muscle on May 8. The Warriors trail the Toronto Raptors 3-1 in the title series, and are 6-3 since he got injured. Warriors coach Steve Kerr […]

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Canada Becomes a Basketball Factory

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — The lanky 6-foot-6 player with the aquamarine sneakers floats downcourt on defense, and the opposing point guard flips a pass too casually and. … Uh-oh. The tall kid reverses direction in a blink, sticks out an impossibly long, Durant-like arm, plucks the pass out of the air and in four long strides dribbles downcourt and goes airborne […]

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