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Chicago Bulls End Miami Heat’s 27 Game Winning Streak

The Miami Heat fell a bit short of the record for most consecutive NBA regular-season wins, falling 101-97 against the short-handed Chicago Bulls in a playoff-like atmosphere at the United Center. continue reading »

Miami Heat Defeat Brooklyn Nets 105-85 in NYC

LeBron James let his game do the talking after some brash comments by a Brooklyn Nets player, leading his defending-champion Miami Heat to a 105-85 road victory over the New York City team at the Barclays Center. continue reading »

Kobe Bryant Leads Lakers to Win Over Hornets

The Los Angeles Lakers won their third straight game thanks to another unselfish performance from Kobe Bryant, who handed out 11 assists to lead his team to a hard-fought 111-106 victory over the New Orleans Hornets. continue reading »

Phoenix Suns Fire Coach Alvin Gentry After Losing Streak

Alvin Gentry stepped down as coach of the NBA Phoenix Suns on Friday after reaching an agreement with management. The Suns posted a record of 158-144 under Gentry, who took charge of the team in February 2009. continue reading »

Miami Heat’s LeBron James Becomes Youngest to Score 20,000 Points

Miami Heat superstar LeBron James became the youngest NBA player to reach the 20,000-point milestone during his team's 92-75 victory over the Golden State Warriors. continue reading »

Lakers Turn Around Losing Streak With Consecutive Wins

Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard set the tone on both ends of the court for the Los Angeles Lakers in a comfortable 104-88 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at Staples Center. continue reading »

Lakers Handed Sixth Consecutive Loss After Thunder Game

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined for 69 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised to a 116-101 road win over the shorthanded Los Angeles Lakers, a game far less competitive than the final score indicates. continue reading »

Argentina Narrowly Misses the Podium in Men’s Basketball

Russia went back to the Olympic podium to receive a medal - a bronze - in men's basketball after defeating Argentina 81-77 thanks to the excellent play of Andrei Kirilenko and, in particular, Alexey Shved. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Argentina Takes Out Brazil, Advancing to the Semifinals

Argentina advanced to the semifinals of the Olympic men's basketball tournament with an 82-77 victory here Wednesday over Brazil at the North Greenwich Arena. continue reading »

Brazil Defeats China in Olympic Men’s Basketball

Brazil pummeled China 98-59 in Olympic men's basketball Saturday and will next square off against Spain for second place in Group B. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Spain’s Men’s Basketball Team Loses to Russia

Spain's men's basketball team lost a Group B game here Saturday to Russia 77-74 despite holding an 18-point early lead and now could be forced to meet the powerful U.S. squad in the semifinals of the Olympic tournament. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Spain, Argentina, Brazil Looking to Outshine U.S. on Basketball Court

The Spanish, Argentine and Brazilian Olympic men's basketball squads will all be battling for podium spots and looking to pull off a huge upset over a powerful U.S. team, which is filled with NBA stars and is the clear gold medal favorite at the London Games. continue reading »

State Department Announces Basketball Envoy Program to Venezuela

The U.S. State Department and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that they will send Nykesha Sales, a six-time Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) All-Star, to Venezuela May 28 - June 1. Sales will join Greivis Vasquez, a Venezuelan-born player with NBA’s New Orleans Hornets, to participate in a U.S. government exchange program that brings people together for greater understanding through sports. continue reading »

Robert Rodriguez’s “Black Mamba” Starring Kobe and Danny Trejo Dribbling Soon to a Theatre Near You

Nike and Kobe Bryant have presented the first two teasers for an upcoming film in which the Basketball star will face Danny Trejo and a team of ugly looking goons, in an attempt to save er…. his shoes? continue reading »