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Mavericks owner Mark Cuban: Tanking is 'our best option'

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:25:20 -0500

Mark Cuban said he had a transparent dinner with some of his players and conveyed the message.


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Key story lines as back end of NBA season begins

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:56:42 -0500

USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt and Sam Amick break down the biggest story lines as the NBA season marches towards the playoffs.






LeBron James: Playing with Kyrie Irving again 'a great moment'

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:08:26 -0500

Sunday's All-Star Game was all smiles for ex-teammates LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.


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Jeremy Lin offers support for J.J. Redick following alleged slur

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:12:40 -0500

Brooklyn Nets guard believes Philadelphia 76ers guard 'tongue tied' in video, says he'll keep working with NBA to teach fans about Chinese culture.


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What if LeBron James had just shut up and dribbled?

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:41:36 -0500

Without James, thousands of Akron kids would have lost educational opportunities and there wouldn't be $41 million earmarked in college scholarships.


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LeBron James raves about Los Angeles All-Star experience

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:01:20 -0500

LeBron James was extremely complimentary at the conclusion of All-Star weekend.


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2018 NBA All-Star Game on TNT, TBS sees uptick against Winter Olympics on NBC

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:12:17 -0500

Team LeBron vs. Team Steph enjoys slight bump in TV ratings, viewership vs. last year, performs better than past two Winter Olympics on Sunday night.


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Kevin Durant on Laura Ingraham’s commentary: 'To me, it was racist'

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:12:15 -0500

Durant addressed the comments made by the Fox News host who said he and LeBron James should just "shut up and dribble."


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NBA Click & Roll: Get exclusive analysis in newsletter

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:53:00 -0500

Insider content and expert commentary from USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt.


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Record projections, award predictions for 2017-18 NBA season

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:33:50 -0400

Who will take home the MVP? How many game will the Warriors win? Is Draymond Green up for another Defensive Player of the Year award? We take a look.


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LeBron James to Fox News host: 'We will definitely not shut up and dribble'

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:06:11 -0500

LeBron James made his first public remarks since Fox News host Laura Ingraham told him and Kevin Durant to stick to sports.


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Boston Celtics honor Paul Pierce by retiring his No. 34

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 17:42:22 -0500

Prolific scoring forward played 15 of his 19 NBA seasons in Boston, making 10 All-Star teams and winning one title.


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Kevin Garnett Q&A: The idea behind Area 21, the best of All-Star weekend, and is he part of the media?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:40:06 -0500

Kevin Garnett, now the host of TNT's Area 21, talked mentoring players and whether he's part of the media now.


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Best images from NBA All-Star Saturday Night

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:16:53 -0500

NBA All-Star Saturday Night featured some thrilling dunks, deep threes and tremendous skills.



Jaylen Brown: Laura Ingraham's comments about LeBron are 'ridiculous' and 'insulting'

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:10:02 -0500

Fox News' Laura Ingraham said LeBron James should just "shut up and dribble" instead of making his voice heard and speaking out about politics.


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Legend of Giannis Antetokounmpo grows in Milwaukee, along with his game

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:24:24 -0500

The 'Greek Freak', as he is affectionately known, keeps focus on family as his game blossoms in Milwaukee.


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Charles Barkley sounds off: Cavaliers, LeBron's future and problems in the NBA

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 01:06:10 -0500

Charles Barkley hopes the Cavs have done enough to keep LeBron James and has major concerns about the league's "competitive balance."


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LeBron James, Kevin Durant blast President Trump in UNINTERRUPTED video

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 01:21:29 -0500

LeBron James, Kevin Durant talk about leadership, importance of national unity in video for UNINTERRUPTED, James' new multimedia platform.


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Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta on chasing titles: 'No problem paying luxury tax' if we can win

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:43:38 -0500

Tilman Fertitta said he'd be willing to pay the NBA's luxury tax as long as the Rockets had a realistic chance at a title.


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Love at first whistle: Married NBA referees balance love and basketball

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:31:15 -0500

Lauren Holtkamp and Jonathan Sterling, married and NBA referees, have to navigate an ongoing long-distance relationship.


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Curry would love to captain Team Stephen again in 2019

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:07:31 -0500

Stephen Curry would love to be an NBA All-Star Game captain again next year, especially since the game will be in his hometown of Charlotte


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Fergie says 'tried my best' after national anthem blowback

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 02:56:11 -0500

Fergie is apologizing after trying something different with the national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game.


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Little change in TV ratings for new-look NBA All-Star Game

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:45:44 -0500

A new format for the NBA All-Star Game had a negligible impact on television ratings


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3-point champion Booker stays upbeat as Suns losses mount

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:43:42 -0500

Devin Booker says he's bringing the trophy he won as NBA 3-point shooting champion over the weekend back to Phoenix for the fans


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Streaking Jazz make sweet music coming out of All-Star break

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:20:46 -0500

Jazz, winners of 11 straight, come out of All-Star break vying for playoff spot in West


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Dwyane Wade put his ego aside and is thriving off the bench for the Cavs

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:08:00 -0500

Dwyane Wade said he looked in the mirror and realized if he wanted to be the best player he could be for the Cavs, he needed to come off the bench.


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Sights and sounds: Warriors players share highlights from fantastic preseason China trip

Sun, 8 Oct 2017 17:32:50 -0400

Now on their way home, some of the Warriors shared a few of their best memories from their preseason China trip.


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When athletes share their battles with mental illness

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:20:28 -0400

Roughly one in five Americans suffer from mental illnesses. Athletes might be more at risk


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