NBA 2016/17 NEWS: PLUS LATEST SCORES AND STANDINGS
Cavaliers star Derrick Rose taking leave from NBA to 'evaluate future' after suffering numerous injuries he says have taken 'a toll on him mentally'
Derrick Rose's injuries may have pushed him to a breaking point.
Manute Bol - once the NBA's tallest player at over 7ft6 - 'lied about his age' and may played professionally in his FIFTIES
Deceased 7ft6 basketball player Manute Bol may have lied about his age when coming to the U.S. in the 1980s, and could have played in the NBA in his 40s or even his 50s.
Retired NBA star Ray Allen tells court he was CATFISHED by a man pretending to be 'a number of attractive women?interested' in him
Retired NBA star Ray Allen said he is a victim of 'catfishing,' and has asked a court to throw out a case where he is accused of stalking someone he met online.
Kyrie Irving delivers huge fourth-quarter display as Boston Celtics beat defending champions Golden State Warriors to record 14th straight win
Kyrie Irving had 11 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, including two free throws that put Boston ahead in the closing seconds, and the Celtics beat the Golden State Warriors 92-88.
Joel Embiid scores career-high 46 points as Philadelphia 76ers' young stars dominate in 115-109 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers
The Philadelphia 76ers surged to a 115-109 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers thanks to a career-high 46 points from Joel Embiid and an impressive display from rookie Ben Simmons.
Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns voices his support for medical marijuana use in the NBA 'without ever having tried it'
Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns believes the NBA should remove marijuana from its list of banned substances. However, the 22-year-old former top pick says he's never tried the drug.
Only in New York! LeBron and the Cavs take the subway home from shootaround - but one clueless commuter was none too pleased
The Cleveland Cavaliers are in New York to play the Knicks. On Monday, they took the Subway back to their hotel after a shootaround at Madison Square Garden.
Former NBA players Stephon Marbury and Jimmer Fredette get into a FURIOUS altercation in Chinese game
Former NBA players Jimmer Fredette and Stephon Marbury got into a heated altercation during a recent Chinese Basketball Association game in Shanghai.
Kyrie Irving on Boston Celtics' fast start to the season: 'We are developing incredible relationships after every single game, every single practice'
Kyrie Irving believes the Boston Celtics' early-season success is down to the team's 'incredible' chemistry on the court. The Celtics are midway through a nine-game winning streak.
Federal grand jury INDICTS eight including Auburn assistant coach and former NBA star Chuck Person in connection with the FBI's investigation into college basketball corruption
A federal grand jury in New York has indicted eight of the ten individuals charged in connection with the FBI probe into corruption within college basketball, including Auburn's Chuck Person.
Auburn assistant coach and former NBA star Chuck Person among two defendants INDICTED by a federal grand jury in connection with the FBI's investigation into college basketball corruption
A federal grand jury in New York has reportedly indicted Auburn assistant basketball coach Chuck Person and former NBA referee-turned-clothier Rashan Michel in the FBI's college basketball probe.
These boots were made for supporting! Kendall Jenner shows off her $10,000 sequinned thigh-highs as she cheers on beau Blake Griffin at LA Clippers game
The model, 22, was all smiles as she supported Blake at one of his NBA basketball games at Staple Center in Los Angeles on Saturday.
'Happiest day of my life!'?Caroline Wozniacki celebrates her engagement to NBA star 'soulmate' David Lee
Caroline Wozniacki is celebrating her engagement to her NBA star 'soulmate' David Lee.
It looks like potential suitors will have to wait a while to catch her on the rebound. For it has emerged?Kendall Jenner and NBA star Blake Griffin have decided to become an official couple.
PSG superstar Neymar dyes his hair green for Halloween as LeBron James conjures up a fright by dressing up as Pennywise the clown from 'IT' movie
Neymar is more accustomed to striking fear into the heart of defences with the ball at his feet. Now, however, he has got into the spirit of the scariest time of year by dying his hair green.
Steph Curry dresses up as Jigsaw from film franchise Saw ahead of Golden State Warriors' loss to Detroit Pistons
When Steph Curry turned up at the Oracle Arena on Sunday evening, it was obvious he wanted to play a game. That much was clear from the costume he donned as he arrived for the encounter.
Tim Hardaway Jr scored 34 points and Kristaps Porzingis had 32 as the New York Knicks handed the Cleveland Cavaliers their fourth loss in five games, winning 114-95 on Sunday night.
Spencer Dinwiddie made a three-pointer with 43 seconds left while starting for injured D'Angelo Russell, and the Brooklyn Nets overcame LeBron James' first triple-double of the season.
Former NBA commissioner David Stern believes league should remove marijuana from banned substance list
Ex-NBA commissioner David Stern believes the league should remove marijuana from its banned substances list. Stern helped implement the NBA drug testing policy in 1980.
Down Under baller’s expensive tussle: Australian basketballer fined $19,500 after kneeing a New Zealand player in the groin during an NBA game
Australian NBA player Joe Ingles has been fined almost $20,000 for hitting Kiwi rival Steven Adams in the groin during a game.
The NBA has fined Phoenix Suns rookie Josh Jackson $35,000 for 'making a menacing gesture' after he appeared to make a gun sign toward the crowd during a game in LA on Saturday.
Giannis Antetokounmpo says 'I've got to be the MVP' as the Milwaukee Bucks star responds to the challenge set by NBA legend Kobe Bryant
Giannis Antetokounmpo has revealed winning the Most Valuable Player award was one of his career goals even before Kobe Bryant challenged him to do so earlier this summer.
Stephen Curry denies throwing mouthpiece at referee and Kevin Durant is forced to explain finger gesture as pair are ejected during Golden State Warriors' defeat
With the Golden State Warriors staring at defeat. Curry drove for a lay-up late on and, believing he was impeded, expected a foul to be given, but official Scott Wall thought otherwise.
Kobe Bryant visits PSG's training ground... as Los Angeles Lakers legend performs kick-ups with Kylian Mbappe
Paris Saint-Germain stars were treated to a visit from Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant on Friday as the NBA icon arrived at the club's Camp des Loges training complex.
The moment five Phoenix Suns NBA players run down the court in unison after a turnover has memorised the internet.
Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward suffers horrifying ankle break just six minutes into NBA season opener and his debut, leaving fellow players with their head in their hands and praying on court
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT: NBA star Gordon Hayward suffered one of the most gruesome injuries during the opening night of his career with the Boston Celtics.
LeBron James wears 'equality' sneakers before the Cleveland Cavaliers lock arms during the national anthem on the NBA's opening night
LeBron James wore a pair of sneakers with the word 'equality' stitched on them before his team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, locked arms for the national anthem before playing the Celtics.
NBA season preview: Can anyone stop Golden State Warriors' super team from winning the title? Will Russell Westbrook win MVP again? And is this LeBron James' last year in Cleveland?
The NBA regular season tips off in the early hours of Wednesday morning with a meeting between last year's Eastern Conference finalists, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics.
11 NBA stars join forces to surprise 10-year-old fan who has fatal degenerative disease with signed jerseys and invitations to their games
Case Hogan (pictured right) of Tennessee has a disease that typically kills children by age 15. A basketball fan, Hogan was surprised by NBA stars such as Blake Griffin (left) and Lonzo Ball (right).
'I ain't expecting s***': NBA MVP shocks reporter with rude response after being asked what he expects from playing Melbourne - before declaring he is 'Team New Zealand'
Fresh off a season averaging a triple double and winning his first NBA MVP, Russell Westbrook has no time for his Australian opposition.
Two-time MVP Stephen Curry said Saturday it would be 'counter-productive' for NBA players to follow their NFL counterparts by kneeling in protest during the national anthem.
NBA to scrap East vs West format for All-Star Game with captains set to pick teams starting from this season
The NBA is scrapping the East vs. West format for its All-Star Game and will have captains pick teams this season. The change will begin with this season's game in Los Angeles on February 18.
Steve Jobs's billionaire widow 'buys MAJOR stake' in Washington D.C. company that owns the NBA's Wizards, NHL's Capitals and WNBA's Mystics
Billionaire philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, is reportedly buying a major stake in the company that owns the NBA's Washington Wizards.
'You can make millions off of one kid': Court documents from college basketball bribery probe reveal top sports agent was recorded on a wiretap boasting he could illegally profit from a recruit
The court documents in the FBI investigation into alleged corruption in college basketball paint a disturbing picture of the sport's inner workings. 'You can make millions off of one kid,' said an agent.
Pelosi says she wants NBA champs to visit Congress even though Trump canceled their White House invitation over digs from MVP Steph Curry
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tweeted that her invitation to the Golden State Warriors to visit Congress 'still stands,' after President Donald Trump withdrew his own invitation.
FBI raids and confiscates computers from top NBA player agency in connection with massive investigation into bribery and corruption in college basketball?
The FBI raided the office of one of the NBA’s top player agencies, ASM Sports, and confiscated founder Andy Miller’s computer in connection with the investigation into NCAA corruption.
Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell is the latest high-profile former athlete to 'take a knee' as Trump defends his focus on NFL protests
Bill Russell, one of the all-time greats of professional basketball, took a knee Monday in a gesture of solidarity with athletes protesting injustice while wearing the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
'I can't keep track of all the pills they offered me': NBA star Grant Hill who suffered 11 surgeries describes how he found alternative therapies to avoid the tsunami of highly-addictive opioids thrown at him during recovery
The now-44-year-old who was pegged as the next Michael Jordan is sharing his experience to help other surgery patients as the US battles an addiction epidemic.
Billionaire Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says Trump needs to be able to 'take the blowback' after the president slams the NFL and NBA
Dallas Mavericks owner and businessman Mark Cuban said Donald Trump needs to be able to 'take the blowback' after the president criticized the NFL and Warriors star Steph Curry over the weekend.
'This guy that we put in charge has tried to divide us once again': LeBron explains why he called Trump a bum and says that he had to speak out when the president attacked rival Steph Curry and the sport he loves?
NBA superstar LeBron James posted a video to social media on Saturday calling for national unity while explaining that he called President Donald Trump a 'bum' earlier in the day.
'Going to the White House was a great honor until you showed up!' LeBron James sides with arch-rival Steph Curry as he blasts 'bum' Trump for withdrawing Golden State Warriors' invitation to visit?
LeBron James has defended his arch rival Steph Curry after?Donald Trump withdrew an invitation to?NBA champions Golden State Warriors to visit the White House.
'I don't want to go': NBA star Stephen Curry unsure if the reigning champion Warriors will visit President Donald Trump at the White House
The Golden State Warriors players and coaches will make a joint decision as to whether or not they'll visit President Donald Trump to celebrate their 2016-17 NBA Championship at the White House this season.
'Some of the comments make me cry with laughter': Wife of a Detroit Pistons star reveals she brushes off negative comments about their massive height difference and finds it funny that her husband is TWO FEET taller than her?
Milica Marjanovic is two feet shorter than 7-foot, three inch-tall husband, Detroit Pistons center Boban Marjanovic, 29. The Serbian's wife often makes fun of the height difference on social media.
Basketball's widening wealth gap: Nearly HALF of NBA teams were in the red last season despite the league's new $24 billion television rights deal
Nearly half of NBA teams reportedly lost money during the 2016-17 season despite the fact that NBA commissioner Adam Silver signed a nine-year, $24 billion TV deal in 2014.
Kevin Durant and Co launch new Nike NBA kits with special chip that allows fans to watch courtside footage and listen to their favourite stars' playlists... could this be the future for the Premier League?
CHRIS YOUNG IN LOS ANGELES: A new technological innovation has been unveiled which is more than likely to find its way into football and the Premier League sooner than later.
NBA MVP Kevin Durant on beating the boo boys after leaving Oklahoma: 'Imagine not going somewhere that's going to help you grow because you're worried about someone you don't even know. That's not toughness to me'
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY CHRIS YOUNG: All the vitriol on social media, the flak on the court and a hate-fuelled return to Oklahoma City Thunder, was eventually confined to meagre white noise.
Zach Randolph AVOIDS jail: NBA All-Star agrees to community service after being charged with marijuana possession and resisting arrest at a Los Angeles housing project
Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph avoided jail time and was sentenced to community service on Wednesday after being charged with marijuana possession and resisting arrest.
Floyd Mayweather posts throwback basketball picture as American continues to enjoy break following victory over Conor McGregor
The American, who is still celebrating his 10th round victory over Conor McGregor in Las Vegas, captioned his post: '#FLASHBACKFRIDAY...My 5th grade basketball team.'
NBA star Blake Griffin 'split with fiancee Brynn Cameron in July'...weeks before spending time with Kendall Jenner
He's been spotted with Kendall Jenner on multiple occasions. The professional basketball player, 28, parted ways with his fiancee Brynn Cameron in July, according to US Weekly.
NBA star James Harden has become the latest in a long line of celebrities and sports figures to donate to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
'I laugh at people promoting socialism now': Basketball superstar Andrew Bogut says his family's escape from communist oppression drives his love of free speech and suspicion of left-wing pro-minority politics
Australia's biggest ever basketball export Andrew Bogut says his family's flight from communist Yugoslavia made him hate socialism and restrictions on free speech.
The ultimate pad to put your feet up! NBA star Nick Young sells home where he cheated on ex-fiancée Iggy Azalea for $3.25million and it comes with its own guest house for storing his 500 pairs of sneakers
NBA star Nick Young sells the Los Angeles home he shared with his ex-fiancée Iggy Azalea for $3.2million, which is $200,000 less than he bought it for from Selena Gomez.
'I've never seen anything like it': NBA star Ben Simmons stuns the crowd as he fills in for a player at an amateur basketball game - effortlessly scoring 15 times in a row
NBA star and former number one draft pick Ben Simmons (pictured) has stunned locals by filling in for an amateur team in Melbourne on Monday night.
OLIVER HOLT: Malcolm Brogdon is only 24 years old and in his second year in the NBA but last week he sought out the spotlight to talk with great eloquence about race issues.
Randolph was taken into custody late Wednesday on suspicion of possessing marijuana with intent to sell after he was found with two pounds of marijuana in a 'large backpack'.
NBA star, 36, who just signed a $24m contract, is arrested with 2lbs of marijuana 'that he intended to sell in a Watts housing project'
Veteran NBA star forward Zach Randolph was arrested on a marijuana charge causing a crowd uprising and the destruction of five cop cars at a Los Angeles housing project on Wednesday
NBA announce the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers will contest the London game on January 11 at the O2
The NBA have officially announced that Eastern Conference rivals the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers will contest a regular season game at London's O2 Arena in 2018.
Ex-porn star Mia Khalifa, 24, tells NBA 2K18 video game boss he can 'touch her t*****s' if he ups Wizards player John Wall's rating?
Former porn star Mia Khalifa was outraged when her favorite player, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall only received a rating of 90 in the latest instalment of the NBA2k18 game.
Former Miami Heat player Willie Reed is arrested for domestic violence two weeks after signing $1.5million deal with the L.A. Clippers
The NBA star was taken into custody in Miami at 3.06am on Sunday morning on a bond of $1,500. He remained at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center at 11am.
EXCLUSIVE: Larsa and NBA legend Scottie Pippen's divorce is BACK ON two months after they told the judge they were reconciling
Retired NBA star Scottie Pippen and his reality TV star wife Larsa are still getting divorced, DailyMail.com can reveal. The couple wed in 1997 and split last October amid cheating rumors.
PICTURED: Basketball great Kobe Bryant makes rare appearance with new baby Bianka Bella and wife Vanessa in Italy
Kobe Bryant welcomed his daughter Bianka Bella with wife Vanessa in December. But since then the baby has not been seen much. The cute little girl was on display in Italy this week, however
Retirement suits him! Basketball icon Kobe Bryant goes shirtless to reveal buff physique on Italian vacation... one year after leaving LA Lakers
His years as a professional athlete are over. But Kobe Bryant looked on top of his game as he showcased his buff physique in a pair of swim trunks in Italy on Tuesday.
She means business! Beyonce is 'interested in buying a stake in the Houston Rockets' after moving to Los Angeles
She's said to be worth a cool $350million. And now Beyonce is looking to expand her business empire beyond the music world, reportedly considering investing in the NBA's Houston Rockets.
Barcelona duo Neymar and Luis Suarez mix it with the best of American sports as they pose for pictures with Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather
Barcelona have a habit of attracting the best stars in football. It turns out they can also attract the best from other sports, too as Neymar and Luis Suarez posed with some of the biggest names.
Paul Pogba meets Washington Wizards All-Star John Wall as?Manchester United continue US pre-season tour
Earlier this summer the Manchester United midfielder hung out with Toronto Raptors centre Serge Ibaka and in 2016 Pogba played in a pick-up game with Houston Rockets' Clint Capela.
Stephen Curry fires trick shot into open sunroof as NBA's Golden State Warriors star films car advert
Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry is known for his mazy dribbling skills during games, as well as his madcap celebrations as he supports team-mates from the sidelines.
Durant, named MVP in this year's NBA Finals, will be in New Delhi next Thursday to open two new basketball courts, funded by his charity foundation, and coach the country's top prospects.
Hall of Fame sportscaster Bob Wolff, who spent 78 years covering professional athletic events, dies aged 96 after failing to recover from a cold
Bob Wolff was the only sportscaster to call play-by-play of championships in all four major North American professional team sports. He died on Saturday night in his Nyack, New York, home.
EXCLUSIVE: NBA champion Steph Curry finds a buyer for his $3.2 million, 7,520 sq ft San Francisco mansion - with a kitchen approved by his Food Network star wife Ayesha?
Steph and wife Ayesha Curry found a buyer for their $3.2 million mansion in Walnut Creek, California. DailyMail.com has learned the 7,520 square foot home sat on the market for a year.
Manchester United pair Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba swap shirts with NBA superstar Draymond Green of Golden State Warriors
Swapping shirts is always a sign of respect between sportspeople - with Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba no different as they caught up with NBA superstar Draymond Green.
Draymond Green admits the Golden State Warriors' dominance is putting pressure on the rest of the NBA: 'Teams want to load up against us but we'll be just fine... we enjoy it'
Defensive Player of the Year Draymond Green believes the success of the Golden State Warriors has forced the rest of the league to try and 'close the gap' on the champions.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho meets a Warrior as Golden State star Draymond Green swaps jerseys at start of US Tour
There was a meeting of champions on Manchester United's pre-season tour of the United States on Monday as manager Jose Mourinho met up with NBA superstar Draymond Green.
NBA player who just signed $30 million contract is slammed by fans and his teammates for leaving bartender with a meager $14 tip after running a $487 bill
Andre Roberson, 25, attracted a barrage of critique on Twitter after a bartender in Austin,Texas, posted a picture of the bill. Roberson took to his Instagram page on Friday to defend himself
NBA No 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz hobbles out of?Philadelphia 76ers' summer league game with ankle injury
Fultz appeared to roll his ankle in the second half and was helped to the locker room by two team-mates. The 19-year-old landed awkwardly after attempting a block and was helped off court.
Paul Pogba trades jerseys with NBA star Serge Ibaka as the Manchester United midfielder relaxes on holiday
Paul Pogba has continued his luxurious summer holiday in the United States with a visit from NBA star Serge Ibaka. The two sports stars posed for photos after swapping jerseys.
Golden State Warriors re-sign Steph Curry to the largest contract in NBA history as more than ￡500m changes hands on day one of free agency
The 2017 NBA Playoffs were something of a foregone conclusion. The Golden State Warriors romped to their second title in three seasons, falling one game short of play-off perfection.
Stephen Curry has agreed to sign a $201 million deal with the reigning NBA champions Golden State Warriors, with the five year extension becoming the richest contract in league history.
Knicks star accused of choking a woman says she 'grabbed his private parts' and he is the 'real victim'
Shakaira Elaine Elie (right) is suing Knicks forward, Kyle O'Quinn (left) after claiming that he choked her, but in new court files released yesterday, Mr O'Quinn told a very different story.
Techincal foul! New York Knicks spell their super-star $7m draft recruit Frank Ntilikina's name wrong on his jersey
The team stitched 'Ntilikina' and not the appropriate 'Ntilinka and posted a photo of the Frenchman sitting tying his shoe while at practice.