Feb 15, 2013 13:53 EST
Nine-time NBA All-Star Gary Payton and six-time NBA All-Star Mitch Richmond were among 12 finalist nominees named on Friday for induction this year into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Jul 15, 2012 17:10 EDT
Reigning NBA rookie of the year Kyrie Irving broke his right hand Saturday while practising with the Cleveland Cavaliers' summer league squad.
May 16, 2012 17:43 EDT
Retired NBA superstar Larry Bird was named the NBA Executive of the Year on Wednesday, becoming the first to complete a treble sweep of top awards for players, coaches and front office leaders.
Jan 16, 2012 13:12 EST
(Reuters) - NBA All-Stars LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard are among the 20 players who will compete for selection for the U.S. men's basketball Olympic team, USA Basketball said on Monday.
Dec 21, 2011 12:39 EST
(Reuters) - Fans of the Dallas Mavericks may find themselves wondering who all the new faces are when the team raises their championship banner to the rafters on Christmas Day as the curtain goes up on a shortened National Basketball Association (NBA) season.
Dec 11, 2011 00:30 EST
Three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year Dwight Howard confirmed he had formally asked the Orlando Magic to trade him.
Aug 01, 2010 02:37 EDT
Police video shows NBA Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans going 120-130 mph on California highway. The basketball court isn't the only place where Sacramento Kings player Tyreke Evans apparently likes to move fast.
Jun 25, 2010 00:20 EDT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The success-starved Washington Wizards selected John Wall with the first overall pick in the NBA Draft Thursday, the dazzling point guard one of a record five Kentucky players taken in the first round.
Apr 29, 2010 22:27 EDT
Sacramento's Tyreke Evans beats out Curry, Jennings to win NBA Rookie of the Year award. Tyreke Evans has won hundreds of trophies in his young basketball career and many of them seem to have lost an arm, a basketball or some other piece in his mother's care.
Apr 27, 2010 19:24 EDT
Hawks guard Jamal Crawford wins NBA Sixth Man of the Year award. Jamal Crawford already got what he wanted most ? a trip to the playoffs.
Apr 09, 2010 23:34 EDT
Ohio State's Evan Turner wins Wooden Award as top college basketball player. Ohio State's Evan Turner won the John R. Wooden Award, claiming yet another trophy as the nation's top basketball player.
Apr 07, 2010 17:33 EDT
AP Player of Year Evan Turner of Ohio St says he'll give up senior season to enter NBA draft. After collecting almost every national player of the year honor, Ohio State's Evan Turner is skipping his senior season to test himself in the NBA.
Apr 03, 2010 17:07 EDT
Connecticut's Tina Charles is selected AP college basketball Player of the Year. Connecticut senior Tina Charles is the runaway choice as The Associated Press' women's college basketball player of the year.
Apr 02, 2010 14:32 EDT
Ohio State's Evan Turner is selected AP's college basketball Player of the Year. Ohio State junior swingman Evan Turner is the runaway choice as The Associated Press' college basketball player of the year.
Oct 01, 2009 15:54 EDT
Atlanta's Angel McCoughtry wins NBA rookie of the year. Atlanta Dream forward Angel McCoughtry is the WNBA's rookie of the year.
May 12, 2009 15:45 EDT
Pacers F Danny Granger wins NBA's Most Improved Player award after 1st All-Star season. Danny Granger told a storybook tale of how he learned he'd been selected the NBA's Most Improved Player.
May 03, 2009 15:16 EDT
Denver Nuggets' Mark Warkentien selected as NBA executive of the year. Nuggets vice president of basketball operations Mark Warkentien has been named the NBA's executive of the year.
Apr 23, 2009 20:00 EDT
Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry was named the winner of the National Basketball Association's sixth man award on Friday for being the league's top reserve player.
Apr 23, 2009 06:00 EDT
Chicago's Derrick Rose named NBA rookie of the year after point guard leads Bulls to playoffs. Derrick Rose, who led his hometown Bulls to the playoffs and restored hope to a franchise in disarray, was the runaway pick as the NBA's rookie of the year. Rose became the third Bulls player to win the award Wednesday, joining Michael Jordan and Elton Brand.
Apr 04, 2009 16:38 EDT
Connecticut's Maya Moore is selected AP's player of the year in women's college basketball. Connecticut sophomore Maya Moore is the runaway choice as The Associated Press' college basketball player of the year.