Kamala Harris visits Warriors’ Kerr, Curry, US Olympic basketball team

By TIM REYNOLDS | Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Vice President Kamala Harris was a surprise guest at the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team’s practice Tuesday, and her message was clear. “Bring back the gold,” Harris said. Harris — who flew to Las Vegas on Tuesday for campaign appearances — addressed the team briefly at … Read more

Toronto Raptors waiting on Sasha Vezenkov

By John Chidley-Hill The Canadian Press Posted July 8, 2024 4:55 pm 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri is willing to be patient with Sasha Vezenkov. The 28-year-old forward was traded from the Sacramento Kings to the Raptors on June 28 on the second day … Read more

NBA’s Jaylen Brown, ex-player Tacko Fall perform Umrah

Days after winning the National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP), Boston Celtics star wing Jaylen Brown, alongside former NBA star Tacko Fall, performed Umrah in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, on Monday, July 8. Brown and Fall performed the rituals of Umrah along with other team players. A photograph of players in an ihram, the garment worn … Read more

Raptors sign Barnes, Quickley to multi-year deals

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 8, 2024 10:16 am Updated July 8, 2024 10:22 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size TORONTO – All-star forward Scottie Barnes and point guard Immanuel Quickley have both officially re-signed with the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors announced that Barnes signed an extension … Read more

Raptors sign three 2024 draft picks

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 4, 2024 4:31 pm Updated July 4, 2024 4:54 pm 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size TORONTO – The Toronto Raptors have signed 2024 draft picks Ja’Kobe Walter, Jonathan Mogbo and Jamal Shead. The Raptors did not provide financial terms of the deals … Read more

Raptors draft Baylor guard Ja’Kobe Walter

TORONTO – Ja’Kobe Walter has never been to Canada, but when he arrives in Toronto he wants to make an immediate impact. Walter was drafted 19th overall by the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the NBA Draft on Wednesday. The six-foot-five, 195-pound guard from McKinney, Texas, said he had high expectations when he … Read more

The Father-Son Drama of LeBron and Bronny James

Two years ago, during All-Star weekend, LeBron James told a reporter that he would spend the final year of his career, whenever it arrived, playing on the same team as his son. “Wherever Bronny is at, that’s where I’ll be,” he said. At the time, Bronny, LeBron’s oldest son, was a junior in high school. … Read more

Boston Celtics win 2023-24 National Basketball Association championship

The Boston Celtics defeated the visiting Dallas Mavericks 106-88 to win the 2023-24 National Basketball Association championship Monday. Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 31 points, while teammate and fellow star Jaylen Brown, who was named the NBA Finals most valuable player, finished with 21 points. Boston won the best-of-seven series by a margin of … Read more

Caitlin Clark’s New Reality | The New Yorker

In early April, during the N.C.A.A. Final Four, ESPN’s “SportsCenter” host Scott Van Pelt asked Diana Taurasi, the legendary guard for the Phoenix Mercury, what was in store for this year’s highly anticipated rookie class when it reached the W.N.B.A. “Reality is coming,” Taurasi said. “You look superhuman playing against eighteen-year-olds, but you’re going to … Read more

NBA wants federal regulatory gambling framework

The NBA’s deputy commissioner and chief operating officer says the league wants a strong federal regulatory framework for legalized gambling in the United States. Mark Tatum made the comments on Wednesday, a day after a New York man was charged in a sports betting scandal that spurred the NBA to ban former Toronto Raptors centre … Read more