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Warriors Move to San Francisco: Fans heartbroken at the Oracle

Golden State’s surge to success and stardom after decades as an NBA doormat, and the Bay Area’s rapidly shifting economic landscape amid a tech boom — intersected Tuesday. The Warriors announced Jan. 17 as the official ground-breaking date for a brand new arena in San Francisco, following 40-plus years of being based across the …

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Kyrie Irving and Questlove make basketball music in hypnotic new Nike Ad

That combination is the crux of a very cool new Nike ad, which features the Cleveland Cavaliers star and the hip-hop legend making music together. Questlove plays his typical drum kit — but some rhythmic dribbling from Irving lends quite the creative twist. Source: Mashable

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Josh Reeves passes on basketball bug

Josh Reeves is the first of five nominees for the 2016 Taranaki Daily News Person of the Year award.  Josh Reeves wants to spread the basketball bug and train up young Taranaki players for their shot at the big time.But he’s not in it for the money. Reeves, 27, is about making basketball available to …

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Why is a family making a full-court press to get daughter on boys’ basketball team?

As a sixth-grader last year, Sydney Phillips earned a spot on the girl’s basketball team at St. Theresa’s School in Kenilworth. By the end of the season, she was picked as an all-star player. This year, however, Phillips learned in October that St. Theresa’s was dropping the team because not enough …

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Kyrie Irving passes for career high in assists, joins LeBron to power Cavs past Bucks, 113-102

Cavs’ two best players outgunned the Milwaukee Bucks’ best two Wednesday and now have won eight of their last nine games. Kyrie Irving scored 31 points and passed for a career-high 13 assists, while LeBron James scored 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the Cavs’ 113-102 victory for their …

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NBA rookie dunks on LeBron James and Kyrie Irving and it’s just too Good!

Malcolm Brogdon, an NBA rookie dunked all up on star Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving — then he one-upped himself by throwing down a reverse jam over none other than LeBron James. That’s right: The rookie dunked on the two best players from the defending NBA champs in the same damn game. …

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Memphis Kings youth basketball gives gifts to 200 kids

About 200 children got to meet Santa Claus and get their gifts from him that same night, thanks to a Christmas party hosted by the Memphis Kings Saturday. The non-profit youth basketball organization and mentoring program has done this for the last six years, and the number of kids served has grown each …

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This ‘moment of joy’ was a touching alternative to the moment of silence

After beloved NBA reporter Craig Sager died and left a gaping hole in the basketball universe, he was honored Thursday night in utterly perfect fashion. Just before tipoff of a national televised game between the Warriors and Knicks, Warriors coach Steve Kerr addressed the crowd with a  a moving tribute — and …

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Kevin Love: Cleveland Cavaliers forward sets new NBA record

Kevin Love set an NBA record by scoring 34 first-quarter points as Cleveland Cavaliers beat Portland 137-125. The 28-year-old three-time All Star’s tally included eight three-pointers and was three points shy of the record from a player in any quarter. “I made my first couple shots and it was on …

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