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NBA Hall of Famer Jerry West Dies at 86
NBA Hall of Famer
Jerry West Dies at 86
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NBA Hall of Famer Jerry West Dies at 86

Former Laker had been selected 3 times to HOF, was considered the basis for NBA logo

(Newser) - Jerry West, who was selected to the Basketball Hall of Fame three times in a storied career as a player and executive, and whose silhouette is considered to be the basis of the NBA logo, died Wednesday morning, the Los Angeles Clippers announced. He was 86. West, nicknamed "Mr....

Angel Reese on Caitlin Clark: Sure, I'll Play the Villain

WNBA rivals back in the spotlight after a hard foul

(Newser) - Caitlin Clark was a big topic of conversation even before she entered the WNBA, of course, but the recent hard foul she took from an opposing player seems to have put things into overdrive. And much of the conversation centers on race:
  • Analyst apologizes: ESPN's Pat McAfee tweeted
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Angel Reese's Mom Defends WNBA Star's Tweet

Post that some think was a jab at Caitlin Clark has since been deleted

(Newser) - Angel Reese celebrated the Chicago Sky's win this week over the New York Liberty with a tweet—but it's one that some suspect was a jab at fellow WNBA star Caitlin Clark. USA Today reports that after Thursday's game, Reese posted the following: "[A]nd that's...

WNBA Announces First Franchise Outside US

It's going to Toronto

(Newser) - Toronto has been awarded the WNBA's first franchise outside the United States, with the expansion team set to begin play in 2026. The team will be owned by Larry Tanenbaum-led Kilmer Sports Ventures. Tanenbaum also is the chairman and a minority owner of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, which...

Mom Says Son Tried to Get NBA Autograph, Got Run Over Instead

Tamaria McRae sues Hornets guard LaMelo Ball after she says Ball ran over son's foot in Charlotte

(Newser) - A young basketball fan was injured while seeking an autograph from one of his favorite NBA players, and now his mom is suing. ESPN reports that Tamaria McRae filed her complaint Tuesday in North Carolina against the Charlotte Hornets and guard LaMelo Ball, alleging that Ball hit her now-12-year-old son,...

NBA Star Gives Minnesota a New 3-Word Slogan

'Bring ya ass,' advises Anthony Edwards in a viral clip

(Newser) - It's not that "Find Your True North" isn't a fine tourism slogan . It's just that the NBA's Anthony Edwards has Minnesotans thinking about a three-word alternative: "Bring ya ass." The Minnesota Timberwolves star inadvertently created a viral sensation when talking with NBA TV...

Here's How Caitlin Clark's WNBA Debut Went
Here's How
Caitlin Clark's
WNBA Debut Went
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Here's How Caitlin Clark's WNBA Debut Went

More than 2M people watched it

(Newser) - Caitlin Clark's WNBA debut was viewed by 2.1 million people, setting a viewership record for the league's history across ESPN's platforms, the network said in a statement . "The Indiana Fever at Connecticut Sun season opener ... was the most-watched WNBA game on ESPN platforms ever (regular...

Price to See Caitlin Clark's WNBA Debut: Up to $22K
Price to See Caitlin Clark's
WNBA Debut: Up to $22K
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Price to See Caitlin Clark's WNBA Debut: Up to $22K

'It's without a doubt the most-hyped WNBA opener for a single team in league history'

(Newser) - Caitlin Clark's first regular-season WNBA game will see the No. 1 overall draft pick and the Indiana Fever face off against the Connecticut Sun on Tuesday. But if you want to see the action in person, you'll have to pay up.
  • 'Sky-high' ticket prices: The average price
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Police Are Investigating Bucks Player's Clash With Fans
Beverley Suspended Over
Ball-Throwing Incident
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Beverley Suspended Over Ball-Throwing Incident

Bucks guard is also being punished for 'inappropriate interaction with a reporter'

(Newser) - The NBA says Milwaukee Bucks guard Patrick Beverley has been hit with a four-game suspension for "forcefully throwing a basketball multiple times at spectators and an inappropriate interaction with a reporter during media availability." Indianapolis police are investigating the ball-throwing incident, which happened during the Bucks' Game 6...

After Cringey Comment, Star Reporter Won't Be at Clark Games

Gregg Doyel will be covering Indiana Fever from home after encounter with Caitlin Clark at presser

(Newser) - A cringey encounter last month between No. 1 WNBA draft pick (and now Indiana Fever player) Caitlin Clark and a reporter from the Indianapolis Star has now led to that reporter being banned from covering the Fever's games or other team events in person. "Indianapolis Star sports columnist...

Clark Makes WNBA Debut: 'You Couldn't Ask for a Better Game'

New guard for Indiana Fever scored 21 points against Dallas Wings in exhibition match

(Newser) - More than three hours before Caitlin Clark made her WNBA debut with the Indiana Fever in a preseason game against the Dallas Wings in Arlington, Texas, on Friday night, some fans among the sellout crowd were lined up outside the arena dressed in No. 22 University of Iowa jerseys. And...

Sources Say NBC Willing to Pay $2.5B a Year for NBA Rights

NBC reportedly planning to bid for the rights TNT currently has

(Newser) - Sources tell the Wall Street Journal NBCUniversal is preparing a massive bid to snatch NBA rights from TNT, which is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery. NBCUniversal is reportedly planning to offer about $2.5 billion per year for a package that would include playoff and regular season games airing on...

NBA Bans Raptors Player Jontay Porter for Life

League says he bet on games, shared health information with NBA bettor

(Newser) - Toronto Raptors forward Jontay Porter's NBA career came to an abrupt end on Wednesday. The 24-year-old was banned for life for breaking gaming rules, NBC News reports. In a news release , the league said an investigation found that Porter "violated league rules by disclosing confidential information to sports...

Caitlin Clark Goes No. 1, Won't Be Taking a Pay Cut

As multiple outlets explain, her sponsorship deals stay with her

(Newser) - As expected , Caitlin Clark was the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft Monday night, going to the Indiana Fever. Yahoo Sports has the full list of draft picks; another big name, Angel Reese of LSU, was the No. 7 pick and will head to the Chicago Sky. As...

Caitlin Clark Is About to Make a Childhood Dream Come True

Iowa star is set to be drafted by WNBA's Indiana Fever on Monday night

(Newser) - In elementary school, Caitlin Clark wrote down a list of her goals that included playing in the WNBA one day. That dream will become a reality Monday night when Clark is expected to be taken first by the Indiana Fever in the WNBA draft. Her mom, Anne, still has the...

Rapper Ice Cube Dangles $5M Deal in Front of Clark

He wants her to play for his Big3 league, reportedly won't stop her from playing in WNBA, too

(Newser) - Caitlin Clark has been smashing record after record this year, and she may be on the cusp of breaking another. TMZ Sports reported Wednesday that the Iowa Hawkeyes basketball star now has a $5 million offer in front of her to play for Ice Cube's Big3 league , which would...

NBA Star Makes 'Money' Sign at Ref, Must Pay Big Time

Rudy Gobert of the Timberwolves fined $100K after his gesture

(Newser) - The NBA fined Minnesota center Rudy Gobert $100,000 on Sunday, reports the AP , two days after he implied that referee Scott Foster wasn't calling games fairly and further suggested that gambling is having a detrimental impact on the outcome of games. The fine is the maximum that the...

Futuristic Basketball Sells Out—Despite $2.5K Price Tag

Wilson's Airless Gen1 is 3D printed

(Newser) - If you were wowed by former President Trump's $399 limited-edition gold lamé high-tops selling out in just hours , brace yourself. Business Insider reports on another limited-edition success story: Wilson's Airless Gen1 . It's a 3D printed basketball that's covered in hundreds of hexagonal holes, meaning air passes...

NBA Player Arrested After Pregame Fight

Isaiah Stewart of Detroit Pistons was charged with punching Phoenix Suns player Drew Eubanks

(Newser) - Detroit Pistons forward Isaiah Stewart was arrested after things got ugly in the parking lot before the Pistons game against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. Phoenix police say Stewart was arrested for assault after an argument escalated and he punched Suns forward Drew Eubanks in the face, CNN reports. Officers...

Height That Helped His NBA Career Now Threatens His Life

Ex-Pacer Scot Pollard, who was also on 'Survivor,' awaits heart transplant from a patient his size

(Newser) - At 6-foot-11, Scot Pollard's size helped him play more than a decade in the NBA, earning him a championship ring with the 2008 Boston Celtics. Now it may be killing him. Pollard needs a heart transplant, an already dire predicament that's made more difficult by the fact so...

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