PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (AP) — Rookie Earvin “Magic” Johnson steps in and plays center for the injured Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in Game 6 of the NBA Finals with his Los Angeles Lakers holding a 3-2 series lead over the Philadelphia 76ers.
Timeline of the National Basketball Association during the 1980s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history and key moments off the court as the NBA celebrates its 75th season:
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dominique Wilkins of the Atlanta Hawks outduels rookie Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls in an epic slam dunk contest. Wilkins receives perfect scores on his last two dunks with the first bounced off the floor before slamming it through with the second a two-hand around-the-world dunk from the hip.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One man apparently fell to his death at a Phish concert in San Francisco Sunday night, about an hour before another man was injured in a separate fall.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday that police were investigating to determine what happened at the Chase Center indoor arena during a show by the popular American jam band.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dennis Murphy, a sports entrepreneur who co-founded professional leagues in basketball, hockey, tennis and roller hockey that featured innovations in marketing, rules and playing style, died Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Media company Sinclair Broadcasting Group is buying Fox's regional sports networks for $9...
Former president Barack Obama will be involved with an NBA-backed professional basketball league in Africa.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced the news at a press conference over the weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina during All-Star Weekend.
NEW YORK (AP) — Professional sports leagues, which once vehemently fought the prospect of legal sports betting, are now scrambling to get in on it...
First, came a workout for the Los Angeles Lakers. Then there was a trip to Boston and a workout with the Celtics. The next day involved a flight to Charlotte for a workout with the Hornets. Finally, there was a trip to Washington D.C.