LAS VEGAS (AP) — Here’s what happened in the first few seconds of this year’s NBA Summer League: Amid the squeaking of sneakers, and the noise generated by the people filling just about every lower-bowl seat in the arena, one voice could still be clearly heard.
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
— Adam Sandler, long a pick-up player, channels his affection for basketball into Jeremiah Zagar's “Hustle," debuting Friday on Netflix.
DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — Davidson junior forward Hyunjung Lee grew up in South Korea watching the Korean Basketball League.
It wasn't until he turned 15 that Lee had his first opportunity to watch Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and the then-world champion Golden State Warriors on TV for the first time when his perspective changed on how the game of basketball is played at the next level.
Kelsey Mitchell, Lexie Brown and Mercedes Russell were the latest three WNBA players to sign up for the inaugural Athletes Unlimited Basketball season.
There's 11 players in the WNBA last season among the 44 players who will compete in the player-run league that begins Jan.
NEW YORK (AP) — Herb Turetzky retired Thursday after spending 54 years as the official scorer of the Nets franchise in two leagues and two states.
The only scorer in franchise history, Turetzky worked more than 2,200 games, earning a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for most professional basketball games scored.
NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Gillen, Len Elmore and Nancy Lieberman will be this year’s recipients of the Joe Lapchick Character Award.
Gillen helped the Xavier Musketeers to the NCAA Tournament seven times and won 202 games.
BEIJING (AP) — China suspended flights and trains, canceled professional basketball league games and announced mass coronavirus testing in Wuhan, as widening outbreaks of the delta variant reached the city where the disease was first detected in late 2019.
NEW YORK (AP) — The sister of former NBA player Sebastian Telfair was sentenced Friday to two years of probation and 100 hours of community service for threatening a woman who testified against him at his New York City gun possession trial.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike is already one of the busiest athletes in professional sports but the multifaceted basketball player and radio host added another accomplishment during the offseason...
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Steve McKean, a San Jose State University graduate who was a pioneering professional basketball player in New Zealand and later coach of the New Zealand men’s team, has died...
NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony's life story includes a great deal besides basketball.
The 10-time NBA All-Star has a memoir coming out Sept...
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Former Florida State center Michael Ojo died on Friday after collapsing during training in Serbia, his former team Red Star Belgrade said...
ATLANTA (AP) — If basketball icon LeBron James gets his way, NBA arenas and other sports venues around the country will be mega polling sites for the November general election...
MADRID (AP) — Spain is next to start playing professional basketball amid the coronavirus pandemic using a “bubble” format similar to the one planned by the NBA.
Spain’s main league, considered one of the world's best outside of the NBA, will resume Wednesday with the launch of a 12-team tournament playing in a single venue in the eastern city of Valencia.
NEW YORK (AP) — Leon Rose has spent years as one of the NBA's most powerful agents.
Now he will try to turn around one of its weakest franchises...
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.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Newly released police video of the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown show one officer stepping on Brown's ankle while he was handcuffed on the ground and others discussing the potential backlash of taking down a black professional basketball player...
P.J. Dozier said after he was bypassed in the NBA Draft that he wasn’t through. But a stint in the Los Angeles Lakers’ summer league where he sprained an ankle and was held to two games hinted that his stateside professional basketball options weren’t good.