Minnesota's LaVine wins thrilling NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest

Montreal (AFP) - Minnesota Timberwolves forward Zach LaVine earned a second straight NBA All-Star Slam Dunk title in Toronto in a scintillating showdown with Orlando's Aaron Gordon.

Simmons' LSU score important win

Ben Simmons showed frustration at times with LSU teammates when they failed to pass him the ball in the team's victory.


Shaq, Iverson named among 14 Hall of Fame finalists

Montreal (AFP) - Four-time NBA champion Shaquille O'Neal and four-time NBA scoring champion Allen Iverson were among 14 finalists for 2016 induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame announced Friday …


Kobe makes All-Star farewell among those he inspired

Montreal (AFP) - Kobe Bryant makes his 18th and final NBA All-Star Game appearance Sunday in Toronto, with the Los Angeles Lakers legend surrounded by a new generation of playmakers he inspired to …


NBA Heat's Whiteside banned one game for elbowing

New York (AFP) - Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside, the NBA's top shot blocker, has been suspended one game without pay for elbowing San Antonio Spurs center Boban Marjanovic, the league announced …