Kobe Bryant fined $100,000 for gay slur

GREG BEACHAM AP 14.04.2011
Kobe Bryant fined $100,000 for gay slur

The NBA fined Kobe Bryant $100,000 on Wednesday for using a derogatory gay term in frustration over a referee's call.

NBA star Shaquille O'Neal sued for computer hacking, framing former employee

NBA veteran Shaquille O'Neal faces allegations that he hacked into a computer and destroyed email evidence in an attempt to frame a former employee, RadarOnline reported Wednesday.

BASKETBALL: Hong Kong's Love of the Game

by Ben Sin SLAM Online 14.05.2010
BASKETBALL: Hong Kong's Love of the Game

Last August, soon-to-be NBA superstar and youngest-scoring-champ ever Kevin Durant visited Hong Kong as part of the NBA Madness program. According to NBA Hong Kong marketing executive Venessa Chan, who was handling all of KD’s affairs in the forme...

Sparks center Lisa Leslie cleared to play

Mark Medina Los Angeles Times 04.08.2009

She resumes full-contact workouts, but Coach Michael Cooper isn't sure she'll be ready to play Tuesday against San Antonio.

In China, a Rocky Ascent for Basketball

DAN LEVIN The New York Times 23.07.2009

With 1.3 billion potential fans, China is increasingly seen as a financial promised land for N.B.A. stars through endorsement deals, and the league itself has established a robust organization here valued at $2 billion.

Mystics can't catch up with Fever's furor

Mike Fratto The Washington Times 22.07.2009

The Washington Mystics looked forward to Tuesday night's visit from the Eastern Conference-leading Indiana Fever as a measuring stick of their progress this season. What they found out is that they still have some growing to do.

Lakers-Lamar Odom talks produce mood swings

Broderick Turner Los Angeles Times 14.07.2009

The free agent says he's frustrated but hopeful a deal will get done despite lengthy negotiations, but Kupchak says he isn't as optimistic as he was. Rumors of interest from Miami swirl.

Lakers make the wrong move going with Ron Artest

Bill Plaschke Los Angeles Times 03.07.2009

The champs should have spent more time negotiating with Trevor Ariza and passed on the forward with a volatile past.


It is Parker's first since her maternity leave; she had a daughter, Lailaa, on May 13. Leslie, recovering from a knee sprain, is cleared to shoot but is not taking part in running drills.


The Houston Rockets team physician says the 7-foot-6 center could miss next season, and reports state that representatives are concerned Yao will never play again.

Candace Parker says she'll return to action within six weeks

Mark Medina Los Angeles Times 24.06.2009

The WNBA's MVP and rookie of the year from last season gave birth to her first child on May 13. She says she'll be practicing within two weeks.

More than 100,000 turn out for Lakers parade

Dan Whitcomb and Laura Isensee Reuters 18.06.2009

More than 100,000 joyous Lakers fans filled the streets of downtown Los Angeles and jammed the Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday for a parade marking the team's 15th NBA championship.

Athletes turn to Twitter to get their message out

Diane Pucin Los Angeles Times 18.06.2009

Whether it's breaking news by Kevin Love or an update from Shaq, the sports world has never been the same.

Rutgers Basketball Star to Turn Pro in Europe

GREG BISHOP BBC Sport 17.06.2009

Epiphanny Prince, a third-team all-American guard for Rutgers who once scored 113 points in a high school game, plans to skip her senior season and play basketball professionally in Europe before entering the 2010 W.N.B.A. draft.

He's letting the parade pass him by

T.J. Simers Los Angeles Times 17.06.2009

I have great news for the Lakers' mob, although I have to tell you I have not been fired yet, decided to move or died -- as some suggested might be the best course of action right now.

Lakers primed for another title run next year

Steve Ginsburg Reuters 16.06.2009

The Los Angeles Lakers basked in the glow of their 15th championship on Monday knowing that additional titles may be on the way.

Slow Start, but Lakers Win With the 3

HOWARD BECK The New York Times 12.06.2009

Experience is the Los Angeles Lakers’ calling card, their security blanket and, on nights like this, their protective sheen. It glistens on their fingertips when the air grows thick and nerves become raw.

Magic stun Lakers 108-104, trim deficit to 2-1

Steve Ginsburg Reuters 10.06.2009

The Orlando Magic stormed back into contention in the NBA Finals by knocking off the Los Angeles Lakers 108-104 on Tuesday, trimming the deficit in their best-of-seven series to 2-1.

Lakers need overtime but still take 2-0 lead

Mike Jones The New York Times 09.06.2009

Refusing to put much emphasis on the Orlando Magic's atrocious performance in their NBA Finals-opening blowout Thursday, the Los Angeles Lakers predicted Sunday's Game 2 would be much more of a challenge.

Lakers' Game 2 overtime win is a little over the top

Mike Bresnahan Los Angeles Times 08.06.2009

They dodge a bullet when Magic barely misfires on a lob pass at end of regulation, then persevere down the stretch to gain a 2-0 series lead in NBA Finals.

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