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NBA -- Thompson's contract talks remain in limbo
By Sergio A. Muro, PhilBoxing.com, 13 Aug 2015
CHICAGO -- Several weeks after the annual free agency frenzy, Tristan Thompson remains a power forward without a new contract, which is puzzling considering how valuable he is to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
As Read full story
PhilBoxing gets invite to ESPN charity hoops (PHOTOS)
By Nicholai R. Roska, PhilBoxing.com, 12 Aug 2015
LOS ANGELES -- Television giant ESPN held a celebrity basketball game on the evening of August 7 to honor the late sportscaster Stuart Scott.
The friendly hoops tiff, which benefitted the Stuart Soctt Memorial Cancer Read full story
NBA -- Delly stays open in Cleveland
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 29 Jul 2015
CHICAGO -- After weeks of negotiating for a new deal, restricted free agent Matthew Dellavedova has agreed to stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers for a one-year qualifying offer worth $1.2 million, according to ESPN.
If he can perform w Read full story
NBA -- Hawks hope that new pieces will blunt Carroll's departure
By Michael Smith, PhilBoxing.com, 29 Jul 2015
ATLANTA -- Thee Atlanta Hawks suffered a major blow during this offseason when forward DeMarre Carroll, a key figure in last season's surprising success, left the team to sign a lucrative four-year, $60 millio Read full story
My interview with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Jul 2015
CHICAGO -- With a net worth of $3 billion, Mark Cuban is the 603rd richest man in the planet, according to Forbes.com
The 56-year old business mogul makes money in his sleep. He is the chairman of AXS TV and he owns Landmark Theaters. Read full story
NBA Summer League -- Spurs shade Suns, 93-90, to win title
By Phil Hatzitheodorou, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Jul 2015
CHICAGO -- Collecting championships is a way of life in San Antonio. And so Monday night in Las Vegas, the Spurs added a Summer League title to their impressive collection.
Jonathan Simmons, who also walked away with the Read full story
NBA Summer League -- Blue Devils battle it out in Las Vegas
By Adeline Deladisma, PhilBoxing.com, 21 Jul 2015
LAS VEGAS -- In front of a buzzing Cox Pavilion at the Samsung Las Vegas Summer League, two defending champions faced off against one another. There were no Warriors in sight, but LeBron James was there to represent. Read full story
NBA -- Russian giant set to join Cavs?
By Nico R. Occidental, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Jul 2015
WASHINGTON -- If things fall nicely into place as anticipated, the Cleveland Cavaliers will get a significant upgrade in the center position.
According to multiple reports, the Cavaliers, who have been busy as a Read full story
NBA -- Mavs ink Barea to four-year, $16 million deal
By John Aldwin Mahipos, PhilBoxing.com, 17 Jul 2015
CHICAGO -- Spurned by All-Star center DeAndre Jordan, who broke his verbal commitment to come to Dallas and opted instead to return to the L.A. Clippers, the Mavericks continue to move.
After signing Wes Matthews and D Read full story
NBA Summer League -- Mavs bounce Lakers, 88-86
By Juvie Cabigon, PhilBoxing.com, 17 Jul 2015
LAS VEGAS -- The Dallas Mavericks are through to the second round of the 2015 NBA Summer League after squeaking out a thrilling 88-86 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, 88-86, at the Thomas and Mack Center.
Ma Read full story
NBA Summer League -- Bobby Ray Parks Jr draws praise from Mark Cuban
By Juvie Cabigon, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Jul 2015
Bobby Ray Parks.
LAS VEGAS -- Even though his Summer League play with the Dallas Mavericks isn't leading off to a spectacular start, Bobby Parks Jr's quest to make it to the NBA is still a very attainable dream.
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NBA -- Spurs win Aldridge lottery, Jordan bolts Clippers
By Eugene Nepangue, PhilBoxing.com, 06 Jul 2015
CHARLOTTE -- Courted by several teams, including Portland where he spent the first nine years of his NBA career, free agent LaMarcus Aldridge thought long and hard and decided to become a San Antonio Spur.
"I'm h Read full story
NBA Free Agency -- Davis agrees to $145 million deal, Love stays with Cavs
By Eugene Nepangue, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Jul 2015
CHARLOTTE -- The NBA's 2015 free agency season officially began on July 1 and the New Orleans Pelicans wasted no time to keep Anthony Davis with the team long term
According to multiple reports, including ESPN Read full story
WOLVES GET TOWNS AS NBA NO. 1 PICK; LAKERS PICK RUSSELL AT NO. 2
By Rex Alba, PhilBoxing.com, 26 Jun 2015
BROOKLYN -- With the No.1 pick in the 2015 NBA draft the Minnesota Timberwolves selected Karl Anthony-Towns on Thursday night at the Barclays Center.
The 6-foot-11, 248-pound Anthony-Towns will join a Wolves team that fini Read full story
NBA -- Top draft picks talk to the media (PHOTOS)
By Rex Alba, PhilBoxing.com, 26 Jun 2015
BROOKLYN -- Ahead of today's NBA draft at the Barclays Center in New York, the top prospects spoke to credentialed reporters yesterday during the media availability session.
Karl Anthony Towns of the University of Kentucky Read full story
Postscript to the 2015 NBA Finals (PHOTOS)
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Jun 2015
CHICAGO -- Like the 11 other NBA Finals that I have covered on-site, last week's just-concluded 2015 championships was a thing of beauty, one that left indelible memories to last a lifetime.
LeBron James turned out t Read full story
NBA -- Bulls' Gibson out for four months
By Anthony Rozic, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Jun 2015
CHICAGO -- Taj Gibson will be sidelined for at least four months after undergoing "arthroscopy and repair of the ankle," the Chicago Bulls said in a press statement.
The 6-foot-9, 230-pound Gibson was treated by Dr. David Porter Read full story
STEPHEN CURRY CAN DO ALL THINGS
By Reni M. Valenzuela, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Jun 2015
But why is he admired except by atheists?
The Golden State Warriors did more than winning the NBA championship. They won souls for Jesus Christ and continue to capture imaginations with their bold faith and performance par e Read full story
NBA -- Warriors romp over Cavs was most-watched Finals since '98
By Adeline Deladisma, PhilBoxing.com, 19 Jun 2015
CLEVELAND -- It wasn't quite Jordan-esque.
But the just concluded 2015 NBA Finals proved to be a ratings bonanza for ABC-TV, which owned the broadcast rights for the world's premier pro basketball event.
According to a r Read full story
Warriors win NBA title, down LeBron, Cavs 105-97 in Game 6
By Associated Press, Yahoo! Sports, 17 Jun 2015
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Revived by a fresh-faced shooting superstar and a first-year coach who made them believe, the Golden State Warriors again reign supreme.
Their 40-year NBA championship drought is finally over.
A half century of misery in Cleveland drags on. LeBron James just didn't have enoug Read full story