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Shaq wishes he had a farewell tour like Kobe is getting

Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 6:20pm

Shaquille O'Neal has watched former teammate Kobe Bryant's farewell tour this season from afar. And even though Bryant hasn't been the consistently dynamic player he once was while playing for a Los Angeles Lakers team that is losing games by the bucketful, O'Neal couldn't help but be a little envious of the way Bryant has been able to say goodbye.

NBA All-Star MVP voting to include use of player emojis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 5:50pm

Voting for the NBA All-Star Game MVP will include Twitter — using emojis.

Suns' Booker replaces 76rs' Noel in Rising Stars Challenge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 3:20pm

Phoenix Suns rookie Devin Booker has replaced injured Philadelphia player Nerlens Noel on the U.S. team roster in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night.

Suns assign McRae to Bakersfield of D-League

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 3:10pm

The Phoenix Suns assigned guard Jordan McRae to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League on Thursday, and said he will play in the D-League All-Star Game on Saturday in Toronto.

Heat's Hassan Whiteside banned a game for throwing elbow

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 2:10pm

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside has been suspended one game without pay for his elbow to the head of San Antonio Spurs center Boban Marjanovic.

Hornets F Kidd-Gilchrist tears labrum in shoulder again

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 2:10pm

Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has torn the labrum in his right shoulder for a second time, possibly ending his season.

LeBron donates uniforms to Toronto-area school teams

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 1:20pm

LeBron James crossed the Canadian border to dish out an All-Star assist.

Purdue AD Burke announces plans to retire in July 2017

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 11:00am

Purdue University says athletic director Morgan Burke has announced plans to retire in July 2017.

Lillard scores 31 as surging Blazers beat Rockets 116-103

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 1:10am

The Houston Rockets are "broken," according to their coach and star player. The Portland Trail Blazers are in the middle of their best run of basketball all season.

Curry flirts with triple-double, Warriors top Suns 112-104

Bob Baum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 10:50pm

The Golden State-Phoenix mismatch wasn't the blowout most expected, just another routine Warriors victory.

Kobe, LeBron share court as Cavaliers beat Lakers 120-111

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 10:10pm

With 20,000 fans roaring, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James hugged and seemed to be in a world of their own.

Celtics rally late, overtake Clippers in overtime 139-134

Kyle Hightower, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 10:10pm

The way the Boston Celtics are scoring right now, they may want to try bottling a little of it before they leave for the All-Star break.

Teague, Horford lead Hawks over Bulls 113-90

Andrew Seligman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 10:00pm

Al Horford set the tone with a strong start and got plenty of help. More important, Atlanta hit the All-Star break on a winning note after two tough losses.

OKC Thunder assistant coach's wife dies after car accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 9:42pm

The wife of Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams died Wednesday evening at a hospital from injuries suffered in a car crash, police said.

Nuggets hold off short-handed Pistons 103-92

Noah Trister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 9:41pm

Will Barton lifted the Denver Nuggets with another impressive fourth quarter.

Hornets take advantage of Pacers' poor defense in 117-95 win

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 9:20pm

Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb got a chance to reminisce Wednesday night.

Cousins, Collison lead Kings past 76ers

Aaron Bracy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 9:10pm

The Sacramento Kings hope a win and some rest will help quiet the noise that has been surrounding the team lately.

Timberwolves come back from 18 down to stun Raptors, 117-112

Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 9:00pm

Karl-Anthony Towns had 35 points and 11 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves came back from 18 points down to stun the Toronto Raptors 117-112 on Wednesday night.

Grizzlies rout Nets in 1st game since Gasol's broken foot

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 9:00pm

A tough couple days gave way to an easy night for the Memphis Grizzlies.