Associated Press Sep 20, 2023, 03:51 PM ET CLEVELAND — Body camera footage of Cavaliers executive Koby Altman undergoing field sobriety tests shows him being told by officers that he nearly caused an accident last week before he was arrested and charged with driving while impaired. On Wednesday, the Cavaliers issued a new statement about
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Dave McMenamin, ESPN Staff WriterSep 20, 2023, 08:08 AM ET Close Lakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09. MINUTES AFTER THE congregation of basketball players ranging from NBA All-Stars to pro prospects to gym
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Associated Press Sep 19, 2023, 06:17 AM ET PARIS — Victor Wembanyama will be aiming for the gold medal with France at the Paris Olympics. The San Antonio Spurs rookie on Tuesday reaffirmed his commitment to France’s national squad at the Summer Games next year in his home country. “Performing well at the Olympics would
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Sep 18, 2023, 06:57 PM ET Free agent guard/forward Kelly Oubre Jr. is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Oubre could get significant opportunity on the wing with the uncertainty around James Harden, who has requested a trade out of Philadelphia. The Sixers lost Georges Niang,
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Associated Press Sep 16, 2023, 01:12 PM ET DALLAS — Markieff Morris, the other player in the trade that brought Kyrie Irving to Dallas from Brooklyn, is re-signing with the Mavericks. The return of Morris was announced Saturday, a little more than two months after Irving agreed to stay with the Mavericks on a three-year,
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Sep 16, 2023, 12:04 PM ET Cleveland Cavaliers president of basketball operations Koby Altman was arrested Friday night and charged with operating a vehicle while impaired. Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers stopped Altman just before 9 p.m. in Cleveland. He was charged with “committing a marked lanes violation and OVI.” “Troopers initiated a traffic stop
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Sep 15, 2023, 03:05 PM ET The Washington Wizards are re-signing veteran forward Taj Gibson to a one-year, $3.2 million contract. Agent Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports confirmed the 38-year-old free agent’s plans with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Friday. The team announced the deal later in the day. “Taj has earned his reputation as a
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Associated Press Sep 15, 2023, 08:51 AM ET USA Basketball is back atop the FIBA men’s world rankings, even after failing to medal at the World Cup. The Americans flipped spots with Spain for No. 1 in the world in the updated rankings that were released Friday, reclaiming the top spot that they lost late
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Dave McMenamin, ESPN Staff WriterSep 15, 2023, 10:06 AM ET Close Lakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09. LOS ANGELES — Jarred Vanderbilt has agreed to a four-year, $48 million extension with the Lakers,
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Brian Windhorst, ESPN Senior WriterSep 14, 2023, 08:18 PM ET Close ESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books The Phoenix Suns are giving fans free television antennas to help them watch their games, which largely will be shown locally on over-the-air stations starting this season. Last spring,
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Myron Medcalf, ESPN Staff WriterSep 8, 2023, 09:00 AM ET Close Covers college basketball Joined ESPN.com in 2011 Graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato The men’s college basketball offseason offers an opportunity to reflect not just on the previous season, but examine the nostalgic moments throughout the history of the game. But sometimes those conversations
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Sep 14, 2023, 02:14 AM ET Brandon Hunter, who played briefly for the Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic, died Tuesday at age 42. His mother-in-law, Carolyn Cliett, said he collapsed while doing hot yoga in Orlando, but no cause of death was announced. “It was hot yoga, and he did it regularly,” she told NBC
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Adrian Wojnarowski, Senior NBA InsiderSep 13, 2023, 12:37 PM ET Close Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 The NBA Board of Governors on Wednesday voted to approve new rules strengthening resting policy rules and punishments for star players that include national TV games, in-season tournament games and sitting out multiple All-Stars together
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Tim MacMahon, ESPN Staff WriterSep 12, 2023, 05:43 PM ET Close Joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009 Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks Appears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM Oklahoma City has finalized plans to build a new downtown arena for the Thunder, the city announced Tuesday. The Thunder have committed to play in
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Associated Press Sep 12, 2023, 12:34 PM ET NEW YORK — Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr.’s alleged attack on his girlfriend at a New York City hotel left the woman with a fractured neck vertebrae and a cut above her right eye, prosecutors revealed at his arraignment Tuesday. Porter, 23, is charged with felony
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Adrian Wojnarowski, Senior NBA InsiderSep 11, 2023, 02:09 PM ET Close Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 The San Antonio Spurs are waiving veteran guard Cameron Payne, clearing the way for him to join a contending team that can offer him a larger role, sources told ESPN on Monday. Should Payne clears
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Tim MacMahon, ESPN Staff WriterSep 11, 2023, 01:52 PM ET Close Joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009 Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks Appears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. was arrested on charges of assault and strangulation after an incident at a New York hotel Monday morning, a
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Brian Windhorst, ESPN Senior WriterSep 11, 2023, 10:13 AM ET Close ESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books There is robust interest from NBA superstars, including past gold-medal winners LeBron James and Anthony Davis, to join USA Basketball for the 2024 Paris Games, with Stephen Curry also
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Brian Windhorst, ESPN Senior WriterSep 10, 2023, 11:00 AM ET Close ESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books MANILA, Philippines — Four years ago, German basketball wasn’t in the best place. Dirk Nowitzki had retired; they missed the Olympics altogether in 2016 and at the last FIBA
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Adrian Wojnarowski, Senior NBA InsiderSep 10, 2023, 05:58 PM ET Close Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 Free-agent center Boban Marjanovic has agreed to a one-year contract to return to the Houston Rockets, Mike Lindeman and Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports Management told ESPN on Sunday. Marjanovic — one of the most
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Brian Windhorst, ESPN Senior WriterSep 10, 2023, 06:55 AM ET Close ESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books MANILA, Philippines — An NBA game broke out at the FIBA World Cup on Sunday, with Team USA and Team Canada falling into the high-octane, free-flowing, star vs. star
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Associated Press Sep 9, 2023, 07:37 AM ET MANILA, Philippines — Luka Doncic ended his summer schedule with a win. Doncic, the Dallas Mavericks star, finished with 29 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists as Slovenia topped Italy 89-85 on Saturday in the seventh-place game at the Basketball World Cup. Mike Tobey scored 12 points
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Brian Windhorst, ESPN Senior WriterSep 9, 2023, 05:01 PM ET Close ESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books MANILA, Philippines — The basketball talent that came to the Philippines probably won’t compare to next year’s Paris Olympics. Having said that, the competition level at the 2023 FIBA
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Brian Windhorst, ESPN Senior WriterSep 9, 2023, 06:15 AM ET Close ESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books MANILA, Philippines — In a game years in the making, Team USA and Team Canada are finally playing for a basketball medal. It wasn’t supposed to be a bronze,
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