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POC: NBA 'broke the hearts of 100 million Filipinos'

Aug 12, 2018 - 2:12 PM

'We were one clearance away,' says POC official Patrick Gregorio after the NBA turned down the country's request to line up Jordan Clarkson in the Asian Games

NO GO. Philippine sports officials said they 'worked round the clock' to get Jordan Clarkson only to be denied by the NBA. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lance-LeBron Lakers team-up: ‘It’s actually funny’

Jul 11, 2018 - 1:17 PM

Past LeBron foe Lance Stephenson officially joins the Los Angeles Lakers in a one-year deal

SAME SIDE. Before joining the Lakers, LeBron James and Lance Stephenson have a history of heated plays. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

4-time NBA champ Tony Parker leaves Spurs for Hornets

Jul 07, 2018 - 9:23 AM

The departure of the San Antonio icon leaves Manu Ginobili as the last player in the successful Spurs triumvirate

ICONIC. San Antonio point guard Tony Parker agrees to a 2-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

NBA journeyman Howard set to join Wizards

Jul 04, 2018 - 1:00 PM

The 15-year veteran is set to move to Washington from the Brooklyn Nets, who acquired him just last month from the Charlotte Hornets

ON THE MOVE. Dwight Howard is headed to his 5th NBA team. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors coach Kerr gets 5-year extension

Jun 30, 2018 - 5:14 PM

The 8-time champion Steve Kerr inks a deal that makes him one of the NBA's highest-paid coaches

BRILLIANT. Golden State coach Steve Kerr steered the Warriors to 4 straight NBA finals and 3 championships. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

DeAndre Jordan leaves Clippers, sets sights on Mavericks

Jun 30, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Reports say NBA champion Golden State Warriors are also eyeing the 6-foot-11 big man

MAVS BOUND? DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers decides to test the free agency. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James opts out of Cleveland, now a free agent

Jun 29, 2018 - 11:09 PM

Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and San Antonio emerge as strong favorites to land the 4-time MVP

FREE AGENT. LeBron James declines his $35.6 million contract's player option. Photo by Maddie Meyer/AFP

Free agent fireworks set to begin for NBA teams

Jun 29, 2018 - 1:27 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers may be in for a franchise-changing offseason

DREAM CAST. Getting LeBron James, Paul George and Kawhi Leonard is a scenario that Lakers fans have dreamed about. Photos by AFP

Lakers in play as Paul George opts out of Oklahoma

Jun 28, 2018 - 10:43 PM

The All-Star forward becomes an unrestricted free agent after opting out of his final year of contract with the Thunder

NEXT MOVE. Paul George is linked strongly to signing with the Los Angeles Lakers. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Charlotte ships Dwight Howard to Brooklyn

Jun 20, 2018 - 10:47 PM

The Hornets trade the star center to the Nets for Timefey Mozgov and two second-round picks

HEAD-SCRATCHER. Dwight Howard, who’s enjoying a career resurgence with averages of 17.4 points and 12.7 rebounds, heads to his 4th team in 4 years. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

France's Rudy Gobert leads picks for NBA All-Defensive Team

May 24, 2018 - 9:26 AM

The 7-foot-1 center gets the nod after playing a vital role in the Utah Jazz's campaign where he posted a double-double average

KEY COG. Rudy Gobert gets the nod after playing a vital role in the Utah Jazz's campaign where he averaged a double-double. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

IN NUMBERS: All even in NBA East and West finals

May 23, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Here's a rundown of some key numbers in the 4 teams’ conference finals success