Michael Jordan

Public memorial service remembers the private Kobe Bryant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s wife remembered him as a devoted father and husband who arrived early for school pickup...
23:32 24 February 2022

All-Star weekend, as expected, was about honoring Kobe

CHICAGO — It has become one of the NBA’s most revered traditions: On the morning of the NBA All-Star Game, the league pays tribute to retired players ...
21:00 16 February 2022

Jones Jr., Adebayo, Hield winners at epic All-Star Saturday

CHICAGO — Aaron Gordon lost another epic dunk contest. And it was by a couple of inches — namely, the top of Tacko Fall’s head.
4:07 16 February 2022

Bryant casts shadow as NBA’s best meet in All-Star Game

CHICAGO — Kobe Bryant always seemed to be in top form when he stepped onto the court for the NBA All-Star Game. The league's current best will try to ...
22:43 15 February 2022

Goodrich: Jordan won fairly in 1988, judges not in cahoots

CHICAGO — More than three decades later, some details of the classic slam dunk contest showdown between Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins are a bit...
18:51 14 February 2022

Jordan, Wilkins reflect on memorable ’88 dunk contest battle

CHICAGO — Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins have never talked to one another about the 1988 dunk contest.
18:46 14 February 2022

In Paris, Michael Jordan takes questions on many NBA topics

Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls probably played a role in changing basketball in Europe, when they played in Paris and won a tournament 23 years ...
20:31 24 January 2022

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77

NEW YORK — David Stern had basketball as a passion and law as a profession, one he figured he could return to if a job at the NBA didn’t work out.
7:31 2 January 2022

The Fun Guy: Kawhi Leonard is the AP’s male athlete of 2019

He was the Fun Guy. The board man who got paid. He overcame injury to reclaim his rightful place as one of the very best basketball players on the pla...
18:05 27 December 2022

Harden scores 60 in 31 minutes, Rockets rout Hawks 158-111

HOUSTON — James Harden scored a season-high 60 points in 31 minutes and the Houston Rockets sent the struggling Atlanta Hawks to their 10th straight l...
3:36 1 December 2021

Celtics beat Hornets 108-87 in Walker’s return to Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jayson Tatum scored 23 points, and Kemba Walker got a win in an emotional return to Charlotte as the Boston Celtics defeated the Hor...
3:50 8 November 2021