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Motivated LeBron James preps for postseason

In this June 21, 2013 file photo, Miami Heat players including LeBron James, top center, celebrate after Game 7 of the NBA basketball championship game against the San Antonio Spurs, in Miami.

LeBron James was walking down the hallway that the Miami Heat call ”Championship Alley” a few minutes after last season’s NBA Finals, when he decided the time was right to send a message.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Heat seek Three-peat but Spurs, Pacers top seeds

In this June 13, 2013 file photo, Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) passes between San Antonio Spurs' Boris Diaw (33), of France, and Manu Ginobili (20), of Argentina, during the second half at Game 4 of the NBA Finals, in San Antonio. A rematch of last year's thrilling NBA Finals finish is possible, but the Spurs and Heat would have to get through tough paths to get there. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

LeBron James and his Miami Heat teammates seek their third title in a row and fourth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals starting with their playoff opener Sunday against Charlotte.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?

: In this June 18, 2013 file photo, San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker, right, and Miami Heat small forward LeBron James collide during the second half of Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Miami. A rematch of last year's thrilling NBA Finals finish is possible, but the Spurs and Heat would have to get through tough paths to get there. AP

To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

LeBron still No. 1 with NBA’s most popular jersey

Miami Heat's LeBron James, right, reacts as he talks with official Michael Smith during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Friday, April 11, 2014, in Miami. The Heat defeated the Pacers 98-86. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

LeBron James’ jersey remains the most popular in the NBA. The Miami Heat star topped the list of jersey sales in the NBA for the sixth time, the league announced on Thursday. With teammate Dwyane Wade — whose jersey number hasn’t changed in 11 years — at No. 7, the Heat also had the top spot on the team merchandise sales list.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Durant has 42, Thunder beat Pistons 112-111

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant shoots over Detroit Pistons guard Kyle Singler during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. AP

The Detroit Pistons had Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The Oklahoma City Thunder had Kevin Durant. Even on a career night for Caldwell-Pope, advantage Oklahoma City.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Walker leads Bobcats over Bulls in OT, 91-86

Charlotte Bobcats guard Kemba Walker (15) dribbles past Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Washington. The Bobcats won 94-88 in overtime. AP

Kemba Walker scored eight of his 22 points in overtime to help the Charlotte Bobcats defeat the Chicago Bulls 91-86 Wednesday night and finish the season with eight wins in their final nine games.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Knicks prevent Nets from clinching fifth seed

New York Knicks' J.R. Smith (8) drives past Brooklyn Nets' Andrei Kirilenko, of Russia, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in New York. The Knicsk won 109-98. AP

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 16 points as the New York Knicks, playing without the injured Carmelo Anthony, beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-98 on Tuesday to win the season series between city rivals.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Heat lose 114-93 to Wizards; Pacers get top seed

Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (4), from Poland, reacts after a blocked shot by Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem (40) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, April 14, 2014, in Washington. AP

The Washington Wizards downed an undermanned Miami Heat 114-93 on Monday to hand the Indiana Pacers the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Dallas seals playoff berth with win over Suns

Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki, right, falls as he is guarded by Phoenix Suns' Channing Frye, left, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Saturday, April 12, 2014. AP

Dallas booked its place in the National Basketball Association playoffs with a 101-98 come-from-behind home win over Phoenix on Saturday, with Monta Ellis matching his season high of 37 points.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

NBA: Hawks beat Heat to clinch playoff spot

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) is defended by Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Atlanta. AP

The Atlanta Hawks clinched the eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference Saturday as Jeff Teague scored 25 points in a 98-85 win over the defending champion Miami Heat.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Heat torch Pacers, move back atop East

Indiana Pacers' Paul George (24) drives to the basket as Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, April 11, 2014, in Miami. AP

For most of the season, the Miami Heat were chasing the Indiana Pacers. On Friday, they just blew by them.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

NBA player Gordon Hayward, WNBA legend Tina Thompson to visit Manila

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Tina Thompson and Gordon Hayward. AP photos

Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward and WNBA legend Tina Thompson are set to visit Manila after the Holy Week for the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA festivities, the NBA announced on Friday.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Pre-season games set for 5 cities worldwide

NBA commissioner Adam Silver. AFP FILE PHOTO

The NBA will play pre-season games in five cities around the world next October, the league said Thursday.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

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