- Silver: CBA deal closer, 'but not quite there yet'
- Gilbert on LeBron: Things happen for a reason
- Bettors flocking to Knicks as long-shot title pick
- Sources: Porzingis shoe deal best for European
As a teenager, LeBron James remembers looking up to the Cleveland rafters and noting its scant offerings. Now he'll help hang the ultimate prize high above the court.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver said that while the league and its players' union are close to an agreement on extending their collective-bargaining agreement, they have yet to finalize a deal.
Owner Dan Gilbert says his relationship with LeBron James is just fine, and the two are planning to meet about the team's direction moving forward.
Bettors in Las Vegas are flocking to the New York Knicks as a popular long-shot pick to win the NBA championship this season.
Kristaps Porzingis signed a deal with Adidas that is the richest for a European player.
The NBA announced a record 113 international players from a record 41 countries are on opening night rosters for the 2016-17 season. All 30 teams have at least one international player.
Billionaire Chris Hansen is the head of the investment group that proposed to build an arena in Seattle in hopes of bringing an NBA team back to the city.
All eyes are on Cleveland as the 2016-17 NBA season begins, with the Undertaker, the World Series and free ice cream -- yes, free ice cream -- adding to a banner night.
Our NBA writers make their championship predictions. Will the Cavs win back-to-back titles?
Kevin Durant knows he and the Warriors face huge expectations and will be under a microscope, but they vow to stay focused on the task at hand.
The Spurs' first game of the post-Tim Duncan era is as difficult as they come: San Antonio starts its 2016-17 season Tuesday against Golden State.
The Warriors and Spurs enter the 2016-17 NBA season as two of the favorites to win the title. Who has the edge Tuesday night?
After a record 73 wins, the Warriors could only watch as LeBron James and the Cavs staged an epic Finals comeback, ending a 52-year Cleveland title drought. So what has changed? Kevin Durant.
It looks like the most predictable NBA title matchup ever, but a Warriors-Cavaliers Finals isn't close to a sure thing. Seriously.
Will the Cavs repeat? Will the Warriors bounce back with Kevin Durant? Will another team surprise?
Derrick Rose believes he should still be considered an elite NBA point guard and that it's only a "matter of time" before he shows it to others.
The Derrick Rose verdict was taken as an implicit affirmation that all these beliefs about athlete targets and women who lie must be true, espnW's Kavitha Davidson writes.
Our experts offer up the best bets as the NBA tips off the new campaign, including how to approach the Toronto Raptors and New York Knicks.
LeBron James' talent, Dan Gilbert's faith and the genius of two native Ohioan chefs have helped lift Cleveland to new heights.
The Golden State Warriors are priced at 2-3 to win the NBA title, per the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.
How will the season shape up for your favorite squad? We split up the best teams, the bottom-feeders and everything in between.
Tournament aims to promote and improve positive relationships between the community and police
LeBron and the Cavs retain the throne, but it may only be a matter of time until Golden State vaults to No. 1. See where all 30 teams land as the Committee readies for the 2016-17 season.
The 2016-17 season is here! Our ESPN Forecast panel makes its latest predictions on how every team will finish in the standings.
Who will make the playoffs? How many wins will the Warriors get? Let's look at our latest projections for all 30 teams.
The veteran Spanish guard has seen a lot during his years in the NBA and he's sure that international players are a vital part of the league's future.
Our fantasy basketball experts debate the top questions of the week, including what to expect from Dennis Schroder and Nikola Jokic.
Under Armour has unveiled a new marketing campaign around Stephen Curry, and it's a different approach as Curry enters the next phase of his career.
Don't sleep on this big fella, Davis Bertans. He's got a silky smooth jumper, and the confidence to fire it often. Expect him to be a big part of the rotation tonight.
Cavs fans break into an ear-splitting cheer after the arena shows the Indians taking a 1-0 lead over the Cubs on the Jumbotron.
The crowd in Quicken Loans Arena just got as loud as it has all night -- not because of Kiss Cam, but because the Indians scored. The Cavs fans are now chanting "Let's Go Tribe."
Carmelo Anthony picks up his third foul while shoving Kevin Love late in the second quarter. Knicks went on a 16-5 run to cut into Cleveland's lead with Anthony on the court. It will be interesting to see if Hornacek pulls Anthony here and how momentum is impacted over the final 2:43 of the quarter.
Derrick Rose looks good attacking the rim -- something the Knicks sorely lacked -- especially in transition. But he clearly needs the ball and has to dribble a lot to be effective offensively so far which leaves you wondering how many touches Kristaps Porzingis will get at times this season. The other former Bull, Joakim Noah, looks active after the long layoff.
Justin Holiday with great d on Smith and then racing to get a corner 3. Loved training him years ago.
This is interesting and pretty funny: Cavs coaches are letting their players watch the highlights and interviews from their championship season being played on the Jumbotron during a timeout. Obviously, teams usually talk strategy with coaches during these breaks.
During a timeout in Quicken Loans Arena, they put the World Series score up on the video board, drawing a huge cheer from the crowd even though the Cubs and Indians are still scoreless.
The Knicks have ten turnovers in the first 16 minutes tonight. It's fair to wonder if this is a product of not having played together much in the preseason. Tonight is the first time the club's starting five has shared the floor together.
More Craig Sager love. And it's awesome.
The Knicks looked pretty dejected walking off the floor after that LeBron James dunk in transition. Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony have combined for seven turnovers. Not the start that Jeff Hornacek was hoping for.
Rose can't dribble in speed. Not like an NBA player must. Rusty?
My concerns entering season with Knicks are health and the bench. Got to watch minutes for Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony, Joakim Noah, and Brandon Jennings. And with a thin bench, it's going to be hard not to play guys like Anthony a ton and hard to rest starters for significant stretches.
The Knicks struggled when Cleveland ran pick and rolls late in the first quarter. One example: Cavs screened for LeBron James on their final possession of the quarter and Willy Hernangomez took a step away from Kevin Love to help. James fed Love for an open 3. Cavs up 10 after 12 minutes.
LeBron James had a triple-double in Game 7 of the Finals and he's on track for one early tonight. He has 6 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists as the Cavs lead the Knicks late in the first quarter.