- 'Cleveland against the world': Cavs raise banner
- 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
"There's only one thing left to do: Repeat," said Cavaliers principal owner Dan Gilbert as the team raised its first championship banner and distributed rings ahead of Monday's season opener.
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.
All eyes are on Cleveland and Golden State as the 2016-17 NBA season begins -- the Warriors are giving away Craig Sager shirts, while the Cavaliers have (finally) raised a banner.
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.
Klay Thompson told ESPN the team doesn't have a plan to orchestrate a peaceful demonstration during the national anthem. He said it was discussed a little bit in preseason, but not much beyond that.
The Cavs are up by 27 and during the last time out the entire bench -- led by LeBron James -- was singing along to Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up." So it's safe to say opening night has been as success.
The Knicks turned it over too often tonight and didn't get enough from their top players on offense. Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis, Derrick Rose, Courtney Lee & Brandon Jennings have shot a combined 21-for-60 (35%) tonight. Hard to win when your top 5 shoot that poorly.
LeBron now with triple doubles in his last 2 games* *counting Game 7
Roberto Pérez homered right as the Cavs-Knicks game went to timeout, meaning the fans still in The Q got to see the Indians catcher round the bases. They're showing the World Series game on the scoreboards during every timeout -- and will show it on the Humungotron when the basketball game ends.
LeBron sat 3 games this preseason and avg'd just 18 minutes in the games he did play. Yep, he really messed around and got a triple-double.
LeBron James opens up the 2016-17 season with his 43rd career triple-double (19p 11r 14a) to tie him with Fat Lever for 6th all-time. Decent.
LeBron James draws a huge ovation from the crowd as he pulls down his 10th rebound, giving him his 43rd career regular-season triple-double. He checks out shortly after, likely done for the night with 19 points, 11 boards and 14 assists.
The crowd in Quicken Loans Arena has thinned out considerably, with the Cavs up by 20 and fans leaving presumably to check on the World Series game.
The Knicks have been hurt badly by turnovers tonight. Cleveland has 17 points off of 16 Knicks turnovers and has out scored NY on fast break points, 14-7. Again, this seems to be a product of the Knicks not having played much as a full unit in the preseason.
Iman Shumpert (concussion-like symptoms) will not return tonight vs. the Knicks.
If the Knicks game plan was to have LeBron get close to the basket versus smaller defenders all night, they have executed it perfectly.
Iman Shumpert is displaying concussion-like symptoms after his collision with Kristaps Porzingis' hip. Shumpert was playing out of position tonight as the Cavs' primary backup point guard because rookie PG Kay Felder was also out with a concussion.
Iman Shumpert ran into Kristaps Porzingis hard and had to be helped off the court. The Cavs guard was taken straight back to the locker room.
LeBron is out here playing volleyball 😳