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Bam Adebayo of the Miami Heat and Dwight Howard of the Los Angeles Lakers go up for the opening tip off.(Getty Images)

NBA Finals: Miami turn the Heat on LA Lakers in Game 5

By Rajiv Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 07:15 AM IST
Miami turned the Heat on Lakers by pipping them to the post in game 5 of the NBA finals with scores reading 111 and 108 in favour of Heats.
Members of the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz kneel together around the Black Lives Matter logo on the court during the national anthem before the start of an NBA basketball game.(USA TODAY Sports)
Members of the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz kneel together around the Black Lives Matter logo on the court during the national anthem before the start of an NBA basketball game.(USA TODAY Sports)

NBA tweaks rules to suit Covid-19 protocols

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 11:49 PM IST
“During any timeout or period break, players and coaches can huddle like normal except they must sit in or congregate around movable chairs separate and apart from the team benches. The movable chairs used during timeouts or period breaks will be cleaned and disinfected after each use,” the NBA had announced earlier on Thursday.
LeBron James.(USA Today/Pin Interest)
LeBron James.(USA Today/Pin Interest)

LeBron James’ trading card from 2003-04 sold for Rs 13.8 crore

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 12:44 PM IST
Bidding for the Upper Deck card, signed by the 35-year-old who now plays for Los Angeles Lakers, began at $150,000 before it became the most expensive basketball card purchased in the modern era - those produced in 1980 or later.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robert Covington (33) guards Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) as he moves to the basket in the first half of the game at Staples Center.(USA TODAY Sports)
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robert Covington (33) guards Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) as he moves to the basket in the first half of the game at Staples Center.(USA TODAY Sports)

LA Lakers’ Anthony Davis to wear own name on jersey in Orlando

Los Angeles | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 10:13 AM IST
Davis confirmed his decision Sunday in a conference call from Orlando, where the Western Conference-leading Lakers are beginning team workouts.
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts against the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half at Staples Center.(USA TODAY Sports)
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts against the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half at Staples Center.(USA TODAY Sports)

LeBron James won’t wear social justice message on Lakers jersey

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 10:52 AM IST
The Los Angeles Lakers superstar won’t wear one of the NBA-approved social justice messages on the back of his jersey when the NBA resumes competition later this month in the Orlando bubble.
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts against the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half at Staples Center.(USA TODAY Sports)
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts against the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half at Staples Center.(USA TODAY Sports)

‘It’s impossible,’ Lebron James says won’t play in empty arenas as NBA mulls coronavirus strategy

Los Angeles | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 07:29 PM IST
The NBA has reportedly told teams to look into strategies on how to play without fans in the arena amid concerns over the spreading virus.
Muralist Jonas Never paints a portrait of late retired basketball player Kobe Bryant.(REUTERS)
Muralist Jonas Never paints a portrait of late retired basketball player Kobe Bryant.(REUTERS)

Kobe Bryant memorial expected to draw thousands to LA’s Staples Center

Los Angeles | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2020 11:39 PM IST
Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter were among nine people killed in the accident while en route to a youth basketball tournament at which Kobe was planning to coach his daughter and her teammates.
A file photo of LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.(REUTERS)
A file photo of LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.(REUTERS)

Kobe Bryant death: LeBron James in tears after NBA legend’s demise - Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 01:01 PM IST
In a video doing the rounds on social media, LeBron James was seen hugging people and wiping away his tears right after the team plane reached California.
A file photo of Kobe Bryant.(Twitter)
A file photo of Kobe Bryant.(Twitter)

Kobe Bryant death: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi pay tribute to NBA legend

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 01:13 AM IST
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi paid tribute to Kobe Bryant after the NBA legend died on Sunday due to a helicopter crash.
James has worn number 23 during both stints with the Cleveland Cavaliers and with the Lakers last season after he departed his hometown club a year ago.(AFP)
James has worn number 23 during both stints with the Cleveland Cavaliers and with the Lakers last season after he departed his hometown club a year ago.(AFP)

LeBron James will keep No. 23 jersey until 2020-21 despite Anthony Davis’ arrival at LA Lakers : Reports

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2019 11:38 AM IST
James decided to postpone the jersey change, desiring to avoid a distraction and giving consideration to fans who already bought his No. 23.
File image of Oaklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook(AFP)
File image of Oaklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook(AFP)

NBA roundup: Russell Westbrook’s historic 20-20-20 carries Thunder

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2019 02:20 PM IST
It was just the second time in league history a player had at least 20 points, 20 rebounds and 20 assists in a game.
Houston Rockets guard James Harden moves the ball against Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.(USA TODAY Sports)
Houston Rockets guard James Harden moves the ball against Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.(USA TODAY Sports)

NBA: James Harden wants referee taken off Rockets games

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 11:56 PM IST
Houston Rockets All-Star James Harden said after Thursday night’s loss to the Los Angeles Lakers that he would rather not see referee Scott Foster officiating their games anymore
Pritish Kokate in action for his club, Sharp Shooters, at Deccan Gymkhana on Monday.(HT PHOTO)
Pritish Kokate in action for his club, Sharp Shooters, at Deccan Gymkhana on Monday.(HT PHOTO)

Pune’s rising 16-year-old ‘NBA star’ all set to slam dunk his club through district tourney

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Pranav Shahney
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 04:12 PM IST
Kokate is one of eight Indian players chosen for the ACG-NBA jump national finals - India’s first-ever national basketball talent search programme.
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