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Raymond Felton’s wife turned in the gun that got him arrested

New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton was arrested Tuesday on weapons charges after a lawyer for Felton’s wife turned in a loaded gun allegedly belonging to the basketball star, saying she didn’t want it in her home, police said.


Jabari Parker leaves Duke for NBA with ‘class’


On a day that was as big as any athlete could have — in this case, Jabari Parker deciding to leave Duke early and declare for the NBA Draft — the former Simeon star continued to keep everything in perspective.

CHAD: Phil Jackson and Jeanie Buss = conflict of interest


Where is David Stern when you need him? In 2011, he vetoed a three-team deal that would’ve sent Chris Paul to the Lakers because he determined it wasn’t in the best interests of the league-owned Hornets at the time. So how is it in the …

USA Basketball to play at United Center this summer

The U.S. national team will play exhibition games in New York, Chicago and the Canary Islands before this summer’s World Cup of Basketball.

Kyrie Irving, Josh Gordon in Cleveland media spat


Two of Cleveland’s biggest sports stars are going at it. Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving and Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon exchanged barbs across all number of platforms over the weekend — TV, Twitter and newspaper.

The Pacers will finally get a chance to see what Andrew Bynum can do for them.

LeBron James sets franchise record with career-high 61 points in Heat win


MIAMI — LeBron James scored a career-high 61 points, breaking Glen Rice’s franchise record, and the Miami Heat defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 124-107 on Monday night. James made 22 of 33 shots from the field, including his first eight 3-point attempts. His career best had …

Jason Collins, openly gay player, signs with Nets


Jason Collins became the NBA’s first active openly gay player Sunday, signing a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets. Collins will join the Nets for their game Sunday night in Los Angeles against the Lakers. The 35-year-old center revealed at the end of last season …

Noah has 8 points, 5 rebounds in East’s NBA All-Star Game victory


NEW ORLEANS — When it was an All-Star game, Joakim Noah couldn’t have been much more out of his element — the Bulls center was lost in a maze of fast-breaks, alley-oop dunks, three-point shots and virtually no defense.

But then it became a basketball …

New commissioner Adam Silver inherits a much different NBA


NEW ORLEANS — About those sleeved jerseys, Adam Silver ...

‘‘From a fan standpoint, the greatest indicator is how are they selling? And ... we’re having trouble keeping them in the stores,’’ Silver said prior to All-Star Saturday Night at the Smoothie King Center. ‘‘There’s …

Tom Gola, basketball great, dead at 81


PHILADELPHIA — Tom Gola, the Hall of Famer who led La Salle to the 1954 NCAA title, still holds the Division I record for career rebounds and helped the Philadelphia Warriors win the 1956 NBA championship, died Sunday. He was 81. Gola’s wife, Caroline, said …

Nate Robinson went off last night


Nate Robinson has played for seven teams, so beating one of them is no longer a rare occurrence. Still, it never gets old.

NBA’s biggest playmaking is between buddies


It’s the NBA’s dirty little secret, and it’s only getting dirtier. As much as media members, league executives and coaches want to downplay the recruiting that goes on between players from different teams trying to manipulate the system and join forces to chase a title, …

6 teams that could win NBA title


It’s a widely believed theory that most fans typically don’t pay much attention to the NBA until the much-hyped broadcast games on Christmas Day arrive.

Kobe Bryant out—again—with knee fracture

Kobe Bryant is expected to miss six weeks with a fracture in his left knee.

LeBron James going even further beyond compare


McGRATH: James isn’t MJ, who remains the gold standard for basketball as it’s currently played. But there is increasing validity to a comparison of the two.