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Stephen Curry Sets Record for 3-Pointers
Steph Curry
Notches Another
Big NBA Stat
UPDATED

Steph Curry Notches Another Big NBA Stat

He now has 3,000 3-pointers

(Newser) - Update: Two weeks after setting the NBA record for 3-pointers, Steph Curry had another big night Tuesday when the Golden State Warriors player became the first player in league history to make 3,000 3-pointers, the AP reports. Even so, the Denver Nuggets beat the Warriors 89-86. Video of No....

Disarray Due to COVID in Sports World Continues

NBA postpones 5 mores games, NHL shuts down 2 more teams

(Newser) - The NBA on Sunday postponed a total of five games involving nine teams in response to rising coronavirus numbers, raising the number of contests that have been pushed back this season to seven, the AP reports. Called off were three Sunday games: Cleveland at Atlanta, Denver at Brooklyn and New...

Nets to Let Irving, Still Unvaxxed, Play in Some Games

'We arrived at this decision with the full support of our players,' says GM Sean Marks

(Newser) - Update: Unless Kyrie Irving decides to get vaxxed, you won't be seeing him play for the Nets in Brooklyn anytime soon. You will, however, be able to catch him on the road in certain away games, after the NBA team announced Friday they'd be bringing their All-Star guard...

LeBron James Hit With $15K Fine for Obscene Gesture

This after he'd been suspended earlier in the week for hitting Detroit center Isaiah Stewart in the face

(Newser) - On Friday, LeBron James was fined $15,000 for an obscene gesture by the NBA, which also warned the Lakers superstar about using profane language. James made the gesture after making a shot late in Los Angeles' 124-116 overtime victory in Indiana on Wednesday night, reports the AP . He'd...

An Unfortunate First for LeBron James
LeBron James
Suspended for
First Time

LeBron James Suspended for First Time

One-game suspension issued after strike to opponent's face

(Newser) - During the Los Angeles Lakers' Sunday game against the Detroit Pistons, LeBron James' arm made contact with opponent Isaiah Stewart's face, leading to blood, a game stoppage, and both players being ejected from the game—just the second time James has ever been ejected. And now, for the first...

NBA Player&#39;s Video Ticks Off China
NBA Player
Slams China,
and Fallout
Is Immediate
the rundown

NBA Player Slams China, and Fallout Is Immediate

Celtics games are blacked out after Enes Kanter speaks out on Tibet

(Newser) - The NBA's already-iffy relations with China are being tested with another controversy over free speech. In this case, Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter called Chinese leader Xi Jinping a "brutal dictator" and voiced his support for Tibet in a tweeted video , reports Reuters . In response, China has blacked...

Abdul-Jabbar Has Strong Words for NBA's Unvaxxed

Basketball great says NBA should 'remove them from the team' unless they get their shot

(Newser) - At the moment, the NBA isn't requiring that its players get vaccinated against COVID. But one big name in basketball thinks the league should, and he's lobbying for strong repercussions for those who don't. "The NBA should insist that all players and staff are vaccinated or...

ESPN Has Canceled Rachel Nichols' Show

Following controversial remarks on Maria Taylor

(Newser) - Less than two months after her comments about a Black colleague at ESPN made headlines , Rachel Nichols' show at the sports network is no more. ESPN announced Wednesday that The Jump will be canceled and Nichols will be taken off NBA coverage, the AP reports. Nichols had complained last year...

Sue Bird Ends Team USA Career With 5th Straight Gold

Team beat Japan 90-75 to cap basketball legend's 17-year Olympic career

(Newser) - US women have won their seventh straight gold medal in basketball , beating Japan 90-75 to cap Sue Bird's 17-year Olympic career. Per the AP , Bird and Diana Taurasi walked off the basketball court together, arm-in-arm, one last time at the Tokyo Games. They started their journey together five Olympics...

After a Shaky Start, Another Gold for Men's Basketball

Kevin Durant helps lead Team USA to 87-82 win over France, team's 4th straight Olympic win

(Newser) - Nothing about the summer was easy for the US men's basketball team, and neither was the gold-medal game. The Americans expected nothing less. And in the end, their Olympic reign lives on. Kevin Durant scored 29 points and joined Carmelo Anthony as the only three-time men's gold medalists...

US Drops First Olympic Game in Basketball Since 2004

France upsets Americans trying to win fourth straight men's gold medal

(Newser) - The once-unbeatable US men's basketball team lost its opener Sunday in the Tokyo Olympics, falling decisively to France. Team USA had won 25 straight games, starting in 2004, and three straight gold medals. A fourth is still possible, ESPN reports, but there weren't many encouraging signs Sunday in...

Basketball Star Pulls Out of Olympics, Cites Mental Health

Australia's Liz Cambage says the Tokyo Games are 'terrifying' for her

(Newser) - The Olympics haven't started yet, but Australia is already down one player on its women's basketball team. USA Today reports that Liz Cambage, a center who plays for the WNBA's Las Vegas Aces, has pulled out of the Games, just a week before the opening ceremony. Her...

After 'Reprehensible' Act at High School Game, a Firing

Head basketball coach at Calif. school is out of a job over tortilla incident

(Newser) - A San Diego-area school district voted Tuesday night to fire the head basketball coach after tortillas were hurled at a team from a mostly Latino high school, per the AP . The school board for the Coronado Unified School District voted 5-0 in a closed session to release JD Laaperi of...

Harlem Globetrotters Make a Big Ask of NBA: 'It's Time'

World-famous exhibition team petitions NBA's Adam Silver to let them into league

(Newser) - Back in December, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver hinted he'd be interested in expanding the league. Now, one world-famous team is vying for a potential spot. USA Today reports the Harlem Globetrotters—the exhibition team known for its jaw-dropping on-court antics and legendary players including Wilt Chamberlain, Fred "Curly"...

Fan Dumps Popcorn on Injured NBA Star
NBA Star Wants Changes
After a Popcorn Dumping
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NBA Star Wants Changes After a Popcorn Dumping

Russell Westbrook says the league needs to better protect players

(Newser) - Russell Westbrook is fed up. A fan dumped popcorn on the Washington Wizards star as he was limping off the court Wednesday night after injuring his ankle in Philadelphia, reports ESPN . As video of the incident shows, Westbrook had to be restrained from going after the man in the Wells...

Hook of New Hoops League: Skip College Ball

Florida's teen Bewley brothers are first to sign with Overtime Elite

(Newser) - Teenage twins from Florida are skipping college basketball to become the first to sign with a new hoops league created for standout high school players, per the AP . Brothers Matt and Ryan Bewley signed Friday with Overtime Elite, which markets itself to elite players between 16 and 18 years old...

After Racy Video, Paul Pierce Is Out at ESPN

Instagram Live showed him surrounded by exotic dancers

(Newser) - Paul Pierce will no longer work as an NBA analyst for ESPN after a raunchy Instagram Live he posted over the weekend, sources say. The former Boston Celtics star was shown smoking, drinking, and playing poker in a room where exotic dancers were twerking, Front Office Sports , USA Today , and...

He Managed a Feat No Other College Coach Has Done

UNC's Roy Williams, only coach to win 400 games at 2 schools, is retiring

(Newser) - The University of North Carolina announced Thursday that Hall of Fame basketball coach Roy Williams is retiring after a 33-year career that includes three national championships, per the AP . The decision comes two weeks after the 70-year-old Williams closed his 18th season with the Tar Heels after a highly successful...

Former NBA Star Shawn Bradley Was Paralyzed While Cycling

Dallas Mavericks announce accident that took place 8 weeks ago

(Newser) - On January 20, former NBA center Shawn Bradley was riding his bike just a block from his Utah home when a car hit him from behind, causing a traumatic spinal cord injury. The 48-year-old was paralyzed, his former team, the Dallas Mavericks, announced in a statement Wednesday. He's been...

Miami Heat's Meyers Leonard in Hot Water Over Anti-Semitic Slur

The NBA center now 'away' from the team

(Newser) - Meyers Leonard "will be away from the team indefinitely" after the Miami Heat center used an anti-Semitic slur while streaming himself playing a video game, the NBA team says. The 29-year-old was playing Call of Duty: Warzone live on Twitch Monday when he went on an expletive-laden rant that...

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