Silver said Monday the league has been discussing with the NBA Players Association ways to further educate players and provide programs to them and their families.
James Harden scored 23 for the Americans, who made 11 of 16 3-pointers in a sensational-shooting first half, adding one final romp to a tournament full of them.
With many of his famous former players in the front row, John Thompson Jr. talked about academics, race, Georgetown and life during the ceremonial groundbreaking for the John R. Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletics Center.
James Harden scored all of his 16 points in the lopsided third quarter of a near carbon copy of the Americans’ quarterfinal victory over Slovenia, when he awoke from a scoreless first half to help turn a close game into a blowout in a split second.
The Americans will play Lithuania on Thursday in Barcelona for a spot in Sunday’s gold-medal game in Madrid. Lithuania beat Turkey 73-61 earlier Tuesday.
The NBA announced the penalty Tuesday, a day after the Pistons signed the restricted free agent to a $5.48 million, one-year qualifying offer.
An Indianapolis police officer’s random act of kindness has gone viral thanks to Indiana Pacers player Roy Hibbert.
Atlanta’s WSB-TV obtained a letter from Hawks co-owner Michael Gearon Jr. which cites Ferry telling the ownership group that Deng “has a little African in him.”
In the email sent in August 2012, Bruce Levenson shared his observations of the fan experience at Hawks games. He said he concluded “southern whites” were uncomfortable at games. Levenson said Hawks crowds are 70-percent black, the team’s cheerleaders are black and hip-hop music was played.
The Americans were never in any danger of losing in the second half after seizing control just before halftime against a methodical Ukraine team coached by former NBA coach Mike Fratello.
Two nights after having to rally from a halftime deficit and pull away in the fourth quarter for a 98-77 victory over Turkey, the U.S. led this one wire to wire. The game was close only for a little more than a quarter.
Kenneth Faried scored 22 points, Anthony Davis all of his 19 in the second half, and the U.S. rebounded from a rare deficit at halftime to beat Turkey 98-77 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup.