NEW YORK -- Joe Tsai has agreed to buy the remaining 51 percent of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center from Mikhail Prokhorov in deals that two people with knowledge of the details say are worth about $3.4 billion. Terms were not disclosed Friday, but the people told The Associated Press that Tsai is paying about $2.35 for the Nets - a record for a U.S. pro sports franchise - and nearly $1 billion in a separate transaction for the arena. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the transactions have not yet been completed. by signing up you agree to our terms of service … [Read more...] about AP sources: Tsai buys rest of Nets, Barclays from Prokhorov
WASHINGTON -- The Wizards are continuing their front office overhaul by hiring Antawn Jamison as director of pro personnel. Jamison returns to Washington, where he played for six seasons as part of his 17-year NBA career. He spent the past two seasons as a scout for the Los Angeles Lakers. Jamison will work with Johnny Rogers on NBA and G League scouting. by signing up you agree to our terms of service … [Read more...] about Wizards hire Antwan Jamison as director of pro personnel
Welcome to The W Is It, a weekly column about all the stuff that freakin’ rules in the WNBA. Have any tips of topics to cover? Find me @mellentuck on Twitter. Seven-time WNBA All-Star Brittney Griner turned to box out Kristine Anigwe in the fourth quarter of a close game on Aug. 10, in which her Phoenix Mercury led the Dallas Wings by just three points. What should’ve been a mundane basketball play turned into an all-out brawl. With Griner’s arms out wide, Anigwe latched to her right forearm and yanked it down. Then, Anigwe came over the top with an open arm and whacked Griner on the top of her head, prompting Griner to turn to Anigwe upon impact and swing a quick punch at the Wings big. Anigwe backpedaled nearly the entire length of the court to get out of harm’s way as Griner was restrained by a referee and teammate Leilani Mitchell. It didn’t end there though, as Wings forward Kayla Thornton tried to hit Griner while she was wrapped in the ref’s … [Read more...] about What the WNBA’s biggest brawl of 2019 means for the league
We at SB Nation believe that NBA fans are allowed to express their frustration in the form of booing certain league figures. We also believe that booing is an activity that must be practiced in moderation, under very specific circumstances that justify the behavior. That’s why Tom Ziller wrote the definitive guide to NBA booing last January. With the 2019-20 NBA schedule now officially out, you’re probably wondering when those very specific circumstances apply this year. Using Tom’s classification, here is SB Nation’s definitive guide to when booing is acceptable at an NBA game this season — as well as circumstances where booing may occur, but shouldn’t. (An important caveat: while we are pro-booing in the right circumstances, we absolutely do not condone directing abusive, sexist, and/or racist language toward players, coaches, or other NBA figures. When we use the term “booing,” we mean it literally). Boo the entire game if you’d … [Read more...] about When is it OK for NBA fans to boo this season?
The NBA released its upcoming schedule Monday and here's some rematches, homecomings and other games to watch during this 2019-20 NBA season : FINALS REMATCHES by signing up you agree to our terms of service … [Read more...] about An early list of NBA games to watch this season