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NBA chief Silver says takes threats to Kanter seriously

LONDON (Reuters) - NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said he supported Turkish player Enes Kanter's decision to skip New York Knicks' game against Washington Wizards in London on Thursday because of fears over his safety. More »

 

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LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said he supported Turkish player Enes Kanter's decision to skip New York Knicks' game against Washington Wizards in London on Thursday because of fears over his safety. More »

 

NBA announces date, TV info for All-Star draft

A year after being criticized for failing to televise its All-Star Game draft, the NBA on Thursday confirmed the 2019 version will air on live TV. The draft is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Feb. 7 on TNT. More »

 

Thunder C Noel cleared to play against Lakers

Oklahoma City center Nerlens Noel has been cleared to play Thursday night against the Los Angeles Lakers after suffering a concussion earlier this month, the club announced. More »

 

Spurs' Popovich unsure about coaching in 2019-20

Approaching his 70th birthday, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich remains undecided about coaching the Spurs beyond this season. More »

 

Report: NBA refs to answer fan tweets during games

Beginning next week, NBA referees will interact with fans and answer questions in real time on Twitter during a select number of games the rest of this season, according to a report Thursday by ESPN's Brian Windhorst. More »

 

NBA levies $15K fine on Griffin for verbal abuse of refs

The NBA fined Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin $15,000 for verbal abuse of a game official, the league announced Thursday. More »

 

NBA's Kanter urges Trump to act on Turkey's human rights record

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Knicks player Enes Kanter urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be more vocal about human rights in Turkey, after prosecutors in Istanbul requested the basketball player's arrest and extradition over his ties to a U.S.-based cleric. More »

 

Irving apologized to LeBron for ‘being that young player’

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving called former teammate LeBron James to apologize for "being that young player" when both were in Cleveland. More »

 

NBA roundup: Nets shock Harden, Rockets in OT

Spencer Dinwiddie converted a three-point play with 28 seconds remaining in overtime, and the Brooklyn Nets erased a seven-point deficit in the extra session for a 145-142 victory over the host Houston Rockets on Wednesday. More »

 

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