May 20, 2013 10:10 AM
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs took Game 1 of the NBA's Western Conference finals by shredding the league's top defense.
San Antonio shot 53 percent from the field and set a team playoff record by draining 14 three-pointers in a 105-83 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. The... more »
May 14, 2013 10:32 AM
UNDATED - The Warriors and Spurs return to San Antonio tonight for the start of what amounts to a best-of-three series. The teams have split the four first-round games of the NBA Western Conference semifinal series, with each winning once on the road. Each team has a key player hobbled.... more »
May 10, 2013 9:54 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans say guard Eric Gordon has undergone successful arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle.
The club says the procedure, performed Thursday in Los Angeles, was aimed at alleviating pain caused by scar tissue.
Gordon is expected to begin rehabilitation immediately and return... more »
May 9, 2013 10:07 AM
CAMDEN, N.J. - Kobe Bryant says in a court filing that he never gave his mother permission to sell mementos from his high school days and early professional basketball career.
Bryant is in a court battle over whether hundreds of items can be auctioned off.
Pamela Bryant says... more »
May 8, 2013 10:25 AM
MIAMI - Luol Deng is staying in Chicago and not rejoining the Bulls for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Miami Heat on Wednesday.
Deng was recently hospitalized because of illness, needing a spinal tap. He was planning to fly to Miami and at least... more »
May 6, 2013 8:51 PM
NEW YORK - Jason Collins, the NBA veteran who recently announced he was gay, is seeking a book deal, The Associated Press has learned. Officials at three publishing houses said Monday that they had been contacted about a planned memoir by Collins, the first active player in any of four... more »
May 6, 2013 10:24 AM
UNDATED - The opening games of two NBA conference semifinals are taking place this evening as Miami plays host to Chicago and San Antonio is home to Golden State. The Heat advanced with a four-game sweep of the Bucks in their first-round series while the Bulls took seven games to... more »
May 4, 2013 12:08 PM
CHICAGO - Over the past week, some have called NBA player Jason Collins a role model for being the first man in a major U.S. professional sport to come out as gay. In some ways, young athletes and their supporters have helped pave the way for pros like Collins. Ellen... more »
April 30, 2013 9:05 AM
LOS ANGELES - Jason Collins says the support that he's received since coming out has been "incredible."
In an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America", Collins says that he believes people are ready to support an openly gay basketball player.
The 34-year-old became the first active player in... more »
April 25, 2013 3:07 PM
HOUSTON - Houston point guard Jeremy Lin is listed as day to day with a bruised right chest muscle he suffered in a Game 2 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Lin was injured in the first half of the 105-102 loss on Wednesday night and didn't return in the... more »
April 18, 2013 5:40 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Hornets haven't waited even a full day after their season-ending loss at Dallas to announce their formal name-change to the Pelicans. After a 27-win 2012-13 campaign, the organization was understandably eager to adopt a new identity. How long it takes for the club to become a... more »
April 16, 2013 10:25 AM
CLEVELAND - LeBron James watched from the bench in street clothes as Norris Cole stripped Kyrie Irving of the ball with 2 seconds left to give the Miami Heat, resting most of their top players for the playoffs, a 96-95 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Cole finished... more »
April 11, 2013 9:29 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hornets say they will sit overall top draft choice Anthony Davis for their final three games because of his left knee injury. The 6-foot-10 rookie forward was hurt when he collided with Marcus Thornton during the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's loss at Sacramento.... more »
April 9, 2013 10:35 AM
MIAMI - Dwyane Wade will not play Tuesday night when the Miami Heat host to the Milwaukee Bucks, the fifth straight game the All-Star guard will miss while dealing with ankle and knee soreness. Wade was able to participate in the team's morning shootaround practice Tuesday. He remains listed as... more »
March 31, 2013 4:14 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving has been cleared to play after missing eight games with a strained left shoulder. Irving will be active and is expected to play Sunday night against the Hornets. The 21-year-old has been sidelined since March 15, when he hurt his left... more »
March 29, 2013 10:08 PM
NEW ORLEANS - LeBron James scored 36 points, hitting six consecutive 3-pointers in less than six minutes during the first half, and the Miami Heat rebounded from their first loss in nearly two months to beat the New Orleans Hornets 108-89 on Friday night. The Heat, whose 27-game winning streak... more »
March 29, 2013 10:25 AM
UNDATED - The New Orleans Hornets are the lucky team to face the Miami Heat after the Heat suffered their first loss after that 27-game winning streak. Tonight in the Crescent City the Hornets are playing host to the Heat, who were beaten by the Bulls in Chicago two nights... more »
March 21, 2013 9:52 AM
CLEVELAND - The Miami Heat seem to be able to switch on their game anytime they want.
Two days after winning their 23rd straight game by overcoming a 17-point deficit at Boston, the streaking Heat rallied from 27 down in the third quarter to shock Cleveland 98-95. The win... more »
March 19, 2013 10:09 AM
BOSTON - LeBron James made the go-ahead jumper with 10.5 seconds left to lead Miami to its 23rd consecutive victory, 105-103 over the Boston Celtics on Monday night. It's the second-longest winning streak in NBA history, surpassing the 22 straight that Houston won in 2007-08 and trailing only the 33... more »
March 15, 2013 8:42 PM
WASHINGTON - John Wall put on a rare shooting show Friday night, scoring a season-high 29 points and matching his career high with three 3-pointers as the Washington Wizards ran their home winning streak to four with a 96-87 victory over the New Orleans Hornets. Wall went 12 for 15... more »
March 15, 2013 10:51 AM
UNDATED - Kobe Bryant received several hours of treatment on his severely sprained left ankle Thursday in hopes of a speedy return to the Lakers line-up.
The All-Star guard suffered what he called the worst sprain of his 16-year career late in the Lakers loss to Atlanta Wednesday night.... more »
March 12, 2013 10:17 PM
NEW YORK - Brook Lopez scored 26 points and had a big dunk over twin brother Robin, Deron Williams added 21 points and 13 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the New Orleans Hornets 108-98 on Tuesday night. Brooklyn squandered a 10-point lead in the third quarter before pulling off... more »
March 12, 2013 11:08 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hornets have signed veteran forward Lou Amundson for the rest of the season and released Henry Sims. The Hornets are Amundson's third NBA team this season. The 6-foot-9 former UNLV standout opened the 2012-13 season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, who waived him early last... more »
March 11, 2013 10:33 AM
UNDATED - Now that the Chicago Blackhawks have lost, the Miami Heat are the hottest team in sports. The club led by LeBron James won its 18th straight game last night, beating Indiana 105-91. The Heat are now 47-14, just one win shy of tying San Antonio for the most... more »
March 6, 2013 9:58 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Kobe Bryant scored 13 of his 42 points during a 20-0 run in the last 6:22 of the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame a 25-point deficit to fend off the New Orleans Hornets, 108-102 on Wednesday night. The Hornets were still ahead by 21... more »
March 1, 2013 3:59 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Hornets general manager Dell Demps says 7-foot reserve forward and center Jason Smith will miss the rest of the season because of a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Meanwhile, the Hornets also say rookie forward Anthony Davis will be out for Friday night's game... more »
February 22, 2013 10:01 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Vince Carter capped a 22-point performance with a 3-pointer that gave Dallas the lead with 6.5 seconds left, and the Mavericks held on for their third straight victory, 104-100 over the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night. Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points for the Mavericks, while Elton... more »
February 21, 2013 10:58 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hornets have decided against making any late-hour roster moves before Thursday's NBA trade deadline. The next chance for the franchise to continue rebuilding comes this summer, when the team changes names to the Pelicans, and can work to strengthen its roster through trades, the... more »
February 21, 2013 10:31 AM
UNDATED - The NBA trade deadline is this afternoon at 3 p.m. Eastern time and there's usually a flurry of deals just before the deadline. A person familiar with the situation says the Houston Rockets have reached separate agreements on trades that will send Patrick Patterson, Cole Aldrich and Toney... more »
February 18, 2013 11:08 AM
LOS ANGELES- Los Angeles Lakers' owner Jerry Buss has died at age 80. Spokesman Bob Steiner says Buss died Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He'd been hospitalized for cancer, but the immediate cause of death was kidney failure. Buss shepherded the NBA franchise to 10 championships.... more »
February 13, 2013 10:35 AM
UNDATED - San Antonio, the winningest team in the NBA, is on the road for a game this evening in Cleveland. The Spurs, who have won nine of their last 10 games and are 41-12 on the season, are facing a Cavaliers club that has lost two straight and is... more »
February 11, 2013 10:51 AM
UNDATED - There are eight games on the NBA schedule tonight, with one team looking for an eighth straight victory.
The Boston Celtics have no time to rest after an exciting 118-114 triple overtime win over the Denver Nuggets last night. Tonight, they are in Charlotte to play the... more »
January 24, 2013 3:09 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Hornets confirmed what could be the worst-kept secret of 2013; they're changing their name to the New Orleans Pelicans.
The team made the announcement this afternoon in a nationally-streamed press conference.
Owner Tom Benson said in a promotional video it was the "perfect" symbol... more »
January 24, 2013 10:43 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hornets are a few hours away from the expected announcement that they're changing their name to the Pelicans.
A countdown clock on the team's website is ticking down to a 3 p.m. reveal, which is widely believed to be owner Tom Benson's rebranding... more »
January 24, 2013 10:38 AM
UNDATED - There are only three games being played tonight in the NBA. The Pacific Division leading Clippers take their 32-11 record to Phoenix to face the Suns while Atlantic Division leader New York is in Boston to play the Celtics. In the final game, Orlando is home to Toronto.... more »
January 23, 2013 5:18 PM
NEW ORLEANS - People familiar with the decision say the New Orleans Hornets have decided to change their name to the Pelicans next season. The people spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the Hornets have not announced the decision. One person says the proposed name... more »
January 23, 2013 3:20 PM
WASHINGTON - The White House says the Miami Heat will get personal congratulations from the basketball-fan-in-chief on their NBA championship. President Barack Obama plans to host the team at the White House Monday. The White House says he also will recognize their support of the military.
The players plan... more »
January 22, 2013 4:58 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Ryan Anderson scored 27 points and the New Orleans Hornets survived a second half without Anthony Davis in a 114-105 victory over Sacramento on Monday.
Anderson scored 17 points in the second quarter, making 5 of 8 3-point attempts, when the Hornets raced to a 64-39... more »
January 17, 2013 10:23 AM
UNDATED - Today's four-game NBA schedule tips off in London, where the Knicks and Pistons will have at it in the O2 Arena used for last summer's Olympics (3 p.m. Eastern).
New York is 24-13 and holds a two-game lead over Brooklyn atop the Atlantic Division standings. Detroit is... more »
January 16, 2013 10:32 AM
MINNEAPOLIS - Kevin Love is expected to return sometime in March after undergoing surgery on his broken right hand. The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday that the operation to repair Love's third and fourth metacarpal bones was successful. The procedure was done by Dr. Michelle Carson at the Hospital for Special... more »
January 11, 2013 10:39 AM
UNDATED - There are 11 games on the schedule this evening in the NBA. In Memphis the top two teams in the Southwest Division are squaring off as the Grizzlies play host to the Spurs. San Antonio comes in with a 2 ½ game lead over the Grizzlies. The 20-14... more »
January 7, 2013 4:41 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Southeastern Conference has taken a major step backward since last year, when it was the home of the national champion and had the most NBA draft picks of any league. The SEC enters league play Tuesday with a losing record against each of the other five... more »
December 18, 2012 10:22 AM
UNDATED - The Golden State Warriors are back home following a sensational 6-1 road trip that included wins at Brooklyn, Miami and Atlanta. It was the team's best trip of at least six games since winning four of seven during the 1970-71 season. The East Coast trek has the Warriors... more »
December 17, 2012 10:43 AM
UNDATED - The Los Angeles Lakers can celebrate consecutive wins for the first time in nearly a month. Sunday night in Philadelphia Kobe Bryant scored 34 points and Metta World Peace added 19 points and a career-high 16 rebounds in a 111-98 win over the 76ers. Elsewhere, Jose Calderon had... more »
December 12, 2012 10:39 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Jordan Crawford scored 26 points and the Washington Wizards spoiled the return of overall No. 1 pick Anthony Davis, beating the New Orleans Hornets 77-70 on Tuesday night.
Bradley Beal added 15 points for the Wizards, who trailed by as many as 13 and never led... more »
December 10, 2012 10:30 AM
UNDATED - The marquee game of the night in the NBA will be played in Miami as the Heat play host to Atlanta.
In the NBA's Southeast Division, Miami stands on top with a record of 13-5, while the Hawks are 12-5. Atlanta is red-hot, having won 9 of... more »
December 5, 2012 1:25 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Could the New Orleans Hornets be going through a name change?
Reports and speculation suggest a color scheme and name change could be coming for the NBA franchise.
Saints owner Tom Benson bought the Hornets this April for a reported $338 million in an attempt... more »
December 4, 2012 9:47 PM
NEW ORLEANS- Enjoy rooting for the Hornets? You'll have to change your chant.
The NBA team will likely go by the Pelicans next season.
Tom Benson recently bought the team. Benson also owns the Saints and a TV station in New Orleans.
The name isn't new to... more »
November 23, 2012 10:48 AM
UNDATED - It's back to basketball after the NBA took a day off yesterday to celebrate Thanksgiving. Play resumes tonight with 12 games on the schedule including the two teams with the best record in the league. The Knicks visit Houston, while Memphis hosts the Lakers. New York and the... more »
November 14, 2012 8:19 AM
LOS ANGELES - Danny Green hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 9.3 seconds left, Tony Parker scored 19 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat Los Angeles 84-82 Tuesday night in the Lakers' first loss since firing coach Mike Brown.
After Pau Gasol missed a 3-pointer, Tiago Splitter's hustle prevented... more »
November 6, 2012 10:44 AM
UNDATED - The NBA schedule on election night consists of just three games.
In Chicago, the Bulls are playing host to Orlando. The visiting Magic may not have Dwight Howard any longer but they are going for their first 3-0 start to a season in three years. The Magic... more »
October 26, 2012 9:36 AM
NEW YORK - David Stern spent nearly 30 years growing the NBA, turning a league that couldn't even get its championship series on live prime-time TV into a projected $5 billion a year industry.
Confident the NBA is in good shape and certain he has found someone who can... more »
October 25, 2012 3:39 PM
NEW YORK - NBA Commissioner David Stern has informed the NBA Board of Directors that he will retire on Feb. 1, 2014, 30 years to the day after he took charge of the league. He will be replaced by Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver. Stern told owners during their two days... more »
July 24, 2012 9:44 AM
SHREVEPORT - Former NBA player Stromile Swift has been placed on probation for 18 months after pleading guilty to stalking a Shreveport woman. The District Attorney's Office tells The Times the 32-year-old pleaded guilty Friday to one count of stalking, and Judge Ramona Emanuel gave him a suspended six-month jail... more »
July 20, 2012 10:14 AM
LAS VEGAS - The NBA Board of Governors approved a new look for uniforms and a couple of changes in the use of video replay.
Commissioner David Stern met with the media Thursday after the Board of Governors held their annual summer meeting.
He said the league is... more »
July 19, 2012 1:05 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hornets will start the 2012-13 preseason with a long road trip.
The Bugs will take on the Orlando Magic in Mexico City.
The game will be played October 7 in the new Mexico City Arena.
Tickets go on sale July 20th. more »
June 15, 2012 11:03 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma City Thunder finally faced a deficit even Kevin Durant couldn't rescue them from.
Another slow start put Oklahoma City down 16 almost from the start, and even Durant's 16-point fourth quarter wasn't enough to rally the Thunder back in a 100-96 loss to the... more »
June 12, 2012 8:38 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - Game 1 of the NBA Finals gets going this evening in Oklahoma City as the Thunder host the Miami Heat. Start time is shortly after 8:00, and you can watch the action on WBRZ. LeBron James is seeking his first championship, while the Thunder's young team is... more »
June 7, 2012 9:05 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma City Thunder claimed a spot in the NBA finals with a come from behind victory over the San Antonio Spurs 107-99 on Wednesday night.
Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds, while Russell Westbrook added 25 points for the Thunder, who trailed Game... more »
June 6, 2012 2:54 AM
MIAMI - Kevin Garnett finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds, Paul Pierce hit a 3-pointer over LeBron James with just under a minute left and the Boston Celtics moved one win away from an Eastern Conference title by beating the Miami Heat 94-90 on Tuesday night.
Pierce scored... more »
June 1, 2012 11:47 AM
MANSFIELD- Former NBA standout Orlando Woolridge has died at his parents' home in Mansfield, La. He was 52. DeSoto Parish Chief Deputy Coroner Billy Locke said Woolridge died Thursday night. He had been under hospice care for a chronic heart condition. Woolridge was a first-round draft pick of the Chicago... more »
May 28, 2012 10:54 AM
SAN ANTONIO - Manu Ginobili scored 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs won their 19th in a row to tie the NBA record for longest winning streak kept alive in the playoffs, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-98 to open the Western Conference finals on Sunday night.
Obeying... more »
May 15, 2012 10:54 AM
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio- Guard Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers has won the NBA's Rookie of the Year award.
Coming out of Duke, Irving was the No. 1 overall pick of the Cavaliers.
He led all rookies by averaging 18.5 points per game. He also averaged 5.4 assists, finished... more »
April 30, 2012 8:53 AM
There are three NBA playoff games this evening. In Miami the Heat look to take a 2-0 lead over the Knicks in their best-of-seven series, while in Indianapolis the Pacers will try to even things up at 1-1 with Orlando, and in Oklahoma City the Thunder are out to take... more »
April 13, 2012 10:30 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A report out of New Orleans says Saints owner Tom Benson now owns the city's NBA franchise as well.
According to WVUE-TV, NBA sources confirmed the Benson purchased the New Orleans Hornets. Benson has been in New York since Thursday working on the deal, and an... more »
February 24, 2012 8:48 AM
The "Lin"-sanity may have quelled a bit following Miami's trouncing of the New York Knicks 102-88. Chris Bosh scored 25 points, Dwyane Wade added 22 and LeBron James almost had a triple double as Miami's defense clamped down on Jeremy Lin as the Heat stretched their winning streak to eight... more »
February 15, 2012 8:54 AM
The NBA's first American-Taiwanese player, Jeremy Lin continues to amaze in his short time out on the court. Lin made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with less than a second to play and the New York Knicks rallied to beat the Toronto Raptors 90-87 Tuesday night, extending their winning streak to six... more »
November 9, 2011 3:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Avery Johnson, a former Southern University basketball star-turned NBA coach, is speaking to students throughout Baton Rouge about making positive choices.
Avery has been working for the organization "Just Say Yes". He explains, "It stands for youth equipped for success.
And we're trying to encourage... more »
June 17, 2011 11:20 AM
LOS ANGELES - Members of a street gang are facing charges in court this week in the 2008 beating of a man who claimed he had a sex tape of Shaquille O'Neal and that the former NBA star was behind the attack.
But The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday,... more »
May 24, 2011 6:52 PM
GONZALES - A former NBA player was arrested today for throwing unruly parties at his Gonzales home that twice ended with gunfire.
Gonzales Police arrested John "Hot Rod" Williams today in suspicion of Letting a Disorderly Place, after police said they responded to a report of shots fired at... more »
March 30, 2011 12:53 PM
RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech has introduced 34-year-old Mississippi assistant Michael White as its new head basketball coach.
White says Wednesday that he never dreamed his first head coaching job would be at a school like Louisiana Tech, which has produced several NBA players including Karl Malone and P.J.... more »
February 23, 2011 12:24 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the negotiations says the Hornets and Kings have verbally agreed to a trade sending forward Carl Landry to New Orleans in exchange for shooting guard Marcus Thornton.
The deal is pending league approval and is expected to become official before Thursday's NBA... more »
January 17, 2011 4:58 PM
David West had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Hornets won their fifth straight, 85-81 over the Toronto Raptors on Monday. West's jumper with 31.7 seconds left put New Orleans ahead 83-81. He then preserved the lead with a block on Amir Johnson in the paint, got... more »
January 15, 2011 9:42 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- David West had 26 points and eight rebounds and the weary New Orleans Hornets took advantage of Tyrus Thomas' late ejection to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 88-81 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.
Chris Paul added 19 points in the return to his home... more »
January 1, 2011 9:31 PM
WASHINGTON -- Trevor Ariza scored a season-high 22 points, Emeka Okafor had 17 points and a season-high 15 rebounds and Chris Paul added 13 points and 11 assists to help the New Orleans Hornets beat the Washington Wizards 92-81 on Saturday night.
Ariza scored 13 points in the third... more »
December 25, 2010 10:44 PM
LOS ANGELES -- LeBron James and Kobe Bryant ran their mouths while they jogged downcourt, not quite making eye contact during an unpleasant conversation in the closing minutes.
"Just asked him what he got for Christmas," James said.
Although the two superstars wouldn't reveal what angry words they... more »
December 25, 2010 10:40 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The remolded Magic are the NBA's new streak-busters.
Brandon Bass scored 21 points, Hedo Turkoglu had 15 and the Orlando Magic ended the Boston Celtics' winning streak at 14 games with an 86-78 victory Saturday for back-to-back wins against the NBA's best.
A Magic team... more »
December 13, 2010 2:33 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu say they're confident after meeting with regional business leaders that they can keep the Hornets in New Orleans. The governor is also calling on residents and businesses to buy more tickets in the meantime so that attendance will... more »
December 13, 2010 12:35 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu are meeting to discuss the future of the New Orleans Hornets.
The gathering on Monday in New Orleans is to discuss the NBA's impending takeover of the Hornets and the league's desire for local and state government... more »
December 8, 2010 10:57 PM
NEW ORLEANS -- David West and the New Orleans Hornets didn't look at all distracted by the NBA's impending takeover of their team.
West scored 25 points, Chris Paul had 14 assists and the Hornets won their first game since the league announced its planned purchase of the club,... more »
December 8, 2010 11:11 AM
BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is urging Louisiana residents to "pack the arena" for the upcoming New Orleans Hornets home games, in an effort to boost attendance figures and keep the team in the state. The NBA is proceeding with a plan to buy the Hornets from its owners... more »
December 5, 2010 5:40 PM
NEW ORLEANS -- A person familiar with the decision says New Orleans Hornets owner George Shinn has agreed to sell the club to the NBA and that the transaction could be completed within a couple days.
The league has lined up Jac Sperling of the NHL's Minnesota Wild to... more »
December 4, 2010 4:54 PM
The NBA is looking into buying the New Orleans Hornets from George Shinn until a permanent new owner can be found, a person familiar with the discussions said.
The league intends to find an owner who plans to keep the Hornets in New Orleans, the person told The Associated... more »
November 19, 2010 11:24 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Even while giving up 100 points for the first time this season, the New Orleans Hornets still won with their defense.
David West scored a season-high 34 points, and the Hornets held Cleveland to 35 percent shooting and survived a late flurry to beat the Cavaliers... more »
November 13, 2010 10:30 PM
NEW ORLEANS -- The unbeaten New Orleans Hornets won their eighth in a row, with David West and Marco Belinelli each scoring 18 points Saturday night in a 107-87 win over the Portland Trail Blazers 107-87.
The Hornets, the only undefeated team in the NBA, led from start to finish.... more »
October 27, 2010 7:39 PM
The NBA will hold its 2011 draft in Newark, N.J., while Madison Square Garden undergoes renovations.
Commissioner David Stern said Wednesday the event might keep moving around even after the work on the Garden is completed. The draft will take place at the Prudential Center on June 23, Stern... more »
August 11, 2010 9:49 AM
The New Orleans Hornets have hired Tim Connelly as assistant general manager and Gerald Madkins as vice president of player personnel.
Terms of the contracts were not released.
Connelly comes to the Hornets from the Washington Wizards where he most recently served as player personnel director. more »
August 10, 2010 4:54 PM
The New Orleans Hornets announced their 2010-2011 regular season schedule this afternoon, with some marquees matchups on the agenda. The team opens its season at home on October 27th against Brandon Jennings and the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Hornets first road game comes on three days later on Saturday, Oct.... more »
August 10, 2010 1:29 PM
Shaquille O'Neal was sold on Boston by all the championships the Celtics have won - and the chance to win another.
The 38-year-old big man was introduced at a news conference on Tuesday to an audience of about 50 reporters and a couple hundred kids participating in a basketball... more »
July 14, 2010 1:55 PM
After agreeing to a two-year deal just four days ago, the New Orleans Hornets have withdrawn their offer to free agent guard Luther Head.
The decision was made after "physical issues" came up during an exam by the team's medical staff. There's been no report so far about what... more »
July 13, 2010 5:20 PM
Just one week after saying that he was going to stay with the New Orleans Hornets and not take a job with the New Jersey Nets, the team announced that they and general manager Jeff Bower have mutually agreed to part ways, effective immediately.
A search for a general... more »
July 12, 2010 5:40 PM
Former LSU standout Tasmin Mitchell makes his NBA Summer League debut Tuesday with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Mitchell was a first-team All-SEC pick in 2009 and made the second-team in 2010. The former Tiger forward finished his career at LSU as the third leading scorer all-time for LSU.
Another... more »
July 10, 2010 3:15 PM
The New Orleans Hornets have reached an agreement on a two-year contract with veteran guard Luther Head. The Hornets are not announcing the deal yet because Head still must pass his physical, but Head's agent, Mark Bartelstein, told The Associated Press on Saturday that the deal paying Head about $2.5... more »
July 8, 2010 8:28 PM
LeBron James will join the Miami Heat, saying he wants to play for championships and ending weeks of speculation.
James joins Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh, two of the premiere players in the NBA. more »
July 8, 2010 4:28 PM
Though the world does not officially know what jersey LeBron James will sport in the fall yet, sources are reporting that "King" James is leaning toward the Miami Heat.
James is set to make his big announcment on ESPN tonight at 8 p.m. in a one-hour special called "The... more »
July 8, 2010 4:16 PM
The trade between the New Orleans Hornets and Oklahoma City Thunder is now final. The deal sent the rights to Cole Aldrich and Morris Peterson to the Thunder in exchange for the rights to Craig Brackins and Quincy Pondexter.
Brackins was the 21st overall selection in the draft. The... more »
July 7, 2010 12:43 PM
NBA superstars Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh announced that they will team up and sign with the Miami Heat.
Although they are both expected to get the maximum amount of money allowable under the league's collective bargaining agreement, contracts cannot be signed until Thursday. With the possible addition of... more »
July 6, 2010 9:40 AM
Things continued to play out in the NBA free-agent market, with word from New York that the Knicks will sign All-Star forward Amare Stoudemire later this week when the free agent moratorium period ends.
Stoudemire's agent said the deal is for the maximum allowed, which would be nearly $100... more »