– The NBA has released its 2013 preseason schedule, a 116-game slate, which tips off Saturday, Oct. 5, in Istanbul when the Oklahoma City Thunder take on Turkish basketball club Fenerbahce Ulker at Ulker Sports Arena, and concludes Friday, Oct. 25.
The 2013-14 NBA Global Games preseason slate includes eight NBA teams playing eight preseason games in eight cities.
In addition to Oklahoma City’s game in Istanbul, there will be contests in Beijing and Shanghai, China; Bilbao, Spain; Manchester, England; Manila, Philippines; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Taipei.
– The NBA has released its complete game schedule and broadcast schedules for ABC, TNT, ESPN, NBA TV, and NBA on ESPN Radio for the upcoming campaign, with the reigning two-time champion Miami Heat tipping off the league’s 2013-14 season at home against the Chicago Bulls.
, July 18, 2013 –;
The NBA Board of Governors approved five rules changes for the upcoming 2013-14 season, the league announced Thursday.
Instant replay may now be used:
- When reviewing a block/charge play to
determine whether the defender was inside or outside the restricted
area, officials will now be permitted to reverse a charge call, or
uphold a blocking call, when the defender was outside
the restricted area but was not set when the offensive player began his
upward shooting motion.
TENNESSEE -- The NBA season has just ended, leaving us to reflect on the Miami Heat winning their second consecutive championship.
Like all the champs that preceded them, the Heat needed some clutch shots along the way to come out on top. Ray Allen's three-pointerin Game 6
with their season on life support was as clutch as it gets.
MILWAUKEE -- Leading
up to the 2013 NBA Draft, the Milwaukee Bucks were faced with the uncertainty
of trotting out a starting lineup without backcourt leaders.
That’s why they braced themselves for the
avalanche that would hit them should they lose both starting guards in Monta
Ellis and Brandon Jennings.
decided to opt out of his player option with the Bucks and Jennings is a
restricted free agent who could return if the team match offers from other
teams for his services. Whether new head
coach Larry Drew, a former NBA guard, can convince Jennings to stay in
Milwaukee is another story.
NEW YORK –;
The NBA Summer League 2013 in Las Vegas will feature 22 teams competing in a 61-game schedule from July 12-22 at the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
This summer’s event will feature the debut of a tournament style schedule that will crown the first ever NBA Summer League Champion on Monday, July 22.
Teams will compete in three preliminary round games from July 12-16 before being seeded in a tournament running through the Championship Game on July 22.
NEW YORK –
are the results from the 2013 NBA Draft Lottery.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, who had a 15.6 percent chance of obtaining the first selection, will have the first overall pick in the NBA Draft 2013
Presented by State Farm, the 2013 NBA Draft will be held in Brooklyn at Barclays Center on Thursday, June 27, 2013.
TENNESSEE -- Tayshaun Prince's basketball journey is like that of most big time players—it's full of successes and achievements en route to the NBA
For him, it all started at national powerhouse Dominguez High School. The Compton, CA native experienced the joy of winning a state championship there.
He was also named Mr. Basketball of the state of California in 1998.
He transitioned smoothly from there right to the winningest basketball program of all time and had a great
Both teams eventually spent time at the top and got to see theview
the Lakers and Celtics had long enjoyed.
In reality, the '90s are getting farther and farther back in the rear view mirror all the time.
each Flagrant 1 or 2 that gets handed out, a lot of folks over the age
of 30 either think to themselves or wonder aloud that back in the '90s
that was just a typical playoff foul.
NEW YORK -- Here is the complete schedule and national television & radio arrangements for all First Round series.
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NEW YORK –
As NBA fans prepare to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Philadelphia 76ers’ 1983 title, the team’s
Julius “Dr. J” Erving, will be the next subject in the award-winning NBA TV Originals franchise.
The Doctor, a 90-minute documentary will be airing between Games 2 and 3 of The Finals on Monday, June 10, at 9 p.m. ET.
Many basketball fans were introduced to Erving when he joined the NBA at age 26, and what they saw was some of the most amazing aerial artistry in the game.
NEW YORK -- Marty Blake, who worked in the NBA for more than 50 years and is regarded by many as the “Godfather of NBA Scouting,” passed away Sunday, in Alpharetta, Georgia.
He was 86. Blake’s virtuosity in unearthing basketball talent from far-flung locations was legendary, and spanned generations.
Long before words like “analytics” and “metrics” were part of the vocabulary of basketball talent evaluators, Blake was combing the country for basketball players and devising revolutionary ways to document and compare prospects.
– The NBA has announced that eight NBA teams will take part in a comprehensive global games schedule that will include a total of eight games in six countries this October.
The games will include the first-ever NBA preseason games to be held in Brazil and the Philippines, and in the cities of Bilbao, Spain and Manchester, England.
In addition to oncourt action, the NBA global games will feature a variety of events off the court, including NBA Cares community outreach activities and interactive fan events in each city.
NEW YORK –
The National Basketball Association (NBA) has announced this season’s Noche Latina (Latin Night) program of 15 games, six of which will air on national television on ABC, TNT, ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and NBA TV.
These commemorative games celebrate the growing support of NBA fans and players across Latin American and U.S. Hispanic communities and feature special telecasts and in-arena festivities, including distinctive NBA team uniforms.
This year, Noche Latina celebrations will begin on March 2 and take place in Los Angeles (Lakers), Miami (Heat), Orlando (Magic), Phoenix (Suns), San Antonio (Spurs), Chicago (Bulls), and New York (Knicks).
HOUSTON -- The 2013 NBA All-Star Game will bring together the
league’s most talented players for a global celebration of the game in
Three days of live game action will culminate with the 62nd NBA
All-Star Game at Toyota Center on
Sunday, Feb. 17.
televise the All-Star Game for an 11th consecutive year, marking Turner
Sports' 28th season of All-Star coverage.
Fans in 215 countries and
territories and in 47 languages will
be able to experience a weeklong celebration of the game through an
array of digital technologies offered by NBA Digital, TNT and ESPN.
– adidas, the official oncourt apparel provider for the National Basketball Association (NBA), have unveiled the uniforms and apparel for the 62 NBA All-Star Game on February 17, 2013 at the Toyota Center in Houston .
Designed by adidas, the uniforms take inspiration from Houston’s rich aeronautical history and the speed of the jet planes that dot its skies.
The uniforms’ eye-catching impact camo pattern evokes the world’s fastest fleet of aircraft with the classic silhouette of a basketball net.
MISSISSIPPI -- The Phoenix Suns selected former Jackson State standout Lindsey Hunter to be the interim coach for the second half of the season.
After former four-year coach Alvin Gentry's departure Friday morning, Suns General Manager Lance Blanks led the decision on picking an internal replacement and chose Hunter over Suns veteran assistant coaches Elston Turner, Dan Majerle and Igor Kokoskov.
The former first round pick also played at Alcorn State during the 1988-89 season where he was named to the All-SWAC Freshmen Team.
MILWAUKEE -- It must be hurting Drew Gooden on the inside to sit on
the Milwaukee Bucks bench and see other teammates get in the game, even if the
Bucks are blowing another team out.
he just sits and rots like the skin of a banana that turns from green to black.
Gooden is perfectly healthy to contribute for the
team. Unfortunately, he’s on the wrong
side of his career path right now.
just sad to see something like that happen to a veteran player.
Last season when Andrew Bogut was injured and sat out
a lot of games before he was eventually traded, Gooden stepped in to play
center in a shortened NBA season.
NEW YORK -- David Stern informed the NBA’s Board of Governors today that he will step down as NBA Commissioner on Feb. 1, 2014, 30 years to the date he took over the position.
Stern also announced that the Board of Governors voted unanimously to accept his recommendation that Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver succeed him as Commissioner.
“Adam is a world-class business executive who has influenced so many areas of our business during his tenure with the NBA,” Stern said. “I am pleased that the Board has chosen him as my successor and I know the NBA will be in very good hands.
Following a record-breaking year in 2011-12, the NBA will begin its 67
season on Oct. 30 with eight nationally televised games in four days on TNT,
ESPN, and NBA TV as part of Kia NBA Tip-Off ’12.
Record Viewership in 2011-12
TNT and NBA TV each had the most viewed regular season in their history in
(ABC: +6%, 5,421,000 vs. 5,110,000; TNT: +4%, 2,498,000 vs. 2,397,000;
NBA TV: +31%, 337,000 vs.