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Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka 'Chocolate Thunder' dies

Aug 27, 2015 3:51 PM ET

Darryl Dawkins, whose backboard-shattering dunks earned him the moniker "Chocolate Thunder" and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58. Read Full Article

76ers owner donates $3.5 million to local nonprofit

Aug 27, 2015 2:29 PM ET

The owner of the Philadelphia 76ers has pledged a $3.5 million donation to the Philadelphia Police Athletic League - the largest amount ever recorded by the nonprofit youth group. Read Full Article

Tsioropoulos, champion with Celtics, Kentucky, dead at 84

Aug 26, 2015 9:22 PM ET

Lou Tsioropoulos, a member of Kentucky's 1951 NCAA national championship team and the unbeaten `53-54 squad who went on to win two NBA titles with the Boston Celtics, has died. He was 84. Read Full Article

Shaq Week invades NBA TV with Shaquille O'Neal programming

Aug 26, 2015 3:54 PM ET

NBA TV will premiere its first-ever Shaq Week featuring a full week of programming starring Shaquille O'Neal, a four-time NBA Champion and current TNT and NBA TV analyst, beginning Monday, August 31. Read Full Article

Jazz sign free-agent forward J.J. O'Brien

Aug 28, 2015 5:02 PM ET

(August 28, 2015) -- The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed free agent forward J.J. O'Brien. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not released. Read Full Article

Clippers fined for violating anti-circumvention rules

Aug 25, 2015 1:47 PM ET

The NBA announced today that it has fined the Los Angeles Clippers $250,000 for violating NBA rules prohibiting teams from offering players unauthorized business or investment opportunities. Read Full Article

Kirilenko elected head of Russian basketball

Aug 25, 2015 10:04 AM ET

Former NBA player Andrei Kirilenko was elected president of the troubled Russian Basketball Federation on Tuesday. Read Full Article

Iguodala takes NBA title hardware on Tokyo tour

Aug 25, 2015 9:36 PM ET

Andre Iguodala has taken his NBA championship hardware to Japan. Read Full Article

Pacers, St. Vincent join forces on new training facility

Aug 26, 2015 5:28 PM ET

The Indiana Pacers and St. Vincent, a local health provider, have released more details plans for a $50 million training facility in downtown Indianapolis. Read Full Article

Report: Pearl Washington battles brain tumor

Aug 25, 2015 7:10 PM ET

Dwayne "Pearl" Washington, former New Jersey Nets and Miami Heat point guard, is hospitalized in Syracuse, N.Y., awaiting surgery on a recurring brain tumor, according to a report from Syracuse.com. Read Full Article

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