Professional basketball

KFH Staff
May 27, 2020 - 8:09 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Basketball Hall of Fame chairman Jerry Colangelo told ESPN that the enshrinement ceremony for Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan and five others will be delayed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The ceremony was to have taken place in Springfield on Aug...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017, file photo, former NBA head coach George Karl talks about his new book, "Furious George," during an interview before a book signing event at a book store in east Denver. Karl has not felt this healthy in nearly two decades. He is playing tons of golf, bike riding, working out and doing some yoga. The longtime NBA coach who has fought cancer three times is living a quasi-retired sort of lifestyle. But the recently turned 69-year-old is far from retired. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
KFH Staff
May 25, 2020 - 1:16 am
DENVER (AP) — Truth: George Karl hasn’t felt this healthy in 15, maybe even 20 years. He’s playing plenty of golf, bike riding and finding time for yoga. Basketball: The longtime NBA coach who has fought cancer three times is keeping the door open for getting back into the business, maybe as a head...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2010, file photo, Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan is shown during an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas. The Utah Jazz have announced that Jerry Sloan, the coach who took them to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998 on his way to a spot in the Basketball Hall of Fame, has died. Sloan died Friday morning, May 22, 2020, the Jazz said, from complications related to Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia. He was 78. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
KFH Staff
May 22, 2020 - 10:06 pm
Jerry Sloan walked up the steps to the stage at the Basketball Hall of Fame to give his enshrinement speech in 2009, almost as if he were dreading what the next few minutes would bring. He never wanted the spotlight. “This is pretty tough for me,” Sloan said that night. Talking about himself, that...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2000, file photo, Chicago Bulls' B.J. Armstrong celebrates the Bulls' 77-66 win over the Washington Wizards in Chicago. Armstrong earned three rings with the Chicago Bulls, as part of their NBA championship teams in 1991, 1992 and 1993. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren,File)
KFH Staff
May 17, 2020 - 11:41 pm
EDITOR'S NOTE: B.J. Armstrong, a Los Angeles-based sports agent who played with the Chicago Bulls during the 1991, 1992 and 1993 championship seasons, offered perspective and analysis to The Associated Press throughout the airing of “The Last Dance" series. With the final two episodes airing Sunday...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 1976 file photo, CBS sportscaster Phyllis George is seen in New York. Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS's “The NFL Today” and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died. She was 70. A family spokeswoman said George died Thursday, May 14, 2020, at a Lexington hospital after a long fight with a blood disorder.(AP Photo/Suzanne Vlamis, File)
KFH Staff
May 17, 2020 - 10:23 am
Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS's “The NFL Today” and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died. She was 70. A family spokeswoman said George died Thursday at a Lexington, Kentucky, hospital after a long fight with a blood disorder. Her...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2019, file photo, former Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant listens to a question as he meets with students at Andrew Hamilton School in Philadelphia. The Southern California sports academy previously co-owned by the late Kobe Bryant has retired his “Mamba” nickname and rebranded itself nearly four months after the basketball icon's death in a helicopter crash. The Thousand Oaks-based facility announced Tuesday, May 12, 2020, it would return to its original name of Sports Academy and retire the “Mamba” name to the rafters. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
KFH Staff
May 12, 2020 - 6:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Southern California sports academy previously co-owned by Kobe Bryant has retired his “Mamba” nickname and rebranded itself nearly four months after the basketball icon's death in a helicopter crash. Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people were killed...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2000, file photo, Chicago Bulls' B.J. Armstrong celebrates the Bulls' 77-66 win over the Washington Wizards in Chicago. Armstrong earned three rings with the Chicago Bulls, as part of their NBA championship teams in 1991, 1992 and 1993. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren,File)
KFH Staff
May 10, 2020 - 11:29 pm
B.J. Armstrong might have played a role in the Chicago Bulls getting their 1996, 1997 and 1998 titles — even though he wasn't on those teams. Armstrong was the person who, at a breakfast chat over pancakes in Chicago, nudged Michael Jordan to stop by the Bulls’ practice facility one morning late in...
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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, the Miami Heat and the Memphis Grizzlies practice before an NBA basketball game in Miami, Fla. If so inclined, NBA teams like Miami, Orlando and Utah could all be back in the gym for voluntary workouts in small groups starting Friday when the league ban on such things expires. None of them will be reopening that day. There's a clear desire for basketball to resume but, perhaps mindful of how rushing back too quickly hurt other leagues around the world, the NBA seems to be taking very cautious baby steps back to the court. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
KFH Staff
May 07, 2020 - 1:14 am
Dr. Priya Sampathkumar gets asked by her two teen-aged sons every day when they can expect to see NBA games again. She’s among the doctors desperately trying to answer that question — and the NBA is now trying to help. Sampathkumar is on the staff at the Mayo Clinic, which is starting to get...
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Former NBA star Dennis Rodman talks to Texas Tech fans during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)
ESPN Radio
April 27, 2020 - 7:58 am
Dennis Rodman was one of the rivals Michael Jordan had to conquer on his way to his first run of three straight NBA titles. And Rodman then became one of the teammates who helped Jordan pull off his second three-peat. B.J. Armstrong saw both sides. Armstrong was there in the beginning, when Jordan...
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FILE - This March 9, 2012 file photo shows New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin shooting between Milwaukee Bucks' Shaun Livingston, left, and Larry Sanders during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Milwaukee. Linsanity is finally getting another run on MSG Network. In search of content to fill with no games because of the coronavirus, the network is turning to Jeremy Lin’s memorable NBA breakthrough, which was once ratings gold. The network said Friday, April 24, 2020 it will dedicate a week of programming to the 2012 stretch when Lin got his chance with the New York Knicks and took the league by storm.(AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
KFH Staff
April 25, 2020 - 7:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Linsanity is finally getting another run on MSG Network. In search of content with no games because of the coronavirus, the network is turning to Jeremy Lin’s memorable NBA breakthrough, which was once ratings gold. The network said Friday it will dedicate a week of programming to...
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