Oscar Robertson’s 1971 NBA title ring sells for $91,000

NEW YORK — Oscar Robertson’s 1971 NBA championship ring has sold for a little more than $91,000 in an auction. The ring the Hall of Fame guard won with Milwaukee for his only NBA title was the top seller from a collection of his items in the Lelands.com 2018 Invitational Auction. Robertson’s Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame ring sold for about $60,000, and one of his game-used Bucks jerseys went for a little more than $50,000 in the auction that ended early Saturday. Source link

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Bob Bass, two-time NBA Executive of the Year, dies at 89

Bob Bass, a two-time NBA Executive of the Year who spent 20 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs and also served as general manager of the Charlotte Hornets, died Friday night at the age of 89, the teams announced. Blair Bass-Percle, a granddaughter, told mysanantonio.com that Bass had suffered two strokes since Aug. 6. After coaching in the ABA and in college at Oklahoma Baptist and Texas Tech, Bass joined the Spurs in 1974 and served as head coach until the ABA-NBA merger in 1976. He then joined the team’s…

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Tom Chambers charged with assault over restaurant altercation

Tom Chambers, a four-time All-Star with the Seattle SuperSonics and Phoenix Suns, has been charged with assault stemming from an incident at a Scottsdale, Arizona, restaurant in April. A Scottsdale police spokesman told the Arizona Republic that Chambers reacted to a man’s taunts. The man told police that Chambers grabbed him by the throat and threw him backward, according to TMZ. Chambers, 59, is facing two counts of assault and disorderly conduct. The other man has been charged with disorderly conduct. The next court date in the case is set…

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Stephen Curry says he wants to stay with Golden State Warriors for entire career

Two-time MVP Stephen Curry has spent his entire NBA career with the Golden State Warriors, and he wants to keep it that way. Who really has a superteam, and who’s close to being the next one? We rank the top teams into tiers by star power. Asked on The Bill Simmons Podcast this week if he wanted to be a Warrior for life, Curry said, “For sure I do. This is home. This is where I want to be, for obvious reasons.” Those obvious reasons include three NBA titles in…

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Standing Rock Sioux to honor Kyrie Irving of Boston Celtics in ceremony

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving will be honored by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in a ceremony on Thursday in North Dakota, the tribe said in a news release. The celebration will include a naming ceremony, performances, and community feed at the Prairie Knights Pavilion, a casino in Fort Yates, North Dakota. Calling his recovery from a knee infection a “long, rigorous process,” Celtics star Kyrie Irving said he’s eager to move forward and that he’ll “easily” be ready for training camp. Irving’s late mother, Elizabeth Ann Larson, was adopted…

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Johnny Kline, Globetrotter Turned Advocate, Is Dead at 86

Johnny Kline, a forward for the Harlem Globetrotters in the 1950s who spent much of the ’60s addicted to heroin before becoming a drug abuse counselor and later an advocate for long-forgotten black basketball players, died on July 26 at his home in Lebanon, Tenn. He was 86. His daughter Sharon Hill confirmed the death. Kline was a high-leaping 6-foot-3 star nicknamed Jumpin’ Johnny at Wayne University (now Wayne State University) in Detroit, but his poor grades led him to drop out in 1953. He soon joined the Globetrotters, the…

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NBA superteam rankings – Warriors, Rockets, Celtics and teams with the most star power

7:03 AM ET Andre SnellingsESPN These days, only superteams need apply as NBA championship contenders. But what defines a superteam? Last year, Tom Haberstroh categorized superteams as having at least two established current stars as measured by All-NBA and All-Star nods. Here, I expand that definition to also include on-court impact, particularly real plus-minus (RPM) — a stat that adjusts for teammate and opponent quality. Here’s our scoring system: Five points: First-team All-NBA or a top-5 finish in RPM Three points: Second-team All-NBA or a top-10 finish in RPM One…

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Philadelphia 76ers hire former Duke, WNBA star Lindsey Harding as full-time scout

The Philadelphia 76ers have hired former Duke and WNBA star Lindsey Harding as a full time scout for next season. Harding, the No. 1 overall pick in the WNBA in 2007, is only the second former WNBA player to be hired for a fulltime scouting position with an NBA team. Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Jenny Boucek is the other, having done advanced scouting work for the Seattle SuperSonics in 2006. Lindsey Harding, playing for Belarus in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, was a No. 1 pick in the 2007…

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Why Derrick Rose’s sneaker is still so popular in China

Aug 14, 2018 Nick DePaulaESPN There are three NBA players with an active Adidas signature sneaker line: reigning MVP James Harden, fellow first-team All-NBA guard Damian Lillard and Derrick Rose. Yes, Derrick Rose. The Minnesota Timberwolves point guard — who was named league MVP before Lillard even played an NBA game and was last named an All-Star back in 2012, when he was with the Chicago Bulls — has a new model put out by Adidas every year, something that continued this summer with the launch of the DRose 9.…

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Top NBA rookies talk award picks and LeBron James’ move to the Los Angeles Lakers

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — Ask any member of the 2018 NBA draft class who’s going to win Rookie of the Year, and the response is almost universal: “Can I pick myself?” Yes, this year’s rookie class does not appear short on confidence, or opinions. We sought out some of the top names from this year’s class at the league’s annual rookie photo shoot to talk about their most anticipated matchups, LeBron James joining the Los Angeles Lakers and what they’ve splurged on with their first NBA paychecks. 1. Which player are…

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