NBA First: Every Coach Who Started Last Season Is BackNBA players found new homes this offseason. A few front offices dealt with hirings and firings. There's a new arena in Detroit and a new owner looms in Houston. The league's logo was tweaked. But the coaches remain the same.
LeBron Congratulates Indians On Historic Win StreakLeBron James has bounced some love toward the Indians for their historic winning streak. Shortly after Cleveland set the AL record with their 21st straight win on Wednesday, the NBA player posted a video online.
Lakers To Retire Kobe's 2 Jersey NumbersBryant wore No. 8 from 1996 to 2006, when he switched to No. 24 for the remainder of a 20-year career spent entirely with the Lakers.
Players Test Out First WNBA Video GameFor the first time, all 12 WNBA teams are available in the new "NBA Live 18" video game, which will be released on Friday. Sugar Rodgers and Shavonte Zellous of the Liberty got to give the game a test run.
WNBA Attendance Grows To Highest Level Since 2011WNBA metrics are strong again, with attendance up for the second straight year. The league had nearly 1.6 million fans this season and averaged 7,716 fans per game, the highest total since 2011.
Delle Donne Leads Mystics Past Wings In PlayoffsElena Delle Donne had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Emma Meesseman added 16 points and 10 boards, and the Mystics beat the Wings by a score of 86-76 on Wednesday night in the first round of the WNBA playoffs.
WNBA Playoffs Set To Start, Wings Begin With Single-Elimination MatchWashington hosts Dallas, while Seattle visits Phoenix. There's definitely star power with Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner, Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart, Elena Delle Donne and Skylar Diggins all participating in the opening round.
Casino & Restaurant Owner Fertitta To Buy RocketsRestaurant and casino owner Tilman Fertitta has agreed to buy the Rockets from Leslie Alexander. Terms of the deal were not released and must be approved by the NBA Board of Governors.
Charles Helps Liberty Hold Off Wings 82-81Tina Charles had 18 points and 18 rebounds to help New York clinch the third seed in the playoffs with an 82-81 win over the Wings on Sunday, extending the Liberty's winning streak to 10 games.
Wings Secure 1st Playoff Spot Since Move To DallasSkylar Diggins-Smith had 28 points and eight assists, Glory Johnson added 25 points, and the Wings secured a playoff spot with a 99-96 victory over the Sky on Wednesday night.
Glory Johnson Suspended 1 Game For Throwing PunchWings forward Glory Johnson has been suspended for one game for throwing a punch at Dream guard Matee Ajavon. Johnson made a fist and took a swing a Ajavon as the two tangled on Saturday.
Mavs Sign Former Utah Center Jeff WitheyThe Mavericks have signed center Jeff Withey, who spent the past two seasons with the Jazz. He averaged 2.9 points and 2.4 rebounds in 51 games last season. He made one start.