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  • Warriors will rely on versatility, depth to defend LeBron

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James believes there’s nobody in the world that can stop him. He’s too strong, too fast, too skilled. A bully with a basketball and beast above the rim. If the…

  • Rapper Iggy Azalea, NBA player Nick Young are engaged

    NEW YORK (AP) — Iggy Azalea recently canceled her fall tour, so she has time to plan for a big moment in her life: her wedding. Nick Young of the Los Angeles Lakers proposed to…

  • NBA Calendar

    June 4 — NBA Finals begin. June 15 — Draft early-entry withdrawal deadline (5 p.m. EDT). June 25 — NBA draft. July 1 — Free agency opens. July 9 — Free-agent contracts can be signed.…

  • So long, Mayor: Hoiberg leaves Iowa State stocked for future

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State’s beloved “Mayor” is gone, lured to the riches and challenges of the NBA. At least Fred Hoiberg left his alma mater stocked with talent. The 42-year-old Hoiberg grew…

  • NBA union to investigate league’s concussion protocol

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When NBA union chief Michele Roberts watched Stephen Curry return to a game after his head slammed against the floor and he walked woozily to the locker room, she immediately took…

  • AP Source: Bulls plan to introduce Hoiberg as coach

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Mayor is moving to Chicago. The Bulls plan to introduce Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg as their new coach on Tuesday, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. Hoiberg…

  • Benson in good spirits as trial vs. estranged heirs starts

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson walked slowly toward a court room where a struggle for control of his pro sports teams is playing out. Using a cane with his left…

  • Man at work: Aussie guard Dellavedova sparks Cavs with grit

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — The kid was fearless, relentless, a hustler. Growing up in tiny Maryborough, Australia, Matthew Dellavedova tried every sport. And no matter if it was playing basketball, soccer, Aussie rules football, tennis,…

  • Cavs’ Irving making slow progress before NBA Finals

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Kyrie Irving is resigned to not being 100 percent for the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. “Unless something miraculous happens,” he said. Cleveland can’t count on that. The All-Star guard has…

  • Iowa St coach Fred Hoiberg visits Chicago about Bulls job

    AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg boarded a flight to Chicago on Monday to meet with the Bulls about their open coaching vacancy. Hoiberg told reporters at the airport in Ames, Iowa,…

  • Warriors guard Klay Thompson returns to practice

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is one step away from being cleared to play in the NBA Finals. Thompson returned to practice Monday, a major step in the All-Star shooting…

  • Warriors quietly trying to finish one of NBA’s best seasons

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Steve Kerr remembers coming into training camp with the Chicago Bulls before the 1995-96 season and sensing something different about the team. After getting upset by Orlando in the Eastern Conference…

  • Ohio homeboys: Superstars LeBron, Curry both born in Akron

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Welcome to the Rubber Capital, where car tires first rolled, the Goodyear Blimp took flight and two bouncing baby basketball prodigies were born less than four years apart in the 1980s.…

  • Out of finals, Love says he’ll be back next season with Cavs

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — The pain in Kevin Love’s surgically repaired left shoulder has become manageable. The Cleveland forward is now dealing with a different ache — the sting of sitting and watching the NBA…

  • Position-by-position matchups for the NBA Finals

    A position-by-position look at the matchups in the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers: CENTER: Andrew Bogut vs. Timofey Mozgov. Mozgov, who could become the first Russian to win an NBA…