NBA 2016/17 NEWS: PLUS LATEST SCORES AND STANDINGS
The moment five Phoenix Suns NBA players run down the court in unison after a turnover has memorised the internet.
Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward suffers horrifying ankle break just six minutes into NBA season opener and his debut, leaving fellow players with their head in their hands and praying on court
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT: NBA star Gordon Hayward suffered one of the most gruesome injuries during the opening night of his career with the Boston Celtics.
LeBron James wears 'equality' sneakers before the Cleveland Cavaliers lock arms during the national anthem on the NBA's opening night
LeBron James wore a pair of sneakers with the word 'equality' stitched on them before his team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, locked arms for the national anthem before playing the Celtics.
NBA season preview: Can anyone stop Golden State Warriors' super team from winning the title? Will Russell Westbrook win MVP again? And is this LeBron James' last year in Cleveland?
The NBA regular season tips off in the early hours of Wednesday morning with a meeting between last year's Eastern Conference finalists, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics.
11 NBA stars join forces to surprise 10-year-old fan who has fatal degenerative disease with signed jerseys and invitations to their games
Case Hogan (pictured right) of Tennessee has a disease that typically kills children by age 15. A basketball fan, Hogan was surprised by NBA stars such as Blake Griffin (left) and Lonzo Ball (right).
'I ain't expecting s***': NBA MVP shocks reporter with rude response after being asked what he expects from playing Melbourne - before declaring he is 'Team New Zealand'
Fresh off a season averaging a triple double and winning his first NBA MVP, Russell Westbrook has no time for his Australian opposition.
Two-time MVP Stephen Curry said Saturday it would be 'counter-productive' for NBA players to follow their NFL counterparts by kneeling in protest during the national anthem.
NBA to scrap East vs West format for All-Star Game with captains set to pick teams starting from this season
The NBA is scrapping the East vs. West format for its All-Star Game and will have captains pick teams this season. The change will begin with this season's game in Los Angeles on February 18.
Steve Jobs's billionaire widow 'buys MAJOR stake' in Washington D.C. company that owns the NBA's Wizards, NHL's Capitals and WNBA's Mystics
Billionaire philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, is reportedly buying a major stake in the company that owns the NBA's Washington Wizards.
'You can make millions off of one kid': Court documents from college basketball bribery probe reveal top sports agent was recorded on a wiretap boasting he could illegally profit from a recruit
The court documents in the FBI investigation into alleged corruption in college basketball paint a disturbing picture of the sport's inner workings. 'You can make millions off of one kid,' said an agent.
Pelosi says she wants NBA champs to visit Congress even though Trump canceled their White House invitation over digs from MVP Steph Curry
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tweeted that her invitation to the Golden State Warriors to visit Congress 'still stands,' after President Donald Trump withdrew his own invitation.
FBI raids and confiscates computers from top NBA player agency in connection with massive investigation into bribery and corruption in college basketball
The FBI raided the office of one of the NBA’s top player agencies, ASM Sports, and confiscated founder Andy Miller’s computer in connection with the investigation into NCAA corruption.
Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell is the latest high-profile former athlete to 'take a knee' as Trump defends his focus on NFL protests
Bill Russell, one of the all-time greats of professional basketball, took a knee Monday in a gesture of solidarity with athletes protesting injustice while wearing the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
'I can't keep track of all the pills they offered me': NBA star Grant Hill who suffered 11 surgeries describes how he found alternative therapies to avoid the tsunami of highly-addictive opioids thrown at him during recovery
The now-44-year-old who was pegged as the next Michael Jordan is sharing his experience to help other surgery patients as the US battles an addiction epidemic.
Billionaire Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says Trump needs to be able to 'take the blowback' after the president slams the NFL and NBA
Dallas Mavericks owner and businessman Mark Cuban said Donald Trump needs to be able to 'take the blowback' after the president criticized the NFL and Warriors star Steph Curry over the weekend.
'This guy that we put in charge has tried to divide us once again': LeBron explains why he called Trump a bum and says that he had to speak out when the president attacked rival Steph Curry and the sport he loves
NBA superstar LeBron James posted a video to social media on Saturday calling for national unity while explaining that he called President Donald Trump a 'bum' earlier in the day.
'Going to the White House was a great honor until you showed up!' LeBron James sides with arch-rival Steph Curry as he blasts 'bum' Trump for withdrawing Golden State Warriors' invitation to visit
LeBron James has defended his arch rival Steph Curry after Donald Trump withdrew an invitation to NBA champions Golden State Warriors to visit the White House.
'I don't want to go': NBA star Stephen Curry unsure if the reigning champion Warriors will visit President Donald Trump at the White House
The Golden State Warriors players and coaches will make a joint decision as to whether or not they'll visit President Donald Trump to celebrate their 2016-17 NBA Championship at the White House this season.
'Some of the comments make me cry with laughter': Wife of a Detroit Pistons star reveals she brushes off negative comments about their massive height difference and finds it funny that her husband is TWO FEET taller than her
Milica Marjanovic is two feet shorter than 7-foot, three inch-tall husband, Detroit Pistons center Boban Marjanovic, 29. The Serbian's wife often makes fun of the height difference on social media.
Basketball's widening wealth gap: Nearly HALF of NBA teams were in the red last season despite the league's new $24 billion television rights deal
Nearly half of NBA teams reportedly lost money during the 2016-17 season despite the fact that NBA commissioner Adam Silver signed a nine-year, $24 billion TV deal in 2014.
Kevin Durant and Co launch new Nike NBA kits with special chip that allows fans to watch courtside footage and listen to their favourite stars' playlists... could this be the future for the Premier League?
CHRIS YOUNG IN LOS ANGELES: A new technological innovation has been unveiled which is more than likely to find its way into football and the Premier League sooner than later.
NBA MVP Kevin Durant on beating the boo boys after leaving Oklahoma: 'Imagine not going somewhere that's going to help you grow because you're worried about someone you don't even know. That's not toughness to me'
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY CHRIS YOUNG: All the vitriol on social media, the flak on the court and a hate-fuelled return to Oklahoma City Thunder, was eventually confined to meagre white noise.
Zach Randolph AVOIDS jail: NBA All-Star agrees to community service after being charged with marijuana possession and resisting arrest at a Los Angeles housing project
Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph avoided jail time and was sentenced to community service on Wednesday after being charged with marijuana possession and resisting arrest.
Floyd Mayweather posts throwback basketball picture as American continues to enjoy break following victory over Conor McGregor
The American, who is still celebrating his 10th round victory over Conor McGregor in Las Vegas, captioned his post: '#FLASHBACKFRIDAY...My 5th grade basketball team.'
NBA star Blake Griffin 'split with fiancee Brynn Cameron in July'...weeks before spending time with Kendall Jenner
He's been spotted with Kendall Jenner on multiple occasions. The professional basketball player, 28, parted ways with his fiancee Brynn Cameron in July, according to US Weekly.
NBA star James Harden has become the latest in a long line of celebrities and sports figures to donate to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
'I laugh at people promoting socialism now': Basketball superstar Andrew Bogut says his family's escape from communist oppression drives his love of free speech and suspicion of left-wing pro-minority politics
Australia's biggest ever basketball export Andrew Bogut says his family's flight from communist Yugoslavia made him hate socialism and restrictions on free speech.
The ultimate pad to put your feet up! NBA star Nick Young sells home where he cheated on ex-fiancée Iggy Azalea for $3.25million and it comes with its own guest house for storing his 500 pairs of sneakers
NBA star Nick Young sells the Los Angeles home he shared with his ex-fiancée Iggy Azalea for $3.2million, which is $200,000 less than he bought it for from Selena Gomez.
'I've never seen anything like it': NBA star Ben Simmons stuns the crowd as he fills in for a player at an amateur basketball game - effortlessly scoring 15 times in a row
NBA star and former number one draft pick Ben Simmons (pictured) has stunned locals by filling in for an amateur team in Melbourne on Monday night.
OLIVER HOLT: Malcolm Brogdon is only 24 years old and in his second year in the NBA but last week he sought out the spotlight to talk with great eloquence about race issues.
Randolph was taken into custody late Wednesday on suspicion of possessing marijuana with intent to sell after he was found with two pounds of marijuana in a 'large backpack'.
NBA star, 36, who just signed a $24m contract, is arrested with 2lbs of marijuana 'that he intended to sell in a Watts housing project'
Veteran NBA star forward Zach Randolph was arrested on a marijuana charge causing a crowd uprising and the destruction of five cop cars at a Los Angeles housing project on Wednesday
NBA announce the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers will contest the London game on January 11 at the O2
The NBA have officially announced that Eastern Conference rivals the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers will contest a regular season game at London's O2 Arena in 2018.
Ex-porn star Mia Khalifa, 24, tells NBA 2K18 video game boss he can 'touch her t*****s' if he ups Wizards player John Wall's rating
Former porn star Mia Khalifa was outraged when her favorite player, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall only received a rating of 90 in the latest instalment of the NBA2k18 game.
Former Miami Heat player Willie Reed is arrested for domestic violence two weeks after signing $1.5million deal with the L.A. Clippers
The NBA star was taken into custody in Miami at 3.06am on Sunday morning on a bond of $1,500. He remained at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center at 11am.
EXCLUSIVE: Larsa and NBA legend Scottie Pippen's divorce is BACK ON two months after they told the judge they were reconciling
Retired NBA star Scottie Pippen and his reality TV star wife Larsa are still getting divorced, DailyMail.com can reveal. The couple wed in 1997 and split last October amid cheating rumors.
PICTURED: Basketball great Kobe Bryant makes rare appearance with new baby Bianka Bella and wife Vanessa in Italy
Kobe Bryant welcomed his daughter Bianka Bella with wife Vanessa in December. But since then the baby has not been seen much. The cute little girl was on display in Italy this week, however
Retirement suits him! Basketball icon Kobe Bryant goes shirtless to reveal buff physique on Italian vacation... one year after leaving LA Lakers
His years as a professional athlete are over. But Kobe Bryant looked on top of his game as he showcased his buff physique in a pair of swim trunks in Italy on Tuesday.
She means business! Beyonce is 'interested in buying a stake in the Houston Rockets' after moving to Los Angeles
She's said to be worth a cool $350million. And now Beyonce is looking to expand her business empire beyond the music world, reportedly considering investing in the NBA's Houston Rockets.
Barcelona duo Neymar and Luis Suarez mix it with the best of American sports as they pose for pictures with Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather
Barcelona have a habit of attracting the best stars in football. It turns out they can also attract the best from other sports, too as Neymar and Luis Suarez posed with some of the biggest names.
Paul Pogba meets Washington Wizards All-Star John Wall as Manchester United continue US pre-season tour
Earlier this summer the Manchester United midfielder hung out with Toronto Raptors centre Serge Ibaka and in 2016 Pogba played in a pick-up game with Houston Rockets' Clint Capela.
Stephen Curry fires trick shot into open sunroof as NBA's Golden State Warriors star films car advert
Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry is known for his mazy dribbling skills during games, as well as his madcap celebrations as he supports team-mates from the sidelines.
Durant, named MVP in this year's NBA Finals, will be in New Delhi next Thursday to open two new basketball courts, funded by his charity foundation, and coach the country's top prospects.
Hall of Fame sportscaster Bob Wolff, who spent 78 years covering professional athletic events, dies aged 96 after failing to recover from a cold
Bob Wolff was the only sportscaster to call play-by-play of championships in all four major North American professional team sports. He died on Saturday night in his Nyack, New York, home.
EXCLUSIVE: NBA champion Steph Curry finds a buyer for his $3.2 million, 7,520 sq ft San Francisco mansion - with a kitchen approved by his Food Network star wife Ayesha
Steph and wife Ayesha Curry found a buyer for their $3.2 million mansion in Walnut Creek, California. DailyMail.com has learned the 7,520 square foot home sat on the market for a year.
Manchester United pair Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba swap shirts with NBA superstar Draymond Green of Golden State Warriors
Swapping shirts is always a sign of respect between sportspeople - with Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba no different as they caught up with NBA superstar Draymond Green.
Draymond Green admits the Golden State Warriors' dominance is putting pressure on the rest of the NBA: 'Teams want to load up against us but we'll be just fine... we enjoy it'
Defensive Player of the Year Draymond Green believes the success of the Golden State Warriors has forced the rest of the league to try and 'close the gap' on the champions.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho meets a Warrior as Golden State star Draymond Green swaps jerseys at start of US Tour
There was a meeting of champions on Manchester United's pre-season tour of the United States on Monday as manager Jose Mourinho met up with NBA superstar Draymond Green.
NBA player who just signed $30 million contract is slammed by fans and his teammates for leaving bartender with a meager $14 tip after running a $487 bill
Andre Roberson, 25, attracted a barrage of critique on Twitter after a bartender in Austin,Texas, posted a picture of the bill. Roberson took to his Instagram page on Friday to defend himself
NBA No 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz hobbles out of Philadelphia 76ers' summer league game with ankle injury
Fultz appeared to roll his ankle in the second half and was helped to the locker room by two team-mates. The 19-year-old landed awkwardly after attempting a block and was helped off court.
Paul Pogba trades jerseys with NBA star Serge Ibaka as the Manchester United midfielder relaxes on holiday
Paul Pogba has continued his luxurious summer holiday in the United States with a visit from NBA star Serge Ibaka. The two sports stars posed for photos after swapping jerseys.
Golden State Warriors re-sign Steph Curry to the largest contract in NBA history as more than £500m changes hands on day one of free agency
The 2017 NBA Playoffs were something of a foregone conclusion. The Golden State Warriors romped to their second title in three seasons, falling one game short of play-off perfection.
Stephen Curry has agreed to sign a $201 million deal with the reigning NBA champions Golden State Warriors, with the five year extension becoming the richest contract in league history.
Knicks star accused of choking a woman says she 'grabbed his private parts' and he is the 'real victim'
Shakaira Elaine Elie (right) is suing Knicks forward, Kyle O'Quinn (left) after claiming that he choked her, but in new court files released yesterday, Mr O'Quinn told a very different story.
Techincal foul! New York Knicks spell their super-star $7m draft recruit Frank Ntilikina's name wrong on his jersey
The team stitched 'Ntilikina' and not the appropriate 'Ntilinka and posted a photo of the Frenchman sitting tying his shoe while at practice.
He's a player! Drake brings red hot basketball reporter Rosalyn Gold-Onwude to very first NBA Awards
Drake got the honor of hosting the very first NBA Awards Monday night. And while the Toronto native looked dapper as can be at the awards, all eyes were on his date Rosalyn Gold-Onwude.
Squat to trot! Curvaceous Nicki Minaj puts on a titillating display in sexy two-piece and racy thigh-high boots as she seductively dances during NBA Awards performance
The 34-year-old rapper slipped her famously curvaceous figure into a white crop top and hot pants, paired with racy thigh-high boots, as she seductively danced and squatted for the crowds.
LA Lakers legend Magic Johnson picks teenage point guard prospect Lonzo Ball to be his successor with second overall pick of the NBA Draft
Magic Johnson revolutionised the point guard position during his career with the Lakers and, in his new role of running the team, picked a player in his own image to lead them back to contention.
Top NBA prospect Lonzo Ball showcased his outrageous skills after undertaking a basketball challenge from sports network ESPN. Ball is renowned for his precision passing abilities.
Champions again! Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and the rest of the Golden State Warriors celebrate their championship win at victory parade attended by ONE MILLION fans in Oakland
Following their second NBA Finals win in the last three years, the Golden State Warriors celebrated with a victory parade through the streets of Oakland featuring Steph Curry and Kevin Durant.
Stephen Curry shows off his dance moves as he celebrates with wife Ayesha after Golden State Warriors clinch the 2017 NBA title
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry is known for his silky dribbling skills on the court and his crazy celebrations as he cheers on his team-mates from the sidelines.
Golden State Warriors join Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls and Magic Johnson's 'Showtime' Lakers on list of great NBA teams after 2017 Finals win
The Golden State Warriors clinched their second NBA title in three seasons on Monday night, beating the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers 4-1 in their best-of-seven series.
Dennis Rodman touches down in North Korea to visit his old pal Kim as he insists Trump will be happy about him 'trying to accomplish something that we both need' amid growing tensions
Former NBA bad boy Dennis Rodman landed in North Korea to visit dictator Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, the first time he will have been in the country since the presidential election.
The real MVPs: Kevin Durant and Steph Curry lead Warriors to clinch NBA title in scintillating win against LeBron's Cavaliers
Kevin Durant capped his first season with the Warriors by scoring 39 points during the finals and clinching 129-120 victory at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
Cleveland Cavaliers coach Ty Lue buoyed by physical game four as LeBron James and Co bid to continue NBA finals comeback
For Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue, the physical turn the NBA Finals took in Game Four is just what he wanted and is the recipe he hopes the Cavaliers will follow for the rest of the series.
Sweep no more! LeBron James and the Cavs avoid a humiliating defeat in the NBA Finals in record-breaking game four as the Kardashian clan and a host of stars watch
The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the the Golden State Warriors 137 to 116 on Friday. It was a record-breaking game for the Cavs, who scored 49 points in the first quarter alone.
Golden State Warriors are on course to create history in NBA Finals... so what makes them so good and are they the greatest sports team on the planet?
The Golden State Warriors are closing in on their second championship in the space of three years but this title win could prove to be unprecedented.
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant vows he is not at NBA Finals for the ride as he looks to seal maiden title
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant faced plenty of backlash last year when he joined a ready-made title contender but has proven that he is not simply along for the ride.
Down and out? LeBron James and co on brink of being swept as his Cleveland Cavaliers fall 3-0 down to Golden State Warriors in NBA finals
LeBron James and the Cavaliers are on the brink of being swept in the NBA Finals against the Warriors. The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-113 on Wednesday.
Former NBA star Chris Webber reveals he's finally a father to TWINS after 'many years of trying' and 'more than a few heartbreaks'
Retired Sacramento Kings star Chris Webber, 44, announced that he became a father to twin newborns - a boy and a girl - after "many years of trying' and 'more than a few heartbreaks'.
Cleveland Cavaliers 113-118 Golden State Warriors: Kevin Durant's late three-pointer in closing seconds opens up 3-0 lead in NBA Finals
Kevin Durant drained the shot of his professional life - a three-pointer with 45.3 seconds left - and scored 31 points as the Golden State Warriors moved within one win of post-season perfection.
Turkish-born NBA star Enes Kanter says his father has been arrested back home just one week after the government issued a warrant for the basketball player's arrest
Oklahoma City Thunder basketball player Enes Kanter says his Turkish father has been arrested back home just a week after the basketball player had a warrant out for his arrest.
An Apple senior vice president is under fire for reportedly telling Rihanna to sit down during the NBA Finals Thursday night in Oakland, California.
Former NBA great Charles Oakley rejects plea deal and opts to go on trial for assaulting a security guard as he was being ejected from Madison Square Garden for heckling
Former New York Knicks player Charles Oakley has rejected a plea deal and chosen to go to trial in August on charges he assaulted a security guard at Madison Square Garden in February.
Don't take your eye off the ball! Rihanna flashes her cleavage in plunging black top as she heckles Golden State Warriors player Kevin Durant during NBA Finals
The 29-year-old singing superstar stole the show Thursday during Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, California.
Stephen Curry v LeBron James - battle of NBA cash kings: From Nike losing Warriors star to Under Armour over costly gaffes to Cavaliers hero's lifetime pay deal, the extraordinary worth of the billion-dollar men
For the third straight season the two superpowers of each Conference, Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, will clash in the seven-match NBA finals.
Steph Curry talks about the hardships of fame and his common ground with Obama in interview ahead of NBA finals clash with LeBron James
In an interview with GMA Thursday, Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry discusses how he relates to former President Barack Obama and meeting LeBron James for the third time in the NBA Finals.
Manchester City star Sergio Aguero backs Golden State Warriors' NBA finals bid after Steph Curry sends striker a signed jersey
The City striker got a special signed Golden State jersey Curry in the post and has thrown his support behind the Bay Area franchise ahead of Thursday night's NBA finals opener.
NBA star J.R. Smith's baby girl is released from the hospital after being born five months early at just ONE pound
Cleveland Cavaliers player J.R. Smith's baby daughter has finally been released from an Ohio hospital after being born five months premature.