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To Kneel or Not in the N.B.A.? For Some Stars, Team Consensus Is Key

The league’s rule book requires players, coaches and trainers “to stand and line up in a dignified posture” during the national anthem.

Life Without Duncan Begins for the New-Look Spurs

Life without Tim Duncan has officially begun for the San Antonio Spurs, even if they aren't quite ready to accept it.

76ers Center Noel: Too Many Bigs on Team,' Just a Logjam'

Shortly after Philadelphia 76ers president and general manager Bryan Colangelo said he is not actively shopping any of his players, Sixers center Nerlens Noel openly wondered how he, Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid can co-exist as the team's three big men.

Pacers Believe Pieces Are in Place to Play Faster Style

Indiana Pacers President Larry Bird spent most of his offseason trying to stitch together a championship contender.

Rose on Rape Case: 'I Feel Like I Didn't Do Anything Wrong'

Derrick Rose says he isn't worried about a rape trial that is to start next week because he feels he "didn't do anything wrong."

Paul Pierce Says This Will Be His Final Season in NBA

Paul Pierce says this season with the Los Angeles Clippers will be his last as an NBA player.

Mercury 101, Liberty 94: A Poised Diana Taurasi Helps the Mercury Oust the Liberty

Taurasi scored a game-high 30 points, including a huge 3-pointer to end a string of Liberty comebacks, to end the Liberty’s playoff season after one game.

NBA's King of Fashion Russell Westbrook Talks Style

When you're Russell Westbrook, the undisputed king of NBA fashion, you don't spend the offseason like a typical player.

Mercury Players Meet With Phoenix Police; Will Keep Kneeling

Mistie Bass, Kelsey Bone and their Mercury teammates met with Phoenix police a few weeks ago after practice.

Knicks Face Questions About Derrick Rose’s Trial as Training Camp Approaches

The Knicks will open their preseason schedule on Oct. 4, the same day Rose is scheduled to be in court for a civil suit accusing him of rape.

Liberty Players’ Childhood Bond Outlasts the Story of Their Rivalry

Before they were teammates, Tina Charles and Epiphanny Prince were routinely portrayed as New York City foes as they faced off for the top two high school teams in the nation.

'The Big Ticket' Garnett Bids Adieu After 21 Seasons

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett announced his retirement after 21 NBA seasons on Friday, leaving behind a legacy of ultimate intensity and defensive prowess.

Harden Focused on Helping Rockets Improve After Tough Season

James Harden was second in the NBA with 29 points per game last season and his 7.5 rebounds were a career high.

Knicks Not Concerned About Possible Rose Rape Trial

Derrick Rose apparently isn't worried about a potential rape trial, and neither are the New York Knicks.

Bosh Fails Physical, Still Unable to Return to Heat

Eleven-time All-Star forward Chris Bosh has failed his preseason physical and remains unable to return to basketball activities, the Miami Heat said on Friday.

Miami Heat Say Chris Bosh Has Failed His Physical

Bosh has been sidelined by blood clots at the All-Star break the past two seasons, but he said last week that he was ready to play.

Bucks Acquire Michael Beasley From Rockets for Tyler Ennis

The Bucks have acquired forward Michael Beasley from the Houston Rockets for backup point guard Tyler Ennis in a deal that beefs up Milwaukee's frontcourt depth.

Wolves Preparing for Life Without Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett has watched two of his few contemporaries that were remaining in the NBA walk out the door.

Catchings' Career Ends and Fever Kneel in Anthem Protest

The new WNBA playoff format began with a protest and ended with Phoenix and Atlanta advancing.

Entire Indiana Fever Team Kneels During Anthem Before Playoff Game

The gesture came in the wake of police shootings in Tulsa and Charlotte, and many other professional athletes have joined either side of the protest movement.

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