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8 Reasons the Big3 Might Succeed, and 6 Reasons It Might Fail

Attendance at Barclays Center for the debut event in the professional three-on-three basketball league was promising, but the rosters were full of journeymen.

Essay: At the Pride Parade, the N.B.A. Embraces Hard-Won Victories

The league entered a float in the parade for a second straight year, making it the only major sports league taking part in the gay pride event.

Q&A: Red Auerbach Told Bill Russell, ‘I’m the Coach and You’ll Fit’

Russell, the Boston Celtics star, recalls in a Q. and A. how he and his peers transformed basketball and perceptions of blacks in professional sports.

For W.N.B.A.’s Oldest Rookie, a Lot of Persistence Goes a Long Way

After playing for years overseas, Yvonne Turner of the Phoenix Mercury is still coming to grips with the fact that she has finally reached her goal, at age 29.

Knicks Sign Canyon Barry, a Student of Triangles

Barry, a physics major at Florida and the son of the Hall of Famer Rick Barry, will join the Knicks’ summer team league.

Bulls and Timberwolves Upstage Draft With Jimmy Butler Trade

There were no big surprises among the early selections in the draft, but Chicago sent Butler, a three-time All Star, to Minnesota.

Bow Ties and Statement Sneakers at the N.B.A. Draft

It was a life-changing night for young basketball players, for whom dressing well has become a condition of stardom.

On Pro Basketball: N.B.A. Drafts Come and Go, but Carmelo Anthony Always Remains

Even the Kings were able to reset their franchise this year — not so the Knicks, still shackled by Anthony’s no-trade clause.

Knicks Choose Frank Ntilikina of France in the Draft, Avoiding a Dramatic Twist

Ntilikina, 18, was an intriguing first-round pick, but his selection was almost anticlimactic after days of speculation that the Knicks might trade Kristaps Porzingis.

‘Bizarre and Unusual’: Readers Respond to Helicopter Parenting

We asked readers to send us their stories about being a helicopter parent, having such a parent or seeing the phenomenon play out in their workplace.

Stephon Marbury Stars as Himself in Chinese Hoops Biopic

The former N.B.A. player has become a beloved celebrity since decamping for professional basketball in China, and a sequel is in the works.

2017 N.B.A. Draft: Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Then Who?

The 76ers and Lakers are expected to take Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball with the top two picks. After that, it gets interesting.

N.B.A. Draft 2017: What to Expect in the First Round

The 76ers have the top pick in the draft, followed by the Lakers. Stay here for pick-by-pick updates and analysis.

N.B.A. Prospect Knows What It’s Like to Be a Pro (but in Baseball)

Donovan Mitchell Jr., the son of the Mets’ director of player relations, is a 6-foot-3 guard with a 6-10 wingspan, a cool nickname and a chance to be a lottery pick.

Kristaps Porzingis Gone? Carmelo Anthony Staying? Phil Jackson on the State of the Knicks

Jackson, in an interview with the Madison Square Network, confirms the speculation that has surround two of the team’s marquee players.

On Pro Basketball: Lakers Appear to Have Plan With Lonzo Ball. Knicks Have a Triangle.

While the pieces seem to be falling into place in Los Angeles, turmoil surrounds the directionless Knicks and their president, Phil Jackson.

French Point Guard Frank Ntilikina Actually Likes the Knicks

A presumptive lottery pick in Thursday’s N.B.A. draft even had kind words for Phil Jackson, the team’s embattled president.

2017 N.B.A. Mock Drafts: The Experts’ Picks

The 76ers and Lakers are expected to take Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball with the top two picks. After that, it gets interesting.

Trade Kristaps Porzingis? Knicks Seem Open to Listening

The Knicks, according to multiple reports, are at least receptive to inquiries about Porzingis, their most alluring asset, as draft night approaches.

Nets Said to Be Trading Brook Lopez to Lakers for D’Angelo Russell

The Nets would also send the 27th pick in Thursday night’s N.B.A. draft to Los Angeles in return for the 21-year-old point guard and Timofey Mozgov.

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