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On Basketball: In Kyrie Irving’s Revelation, a Moment of Reflection

Irving’s request that he be traded so he can escape the long shadow of LeBron James mirrors the Bill Parcells-Bill Belichick saga of the Jets in 2000.

Hard Work in South Korea Pays Off for Jonquel Jones and W.N.B.A’s Sun

Jones’s All Star-caliber play for Connecticut partly reflects her off-season stint with an overseas league known for its rigorous two-a-day practices.

Derrick Rose and Cavaliers Are Said to Agree to One-Year Deal

Rose, the former league M.V.P., could give the Cavs some more insurance in the backcourt after his disappointing one-year tenure with the Knicks.

John Kundla, Winning Coach of Fledgling Lakers, Dies at 101

Kundla led the Minneapolis team to five titles in the N.B.A. and its immediate precursor.

W.N.B.A.’s Seattle Storm Embrace a Role in Social Activism

With owners, players, a president and a coach who are all women, the Storm held a rally for Planned Parenthood as they hosted the league’s All-Star Game.

Yankees 5, Mariners 1: Aaron Judge’s Power Bursts Back Into View With a Towering Blast

Judge, who had been mired in a slump since the All-Star break, crushed a home run that nearly left Safeco Field in the Yankees’ win.

Kyrie Irving Reportedly Wants to Leave Cavaliers

Irving, the Cavaliers’ All-Star point guard, is said to have told Dan Gilbert, the team’s owner, of his desire to change teams.

A Way to Extend Her W.N.B.A. Career? Opening an Ice Cream Parlor

At 30, Angel McCoughtry could tell her body needed a break from the game, so she took a season off from the W.N.B.A. and opened McCoughtry’s Ice Cream in Atlanta.

At Age 15 (or So) They Shoot, They Score, and Millions Watch

The highlight mixtape, a collection of flashy plays, has proliferated thanks to a group of companies devoted to spreading the word about basketball’s next big thing.

Spurs Guard Manu Ginobili, Turning 40, Plans to Play 16th Season

A member of four of San Antonio’s five title teams, Ginobili averaged 7.5 points and 18.7 minutes a game last season.

On Pro Basketball: Anthony and D’Antoni May Reunite, This Time for the Better

Five years after D’Antoni resigned from the Knicks, Anthony wants New York to figure out how to trade him to the Houston Rockets

Lonzo Ball Is Summer League M.V.P. So He’s Going to Be a Star, Right?

Ball, the second overall pick for the Lakers in the N.B.A. draft, lit up the Las Vegas Summer League. But does that mean anything?

Knicks’ Leaders Talk Defense and Tiptoe Around Puzzle of Carmelo Anthony

The team’s new executives emphasized that their efforts would focus on young players, which seemed to leave Anthony’s spot on the team in question.

Sports of The Times: At Knicks’ Facility, Hopeful Talk and Lessons Learned (or Maybe Not)

At a news conference announcing the appointment of another team president and another general manager, things seemed different.

Houston Rockets Owner to Sell Team

Leslie Alexander, who took over as owner in 1993, will sell the Rockets, the team’s chief executive said, though there is no timetable to complete the sale.

N.B.A. Hopeful’s Scar Tells a Tale of Determination

Josh Adams, a former Wyoming basketball star, played five months of the 2016-17 season in Russia after recovering from severe injuries sustained in a car crash.

Knicks Grab Kings’ Scott Perry for New General Manager

Perry is coming after just a few months in Sacramento, and Steve Mills will take over the president role vacated by the departure of Phil Jackson.

‘Nobody Leans on Ice Cube’: Big3 Makes Way for McGregor-Mayweather Fight

Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 basketball league has been paid to move its championship across the street, clearing the way for the blockbuster fight.

The Two Men Who Make Money From the N.B.A. in Summer

Warren LeGarie and Albert Hall have turned the Las Vegas summer league into a booming business: “We are the Burning Man of basketball.”

The Exciting Life and Lonely Death of a Basketball Vagabond

Jackson Vroman traveled the world, playing ball, partying and drawing friends into his circle. Yet his death at 34 cast a lonely light across his life.

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