Kobe Bryant, the All-Star basketball guard, was directed by a judge to try mediation before a possible June 17 trial over whether a New Jersey auctioneer can sell his memorabilia on behalf of his mother.
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, the former Most Valuable Player who hasn’t returned from a knee injury two months after doctors declared him fit, needs to get on the court and play, said the former trainer of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.
LeBron James of the Miami Heat became the fifth four-time winner of the National Basketball Association’s Most Valuable Player award and will receive the trophy before tonight’s playoff game against the Chicago Bulls.
If anyone can relate to Jason Collins, it’s Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts, a former National Basketball Association chief marketing officer who says the first openly gay male athlete in a major U.S. team sport can cash in by coming out.
They played in a ramshackle ballpark on the prairie during the most trying economic period of modern times. The stands were separated from the field by chicken wire, the locker room had no showers, fans parked their cars in the outfield. This was baseball in Bismarck, North Dakota, in the 1930s.
The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs moved into the second round of the National Basketball Association playoffs by completing first-round sweeps, while the Boston Celtics kept their season alive with a 97-90 overtime win against the New York Knicks.
All-Star guard Kobe Bryant will be out six to nine months after undergoing surgery today to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon, leaving the Los Angeles Lakers without the National Basketball Association’s third-leading scorer as they pursue a playoff berth.