Former National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Billy Hunter sued the union, its president and his publicist, alleging that they engaged in secret negotiations with team owners to end the 2011 lockout.
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.
Phil Jackson, who guided the Los Angeles Lakers to five National Basketball Association championships and the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls to six, will advise the Detroit Pistons on their coaching search.
The Golden State Warriors became the first National Basketball Association team this postseason to wrap up a playoff series at home, and the Brooklyn Nets won on the road to force a decisive Game 7 tomorrow against Chicago.
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.