NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION NEWS LEBRON, ADAM SILVER, RAPTORS, BARKLEY

Las Vegas-based MGM Resorts International has entered a sports gaming sponsorship agreement with the NBA, potentially setting a standard for cooperation between sports leagues and casino operators. The move makes the NBA the first professional sports league to have official ties with a legal sports betting house. Meanwhile, sports leagues have been demanding casino operators pay them … Read moreNATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION NEWS LEBRON, ADAM SILVER, RAPTORS, BARKLEY

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION NEWS & NOTES

Tony Parker will go into the Hall of Fame as a member of the San Antonio Spurs. But there are still some question about whether Parker will actually play in San Antonio next season. The veteran guard is a free agent heading into this summer, and several teams have some interest in Parker as a … Read moreNATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION NEWS & NOTES

NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES

Orlando Magic rookie Mo Bamba isn’t here for hangers-on. After being selected sixth in Thursday’s NBA draft, the 7-foot-1 center shot down chatter he was involved with a young woman, after the Instagram user posted a photo of the two, leaving followers to ponder their relationship status. Modal TriggerMo BambaNBAE/Getty Images “I honestly really don’t even … Read moreNATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES

MICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY JUNE 6, 2018 NBA FINALS GAME 3 BREAKDOWN

MICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY Michael breaks down Game 3 of the NBA 2018 Finals. LeBron James is two losses away from falling to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals yet again, and there’s only one way to assure he is not faced with a similar situation next year. But would he be open … Read moreMICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY JUNE 6, 2018 NBA FINALS GAME 3 BREAKDOWN

NBA COACHING CHANGES-ROCKETS WARRIORS PLAYOFFS

Stan Van Gundy was highly successful with the Heat and Magic. He’s probably still good enough to coach in the NBA, especially when not also splitting his time as team president. After getting fired in Orlando, Van Gundy waited three years to return to the sideline. He accepted the Pistons’ job only when they offered … Read moreNBA COACHING CHANGES-ROCKETS WARRIORS PLAYOFFS

NBA PLAYOFFS & MORE

LeBron James ripped the Toronto Raptors’ hearts out in Game 3. On Monday night, he and the rest of the Cleveland Cavaliers finished the job, putting the East’s No. 1 seed out of its misery and reminding anyone who’d ever dared to doubt — and in this rag-tag Cavs season, that was an awful lot of us — … Read moreNBA PLAYOFFS & MORE

NBA TEAMS POSITIONING FOR THE JUNE DRAFT-WILL THE PHOENIX SUNS BE ON THE CLOCK

Michigan forward Moe Wagner will forgo his final season in college and turn pro, he announced Saturday. The move wasn’t much of a surprise after his stellar performance at the Final Four in San Antonio. By Jeff Goodman, ESPN Insider Arizona unveiled a statue of Hall of Fame basketball coach Lute Olson on Thursday, carrying the 1997 national championship trophy … Read moreNBA TEAMS POSITIONING FOR THE JUNE DRAFT-WILL THE PHOENIX SUNS BE ON THE CLOCK