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Ex-NBA player Tate George convicted of fraud

Ex-NBA player Tate George has been convicted of four counts of fraud. Photo: AP

A former NBA player best known for his 1990 tournament buzzer-beater for the University of Connecticut was convicted on Monday of four counts of federal wire fraud in a Ponzi scheme that netted him US$2 million.

Tuesday, 1 October, 2013, 10:30am

Former NBA star Scottie Pippen won’t face charges over Malibu fracas

Former Chicago Bulls forward Scottie Pippen announcing his retirement from basketball in 2004. Pippen was a seven-time NBA All-Star and six-time World Champion. Photo: Reuters

Former Chicago Bulls basketball star Scottie Pippen will not be prosecuted over an altercation with a man at a Malibu restaurant in June, prosecutors said on Tuesday, citing insufficient evidence.

Pippen, 47, was questioned by police following a scuffle with the man outside the Nobu eatery in the oceanfront community of Malibu in June.

28 Aug 2013 - 3:32pm

Knicks’ J.R. Smith has surgery on left knee

New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith. Photo: Reuters

Knicks guard J.R. Smith has had patella tendon surgery and arthroscopy on his left knee that likely will keep him from joining the Knicks when they open training camp in late September.

16 Jul 2013 - 11:33am

Bryant working hard, not dwelling on Howard

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant reacts after being called for a foul during the third quarter against the Sacramento Kings in an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, California. Photo: AP

Kobe Bryant is working hard to get back on the court and not wasting any time thinking about Dwight Howard.

Bryant on Wednesday said his surgically repaired Achilles’ tendon is “progressing faster than anybody expected,” though he won’t start shooting again until next month.

11 Jul 2013 - 12:28pm

Miami Heat player fined US$5,000 for flop

Miami Heat's Chris Bosh (centre). Photo: Reuters

The incident took place 5:53 into the second quarter of the contest at AT&T Centre, which the Heat won 109-93 over the San Antonio Spurs to knot the best-of-seven series at two games apiece.

16 Jun 2013 - 4:55am

Wade, James power heat past spurs in NBA finals

Miami Heat's LeBron James tries to shoot against San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan during the first half of game four of the NBA Finals basketball series. Photo: AP

LeBron James made good on his promise and Dwyane Wade got his swagger back as the Miami Heat rebounded from a crushing loss in game three to level the NBA finals at 2-2. Wade had a throwback game by finishing with 32 points and six steals while James had a game-high 33 points as the Heat defeated San Antonio 109-93 at the ATT Centre arena.

15 Jun 2013 - 5:04am

NBA's Brooklyn Nets hire former star player Jason Kidd as coach

Jason Kidd. Photo: Reuters

The Brooklyn Nets have hired Jason Kidd as their coach, bringing the former star back to the franchise he led to its greatest NBA success.

Kidd retired earlier this month after one season with the New York Knicks, his 19th in the NBA. The Nets decided to hire him to replace P.J. Carlesimo despite his absence of coaching experience.

14 Jun 2013 - 5:12am

Lebron hangs his head in shame after Spurs rout

Lebron James. Photo: AP

LeBron James looked at the cameras and reporters packed fivedeep around him in a quiet, frustrated post-game locker room and made a simple declaration.

13 Jun 2013 - 5:52am

D-listers crash party in NBA finals

Danny Green and Gary Neal. Photo: AP

The finals opened as such a juicy matchup of A-list stars. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh for the Heat against Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili for the old guard Spurs. Big Three v Big Three. Winners take all.

13 Jun 2013 - 5:52am

Spurs stun Heat to take 2-1 series lead

San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter (right) celebrates with teammate Gary Neal against the Miami Heat in the third quarter during Game 3 of their NBA Finals basketball playoff in San Antonio, Texas. Photo: Reuters

Gary Neal scored a playoff career-high 24 points and Danny Green had a game-high 27 points as the San Antonio Spurs stunned the Miami Heat 113-77 in game three of the NBA finals.

The Spurs never trailed in the contest, seizing a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series as they gave the Heat a taste of their own medicine after Miami blew out San Antonio 103-84 in game two.

12 Jun 2013 - 1:58pm

Spurs' Tim Duncan bids for title No 5

Tim Duncan. Photo: AP

For all the play-off slugfests he has endured over the years, for all the elbows to the ribs he has taken in the post, for all the post-season runs between this NBA Finals and his last one, little has changed for Tim Duncan.

9 Jun 2013 - 5:39am

Eagle soar to first regular season title

Winling did Eagle a huge favour by defeating South China 88-74 at Southorn Stadium last night that enabled Eagle to clinch their first A1 Division regular season title since they were promoted to the top flight eight years ago.

8 Jun 2013 - 6:47am

Tony Parker turns on the heat on Miami in game one

The Spurs' Tony Parker is congratulated by his teammates after game one of the NBA finals. Photo: Xinhua

One reason the San Antonio Spurs always get called "boring" may be because we rarely see the most important guy on the team do his best work.

8 Jun 2013 - 6:51am

San Antonio Spurs reject 'too old' tag

Manu Ginobili celebrates with Tim Duncan and Tony Parker during the Western Conference semi-finals. Photo: AP

The San Antonio Spurs refuse to let talk of them being too old get in the way of their NBA championship dreams.

6 Jun 2013 - 5:47am

Miami Heat are the NBA team to beat

LeBron James. Photo: AP

When LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined the Miami Heat in 2010, teaming up with Dwyane Wade to form the "big three", James famously promised "not one, not two, not three" NBA championships.

6 Jun 2013 - 4:48am