HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) -- Family members say the cousin of Ben Simmons, who was picked first by the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA draft, has died after being struck by a car in a New Jersey neighborhood.
The U.S. basketball team has its roster for Rio. Kyrie Irving and Harrison Barnes accepted spots on the team to fill out the Americans' 12-player Olympic squad, a person with knowledge of the details said Saturday. The Americans had received 10…BRIAN MAHONEY (AP Basketball Writer)
MADRID (AP) -- Chicago Bulls star Pau Gasol says he wants to play in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics despite concerns over the Zika virus.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal has declined an invitation to play for the United States in the Rio Olympics.
The Boston Celtics had an extra-long table lined up for their post-draft news conference Friday, a day after they picked six players. When it came time for the traditional picture of the rookies wearing Celtics caps, photographers asked them to…JIMMY GOLEN (AP Sports Writer)