Category: NBA

Perry Wallace, College Basketball Pioneer, Is Dead at 69

Nearly 20 years after Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier, Wallace stepped onto the Vanderbilt campus and was jolted by what he encountered. He had one black teammate, Godfrey Dillard, on Vanderbilt’s freshman team, but he spent the next three years on the varsity team without one. His white teammates and coaches did not understand…

Bulls 104, Knicks 102: Knicks’ Rally Late, but Can’t Beat Bulls at the Buzzer

Photo Forward Kristaps Porzingis had a good look at the basket on the Knicks’ final possession against the Bulls on Saturday night, but his 3-point attempt just missed. Credit Kamil Krzaczynski/Associated Press CHICAGO — Kris Dunn made two free throws with 2.9 seconds left to give the Chicago Bulls a 104-102 victory over the Knicks…

Jahlil Okafor Headed to Nets in Trade With 76ers

Photo Jahlil Okafor was the No. 3 pick in the 2015 draft, but struggled to find a role for the Philadelphia 76ers. Credit Michael Perez/Associated Press Jahlil Okafor, a former N.B.A. lottery pick who had fallen out of favor with the Philadelphia 76ers — and completely out of their rotation — will get a fresh…