Tags: Basketball

Mark Cuban’s Terrible 24 Hours Now Includes a $600,000 Fine

Photo Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, was fined $600,000 for public statements that were deemed detrimental to the N.B.A. He acknowledged the team was losing on purpose. Credit LM Otero/Associated Press A day after the Dallas Mavericks were the subject of a shocking exposé on the team’s inappropriate workplace environment, things got…

Team LeBron 148, Team Stephen 145: N.B.A. All-Star Game Shows Some Toughness After a Makeover

In the end, it was the swarming defense of James and Durant that proved decisive. With Team Stephen down by 3 in the final seconds, the two former league M.V.P.s cornered Curry and prevented him from getting a clean look at the basket. “The new format was great,” James said. “The fans did a great…

On Pro Basketball: Team Lebron vs. Team Steph Wasn’t Bad. But How About U.S. vs. the World?

“I didn’t expect tonight to be as competitive as it was,” said Team LeBron Coach Dwane Casey, who normally presides over the Raptors. An overwrought pregame show hosted by the actor and comedian Kevin Hart fell flat — and reviews of the singer Fergie’s rendition of the national anthem were even worse — so the…