National Basketball Association

North American professional sports league

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men's professional basketball league in North America; composed of 30 teams. It is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world. The NBA is an active member of USA Basketball (USAB), which is recognized by FIBA as the national governing body for basketball in the United States. The NBA is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. NBA players are the world's best paid athletes by average annual salary per player.

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James Harden put on an MVP performance to lead the Houston Rockets to a second straight rout of the Utah Jazz in their first-round NBA playoff series.
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The veteran guard made numerous big plays, particularly in the fourth quarter, and finished with a game-high 27 points in Milwaukee's 120-99 win.
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The Golden State Warriors received a glimmer of hopeful news but are still expecting to miss their powerful big man for for the rest of the playoffs.
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When you think of the best players in the NBA, it's a near-guarantee you'd name a bunch of other stars before you'd get to Damian Lillard.
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The Portland Trail Blazers opened an NBA playoff series with two wins for the first time since the 2014 playoffs.
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NBA players show off their flair with an array of wild shoes.
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Kyle Guy helped Virginia to a national title in 2019. He will now see where he stands in the NBA draft.
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The Los Angeles Clippers overturn a 31-point deficit to stun the number-one-seed Golden State Warriors in game two of their NBA play-off match-up.
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The Los Angeles Clippers produce the biggest NBA play-off comeback to shock the Golden State Warriors and level their first-round series.
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The Clippers overcame a 31-point third-quarter deficit to shock the two-time defending NBA champion Warriors in Game 2 of their playoff series.
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Philadelphia tied an NBA playoff record with a monster 51-point third quarter on the way to a Game 2 rout of Brooklyn.
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Virginia's De'Andre Hunter and Ty Jerome say they will forego their final year of eligibility to enter the NBA draft
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Maryland sophomore forward Bruno Fernando and junior guard Anthony Cowan Jr. intend to declare for early entry into the 2019 NBA draft
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Playoff basketball brings a different type of emotion and intensity out of NBA players. Often, those moments are captured on camera.
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Charles Barkley says LeBron James, who missed the playoffs for the first time since 2004-05, should join TNT's NBA crew for some postseason coverage.
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MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo ran and dunked all over the Pistons until they just shoved him to the ground. The team with the NBA’s best record wanted to..
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The retired soccer star speaks with Norah O'Donnell in the "CBS This Morning" podcast
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John MacLeod, the longtime NBA coach who led the Phoenix Suns to the 1976 NBA Finals, has died at 81.
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Opening day of the NBA postseason was no time to be home
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The first-year Bucks coach has changed the team's culture with encouragement, honesty and a healthy – if unexpected – reliance on surprise and fun.
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With the Spurs' victory over the Nuggets in Game 1, Gregg Popovich became the NBA's all-time winningest coach between regular season and playoffs.
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The NFL and NBA players were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct for fighting outside a Washington D.C. nightclub early Saturday.
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Milwaukee's Mike Budenholzer voted by NBA's coaches as best this season
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Greg Oden never thought this was going to be over. He would always be a basketball star. The playing would never end. But then, the end was there.
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Commissioner Adam Silver mentioned shorter games or a shorter season as ways the NBA could make its future product better for players and fans
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The NBA playoffs begin this Saturday, with the Milwaukee Bucks and Golden State Warriors as the top overall seeds. Bill Reiter of CBS Sports HQ joined CBSN to..
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The league uses season-long evaluations from the referee operations staff, input from teams and play-calling accuracy to select its postseason crews.
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MVP candidate has Bucks back in playoffs with NBA's best record and energized city behind him.
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The Warriors lead the field (surprise), followed by the Bucks, Rockets and Raptors. Can any of those teams dethrone the defending champs?
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A Phoenix police investigation into sexual abuse claims against Mike Bibby will likely not lead to charges against the former NBA star.
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Hawks shift focus to NBA draft as they look to add more youth to group led by Trae Young, John Collins
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Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston talk with Jon Wertheim about becoming the reigning dynasty in the NBA. Sunday at..
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Texas says freshman forward Jaxson Hayes will hire an agent and enter the NBA draft
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USA TODAY Sports' NBA experts highlight four things we wish happened during the 2018-19 regular season, which came to a close Wednesday night.
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Keep up with this year's leaders and track every triple-double of the 2018-19 NBA season.
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One photo from each day of the 2018-19 NBA season.
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The long regular season is over and it's finally playoff time. The quest for the Larry O'Brien Trophy and the NBA championship is on.
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Playoffs set: Detroit grabs final postseason berth, and Golden State and Houston on the same side of the West bracket
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SportsPulse: The NBA playoffs are here and the real fun begins. NBA insider Jeff Zillgitt gets you ready with everything you need to know ahead of the first..
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Dwyane Wade went out in style with a triple-double in his final career game in front of some of his best friends.
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Dwyane Wade has some superstar fans on hand for his final NBA game
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Arizona State freshman guard Luguentz Dort has declared for the NBA draft and will sign with an agent
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Kansas guard Quentin Grimes announced Wednesday that he would enter the NBA draft, skipping his final three seasons after a rocky and inconsistent freshman year..
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Johnson helped court James to Los Angeles and met with him for three hours Saturday. But the NBA's best player had no idea Johnson was on his way out.
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With the NBA regular season ending on Wednesday and the playoffs tipping off on Saturday, we look ahead to June's NBA draft.
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Miami Heat legend and future Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade reflects on his career before he plays his final game on Wednesday night.
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NBA's final day: A playoff berth and seven first-round matchups will be decided in Game 82s around the league
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Utah Jazz forward Kyle Korver used his platform as a white NBA veteran to talk about his role in the racism that shapes basketball and the world.
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Magic Johnson has said he feels free and is looking forward to returning to a “beautiful life” after stepping down from his role as Los Angeles Lakers..
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Dirk Nowitzki officially announced he will be retiring from the NBA, bringing an end to his record 21-season run with the Dallas Mavericks.
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The career of Dwyane Wade was celebrated in the Miami Heat's last regular-season home game, including by former President Barack Obama.
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Kentucky is losing PJ Washington but holding onto Ashton Hagans
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"I know that, as a white man, I have to hold my fellow white men accountable," Kyle Korver writes
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The NBA superstar talked about the loss of his friend, rapper Nipsey Hussle
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