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 one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.

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From Shaquille O'Neal to Kevin Durant, USA TODAY Sports looks back at the most important player moves in the past 25 years of NBA free agency.
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Milwaukee Bucks' forward Giannis Antetokounmpo breaks down after being picked as the 2018-19 NBA regular season Most Valuable Player.
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(CNN)Giannis Antetokounmpo has been crowned the NBA's most valuable player. Antetokounmpo, a forward for the Milwaukee Bucks, gave a heartfelt speech thanking..
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Six years after entering the NBA as a skinny teenager full of raw talent, Giannis Antetokounmpo capped a season full of accolades with his first MVP.
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The change was made due to concerns that the term "owner" can be viewed as racially insensitive in a league where the vast majority of players are African..
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NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he's seen mixed reactions from players over the years regarding the use of the term "owner."
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Former No. 1 NBA draft pick Greg Oden played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse for the first time in five years as a member of the Aliens of the Big 3.
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In a press conference after the NBA draft, Kentucky coach John Calipari answered Jay Bilas' opinion that college programs do not 'produce' NBA talent.
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Nancy Lieberman was the first woman to coach a men's professional basketball team. She wants to see more women follow in her footsteps.
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An NBA champion hasn't been to the White House since 2016. It appears the Raptors will make it three consecutive years without the customary visit.
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Japanese basketball officials, fans and media hailed the selection of Rui Hachimura in the NBA draft, saying the move will usher in a new era for the sport in..
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Some NBA draft picks had analysts perplexed about what teams were thinking. The Wizards taking Gonzaga's Rui Hachimura No. 9 was a big shock.
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The NBA draft has come and gone, but before we look too far ahead, let's take a step back and examine the winners — and losers — from draft night.
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Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball will attract plenty of NBA attention as the New Orleans Pelicans' rebuilding effort takes shape.
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The New Orleans Pelicans have said they are building their team around Zion Williamson, but that comes with added pressure to perform.
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Grizzlies fill point guard void, select Ja Morant at No. 2 in NBA draft
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Hornets select Kentucky forward PJ Washington at No. 12 in NBA draft
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Cancer almost took away her ability to have kids, now former college star Kristi Kinne-Hayes can watch her son, No. 8 pick Jaxson Hayes, in the NBA.
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Quick judgments on the fashion choices of the top NBA prospects at the draft in Brooklyn.
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Cavaliers take Vanderbilt guard Darius Garland with No. 5 pick in NBA draft
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Zion Williamson won several national accolades as a freshman at Duke and his game - which includes size, skill, strength, speed and acumen - is rare.
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Stick with us throughout the night as we track each NBA draft pick live as they're announced from Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
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On Thursday night the top college basketball players will be selected by NBA teams
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The next class of NBA talent will selected Thursday night in New York. Here's all the info you need to watch and follow the 2019 NBA draft.
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Before the next batch of NBA newcomers makes the transition to the big leagues on Thursday in the draft, we're taking a step back.
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SportsPulse: Zion Williamson has been the talk of this NBA draft. But this isn’t the next LeBron James we’re talking about. In fact, this is a player the NBA..
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With every NBA draft comes players who impressed in college but can’t quite make it in the big leagues. We take a look at some of those players.
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Police in Canada are looking for a fourth person and haven't recovered the gun involved in a shooting at a rally for the NBA champion Raptors that left four..
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Michelle Wie returns from injury at this week's Women's PGA Championship in Minnesota, inspired she said by a close-up look at the NBA Finals.
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With Thursday night's NBA draft on the horizon, USA TODAY Sports' experts take one last look at the field of players and predict the first round.
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Four people are injured in shooting as the Toronto Raptors celebrate their first NBA title.
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Gunfire broke out and a stampede ensued as fans celebrated at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, leaving four people shot and thousands fleeing less..
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Several people were wounded after a shooting at a parade celebrating the NBA champions.
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At least four people were shot Monday near a rally celebrating the Toronto Raptors' NBA championship. Arrests have already been made. Don Dahler has the latest.
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Toronto celebrates Raptors' NBA championship
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and some 2 million other fans cheered the NBA champion Toronto Raptors on Monday in a victory celebration that united the..
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was among 2 million fans cheering the NBA champion Toronto Raptors at a victory parade through the city on Monday that was briefly..
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Shots were fired during the Raptors' NBA championship parade in Toronto on Monday, the Toronto Police Operations Centre announced on Twitter.
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The Golden State Warriors took out a full-page advert in the Toronto Star on Monday to congratulate a Toronto Raptors team that stopped them claiming a third..
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was among 2 million fans cheering the Toronto Raptors on Monday as the basketball team paraded through the city to celebrate its..
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was among 2 million fans cheering the Toronto Raptors on Monday as the basketball team paraded through the city to celebrate its..
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The Toronto Raptors held their championship parade Monday after winning their first NBA Finals. And superstar Anthony Davis has been traded from the New Orleans..
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Around two million Toronto Raptors fans lined the streets of downtown Toronto to cheer on their hometown heroes in a victory parade on Monday to celebrate their..
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