Davis confident he will fit with Clippers – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)NEW ORLEANS — A few hours after signing his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, Glen “Big Baby” Davis was still not officially a Clipper. After originally thinking he…

Neighbors foil attempt to steal wall, Banksy mural – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Neighbors foil attempt to steal wall, Banksy muralHonolulu Star-AdvertiserNEW ORLEANS

Clippers Power Past Pelicans – ESPN

ESPNNEW ORLEANS — Between Jamal Crawford’s long-range shooting, Chris Paul’s timely playmaking and Blake Griffin’s presence in the paint, the Los Angeles Clippers have been too much for most teams…

As NBA resumes, next James-Durant matchup nears – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsNEW ORLEANS—LeBron James won’t assume the eventual date with Indiana that so many others expect. He definitely has another one with Kevin Durant—in just a few days.…

1. Kyrie Irving Earns This Raise For East – ESPN

ESPNNEW ORLEANS — Despite being well schooled on how to have a major impact during All-Star Weekend these past few years, Kyrie Irving apparently needed some lessons on proper MVP…

East pulls out all the stops to beat West, 163-155, in All-Star game – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesNEW ORLEANS — Defense won the NBA All-Star game. No joke. Well, maybe a chuckle is in order. The East wasn’t exactly hand-in-the-face tough during a game that…

NBA in transition on display at All-Star game – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeNEW ORLEANS — What we saw Sunday at Smoothie King Center was a transformation to a new NBA generation. Kyrie Irving, all of 21 years old, was the most…

Kyrie Irving named All-Star MVP – ESPN

ESPNNEW ORLEANS — Kyrie Irving validated the fan vote and offered a glimpse of how good he can be when surrounded by first-rate players. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ point guard was…

LeBron James rebrands himself as man of the people – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW ORLEANS — The basketball house in Louisiana built by the King was a thing of beauty, a diamond in the rough with shiny hardwood floors, new rims and…

MVP Kyrie Irving, East win 2014 NBA All-Star Game – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW ORLEANS — If you like defensive basketball, you were out of luck at Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game. The 163-155 Eastern Conference comeback victory was the product of a…

Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh leads team to second consecutive Shooting Stars win – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comNEW ORLEANS — If the Heat needs a half-court shot to win Game 7 of the NBA Finals, Chris Bosh will be taking it. Bosh drained both of his half-court…

Kobe: Recovery ‘a slow process’ – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)NEW ORLEANS — Kobe Bryant sounded more confident about the Los Angeles Lakers’ ability to return to the ranks of the NBA’s elite teams with their summer transactions than…

Signs of change in the NBA – ESPN

ESPNNEW ORLEANS — It felt like the opening scene in “The Godfather,” with people requesting audiences with Don Corleone during his daughter’s wedding. Kevin Durant made his way toward an…

All-Star Game yet another stage of NBA’s ongoing role in New Orleans recovery – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comNEW ORLEANS — It’s not very often that a city hosts the NBA All-Star twice in a span of six years. In fact, when the game tips off Sunday night…

Wall leads East to All-Star dunk triumph – Mail Tribune

Mail TribuneNEW ORLEANS — John Wall soared over his mascot, and the East stomped on the West in the slam dunk contest. Wall’s sensational slam finished off a clean sweep…

Notebook: Hub slow to bid on stars – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldNEW ORLEANS — It’s been 50 years since Boston hosted the NBA All-Star Game, and it appears that streak will be continuing for a while. There are currently no…

Ian Thomsen: Stern gone, but Adam Silver eyes even stricter NBA – SI.com

SI.comNew NBA commissioner Adam Silver eyes stricter salary cap rules, further evening the playing field. Christian Petersen/NBAE/Getty Images. NEW ORLEANS — Want to know the difference that a new commissioner…

Carmelo Anthony says he’d take less money to stay with Knicks – Newsday

NewsdayNEW ORLEANS – Carmelo Anthony said his “first priority” remains to re-sign with the Knicks and he would take “a pay cut” if it helps give them flexibility to bring…

David Stern heads Hall’s Class of ’14 – ESPN

ESPNNEW ORLEANS — David Stern is going from the commissioner’s office to the Hall of Fame. [+] Enlarge David Stern. Glenn James/NBAE/Getty Images David Stern will be inducted into the…

New NBA Commissioner Adam Silver targets NFL, China – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW ORLEANS — Adam Silver was restless, Val Ackerman was pregnant and David Stern didn’t like being ignored. And that is how the NBA’s fifth commissioner got his start.…

Sam Houston State knocks off New Orleans 77-70 – KHOU

Sam Houston State knocks off New Orleans 77-70KHOUNEW ORLEANS (AP) – Kaheem Ransom scored 21 points as Sam Houston State came back for a 77-70 victory over New Orleans Saturday…

Pelicans edge Blazers on Tyreke Evans’ late bucket – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tyreke Evans hit a pull-up jumper from 17 feet with 1.2 seconds left and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Portland Trail Blazers 110-108 on…

Lt. Gov.: ‘Duck Dynasty’ important to Louisiana – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s lieutenant governor says the Duck Dynasty reality TV show is important to state tourism — and he could help connect the Robertson family with…

Saints corral Cam Newton, Panthers for NFC South lead – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW ORLEANS – The NFC South Division title and a first-round playoff bye are the New Orleans Saints’ to lose. They bounced back in a big way for their…

NFL Notes: Saints return home delayed by flight problems – Yakima Herald-Republic

Yakima Herald-RepublicNEW ORLEANS — A long night on the field in Seattle got even worse off of it, and now the Saints are operating on a compressed time-frame as they…

Chris Paul To The LA Clippers; LA Lakers Should Sue The NBA

The news that New Orleans Hornets Star Chris Paul accepted a trade to the LA Clippers and not the LA Lakers is sad, unless it’s going to be a sign-and-trade…