Former NBA star Darryl Dawkins, known to fans as 'Chocolate Thunder' has died at age 58

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Darryl Dawkins was once summoned in the Philadelphia 76ers' locker room to come meet a celebrity who wanted to meet the man known for dunking with backboard-breaking force....

Person familiar with situation: Hornets sign Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to 4-year, $52M extension
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract extension with the Charlotte Hornets, a person familiar with the situation said Monday....

Person familiar with decision: Forward J.R. Smith returning to Cavaliers

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- J.R. Smith looked around and realized there was no place like Cleveland....

Union's new sports science guru is trying to tackle the NBA's growing injury problem
Coming off a season in which star after star was lost to serious injury, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBA Players' Association executive director Michele Roberts have made player health one of the top priorities to address this offseason....






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