Kobe Bryant's spirit could be felt by the Los Angeles Lakers as they finished a run to the NBA title on Sunday, nine months after Bryant's death in a helicopter crash.
The sight of LeBron James hoisting an NBA championship trophy as Most Valuable Player of the title series was no surprise -- but the path he took to a fourth career crown was anything but usual.
After a sometimes rocky path through the NBA, Jimmy Butler found a home in Miami, and the Heat's loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals doesn't change that.
The Los Angeles Lakers dominated the Miami Heat 106-93 on Sunday to win a record-equalling 17th NBA championship but their first since 2010.
Los Angeles guard Danny Green said he wasn't fazed to receive death threats on social media after missing a late three-pointer in the Lakers' game-five loss to Miami in the NBA Finals.
The Los Angeles Lakers can complete the franchise's return to the pinnacle of basketball here Friday as they look to seal a record-equalling 17th NBA Finals crown with a victory over the Miami Heat.
The Miami Heat confirmed Friday that Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic will miss game two of the NBA Finals as the Heat try to rebound from their opening loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Wednesday he hoped the sport would not return to a "bubble" environment next season but admitted league officials were keeping all options on the table.