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Mon Jun 1717:522 shot, 2 arrested at Raptors rally; celebration continuesKyle LowryPGRaptorsFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFRaptorsFree Agent
TORONTO (AP) — Two people were shot and wounded at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, and two people were arrested, police said.Droves of Raptors fans ran from the shooting in a stampede from the City Hall square, which was packed with tens of thousands of fans. A million or more fans earlier packed downtown Toronto for a parade for the Raptors, raising concerns about safety and overcrowding.Toronto police spokeswoman Allison Sparkes later confirmed two people were shot and two were arrested. Two firearms were recovered."We have no incidents currently underway. Crowds are dispersing," Sparkes said.Asked if it was a targeted shooting or terrorism-related, Sparkes said the investigation was ongoing.During a speech from one of the team owners, the host of the rally interrupted the proceedings to alert the crowd to an emergency and asked for calm. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Toronto Mayor John Tory, NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and other players were among those on ... [More]
Mon Jun 1717:322 shot, 2 arrested at Raptors rally; celebration continuesKyle LowryPGRaptorsFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFRaptorsFree Agent
TORONTO (AP) — Two people were shot and wounded at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Toronto Raptors that turned into a stampede. Police said there were two arrests.Droves of Raptors fans ran from the shooting in the City Hall square packed with tens of thousands of fans. A million or more fans earlier packed downtown Toronto for a parade, raising safety concerns amid problems with overcrowding.Toronto police spokeswoman Allison Sparkes confirmed the shootings and arrests. Two firearms were recovered."We have no incidents currently underway. Crowds are dispersing," Sparkes said.Asked if it was a targeted shooting or terrorism-related, Sparkes said the investigation was underway.During a speech from one of the team owners the host of the rally interrupted the proceedings to say there were dealing with an emergency situation and asked for calm. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Toronto's mayor, star player Kawhi Leonard the other players were among those on stage at the time. T... [More]
Mon Jun 1715:52Huge crowds pack downtown Toronto for Raptors paradeKyle LowryPGRaptorsFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFRaptorsFree Agent
TORONTO (AP) — Droves of jubilant Raptors fans packed downtown Toronto on Monday for a parade for the NBA champions, raising safety concerns as problems with overcrowding persisted.The parade route ends in a square outside City Hall, where police have begun to lift those seeking safety over barricades to help them escape the crush. A child pulled over a barrier and onto a stretcher was among those evacuated. City officials have prevented any further entry into the square and have shut down several subway stations near the parade due to overcrowding.Mayor John Tory previously urged every resident to come celebrate the Raptors' first championship and declared Monday "We The North Day" in Toronto, after the franchise's slogan.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was scheduled to attend, as was Ontario Premier Doug Ford. Rapper and Toronto native Drake, among the Raptors' best-known fans, was celebrating alongside the players on one of the parade buses.Some 1.5 million fans withstood the condit... [More]
Mon Jun 1715:42Huge crowds pack downtown Toronto for Raptors paradeKyle LowryPGRaptorsFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFRaptorsFree Agent
TORONTO (AP) — Droves of jubilant Raptors fans packed downtown Toronto on Monday for a parade for the NBA champions, raising safety concerns as problems with overcrowding persisted.The parade route ends in a square outside City Hall, where police have begun to lift those seeking safety over barricades to help them escape the crush. A child pulled over a barrier and onto a stretcher was among those evacuated. City officials have prevented any further entry into the square and have shut down several subway stations near the parade due to overcrowding.Mayor John Tory previously urged every resident to come celebrate the Raptors' first championship and declared Monday "We The North Day" in Toronto, after the franchise's slogan.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was scheduled to attend, as was Ontario Premier Doug Ford. Rapper and Toronto native Drake, among the Raptors' best-known fans, was celebrating alongside the players on one of the parade buses.Some 1.5 million fans withstood the condit... [More]
Mon Jun 1713:32For fantasy sports players, Harden is the NBA MVPLuka DoncicPFMavericksFree Agent
De'Aaron FoxPGKingsFree Agent
Pascal SiakamPFRaptorsFree Agent
Anfernee SimonsSGTrailblazersFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — Giannis Antetokuonmpo may have helped his team win 60 games and earn the No. 1 seed in the NBA during the regular season.That's just in the real world, though.In fantasy sports, James Harden was the biggest winner, registering the most points over the 2018-19 season to claim NBA Most Valuable Player honors from DraftKings. Harden averaged 64.53 fantasy points per game, about 5 more than Russell Westbrook and 7 more than Antetokuonmpo.Nikola Jokic and Paul George rounded out the first team that the fantasy sports site announced on Monday.Harden also had the best performance of the season, when he totaled 99.75 fantasy points against the New York Knicks on Jan. 23, a game in which he had season highs of 61 points and 15 rebounds, along with four assists and five steals.Last year, Harden was the real NBA MVP and LeBron James was the fantasy sports winner.Other awards went to:— Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic for rookie of the year. He averaged more than 44 fantasy poi... [More]
Mon Jun 1711:02Huge crowds pack downtown Toronto for Raptors paradeKyle LowryPGRaptorsFree Agent
TORONTO (AP) — Jubilant Raptors fans decked out in team gear are jamming downtown Toronto for a parade for the NBA champions.Crowds packed the route and the square outside City Hall where the march is to end in the afternoon. Fans, many skipping school and work, filled the streets and subways as early as 7 a.m.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to attend briefly. Mayor John Tory declared Monday "We The North Day" in Toronto, after the NBA champions' slogan.Some 1.5 million are expected to be at the parade. The Raptors are traveling in open-air double-decker buses with the NBA championship trophy.Star guard Kyle Lowry, the team's longest-serving member, said on Twitter: "Grandma I know you front row already!!"The last time the city held a sports celebration of this magnitude was after the Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series in 1993.
Sun Jun 1618:01With questions looming, Raptors start thinking about futureMarc GasolCRaptorsFree Agent
Danny GreenSGRaptorsFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFRaptorsFree Agent
Pascal SiakamPFRaptorsFree Agent
Fred VanVleetPGRaptorsFree Agent
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors were still partying it up in Las Vegas, part of an extended celebration following their first championship, when the NBA starting reshaping itself for a new season with the blockbuster trade agreement Saturday that will send Anthony Davis to the Lakers.Talk about snapping back to reality.Turns out Raptors coach Nick Nurse already had.Back home in Toronto Sunday, on the eve of a parade to honor his team, Nurse said he and general manager Bobby Webster have already started talking about a future that's full of tough questions."Bobby and I have already had two meetings about it since the championship," Nurse said. "The reality is that it's right upon us, and we get to work. I've got several meetings today with some players. We don't have any choice but to get to work on it. My thought, always, is stay hungry. We've got to get our guys that we want back."No player is more important to Toronto's fortunes than Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, who is expected to ... [More]
Sat Jun 1522:11Analysis: Anthony Davis trade a win-win for both sidesLonzo BallPGPelicansFree Agent
Chris BoshPFHeatFree Agent
Anthony DavisCLakersFree Agent
Josh HartSGPelicansFree Agent
Brandon IngramSFPelicansFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGCelticsFree Agent
LeBron JamesPFLakersFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Kevin LovePFCavaliersFree Agent
Klay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Dwyane WadeSGHeatFree Agent
The saga is over.When this trade is done, everybody can say they won.The Lakers, the Pelicans, Rich Paul, LeBron James, they all can take a victory lap. The trade that will be official in the coming weeks sending Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Los Angeles Lakers for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and three first-round draft picks — first reported by ESPN, later confirmed to The Associated Press by several people with knowledge of the matter — is perfect for both sides.James gets the superstar teammate he wanted. Paul, the agent James and Davis share, pulls off a power move. The Lakers instantly become major players in a suddenly open Western Conference. Davis finally gets his wish to leave New Orleans. The Pelicans don't begin Zion Williamson's era with a disgruntled superstar in the locker room. They load up on young players and have tons of draft chips to play around with.For the Pelicans, it's a new beginning.For the Lakers, it's about winning now.Draf... [More]
Sat Jun 1521:41Analysis: Anthony Davis trade a win-win for both sidesLonzo BallPGPelicansFree Agent
Chris BoshPFHeatFree Agent
Anthony DavisCLakersFree Agent
Josh HartSGPelicansFree Agent
Brandon IngramSFPelicansFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGCelticsFree Agent
LeBron JamesPFLakersFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Kevin LovePFCavaliersFree Agent
Klay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Dwyane WadeSGHeatFree Agent
The saga is over.When this trade is done, everybody can say they won.The Lakers, the Pelicans, Rich Paul, LeBron James, they all can take a victory lap. The trade that will be official in the coming weeks sending Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Los Angeles Lakers for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and three first-round draft picks — first reported by ESPN, later confirmed to The Associated Press by several people with knowledge of the matter — is perfect for both sides.James gets the superstar teammate he wanted. Paul, the agent James and Davis share, pulls off a power move. The Lakers instantly become major players in a suddenly open Western Conference. Davis finally gets his wish to leave New Orleans. The Pelicans don't begin Zion Williamson's era with a disgruntled superstar in the locker room. They load up on young players and have tons of draft chips to play around with.For the Pelicans, it's a new beginning.For the Lakers, it's about winning now.Draf... [More]
Sat Jun 1521:11AP Source: Lakers, Pelicans, agree on Anthony Davis tradeLonzo BallPGPelicansFree Agent
Jimmy ButlerSG76ersFree Agent
Anthony DavisCLakersFree Agent
Josh HartSGPelicansFree Agent
Brandon IngramSFPelicansFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGCelticsFree Agent
LeBron JamesPFLakersFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFRaptorsFree Agent
Kemba WalkerPGHornetsFree Agent
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis will wind up with LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers after all.The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade the disgruntled Davis to the Lakers for point guard Lonzo Ball, forward Brandon Ingram, shooting guard Josh Hart and three first-round draft choices, several people familiar with the situation said Saturday.The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade cannot become official until the new league year begins July 6. ESPN first reported the trade.The deal ends a nearly five-month saga that became an awkward NBA sideshow, arguably derailed the Lakers' push to make the playoffs and even cost people jobs after Davis requested a trade in late January through his agent, Rich Paul, who also represents James.Now the 26-year-old Davis, a six-time All-Star, will bring his dynamic, up-tempo, above-the-rim play to Hollywood alongside the 34-year-old James, a three-time NBA champion and Finals regular.In return, th... [More]
Sat Jun 1520:01AP Source: Lakers, Pelicans, agree on Anthony Davis tradeLonzo BallPGPelicansFree Agent
Anthony DavisCLakersFree Agent
Josh HartSGPelicansFree Agent
Jrue HolidaySGPelicansFree Agent
Brandon IngramSFPelicansFree Agent
LeBron JamesPFLakersFree Agent
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Several people familiar with the situation say the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade disgruntled six-time All-Star Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers for point guard Lonzo Ball, forward Brandon Ingram, shooting guard Josh Hart and three first-round draft choices.The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade cannot become official until the new league year begins July 6. ESPN first reported the trade.The trade pairs the 26-year-old Davis, who is among the game's biggest stars and requested a trade in late January, with 34-year-old superstar LeBron James. It also gives the Pelicans promising young players and the opportunity to acquire more.New Orleans already had the first pick overall in Thursday's draft and will have the Lakers' fourth overall choice, giving new basketball operations chief David Griffin to add another top-tier prospect to his presumed first pick of Duke star Zion Williamson.It remains to be seen,... [More]
Sat Jun 1519:21AP Source: Lakers, Pelicans, agree on Anthony Davis tradeLonzo BallPGPelicansFree Agent
Anthony DavisCLakersFree Agent
Josh HartSGPelicansFree Agent
Brandon IngramSFPelicansFree Agent
LeBron JamesPFLakersFree Agent
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two people familiar with the situation say the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade six-time All-Star Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers for point guard Lonzo Ball, forward Brandon Ingram, shooting guard Josh Hart and three first-round draft choices.The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade cannot become official until the new league year begins July 6. ESPN first reported the trade.The deal pairs the 26-year-old Davis, who is among the game's biggest stars, with 34-year-old superstar LeBron James. It also gives the Pelicans promising young players and the opportunity to acquire more.New Orleans has the first pick overall in Thursday's draft and will have the Lakers' fourth overall choice.It remains to be seen, however, how well Ingram will recover from a blood clot that sidelined him for part of last season.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sat Jun 1513:01Raptors' president encounter with deputy being investigatedKyle LowryPGRaptorsFree Agent
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Prosecutors will decide whether to charge Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri with misdemeanor battery after he was accused of shoving and hitting a sheriff's deputy in the face while trying to join his team on the court to celebrate their first NBA championship.Alameda County sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly said Friday that investigators are reviewing footage from body cameras worn by the deputy and other officers, the stadium's surveillance video and cellphone video. He said a report will be forwarded prosecutors.After the game Thursday night in Oakland against the Golden State Warriors, Ujiri tried to walk past the deputy who was checking court-access credentials, Kelly said. When the deputy stopped him, Ujiri shoved him back several feet and yelled obscenities, Kelly said."That's when our deputy goes hands-on and moves Mr. Ujiri back from the court. Mr. Ujiri made a second, more significant shove and during that shove his arm struck our deputy in the sid... [More]
Sat Jun 1511:01Raptors' president encounter with deputy being investigatedKyle LowryPGRaptorsFree Agent
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Prosecutors will decide whether to charge Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri with misdemeanor battery after he was accused of shoving and hitting a sheriff's deputy in the face while trying to join his team on the court to celebrate their first NBA championship.Alameda County sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly said Friday that investigators are reviewing footage from body cameras worn by the deputy and other officers, the stadium's surveillance video and cellphone video. He said a report will be forwarded prosecutors.After the game Thursday night in Oakland against the Golden State Warriors, Ujiri tried to walk past the deputy who was checking court-access credentials, Kelly said. When the deputy stopped him, Ujiri shoved him back several feet and yelled obscenities, Kelly said."That's when our deputy goes hands-on and moves Mr. Ujiri back from the court. Mr. Ujiri made a second, more significant shove and during that shove his arm struck our deputy in the sid... [More]
Fri Jun 1420:10California police say Raptors president shoved, hit deputyKyle LowryPGRaptorsFree Agent
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California police agency will pursue a misdemeanor battery charge against Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri after the executive was accused of shoving and hitting a sheriff's deputy in the face and shouting obscenities as he tried to join his team on the court to celebrate their NBA championship.After the game Thursday in Oakland against the Golden State Warriors, Ujiri tried to walk past the deputy who was checking court-access credentials, Alameda County sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly said.When the deputy stopped him, Ujiri shoved him back several feet, Kelly said."That's when our deputy goes hands-on and moves Mr. Ujiri back from the court. Mr. Ujiri made a second, more significant shove and during that shove his arm struck our deputy in the side of the head," Kelly said.Ujiri was also accused of shouting obscenities at the deputy.Several bystanders intervened and Ujiri got onto the court without displaying any credentials, Kelly said.The deputy comp... [More]
Fri Jun 1419:21No longer champs, injured Warriors brace for unclear summerStephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Klay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Steve Kerr still considers Golden State an ideal fit for Kevin Durant.Whether Durant sees it that way going into free agency next month, Kerr isn't about to guess. Especially now that the two-time NBA Finals MVP is headed for what could be a yearlong recovery from surgery for a ruptured right Achilles tendon."Well, the injury kind of throws everything for a loop, so I have no idea what Kevin's going to do," Kerr said Friday. "I know that we all want him back, and we think this is a great situation for him and vice versa. So, hopefully we get him back and keep this thing going with the understanding that he's a free agent and we want what's best for him, and he's free to make any choice he wants. Hopefully he's back, and we will all give him any advice, any counsel that he needs. And ultimately he's going to make his own decision. He's earned that."A day after losing Game 6 of the Finals to the champion Toronto Raptors, Kerr and general manager Bob Myers braced ... [More]
Fri Jun 1418:41Nick Nurse's nomadic coaching path takes him to an NBA titleStephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Danny GreenSGRaptorsFree Agent
Fred VanVleetPGRaptorsFree Agent
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Whenever Toronto coach Nick Nurse needed inspiration this season, he merely needed to look at his office wall.Hanging there is a big photo, a finish-line shot of the 2015 Travers Stakes at historic Saratoga Race Course. There are two horses in the frame; one is Triple Crown winner and overwhelming favorite American Pharoah, the other is Keen Ice — who wasn't getting much attention from bettors and had never won on such a big stage.Keen Ice ran a perfect race that day, and knocked off the champion."I just really like the picture," Nurse said.Yes, and there's symmetry now. His Raptors ran a perfect race — and knocked off the team that had won the 2017 and 2018 NBA titles.Nurse, a 51-year-old basketball journeyman who has been a coach for 13 different teams in four countries over the last 30 years, is now the coach of the best team in the world. Unknown no more and someone who never will be anonymous again, Nurse guided the Raptors to their first NBA champions... [More]
Fri Jun 1417:30Authorities seek battery charge against Raptors presidentKyle LowryPGRaptorsFree Agent
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities will push for a battery charge against Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri after the executive was accused of pushing and hitting a sheriff's deputy in the face as he tried to get onto the court when his team won the NBA title in Oakland, a police spokesman said Friday.After the game Thursday against the Golden State Warriors, Ujiri was denied access to the court by the deputy because he didn't show a proper credential, Alameda County sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly told the San Francisco Chronicle ."That's when he tried to push past our deputy, and our deputy pushed him back, and there was another push that kind of moved up and struck our deputy in the face," Kelly said.Several bystanders intervened and Ujiri got onto the court without displaying any credentials, Kelly said.Deputies later took witness statements and obtained video of the incident, he said."We'll be submitting a report to the Alameda County district attorney for complaint of batt... [More]
Fri Jun 1417:10Authorities seek battery charge against Raptors presidentKyle LowryPGRaptorsFree Agent
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities will push for a battery charge against Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri after the executive was accused of pushing and hitting a sheriff's deputy in the face as he tried to get onto the court when his team won the NBA title in Oakland, a police spokesman said Friday.After the game Thursday against the Golden State Warriors, Ujiri was denied access to the court by the deputy because he didn't show a proper credential, Alameda County sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly told the San Francisco Chronicle ."That's when he tried to push past our deputy, and our deputy pushed him back, and there was another push that kind of moved up and struck our deputy in the face," Kelly said.Several bystanders intervened and Ujiri got onto the court without displaying any credentials, Kelly said.Deputies later took witness statements and obtained video of the incident, he said."We'll be submitting a report to the Alameda County district attorney for complaint of batt... [More]
Fri Jun 1416:30Authorities seek battery charge against Raptors presidentKyle LowryPGRaptorsFree Agent
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities will push for a battery charge against Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri after the executive was accused of pushing and hitting a sheriff's deputy in the face as he tried to get onto the court when his team won the NBA title in Oakland, an official said Friday.After the game Thursday against the Golden State Warriors, Ujiri was denied access to the court by the deputy because he didn't have a proper credential, Alameda County sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly told the San Francisco Chronicle ."That's when he tried to push past our deputy, and our deputy pushed him back, and there was another push that kind of moved up and struck our deputy in the face," Kelly said.Several bystanders intervened and Ujiri got onto the court without displaying any credentials, Kelly said.Deputies later took witness statements and obtained video of the incident, he said."We'll be submitting a report to the Alameda County district attorney for complaint of battery on ... [More]
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