NBA owners approve Atlanta Hawks sale following racial remarks
NBA owners approve Atlanta Hawks sale following racial remarks

Billionaire Tony Ressler`s purchase of the Atlanta Hawks has been unanimously approved by NBA owners, the league announced Wednesday, concluding a sale forced by racial remarks in e-mails discovered last year.

NBA stars to play in Johannesburg in first Africa game
NBA stars to play in Johannesburg in first Africa game

The NBA announced plans Wednesday for its first game in Africa, an August exhibition that will feature basketball players from the continent in the latest effort to develop the league`s global fan base.

Lebron James and Cleveland Cavaliers douse Heat
Lebron James and Cleveland Cavaliers douse Heat

LeBron James scored 23 points on Thursday to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 114-88 victory over the Miami Heat that dimmed his former team`s playoff hopes.

Atlanta Hawks clinch top seed in East with win over Heat
Atlanta Hawks clinch top seed in East with win over Heat

DeMarre Carroll scored 24 points, Paul Millsap had 21 and the Atlanta Hawks clinched the top seed in the NBA`s Eastern Conference with a 99-86 win over Miami on Friday.

Deng says he forgives Ferry for racially charged remarks
Deng says he forgives Ferry for racially charged remarks

Sudanese-born Briton Luol Deng said Friday he forgives Atlanta Hawks executive Danny Ferry for racially charged remarks and hopes the incident can aid the fight against racism in the NBA.

Audio surfaces of Danny Ferry`s remarks
Audio surfaces of Danny Ferry`s remarks

A US newspaper says it has the audio recording of Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry making racially charged comments about National Basketball Association player Luol Deng.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution posted online the partial recording of a June 6 conference call.

NBA: Cavs` Deng wins NBA citizenship award

British Cleveland Cavaliers` player Luol Deng was honored Tuesday with the NBA`s J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award.

Cavs stretch Thunder losing streak to three

NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Kyrie Irving scored 31 points to carry the Cleveland Cavaliers over Oklahoma City 114-104 Wednesday, stretching the Thunder`s losing streak to three games.

Britain`s Deng traded from Bulls to Cavaliers

Britain`s Luol Deng, an NBA All-Star forward, was traded by the Chicago Bulls to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday in a deal for Andrew Bynum and draft picks, the teams announced.