Category Archives: NBA

Jordan, 2 other NBA owners join Forbes’ billionaire list (Yahoo Sports)

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 29: Michael Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Hornets, watches on during their game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Time Warner Cable Arena on October 29, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Charlotte Hornets defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 108-106 in overtime. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Michael Jordan and two other NBA owners have joined Forbes’ annual list of the world’s billionaires. Forbes released its list of billionaires on Monday and noted that Jordan’s net worth is estimated at $1 billion, thanks to his well-timed investment in the Charlotte Hornets. Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander, with a net worth of $1.6 billion, and the Chicago Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf, worth $1.3 billion, also made the list.

Blazers come from behind for 115-112 win over Thunder (Yahoo Sports)

PORTLAND, OR - FEBRUARY 27: Arron Afflalo #4 of the Portland Trail Blazers celebrates during the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on February 27, 2015 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

After the Portland Trail Blazers overcame Russell Westbrook’s third straight triple-double, Damian Lillard sensed his team was recapturing its form of earlier this season. Oklahoma City can only hope it didn’t lose Westbrook along with the game. Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge each scored 29 points and Portland rallied to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-112 Friday night. Aldridge added 16 rebounds.

Latest injury to Rose hits Bulls hard (Yahoo Sports)

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 23: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls drives between Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 and Jerryd Bayless #19 of the Milwaukee Bucks at the United Center on February 23, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Bucks 87-71. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The news that Derrick Rose will have yet another knee surgery hit the Chicago Bulls hard and left them in a familiar spot – trying to get by without their star point guard. The team announced Tuesday night that Rose will undergo surgery for the second straight season to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, casting more doubt on whether he will ever be the same. Coach Tom Thibodeau said Wednesday it’s not clear when the injury happened or when team physician Dr. Brian Cole will perform the surgery. He was not sure how long Rose will be out, either.

Heat say Chris Bosh will leave hospital soon (Yahoo Sports)

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 20: Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat stands on the court during a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on January 20, 2015 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Isaac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

All-Star forward Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat is expected to leave a South Florida hospital in the coming days, another positive development as he continues to recover from blood clots making their way to one of his lungs. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Monday that Bosh’s release will be ”soon,” but did not offer a specific timetable. ”He’s getting a little bit better.” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was at Miami’s home game against Philadelphia on Monday night, and sent Bosh his best wishes.

Durant has foot procedure, expected back this season (Yahoo Sports)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - FEBRUARY 19: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder drives to the basket against the Dallas Mavericks on February 19, 2015 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)

Kevin Durant had surgery Sunday to alleviate pain in his right foot, and the Oklahoma City Thunder expect him to return during the regular season. Thunder general manager Sam Presti said the star forward will be evaluated again within a week. Presti said the head of the original screw was rubbing against the cuboid bone in the foot, causing discomfort. Presti said the new hardware won’t affect the already positive long-term prognosis.