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  • Blood clot killed former Trail Blazers player Jerome Kersey

    Blood clot killed former Trail Blazers player Jerome Kersey
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The state medical examiner says former Portland Trail Blazers player Jerome Kersey died from a blood clot that traveled from his left calf to his left lung. The announcement Thursday comes a day after Kersey died at 52. He had...
  • Blazers grieve for Jerome Kersey; death linked to blood clot

    Blazers grieve for Jerome Kersey; death linked to blood clot
    PORTLAND -- Terry Porter knew Jerome Kersey was special. There was, of course, the talent on the court, but also something more lasting: the "joy and his smile, the way he embraced life." Kersey died Wednesday night at 52. The state medical examiner...
  • Jerome Kersey dies at 52; former NBA star and onetime Laker

    Jerome Kersey, a versatile small forward who helped the Portland Trail Blazers reach two NBA Finals and won a title with the San Antonio Spurs in 1999, died Wednesday at a hospital in suburban Portland, Ore. He was 52. The Trail Blazers announced the...
  • Former NBA star Jerome Kersey, onetime Laker, dies at 52

    Former NBA standout Jerome Kersey died Wednesday at age 52 in Oregon from a blood clot that traveled from his left calf to his left lung, the state medical examiner said. The versatile small forward spent his first 11 professional seasons with the...
  • Wednesday's multi-sport college and local roundup: Charlotte hires women's volleyball coach from Hampton University

    COLLEGES: Women’s volleyball: Karen Weatherington, who coached Hampton University to back-to-back Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament titles and NCAA tournament berths, was hired by Charlotte. Assistant Janay Yancey will serve as HU&...
  • Hyde5: Heat fans mock early-departing Seattle fans

    Hyde5: Heat fans mock early-departing Seattle fans
    1. After watching Seattle fans leave early and then get locked out of the team's great comeback in the AFC Championship, several Heat fans who suffered the same indignity in Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals were mocking them. "How dumb are they?" one said....
  • All-Star Game a reunion of sorts for former Big Three

    All-Star Game a reunion of sorts for former Big Three
    Time was, this time of year belonged to the Miami Heat. NBA All-Star Weekend might as well have been a showcase for the organization. The previous four seasons featured at least three Heat All-Stars. In 2013, Erik Spoelstra was the coach of the...
  • ASK IRA: Has Napier assured himself a rotation role once Wade returns?

    ASK IRA: Has Napier assured himself a rotation role once Wade returns?
    Q: Ira, Shabazz Napier This kid is starting to impress me. He is improving and hitting some shots. -- Chet. A: Napier is starting to remind me somewhat of Anthony Carter, in that he does a lot of intangible things at point guard that can help you win,...
  • NBA's young talent will be on display in All-Star game

    NBA's young talent will be on display in All-Star game
    Kobe Bryant won't play in Sunday's All-Star game, his season already over because of a shoulder injury. Dwyane Wade will also skip it because of a sore hamstring. Carmelo Anthony is here, a reasonable expectation because the New York Knicks are his...
  • Despite ninth seeding, Oklahoma City can pose threat in NBA playoffs

    Despite ninth seeding, Oklahoma City can pose threat in NBA playoffs
    There is a growing sentiment around the league that the Oklahoma City Thunder would be the most feared lower-seeded team of any possible first-round playoff matchup. "They are the most dangerous team," TNT analyst Kenny Smith said during Thursday night'...
  • Ira Winderman: Decisions loom for Heat at trade deadline

    Ira Winderman: Decisions loom for Heat at trade deadline
    By Thursday at 3 p.m. we not only will have a better read on what Pat Riley thinks about the Miami Heat's roster, but also how the rest of the league's executives view those players. That's when the NBA will reach its trading deadline amid this extended...