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    Former MVP Candace Parker announced Saturday on social media she would sign with the defending champion Las Vegas Aces. Parker spent the past two seasons playing for her hometown Chicago Sky. She led Chicago to the WNBA championship in 2021 and won the 2016 title playing for the Los Angeles Sparks. Parker adds to an already loaded lineup that includes reigning MVP A'ja Wilson, who also won the league's top award in 2020.

      Rookie Chet Holmgren got hurt last summer and will miss the entirety of this season. But evidently, his rehab has been going extremely well since four NBA players say he should start next month’s All-Star Game. It doesn't make much sense, but the voting by NBA players for their own All-Star Game rarely does.

        LeBron James is closing in on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's NBA career scoring record. And now, he has caught Abdul-Jabbar on another page of the All-Star record book. James was announced Thursday as an NBA All-Star for the 19th time, the Los Angeles Lakers' star tying Abdul-Jabbar for the most selections in league history. James was the leading overall vote-getter and will be the captain of one of the teams for the Feb. 19 All-Star Game in Salt Lake City. Eastern Conference voting leader Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks will captain the other side.

          Someone will win NBA Defensive Player of the Year this spring, even after a season where no one seems to be able to stop or even slow down anyone with the ball. It’s almost certain that more players will average 20 points per game than ever before.

          Breanna Stewart is the biggest WNBA free agent on the market this offseason and the former MVP has a host of teams courting her, including the Seattle Storm where she's spent her entire career. She's one of five former league MVPs who are unrestricted free agents this year. Candace Parker, Nneka Ogwumike, Diana Taurasi and Tina Charles all could potentially change teams in the coming weeks. Brittney Griner, who was returned to the U.S. last month in a prisoner swap after her 10-month saga in Russia, has said that she'll remain in Phoenix.

          CLEVELAND — Jordan Poole scored 32 points and the Golden State Warriors put on a shooting display by making 23 3-pointers while star Stephen Curry sat on the bench for a 120-114 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.

          CLEVELAND — Steve Kerr doesn’t like being the bad guy, and empathizes with fans who get upset when NBA teams rest star players.

          PARIS — With Victor Wembanyama sitting courtside and watching some of the players he’ll go up against next season, Zach LaVine scored 30 points and the Chicago Bulls never trailed in a 126-108 win over the Detroit Pistons at the NBA Paris Game on Thursday.

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          Antoine Davis of Detroit Mercy is the nation’s leading scorer and he recently broke the Division I record for career 3-pointers. After Detroit Mercy plays this Saturday at IUPUI, there is a good chance that only the late Pete Maravich will be ahead of Davis on the NCAA all-time scoring list.

          Authorities say a University of Alabama basketball player charged with capital murder provided the gun used in the fatal shooting. Investigators wrote in a court document that Darius Miles admitted to providing the handgun immediately before the shooting. Another man is accused by police of firing the gun and killing a young woman near the university’s campus.

          Quin Snyder spent two days on a basketball court in Paris and was back in his element. The former coach of the Utah Jazz hadn't done any real basketball work since stepping down last June. But he took advantage of a chance to return to the floor, albeit briefly, as director of the Basketball Africa League Combine in Paris this week.

          Maya Moore has decided to retire officially from playing basketball. The Minnesota Lynx great stepped away from the WNBA in 2019 to help her now-husband Jonathan Irons win his release from prison by getting his 50-year sentence overturned in 2020. Irons married Moore soon after getting released and the couple had their first child in February. The 33-year-old Moore won four WNBA championships with the Minnesota Lynx, two Olympic gold medals with USA Basketball and two NCAA titles with UConn. She’ll be eligible for the Naismith Hall of Fame next year since she stopped playing four years ago.

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