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Firefighters could lose jobs for Kobe crash photos
Two Los Angeles County firefighters could be fired and a third suspended after some first responders took and shared graphic photos from the site of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his teenage daughter and seven others, court documents say.[read more]

Right heel issue shelves Mavericks guard Redick
Dallas Mavericks shooting guard JJ Redick, who aggravated a heel injury in Tuesday's loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, will miss at least the rest of the regular season.[read more]

NBA again breaks season record for 3s per game
For the ninth consecutive season, the league record for 3-pointers made per game has been broken. Even if zero 3s are made in the final four days of a regular season that ends Sunday, the league's average in 2020-21 will be higher than any other season.[read more]

Heat's Oladipo to have season-ending surgery
Heat guard Victor Oladipo has opted to have season-ending surgery on his right quadriceps tendon, the same tendon he ruptured in 2019 while with the Pacers.[read more]

Lakers raise title banner, stay alive for top-6 spot
The Lakers celebrated their 2020 championship with fans on Wednesday night, then beat the Rockets 124-122 to keep alive their slim hopes of avoiding the play-in tournament.[read more]

Nets' Harden returns with 18 in win as Kyrie sits
James Harden returned to the Brooklyn Nets' lineup on Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs and finished with 18 points and 11 assists after missing more than a month with a hamstring strain.[read more]

NBA creates award in honor of Abdul-Jabbar
The NBA has created a new award in honor of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the league's leading career scorer and a noted civil rights activist, that will recognize a player who best embodies his striving for social justice and racial equality.[read more]

Zion's huge season wasn't enough: The best NBA players to miss the playoffs
Zion Williamson was phenomenal, but it wasn't enough to get the Pelicans in the playoffs. He's not the only NBA star whose team couldn't take advantage of his stellar season.[read more]

NBA experts: Big play-in questions, and should seeding matter for the Lakers?
What are our experts watching, and what's ahead for the defending champs?[read more]

NBA playoff watch: Hawks wrap up berth; Lakers dodge disaster
Atlanta has the inside track for the No. 4 seed in the East, while Boston's play-in status is sealed.[read more]