Houston Rockets guard Rafer Alston was released without bail on Tuesday after being charged with stabbing a man at a Manhattan nightspot — his second brush with the law this month. Police arrested Alston, 31, early Monday on felony assault charges after responding to a brawl at a nightclub. A criminal complaint alleges that amid
NBA star Allen Iverson’s stepfather was indicted on federal drug distribution charges after police said they found crack cocaine in his car in April. Michael Andre Freeman, 51, will remain jailed until his bond hearing Friday. He was to have been in court Aug. 24 but the hearing was postponed a week to give him
Newly signed free agent forward James Posey took his seat in between one of the Boston Celtics’ owners and director of basketball operations Danny Ainge, and something that was very noticeable right away was the oversized NBA championship ring on his left hand. “We’ve very happy Danny put this deal together and, obviously, from the
Forward Marcin Gortat signed with the Orlando Magic on Monday. The Magic acquired the 6-foot-11 Gortat from Phoenix on draft night in 2005 for cash. He was chosen in the second round with the 57th overall pick. Gortat has played summer league for the Magic the past three years, but then returned to Germany each
James Posey and the Celtics have agreed to terms of a deal that will bring the former Miami Heat forward to Boston. “He was a free agent,” team spokesman Jeff Twiss said Sunday. “He was available to be signed and he decided to sign with us.” Twiss did not disclose details of the agreement with
The Orlando Magic signed free agent center Adonal Foyle on Friday, bringing in a shot blocker to join star Dwight Howard in the front court. The 6-foot-10 Foyle was available after he and the Golden State Warriors agreed on a buyout earlier this month. “Adonal (Foyle) is a solid shot blocker and post defender,” Magic
Reggie Miller is staying retired, passing on a chance to turn the Big Three of the Boston Celtics into the Fabulous Four. Miller told the Celtics his decision after having several conversations with Danny Ainge, Boston’s executive director of basketball operations, during the past two weeks, team spokesman Jeff Twiss said.
Former Florida State forward Alexander Johnson signed with the Miami Heat on Friday after playing last season with the Memphis Grizzlies. Johnson appeared in 59 games last season as a rookie with the Grizzlies, averaging 4.4 points and 3.1 rebounds. Johnson was drafted in the second round in 2006 by Indiana and was later traded
Butch van Breda Kolff, who coached the Los Angeles Lakers to two NBA finals appearances and won 482 games as a college coach, has died after a long illness. He was 84. Van Breda Kolff died Wednesday afternoon at a nursing home in Spokane, his daughter, Kristina van Breda Kolff, said. His son, Jan, also
Veteran guard Gary Payton is not expected to return to the Miami Heat next season. Heat coach Pat Riley said Thursday that while the 17-year veteran Payton is unlikely to return, the team has interest in signing free agent forward P.J. Brown and are hoping to re-sign forward James Posey. Payton averaged 6.6 points in
New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury defended Michael Vick, calling dogfighting a sport and comparing it to hunting. Marbury spoke Monday about the federal dogfighting conspiracy charges against Vick while promoting his basketball shoe in Albany, N.Y. “I think it’s tough,” Marbury said, according to Albany TV station Capital News 9.
Basketball always came easily to Eddie Griffin. It was life off the court that he had trouble handling. The former Minnesota Timberwolves forward died last week when his sport utility vehicle collided with a freight train in a fiery crash, the Harris County medical examiner’s office said Tuesday. Investigators used dental records to identify Griffin,