Finally, Steve Ballmer and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to build their new home. The Clippers' long-awaited, $1.8 billion, privately funded arena officially got a name Friday - Intuit Dome, it'll be called when it opens in 2024, the team making that announcement hours before the formal groundbreaking ceremony. Ballmer, the team's owner, simply believes it'll be like no other building in the NBA.
DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Mavericks signed free agent Frank Ntilikina on Thursday, adding the guard picked one spot before their selection of Dennis Smith Jr. in the top 10 of the 2017 draft. Ntilikina spent four years with the New York Knicks, who drafted him eighth overall four years ago. Smith went ninth to the Mavericks, who traded the point guard to the Knicks a year and a half later in the blockbuster deal that brought Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo was in Greece for a meeting with the country's prime minister Thursday and a special ceremony to bestow Greek citizenship on his mother Veronica and younger brother Alex. Antetokounmpo, who led the Milwaukee Bucks to the NBA championship in July, attended the ceremony at the official residence of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.