Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said he believes his former UCLA coach John Wooden would have disliked how the one-and-done era has changed the college basketball game. The Hall of Fame center made the remarks ahead of Tuesday's NBA's draft lottery and the team that gets the No. 1 pick will likely use it on a freshman, such as point guards Markelle Fultz or Lonzo Ball. "It's a travesty, I think," Abdul-Jabbar said. "They're just using the college system as a stepping stone to the NBA and
(Washington, DC) -- President Obama honored more than 20 Americans with Medals of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award.
In a White House ceremony, Obama called the recipients extraordinary people who have inspired and strengthened the U.S. He noted that actor Robert DeNiro has brought to life some of the most memorable roles in movie history. Obama said rocker Bruce Springsteen has spent a career singing about the "simple glories and scattered heartbreak of ever
Tim Duncan is calling it quits after nearly two decades as the face and backbone of the San Antonio Spurs. The quiet, big man is ending his 19-year NBA career with one franchise having centered five NBA championships for the Spurs. The No. 1 overall pick in 1997 goes out with two MVP awards among his list of accomplishments. Duncan was one of just four players to be named NBA Finals MVP at least three times. He was a 15-time All-Star, a member of the All-NBA first team 10 tim