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Oscar Robertson backs pot legalization in Ohio
A group that wants to legalize marijuana use in Ohio says its investors include NBA Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson.

Cousins replaces Kobe on West All-Star team
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins will replace injured Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant at the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, commissioner Adam Silver announced Friday.

Pelicans' Davis (groin) out, aims for Monday
Pelicans forward Anthony Davis missed Friday night's 108-103 win against the Los Angeles Clippers because of a groin strain.

Sources: Magic on verge of firing Vaughn
The Orlando Magic are on the verge of firing head coach Jacque Vaughn, according to league sources.

Duncan seeks $1M over failed investments
Spurs star Tim Duncan has filed a lawsuit contending that a series of investments enriched his financial adviser but were losing propositions for the NBA star, including $7.5 million in an entertainment company run by the adviser.

Kobe 'sore' but eyeing return in September
Kobe Bryant addressed his expectations a day after shoulder surgery Thursday night in a brief interview with ESPN, saying he planned on being ready to play come September for the Los Angeles Lakers' training camp.

Grizzlies' Carter (foot) to undergo evaluation
Memphis Grizzlies guard/forward Vince Carter has an injured tendon in his left foot and will undergo more evaluation.

McCain: Time to talk legalizing sports betting
Sen. John McCain says Congress needs to hold hearings to discuss legalizing sports betting.

Pau met with standing ovation in L.A. return
Pau Gasol received a standing ovation from Lakers fans before Thursday's game as a video tribute filled with highlights from his time in Los Angeles played on the big screens in the arena.

D-League bans Iowa duo over fight on bench
The NBA Development League has suspended Iowa Energy forward Jarnell Stokes for three games and teammate Kalin Lucas for two games for fighting on the bench.

NBA forming expanded digital deal in China
The National Basketball Association is forming its largest international digital partnership through an expansion of its arrangements with Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd., the league said Friday.

Mavs' Parsons: Harden is MVP at this point
If Chandler Parsons had a midseason MVP vote, it'd go to former teammate James Harden.

Barnes still irked as NBA clears Suns owner
An NBA spokesman told ESPN.com's Marc Stein that the league's review of the incident "confirmed that it was not an interaction with Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver" that led to the Los Angeles Clippers forward's fine.

Hornets' Walker has surgery, out 6 weeks
The Charlotte Hornets expect point guard Kemba Walker will miss a minimum of six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee.

3 Hawks make ASG; Cousins, Lillard left out
Golden State's Klay Thompson, Chicago's Jimmy Butler and Atlanta's Jeff Teague are first-time NBA All-Stars after being selected by coaches in their respective conferences.

Wolves' Martin back after 34-game absence
Kevin Martin has returned to the lineup for the Minnesota Timberwolves after missing the previous 34 games with a fractured right wrist.

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