NBA lockout likely to end after players and owners reach a tentative agreement early Saturday. If players, owners approve the 10-year deal, NBA lockout could end in time for Christmas Day games.
NBA playoffs: The Miami Heat overcame a 12-point deficit late in the game Thursday night to defeat the Chicago Bulls, 83-80, in Game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals. Miami closed out Chicago in the series, four games to one, and now meets the Dallas Mavericks in the next round of the NBA playoffs.
Memphis Grizzlies' O.J. Mayo has been banned for ten games after testing positive for steroids.
NBA draft resulted in an immediate impact player, John Wall of Kentucky, going to the Wizards. After that, most teams drafted projects and role players.
LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant beat LeBron James for the second year in a row in NBA jersey sales.