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Who will be looking to make a name for themselves in the Slam Dunk Contest, 3-Point Contest and Skills Challenge at the 2023 NBA All-Star Game? The NBA All-Star Game has often paled in comparison and cultural relevance to the events of All-Star Saturday night, where the Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest
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10:19 PM ET INDIANAPOLIS — As much as LeBron James‘ march toward the NBA’s all-time scoring mark might have captured people’s attention outside of the Los Angeles Lakers, James’ goal for this season was to get back into the playoffs whether he scored five points or 5,000. James’ 26 points in Thursday’s 112-111 win over
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According to new reports, Bob Myers could be leaving the Golden State Warriors before the team’s future is set, with four possible new homes. According to an amazing piece by The Athletic piece written by multiple reporters, GM Bob Myers might be leaving for another team next off-season. The other teams that he might leave mentioned
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9:43 PM ET Brianna Williams Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James passed Steve Nash for fourth place on the NBA’s all-time assist leaderboard following his 11-assist performance against the New York Knicks on Tuesday. As reported by ESPN’s Brian Windhorst in 2016, James’ ability to efficiently distribute the ball is particularly noteworthy, especially at his
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A top-shelf athlete who contributes amply on both sides of the ball, Ausar Thompson is bound to outperform expectations for whichever team drafts him.  The NBA Draft is often much more of a guessing game than NBA scouts would probably like to admit. There are so many unknown variables at play, no matter how deeply
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12:49 AM ET DALLAS — Luka Doncic made a detour toward the Detroit Pistons‘ bench during a timeout with 7.1 seconds remaining in the Dallas Mavericks‘ 111-105 win Monday night. He approached Pistons assistant coach Jerome Allen to offer a few parting thoughts, punctuating a conversation that had continued throughout the game, a final exchange
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On a last-second drive, LeBron James appeared to sustain contact from Jayson Tatum, yet a foul wasn’t called. Here’s what NBA officials said. The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Boston Celtics by four points in overtime on Saturday following a controversial fourth-quarter-ending no-call where LeBron James drove to the rim and appeared to get
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8:13 PM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry has been fined $25,000 for “throwing his mouthpiece into the spectator stands” during Wednesday night’s 122-120 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, the league announced on Friday. The incident occurred with 1:14 remaining after Jordan Poole took what Curry thought was an
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The Grizzlies and Timberwolves honored Tyre Nichols with a moment of silence on Friday while Taylor Jenkins grappled with the tragedy in Memphis. The city of Memphis is dealing with something no city ever wants to have to face: An inexcusable incident of police brutality resulting in a senseless death. Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old from
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3:55 AM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — With Golden State leading Memphis by just two points with 1:14 remaining Wednesday night, Stephen Curry clapped his hands at Jordan Poole after what Curry said he thought was an ill-advised 3-point attempt by his Warriors teammate. While running back on defense, a frustrated Curry took out
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7:20 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN NEW ORLEANS — After missing the past 29 games with a left big toe contusion, Brandon Ingram returned to the New Orleans Pelicans lineup for Wednesday night’s 111-102 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Ingram last played Nov. 25 against the Memphis Grizzlies when he kicked the back of another player’s
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7:25 PM ET Associated Press The NBA All-Star Game is Feb. 19. And nobody will know the All-Star rosters until that night. Not even the players themselves. The team captains — probably LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and either Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo or Brooklyn’s Kevin Durant — will make their picks in a
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1:07 PM ET The Los Angeles Lakers acquired Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura for Kendrick Nunn and three second-round picks, the team announced on Monday. The deal includes a 2023 second-round pick via Chicago, the Lakers’ own in 2029 and the less favorable of the Wizards’ and Lakers’ 2028 second-round picks, sources told ESPN’s Adrian
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12:06 AM ET LOS ANGELES — Tempers flared just after the second-quarter buzzer sounded in Friday night’s game between the Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Lakers when several members of the Grizzlies engaged in a shouting match with Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe, who was seated near the court. Referees and security intervened
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Nic Claxton has made himself indispensable to the Brooklyn Nets, as a dynamic defensive anchor whose energy and awareness lift up his teammates. A week following the Brooklyn Nets’ first-round sweep to the Boston Celtics, Tim Martin felt his iPhone buzz with a call from Nets center Nic Claxton. Martin, a basketball skills trainer based
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4:08 PM ET DALLAS — Mavericks center/power forward Christian Wood fractured his left thumb and will be reevaluated next week, the team announced Thursday. Wood suffered the injury during the second quarter of the Mavs’ 130-122 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday but finished the game, scoring 22 points and grabbing nine rebounds. Editor’s
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1:41 PM ET Associated Press Chris Ford, a member of the Boston Celtics 1981 championship team, a longtime NBA coach and the player credited with scoring the league’s first 3-point basket, has died, his family announced Wednesday in a statement. He was 74. The family revealed the death through the Celtics. No official cause was
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4:31 PM ET Hours after the NBA released its Last Two Minute Report for the Lakers‘ 113-112 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday, determining that Russell Westbrook was not fouled by Joel Embiid on Los Angeles’ final offensive possession, LeBron James took to Twitter to share his frustration with the league’s officiating. Quote tweeting
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1:30 PM ET Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss a third straight game because of left knee soreness when the Milwaukee Bucks host the Indiana Pacers on Monday afternoon. Antetokounmpo was listed as probable on the Bucks’ injury report and participated in pregame warm-ups, but coach Mike Budenholzer said Monday the two-time MVP
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11:59 AM ET Houston Rockets guard Jalen Green and forward Jae’Sean Tate have been suspended one game for leaving the bench area during an altercation with the Sacramento Kings, the NBA announced. The incident occurred early in the fourth quarter of the Rockets’ 139-114 road loss Friday, beginning after Houston’s Garrison Mathews fouled Sacramento’s Malik
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5:17 PM ET EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — The Los Angeles Lakers hosted a pair of free agent centers, Meyers Leonard and DeMarcus Cousins, for a workout on Friday, according to coach Darvin Ham. “They both looked great,” Ham said after practice Saturday. “Whether or not we’re able to do something with them is a different
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1:12 AM ET Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Domantas Sabonis had 19 points, a career-high 16 assists and 15 rebounds in his fourth triple-double of the season, and the Sacramento Kings beat the skidding Houston Rockets 139-114 on Friday night for their third straight win. The Kings (23-18) moved five games over .500 for the
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1:01 AM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — Heading into Tuesday night’s game, the Golden State Warriors were confident Stephen Curry‘s return would be the piece they needed to build on the momentum they had established earlier on their homestand without him. They finally had their best player back. Their starting lineup — the league’s
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Jan 2, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) reacts after being called for an offensive foul against New Orleans Pelicans center Willy Hernangomez (9) during the second quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports The NBA has had a lot of amazing scoring performances this season. In
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Without Devin Booker, the Phoenix Suns have slid and are in danger of falling out of the playoff race. How do they turn things around? Since Devin Booker reinjured his groin, the Suns have endured a brutal stretch losing six of their last eight including an embarrassing loss to the Knicks. Unfortunately, history doesn’t bode
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11:51 AM ET DALLAS — The Mavericks are waiving guard Kemba Walker a day before the four-time All-Star’s salary would have become guaranteed for the rest of the season, the team announced Friday morning. Walker, 32, averaged 8.0 points and 2.1 assists in nine games with the Mavericks. He signed for the veteran’s minimum in
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More and more, readers are encountering writing written by artificial intelligence. Whether reading an article found online or grading a student paper, here are ten ways to know A.I. is responsible: 10. The transitions leave you with broken ankles. 9. The paragraphs just feel, for lack of a better term, baggy. 8. Source material is
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Jan 1, 2023; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Memphis Grizzlies center Steven Adams (left), forward Jaren Jackson Jr. (right) and Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes (middle) battle for a rebound during the first quarter at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports Cubs latest signing may take them out of running for Trey Mancini by Scott Rogust
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7:09 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson has been diagnosed with a right hamstring strain, the team announced Tuesday evening. The team said Williamson will be reevaluated in three weeks. Williamson was injured late in the third quarter Monday night in a loss to the 76ers in Philadelphia. After gathering a
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Jan 2, 2023; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Paris Saint-Germain and French national forward Kylian Mbappe (left) and PSG teammate defender Achraf Hakimi (right) pose for a photo with Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) after the game against the San Antonio Spurs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports NFL rumors: New team
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Yao Ming accomplished an incredible amount, making an indelible mark in his brief career. He also left a legacy only partially fulfilled. Once upon a time, giants roamed the Earth. And back then, they were considered fundamental tokens, the absolute truth of winning and dominance. In fact, in the big world of basketball, the biggest
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Someday we may see another Ivy League NBA star of Chinese and Taiwanese descent. But there will never be another Jeremy Lin. The year was 2010, and this Harvard graduate was a California native of Chinese and Taiwanese descent. You can count the number of Harvard alumni to get drafted and play in an NBA
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6:35 PM ET Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo missed Sunday night’s 118-95 loss to the Washington Wizards with left knee soreness. Antetokounmpo was a late addition to the injury report after participating in shootaround earlier Sunday. The Bucks are already without Jrue Holiday (non-COVID illness) and Khris Middleton (right knee soreness). Antetokounmpo is coming off
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10:16 PM ET Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — Superstar Luka Doncic capped a historic five-game run with 51 points, and the Dallas Mavericks needed all of them to beat the San Antonio Spurs. Doncic had two rebounds and two free throws in the final 4.5 seconds, helping Dallas escape with a 126-125 victory over San
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1:25 AM ET Andrew LopezESPN NEW ORLEANS — With 1:48 left in the fourth quarter of Friday night’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers, the New Orleans Pelicans showed a graphic on the big screen acknowledging CJ McCollum’s big night. McCollum had a season-high 42 points to go along with a franchise-record 11 3-pointers, and while
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The Chicago Bulls aren’t good enough to compete right now but might not be ready for a full rebuild either. Where do they go from here? In the first game back from last season’s All-Star break, the Chicago Bulls eked out a win against the Atlanta Hawks. DeMar DeRozan, eternally clutch, mid-ranged his way to
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10:41 AM ET Associated Press PARIS — Teen prodigy Victor Wembanyama embellished his fast-growing reputation when he became the youngest MVP in the French league’s All-Star game. The 18-year-old Wembanyama finished with 27 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists Thursday night as the All-Star France team won 136-128 against the All-Star World team — an
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10:13 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Detroit guard Killian Hayes and Orlando’s Moritz Wagner were each given multigame suspensions for their roles in a scuffle, while the NBA suspended eight Magic players one game apiece Thursday for leaving the bench area during an altercation. Hayes, who struck Wagner in the back of the
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Dec 21, 2022; Sacramento, California, USA; Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox (5) shakes hands with guard Kevin Huerter (9) during the third quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports Florida vs. Auburn Prediction and Odds for Wednesday, December 28th (Bank on holiday rust in SEC showdown)
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