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According to The Athletic’s Anthony Slater, the Golden State Warriors are prioritizing bringing Kevon Looney and Gary Paton II back to Chase Center.  The Golden State Warriors won another championship for revered veterans such as Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. But the team’s younger players — Andrew Wiggins, Kevon Looney and Gary Payton
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As the effects of the overturning of Roe v. Wade ripple throughout the nation, notable professional athletes and teams speak out while many remain silent.  There’s an intersection between social justice and sports not because people are changing, but because platforms are. In 1969, Olympic gold medalist Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists
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Bill Russell believes the Boston Celtics can raise championship banner No. 18 next season. After falling to the Golden State Warriors in six games, Bill Russell is not giving up hope when it comes to his beloved Boston Celtics raising championship banner No. 18 next year. Boston was certainly battle-tested this season. The Celtics won playoff series over
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Golden State Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson bailing on Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Hornets speaks volumes about their basketball organization. Days after the Golden State Warriors won the 2022 NBA Finals, assistant coach Kenny Atkinson decided to leave Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Hornets at the altar in embarrassing fashion. This would have been Atkinson’s second stab
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Shaq brings love to his hometown of Newark, NJ by teaming up with IcyHot to refurbish local basketball courts through his Comebaq Courts program.  Only the biggest NBA legends are known mononymously, which is why Newark native Shaquille O’Neal is known throughout the world simply as “Shaq.” Shaq’s name brings a gravitas to all that he
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After Russell Westbrook’s dismal 2021-22 season, people are undermining his NBA legacy. New Lakers coach Darvin Ham is hoping for a turnaround this year. Unsurprisingly, it all started with a wild, off-the-cuff claim by Colin Cowherd. Cowherd wanted to distinguish Draymond Green as the ever-helpful teammate, but in doing so, he made sure to drag
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Iowa Hawkeyes forward Keegan Murray (15) rests during the first half of the Big Ten championship title game Sunday, March 13, 2022, at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Iowa won, 75-66.Iowa Hawkeyes Versus Purdue Boilermakers In Big Ten Men S Championship Title Game On Sunday March 13 2022 At Gainbridge Fieldhouse In Indianapolis Hype is a
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Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry appreciated seeing his teammate, Andrew Wiggins, posterize Dallas Mavericks star Luka Dončić “800” times. The Mavericks were no match for the Warriors in Game 3, as the Dallas team fell for the third consecutive time in this series. Golden State’s dominance over Dallas could be summed up in one
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Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Patrick Beverley called out Phoenix Suns star Chris Paul for allegedly faking an injury in embarrassing Game 7 loss.  Narrative shapes legacy in the NBA, and performance is primarily what shapes narratives. But narratives are also shaped by interpretation, so when Patrick Beverley pounces on Chris Paul after the most devastating
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The Celtics found a way to contain Giannis Antetokounmpo through two games. Can their defensive clinic sustain? Plus: the Mavs have no answer for Phoenix’s offense. The first two games between the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks haven’t been particularly pleasant to watch, but even the most arduous slogs can contain interesting strategic battles. Boston’s
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Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart endured two injuries during Game 1 of the 2022 Eastern Conference Semifinals, adding to a long list of past injuries. The Milwaukee Bucks opened the Eastern Conference Semifinals series with a bang, defeating the Boston Celtics 101-89. Although Giannis Antetokounmpo deserves credit playing at an MVP level, it’s also true
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BRAZIL – 2022/04/11: In this photo illustration, the official profile of Elon Musk on the social network Twitter. The billionaire Elon Musk bought 9% of Twitter, an investment of USD 3 billion. (Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Reds executive apologizes to fans weeks after the fact by Eric Treuden Athletes react
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With the NBA season almost finished, which players distinguished themselves most this year on the defensive end? Accurately evaluating NBA defense is an almost impossible endeavor, and opinions of individual defenders depend largely on the eye of the beholder. There are so many little things that happen (or don’t) within a possession that can fly
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Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving joins the historic 60 Point Club, but he is still far from being the NBA’s most prolific member.  Even though Kyrie Irving hasn’t played much in the 2021-22 season, the Nets shooter has still managed to make NBA history in the team’s 150-point victory over the Orlando Magic. Irving added
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16-04-2021: Basketbal: Fenerbahce Oznur Kablo v UMMC Ekaterinburg: Istanboel”nISTANBUL, TURKEY – APRIL 16: Brittney Griner of UMMC Ekaterinburg, Satou Sabally of Fenerbahce Oznur Kablo during the Euroleague Women Final Four match between Fenerbahce Oznur Kablo and UMMC Ekaterinburg at Volkswagen Arena on April 16, 2021 in Istanbul, Turkey (Photo by /BSR Agency/Getty Images) 3 free
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All-Star Weekend proves once again that challenges are different than games as Tyrese Maxey and Scottie Barnes hilariously fail to make easy shots.  As entertaining as it can be to see athletes demonstrate their skills in carnival-like competitions, it’s true that many of the challenges during NBA All-Star Weekend are starkly different than gameplay. Nothing
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The NBA has announced the full field for the 3-Point Contest during All-Star weekend and fans are sure to be fired up.  The high-flyers putting on a show during the Dunk Contest at the All-Star Game may make plenty of headlines, but don’t forget about the 3-Point Contest for a second. Each year, the competition
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Dec 2, 2021; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Ty Jerome (16) goes to the basket against Memphis Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane (22) during the first half at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports MLB trade grades: Who won Hunter Renfroe-Jackie Bradley Jr. swap? by Scott Rogust The Oklahoma City Thunder were humbled
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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – NOVEMBER 24: LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots the ball against the Indiana Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on November 24, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of
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Ashley Landis/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Though the 2021-22 NBA season is still in its infancy, the early results already beckon for some franchises to swing a big trade. What’s the best part about the NBA? Trading, of course! The season is about a fifth of the way finished and a handful of teams already ride
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The championship-or-bust Lakers currently sit well outside the championship picture. How much should we be worried about L.A.’s slow start? The Lakers introduced significant downside risk to their season the moment they traded for Russell Westbrook, but it was hard to see things going this poorly this fast. We knew it would be difficult for
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NBA and NFL athletes used their platform to pressure Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt to commute the sentence of Julius Jones hours before his execution. Athlete activism has seen an uptick in recent years, with countless athletes sharing their perspectives directly with fans. Professional athletes possess unparalleled platforms, as heroes to millions of adoring sports fans
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LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 17: LeBron James (L) and Odell Beckham Jr. attend as Remy Martin presents Beats Party on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for Remy Martin) Rams Roster: Rams wide receivers depth chart after signing Odell Beckham Jr. by Byron Smith When news broke that
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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has added a new trick to his bag this season, and the Hawks’ offense has struggled to get off the ground. Much of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s career has unfolded in relative obscurity, but the absence of a spotlight has done nothing to stall his growth as a player. The 23-year-old made steady, substantive improvement
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Western Conference teams have posted a winning record against Eastern Conference teams in 12 straight seasons. Will that change in 2021-22? Between the rise of small-ball and the proliferation of 3-point shooting, the NBA has undergone seismic changes over the past decade. Throughout it all, Western Conference teams have consistently dominated their Eastern Conference counterparts
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This week, The Long Two looks at how Jordan Poole could help fill in for Klay Thompson and whether the Knicks can replicate last year’s success. Given the variables at play, it’s nearly impossible, and certainly exhausting, to confidently project a likely outcome for the Golden State Warriors this season. Uncertainty over how Klay Thompson
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Why Zion Williamson’s foot injury could spell trouble for the Pelicans, plus what Michael Porter Jr.’s max extension means for the Nuggets moving forward. Monday’s NBA headlines rightfully centered on a small but vocal group of maddeningly selfish and deeply misguided players using incoherent, bad-faith rhetoric to support grossly irresponsible and scientifically indefensible decisions to
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Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Georgia injury report: Dawgs gets great updates on injured starters ahead of Arkansas showdown by Ethan Lee Joel Embiid took time during the Philadelphia 76ers’ media day to address the ongoing Ben Simmons saga. All-star point guard Ben Simmons has dominated most of the NBA off-season talk. It was
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Despite not being as deep from top to bottom as the Eastern Conference, the West is still loaded with championship contenders. The Los Angeles Lakers have reloaded with Russell Westbrook at point guard. The Utah Jazz earned the best record in the league last year and return with the same roster. The Golden State Warriors
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According to MyBookie oddsmakers, the Minnesota Timberwolves are favored to trade for Ben Simmons. The sportsbook is now displaying +225 odds, regarding the team trading for the 25-year-old point guard from the Philadelphia 76ers. The Sacramento Kings have the second-best odds (+400) of trading for the three-time All-Star, followed by the Golden State Warriors (+650)
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love celebrated his 33rd birthday on Tuesday with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Kate Bock. Earlier this year on January 30th, Bock’s 33rd birthday, Love proposed to her. She announced yes to the general public on Instagram. His Canadian fiancée made her SI Swimsuit debut in 2013. On Bock’s Instagram, she shared
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A previously underreported twist in Kobe Bryant’s 2003 sexual assault case was illuminated by a new batch of documents just released by the FBI. The 2003 sexual assault allegations against Kobe Bryant, and the subsequent trial, are a piece of his personal history that’s generally left out or glossed over. At the time Bryant admitted
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According to oddsmakers at Bovada, the Philadelphia 76ers are the frontrunners to retain their point guard, drastically altering Ben Simmons’ trade odds for the upcoming 2021-22 NBA season. Philadelphia have +200 odds of keeping the three-time All-Star—the best odds available. Now, what’s to say the 76ers refuse to trade him before training camp and decide
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Per oddsmakers at Bovada, seven-time All-Star Stephen Curry is the number one favorite to lead the NBA in three-pointers made per game in the upcoming 2021-22 NBA season. Possessing -165 odds, the Golden State Warriors guard is the frontrunner on the projected statistics board, followed by Damian Lillard (+250), Buddy Hield (+500) and Duncan Robinson
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According to oddsmakers via Bovada, the Cleveland Cavaliers are the favorites (-250) to retain five-time All-Star Kevin Love. The Brooklyn Nets have the second-best odds (+800) of trading for the 32-year-old player, followed by the Los Angeles Clippers (+1000) and Philadelphia 76ers (+1000). Five days ago, Jeff Schwartz, Love’s agent, said he has no interest
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The Philadelphia 76ers have been working to trade three-time All-Star Ben Simmons. Thus far, they have been unsuccessful with negotiations, considering Daryl Morey, the team’s president of basketball operations, and general manager Elton Brand are demanding a king’s ransom for their point guard. Per sources, now they are aiming to trade Tyrese Maxey along with
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Two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo made an unexpected appearance at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena on Wednesday. During AEW Dynamite, the six-foot-eleven NBA champion and Thanasis, his older brother and Milwaukee Bucks’ teammate, rolled into the ring and climbed the ropes to have the time of their lives. While walking throughout the ring and standing on the
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Per sources, the Indiana Pacers‘ front office are contemplating a potential in-season trade involving Jeremy Lamb. On October 20, 2021, their season opener begins at the Spectrum Center against the Charlotte Hornets. The team’s backcourt currently consists of Caris LeVert, Malcolm Brogdon and T.J. McConnell. In the 2021 NBA Draft, the Pacers also selected Oregon
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According to sources, the Memphis Grizzlies are trading Patrick Beverley to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Jarrett Culver and Juancho Hernangomez. Gersson Rosas, the Timberwolves’ president of basketball operations, is familiar with Beverley’s style of play and work ethic, considering he was the executive vice president of basketball operations for the Houston Rockets, where he previously
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According to BetOnline, Detroit Pistons’ Cade Cunningham has the best odds (+250) of winning Rookie of the Year for the 2021-22 NBA season. Next, Houston Rockets‘ Jalen Green has the second-best odds (+275), followed by Jalen Suggs (+650), Evan Mobley (+800), Scottie Barnes +1200), Alperen Sengun (+1200) and others. Point guard Cunningham was selected first
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LaMarcus Aldridge watches his shot in the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Raiders potentially bringing in Gerald McCoy to bolster defense by Alicia de Artola Fifteen-year vet LaMarcus Aldridge is consulting with his medical doctors and heavily considering a return to competition after retiring due to concerns over his heart.
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The bad news for San Antonio Spurs fans is that their team missed the playoffs for the second consecutive year. The good news is that the franchise seems to have a solid direction moving forward. Through the draft and free agency, GM Brian Wright and the front office have made several moves this offseason, which
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For the past several years, the Western Conference has widely been considered the deeper, more talented conference. Don’t look now, but the teams in the East have caught up and passed them as the premier conference in the league. Considering the elite-level talent (superstars) and the rising young stars, the argument could easily be made
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Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach Ben Sullivan will join Ime Udoka’s coaching staff with the Boston Celtics. After being hired by the Bucks organization in 2018, Sullivan helped coach the team to their first NBA championship win since the 1970-71 season. The six-foot-ten former international player also helped Milwaukee to finish 46-26 (.639) last season, ranking
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Jayson Tatum, Zach LaVine, Team USA. (Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony live stream: How to watch online by John Buhler Team USA’s roster for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris could look very different. With Team USA capturing gold in the fourth straight summer olympiad, let’s take
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NASHVILLE, TN – MARCH 11: Terrence Clarke #5 of the Kentucky Wildcats dribbles the ball at half court against the Mississippi State Bulldogs during the first half of their second round game in the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 11, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) Montrezl Harrell
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The Los Angeles Lakers have formed their three-headed monster as they pursue the franchise’s 18th championship next season. Just as the NBA Draft was getting started, the Lakers completed a deal with the Washington Wizards that landed them the 2016-17 league MVP, Russell Westbrook. The deal sent Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell and the
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Team USA is coming off their first Olympics’ loss in men’s basketball since 2004. In the post-game press conference after USA lost 83-76 against France, head coach Greg Popovich said, “When you lose a game, you’re not surprised. You’re disappointed. I don’t understand the word ‘surprised.’ That sort of disses the French team, as if
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Per one interesting announcement from Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer, the Utah Jazz are open to trading forward Bojan Bogdanovic, forward-guard Joe Ingles, small forward Royce O’Neale, and the No. 30 pick of the 2021 NBA Draft. Fischer stated, “The Utah Jazz are known to be one of the few teams actually searching to move playoff-tested
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The Milwaukee Bucks will meet the Phoenix Suns in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Saturday night.  The road team has yet to prevail during the NBA Finals. Phoenix seized control of the series by winning the first two games but the Bucks have stolen the momentum back after
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The new Space Jam is out, and we’re all asking ourselves a pretty shocking question, Did Bugs Bunny die in Space Jam 2? After over two decades of waiting, the world was finally given a Space Jam sequel. Let’s refrain from saying we were ‘gifted’ a sequel because most of the reviews would suggest that the
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Team USA Basketball (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) UFC 264: Irene Aldana absolutely annihilated Yana Kunitskaya for first round finish (Video) by Adam Stocker Twitter didn’t hold back from Team USA Basketball losing their first match to Team Nigeria in the 2021 pre-Olympics exhibtion. The pre-Olympic Basketball exhibitions are underway, and Team USA has gotten
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