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According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Kyrie Irving has exercised his $36.5 million player option for the 2022-23 season and will stay with the Brooklyn Nets. Throughout the offseason, NBA fans were following the Kyrie Irving-Brooklyn Nets situation, as reports indicated that contract discussions between both sides were going nowhere. Things only escalated when Irving provided
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Montverde Academy’s Dariq Whitehead (0) reacts after forcing a turnover during the second half of the GEICO Nationals quarterfinal between AZ Compass Prep (Ariz.) and Montverde Academy (Fla.), Thursday, March 31, 2022, at Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers, Fla.Montverde Academy defeated AZ Compass Prep 72-63.GEICO Nationals 2022: AZ Compass Prep (Ariz.) vs. Montverde
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The NBA playoffs have come and gone, but an important question remains: What are the top 10 power dunks of the 2021-22 playoffs? The NBA’s 75th Anniversary season has drawn to a close with the Golden State Warriors hoisting their fourth Larry O’Brien trophy in the last eight years, the last team standing once again
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CULVER CITY, CA – NOVEMBER 10: Vanessa Laine Bryant (L) and Kobe Bryant attend the 2018 Baby2Baby Gala Presented by Paul Mitchell at 3LABS on November 10, 2018 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Baby2Baby) Deshaun Watson update: Texas law-enforcement officer shoots down idea Browns QB was ‘exonerated’ by Scott Rogust
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Apr 7, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) looks on from the bench during the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports Dodgers pitcher Tyler Anderson drops F-bomb on hot mic after walking Jose Abreu by Scott Rogust In the
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Feb 25, 2022; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers guard Bryce McGowens (5) shoots over Iowa Hawkeyes forward Filip Rebraca (0) in the first half at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports Mining underrated talent is a great way for an NBA team to improve its fortunes. Here are five players who can
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Jimmy Butler became the most potent player in the NBA playoffs, although it wasn’t enough in the end. What did we learn from his postseason transformation? The Miami Heat are not advancing to the NBA Finals. Jimmy Butler did not win the inaugural Eastern Conference Finals MVP Award, but no one came out of the
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Quin Snyder, Utah Jazz. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images) Celtics warm-up shirts pack a big message ahead of Game 2 by Amy Kaplan Quin Snyder stepping down as Utah Jazz coach. According to ESPN, Quin Snyder is “planning” on stepping down as coach of the Utah Jazz. Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder is planning to
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Jimmy Butler seems simultaneously driven by vibes and bottom-line results. How do we reconcile his impeccable intensity with his love for life? Jimmy Butler will drop 40 points. He will let fly. It will rain. A rivulet will become a torrent. He will flood the court. But the most devastating thing about Jimmy Butler is
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Darius Garland, Cleveland Cavaliers. (Photo by Rick Osentoski/Getty Images) Watch: Willson Contreras calming down Christopher Morel before his walk-off is everything (Video) by Josh Hill New Cleveland Cavaliers logos have been leaked online and we so have to see them right now! The Cleveland Cavaliers have new logos that have been leaked and are out there
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Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young opens up about the importance of mental health and how he uplifts communities through the power of positivity.  Professional athletes exist in the public eye like no other. They become heroes for their athletic prowess; revered for being able to do what few humans can. Michael could fly. Kobe was
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Mar 12, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bulls head coach Billy Donovan gestures to the referees during the first half at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports The Bulls were easily dispatched by the Bucks in Round 1 of this year’s NBA playoffs. Here’s how Chicago can improve heading into next season.  Chicago
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Nari Ward is a critically acclaimed contemporary artist whose work draws heavily on his experiences and relationships with sports. The sports world rarely intersects with the world of fine art. The jocks and art kids don’t hang out in high school and that doesn’t often change throughout life. In the work of Nari Ward, however,
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Shaquille O’Neal (Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Pepsi Stronger Together) How different will Wimbledon look with no Russians or Belarusians? Fans call for slam boycott by Veronica Elizabeth Bruno When it comes to potentially coaching the Los Angeles Lakers, Shaquille O’Neal named his price. After finishing the 2021-22 season 11th-place in the Western Conference, the Los
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SANTA MONICA, CA – JUNE 25: (L-R) Shaquille O’Neal, Ernie Johnson Jr., Kenny Smith, and Charles Barkley speak onstage at the 2018 NBA Awards at Barkar Hangar on June 25, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner Sports) Twitter thread shows Patrick Mahomes might be better businessman than QB by
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David Fizdale, Los Angeles Lakers. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) The Los Angeles Lakers will likely replace former head coach Frank Vogel after three seasons. With Frank Vogel likely out, the Los Angeles Lakers need to find a new head coach to lead them. The Lakers failed spectacularly this season. Not only did the lineup age horribly,
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Matisse Thybulle, #22, Philadelphia 76ers, (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) Watch: Patrick Beverley ejected from T’Wolves season finale, tells ref ‘you’re trash’ by Scott Rogust The Philadelphia 76ers will be without Matisse Thybulle once they play the Raptors in Toronto in the first-round. The Philadelphia 76ers clinched the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference,
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Despite his longtime Philadelphia 76ers ties, Sixers legend Julius Irving (Dr. J) picked Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic over 76ers big man Joel Embiid.  As the NBA season draws to a close, MVP votes are being cast by all who watch the game. Three big men continue to dominate this conversation—Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, and
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6): Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports The NBA Playoffs are right around the corner, but there is still a lot that must be settled before we get there. That doesn’t mean it’s too early to make some bold predictions about what’s going to happen. It’s been a wild NBA season.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo is the new all-time leading scorer in Milwaukee Bucks franchise history by surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. It was only a matter of time, but it finally happened, as Giannis Antetokounmpo finally overtook Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the all-time leading scorer in Milwaukee Bucks franchise history. Antetokounmpo is averaging a career-best 30.1 points per game in
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With six regular-season games left, Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo could win his first ever scoring title. Fresh off surpassing the iconic Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for most points scored in Milwaukee Bucks history, Giannis Antetokounmpo stands a real chance at winning his first ever scoring title. The two-time MVP and reigning NBA champion is averaging 30.1 points
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Illinois basketball career now entering the rearview, star big man Kofi Cockburn is eyeing his NBA future and perhaps a Fighting Illini reunion.  Kofi Cockburn wants to play basketball in the state of Illinois next year. Ideally, it will be in Chicago with the NBA Bulls alongside his former college teammate at Illinois, Ayo Dosunmu.
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Elsa Hasch /Allsport The Miami Heat have a history of growth and have seen some NBA legends stick around. Some legends, however, have made appearances so quickly you may have forgotten they played for the Heat. Some extremely talented NBA players have played for the Miami Heat, including current forward Jimmy Butler and future Hall-of-Famers
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have been one of the NBA’s biggest surprises this season and have now introduced a new reward for grit: The Junkyard Dog Chain The Cleveland Cavaliers have not been very good lately. They have gone  6-10 since the All-Star Break, and are now in the seventh seed where they would be forced
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Mar 26, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Indiana Pacers forward Oshae Brissett (12) drives to the basket against Toronto Raptors center Khem Birch (24) during the first quarter at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports March Madness bracket update 2022: Who does Villanova play in Final Four? by John Buhler Jay Wright contract: How
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CLEVELAND, OHIO – FEBRUARY 20: LeBron James #6 of Team LeBron looks on during the 2022 NBA All-Star Game at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on February 20, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. 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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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 24: Ben Simmons #10 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during the first half against the Boston Celtics at Barclays Center on February 24, 2022 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to
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Mar 7, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Patrick Beverley (22) dribbles the ball during the third quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports James Harden ties Reggie Miller on the all-time 3-pointers list [VIDEO] by Scott Rogust Dirk Nowitzki is still mad about Wade and
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WNBA superstar Brittney Griner has been detained in Russia on drug trafficking charges after hashish oil was discovered in her luggage by customs officials.  Phoenix Mercury star and WNBA icon Brittney Griner was detained in Russia on Saturday after customs officials discovered what they determined to be an illegal drug in her luggage. According to
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American basketball player Wilt Chamberlain, one of the highest paid athletes in America, USA, 25th August 1965. (Photo by Harry Benson/Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Max Scherzer is blatantly wrong about luxury tax system by Mark Powell The Over and Back Podcast celebrates the 60-year anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game with author Gary Pomerantz. 60 years
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CLEVELAND, OHIO – FEBRUARY 20: Dominique Wilkins, Michael Jordan, James Worthy, and Bob McAdoo pose for pictures after the introduction of the NBA 75th Anniversary Team during the 2022 NBA All-Star Game at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on February 20, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and
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