6:57 PM ET Houston Rockets guard Victor Oladipo recently turned down a two-year, $45.2 million maximum contract extension, the most the franchise could offer him before summer free agency, sources told ESPN. As expected, Oladipo is pursuing a longer-term deal, sources said, something that the Collective Bargaining Agreement doesn’t allow the Rockets to offer him
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The 2020 NBA Draft is in the books and it’s time to hand out grades for all 30 teams. The 2020 NBA Draft, unlike so many drafts in recent memory, went off without a hitch — a relative triumphant for a socially-distant, virtually-held, entirely-telecasted event. Even in a weaker draft class, there weren’t many glaring
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Markelle Fultz suffered an ugly knee injury Wednesday night. Markelle Fultz was in the midst of a promising breakout year for the Orlando Magic. Through the first seven games of the 2020-21 season, he was averaging a career-high 14.3 points, 6.1 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game. While he was only shooting 39.6 percent from
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1:04 AM ET Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic has inspired comparisons to legends such as Larry Bird and Magic Johnson less than two and a half seasons into his NBA career. Among active superstars, Doncic’s game might be most similar to perennial MVP candidate James Harden, who acknowledged Saturday night that he considers those comparisons
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Atlanta Hawks, Oklahoma City Thunder. (Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports) A collective jersey debacle made the first half of the Atlanta Hawks vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder game on Friday night completely unwatchable. The Atlanta Hawks and the Oklahoma City Thunder proved to the world once again that red uniforms and orange uniforms do not
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James Dolan, New York Knicks. (Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports) Devin Booker wasn’t worried about Giannis Antetokounmpo’s potential game-winning jumper (Video) by Gerald Bourguet Not even James Dolan can hurt the New York Knicks’ overall franchise value. Forbes has released its most valuable NBA franchises for 2021. Not surprisingly, but still somehow shockingly, the New York
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James Wiseman could be an upgrade over Mitchell Robinson (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) Chad Johnson signs Ochocinco Bengals jerseys like a champion (Video) by John Buhler The New York Knicks got the worst possible news about their star center, Mitchell Robinson. After being in playoff contention last week, the New York Knicks went on
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3:07 PM ET NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving will miss Saturday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks for what the team has said is “right shoulder injury recovery.” The Nets were already without Kevin Durant, who has been ruled out through the All-Star break as he rehabs a hamstring strain. Irving had surgery
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Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) Mitchell Trubisky rumors: 5 best fits in NFL free agency by Cole Thompson Giannis Antetokounmpo disrespectfully looked at Karl-Anthony Towns after this powerful jam. Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo got T’ed up after staring at Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns. Everybody loves a petty jam, especially
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3:48 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Brooklyn Nets star forward Kevin Durant will remain out until after the All-Star break due to a left hamstring strain he suffered earlier this month, the team announced Friday. After a follow-up MRI, the Nets determined Durant “will require an additional recovery period” that will keep him out through the
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We break down our picks for five important undrafted players who could make a mark in the league despite getting no love in the NBA Draft. Around the 50th pick in the NBA draft, it looked like we were on pace for an incredibly undrafted free agent class. Names like Grant Riller, Reggie Perry, and
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There are three teams listed as reported trade destinations for Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry. This season, the Toronto Raptors were expected to be contenders in the Eastern Conference, especially after they retained Fred VanVleet on a long-term deal. Instead, the Raptors sit in fifth place in the conference standings with a 16-17 record, where
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Desmond Bane was regarded as an NBA-ready prospect without high-level upside. Weeks into his career, his ceiling is looking much, much higher. In the months leading up to the 2020 NBA Draft, Desmond Bane out of TCU quickly became one of the more thoroughly discussed prospects. Bane was widely regarded as a second-round prospect through
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7:09 AM ET ONE MONTH INTO the NBA season, Steve Kerr had seen enough to make a rather grand declaration about the Utah Jazz. The Jazz had just dismissed Kerr’s Golden State Warriors, leading by 36 points after three quarters and cruising to a 127-108 victory on Jan. 23. It was Utah’s eighth straight win,
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The end seems closer than ever for Blake Griffin but what happens between now and then is still very much an open question. The Detroit Pistons are, once again, not a very good team. They have the worst record in the Eastern Conference and in spite of Jerami Grant putting up big numbers and Mason
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7:21 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN The NBA announced the reserve selections for next month’s All-Star Game in Atlanta Tuesday night, a list headlined by Brooklyn Nets star James Harden, as well as center Rudy Gobert and guard Donovan Mitchell from the league-leading Utah Jazz. Harden, the NBA’s Most Valuable Player in 2018, is representing Brooklyn
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9:26 AM ET The Houston Rockets will waive DeMarcus Cousins, a source confirmed to ESPN. Cousins, whos is coming back from multiple significant injuries, is averaging career lows of 9.6 points and 7.6 rebounds a game in his first season with Houston. A four-time All-Star, the 6-foot-10 big man has bounced around the league the
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Cade Cunningham headlines a group of five NCAA basketball freshmen who are already slam-dunk future NBA Draft lottery picks. We’ve been here for quite a while but the one-and-done era of NCAA basketball continues on and it’s not stopping this year with the arrival top recruit Cade Cunningham at Oklahoma State. While not every National
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The Dallas Mavericks have struggled this season but Luka Doncic is continually improving and refining his game with versatility and focus. For a bevy of reasons — injuries, health and safety protocols, poor roster construction, underwhelming personnel — the Dallas Mavericks have not been good this season. At 13-15, they’re 10th in the West, 2.5
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Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports 3 free agents the Chiefs should avoid in the 2021 offseason by Rucker Haringey Draymond Green blasted the NBA’s treatment of players and the double standards regarding trades, specifically the Cavaliers’ situation with Andre Drummond. Draymond Green tied his career-high in assists with 16 last night as the Golden State
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7:50 PM ET Eric WoodyardESPN The “diverse experience” of newly hired Minnesota Timberwolves coach Chris Finch is what intrigued president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas to make the move. During Monday’s introductory news conference, Rosas welcomed the former Toronto Raptors assistant to try to turn things around after firing Ryan Saunders following Sunday’s loss in
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Feb 20, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, left, argues with referee Marc Davis (8) as Charlotte Hornets forward P.J. Washington looks on during the second half at Spectrum Center. The Charlotte Hornets won 102-100. Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports Latest update on J.J. Watt is bad news for
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Demarcus Cousins, Houston Rockets. (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) Chris Mack featured in clip trash talking Kentucky and John Calipari (Video) by Braulio Perez Houston Rockets head coach Stephen Silas deflects the Demarcus Cousins situation as merely rumors and nothing more. A day after rumors first surfaced over the Houston Rockets potentially parting ways with Demarcus
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11:04 PM ET The Minnesota Timberwolves have dismissed coach Ryan Saunders, sources told ESPN. The Timberwolves didn’t immediately name an interim coach on Sunday night. Minnesota has dropped 24 of 31 games to start the season, leaving them with the worst record in the NBA. They’ve lost eight of their last nine games, including a
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Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports Bradley Beal blames gravity for the Wizards’ struggles by Steven Kubitza The Boston Celtics’ and Toronto Raptors’ struggles so far this season can be encapsulated in this 43-second clip from their matchup Thursday night. Both the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors have struggled so far this NBA season. The two teams
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2:56 AM ET LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers have hit their first true challenge of their title defense, with Saturday’s 96-94 loss to the Miami Heat marking the third defeat in their past four games since Anthony Davis aggravated his Achilles tendinosis and suffered a calf strain in his right leg. A question
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DeMarcus Cousins, Houston Rockets. (Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/Pool Photos-USA TODAY Sports) 3 ways Jalen Hurts is an immediate upgrade over Carson Wentz for Eagles by Matt Lombardo DeMarcus Cousins and the Houston Rockets are expected to part ways in the coming days. Only 25 games into his Houston Rockets tenure, and former All-Star center DeMarcus
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Ahead of the Washington Wizards’ game against the Denver Nuggets, Russell Westbrook’s pregame outfit had social media buzzing. When it comes to Washington Wizards point guard Russell Westbrook, he always catches the attention of NBA Twitter. Whether it was dancing during a delay during which the scorer’s table at Madison Square Garden began smoking or air balling a
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Credit: Michael Reaves/Getty Images Jessica Pegula, daughter of Bills and Sabres owners, pulls off massive Australian Open upset by John Buhler Bucs nearly cut Leonard Fournette until Antonio Brown stepped in by Cole Thompson The Cleveland Cavaliers are on the precipice of moving center Andre Drummond, possibly to the Toronto Raptors. With the Cleveland Cavaliers
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7:27 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James and Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant were named the captains for next month’s NBA All-Star Game on Thursday night. James and Durant will pick their respective teams from the remaining 22 All-Stars between now and the All-Star Game, which the NBA officially announced earlier
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5:09 PM ET ESPN News Services As the decision to bench center Andre Drummond while the team pursues a trade has drawn criticism — most notably from Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green — Cleveland Cavaliers coach J.B. Bickerstaff said “nobody’s decision should be muted.” Bickerstaff said Drummond was not with the team Wednesday, and
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6:16 PM ET Minnesota Timberwolves guard D’Angelo Russell will undergo arthroscopic surgery to remove a loose body in his left knee and is expected to miss four-to-six weeks, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Russell had missed Minnesota’s previous three games with what the team said was a sore left leg. He’s averaging 19.3 points and
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2:21 AM ET SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green devoted almost the entirety of his postgame news conference Monday night to calling out the NBA’s treatment of its players, while citing various examples of double standards around the league. Green’s unprompted, three-minute tirade came on the heels of the Cleveland Cavaliers —
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Who is Miami Heat guard Max Strus? And where did he come from? Unless you’re a diehard NBA fan, or a DePaul basketball enthusiast, the name Max Strus probably didn’t mean much to you until … well, opening this article. In fact, there’s a good chance you didn’t know Miami Heat center Max Strus is,
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The NBA warned Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James to stop flopping. On Friday night, the Los Angeles Lakers extended their winning streak to seven games after defeating the Memphis Grizzlies 115-105. But the Lakers’ latest win is being overshadowed by a Oscar-worthy flop by star LeBron James. During the second quarter of game, James
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11:01 PM ET The Brooklyn Nets annihilated the Warriors in Kevin Durant‘s return to the Bay Area on Saturday night, defeating Golden State 134-117. It was Brooklyn’s league-high seventh 130-point game. Before the game, Nets coach Steve Nash said that while he believes this game against his former team carries extra weight for Durant, the
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Feb 2, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) handles the ball during the first quarter against the Boston Celtics at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports UFC 258: Anthony Hernandez upsets Rodolfo Vieira in wild fight (Video) by Thomas Albano Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green left
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Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks, Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans. (Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports) Knicks center Mitchell Robinson fractures right hand by Scott Rogust Luka Doncic was slightly better than Zion Williamson in their divisional rivalry clash on Friday. Still very early in their NBA careers, the Southwest Division has at least a pair of budding
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11:31 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN The Raptors will continue to play home games in Tampa, Florida, for the rest of the 2020-21 NBA season, citing border restrictions and being “mindful of public safety measures” in Toronto as factors preventing them from returning home to play at any point this season. “Florida has been really welcoming
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After being traded for practically nothing last season, Andre Drummond has become a much-desired trade chip. What’s changed? With several teams trying to increase their odds of hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy this summer, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Andre Drummond is becoming a much-targeted player. They seem to hope his rebounding, rim protection, and ability to
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10:23 AM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Safety investigators say the pilot of Kobe Bryant’s helicopter flew through the clouds in an apparent violation of federal standards, and likely became disorientedjust before the helicopter crashed and killed Bryant and eight others. Robert Sumwalt, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, said Tuesday that pilot
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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Dak Prescott giving Cowboys fans heart attacks with latest Instagram activity by Amy Kaplan NHL fans are roasting John Tortorella for benching yet another star player by Scott Rogust Draymond Green had a long walk back to the locker room in San Antonio. The
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12:45 PM ET Eric WoodyardESPN The Chicago Bulls were hit with another injury blow after an MRI confirmed that forward Lauri Markkanen will miss two to four weeks with a sprained shoulder. The Bulls announced the injury Monday, saying that Markkanen has a sprained right acromioclavicular joint. He originally injured the joint at the top
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Jan 23, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) gets defended by Detroit Pistons forward Saddiq Bey (41) during the second quarter at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports Brett Favre reassures Packers fans after Aaron Rodgers’ troubling postgame comments by Scott Rogust Josh Jackson got ejected after he
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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – FEBRUARY 04: Enes Kanter #11 of the Portland Trail Blazers look on against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on February 04, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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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11:58 PM ET Eric WoodyardESPN LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo might be competitors on rival conferences, but they share the same sentiments regarding the league’s plans to hold an All-Star Game in March in Atlanta. Fresh off a 33-point, 12-rebound performance in Milwaukee’s 123-105 win at Cleveland on Friday night, Antetokounmpo backed James’ position on
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Much like the NFL’s Super Bowl, the NBA once faced off with a rival upstart pro basketball league in a series of intense NBA vs. ABA battles. Before the Lady Gaga halftime shows, before the corporate sponsorships, before the million-dollar commercials, the Super Bowl was a battle between two rival professional football leagues: the National
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Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Sports Science’s John Brenkus always knew Patrick Mahomes could reach GOAT status by Mark Powell Paul George and Jared Dudley have been going back and forth for a few days now after the release of Dudley’s book and George has had enough. It’s no secret that Paul George has never had the
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The Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets were all value-driven sports organizations. Until they weren’t. Rex Ryan and Mickey Callaway are two people with seemingly nothing in common. The brash, bombastic Ryan’s introduction to the media as the Jets’ head coach featured a defiant pledge not to “kiss [the New England Patriots’] rings” and
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January 25, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr instructs against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the third quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Patrick Mahomes almost had a major, major COVID scare on Sunday by Braulio Perez Gabby Williams on her new teammate Candace Parker, legacy
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NORTH LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 10: In this image released on December 19, 2020, Richard Jefferson hosts the 2020 Sports Illustrated Awards at AG Production Services on December 10, 2020 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. The 2020 Sports Illustrated Awards will stream free worldwide on December 19, 2020. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Raiders
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10:19 AM ET The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association are progressing toward an agreement for an All-Star Game on March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, a single-night event that encompasses a game between the Eastern and Western Conferences and skills competitions, sources told ESPN. While a formal agreement has yet to
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Jan 31, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) drives to the basket as Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) defends in the second quarter at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Boston Celtics get positive injury update on Marcus Smart by Scott Rogust The Wizards beat
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Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards. (Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports) Robert Saleh’s description of Patrick Mahomes’ style is incredible by Braulio Perez Penn State football: Nittany Lions lose former 4-star to transfer portal by Braulio Perez When Bradley Beal goes for 40, the Washington Wizards will find a way to lose that game. Despite
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Russell Westbrook, Washington Wizards. (Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports) Cardinals trade for Rockies star third baseman Nolan Arenado by Mark Powell Washington Wizards point guard Russell Westbrook was ejected in a loss to the Atlanta Hawks. Frustrations continue to boil over in what looks to be a terrible season for Russell Westbrook and the Washington Wizards. Washington entered
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4:40 PM ET Associated Press ATLANTA — De’Andre Hunter, who has emerged as the Atlanta Hawks‘ second-leading scorer in his second season, will miss at least one game with a knee injury. The Hawks said Saturday that Hunter will not play in Monday’s home game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Hunter had a non-surgical procedure
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9:52 AM ET Eric WoodyardESPN Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell refused to remain silent on social justice issues off the court, becoming a go-to guy in NBA circles. His commitment to advance social justice coupled with his passion for education earned him the Offseason NBA Cares Community Assist Award. The award honors Mitchell’s efforts between
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Jan 27, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts to a foul call during the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Texans expected to hire David Culley as next head coach by Scott Rogust LeBron James was called for a
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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – JANUARY 27: Tobias Harris #12 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots the go-ahead basket during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Wells Fargo Center on January 27, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting
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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder, Gary Trent Jr., Portland Trail Blazers. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) Bad Coaching in the NFL: Dan Campbell wants kneecaps by Mike Tanier Shai Gilgeous-Alexander found Gary Trent Jr.’s flop to be of the hilarious variety on Monday. There are flops and then there is whatever Gary Trent Jr. of
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12:28 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid said he believed Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James should’ve been assessed a level two flagrant foul and been ejected from Philadelphia’s 107-106 victory over the defending champions Wednesday night. “Well, first of all, I mean you look at it, that’s a very dangerous play,”
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(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Browns fans trolled the Steelers for interviewing Hue Jackson by Steven Kubitza Washington set for strong future with Martin Mayhew as team’s general manager by Cole Thompson LeBron James was not happy Thursday night after being denied at the rim by Giannis Antetokounmpo.  The Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks were in
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