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Kevin Love Paul Pierce and state of mental health in NBA

Stars such as Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan opening up has been an important step, but the stigma of mental health issues remains alive in NBA locker rooms.

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CJ McCollum's 'Im trying Jennifer' reply has become NBA Twitter's new favorite meme

Twitter had a field day with McCollum's response to a trolling fan

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Made in America: The greatest NBA players by state

This Independence Day, theScore is looking at the best athletes to come out of every state in each of the major sports. Only athletes born in that state were considered eligible, and the best were selected based on several areas of achievement.Made in Ame

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Who Has the Edge at Every Position in the NBA Finals? | Bleacher Report

Is the fourth straight version of the NBA Finals clash between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers really as unbalanced as it seems at first blush? Though LeBron ...

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The Celtics shook off a 40-point LeBron triple-double to take a 2-0 lead

Through two games, LeBron's Cavs have been outhustled, outexecuted, outsmarted and roundly outperformed by a Celtics team that looks like it smells blood in the water.

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The Warriors And Rockets Have Reinvented Modern NBA Defense. Yes, Defense.

HOUSTON — The NBA Finals are the crown jewel of the playoffs for obvious reasons, but it’d be hard to argue with anyone who views this vaunted Western Conferen…

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Everything you need to know about the binge-worthy NBA playoffs

Can Houston unseat Golden State? Is Cleveland a sleeping giant? The storylines are endless as we embark on the NBA's binge-worthy second season.

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How fatigue shaped the NBA season, and what it means for the playoffs

The NBA made tweaks to reduce the negative effects for tired teams this year. That doesn't mean schedule losses went away.

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7 reasons why this year's tournament has been the craziest ever

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Loyola Chicago's magical run continues with another late game-winner

Two days after Donte Ingram beat Miami with a 3-pointer at the buzzer, Clayton Custer's jumper took down Tennessee and sent Loyola Chicago to the Sweet 16.

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UMBC does the unthinkable, becoming the first 16 seed to beat a No. 1 seed

A No. 1 seed finally lost to a No. 16, with UMBC blowing out top overall seed Virginia and redefining NCAA tournament Cinderellas.

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Marshall upsets Wichita State, turning a March Madness hunter into the hunted

Wichita State exploded onto the national college basketball scene with a stunning Final Four run in 2013. On Friday, it lost as a favorite to Marshall.

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March Madness First-Round Upsets Leave Just 0.036% of ESPN Users’ Brackets Perfect

March has again descended into madness — with first-round upsets in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament putting the hurt on millions of fans’ brackets from the get-go. After the first 16 games of the Round of 64 concluded on Thursday, just 6,306 br

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Loyola-Chicago recalls 1963 champions as it pulls off buzzer-beater win

On the 55th anniversary of Loyola-Chicago's "Game of Change," this year's squad made a memory of its own, pulling off a buzzer-beating upset of Miami in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Loyola's 98-year-old chaplain said she never had a doubt.

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Google and NCAA team up on March Madness AI competition with $100,000 in prizes | VentureBeat

Google and the NCAA have teamed up on a $100,000 competition to see who can predict the best March Madness outcomes with machine learning.

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NBA free agency: Klay Thompson wants to stay with the Warriors, but can they keep him? - SBNation.com

Golden State will soon be in a predicament similar to Oklahoma City. The Thunder traded James Harden. What will the Warriors do?

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Lakers Rumors: Isaiah Thomas Trade Gives LA Cap Space For LeBron James, Paul George

The Los Angeles Lakers have made a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers, giving them cap space for 2018.

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Rick Pitino 'effectively' fired at Louisville

In a stunning fall from grace, Rick Pitino has “effectively” been fired as head basketball coach at the University of Louisville, following the earlier firing of athletic director Tom Jurich, meaning the two greatest architects of Louisville’s 21st

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FBI brings Armageddon to college basketball, and it's just the tip of the iceberg

This is an entirely different level than anyone has seen before, not a mostly toothless NCAA, but a motivated FBI and U.S. Attorney in New York looking to make a big media splash.

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Sports Advisory - Catalyst Sports & Media

Catalyst’s sports advisory delivers a full array of services for our clients focused on the rapidly changing trends affecting the sports ecosystem. Our experienced management team’s extensive history in sports, media, entertainment and acquisitions pr

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Kevin Durant welcomed Nick Young to the Warriors with a perfect tweet

Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors welcomed Nick Young, formerly of the Los Angeles Lakers, with an amazing tweet.

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Phil Jackson Is Out as Knicks President

Jackson, who won 11 N.B.A. titles as a coach with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, never translated that success to the front office with the Knicks.

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Sources: Clippers agree to trade Chris Paul to Rockets

Paul agreed to opt in to the final year of his contract, clearing the way for the Clippers to execute a trade with the Rockets and bring back assets for Paul.

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Sources: CP3, Griffin tell Clips they'll opt out

Chris Paul and Blake Griffin will become free agents after deciding not to pick up the player options in their contracts for next season, sources said.

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NBA trade rumors 2017: Knicks thinking about trading Porzingis. Really

The Knicks are reportedly looking for a top-four pick and an established starter in return for Porzingis.

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Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas out for season because of hip injury

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) missed the entire second half of Friday night’s game against the Cavaliers due to a hip strain. BOSTON – The Celtics announced Saturday that All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas will miss the remainder of the season aft

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Gregg Popovich: Kawhi Leonard (ankle) likely out for Spurs-Warriors Game 2

Kawhi Leonard will likely miss Game 2 of the Western Conference finals after injuring his ankle by landing on the foot of Golden State's Zaza Pachulia.

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How many pairs of Lonzo Ball's $495 shoes sold in the first week of availability?

Former UCLA star Lonzo Ball's signature basketball shoes sold about 500 pairs in the first week they were available.

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Biggest Offseason Priorities and Targets for Los Angeles Clippers

This is the moment the Los Angeles Clippers have long been dreading, the one the media have been pointing toward and harping on for months (if not years), the one that’s had the team’s fragile fan base so nervous for so long...

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LeBron James, Cavaliers hold off Pacers for historically tight first-round sweep

LeBron James and the Cavaliers completed a first-round sweep for the third consecutive year, but this one was decided by a total of 16 points.

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Rajon Rondo of Chicago Bulls out indefinitely with broken thumb

Rajon Rondo, who has averaged 11.5 points and 8.5 assists in the Bulls' two win over the Celtics, is out indefinitely with a fractured thumb.

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The Pacers were back in the series ... until LeBron James happened

LeBron James contributed one of the finest playoff performances of his career in Cleveland's Game 3 win over Indiana.

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Westbrook sets NBA triple-double record, kills Nuggets' playoff hopes with winning 3

Westbrook records his 42nd triple-double of the season while scoring 50 points

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Russell Westbrook ties Oscar Robertson's NBA record for triple-doubles in a season

Russell Westbrook’s season has taken the NBA by storm this season with triple-double feats we have seen only a few other occasions, if ever. Now he has a share of one of the two records that will seal his 2016-17 as one of the most impressive statistica

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Why Gonzaga won't blame the officiating for its national title loss to North Carolina

Thirty minutes after Gonzaga’s 71-65 loss in Monday night’s national title game, the photo had already started circulating through a crestfallen Zags locker room. It would have been easy for Gonzaga to bemoan the blown call on a night when the officia

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It wasn't easy (or pretty), but North Carolina got its title-game redemption

Isaiah Hicks stood on almost the exact same spot on the court as he was on a Monday night in April a year ago. Then, Hicks was the closest North Carolina player to Kris Jenkins as his shot sent the Tar Heels into sudden defeat with the national championsh

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Final Four: Gonzaga beats South Carolina to advance to national title game

The scoreboard read Gonzaga 65, South Carolina 51. The midway point of the second half neared. Gonzaga responded to the 16-0 run with a 7-0 spurt of its own, and held on down the stretch for a 77-73 victory. The Zags will advance to Monday’s national t

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Russell Westbrook clinched a playoff berth with the highest-scoring triple-double ever

Try as they might, nobody in Orlando could touch Russell Westbrook on Wednesday night. When Westbrook checked back into Wednesday’s game after his customary rest to start the fourth quarter, the Orlando Magic led the Thunder 89-79. A minute and a half l

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Oregon stuns Kansas to reach first Final Four in 78 years

Tyler Dorsey (middle) and Jordan Bell (right) were the protagonists in Oregon’s upset of Kansas. The smile came from Oregon’s Dillon Brooks as he strutted back down the Sprint Center floor. Then he looked up to the crowd and saw those stares. A year

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Having reached Final Four at last, Gonzaga's Mark Few says, 'Might as well win it all'

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Once it became clear that his program had achieved the one milestone that had eluded it the past two decades, Gonzaga coach Mark Few walked from one end of his bench to the other congratulating the players who made history Saturda

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Indiana hires Dayton's Archie Miller as new coach

Dayton’s Archie Miller is expected to get a seven-year contract with Indiana. Dayton’s Archie Miller has accepted a seven-year contract to become Indiana’s new head coach. Miller met with Dayton administrators Saturday and released a statement that

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Devin Booker dropped 70 and NBA Twitter lost its mind

All eyes were on Devin Booker’s 70-point game against the Boston Celtics on Friday night, and NBA players across Twitter made sure to send props to the Phoenix Suns phenom.

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The Wildcats finish off the Bruins, 86-75

The nation’s highest-scoring team found out what it felt like to get overrun at the worst possible time.UCLA was trampled in the second...

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March Madness 2017: Florida downs Wisconsin with stunning OT buzzer-beater (Video)

It wasn’t easy, but Florida made sure New York City would become the unofficial tournament home of the Southeastern Conference, beating Wisconsin 84-83 in overtime on the buzzer-beating shot of the tourney to advance to the Elite Eight. After blowing a

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UNC vs. Butler: Score and Twitter Reaction from March Madness 2017

North Carolina showed championship form Friday in the Sweet 16, blowing past fourth-seeded Butler 92-80 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee...

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Behind stellar defense, South Carolina beats Baylor to advance to Elite Eight

South Carolina guard Rakym Felder (4) reacts in the second half against Baylor during an East Regional semifinal game of the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament, Friday, March 24, 2017, in New York. NEW YORK – South Carolina punched its ticket to

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Xavier's stunning late rally ends Arizona's season two wins shy of Final Four

Only a couple weeks ago, Xavier needed another win or two just to secure its place in the NCAA tournament. Now the Musketeers are a victory away from the Final Four. Eleventh-seeded Xavier rallied from an eight-point deficit in the final four minutes agai

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Gonzaga clamps down late to hold off West Virginia

Before the defensive stand that sent Gonzaga to the Elite Eight, Nigel Williams-Goss approached Silas Melson with a last-second adjustment. Williams-Goss asked to guard Jevon Carter, the West Virginia guard who led the Mountaineers in scoring this season

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Kansas did something not seen in 22 years. Oregon, beware...

Another 90-point game has the Jayhawks easily into the Elite Eight. Oregon, beware

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Short-handed Oregon powers way back to the Elite Eight

The Ducks missed big man Chris Boucher against Michigan but came up big without him in the Sweet 16

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Oregon rallies late to beat URI, reach Midwest Regional

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Once the game ended and Oregon had narrowly advanced with a hard-fought NCAA Tournament win, Tyler Dorsey considered his two missed free throws with 3:36 left and how there might have been no celebrations at all.

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Sizzling second half shooting helps South Carolina upset Duke

Rakym Felder pitched in 15 points to help South Carolina upset Duke. Duke’s stay in the 2017 NCAA tournament was short-lived. After going into the locker room with a seven-point halftime lead, the second-seeded Blue Devils were blitzed in the second hal

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Kentucky's two clutch blocked shots foil Wichita State's bid for revenge

Three years after unbeaten Wichita State fell to talent-laden, underseeded Kentucky in a classic second-round matchup, the Shockers couldn’t quite get the revenge they craved. With no timeouts remaining and the shot clock under 10, Markis McDuffie trie

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Michigan beats Louisville, continues memorable March run behind frontcourt scoring

Moritz Wagner had 26 points in Michigan’s win. Michigan, which hasn’t lost since the first day of the month, used a second-half comeback to storm past Louisville to a 73-69 victory in the second round of the NCAA tournament Sunday. With Derrick Walto

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Villanova falls to Wisconsin, takes all the brackets with it

Twitter is in mourning after the Badgers upset last year's reigning champs, leaving the CBS and ESPN brackets looking like Swiss cheese.

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USC topples SMU to advance from the First Four to the second round

At this time last week, USC wasn’t even sure if it had done enough to make the NCAA tournament. Now the Trojans are headed to the second round for the first time in eight years. Stewart’s corner 3-pointer proved to be the decisive blow in the 11th-se

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Michigan's victory over Oklahoma State was the tournament's most fun game so far

When the selection committee pitted Michigan against Oklahoma State in the first round of the NCAA tournament, the showdown between two of the nation’s five most efficient offenses figured to be one of the most compelling games of the opening weekend. T

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Middle Tennessee beats Minnesota for a March Madness upset that wasn't really an upset

After Princeton and UNC Wilmington came up short, Middle Tennessee came through with the 12-5 upset. Middle Tennessee, the No. 12 seed in the South region, outplayed Minnesota from opening tip to final buzzer and took out the fifth-seeded Golden Gophers

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Cavs make NBA regular-season record 25 3s, top Hawks 135-130

ATLANTA (AP) — On a record-breaking night when Kyrie Irving and LeBron James combined for 81 points, it was fitting that the biggest shot belonged to Kyle Korver.

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Kevin Durant has sprained MCL, bone bruise; will miss at least a month

Golden State Warriors All-Star Kevin Durant will minimally miss a month with an MCL sprain and bone bruise in his left knee, but is expected to return for the start of the playoffs in mid-April. After an MRI late Tuesday night, the Warriors announced on W

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Jeanie Buss says she probably waited too long to fire her brother Jim

Jim Buss dons a dress cap at the introduction of D’Angelo Russell in 2015. The Los Angeles Lakers’ decision to overhaul the front office and install franchise icon Magic Johnson as president of basketball operations surprised many, not least for the s

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Westbrook has 51 points, triple-double; Thunder beat Suns

Tired wasn't an option for Russell Westbrook on Friday night. The explosive point guard had 51 points in a triple-double and scored the winning points in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 113-110 overtime victory over the Phoenix Suns. According to th

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Sixers rookie Ben Simmons has a fracture in his foot

Snakebitten Philadelphia sees another first-round pick with injury

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Sources: LeBron agrees to $100M deal with Cavs

LeBron James also pressured the Cavs to finalize a deal to keep free agent J.R. Smith.

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Sources: James Harden agrees to $118M renegotiation - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The four-year deal includes a player option that could return him to free agency in 2019.

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Sources: Dwyane Wade plans to join Bulls

Dwyane Wade has informed the Chicago Bulls he plans to sign a deal with them.

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Sources: Pau Gasol agrees to deal with Spurs

Pau Gasol will join the Spurs and help offset the possible loss of Tim Duncan to retirement.

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Kevin Durant chooses Warriors - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Kevin Durant will join a 73-win team team coming off back-to-back Finals appearances.

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In Game 3, Kyrie Irving reminded us just how devastating he can be | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Kyrie Irving was under fire after two down games to start the 2016 NBA Finals. In Game 3, he turned it around, burning the Warriors to ash.

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LeBron’s performance a reminder of his basketball greatness - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: With the Cavs needing a win in Game 3 to save their season, James delivered in every way imaginable.

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How the Golden State Warriors Survived the West | TIME

The Warriors complete their playoff comeback against Oklahoma City. Up next, the NBA's series of the century.

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Ralph Lawler, Jim Fox to be inducted into California Sports Hall of Fame

Jim FOX (LA Kings) and Ralph Lawler (LA Clippers) will join five other inductees in the California Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2016.

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Utah Jazz unveil new uniforms, logos and court design | Deseret News

After logo changes were leaked Wednesday, team announces multiple other changes to its look for the upcoming season

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NBA cops to 5 missed calls in crazy finish to Spurs-Thunder Game 2 | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Even the referees' union said the wild inbounds play that ended Game 2 "was one we've never seen before [and] we missed it."

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BREAKING: Lakers Hire Luke Walton To Be New Head Coach - Lakers Nation

After considering a long list of potential candidates for the vacant head coaching job in Los Angeles, the Lakers brass decided Luke Walton is the man for the job...

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Prince's Career As A Basketball Player Was Legendary, Too

He was as stylish a player as he was an artist. Prince died on Thursday at 57, and while his influence regarding popular music, black culture and gender norms — and even how someone is named — will remain pervasive, his life on the basketball court is shrouded in historical fact and comedic legend.

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All-Time Rosters for Every NBA Franchise | PointAfter

PointAfter compiled the best all-time roster for every NBA franchise, including ABA years.

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Kobe Bryant provides one last transcendent performance - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The most compelling basketball icon of his generation leaves the game the only way he can.

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The Mamba in flight: A Kobe Bryant Dunk History retrospective

On the occasion of his retirement, Dunk History celebrates the NBA dunking life of one Kobe Bean Bryant.

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Before Kris Jenkins’s Shot, There Was Ryan Arcidiacono’s Pass - The New York Times

Arcidiacono’s unselfishness set up the winning basket by Jenkins as Villanova won the N.C.A.A. championship.

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Northern Iowa beats Texas on instant-classic half-court heave at buzzer | The Dagger - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Northern Iowa had only 2.7 seconds to try for the win and Paul Jesperson delivered an all-time great shot.

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NBA All-Stars get their own Twitter emojis now because it's 2016

Finally, some real motivation to become an NBA All-Star: Each player gets his own custom Twitter emoji this year.

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Kobe Bryant will never stop tormenting poor Sam Mitchell - SBNation.com

The Timberwolves coach got a front-row seat to Bryant's famous 81-point performance, so it's only natural that his team was the victim of Bryant's best game in his farewell season.

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By the numbers: 10-year anniversary of Kobe Bryant's 81-point game

We detail the top stats and historical context behind Bryant's accomplishment in 2006.

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Ex-Globetrotters star Meadowlark Lemon dies - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Meadowlark Lemon, the ''clown prince'' of basketball's barnstorming Harlem Globetrotters, whose blend of hook shots and humor brought joy to millions of fans around the world, has died. Lemon's wife and daughter confirmed to the team th

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Kobe Bryant's Future with Lakers Discussed by Anonymous League Insiders | Bleacher Report

The latest NBA news, trade rumors, scores, live coverage, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more from Bleacher Report

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NBA - Moses Malone was NBA's most underappreciated great player

From blazing a trail from high school to the pros to lacing up Nikes, Moses Malone was a hoops pioneer with as many MVP awards as Magic and Bird.

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Former 76ers, Nets star Darryl Dawkins dies at 58

One of the NBA's great dunkers, Darryl Dawkins, the first player to go directly from high school to the NBA, has died at the age of 58.

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NBA Season's Most Intriguing Matchups

The NBA released the full schedule for 2015-16 on Wednesday night, and fans are already marking their calendars for the big-time matchups to watch...

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Can Kobe make transition to small forward for Lakers? 'I can do that' - CBSSports.com

Kobe Bryant is ready to play the small forward position with the Lakers next season.

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Clippers re-sign DeAndre Jordan after he backs off commitment to join Mavericks - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Free-agent center DeAndre Jordan is rejoining the Clippers after reneging on an $80 million deal from the Mavericks.

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Maybe the Los Angeles Lakers Aren't Screwed After All | Bleacher Report

No LaMarcus Aldridge. No DeAndre Jordan. No Greg Monroe. No problem for the Los Angeles Lakers? Not quite, especially in light of how badly L.A. appeared to botch its first meeting with Aldridge.

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NBA Rumors: Latest Trade Buzz Surrounding Kevin Love, Nene and More

Some rumors never die. For example, Kevin Love , who creates a flood of he’s-going-to-leave gossip every time he steps foot outside of Ohio, could still be on the move after ...

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LaMarcus Aldridge meets with Lakers a second time

Because no place does sequels to bad movies like Hollywood. Free agent forward LaMarcus Aldridge made the surprising decision to meet with the Los Angeles Lakers for a second time on Thursday afternoon, only this time he means business – about basketball.

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Jimmy Butler is probably stuck with the Bulls, here are his options - SBNation.com

Butler will have a new contract with the Bulls, but how many years will it be?

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Latest NBA Rumors, Buzz After Draft

Following the barrage of rumors involving teams possibly looking to move up in the draft, the NBA focus shifts to trades involving players and free agency...

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Luke Ridnour just joined his fourth team (and counting) in a 24-hour span

The capable guard has a non-guaranteed contract that makes him, apparently, quite appealing to deal for.

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The Lakers could shake up the NBA draft, but the team's rebuilding has a long way to go | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Los Angeles jumped up to grab the No. 2 pick, and the team has myriad options moving forward.

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Michael Jordan says he could beat Charlotte Hornets players one-on-one - LA Times

It's been more than 12 years since Michael Jordan played basketball professionally, but time doesn't appear to have worn away any of the competitive nature which helped made him a six-time NBA champion.

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One compelling stat that proves the Golden State Warriors will win the NBA title | For The Win

The Golden State Warriors are facing a 2-1 hole after losing two consecutive games to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. This might be cause for concern in the case of most teams, but the Warriors aren't most teams.

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How LeBron James is writing the greatest NBA Finals story ever told - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: LeBron James is halfway home to delivering Cleveland its long-awaited championship, carrying his team in a way that not even Michael Jordan ever did.

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Iconic NBA Photos - Andrew D. Bernstein Interview

Long-time NBA photographer Andrew D. Bernstein walks us through some of this most iconic shots, including pictures of Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and others.

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25 Rejected Nicknames for Professional Sports Teams | Mental Floss

From the Rubber Puckies to the Unicorns, here are some of the best and weirdest nicknames ever considered.

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Why Is the NBA Shot Clock 24 Seconds? | Mental Floss

The NBA’s 24-second shot clock was invented in 1954 by Syracuse Nationals owner Danny Biasone, who wanted to force teams to pick up the pace of games. Why 24 seconds?

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Rockets' Hack-A-Jordan strategy backfires in Game 4 loss to Clippers, proving Shaq's theory - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Rockets intentionally fouled DeAndre Jordan early and often. Now, they're in a 3-1 hole and near elimination.

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Lakers may become the worst team in franchise history - LA Times

There's only one thing left to say about the Lakers . If they lose to the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, they'll be the worst team in the franchise's 67-year history.

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This is officially the worst Knicks team ever

It wasn't supposed to be a banner year for the New York Knicks. After finishing 37-45 last season, no one was expecting the Knicks to contend for a trip to the NBA Finals, but no one was expecting this, either. The Knicks lost their 60th game on Saturday, falling to the Chicago Bulls, 111-80. The defeat set the franchise record for losses in one season.

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Projecting Lakers' 2015 Free-Agency Big Board

The Los Angeles Lakers will enter the 2015 free-agent frenzy with a bundle of cap space and an ambitious shopping list...

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Would The Los Angeles Lakers Be Better Off Without Kobe Bryant? | Bleacher Report

The latest Los Angeles Lakers news, trade rumors, scores, live coverage, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Food & Drink | The Cocktail Hour

Perfect beer for every NBA team!

The new NBA season is underway! And with the NBA's mandatory policy of a foul being called every 15 seconds, you'll have plenty of time during the game to get up and grab another beer. But which beer?

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The night Willis Reed punched all the Lakers | New York Post

Knicks all-timer Willis Reed's most famous moment came when the injured center hit two shots to catapult a Game 7 win over the Lakers in the 1970 NBA Finals. In his second most famous encounter wit...