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Aug 13

3 things that need to happen for the Philadelphia 76ers to make the playoffs

Improvement is finally in sight.  Tanking should be over.  The Philadelphia 76ers’, and Sam Hinkie’s, plan of being terrible to acquire assets and cap space has accomplished just that.  The Sixers have a plethora of young talent in Markelle Fultz, Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Dario Saric.  They

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Aug 13

Three stories to watch for the Charlotte Hornets in 2017

The Charlotte Hornets underwent a massive overhaul this season, changing the lineups and bringing in new talent. With so many changes, there will be plenty of players and developments to keep track of this season. Here are the three storylines worth yo…

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Aug 13

James Worthy Compares Lonzo Ball to Magic Johnson

James Worthy Compares Lonzo to Magic 1 8/13/2017 12:25 AM PDT James Worthy on Lonzo Ball — “He enhances everybody on the court. We haven’t had someone with that type of talent really since Magic.” “Big Game James” just dished out some serious praise to Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball

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Aug 13

Kenny Smith: Beyonce Owning Rockets Would Change Sports

Kenny Smith Beyonce Owning Rockets Would Change Sports 1 8/13/2017 12:10 AM PDT Houston Rockets legend Kenny Smith believes the chances of Beyonce becoming a part owner of the team are “very good” — and would immediately “change the whole dynamic of sports.” The singer is reportedly

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Aug 13

‘NBA 2K18’ Will Feature All-Time Teams And 16 New Classic Squads

NBA 2K respects the history of the sport it simulates more than any other game in the genre. That homage to classic players and teams will continue with NBA 2K18. Per NBA 2K’s official Twitter account, NBA 2K18 will feature all-time teams for all 30 organizations and 16 additional classic teams.

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Aug 13

Kenny Atkinson and the Art of Empowerment

In his years as an NBA assistant coach, Kenny Atkinson developed a reputation as a “development guru,” a coach willing to work with every player on the roster in improving. Jeremy Lin credits Atkinson for his success in New York. Several members of the Atlanta Hawks spoke highly of Atkinson. DeMarre

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Aug 13

Explaining LaMarcus Aldridge’s decline

While the results of this poll are entirely subjective, it still speaks to the radical decline LaMarcus Aldridge experienced in his play last season. Some of this divide can be attributed to Kawhi Leonard’s emergence as an MVP candidate and two-way superstar, but much of it can be explained by Aldridge

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Aug 13

NBA heads to the Holy Land to develop talent, promote values

The NBA is heading to the holy land. A league delegation headed by Commissioner Adam Silver is in Israel this week on a mission with its “Basketball Without Borders” program. The program has brought together top teenage players from across Europe for a chance to compete and train at the highest

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Aug 13

Kyrie Irving finally speaks … about his new sneaker collaboration with Kobe Bryant

Kyrie Irving has had an interesting summer. After requesting a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers and reportedly giving everyone in the Cavs’ organization the silent treatment, Irving finally broke his silence … about his new shoes. Bruce Lee Edition KYRIE3 @kobebryant inspired and influenced.

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Aug 13

Loyalty? Detroit’s sports franchises have seen the best and worst of it

When looking at the overall problems with our local teams, fans know loyalty can be for better, worse It’s not an easy time to be a sports fan in Detroit. The Tigers are struggling. The Pistons and Wings missed the playoffs and appear a long way from championship form. And the Lions? Well, yes, they

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Aug 13

Nuggets’ Jamal Murray says it’s “kind of nerve wracking” being in NBA trade rumors

Murray’s name has come up in potential (but not consummated) Jimmy Butler and Kyrie Irving trades.

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Aug 13

Emptying the notebook: Mackey says ‘Run and Stun’ is a commitment, not a defense

Kevin Mackey, the former Cleveland State University head coach, is the father of the high-intensity “Run and Stun” full-court defense that Paul Weir and the New Mexico Lobos plan to mimic, at least in part, this season. Mackey says that while hundreds of coaches have called him and asked for advice on

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Aug 13

Golden State Warriors: Kevin Durant apologizes for comments about India

Forward Kevin Durant of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors issued an apology for comments he claims were “taken out of context” regarding the development of basketball in India. In a Q&A with Durant that appeared in The Athletic earlier this week, he was quoted as saying that the country

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Aug 13

Dennis Smith Jr. says Knicks ‘put the pressure on me’ to eat octopus

Mavericks first round pick Dennis Smith Jr. was asked to do something pretty strange in a pre-draft meeting with the Knicks. Former president of the Knicks and longtime Bulls and Lakers head coach Phil Jackson is known around the NBA for his non-tradi…

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Aug 13

LeBron James says he’s saddened by Charlottesville

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James joined otherpro athletes in expressing sadness and disappointment in everything happening in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday. A “Unite the Right” white nationalist rally was held to protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in the city. It was declared

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Aug 13

LeBron James says he’s saddened by Charlottesville

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James joined otherpro athletes in expressing sadness and disappointment in everything happening in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday. A “Unite the Right” white nationalist rally was held to protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in the city. It was declared

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