Month: February 2021

Renee Montgomery purchased the share of Atlanta Dream owned by former senator Kelly Loeffler. The WNBA has always been one of the more progressive professional sports leagues in America. 67 percent of the league is comprised by black women and has been a safe haven for the LGBTQ+ community. The league sees another “first” as a
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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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11:49 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN Two days after the Toronto Raptors beat the Houston Rockets with several coaches — including head coach Nick Nurse — and star forward Pascal Siakam sitting out due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols, the Raptors had their scheduled game Sunday night against the Chicago Bulls postponed because they
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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 2½ seasons into his NBA career. Among active superstars, Doncic’s game might be most similar to that of perennial MVP candidate James Harden, who acknowledged Saturday night that he considers those comparisons legitimate.
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Mavericks owner Mark Cuban with Luka Doncic. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Anthony Dirrell and Kyrone Davis fight to split-draw in tactical boxing bout by Jeremy Herriges Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is so enamored with Luka Doncic’s game-winning 3-pointer against the Clippers he’d pay $1 million for the NBA Top Shot version of
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10:06 PM ET NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets‘ Kevin Durant will still serve as an All-Star captain despite a hamstring injury that will keep him from participating in the game. Durant, alongside LeBron James, will draft a roster out of the pool of selected All-Stars. The All-Star draft will air on TNT on March 4.
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As they’ve acclimated to one another, the Brooklyn Nets are finding their groove on both ends of the floor recently. While that’s bad news for the rest of the NBA, there are still things the Nets need to address before making their eventual playoff run. Winning regular-season games is one thing, winning playoff series is
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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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Jeremy Lin took to Facebook to open up against racism in America. Amidst a wave of anti-Asian and anti-Asian-American attacks against community elders in the United States, NBA guard Jeremy Lin has spoken up about the ugly bigotry he’s seen lately — and throughout his life. Taking to Facebook, Lin — the first American of
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After years with no direction, the Chicago Bulls are showing promise, led by Zach LaVine’s All-Star season. This week, in conjunction with the announcement that Zach LaVine had been named to his first All-Star game, players and colleagues from throughout his career showed their support for his journey, from mentor Jamal Crawford to Thaddeus Young.
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11:27 AM ET Zlatan Ibrahimovic has courted controversy throughout his career. MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic criticized LeBron James and others on Thursday for their activism in what the former LA Galaxy star called “politics.” Speaking in an interview for UEFA for Discovery+ in Sweden on Thursday, the outspoken striker said
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10:02 PM ET Despite leading the Atlanta Hawks by eight going into the halftime break on Friday, the Oklahoma City Thunder made a drastic second-half adjustment: They completely changed uniforms. Because of a breakdown in the uniform selection and approval process, the Thunder and Hawks played the first half wearing extremely similar colors, the Hawks
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3:02 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN The Raptors announced Friday that head coach Nick Nurse, as well as five assistant coaches, would be unavailable for Toronto’s game in Tampa, Florida, on Friday night against the Houston Rockets due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols. The Raptors, who have rebounded from a 2-8 start to get
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As the All-Star break approaches, the Orlando Magic find themselves in an all-too-familiar position. They are the basketball equivalent of a treadmill. Hell-bent on moving full steam ahead, they continue to squeeze out wins but, in the end, they are going nowhere. There are a variety of reasons why Orlando continues to dwell in the
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6:44 PM ET The Utah Jazz are cooperating with an NBA investigation into former guard Elijah Millsap’s allegation that executive vice president of basketball operations Dennis Lindsey made bigoted comments during a 2015 end-of-season meeting, the team announced Thursday. The probe will include the sharing of detailed notes taken in the April 2015 meeting that
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