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Kevin Durant Returns From 23-Game Absence Just to Remind Everyone the NBA Finals Are Over Before They Even Begin

Photo: Sarah Stier (Getty Images) Kevin Durant, who was last seen getting fined $50,000 for calling some attention-starved white boy a “pale pasty cum guzzling bitch,” made his triumphant return to the court last night. Did you hear? Advertisement After missing the last 23 games with the left hamstring strain from hell, KD came off […]

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Brooklyn Nets Prepare for Inevitable Battle With Los Angeles Lakers by Acquiring Final Infinity Stone, LaMarcus Aldridge

Photo: Ronald Martinez (Getty Images) As hoop heads wait for the inevitable championship showdown between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets, the Nets made a power move over the weekend with the acquisition of seven-time All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge. Advertisement Aldridge, who agreed to a buyout with his previous employer, the San Antonio Spurs, joins […]

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No, It’s—Blake Griffin Is Dunking Again?!

Photo: Harry How (Getty Images) Thanks to a global pandemic that has completely defecated on how we conceptualize time, December 2019 feels like eons ago. Hell, I don’t even remember what I got for Christmas that year. But with a little help from Blu Ivy’s Internet, I can tell you some of the biggest moments […]

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Athlete Heat Index: Taking Stock Of The Hottest Names After All-Star

Welcome to UPROXX’s Athlete Heat Index, where sports marketing executive and self-described “brand geek” Michael Ehrlich ranks athletes by the strength of their personal brands. This roundup won’t simply just list the most popular athletes or focus solely on box scores, trophies or Instagram followers, but explore what athletes achieve off the court and field […]

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Is Blake Griffin the Final Piece to the Brooklyn Nets’ Championship Puzzle?

Photo: Gregory Shamus (Getty Images) For hoop heads, there’s nothing more disrespectful than being dismissed as a casual fan. But if there’s a single barometer for how well you follow the NBA, it’s your take on Blake Griffin signing to the Brooklyn Nets. But first, I’ll allow the six-time All-Star to explain why he joined […]

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Draymond Green Called Out The ‘Bullsh*t’ Treatment Of Players When Teams Want To Trade Them

On Monday, word emerged that the Cavaliers and Pistons were both sidelining two of their most prominent players, as Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin were going to not play again until the teams could work out trades to send each to new teams — or the deadline came and went and buyouts would likely be […]

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The Pistons Will Keep Blake Griffin Out Of The Lineup While Looking For ‘A Resolution On His Playing Future’

The Detroit Pistons have an eye firmly on the future, as the team has already parted ways with veteran guard Derrick Rose in a trade with the New York Knicks. Rose isn’t the only veteran who is going to see his situation with the franchise change, though, as Blake Griffin’s tenure in Detroit seems to […]

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Jayson Tatum Beat The Pistons With A Pull-Up Jumper Followed By A Game-Sealing Block

After dropping a game in Detroit on Friday, the Celtics entered Sunday afternoon’s matchup with the Pistons looking to split the two-game series in Detroit but found themselves once again in a precarious position late. This time, however, they had the answers on both ends of the floor to emerge with a 122-120 victory and […]

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The Pistons ‘Absolutely’ Expect Blake Griffin To Be Available For The Start Of The Season

After undergoing surgery on his left knee in January to fix major lingering soreness, the NBA shutdown hit and Blake Griffin has effectively been away from competitive basketball for nearly a year. New Pistons general manager Troy Weaver quieted down the concern about Griffin’s continued rehab by telling reporters on Thursday that he fully expected […]

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Dak Prescott Petitions Oklahoma Governor to Release Black Man from Death Row

Photo: Tom Pennington (Getty Images) When he’s not fighting for touchdowns on the field, Dak Prescott is apparently fighting for justice off of it. Advertisement In a letter sent to Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and the state’s parole board on Thursday, Time Magazine reports that the two-time Pro Bowler is advocating for the release of […]

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