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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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‘I Should Have More Than Four’: LeBron James Offers His Two Cents on the MVP Debate

Photo: Lintao Zhang (Getty Images) Sustained excellence has its perks, but it can also be a bit of a curse. Because when you routinely excel at something, the general populace tends to take it for granted. Advertisement Enter LeBron James, who last I checked, is somehow averaging 25.8 points, eight dimes, and eight assists per […]

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The Atlanta Hawks Didn’t Deserve Lloyd Pierce Anyway

Photo: Kevin C. Cox (Getty Images) This year was supposed to be different. With shiny new toys like Clint Capela, Bogdan Bogdanovic, and Danilo Gallinari in tow to complement John Collins and could-be superstar Trae Young, the Atlanta Hawks were primed to finally escape the basement of the NBA. But after stumbling to a disappointing […]

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Kobe Bryant’s 2008 Finals Jersey Put on Display in the Smithsonian

Photo: GABRIEL BOUYS (Getty Images) In honor of the late Kobe Bryant, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture has displayed the jersey he wore during the 2008 NBA Finals. Advertisement According to CBS News, the jersey was displayed as part of its “Sports: Leveling the Playing Field,” gallery. Bryant was a […]

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Ty Lue Is the Man for the Job, but He’s Got a Lot of Work to Do to Fix the Clippers

Head coach Tyronn Lue of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts to the officiating from the referees during an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on December 25, 2017 in Oakland, California.Photo: Thearon W. Henderson (Getty Images) After one of the biggest implosions in NBA history, in which the Los Angeles Temecula […]

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LeBron Posted A Heartfelt Message To Kobe: ‘Hope I Made You Proud My Brother’

On Sunday, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in Game 6 to win the 2020 NBA title. It marks LeBron James’ fourth championship in his already stellar career — with his third different team, no less — and a mind-boggling 17th championship for the Lakers organization. Throughout the playoffs in Orlando, Kobe Bryant’s […]

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Avery Bradley Is ‘At Peace’ With His Decision To Opt Out Of The Restart With The Lakers

Before the NBA resumed its season in Orlando this summer, there was plenty of trepidation among players, who were simultaneously concerned about the implications of returning to play amid the nationwide protests and the specter of a dangerous virus that had put the country on lockdown. Most players eventually opted to join the Bubble at […]

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For Kobe: After Suffering One of Its Biggest Tragedies, Los Angeles Achieves Arguably Its Most Meaningful Triumph

Lakers fans celebrate in front of the Staples Center on October 11, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. People gathered to celebrate after the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in game 6 of the NBA finals.Photo: Brandon Bell (Getty Images) Less than an hour before the Game 6 of the NBA Finals showdown between […]

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Republicans Rejoice As NBA TV Ratings Swirl Around the Toilet Bowl, but All Is Not As It Seems

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee talks about his new book, “A Simple Government: Twelve Things We Really Need from Washington (and a Trillion that We Don’t!),” at the National Press Club February 24, 2011 in Washington, DC.Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) The NBA is a business. So after getting derailed by a global pandemic and […]

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LeBron James Walked Off The Court In Frustration With 10 Seconds To Go In Game 3

LeBron James can be the best player in the world at any given moment. The Lakers star might not be quite the same athletic specimen that flew around the court, dunked everything possible, and made entire teams bend to his will as he was in his absolute prime, but he’s still LeBron James. That means […]

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NBA Stars Were In Awe Of Jimmy Butler’s Incredible Game 3 Performance

The performance Jimmy Butler put on in Game 3 of the NBA Finals was masterful. Without Bam Adebayo or Goran Dragic it seemed like the Lakers were assured a 3-0 lead in the series. What nobody accounted for was Butler playing arguably the best basketball of his entire life. Butler finished Game 3 with 40 […]

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LeBron Says It’s ‘Humbling’ For Him And Anthony Davis To Be Mentioned With Shaq And Kobe

The LeBron James and Anthony Davis pairing has been every bit as good as advertised. They’ve steamrolled their way through the postseason so far, and after another dominant performance in Game 2 on Friday night, they find themselves just two wins away from an NBA title. It would be a first for Davis and a […]

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Three Takeaways From The Lakers’ Game 2 Win Over The Undermanned Heat

It was a disastrous start for the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, and the prognosis didn’t look much better heading into Game 2. Even before they were hobbled by injuries to several key players in their opener, the Lakers had dominated them on both ends of the court, leading by as […]

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Andre Iguodala Explained Why He Put ‘Group Economics’ On His Jersey In The Bubble

We are now in the thick of another NBA Finals, and like clockwork, Andre Iguodala is out there with the potential to make a huge difference for his team. Iguodala is currently appearing in his sixth straight championship series, with the previous five coming as a member of the Golden State Warriors. Now, he finds […]

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LeBron James, Anthony Davis Destroy Miami Heat In Game 1 of NBA Finals

Photo: Kevin C. Cox (Getty Images) For all of his amazing feats on the basketball court, there’s an unsightly blemish on LeBron James’ resume: his NBA Finals appearances. Advertisement In 16 seasons, he’s been to the Finals 10 times with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers. And between 2011 and 2018, […]

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Jimmy Butler Says The Heat Are ‘Not The Underdogs’ Against The Lakers

You can say it about almost any championship series, but the Lakers-Heat Finals is legitimately loaded with story lines and intrigue. You have LeBron facing his former team in Miami where he won two championships. You have Anthony Davis appearing in his first ever Finals series. You have Dion Waiters poised to take home a […]

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The Miami Heat Know Exactly What Stands in the Way of Their Next NBA Championship: ‘That Test Is LeBron James’

Photo: Harry How (Getty Images) After the death of an icon, a global pandemic and months of uncertainty, the dust has finally settled and the NBA Finals will kick off with an unlikely pair of competitors: the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers. Advertisement I spent the entire season singing the Temecula Clippers’ praises […]

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Men Lie, Women Lie, Cops Don’t—Unless We’re Talking About the Cop Who Lied on Raptors Exec Masai Ujiri

Screenshot: @diamond83 There are two groups of people that I don’t trust under any circumstances: cashiers when they say I can’t have extra napkins (y’all greedy with the oxtail gravy, too) and police officers when they insist that they’re acting in the best interest of Black and Brown folks. Advertisement All of the above are […]

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