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LaMarcus Aldridge Retires Due to Irregular Heartbeat

Photo: Sarah Stier (Getty Images) Wow. On Thursday, Brooklyn Nets forward LaMarcus Aldridge announced on Twitter that after 15 seasons in the NBA, he’ll be retiring due to an irregular heartbeat. Advertisement “My last game, I played while dealing with an irregular heartbeat. Later on that night, my rhythm got even worse which really worried […]

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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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LaMarcus Aldridge Will Sign With The Nets After A Buyout From The Spurs

Most of the focus on Thursday in the NBA world was on the myriad action before the league’s annual trade deadline. From Nikola Vucevic to Victor Oladipo and others, many prominent names are on the move, while others like Kyle Lowry are staying put after all kinds of rumblings. Another well-decorated player that was not […]

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LaMarcus Aldridge And The Spurs Have Agreed To Part Ways As San Antonio Seeks A Trade Partner

Before LaMarcus Aldridge joined the Spurs back in 2015, he was once considered one of the league’s best power forward. Aldridge had thrived over the course of nearly a decade with the Portland Trail Blazers, helping usher in a new era for the franchise and turning himself into a multi-time All-Star. When he arrived in […]

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DeMar DeRozan Tweets ‘You Gotta Laugh At The Bullsh*t’ After Being Overlooked For All-Star Again

The NBA had the night off on Friday, as players, coaches, and other league personnel head to Atlanta for the All-Star Game, while the rest of the league enjoys some well-deserved time off from a season that has been in perpetual flux as it navigates the many challenges of the ongoing pandemic. We were led […]

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Keldon Johnson Was Very Excited Mariah Carey Liked His Rendition Of ‘We Belong Together’

The Spurs social media team, like that of most NBA teams, had some special Valentine’s Day content cooked up for Sunday, as they had players play “Finish The Lyric” with Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together.” The video is pretty great, but the star of it is sophomore wing Keldon Johnson who is very clearly a […]

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Ranking The NBA’s Best Big 3s Of The 2010s

Despite perceptions, NBA super-teams aren’t a new phenomenon. Countless teams over the past six decades have featured multiple All-Stars. Just look at the Bulls and Jazz of the 90s or the Lakers, Celtics, and Pistons of the 80s, and so on. The difference is that the formation of super-teams is a much more deliberate endeavor […]

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Ray Allen Says LeBron Still Calls To Thank Him For His Title-Saving Three In Game 6 Against The Spurs

When it comes to the most clutch shots in recent NBA history, there are two that immediately spring to mind. The first, of course, is Kyrie Irving’s dagger three-pointer in Steph Curry’s face to help seal the Cavs’ 2016 championship and put the punctuation mark on their miraculous comeback from a 3-1 series deficit against […]

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Is New Balance Basketball the Sneaker Brand To Watch in 2021?

Patience is a virtue. In 2018 New Balance announced its proper return to the world of basketball. The American sneaker brand had largely stepped away from hoops for a while after a period of relevance in the ‘80s and ‘90s when shoes like the NB 450 and 550 could be spotted on the court regularly. […]

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Kyrie Irving Praised Becky Hammon Making History: ‘It’s A Genderless Society That’s Going On In 2020’

Becky Hammon made history with the Spurs on Wednesday night, becoming the first woman ever to be a head coach in an NBA game. When Kyrie Irving was asked about it after Nets practice on Thursday, he praised Hammon and chuckled that he was glad that Spurs coach Gregg Popovich got ejected and cleared the […]

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Becky Hammon Becomes First Woman to Serve as Head Coach in N.B.A. Game

Though 2020 is nearly over, it keeps turning out sports milestones. On Wednesday night, for the first time, a woman served as head coach in an N.B.A. game. When Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich was ejected after arguing with a referee in the second quarter of a game with the Los Angeles Lakers in San Antonio, […]

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Becky Hammon Became The First Woman To Serve As An NBA Head Coach After Gregg Popovich’s Ejection

There wasn’t anything particularly momentous about the Spurs’ Wednesday night game against the visiting Los Angeles Lakers. San Antonio has found themselves this season in a sort of limbo, maybe not quite bad enough to head into a full rebuild but not exactly in a position to contend, especially in the loaded West. Still, the […]

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The Best Of NBA Opening Night: Wild Finishes And Sensational Scoring

While Tuesday night was the first night of the NBA season for the Warriors, Nets, Clippers, and Lakers, Wednesday brought the first game of the year for most of the league, as for the first time in months it became nearly impossible to keep track of everything happening at once in the Association. In case […]

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N.B.A. Western Conference Preview: The Lakers Reloaded

LeBron James was surprised, and a little annoyed, when the N.B.A. unveiled its schedule for the 2020-21 season. He had been hoping for a mid-January start for his title defense with the Los Angeles Lakers. It was wishful thinking. “I was like, ‘Wow!’” James said at a recent news conference. The Lakers, just 72 days […]

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Pope Francis Shouts Out NBA Players for Their Work in Addressing Racial Injustice: ‘You’re Champions’

In this Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 file photo, Pope Francis attends an inter-religious ceremony for peace in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, in Rome.Photo: Gregorio Borgia (AP) When the NBA made its triumphant return in July after COVID-19 tried its best to steal our joy, it looked like nothing we’d ever seen before. […]

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Shake Milton Buried A Three-Pointer As The Sixers Escaped With A Win Over The Spurs

After allowing 53 points in a disappointing loss to the Indiana Pacers’ T.J. Warren to begin their NBA bubble journey, the Philadelphia 76ers appeared to be in good shape against the San Antonio Spurs on Monday evening. Brett Brown’s team held a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter and, given Philadelphia’s talent advantage against a […]

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Gregg Popovich Offered An Example Of The History Of American Voter Suppression

As the NBA and WNBA have made their respective returns to the court in recent weeks, players have regularly used their interview and press conference time to continue shining a spotlight on issues of social justice and racism. Many are using their opening statements to continue calling for justice for Breonna Taylor, encourage people to […]

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‘The Better I Got in Sports, the Worse the Racism Got’

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — There were a few must-pack accessories for Patty Mills of the San Antonio Spurs for his stay at Walt Disney World. Mills brought a stack of books on Black history in the United States and his native Australia. He made sure to carefully transport his favorite flat-brimmed hat, which bears […]

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I Hate to be the Bearer of Bad News, But Your Team Isn’t Winning an NBA Title This Year. Here’s Why

Photo: Harry How (Getty Images) You still upset about the headline? You can bitch and moan all you want, but your team still ain’t winning shit. So once you’re done with your temper tantrum, I’ll happily explain why. Advertisement You done? Cool. Let’s go. Boston Celtics When last they left us: 43-21, 3rd seed in […]

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