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Mark Medina, USA TODAY

Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith debate NBA's China controversy

The "Inside the NBA" crew of Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson discussed the NBA-China controversy at a press luncheon.

       

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Knicks News: Spurs' Gregg Popovich Throws Shade at NY over Marcus Morris Signing

It appears San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich still isn't happy about the way the New York Knicks handled the signing of Marcus Morris: A free agent this offseason, ...

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Clippers' Patrick Beverley Fined $25K for Throwing Ball into Crowd vs. Lakers

The NBA has fined Los Angeles Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley $25,000 for lobbing the basketball into the Staples Center crowd at the conclusion of the Clips' season-opening 112-102 win over the L...

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Jace Evans, USA TODAY

Jimmy Butler won't make Miami Heat debut vs. Memphis Grizzlies due to 'personal reasons'

Jimmy Butler, the Heat's star offseason acquisition, will not be making his Miami debut Wednesday night due to "personal reasons."

       

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Jimmy Butler out for Heat Opener vs. Grizzlies Due to Personal Reasons

Miami Heat wing Jimmy Butler will miss Wednesday's season opener against the Memphis Grizzlies due to personal reasons, according to Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press...

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LaMarcus Aldridge's $24M Salary Guaranteed by Spurs for 2020-21 Season

The San Antonio Spurs have fully guaranteed forward LaMarcus Aldridge 's $24 million salary for the 2020-21 season, agent Jeff Schwartz told Marc Stein of the New York Times on Wednesday...

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Utah Jazz Officially Awarded 2023 NBA All-Star Game

The Utah Jazz were officially awarded the 2023 NBA All-Star Game on Wednesday, the first in Salt Lake City in 30 years...

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L.A. Clippers' Newest Star Kawhi Leonard Stole the Show on NBA Opening Night

Kawhi Leonard stole the show on NBA opening night for the Los Angeles Clippers. The reigning finals MVP silenced booing fans with a game-high 30 points and a win vs. the Lakers...

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Lakers News: LeBron James 'Feeling Good' After Losing Weight in Offseason

After being limited to 55 games a season ago, LeBron James decided to focus on his health heading into the 2019-20 NBA campaign...

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Chris Bosh on Heat, Warriors, Vince Carter as NBA Top Dunker, B/R AMA Top Quotes

Even though Chris Bosh's time in the NBA was cut short due to issues with blood clots, his 13-year career included 11 All-Star appearances, two championships and a spot on the 2006-07 All-NBA second team...

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'I Don't Get It': NBA Execs Sound off on Biggest Rookie Extension Deals

LOS ANGELES — Teams were feeling generous Monday, the eve of the 2019-20 NBA season. As the rookie-scale extension deadline neared for 2016 first-round picks, the deals ...

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Knicks News: Mitchell Robinson out for Season Opener Because of Ankle Injury

The New York Knicks announced Wednesday that starting center Mitchell Robinson will miss the team's season opener versus the San Antonio Spurs with a sprained right ankle. The team also announced that Taj Gibson is available...

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LeBron James Downplays Lakers vs. Clippers Season Opener: 'It's Not a Rivalry'

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James downplayed the team's 112-102 season-opening loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night and the L.A. rivalry as a whole...

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Report: Clippers' Paul George Expected to Play in 3 Weeks After Shoulder Surgery

Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George is reportedly expected to make his 2019-20 season debut in three weeks. Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reported the timetable for George, who is recovering from shoulder surgeries...

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LaVar Ball Launching New Big Baller Brand Website After Alan Foster Dispute

LaVar Ball is "restructuring" Big Baller Brand and will reveal a new website in the aftermath of his legal dispute with former business partner Alan Foster. According to Denise White, a representative for Ball, the website will be BigBallerBrandInc...

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Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Giannis Antetokounmpo: Decision to stay becomes 'a lot more difficult' if Bucks underperform

Giannis Antetokounmpo won't discuss his contract during the season, but talked to a Harvard researcher in the spring about the Bucks' performance.

       

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Knicks Rumors: Ex-Grizzlies PF Ivan Rabb Finalizing 2-Way Contract with NYK

The New York Knicks and free-agent power forward Ivan Rabb have reportedly reached an agreement on a two-way contract...

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Giannis: Decision to Re-Sign with Bucks 'A Lot More Difficult' If Team Struggles

The stakes for the Milwaukee Bucks' season just became a whole lot higher. Speaking with Harvard Business School professor Anita Elberse and her co-author, Melcolm Ruffin, ...

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Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY

Ex-NBA star Dwyane Wade joins TNT, CBS as NBA, Final Four analyst

Three-time NBA champion and future Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade also will take on role with Bleacher Report in deal with WarnerMedia.

       

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Clippers' Doc Rivers on 'Intense' Kawhi Leonard: 'He Talks with His Game'

Following his first game as Kawhi Leonard's head coach, Doc Rivers showered the superstar wing with praise...

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