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NBA Mock Draft 2020: Predictions for Where Coveted 1st-Round Prospects Will Land

LeBron James , Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers took Game 1 of the 2020 NBA Finals on Wednesday night. They put forth a dominant performance against the Miami Heat, winning 116-98 and moving one step closer to taking home the title...

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NBA Finals 2020: Heat vs. Lakers Game 2 Vegas Odds, Prop Bets and Predictions

The Los Angeles Lakers' 18-point margin of victory and the injuries to a few Miami players during Game 1 of the 2020 NBA Finals led to a larger opening line in favor of the Western Conference champion for Game 2...

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Victor Oladipo Says 'I'm a Pacer,' Doesn't Know Where Trade Rumors Originated

Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo addressed rumors about his future with the team Wednesday. "I'm a Pacer, man," he told rapper Fat Joe on Instagram Live (h/t Clutch Points )...

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10 pro sports owners who have donated the most to political campaigns in 2019-20

Team owners in six major American sports leagues have donated at least $14.6 million to various political interests during the 2019-20 election cycle.

       

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Nancy Armour and Tom Schad, USA TODAY

Sports team owners listen to players, but support Republicans to the tune of millions of dollars

USA TODAY Sports reviewed federal political contributions of 183 team owners, and found they have donated at least $14.6 million so far in 2019-20.

       

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Mark Medina, USA TODAY

NBA's Adam Silver on how league can ensure Black coaches are getting opportunities

When asked about the drop in Black coaches, Adam Silver says the league can't dictate whom teams hire or fire. But he admits the NBA can do better.

       

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NBA Finals 2020 Latest Heat vs. Lakers Odds and Predictions After Game 1

The Los Angeles Lakers struck first and they struck hard, taking Game 1 of the 2020 NBA Finals in a convincing 116-98 win over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night...

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2020 NBA Big Board: Top 50 Players as 2020 Finals Begin

The NBA Finals tipped off Wednesday, and the virtual combine has begun, as teams continue to gather information for their draft boards. Ours remains fluid, with measurements, testing and shooting-drill footage yet to come...

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Teams That Should Trade Up in 2020 NBA Draft for LaMelo Ball

Five NBA teams would greatly benefit from adding a point guard like LaMelo Ball , and th e No. 1 or No. 2 pick may be easier to acquire via trade in the 2020 draft than in previous years...

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Mark Medina, USA TODAY

Heat hit with multiple injuries to starters in loss to Lakers in Game 1 of NBA Finals

Heat starters Goran Dragic, Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler all suffered varying injuries in Game 1, but Dragic's could keep him out of the next game.

       

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No NBA Finals jitters for Anthony Davis, who dazzles in Lakers' Game 1 rout of Heat

Anthony Davis had never played in the NBA Finals before Wednesday night, but based on his stellar performance in Game 1, one would never know.

       

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Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY

Los Angeles Lakers run away from banged-up Miami Heat in Game 1 of NBA Finals

The Lakers cruised past the Heat, which saw starters Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic exit early with injuries, in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

       

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LeBron James: Lakers Had to Match Heat's Intensity and Drive After Slow Start

The Los Angeles Lakers may have needed a wake-up call. The Miami Heat jumped out to a quick 23-10 lead in Wednesday's Game 1 of the NBA Finals, but the Purple and Gold quickly ...

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Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY

Former President Barack Obama a virtual fan for Game 1 of NBA Finals between Lakers and Heat

Former President Barack Obama and a number of NBA legends were "virtual fans" for Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Lakers and Heat.

       

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Mark Medina, USA TODAY

NBA's Adam Silver: Development of a vaccine is not a prerequisite to start next season with fans

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says rapid testing may be the key to having fans in the stands when the season starts sometime in January.

       

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Video: Dwyane Wade, Shaq Bet NBA Finals MVP Trophies on Lakers-Heat Series

Shaquille O'Neal is about to claim his fourth NBA Finals MVP trophy...or Dwyane Wade 's about to have two Finals MVPs in his trophy case...

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Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY

For referee officiating his first NBA Finals, the assignment is a 'heart-racing moment'

The NBA Finals start Wednesday night, and of the 12 referees assigned to the series, three will be working their first Finals.

       

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Anthony Davis on LeBron: 'I Plan to Follow This Motherf--ker' to 9 More Finals

Someone might want to tell Anthony Davis that LeBron James turns 36 years old in December. The King may seem ageless as one of the all-time greats, but chances are he's not going to nine more NBA Finals after this year's...

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Rockets Rumors: Wes Unseld Jr., Stephen Silas to Interview for Vacant HC Job

The Houston Rockets are " starting to receive permission to interview assistants for [their] vacant head coaching job," per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski , which includes Denver Nuggets assistant Wes Unseld Jr...

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Mavs' Mark Cuban: Donald Trump Was 1st Person to Tell Me to Run for President

Donald Trump wasn't sure he'd win during his 2016 presidential campaign. On the other hand, he did see Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban as a potentially perfect presidential candidate...

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