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USA Gymnastics Hires New CEO In Wake Of Larry Nassar Scandal

NBA executive Li Li Leung is the fourth person to hold the position in the last two years.
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Celtics still figuring things out heading into stretch run

BOSTON (AP) — One way or another, the spotlight was always going to shine on the Boston Celtics in an Eastern Conference without LeBron James. After back-to-back losses to James’ Cavaliers in the past two conference finals, his departure West to join the Los Angeles Lakers seemed to clear the path for Boston to take […]
Tags: News, Boston, Sports, Ap, Nba, Lebron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, James Cavaliers

Ex-NBA player Glen Davis avoids jail time in marijuana bust

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — Former NBA player Glen “Big Baby” Davis has agreed to pay $15,000 to avoid jail time on drug charges. News outlets report the forward had faced up to five years in jail. He was arrested at a Maryland hotel with 126 grams (4 ounces) of marijuana and a briefcase containing $92,000 […]
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Kareem: Players like Anthony Davis have value and hold power

MIAMI (AP) — There was no social media or around-the-clock basketball coverage in October 1974, on the night when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar looked up from his dinner plate and told the Milwaukee Bucks that he would like to be traded. As such, hardly anybody knew initially about the demand. If anyone understands what Anthony Davis is […]
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USA Gymnastics hires NBA exec Li Li Leung as new CEO

USA Gymnastics is turning to NBA executive Li Li Leung to help turn the embattled program around. The organization named Leung as its new president and chief executive officer on Tuesday as it fights to retain its status as the national governing body for the sport after the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. Leung served […]
Tags: News, Sports, Nba, Leung, USA Gymnastics, Larry Nassar, Li Li Leung

Should this Kyrie Irving-Kevin Durant video really worry Celtics fans?

Are you an NBA conspiracy theorist living in New York? Boy, do we have the video for you. NBA reporter Ben Stinar shared a 24-second clip Monday morning of Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving having an animated discussion with Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant in the tunnel of Charlotte's Spectrum Center at 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend.
Tags: New York, News, Nba, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Charlotte, Celtics, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Kyrie Irving Kevin Durant, Ben Stinar

Duke's Zion Williamson is about to face the only thing in college hoops bigger than him

Wednesday night we welcome Zion Williamson (21) to the Duke-North Carolina rivalry, also known as the only thing in college basketball bigger than he is. Playing Carolina is the next stage of his elevation, with the NCAA tournament and NBA draft on the horizon as stages three and four. Williamson is the No. 1 draw in the sport, playing for the No. 1 team, likely on his way to being the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.
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Andre Iguodala replaced LeBron James as VP of National Basketball Players Association

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala was elected First Vice President of the National Basketball Players Association, the NBPA announced following its Board of NBA Player Representatives meeting in the Bahamas on Monday. Iguodala, who has served as a Vice President of the Executive Committee since 2013, will replace LeBron James as the First VP, as James' four-year term expired. I am honored to be chosen by my peers to step into this position and take on a larger responsibility with...
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Kyrie Irving gives brief response to Anthony Davis' latest Celtics comments

Kyrie Irving gives brief response to Anthony Davis' latest Celtics comments originally appeared on Anthony Davis' future was among the hot topics in Charlotte during the NBA's All-Star Weekend. The New Orleans Pelicans center revealed during All-Star media availability Saturday that the Boston Celtics are on his list of acceptable trade destinations, contrary to reports before the Feb. 7 trade deadline. The Celtics weren't able to trade for Davis before th...
Tags: News, Davis, Nba, Anthony Davis, Boston Celtics, Charlotte, Celtics, Kyrie Irving

Breaking down most important Celtics games following All-Star break

The Boston Celtics don't have an easy road to a high seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. rates Boston's remaining schedule as the sixth-hardest in the NBA with a combined opponents' win percentage of .526, and that includes matchups against many of the best teams in the league. The C's exit the All-Star break as the No. 4 seed in the East with a 37-21 record, but the Philadelphia 76ers have the same record (Boston owns the tiebreaker, though) and will finis...
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Knicks shoot down report of James Dolan 'courting offers' to sell team

A statement released Monday by The Madison Square Garden Company, of which James Dolan is chairman and CEO, denied all accounts of the report.            [Author: NBA writer]
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Kawhi Leonard's First New Balance Shoe Has A Lot Riding On It

Amid all the physics-shattering dunks and unparalleled drip of NBA All-Star Weekend, New Balance quietly unveiled the OMN1S, Kawhi Leonard's first signature sneaker. Like, really quietly: That teaser shrewdly underscores the main challenge New Balance has faced as they check back into the fiercely competitive performance basketball market with Kawhi Leonard—the NBA's Mr. Spock; he of the savage postgame shutdowns and viral maniacal giggles—as their leading man. How do you market a spok...
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Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid share special moments with legendary Dirk Nowitzki at All-Star Game

Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid share special moments with legendary Dirk Nowitzki at All-Star Game originally appeared on The NBA All-Star Game is a polarizing event. Some people find it to be a no-defense embarrassment while others revel in the pure entertainment of a glorified three-point shooting contest with a smattering of impressive dunks mixed in. As Dwyane Wade put it during a mid-game interview, the game is a chance for the legends of the league on their last leg...
Tags: News, Nba, Philadelphia 76ers, Dirk Nowitzki, Dwyane Wade, Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid

Sick kicks: Coolest shoes of the 2018-19 NBA season

NBA players show off their flair with an array of wild shoes.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Steph Curry’s Bounce Pass In The NBA All-Star Game Was Beautiful

Everyone should see this video of Curry's pass to Giannis Antetokounmpo.
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NBA All-Star Game awards: Handing out the hardware for the best moments

The NBA's best players put on an absolute show in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night in Charlotte, North Carolina. We handed out some awards            [Author: For The Win]
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Kawhi Leonard thinks Raptors have good chance at getting to NBA Finals

The Raptors star is quite optimistic about his team's chances once the postseason rolls around.
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Three Things to Know from All-Stars: Recruiting is alive, will it matter in Greek Freak's world?

All-Star Weekend in the NBA means there is a lot to unpack over three days, so we want to bring you the three things you need to know from the last 72 hours in the NBA. 1) Recruiting is alive: The undercurrent of a wild coming free agency was everywhere in Charlotte. From the moment LeBron James picked a free-agent heavy team — Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard, and Klay Thompson, plus he has Anthony Davis — the tampering jokes flew. LeBron tried to play down the idea that he would recru...
Tags: News, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Charlotte, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant Kyrie Irving Kawhi Leonard

Team LeBron stages All-Star Game comeback after attending J. Cole's halftime show

Rapper J. Cole may be partly responsible for Team LeBron rallying for a 178-164 victory over Team Giannis Sunday night in the NBA All-Star Game.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Takeaways from NBA's All-Star weekend

All the hits, misses and everything in between from the big weekend in Charlotte, including Team LeBron foiling Giannis' big MVP plans.
Tags: News, Nba, Charlotte

NBA All-Star Weekend: What happened to Giannis' MVP?

Giannis Antetokounmpo was focused on winning All-Star Game MVP all weekend. When Team Giannis got off to that 20-point lead Sunday night, it looked like he was headed for glory. “I had my name on that MVP until the third quarter, and they got hot and took it away from me,” Antetokounmpo said of the 178-164 loss in which he scored 38 points and had 11 rebounds and five assists.
Tags: News, Nba, Antetokounmpo, Giannis, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Team Giannis

NBA All-Star Weekend is over but playoffs are in sight

SportsPulse: Another NBA All-Star Game is in the books and it's now time to turn our attention to the playoffs. Trysta Krick and Jeff Zillgitt tell us who's likely in and who might fall short.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Team LeBron comes back to defeat Team Giannis in high-scoring NBA All-Star Game

Team LeBron used a huge second half to rally past Team Giannis 178-164. Kevin Durant had a team-high 31 points and was named the MVP.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Antetokounmpo scores 38, but is denied MVP in defeat

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Midway through the third quarter, Giannis Antetokounmpo said he began thinking he had a chance to become the first international player to win the NBA All-Star Game MVP. But the thought was fleeting, as Team LeBron mounted a rally and came from behind to defeat Team Giannis 178-164 on Sunday night. […]
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Kevin Garnett dishes on beating Michael Jordan in the legend's final All-Star game

Michael Jordan was a pretty good basketball player. As a six-time NBA champion and Finals MVP, you might even say he's the best ever. The fact that he was named MVP over Jordan might be part of the reason the memories are so vivid.
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NBA unveils logo for NBA All-Star 2020, which will take place in Chicago

NBA unveils logo for NBA All-Star 2020, which will take place in Chicago originally appeared on A year from now, Chicago will be on the NBA's center stage in that they will be hosting the NBA's 2020 All-Star weekend. Sunday, Team LeBron took down Team Giannis 178-164 in Charlotte to capture the 2019 NBA All-Star Game crown. Despite next year's game being a year away, the NBA unveiled the logo for the 2020 game, which the Bulls will host at the United Center.
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Stephen Curry gets four-point play after Klay Thompson foul, Curry does some taunting

Stephen Curry is enjoying going against Klay Thompson. Maybe a little too much. In the first half, Curry was matched up on his Warriors' backcourt mate and enjoyed that Thompson missed the shot.
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Adam Silver cites Dirk Nowitzki 'painfully running up and down the court' for special All-Star nod

Dallas Mavericks icon Dirk Nowitzki said during this weekend's All-Star festivities that he's not sure he's retiring after this season. Adam Silver apparently didn't get that memo. Silver sees Dirk 'painfully running up and down the court' The NBA commissioner gave reporters a candid look into his thought process when asked about Nowitzki's nod alongside Dwyane Wade a special selection for the All-Star Game.
Tags: News, Dallas Mavericks, Nba, Silver, Nowitzki, Dirk Nowitzki, Adam Silver, Dirk

LeBron and D-Wade team up one final time at All-Star Game in Charlotte

Michael Jordan is celebrating his 56th birthday on the same day the best NBA players are showcasing their talent inside the Spectrum Center, home of the Charlotte Hornets.
Tags: News, Michael Jordan, Nba, Charlotte, Charlotte Bobcats

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