1. Damian Lillard is Dropping a New Album—and He's Doing It His Way

    Wale and Damian Lillard were already friends. It was June 9, 2013, and the occasion was a "Block Party" set up in Oracle Arena’s parking lot for Bay Area radio station 106 KMEL's Summer Jam...

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  2. 1 Way Every Team Can Improve During 2017-18 NBA Season

    Look, we just want to help. We want to facilitate the growth of championship contenders and playoff hopefuls seeking to be more competitive from the get-go...

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  3. Warriors Reportedly Submit Bid to Host NBA All-Star Game

    ESPN's Chris Haynes and Marc Spears reported Friday that the Golden State Warriors submitted a bid to host the NBA All-Star Game as early as 2021...

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  4. Tracy McGrady Joins Orlando Magic Front Office as Special Assistant to CEO

    The Orlando Magic have hired Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady as a special assistant to CEO Alex Martins, the team announced on Friday...

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  5. Cleveland Cavaliers: Bold Predictions for 2017-18 NBA Season

    Can the Cleveland Cavaliers ' upcoming campaign be anywhere near as entertaining as their offseason? We're going to boldly say yes. And we're not even going to include that in our bold predictions for the 2017-18 Cavs , so enjoy the freebie...

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  6. New York Knicks: 5 Bold Predictions for 2017-18 NBA Season

    It took Phil Jackson's departure, Carmelo Anthony's trade and more than a few uncomfortable moments with Kristaps Porzingis, but the New York Knicks finally made it to the 2017-18 NBA season...

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  7. Ranking the Top 10 NBA Power Forwards Entering 2017-18 Season

    Please, everyone, put down your fidget spinners and offer a warm welcome to the NBA 's newest power forward hierarchy. Familiar names inhabit much of this space, so don't fret...

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  8. Mike D'Antoni: You Can't Stop Warriors, but 'They're Not Gonna Stop Us Either'

    Not that it should be a surprise based on his history, but Mike D'Antoni 's plan to beat the Golden State Warriors is to simply outscore them. The Houston Rockets coach gave his thoughts on facing the defending champions Thursday...

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  9. 'I Didn't Want to Go Back There': Lakers' Kyle Kuzma Talks About His Motivation

    Everyone in Flint thinks they're the best player in town. It doesn't matter if you're the fourth-grader on the AAU team or the 47-year-old on their last legs in the YMCA. If you play basketball in Flint, you think you're the best player in town...

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  10. Nicolas Batum Out 8-12 Weeks with Elbow Injury

    Charlotte Hornets shooting guard Nicolas Batum suffered a torn ligament in his left elbow and will be out eight to 12 weeks, the Hornets announced Thursday. The Vertical's Shams Charania first reported the news...

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  11. Why Under Armour's Curry 4 Will Become Stephen Curry's Defining Sneaker

    Under Armour's Curry 4 may become the most important sneaker of Stephen Curry 's lifetime. And, no, that statement isn't just a boiled-over pot of hyperbole...

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  12. Kenyon Martin Says Jeremy Lin's Dreadlocks Show He Wants to Be Black

    Former Nets forward Kenyon Martin posted an Instagram video Wednesday criticizing Jeremy Lin's new dreadlocks, which were recently the subject of a Players' Tribune article...

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  13. Disgust with All-Star Game Pushed Chris Paul, Michael Jordan to Demand Change

    It's difficult to pinpoint exactly when the NBA All-Star Game became an unwatchable bore-fest. Was it the 2015 version that went over like a lead balloon at Madison Square Garden, ...

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  14. Joel Embiid Comments on His Tennis Game: 'They Call Me the Black Roger Federer'

    Limited to 31 promising games in an NBA career derailed by injuries, Joel Embiid still must prove he's durable enough to one day steer a playoff contender. Tennis may not be the best hobby for the big man's legs...

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  15. Norman Powell, Raptors Reportedly Agree to New 4-Year, $42 Million Contract

    The Toronto Raptors and guard Norman Powell agreed to a four-year, $42 million contract extension Thursday, which will keep him with the team through 2021-22. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported the news...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 13 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  16. LaMarcus Aldridge Details Talk with Gregg Popovich over Being Unhappy with Spurs

    San Antonio Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge said he initiated a conversation with head coach Gregg Popovich over the summer in hopes of becoming a better fit in the team's system...

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  17. Adam Silver Talks 82-Game Season, Possible International Franchises in NBA

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver spoke Thursday about the possibility of international NBA franchises, the need for travel technology to advance for that to be a consideration and even the 82-game regular season...

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  18. Frank Ntilikina Out for Knicks vs. Wizards Due to Knee Injury

    New York Knicks rookie guard Frank Ntilikina will miss Friday night's preseason game against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., because of a right knee contusion...

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  19. Kobe Bryant Says He'd Take Knee During Anthem If He Was Still Playing

    Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant is no longer playing in the NBA , but he said he would kneel during the national anthem if he was still lacing it up...

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  20. Report: Warriors Owner Considered Not Giving Stephen Curry a Max Contract

    Golden State Warriors majority owner Joe Lacob considered offering superstar guard Stephen Curry a contract extension below max level before being convinced otherwise by general manager Bob Myers...

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  21. Lakers' Jeanie Buss Blames Brother Jim for Breakup with Phil Jackson

    Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss shared details about her relationship and breakup with Phil Jackson during an interview with Ramona Shelburne at the espnW Women + Sports Summit...

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  22. NBA Introducing Fantasy Scoring System for 2017-18 Season

    The National Basketball Association is reportedly looking to simplify the fantasy basketball experience. On Thursday, Kieran Darcy of ESPN.com reported the NBA has adopted an official fantasy scoring system as the 2017-18 campaign approaches...

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  23. Fantasy Basketball 2017: Early-Round Rankings and NBA Mock Draft Analysis

    The NBA season kicks off in under two weeks, and with that likely comes the impending pressure of fantasy basketball drafts...

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  24. All About Buckets: Predicting Top 10 Scorers in 2017-18 NBA Season

    We're smarter for having embraced NBA analytics. We understand the game more deeply, and we appreciate it to a greater degree when we care about the process as much as the results...

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  25. Ranking the Top 10 NBA Small Forwards Entering 2017-18 Season

    The NBA 's small forward pecking order needs another once-over. Many of the usual suspects still rule the class, but the line of dominance, as a whole, is undergoing some wholesale revisions and transitions...

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