1. Dan Gilbert's Open Letter to Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Satire)

    Dear Cleveland, All of Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Cavaliers Supporters Wherever You May Be Tonight; As you now know, our former center, who we drafted in 1996 out of a region you probably never heard of, is no longer a Cleveland Cavalier...

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  2. Dan Gilbert's Open Letter to Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Satire)

    Dear Cleveland, All of Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Cavaliers Supporters Wherever You May Be Tonight; As you now know, our former center, who we drafted in 1996 out of a region you probably never heard of, is no longer a Cleveland Cavalier...

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  3. 2010 NBA Draft: For the Washington Wizards, the Writing's on the Wall

    Kwame Brown, Oleksiy Pecherov, Jarvis Hayes and Jared Jeffries—underachievers in the NBA but promising draft picks at the time to the Washington Wizards...

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  4. NBA Draft: For Washington, the Writing's on the Wall

    The swagger, the speed, the athleticism. It's a package deal that the Washington Wizards are poised to acquire in Thursday's NBA Draft (Courtesy photo). Kwame Brown, Oleksiy Pecherov, Jarvis Hayes, and Jared Jeffries...

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  5. Goodman League Shines on Friday Night

    Friday night’s twilight game at the Goodman League was more about the hoopla than the hoops on a cool evening in the District...

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  6. Wizards Work Out Wall As Draft Nears

    He hasn't even been drafted yet, but Kentucky point guard John Wall is quickly becoming one of the most popular pro athletes in Washington, D.C...

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  7. Kentucky's John Wall Works Out With Washington Wizards As Draft Nears

    He hasn’t even been drafted yet, but Kentucky point guard John Wall is quickly becoming one of the most popular pro athletes in Washington, D.C...

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  8. Kevin Durant Dazzles in Day Two Performance at D.C. Goodman League

    There's not too many ballers who could drop 30 points after entering a game late and fresh off the street, but Kevin Durant is one of the privileged few...

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  9. Kevin Durant Dazzles in D.C. During Second Appearance at the Goodman

    It’s not too many ballers who could drop 30 points after entering a game late and fresh off the street, but Kevin Durant is one of the privileged few...

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  10. 2010 NBA Finals: Lakers and Celtics Brace for Epic Game 7

    It’s come down to a coin flip for the NBA Finals. When the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics tip off Game Seven on Thursday night, it’ll be just the third time since 1994 that the NBA Finals have required a deciding game...

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  11. Lakers and Celtics Brace for Epic Game 7

    Just another battle for a magazine cover as the Lakers prepare to take on the Celtics in Game 7 of the NBA Finals (courtesy photo). It’s come down to a coin flip for the NBA Finals...

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  12. Mild Thunder in Kevin Durant's Summer Debut at the Goodman League

    Kevin Durant showed up for his Washington, D.C. Goodman League summer debut on Sunday with lots of people to please, but little to prove...

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  13. Mild Thunder in Kevin Durant's Summer Debut at the Goodman League

    D.C. residents crammed "inside the gates" on Sunday to welcome the return of Suitland, Md native Kevin Durant back to Barry Farms' Goodman League (Camera photo by Stephen D. Riley) Kevin Durant showed up for his Washington, D...

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  14. 2010 NBA Finals: Rajon Rondo's Shove Pushes Lakers in 3-2 Hole

    When Rajon Rondo shoved Ron Artest with 4:41 remaining in the second quarter of the Celtics' 92-86 Game Five victory on Sunday, it triggered a role reversal that played out for the rest of the night...

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  15. Lakers vs. Celtics Game 5: Rajon Rondo's Shove Pushes L.A. in 3-2 Hole

    When Rajon Rondo shoved Ron Artest with 4:41 remaining in the second quarter of the Celtics’ 92-86 Game Five victory on Sunday, it triggered a role reversal that played out for the rest of the night...

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  16. Lakers vs. Celtics Game 4: Boston Reserves Campaign for Time Despite Politics

    The play of Celtics reserves Nate Robinson and Glen "Big Baby" Davis in Game 4 of the NBA Finals should warrant more playing time (Courtesy Photo) You have to commend Boston ...

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  17. Lakers vs. Celtics Game Four: Boston Reserves Campaigning for More Playing Time

    You have to commend Boston coach Doc Rivers for not giving into politics during the Celtics' 96-89 win in Game Four of the NBA Finals on Thursday night...

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  18. Lakers vs. Celtics Game 4: Boston's Reserves Star in Leading Role in Win over LA

    The movie "A-Team" doesn’t premiere until Friday, but it was the Celtics’ "B-Team" that was starring on Thursday night...

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  19. Lakers vs. Celtics Game 4: Boston Reserves Star in Leading Role in Win over LA

    The movie “A-Team” premieres on Friday, but it was the Celtics’ “B-Team” that was starring on Thursday night...

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  20. Hold the Hoopla: Bynum Reinjures Knee in Game 3 of Lakers vs. Celtics

    Sandwiched between reserve forward Lamar Odom’s revival and Derek Fisher’s clutch shooting in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 91-84 win in Tuesday night’s Game Three ...

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  21. Hold the Hoopla: Andrew Bynum Reinjures Knee in LA Lakers' NBA Finals Win

    Sandwiched between reserve forward Lamar Odom’s revival and Derek Fisher’s clutch shooting in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 91-84 win in Tuesday night’s Game Three ...

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  22. Quinn Cook: The DeMatha High Schooler Shines In Day Two of Goodman League

    “They say he’s an All-American, well show me something!” one spectator demanded. “This ain’t no Catholic league son, it’s the blacktop,” another bystander informed...

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  23. Michael Beasley Kicks Off D.C.'s Summer Goodman League

    The crowd wasn’t nearly as thick, the players not nearly as explosive but it was still the playground to be at if you were a Washington D.C. local on Monday. June 7 marked the first day of the new season of D...

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  24. Despite Series Split, Lakers Frontcourt Dominating 2010 NBA Playoffs

    The Boston Celtics evened their series with the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night courtesy of a dominant performance from their backcourt...

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  25. 2010 NBA Finals: Once-Soft Pau Gasol Too Strong for Celtics in Opener

    A 30-point game from Kobe Bryant was expected. Ron Artest's 15 points and two steals were no surprise. It was Pau Gasol—the same player who received much criticism from his "soft" ...

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