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CJ McCollum, NBPA leaders discussed Kyrie Irving’s future on executive committee

What happens when the leader of a union becomes the face of a crisis? That’s what the NBPA is trying to figure out, as executive committee member Kyrie Irving has been suspended by the Brooklyn Nets for refusing to “unequivocally say he has no antisemetic views,” after tweeting a film containing those views to his …

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A decade later, ‘JimmerMania’ just won’t quit. And Paris Olympics could be the next stop

A soft rain fell over Biscayne Bay, barely visible from inside, unless you were looking at the flood lights shining upward from the base of the palm trees planted in the middle of concrete. The makeshift warehouse next to Miami’s FTX Arena had a roof and some, but not four, walls, so the strength of …

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NBA flexing new muscles with investment arm: ‘We’re not just a sports company’

Six months ago, right as its playoffs were about to hit an apex, the NBA hired a new executive with an extensive history of creating and fueling new startup companies. Even at the league office, where employees funnel in and out with diverse work experiences, it was a notable addition. A league known for basketball, …

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Is Clippers’ superstar Paul George playing the best basketball of his career? A film study

Paul George continues to meet the moment. With Kawhi Leonard sidelined indefinitely due to right knee management, George is playing some of the best and most efficient basketball of his career. George earned Western Conference Player of the Week honors after averaging 32.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 2.3 steals against the Houston Rockets …

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Luka’s heliocentrism, efficient offenses and Bennedict Mathurin: NBA Analytics Lookaround

The NBA season is three weeks old and it’s still a little too early to make grand pronouncements about how the rest of the season and ultimately postseason will progress. We need only cast our eyes back one season to when the Celtics took well into the new year to find the form that saw …

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Whether it’s Anthony Davis or Kawhi Leonard, calling players ‘Street Clothes’ is ignorant

When the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers take the court Wednesday in front of a national audience, it will be another opportunity to discuss the storied cross-town rivalry. It is about two very distinct fan bases, about who is more “Los Angeles” and about what is and what isn’t trendy. But recently, the conversation …

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NBA Draft: Intriguing prospects to follow at PK85

A huge contingent of NBA executives and scouts will descend upon Portland this week for the Nike sponsored PK85 tournament (Phil Knight Invitational). This year’s primary early-season college basketball extravaganza includes 16 teams, two different brackets in honor of company founder Phil Knight’s 85th birthday and, naturally, a wealth of future NBA players who will …

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Ben Simmons shines on return to Philadelphia, but Nets fall to 76ers

PHILADELPHIA — With the entire arena rooting against him, Ben Simmons stepped to the free-throw line in the first quarter Tuesday night and prepared for the first of two shots. As he dribbled, Sixers fans around Wells Fargo Center got up and booed him. Others pulled their phones out to document where they sat as …

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