Month: September 2021

6:29 PM ET Philadelphia 76ers superstar Joel Embiid called the situation with his disgruntled co-star Ben Simmons “disappointing” and “borderline kind of disrespectful” to the rest of the team. The comments came following a report by The Athletic that Simmons feels his partnership with Embiid has “run its course.” Simmons has yet to report to
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Los Angeles Lakers (Photo by Kevork S. Djansezian/Getty Images) 5 bold predictions for Browns against Vikings by John Buhler No feelings were spared in a harsh post from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar concerning anti-vax players in the NBA. Los Angeles Lakers great and NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had some stern words for NBA players who
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7:52 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Instant replay of out-of-bounds violations in the final two minutes of regulation or overtime of NBA games this season will be initiated by a coach’s challenge rather than by referees. The NBA’s Board of Governors approved the change Wednesday on a one-year trial basis. Under the previous
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1:06 AM ET METAIRIE, La. — New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson and team officials revealed the teams’ long-term succession plans in detail for the first time on Wednesday, telling The Times-Picayune and WVUE-TV that they would be sold with the goal of keeping the teams in New Orleans and distributing the proceeds
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Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images The Lakers made a lot of smart moves this offseason, but these three mistakes could cost LeBron James and Anthony Davis a shot at another NBA title.  The presence of LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the Lakers‘ roster gives Los Angeles a legitimate chance to win an NBA title
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6:49 PM ET EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Following their first official practice together as teammates, Russell Westbrook dubbed Anthony Davis as “the ultimate weapon” and vowed to maximize the big man’s impact for the Los Angeles Lakers this season. “He’s one of a kind,” Westbrook said of Davis on Wednesday. “There’s nobody like him who
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Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports New disturbing details have emerged following Jon Jones’ domestic violence arrest by Curtis Calhoun If you’ve ever dreamed about being invited to ride on Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson’s boat, there are three rules that you must be able to follow.  Now that Golden
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8:03 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN The NBA informed its teams Tuesday night that it is finalizing an agreement with the National Basketball Players Association on a set of health and safety protocols for the upcoming regular season, according to information in a memo obtained by ESPN. The protocols will require unvaccinated players to be under
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Lonzo Ball hasn’t ascended to stardom, but the 24-year-old is one of the smartest players in the NBA and only getting better. Lonzo Ball is not a star, and each facet of his game is grounded in that fact. Where many NBA players stretch themselves beyond their limits, Ball seems to work under no delusions
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Cade Cunningham is a franchise-changing talent. But the Detroit Pistons will need to be patient with him as he grows into himself. The night Cade Cunningham went first in the draft to the Detroit Pistons, Kendrick Perkins called him the most complete draftee since LeBron James. Anthony Davis and Luka Dončić may disagree, but simply
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Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) College football conference power rankings: ACC’s golden goose is cooked by Nick Villano 5 best fantasy football matchups to exploit for Week 4 by Frankie Licausi During Warriors’ media day, Klay Thompson hilariously photobombed Steph Curry. As stated by Golden State Warriors general
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3:56 PM ET EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — LeBron James said he initially felt “skepticism” regarding the COVID-19 vaccine but ultimately decided to get it for the well-being of himself, his family and his team. “You’re always trying to figure out ways that you can just be available and protect one another and put yourself in
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9:51 AM ET Indiana Pacers guard Caris LeVert has a stress fracture in his back, but there’s optimism that it could only be a minor setback and he could return sometime around the start of the season, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Tuesday. LeVert, who was traded to Indiana from Brooklyn as part of
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4:59 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN The Denver Nuggets and forward Michael Porter Jr. have agreed on a five-year designated maximum extension that could be worth up to $207 million, Porter’s agent Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Porter will hit that $207 million number if he makes one of the three All-NBA
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Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Georgia injury report: Dawgs gets great updates on injured starters ahead of Arkansas showdown by Ethan Lee Joel Embiid took time during the Philadelphia 76ers’ media day to address the ongoing Ben Simmons saga. All-star point guard Ben Simmons has dominated most of the NBA off-season talk. It was
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12:16 PM ET Four-time NBA champion Manu Ginobili — one of the greatest international players in basketball history — is returning to the San Antonio Spurs as a special advisor to basketball operations, sources told ESPN. Ginobili, 44, will work in a player-centric role focusing on the on-and-off court development of a young Spurs roster,
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4:38 PM ET Associated Press PHOENIX — Suns guard Devin Booker will miss the start of training camp after being placed in the NBA’s health and safety protocols. The Suns said Sunday that the two-time All-Star won’t participate in Monday’s media day. The team said it would have no further updates until he’s ready for
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2:36 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — Chicago Bulls forward Patrick Williams has a severe left ankle sprain that could cause him to miss the start of the season. The news announced Friday is a blow for a team hoping to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference after some major offseason moves. The Bulls
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