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Former Spurs center Tiago Splitter has officially announced his retirement from the NBA. After battling a chronic hip injury the last two years, the 33-year-old from Brazil said in a post on his Twitter account that “the time to say goodbye” has come after a seven-year NBA career. There’s nothing better in the world than
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NEW YORK — A new format for the NBA All-Star Game had a negligible impact on television ratings. Total viewership for the game was down slightly compared to last year, although it improved over 2014, the previous time the league’s midseason showcase faced competition from the Winter Olympics. Turner Sports announced on Monday that the
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Let’s call the NBA All-Star Game for what it is: It’s a 2½-hour dunk contest with fancy passes and intermittent 40-footers that results in well over 300 total points. It’s fun! But competitive basketball … it is not. The league, to its credit, has implemented changes (televise the darn draft next year!) to quiet the
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The NBA Slam Dunk Contest is the main event of All-Star Saturday and arguably the most subjective event of the weekend. Here’s how the high-flying quartet graded out in an exhibition of showmanship that included tributes to three legendary dunkers. Donovan MitchellJazzGuard | Grade: A Round 1: 48 + 50 = 98 Round 2: 50
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1:18 Relive Michael Jordan’s incredible 55-point performance against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden, just his fifth game back from his first retirement in 1995. The GOAT, Michael Jordan, turns 55 on Saturday. And in honor of No. 23, here are 23 things you might not know about His Airness: 1. Since he’s now 55,
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For the third time in four years with this format, the World Team beat Team USA in the Rising Stars Challenge, earning a resounding 155-124 victory in Los Angeles. The final margin was the second-largest ever in this game, behind only the Sophomores’ win over the Rookies in 2007. World Team Bogdan BogdanovicKings (Serbia)Guard |
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MINNEAPOLIS — With several former players, including Chauncey Billups and Latrell Sprewell, watching on, the Minnesota Timberwolves unveiled a “Flip” banner at the top of the Target Center as the organization paid tribute to Flip Saunders on Thursday. Saunders, who was a basketball fixture in the state of Minnesota having starred collegiately at the University
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