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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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The Cleveland Cavaliers may have a $300 million roster next season if LeBron James remains with the franchise. When the dust settled following their sweeping trades last week, the Cavs put themselves in position to break records if they elect to keep their new core together. And, most importantly, if James elects to re-sign in
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Six-time NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire will join the Big3 League, according to a source. Stoudemire will serve as a captain of the Tri-State team, alongside Jermaine O’Neal and Nate Robinson, per a source. An official announcement is expected later Wednesday. Stoudemire, 35, is among 22 former NBA players to commit to the summertime 3-on-3 league
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