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Olivia Munn’s bikini clip counts George Kittle, Paul George as fans

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Scooter Braun and actress Jamie Chung weren’t the only notable names who caught Olivia Munn’s birthday bikini video. Over the weekend, 49ers tight end George Kittle and Clippers forward Paul George were among the 336,000 who double-tapped Munn’s Instagram post from Friday, according to a screenshot from SportsGossip.com. UFC’s Dana......
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Inside look at what makes Knicks’ World Wide Wes’ a polarizing figure

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Last week’s Knicks press release quoted new executive VP William Wesley on his “long history with and respect for Jim Dolan.’’ Sources confirm Wesley has been in the Knicks owner’s ear for 15 years, working behind the scenes. As is his custom. A Knicks coach from the Glen Grunwald era......
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Nets plan on getting Jarrett Allen reinforcements for NBA restart

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The Nets only have a dozen healthy players they can count on as they prepare to head to Orlando, and just one legitimate big man after their frontcourt got decimated by injuries and coronavirus. But it sounds like they are on the verge of adding some reinforcements, and they most......
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Nets’ Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot has chance to make mark

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Sometimes it takes an outside eye for perspective. And as Nets wing Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot’s friends and family back home in France watch the U.S. fail to slow the coronavirus — and many Americans refuse to act responsibly — they can’t help but be stunned. “Yeah, they’ve been really questioning myself......
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Ex-Knick Marshall Plumlee takes skills from court to US Army

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It’s as if the Plumlees made a point not to stand apart. Marshall, Mason and Miles are neighbors in baby-name books. The three brothers are separated by less than four years in age. Each stands at least 6-foot-10. Each played at Duke. Each reached the NBA. But when each calls......
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NBA, union agree on 29 approved social justice messages for jerseys

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The options for the NBA’s social justice messages are set. Players will have a list of 29 statements to choose from to put on the back of their jerseys in place of their names for the first four days of the league’s resumption in Orlando, ESPN’s The Undefeated reported Friday.......
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How Duke women’s basketball can replace coach Joanne P. McCallie

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3:00 PM ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. Joanne P. McCallie stepped down at Duke on Thursday after 13 seasons in Durham, North Carolina.......
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With the help of WNBA star Maya Moore, Missouri man finally goes free

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Watch CBSN Live With WNBA star Maya Moore’s help, Jonathan Irons, now 40, has been released from prison after being jailed since he was 16 years old. His conviction was overturned in March. Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc.......
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Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard not sure NBA players will follow bubble protocols

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One star doesn’t think his fellow NBA players will follow all the rules and protocols in the bubble when the league restarts on July 30 at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex. “My confidence ain’t great,” Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard said with a laugh in an ESPN.com......
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Mavericks re-sign Trey Burke after Willie Cauley-Stein opts out of resumed season

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DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks signed guard Trey Burke on Wednesday after center Willie Cauley-Stein decided not to rejoin the team for the planned resumption of the season. Burke spent part of the 2018-19 season with the Mavericks after coming over in the blockbuster trade that also brought Kristaps Porzingis......
New York Times - Sports

Reality Seeps In: Basketball Is Starting, and the Virus Is Still Here

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Marc Stein July is supposed to be a magical month in the N.B.A. The mere mention of it evokes images of the feast known as free agency that, as we all understand by now, means as much (or more) to some fans as the games themselves. The calendar flipped Wednesday,......
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TBT 2020: The college basketball games TBT stars can’t forget

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On July 4, the seventh annual edition of The Basketball Tournament, a winner-take-all event for a $1 million prize, will commence in Columbus, Ohio. Precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic have included shrinking the pool to 24 teams, holding the tournament in a central location (Nationwide Arena) and demanding an......
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NBA to put ‘Black Lives Matter’ on courts for rest of season

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The NBA’s plan to highlight social-justice issues when play restarts reportedly will start from the ground up. The courts that will be used for games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla., will have “Black Lives Matter” painted on them, ESPN reported Monday. The NBA will......
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Basketball phenom Emoni Bates surprisingly commits to Michigan State

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Emoni Bates, the No. 1 ranked player in the class of 2022 and considered by many to be the best high school prospect since LeBron James, announced his verbal commitment to Michigan State on Monday. But it’s unlikely the 6-foot-8 forward prodigy will ever become a Spartan. Bates wasn’t heavily......
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Ja Morant apologizes for anti-police post, says good cops need ‘to step up’

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Ja Morant wants another shot at getting his message across. The Grizzlies rookie apologized Monday for reposting an image that suggested he should wear an anti-police slogan on the back of his jersey when the NBA returns. The NBA and its Players Assocation are reportedly in discussions to allow players......
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NBA plans to let players have social justice messages on jerseys

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NBA players could have social justice statements on their jerseys when the season resumes on July 30 in Orlando, Fla. The league and the NBA Basketball Players Association are in discussions to let players wear a social statement on the back of their jerseys in place of their last name,......
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ESPN: LeBron James’ ‘The Decision’ was a fan’s idea

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Nearly 10 years after LeBron James announced his decision to play for the Miami Heat on a live show on ESPN titled “The Decision,” the network revealed Saturday that the idea for the show actually came from a fan. There have long been rumors that a fan actually came up......
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Kings’ Jabari Parker seen playing tennis after positive coronavirus test

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Three days after announcing he had tested positive for COVID-19, Sacramento Kings forward Jabari Parker was spotted playing tennis in Chicago without a mask, after reportedly going out to a restaurant recently. TMZ published pair of photos showing Parker playing tennis without a mask, and said the photos were taken......
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Why HBCUs could again become serious options for elite basketball prospects

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“Going to an HBCU wouldn’t be too bad…” Those were the words of high school basketball phenom Mikey Williams in a June 2 tweet, just days after a weekend filled with protests and social unrest across the country. Williams’ statement about potentially playing for a historically Black college or university......
New York Times - Sports

Basketball and Barkley Hendricks: The Lesser Known Work of an Influential Artist

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Sopan Deb Breaking the rules always came easy to Barkley L. Hendricks. One of the most influential artists and photographers of the 20th century, he was best known for his portrayal of everyday black life in the United States. He often eschewed convention and experimented with shapes and space in......

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