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Giannis Antetokounmpo hoping Milwaukee Bucks’ undefeated preseason built good habits

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12:11 AM ET Eric WoodyardESPN MILWAUKEE — Two things stood out to Giannis Antetokounmpo as he glanced at the stat sheet in front of media members Thursday night following the Milwaukee Bucks‘ first undefeated preseason since 1997: 3s and turnovers. Despite the Bucks committing 21 turnovers while going 11-for-40 (27.5...
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Harrison Barnes, Malik Jackson paying for funeral of woman killed in home by police officer

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Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes and his wife and Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Malik Jackson have offered to pay for the funeral of a Fort Worth, Texas, woman killed in her home by a police officer last week. Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was taking care of her 8-year-old nephew Saturday when...
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Zion Williamson of New Orleans Pelicans will miss preseason finale with knee soreness

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5:28 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN The New Orleans Pelicans announced that rookie Zion Williamson will miss the team’s final preseason game because of right knee soreness. The Pelicans traveled to New York to take on the Knicks on Friday, but Williamson did not make the trip. The team said Williamson...
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Zion Williamson will miss New Orleans Pelicans’ preseason finale with knee soreness

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5:28 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN The New Orleans Pelicans announced that rookie Zion Williamson will miss the team’s final preseason game because of right knee soreness. The Pelicans traveled to New York to take on the Knicks on Friday, but Williamson did not make the trip. The team said Williamson...
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NBA commissioner Adam Silver says financial losses in China ‘substantial’

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NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday that the league is already dealing with “fairly dramatic” financial consequences from Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey’s support of Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters. “The losses have already been substantial,” Silver said at the Time 100 Summit, in his first public comments about the NBA’s...
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GMs pick Clippers as champions, Giannis Antetokounmpo as MVP

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1:26 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN In NBA.com’s annual survey of the league’s 30 general managers, Giannis Antetokounmpo was picked to repeat as the MVP, the Los Angeles Clippers were tabbed to win their first championship, and Zion Williamson was crowned the league’s most athletic player before ever taking part in...
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Emotional Michael Jordan unveils first of two medical clinics in Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An emotional Michael Jordan unveiled the first of two medical clinics he and his family funded in Charlotte, North Carolina, that will provide care to underprivileged members of the community. The six-time NBA champion and Hornets owner was on hand Thursday for the grand opening of the...
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How the Clippers will unleash their new superstar duo

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ON A JUNE night this past summer, LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers was dining with a group of golf buddies at Madeo, an Italian restaurant for a well-fixed clientele in Beverly Hills. The NBA’s free agency period was approaching, and Rivers was future-tripping. The Clippers were leading contenders to acquire...
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Beal, Wizards agree to 2-year, $72M extension

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In a commitment carrying leaguewide ramifications, Washington Wizards All-Star guard Bradley Beal has agreed to extend his deal for two years on a $72 million maximum contract, agent Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports told ESPN on Thursday morning. Beal’s extension, which begins with the 2021-22 season, includes a player option...
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Draymond Green says teams deserve more blame when top picks don’t pan out

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LOS ANGELES — Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green believes that poorly run organizations don’t get nearly enough blame when top draft picks don’t pan out. Green, who has developed into one of the league’s most respected players after being selected in the second round of the 2012 draft by...
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Anthony Davis shares Los Angeles Lakers’ offensive load in Staples preseason debut

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LOS ANGELES — Anthony Davis scanned the halftime stats Wednesday night in his debut playing at Staples Center in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform and noticed an uneven equation: He had only six points on 2-for-4 shooting, yet the Lakers were up 26 points on the Golden State Warriors. He...
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Fantasy basketball – Bam Adebayo among deep sleepers

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Pascal Siakam was a late-round gem who swung fantasy titles in addition to the actual NBA championship last season. Siakam is the type of team-altering acquisition who makes fantasy hoops such a rewarding endeavor. There is nothing quite as sweet as successfully identifying a breakout player in the later rounds...
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Hong Kong protesters are punishing brands that take China’s side

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Hong Kong — LeBron James, a beloved athlete in Hong Kong, has now become a target for anger. The NBA star’s remarks earlier this week, which appeared to support China rather than pro-democracy demonstrators in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, outraged the protesters. Those protesters are also punishing major U.S. brands...
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Inside LeBron James’ and Adam Silver’s make-or-break moments in China

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SHANGHAI’S SKYLINE IS breathtaking. The Oriental Pearl Radio & Television Tower looks like a giant ray gun pointed up to the heavens. The Shanghai Tower twists and climbs 128 stories into the clouds. The Shanghai World Financial Center showcases at its peak a trapezoid-shaped aperture so big that a helicopter...
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LeBron James says he’s turning his focus from China to a championship

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — LeBron James said Tuesday he had not seen reports of protesters in Hong Kong trampling on his jerseys and even watching one burn following his comments about Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s tweet that sparked turmoil and tension between China and the NBA. A day...
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Rockets’ Gerald Green likely done for season

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Key Houston Rockets reserve wing Gerald Green likely suffered a Lisfranc fracture in his left foot that would require season-ending surgery, league sources told ESPN. A source said that Green is seeing another specialist Tuesday to receive confirmation. Green suffered the injury during Thursday’s preseason win over the Toronto Raptors...
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LeBron James jerseys burned by Hong Kong protesters today after NBA star’s comments on Daryl Morey tweet

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Hong Kong protesters on Tuesday trampled LeBron James jerseys and gathered in a semicircle to watch one burn. James’ standing among basketball fans in Hong Kong took a hit over his recent comments suggesting that free speech can have negative consequences. The protesters chanted support for Houston Rockets general manager...

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