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Which player had the best sneakers in the NBA during Week 7?

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9:35 AM ET Nick DePaulaESPN Already this season, we’re seeing players take themselves less and less serious with their custom sneaker themes, perhaps none more than the first week of December. After launching his own “LG9” signature shoe with upstart brand Q4 Sports a year ago, Detroit Pistons shooting guard...
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NBA DFS Daily Plays on DraftKings, FanDuel and Yahoo for December 3

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTY4NDg4NzE5OTk1NjQzNzM1/kawhi-leonard.jpg Corey Parson NBA DFS (Tuesday, December 3) Here is the “Giving Tuesday” version of SI Fantasy’s NBA DFS daily plays. Tuesday night brings us a seven-game NBA slate for DFS. There should be plenty of fantasy fireworks as four games have an implied total of over 255. The highest...
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Paul George — Knew Russell Westbrook, James Harden pairing with Rockets would work

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PLAYA VISTA, Calif. — Paul George and Russell Westbrook might’ve gone their separate ways, but George immediately thought his former teammate would fit in just fine with James Harden. Not long after George worked a trade out with the Oklahoma City Thunder to go home and play for the LA...
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Russell Westbrook — Don’t normalize James Harden’s greatness

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HOUSTON — James Harden‘s scoring average for the season dipped slightly Monday, when he scored 36 points in the Houston Rockets‘ 132-108 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. That puts in perspective how productive Harden has been for the Rockets, who have won eight consecutive games, with Harden scoring more...
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Russell Westbrook on Patrick Beverley — ‘He don’t guard nobody, man’

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HOUSTON — Notorious pest Patrick Beverley‘s reputation as an elite defender isn’t accurate, according to Russell Westbrook, who cited James Harden‘s 47-point performance in the Houston Rockets‘ 102-93 win Wednesday over the LA Clippers as proof. “Pat Bev trick y’all, man, like he playing defense,” Westbrook said. “He don’t guard...
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Three key questions about Houston’s grand Westbrook experiment

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Houston, we have a Westbrook … now what? Following the initial shock of the Russell Westbrook trade to the Houston Rockets, there were three immediate questions about the superstar on the court: Can Westbrook shoot well enough to play in Houston’s system? Can Westbrook and James Harden coexist? Does Westbrook...
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Houston Rockets-Washington Wizards shootout sets record for game decided by single point

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The Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards battled to a final score Wednesday night that looked more like the result of an All-Star Game than an early season matchup, combining to score 317 points, the most in an NBA game decided by a single point. The Rockets needed every one of...
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James Harden, Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal stole the Houston-D.C. spotlight

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While the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals were staging an epic World Series Game 7 in Houston, the Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards were playing one of the most incredible NBA games in recent memory, packed with enough historic milestones to fill a record book. In the end, James Harden‘s...
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Russell Westbrook leads Rockets’ win over Thunder — ‘When I hoop, I have no friends’

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HOUSTON — Russell Westbrook, dressed in shiny black pants and a sleeveless NASCAR T-shirt, stopped by the visitors locker room on the way out of the Toyota Center on Monday night. Westbrook chatted with former teammates such as Steven Adams and Andre Roberson, as well as some staffers he knew...
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Welcome back? We’re rating every NBA reunion for 2019-20

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After an offseason of furious player movement — including eight 2019 All-Stars changing teams — one intriguing storyline of this NBA season will be how players are received by fans when they return to the city they left. Some will be easier to predict than others. Kyrie Irving in Boston?...
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Russell Westbrook passes Magic Johnson for 2nd on all-time triple-double list

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HOUSTON — Russell Westbrook climbed a rung on the all-time triple-doubles list by recording his first with the Houston Rockets. Westbrook’s outing Saturday night against the New Orleans Pelicans was the 139th triple-double of his career, moving him past Magic Johnson for second all-time behind Oscar Robertson. Westbrook finished with...
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How the Milwaukee Bucks outlasted two MVPs without their own

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HOUSTON — Giannis Antetokounmpo wanted to protest the call but knew he didn’t have the case. The reigning MVP had nobody to be mad at but himself as he made the long walk from the opposite baseline to the Milwaukee Bucks bench. Antetokounmpo had been absolutely dominant since halftime of...
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‘Just figure it out’ – Inside Houston’s plan for a Harden-Westbrook backcourt

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IT WAS THE bottom of the ninth inning inside Houston’s Minute Maid Park, and James Harden and Russell Westbrook sported matching orange Astros jerseys, taking in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series from the first row behind the backstop. Some 20 feet away, Astros All-Star Jose Altuve had...
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Rockets’ Russell Westbrook aggravates finger injury vs. Heat

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MIAMI — The Houston Rockets‘ final preseason game Friday night didn’t go as smoothly as hoped. Russell Westbrook — who has been dealing with some dislocated fingers on his right hand — left the team’s game against the Miami Heat in the fourth quarter in obvious discomfort. The star point...
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NBA sorry reporter’s China question stopped

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The NBA said it does not condone stopping a reporter from asking Houston Rockets stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook a question about the recent China controversy. During a news conference Thursday following the Rockets-Raptors preseason game in Tokyo, a reporter from CNN asked Harden and Westbrook if they would...
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Here’s why NBA players make more money than MLB and NFL athletes — both on and off the court

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The NFL is one of the biggest and most profitable sports leagues in the United States, yet average player salaries are less than their peers in the MLB and NBA. Source link: Click here for more
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Westbrook to sit Rockets’ preseason game

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Guard Russell Westbrook will sit out the Houston Rockets‘ preseason opener against the Shanghai Sharks on Monday night, a source told ESPN. The Rockets are taking a cautious approach during the preseason with Westbrook, who underwent arthroscopic surgery in the spring to clean up his right knee. Westbrook, 30, the...
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Russell Westbrook calls James Harden pairing ‘scary’ for rest of NBA

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HOUSTON — Russell Westbrook offered something of a warning to the rest of the NBA regarding his reunion with new Houston Rockets teammate James Harden. “It’s going to be scary, that’s all I can tell you,” Westbrook said during Rockets media day Friday. “It’s going to be scary — not...

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