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Kawhi’s in a video, Trae Young and Tom Brady react to Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’

12:47 PM ET Jeremy WillisESPN.com At long last, Drake’s new album “Certified Lover Boy” has been released. With Drake’s ever-shifting sports fandom and ubiquitous presence at sporting events, the sports world has been buzzing since the album finally dropped around 1 a.m. ET Friday morning. The album, originally expected to......

NBA Offseason Report Cards: Grading Every Team in the East

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Coming off an 18-month stretch that included postseason play inside a single-site bubble, extended isolation from friends and family, an abundance of injuries that were (somewhat) brought on by an atypically tight regular-season schedule and shortened offseason, dozens of players either contracting COVID-19 themselves or being held out of games......

NBA Power Rankings: Who are the league’s best teams now?

How has the NBA’s landscape changed after the draft and free agency? The biggest shocker came on draft night, when the Los Angeles Lakers sprung a deal with the Washington Wizards to land former MVP Russell Westbrook. The move created the league’s newest superstar Big Three of Westbrook, LeBron James......

The magical day Kobe Bryant became Lord of the Rings at Rucker Park

ON JULY 18, 2002, Kobe Bryant approached Rucker Park, the streetball institution in Harlem. He wore a powder blue sleeveless shirt and dark shades; an oversized key-pendant swung from his chain with each step. Onlookers sprinted toward the park’s metal fencing, meant to separate superstars from the streets, to catch......

Report: NBA Investigating Ball, Lowry Sign-and-Trade Deals

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgyOTkyMTg2NzUxOTg1MDU5/kyle-lowry-lonzo-ball.jpg Joseph Salvador The NBA is investigating potential tampering violations involving the sign-and-trade deals involving the Bulls’ acquisition of Lonzo Ball and the Heat’s deal for Kyle Lowry, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.  The probe will investigate “illegal contact among teams and players ahead of the opening of free agency on......

Sources: NBA to investigate Lonzo, Lowry deals

2:52 PM ET Adrian Wojnarowski Close Senior NBA Insider Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 Ramona Shelburne Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior writer for ESPN.com Spent seven years at the Los Angeles Daily News The NBA has opened up investigations into possible tampering violations involving two sign-and-trade......

Sources: Ujiri agrees to new deal with Raptors

Masai Ujiri, the architect of the franchise’s 2019 NBA championship team, has agreed to a significant new deal to become vice chairman and president of the Toronto Raptors, sources told ESPN on Thursday. His previous title was president. After arriving in Toronto in 2013 as general manager, Ujiri has established......

Heat land Lowry, retain Robinson on $90M deal

6:59 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN After spending the past nine years with the Toronto Raptors and becoming arguably the greatest player in that franchise’s history — including leading them to their only championship in 2019 — point guard Kyle Lowry is joining the Miami Heat in a sign-and-trade deal. Lowry......

Sources: Raptors, Trent agree to 3-year, $54M deal

7:33 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN The Toronto Raptors agreed to a three-year, $54 million deal with restricted free-agent guard Gary Trent Jr. on Monday evening, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The third year is a player option, sources said. The Raptors had acquired Trent from the Portland Trail Blazers before......

Grading Kyle Lowry’s $90M Deal With the Heat

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc5ODUwNTkxNTgzODczMDEz/kyle-lowry.jpg Rohan Nadkarni Kyle Lowry is headed to the Heat, the guard confirmed in a Twitter post Monday. He will reportedly sign a three-year, $90 million deal with Miami, which is acquiring the 35-year old via a sign-and-trade. Toronto will reportedly receive Goran Dragić, Precious Achiuwa and a second-round pick to......

Report: Heat Eyeing Kyle Lowry in Sign-and-Trade With Raptors

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Nick Selbe On the eve of the start of the NBA’s free agency period, the Heat are reportedly angling to be frontrunners to land All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry in a sign-and-trade with the Raptors, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.......

Sources: Heat aiming to be front-runner for Lowry

The Miami Heat are positioning themselves to become front-runners to land Kyle Lowry in a sign-and-trade agreement once discussions are permitted to begin with the opening of NBA free agency on Monday, sources told ESPN. Lowry has long been intrigued with joining Heat star Jimmy Butler and the Miami organization,......

NBA Power Rankings, way-too-early edition: Where the Bucks, Suns and every team stand right now

The Milwaukee Bucks are the 2021 NBA champions after rallying from a 2-0 series deficit against the Phoenix Suns. Now what? We’re not wasting any time spinning forward to next season, where a host of current contenders and potential superteams will aim to unseat Giannis Antetokounmpo & Co. in 2022.......

Toronto Raptors’ star Kyle Lowry receives honorary degree from Acadia University

Kyle Lowry, adds another milestone achievement to his long list of accomplishments. NBA champion and Toronto Raptors’ star point guard has received an honorary doctorate degree in Humanities from Nova Scotia’s Acadia University. Earlier in the year against the Milwaukee Bucks, Lowry eclipsed 10,000 points with the Raptors, joining Chris......

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