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on-5 – Can LeBron catch Giannis for MVP?

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Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo helped the Milwaukee Bucks clinch the earliest NBA playoff berth in 15 seasons on Sunday. Meanwhile, LeBron James has the Los Angeles Lakers at the top of the Western Conference, but is that enough to stop Antetokounmpo from repeating as MVP? Will Zion Williamson make an......
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Zion Williamson dominates again as Pelicans pound Trail Blazers

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here PORTLAND, Ore. — Zion Williamson hears the accolades but insists he’s still getting comfortable in his new job. He had 25 points for his seventh straight game with at least 20, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the......
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NBA All-Star Game trophy will be named after Kobe Bryant

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here CHICAGO — One more permanent honor went to Kobe Bryant on Saturday night. Starting with Sunday’s All-Star Game, the exhibition’s MVP trophy will forever be named after Kobe Bryant, commissioner Adam Silver announced at his annual press conference.......
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Zion Williamson bends rim on dunk in Rising Stars Challenge

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here It was a guarantee that Zion Williamson would make his mark during Friday’s Rising Star Challenge. But bending a rim? The New Orleans Pelicans rookie sensation bent the rim on a hellacious two-handed slam in the first half......
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MVP Miles Bridges leads U.S. over World in Rising Stars Challenge

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CHICAGO — Miles Bridges soared like his boss in Chicago. Zion Williamson delivered his share of punishing dunks, even damaging the rim. It all added up to a high-flying start to the NBA’s All-Star Weekend. Bridges scored 20 points and took MVP honors, Eric Paschall added 23, and the U.S.......
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Zion damages rim, Miles Bridges wins MVP in Rising Stars Challenge

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges took home the MVP award in the 2020 Rising Stars Game at All-Star Weekend as Team USA knocked off Team World, 151-131. Bridges finished the victory with 20 points, five rebounds and five......
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Pelicans’ Zion Williamson damages rim in Rising Stars game

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CHICAGO — United Center rims proved to be no match for rookie Zion Williamson. After catching a lob pass from USA teammate Trae Young in Friday night’s Rising Stars Challenge game, Williamson slammed down a two-handed jam that caused the rim to bend. At halftime, spading experts had to bring......
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Pelicans’ Zion Williamson damages rim in Rising Stars Challenge

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CHICAGO — United Center rims proved no match for rookie Zion Williamson on Friday. After catching a lob pass from Team USA teammate Trae Young in the Rising Stars Challenge, Williamson slammed down a two-handed jam that caused the rim to bend. At halftime of the NBA All-Star Weekend event,......
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Michael Avenatti guilty: How Nike case conviction impacts NCAA, NBA

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael McCann Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti was convicted by a Manhattan federal jury on Friday of attempting to extort up to $25 million from Nike. Avenatti, 48, was also convicted of honest services wire fraud. The fraud charge stems from......
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The sneakers you’ll see NBA players wearing at All-Star Weekend

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8:00 AM ET Nick DePaulaESPN For a typical All-Star Weekend, sneaker brands will begin planing more than a year in advance, designing themes for their signature stars built around the host city — in this case, Chicago, which will host the NBA All-Star Game for the first time since 1988.......
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Giannis, Zion or Luka: Pick one NBA star to build a franchise around

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman If the 2020 NBA regular season has revealed anything, it’s that even with some of the biggest names in the sport barely playing or not playing at all—see Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant—the NBA is still rich with......
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Zion Williamson, Giannis Antetokounmpo battle in Pelicans-Bucks (video)

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Dan Gartland How strong is Zion? This Strong.  NBA on TNT If we’re lucky, last night’s Bucks-Pelicans game will have been the first matchup between two guys who will go at it for the next decade.  Giannis Antetokounmpo and Zion......
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Giannis Antetokounmpo says Zion Williamson has ‘a bright future’ after Bucks’ win

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12:19 AM ET Andrew LopezESPN NEW ORLEANS — Before Tuesday night’s matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and the New Orleans Pelicans, each coach warned that the game wasn’t just reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo against No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson. But that’s where most of the attention was focused. There......
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Zion Williamson outdoes Ja Morant in battle of top two picks

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here NEW ORLEANS — Zion Williamson even surprised himself when he vaulted upward to snare an overthrown alley-oop lob with his left hand, switched the ball to his right hand and laid it in before tumbling across the baseline.......
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Zion Williamson swaps jerseys with Ja Morant after dominating Grizzlies

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12:52 AM ET Andrew LopezESPN NEW ORLEANS — Zion Williamson and Ja Morant had been waiting for this moment. Williamson, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft by the New Orleans Pelicans, and Morant, the No. 2 overall pick by the Memphis Grizzlies, met at half court......
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Luka Doncic, Trae Young selected for Rising Stars game during All-Star Weekend

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12:41 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic, Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young and New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson headline the list of players selected to the Rising Stars game during All-Star Weekend, the NBA announced Friday. The game, to be played on Feb. 14 at the......
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Which player had the best sneakers in the NBA during Week 14?

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9:50 AM ET Nick DePaulaESPN While New Orleans Pelicans power forward Zion Williamson’s regular-season debut was likely the most anticipated first NBA game in 16 years, the 2019 No. 1 overall pick’s debut footwear was equally awaited among the sneaker community. The most high-profile rookie to enter the league since......
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Michael Jordan impressed with Zion Williamson after NBA debut

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Jenna West After Zion Williamson made his highly anticipated NBA debut this week, the Pelicans rookie received the highest compliment from Michael Jordan. Before the Hornets’ game against the Bucks in France on Friday, Jordan said he was blown away......

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