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Hero, villain or troll? Kyrie Irving remains the NBA’s oddest genius

To some the Brooklyn Nets guard is an entitled conspiracy theorist. To others he is a superstar millionaire with a conscienceMidway through the feature film Uncle Drew, the titular character confronts the coach who lured him and his over-the-hill teamm…

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No practice, no problem: James Harden explodes for triple-double in Nets debut

Harden logs 32 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds in Nets debutKevin Durant finishes with season-high 42 points in 122-115 winJames Harden delivered 32 points and a triple-double in his Brooklyn debut, Kevin Durant scored a season-high 42 points in his…

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Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving loses nearly $1m for Covid protocol violations

Irving’s forfeits salary for games missed during quarantineNets star was fined $50,000 for violating health protocolsKyrie Irving’s absence from the Brooklyn Nets has cost him nearly $1m.The NBA fined the point guard $50,000 on Friday for violating its…

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Like father like daughter: Trinity Rodman picked No 2 in NWSL draft

Soccer player shares sports talent with NBA star father DennisTrinity Rodman will play for Washington SpiritAnother member of the Rodman family is headed for the athletic spotlight.The Washington Spirit selected forward Trinity Rodman with the No 2 ove…

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James Harden reportedly traded to Brooklyn Nets in blockbuster deal

Rockets trade disgruntled superstar to Brooklyn on WednesdayHarden, 31, will team with Kevin Durant and Kyrie IrvingThe Brooklyn Nets have agreed to acquire three-time scoring champion James Harden from the Houston Rockets, a deal that reunites him wit…

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The pure joy of watching Steph Curry return to otherworldly form

The Golden State Warriors guard missed most of last season through injury but he is exactly the right kind of sick at the momentWhen news broke last Friday that Seth Curry had tested positive for the coronavirus, reactions were split. On one side, you …

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‘Not good enough’: James Harden says ‘crazy’ Rockets situation beyond repair

Harden’s caustic post-game comments reignite trade talksRockets weather second straight blowout loss to LA LakersJames Harden publicly acknowledged his discord with the Houston Rockets for the first time Tuesday night following back-to-back blowout los…

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Sixers made to play with seven available players due to Covid-19 and injuries

Sixers face Nuggets with seven players due to virus, injuriesDoc Rivers said he didn’t think game should be playedEmbiid, Simmons, Curry and Harris among missing startersNikola Jokic had 15 points and 12 assists to lead the Denver Nuggets past Philadel…

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Sixers made to play with seven available players due to Covid-19 and injuries

Sixers face Nuggets with seven players due to virus, injuriesDoc Rivers said he didn’t think game should be playedEmbiid, Simmons, Curry and Harris among missing startersNikola Jokic had 15 points and 12 assists to lead the Denver Nuggets past Philadel…

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‘We see two different USAs’: NBA players and coaches on Capitol riot – video

NBA coaches and players have responded to the storming of the US Capitol by Donald Trump supports on 6 January. Some pointed out the contrast between the police response to this and the heavy policing of Black Lives Matter protesters last year. ‘There’…

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‘We live in two Americas’: LeBron blasts ‘shameful’ Trump in scathing appraisal

James delivers withering rebuke of Trump after Lakers’ lossLakers star: ‘[Trump] cares about nobody besides himself’Spurs coach Popovich says Trump ‘enjoyed’ DC insurrectionLeBron James and his Los Angeles Lakers teammates were already upset after a Wi…

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NBA players weren’t surprised by DC. We live with white supremacy every day

Large parts of America were shocked at the invasion of the US Capitol by a pro-Trump mob. But Black athletes see such outrages all the timeThe silence has been deafening on the right. From the right-wing evangelicals who had prayed for Donald Trump to …

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Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons take knee on court after opening tip-off

Bucks and Pistons take knee after tip-off of Wednesday gameCeltics and Heat knelt for national anthem before their gameThe Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons took a knee following the opening tip-off of their game on Wednesday night at the Fiserv Foru…

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Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons take knee on court after opening tip-off

Bucks and Pistons take knee after tip-off of Wednesday gameCeltics and Heat knelt for national anthem before their gameThe Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons took a knee following the opening tip-off of their game on Wednesday night at the Fiserv Foru…

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Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons take knee on court after opening tip-off

Bucks and Pistons take knee after tip-off of Wednesday gameCeltics and Heat knelt for national anthem before their gameThe Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons took a knee following the opening tip-off of their game on Wednesday night at the Fiserv Foru…

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Unstoppable Stephen Curry crushes Blazers and scores career-best 62 points

Portland Trail Blazers 122-137 Golden State WarriorsTwo-time MVP explodes after injury-affected 2019-20Stephen Curry twirled an arm in the air to acknowledge a small cheering section of family members in a near-empty arena, then gleefully disappeared d…

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Unstoppable Stephen Curry crushes Blazers and scores career-best 62 points

Portland Trail Blazers 122-137 Golden State WarriorsTwo-time MVP explodes after injury-affected 2019-20Stephen Curry twirled an arm in the air to acknowledge a small cheering section of family members in a near-empty arena, then gleefully disappeared d…

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‘It’s a big deal’: Becky Hammon becomes first woman to coach NBA team – video

Becky Hammon said she would have preferred a victory over history after becoming the first woman to coach an NBA team. The assistant coach took over the San Antonio Spurs in the second quarter after coach Gregg Popovich was ejected in a 121-107 loss to…

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The most notable US athletes of 2020: No 1 – LeBron James, a man for all seasons

Nobody does it better than King James, who led the Los Angeles Lakers to a record-tying 17th NBA championship while elevating his activism to new heightsLast month an old interview of LeBron James resurfaced that quickly went viral on NBA Twitter. The …

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China drops Philadelphia 76ers broadcasts as Hong Kong row continues

Tencent has stopped live broadcasts of 76ers games in ChinaRift dates back to Sixers executive’s pro-democracy tweetChinese streaming giant Tencent has stopped live broadcasts of games by the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers in apparent protest at their new pr…