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Boston Celtics assistant said to have taken bribes while head coach at Penn

Jerome Allen ensnared in bribery case, Bloomberg reportsCeltics assistant alleged to have taken bribes while at PennAllen, 45, was head coach at Penn from 2009 through 2015Jerome Allen, a Boston Celtics assistant coach who previously served as the head…

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‘I felt anger’: why NBA star Marc Gasol helped crew a migrant rescue boat

While many of his fellow player spent the off-season on the beach, the Grizzlies center decided he could not watch a humanitarian crisis from the sidelinesMarc Gasol will never forget the terrified look on the face of Josefa, the Cameroonian woman left…

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Kawhi Leonard’s weird trade to the Raptors saw everybody and nobody win

The All-Star’s move from San Antonio to Toronto leaves both of the main players in the deal dissatisfied but it could work out in the long runOne of the most bizarre storylines in NBA history has almost, sort of, come to an end. And you know what’s ext…

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Raptors set to make risky blockbuster trade for Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard

2014 NBA finals MVP to move north in return for DeMar DeRozanLeonard could end up staying in Toronto for short timeMove comes after tension between Leonard and San Antonio The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio looks close to ending, with the Spurs reac…

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‘Sweep ya dorm room’: The strange day Kevin Durant took his beef with me to Instagram

I’m an 18-year-old aspiring journalist, so it was a little surprising when an NBA champion cropped up on my Instagram commentsLike many kids, I dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. I grew up envisioning myself scoring the winning touchdown in th…

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NBA: Curry attacks ‘dumbest’ criticism of Warriors as Durant argues with teenager

NBA champions have added another All-Star in DeMarcus CousinsCurry also weighs in on LeBron James’s move to LA LakersTeammate caught up in Instagram spat with high school studentStephen Curry has brushed off suggestions that the Golden State Warriors’ …

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Former NBA player Tyler Honeycutt found dead after police shootout

Former Kings and UCLA player said to be dead after standoffHoneycutt was taken by Kings in second round of 2011 draftA former coach and family friend says onetime Sacramento Kings and UCLA basketball player Tyler Honeycutt was found dead after a stando…

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Tony Parker signs with Hornets while Carmelo Anthony splits with Thunder

Spurs legend signs two-year deal with Charlotte HornetsCarmelo Anthony and Thunder mutually agree to part waysTony Parker’s heralded stint with the San Antonio Spurs is over after 17 seasons and four NBA championships.The six-time All-Star point guard …

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LeBron’s Lakers to competitive balance: NBA free agency winners and losers

A look back at the wildest few days of free agency in recent history: the winners (the Warriors, again), the losers (the Cavaliers, again) and all things King JamesAfter the Golden State Warriors swept to this year’s title, the joke was that the real N…

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Unbeatable Warriors add All-Star DeMarcus Cousins to become even more unbeatable

Reigning NBA champions now have five All-Stars on rosterCousins signs on budget one-year, $5.3m deal with Golden StateThe Golden State Warriors have come to terms with DeMarcus Cousins on a one-year, $5.3m deal, which means the champions now have a fif…

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LeBron James brings the LA Lakers what they crave the most: relevance

The three-time NBA champion is immersed in the lore of the league and he couldn’t resist the lure of winning a title with one of its most famous teamsThe Los Angeles Lakers needed to matter again, so they had no choice but to convince LeBron James to j…

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LeBron James representatives talk to 76ers as Cavs and Lakers wait in wings

NBA’s best player expected to make decision on future this weekLakers bid to sign James hit by Paul George staying with ThunderAll the latest free agency moves in one handy placeThe Philadelphia 76ers have a chance to pitch their process to LeBron Jame…

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NBA free agency: LeBron James and Paul George’s decisions imminent

LeBron James declines player option; Lakers, Cavaliers frontrunnersPaul George could team up with LeBron in LASpurs in talks with the Lakers over Kawhi Leonard 4.30am BST Marc Stein of the New York Times was the first to report that Kevin Durant plans …

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NBA free agency: live updates from every player and team

LeBron James, Paul George and Kawhi Leonard could all play for new teams next season. The Lakers are frontrunners for all three. Continue reading…

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As LeBron James enters free agency, a gnawing joylessness prevails | Les Carpenter

The NBA’s best player could be on his way out of Cleveland (again) after declining his player option on Friday, but there’s something hollow about his thankless pursuit of Michael Jordan’s six titlesLeBron James, who declined his player option with the…

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James Harden is a deserving NBA MVP even if fans find him hard to love

After several second-place finishes, the Houston Rockets star has won his first MVP award, capping off a year in which he proved his critics wrongJames Harden was literally speechless when he was named the NBA’s most valuable player on Monday night: he…

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Oscar Robertson on sports protests: ‘Where are the white athletes?’

NBA hall of famer says black athletes need help from teammatesRobertson says players must unite to take on ownersNBA hall of famer Oscar Robertson has said white athletes must do more to assist their black teammates in fighting social injustice.“I thin…

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Philadelphia guard Ben Simmons named NBA rookie of the year

Australian beats Donovan Mitchell and Jayson Tatum Averaged 15 points, eight rebounds and eight assistsAustralia’s Ben Simmons has joined basketball royalty by winning the NBA rookie of the year award. He joins a who’s who of the greats of the game wit…

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Grading the NBA draft: Which teams improved themselves right away?

A team-by-team analysis suggests some clubs will improve overnight while others won’t see returns for a few years (if ever)NBA draft 2018 – as it happenedThere may be no bigger gamble than the NBA draft: a four-hour procession of tall, young men with i…

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Deandre Ayton tabbed by Phoenix Suns with first overall pick in NBA draft

Suns take Arizona center with No 1 pick in Thursday’s draftHawks take Luka Doncic at No 3 before trading him to DallasKings take Bagley III at No 2; Grizzlies take Jackson Jr at No 4NBA draft 2018: Analysis of all 60 picks – as it happenedThe Phoenix S…