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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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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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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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NBA end of season awards: LeBron’s brilliance to the mystery of Markelle Fultz

JR Smith runs out of time while Bryan Colangelo (allegedly) spends too much time online in our highlights and lowlights of the 2017-2018 seasonIt may be hard to appreciate now after its rather abrupt ending, but it was a fun NBA season. While the “real…

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Which team will LeBron James head to after defeat in the NBA finals?

Following the Cleveland Cavaliers’ loss to the Golden State Warriors, the best player in basketball is facing free agency. Where will he end up next?In some respects you should feel sorry for the Golden State Warriors. They’ve just won a second straigh…

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76ers GM quits after claims he used fake Twitter accounts to attack own players

Bryan Colangelo resigned as the Philadelphia 76ers’ president of basketball operations, the team confirmed on ThursdayBryan Colangelo has resigned as the Philadelphia 76ers’ president of basketball operations, the team confirmed on Thursday. Colangelo’…

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76ers executive allegedly attacked own players using fake Twitter accounts

Bryan Colangelo also defended his dress sense on accountsPresident of basketball operations admits on account is hisThe Philadelphia 76ers president of basketball operations, Bryan Colangelo, has become involved in a bizarre story involving fake Twitte…

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Celtics survive nailbiter against 76ers to make Eastern Conference finals

Boston beat Philadelphia 114-112 to seal series 4-1Celtics will now face Cleveland Cavaliers for place in NBA finalsJayson Tatum caught a pass underneath the basket, shook off a hit and went up for the go-ahead lay-up with 23 seconds left as the Boston…

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Cleveland Cavaliers ride 10th straight playoff win over Raptors into East finals

LeBron does it all (again) as Cleveland complete sweep of TorontoCavaliers eliminate Raptors from playoffs for third straight yearPhiladelphia win 103-92 behind TJ McConnell’s career-high 19Sixers stave off elimination after losing first three games of…

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Meek Mill, choppered to arena after prison release, rings bell at Sixers game

Newly freed rapper arrives at arena in time to ring ceremonial bellSixers can clinch place in Eastern Conference semi-finals with winNewly freed rapper Meek Mill, one hour after his release from incarceration on a decade-old drug and guns conviction, r…

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NBA playoffs: Warriors race past Spurs as Heat end Sixers’ 17-game win streak

Golden State stake two-games-to-none lead over San AntonioDwyane Wade scores 28 off bench as Heat tie series at one-allEmbiid on Instagram: “fucking sick and tired of being babied”Kevin Durant sparked a decisive third-quarter run on the way to 32 point…

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‘It’s just wrong’: Patriots owner Robert Kraft visits Meek Mill in prison

Patriots owner visits jailed rapper in Pennsylvania state prisonAfter visit, Kraft calls for criminal justice reform: ‘It’s just wrong’New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is calling for reform of the criminal justice system after visiting rapper Me…

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‘Anti-Australian conspiracy’: MP protests at NBA snub to Ben Simmons

Exclusion from All-Star team raised in parliament Melbourne-born Philadelphia star could yet be selectedThe case for Ben Simmons to be included in the NBA All-Star team has gone all the way to the Australian federal parliament.MP Tim Watts made an impa…

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Boston Celtics rally to beat Philadelphia 76ers in lively NBA London showcase

• Boston 114-103 Philadelphia• Jaylen Brown leads comeback from 22-point deficit at O2 ArenaThe Boston Celtics rallied from 22 points down to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-103 and boost their NBA title credentials at the O2 Arena in London.Jaylen Bro…

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Australian basketball great Shane Heal to stand trial on fraud charges

Former NBA player accused of defrauding former friend and mentor Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown, of $750,000Australian basketball great Shane Heal is poised to stand trial in Brisbane over allegations he defrauded Philadelphia 76ers NBA coach Bre…

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From Least Valuable Player to non-play of the year: our NBA season awards

Find out who the big winners of the 2016-17 NBA season were. Note: the Golden State Warriors may make a few appearances

On Monday night, the NBA finally handed out its regular season awards, roughly 3m years after the last game of the 2017 finals. But why trust the league when you have us here at the Guardian? OK, sure, we will admit that some of the categories that follow are not official. In fact, a few of these “awards” might be more accurately classified as “insults,” but we assure you that they will combine to give you a perfect picture of the 2016-17 NBA season.

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From Least Valuable Player to non-play of the year: our NBA season awards

Find out who the big winners of the 2016-17 NBA season were. Note: the Golden State Warriors may make a few appearances

On Monday night, the NBA finally handed out its regular season awards, roughly 3m years after the last game of the 2017 finals. But why trust the league when you have us here at the Guardian? OK, sure, we will admit that some of the categories that follow are not official. In fact, a few of these “awards” might be more accurately classified as “insults,” but we assure you that they will combine to give you a perfect picture of the 2016-17 NBA season.

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NBA draft: social media error sees Fultz heading No1 to (team name) and (City)

  • Lonzo Ball will stay in California to play for Los Angeles Lakers
  • Boston Celtics take Jayson Tatum at No3 overall
  • Timberwolves trade for Jimmy Butler in deal with Bulls

The Philadelphia 76ers got the player they wanted and Lonzo Ball the team he wanted. The 76ers selected guard Markelle Fultz on Thursday night with the No1 pick and the Lakers followed by taking Ball, the start of a record-setting run of one-and-dones in the NBA draft. The point guards from the Pac-12 Conference began a run of seven straight freshmen. Nine of the first 10 selections played just one season of college ball.

Fultz’s selection was made all the more memorable when a pre-written template on his Instagram page wasn’t filled out correctly, leaving the interesting caption: “Excited to head to (City) and join the (team name).” It was unclear at the time of publication who (team name) were hoping to select in the second round or what the fans in (City) thought of Thursday’s events.

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‘Heartbroken’ Ben Simmons to miss rest of NBA season with injury

  • 76ers’ No1 draft pick hasn’t recovered from surgery on his right foot
  • GM Colangelo says: ‘He wants to play. It’s eating him alive, I’m sure’

Ben Simmons has been ruled out for the rest of the season with injury – and 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo said the No1 draft pick was “heartbroken” at the news.

Related: The Philadelphia 76ers’ bold bet on failure is paying off ahead of schedule

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‘Heartbroken’ Ben Simmons to miss rest of NBA season with injury

  • 76ers’ No1 draft pick hasn’t recovered from surgery on his right foot
  • GM Colangelo says: ‘He wants to play. It’s eating him alive, I’m sure’

Ben Simmons has been ruled out for the rest of the season with injury – and 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo said the No1 draft pick was “heartbroken” at the news.

Related: The Philadelphia 76ers’ bold bet on failure is paying off ahead of schedule

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