Post Up: Brodie At The Buzzer

Thunder 110 (34-26), Kings 107 (18-40) The most back-and-forth game of the night, fittingly, featured the craziest ending. The Thunder led by 23 after the first quarter before the Kings came storming back to take a five-point lead headed into the fourth. With OKC up by two, Justin Jackson tied it on a put-back with […]

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Giannis Antetokounmpo on Los Angeles: ‘I Could Never See Myself Being Out There’

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Upon returning to Milwaukee after All-Star Weekend, Giannis Antetokounmpo declared that he “could never see myself being out there (Los Angeles).” In a story by the Journal Sentinel’s Matt Velazquez, Giannis praised Milwaukee’s “quiet and calm” vibe. Latest for the JS: Giannis Antetokounmpo happy to be back with Bucks in Milwaukee following the break https://t.co/H7xymwaXEZ via @journalsentinel […]

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Report: Kawhi Leonard Sitting Out But Medically-Cleared to Play

Drama in San Antonio.

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Gregg Popovich: It Would Be A ‘Surprise’ If Kawhi Leonard Returns This Season

Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard is not expected to return this season as he continues to recover from a quad injury. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said on Wednesday, “I’ll be surprised if he returns this season.” Leonard sat the first 27 games of the season, then returned to play just nine games before he was sidelined […]

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Report: Turner Sports To Hire Steve Nash As Soccer Analyst

Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash is reportedly set to land his first broadcasting job, but it doesn’t involve basketball. According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Nash is working on a deal to join Turner Sports as a studio soccer analyst covering the UEFA Champions League. Steve’s father John played professional soccer in England […]

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Anthony Davis on Players Who Waited Too Long For Trade: ‘It Makes You Think’

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Anthony Davis says “it makes you think” when former players say they waited too long to request a trade. While guesting on ESPN’s The Jump, Davis added, “You wonder if you’re following in that same path” (starting at 2:01): “It makes you think. I’m not going to lie, it makes you think because you wonder […]

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Victor Oladipo’s Father Watched Him Play In Person For First Time At All-Star

As Victor Oladipo fell in love with basketball, his father Chris, who valued education and not sports, never really took interest in the game. In an interview with Sports Illustrated‘s Lee Jenkins, Vic explained how that influenced their bond early on: “I never really saw my dad because he was always working,” Oladipo recalls. “We […]

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Marc Gasol on Coping With Grizzlies Season: ‘I Renew My Vows Every Day’

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Marc Gasol says he has to “renew my vows every day” as he deals with the most difficult season since his rookie year. In an interview with Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace, Gasol stressed that “it is a damn job,” and he must stay professional. MikeCheck on Grizzlies: The mindset of Marc Gasol as Grizz […]

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Joel Embiid Expects Ben Simmons To Be An All-Star Next Season

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Joel Embiid predicted that his Sixers teammate Ben Simmons will join him as an All-Star next season. After dropping 19 points in his first All-Star game, Embiid said the Process is coming along nicely in Philly. "It just means that 'The Process' is paying off… by next year, Ben should get here." – @JoelEmbiid after […]

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Jerry West Says Basketball ‘Is Going To Overtake All The Other Sports’

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Jerry West thinks the game of basketball will eventually “overtake all the other sports” in terms of popularity. While being honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday, West spoke about how quickly the game has grown since he joined the Lakers in 1960. “This game is gonna overtake all the other sports.” Jerry West […]

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