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Best of the week's blogs

 
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After another huge triple-double, Jimmy Butler has the Heat riding high heading into Game 6 against the Lakers: "We live for these moments."

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Jimmy Butler slumped over a digital advertising display near the Miami Heat bench with 46.7 seconds left in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Friday.

About 30 minutes later, the Miami Heat All-Star hobbled into the press conference room.

"I left it all out th

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Lakers' LeBron James, Anthony Davis match Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal with NBA Finals scoring feat
 
 

The Los Angeles Lakers stars yelled at each other over a missed defensive assignment. Signs of discord between LeBron James and Anthony Davis? Hardly. Instead, it showed how the two do not shy away from holding each other accountable. 

The Lakers cruised to a 124-114 win over the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Friday for a commanding 2-0 series lead. And yet James and Davi

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After a season of failure to live up to expectations, the Philadelphia 76ers reportedly found their next head coach, hiring former Orlando Magic , Boston Celtics and Los Angeles ...
 
 

After a season of failure to live up to expectations, the Philadelphia 76ers found their next head coach, hiring former Orlando MagicBoston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers following a "rapid courtship and negotiation," per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Shams Charania of The Athl

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LeBron helped get some big stops, but Murray was unlucky a few things didn't go his way
 
 

The Denver Nuggets have gotten this far in the playoffs thanks in large part to the heroics of their young guard, Jamal Murray. Entering Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Los Angeles Lakers, Murray was ninth in the entire playoffs in scoring at 26.6 points per ga

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Well before this entire year went haywire with the coronavirus pandemic, racial unrest and an unstable economy, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James sounded apathetic on whether he cared about winning the NBA’s regular-season MVP award.

So after the NBA announced Friday that Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo won the honor for the second consecutive year, perhaps James will keep that broader view in perspective. We will see whether James uses that as any source of motivation when

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Well before this entire year went haywire with the coronavirus pandemic, racial unrest and an unstable economy, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James sounded apathetic on whether he cared about winning the NBA’s regular-season MVP award.

So after the NBA announced Friday that Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo won the honor for the second consecutive year, perhaps James will keep that broader view in perspective. We will see whether James uses that as any source of motivation when th

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The Rockets rebuilt their lineup around what Westbrook can do, but in the end, they still fell victim to what he can't

The Houston Rockets were eliminated from the 2020 NBA playoffs on Saturday, as the Los Angeles Lakers completed a gentleman's sweep with a 119-96 victory in Game 5. On its face, it's not a surprising result. The Rockets were a No. 4 seed. They n

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Clowney will reunite with Mike Vrabel in Nashville
After spending all offseason on the open market, Jadeveon Clowney is expected to sign with the Tennessee Titansvia ESPN's Dianna Russini. The one-year deal is believed to be worth $12 million, according to Pro Football Talk. Clowney will be reunited in Tennessee with Mike Vrabel, who was on the Texans' staff during Clowney's first three seas
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The Milwaukee Bucks have found themselves in an 0-3 hole in the Eastern Conference semifinals. For much of the Game 3 collapse that allowed the Miami Heat to take such a commanding lead of the series, 2018-19 NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo was on the bench.

Antetokounmpo has played just 33.0 minutes per game in seven playoff games, a modest sum for a superstar of his caliber by any means, let alone during a series over which they have quickly lost control.

One need not look far to find

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NBA Top 5 Plays Of The Night | August 31, 2020


Watch the top 5 plays of the night during the #NBAPlayoffs from August 31, featuring Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jimmy Butler, Eric Gordon and MORE!

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Former NYPD Commissioner Confronts & Blasts LeBron James After Police Criticism

 

LeBron James voiced criticism towards police again on Monday in a conference call with various members of the media.

 

“I’ve got nothing nice to say about

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Check out highlights from Game 3 as LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers look to take the series lead from Damian LIllard, CJ McCollum and the Portland Trail Blazers.

James Harden highlights: 38 points in Game 3 vs. Oklahoma City Thunder | 2020 NBA Playoffs



Check out highlights of James Harden’s 38-point performance for the Houston Rockets vs.
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The Kansas City Chiefs announced Thursday that fans will no longer be allowed to wear Native American-themed headdresses or face paint and that the franchise will review whether the Arrowhead Chop will continue.

The Chiefs are putting in place new policies for fans during games at Arrowhead Stadium with regard to Native American imagery.

Among the changes: Fans are prohibited from wearing headdresses into the stadium. Face painting

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Check out the top 10 plays of the night from the #NBAPlayoffs, featuring Kristaps Porzingis, Donovan Mitchell, Kawhi Leonard and MORE!


Check out highlights from Game 2 between the Dallas Mavericks and LA Clippers featuring Luka Doncic, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Kristaps Porzingis
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Check out highlights from inside the NBA bubble as Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum and the No. 8 seed Portland Trail Blazers take on LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1

Check out the top 10 plays of the night from the #NBAPlayoffs on August 18, featuring LeBron James, Malcolm Brogdon, Damian Lillard and more
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