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Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James selected ex-teammate Kyrie Irving in the NBA All-Star Game draft on Thursday. James’ selection of Irving is noteworthy because Irving requested a trade from the Cavaliers over the summer after he, James and the organization had won an NBA championship and reached three consecutive Finals. Golden State Warriors star Stephen
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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — In the hopes of shoring up one of the worst defenses in the league while shaking the Cleveland Cavaliers from their month-long slump, the Cavs are replacing Jae Crowder with Tristan Thompson in the starting lineup, coach Tyronn Lue said Thursday. “We’re going to start Tristan,” Lue said. “Jae has been playing
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Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo talked publicly Wednesday for the first time since Jason Kidd’s firing as coach Monday, saying he wished what they discussed had remained silent. Antetokounmpo acknowledged calling Kidd about 15 minutes before he was officially notified of his firing by the Bucks. Asked about what he said, Antetokounmpo declined to elaborate.
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0:46 Dirk Nowitzki has used his signature fadeaway jumper to build a unique Hall of Fame career. DALLAS — It’s the iconic image instantly associated with Dirk Nowitzki. The silhouette of a lanky shooter lifting his right leg, leaning back and launching a one-footed fadeaway is the big German’s version of Michael Jordan‘s Jumpman logo.
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OKLAHOMA CITY — With the 2018 All-Star Game reserves announced Tuesday, among the most notable snubs was Paul George, leaving Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook stunned and frustrated by the omission. “Unbelievable. I think it’s just outrageous, in my opinion,” Westbrook said, demonstrably closing his eyes and shaking his head. “I don’t know who else made
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LOS ANGELES — Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns says he isn’t concerned about the criticism he’s received for calling himself a “born and bred” Eagles fan in a tweet Sunday after Philadelphia’s victory over the Vikings in the NFC Championship Game. “I don’t care,” Towns said Monday. “I really didn’t care regardless of what the feeling
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