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Seth Dunlap
May 24, 2019 - 1:48 pm
NBA free agency will start a bit earlier than usual. The NBA and NBA Players Association announced an agreement on Friday to modify the time that teams can begin negotiations with free agents. Previously, the official free agency start time was 12:01 a.m. ET on July first. The new agreement moves...
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Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker (15) talks to his bench during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena.
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May 24, 2019 - 12:02 pm
The fact that All-NBA Team voting qualifies guard Kemba Walker for a new "supermax'' contract means his present employer, the Charlotte Hornets, can pay him $80 million more than the Dallas Mavericks can pay him. But that doesn't mean the Mavs are the only ones behind the 8-ball here. The Hornets...
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Texas Tech's Jarrett Culver guarding Virginia's Deandre Hunter in the NCAA championship game
Streeter Lecka
May 23, 2019 - 12:01 pm
The NBA Draft is on June 20 and everyone in the world knows that Zion Williamson is going first overall to the New Orleans Pelicans. In fact, most NBA fans have a pretty good idea how the first three picks will shake out, with the Memphis Grizzlies making it no secret that they would select Murray...
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Seth Dunlap
May 22, 2019 - 9:38 pm
Pelican's guard Jrue Holiday was honored as one of the NBA's best defensive players for the second consecutive season. Holiday was named to the NBA's All-Defensive second team, one year after being named to the first team. He was the third ranked guard, accumulating 90 points from voters, behind...
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Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors reacts during their game against the Houston Rockets in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 08, 2019 in Oakland, California.
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May 22, 2019 - 12:17 pm
With the Warriors sitting back, waiting to find out who they'll face in the NBA Finals, Kevin Durant's manager Rich Kleiman has spoken out about the future plans of the league's most-talked about free-agent-to-be. Asked at a Wall Street Journal event if Durant has already made his decision, Kleiman...
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Warriors guard Stephen Curry playing the Portland Trailblazers in the 2019 playoffs
Jonathan Ferrey
May 21, 2019 - 5:13 pm
Jordan, Magic, Bird, Curry? You bet. In the latest episode of RADIO.com’s Big Time Basketball podcast Matt Steinmetz and Brian Scalabrine nominate Curry for a place on basketball’s Mount Rushmore. “If they win a championship that would give him 4 titles. Is he better than the all-time? I think he’s...
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Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates defeating the Portland Trail Blazers 119-117 during overtime in game four of the NBA Western Conference Finals to advance to the 2019 NBA Finals at Moda Center on May 20, 2019 in Portland, Oregon.
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May 21, 2019 - 7:11 am
The Warriors once again appear unstoppable. No matter how far they go down, Golden State never seems to be out of a game. The Warriors swept their way to a fifth straight NBA Finals, getting triple-doubles from Stephen Curry and Draymond Green in a 119-117 overtime victory on Monday night. Green...
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January 16, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots the basketball against New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) during the third quarter at Oracle Arena.
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Seth Dunlap
May 20, 2019 - 11:30 pm
It’s impossible to succinctly define the interconnected internet era we live in, but one word quickly comes to mind: hate. It’s so much easier to hate greatness than to appreciate it, probably because the latter requires a nuanced evaluation where emotions are set aside, an impossible task in the...
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Steve Geller
May 20, 2019 - 1:21 pm
There’s been some good luck brewing for New Orleans of late following the NOLA No Call in the NFC championship game. American Idol just crowned a winner, Laine Hardy, who is from Livingston, Louisiana, and the New Orleans Pelicans recently defied draft lottery odds to win the top pick in this year’...
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