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2:45 AM ET After his playoff struggles in the NBA bubble, LA Clippers guard Paul George said he had to come back “with vengeance” this season to address the fact that “people saw weakness” in him. A highly motivated George continued his torrid start to the season by making 8-of-14 shots and scoring 26 points
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Desmond Bane was regarded as an NBA-ready prospect without high-level upside. Weeks into his career, his ceiling is looking much, much higher. In the months leading up to the 2020 NBA Draft, Desmond Bane out of TCU quickly became one of the more thoroughly discussed prospects. Bane was widely regarded as a second-round prospect through
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10:18 PM ET After 17 years with rival Coca-Cola, pitching a variety of products, LeBron James is signing with rival PepsiCo, sources confirmed to ESPN. The Los Angeles Lakers star is expected to promote the Mountain Dew brand, which has developed into one of the NBA’s prime sponsors after PepsiCo took over as its official
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HOUSTON, TEXAS – JANUARY 10: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) Saints coach Dan Campbell emerging as favorite for Lions job by Mike Luciano James Harden thanked the fans in Houston after his departure for Brooklyn. James Harden’s trade request was finally granted, as the Houston Rockets traded their
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11:14 AM ET Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving has been fined $50,000 for violating the league’s health and safety protocols and ordered to take part in a five-day quarantine, NBA president of league operations Byron Spruell announced Friday. According to a release from the NBA, Irving violated the protocols by attending a private indoor party
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12:01 AM ET ESPN News Services Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic fractured his right wrist Thursday night during a 111-87 loss to the visiting Indiana Pacers. Nurkic could be seen holding the wrist after swiping at the ball in the third quarter, and he fell to the floor after contact under Indiana’s basket. At
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12:04 AM ET The short-handed Houston Rockets were good enough Thursday night to win their first game after James Harden’s trade request was granted. The Rockets, who had only nine available players due to injuries and the pending arrivals of newcomers, capped off what first-year head coach Stephen Silas called “a crazy 48 hours” with
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Killian Hayes, Detroit Pistons. (Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports) Is LeBron James really going to buy the Atlanta Dream from Kelly Loeffler? by Ian Levy Chan Gailey’s resignation is positive sign for Tua Tagovailoa by Cole Thompson Killian Hayes’ rookie season with the Detroit Pistons might be over after only seven games. A rough
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2:44 PM ET NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks said Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving have “conviction” about the direction of the team in the wake of the trade to land James Harden and are prepared to make the necessary on-court sacrifices. Marks said he consulted the franchise’s stars as the Nets
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Michael Porter Jr. was once thought to be the next great prospect, injuries stalled him initially, but now he is ready for the spotlight. The Denver Nuggets are ready. After compiling talent through the draft — whether in the lottery (Jamal Murray) or second round (Nikola Jokic) — they surged to a surprise trip to
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Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets. (Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports) DeVonta Smith makes dream come true for Alabama professor by John Buhler Nikola Jokic continues to defy the laws of physics as the Denver Nuggets’ superstar. Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic might be the best passer to play in the Mile High City since arguably John
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3:58 PM ET Houston Rockets center DeMarcus Cousins blasted James Harden for being “disrespectful,” saying that the disgruntled superstar’s antics this season have been “completely unfair” to the rest of the players on the roster. Cousins took his strong stance in a virtual media availability Wednesday before, according to sources, the Rockets traded Harden to
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4:14 PM ET The Rockets have sent James Harden to the Nets in a blockbuster four-team trade that also involves the Pacers and Cavaliers, completing the disgruntled star’s exit from Houston and setting up a potential super team in Brooklyn, sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne. The Nets sent Houston a package that
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2:23 PM ET The Houston Rockets are planning to keep James Harden away from the team until they can complete a trade involving the unhappy star, sources told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski. Houston’s front office is currently weighing the best final trade offers from the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers, sources told Shelburne
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The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. In Sunday night’s Lakers’ victory over the Houston Rockets, coach Frank Vogel rolled out a seldom-used lineup, surrounding LeBron James and Anthony Davis with Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
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11:31 PM ET Disgruntled superstar James Harden said the Houston Rockets are “just not good enough” after the team’s second consecutive blowout loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night, adding that he doesn’t believe the team can improve enough to be a contender. “I love this city. I literally have done everything that
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