11:44 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN MILWAUKEE — Eight years ago, a skinny teenager stood between his parents on the court inside Bradley Center here and gazed up at the rafters, where the retired jerseys for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson hung in the rafters. “Maybe in 15 years, 20 years,” the young man said, “maybe
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3:49 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN MILWAUKEE — As Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns prepare for Game 6 of the NBA Finals Tuesday night, they do so knowing they’ll see a very familiar face when the game begins. Scott Foster, who has officiated 11 straight postseason losses in games Paul has played in, will be
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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. Olympic basketball kicks off this weekend and with Team USA struggling we should be in for a fascinating tournament. The other international contenders will be loaded with familiar faces
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The Philadelphia 76ers have revealed their asking price for any Ben Simmons trade and they’re not accepting any bargain-basement offers. The Ben Simmons trade rumors have been swirling since the Philadelphia 76ers were bounced in the conference semifinals by the Atlanta Hawks. Simmons had a disappointing postseason, especially vs. the Hawks where he disappeared in
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4:21 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN MILWAUKEE – For eight years, Giannis Antetokounmpo has worked toward the moment he and the Milwaukee Bucks find themselves in right now: one win away from an NBA championship. So it should come with little surprise that Monday afternoon, a little more than 24 hours before playing the biggest game
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3:58 PM ET Wes Unseld Jr., has agreed to a four-year deal to become the new head coach of the Washington Wizards, sources told ESPN on Saturday. Washington officials completed an agreement with the Denver Nuggets associate head coach and his agent Brian Eflus on Saturday on a long-term deal to replace Scott Brooks, sources
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11:09 PM ET LAS VEGAS — Team USA built some needed momentum for the Olympics with a quality win over current world champion Spain, 83-76, Sunday night in their final exhibition game before heading to Tokyo. After falling behind by as many as nine points in the first half, Team USA showed off his shooting
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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – MAY 30: Head coach Tom Thibodeau of the New York Knicks reacts against the Atlanta Hawks during game four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at State Farm Arena on May 30, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User
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