‘Just like Mike’: LeBron James overwhelmed after passing Michael Jordan, his hero

From the very first day LeBron James picked up a basketball, he wanted to be like Mike. James and his closest friends idolized Michael Jordan while they grew up together on Akron’s competitive playgrounds and tough streets. As James grew into a tantalizing basketball prospect capable of jumping from high school to the NBA as the No. 1 draft pick, […]

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Opinion: Mark Cuban has no business running for president of the United States

The last thing America needs is another billionaire businessman turned reality TV star who thinks being president of the United States is an entry-level job. That means you, Mark Cuban.   The Dallas Mavericks owner is again floating the idea of running for president, this time in an interview Monday with the New York Daily News. Cuban said he hasn’t […]

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Is N.B.A. Must-See TV, and Maybe the M.V.P.

LOS ANGELES — The evolution of Giannis Antetokounmpo into a global star has been playing out for six seasons. It manifests in soaring dunks, or blocked shots from the weak side that defy logic, or wraparound passes to an open shooter, or crossover dribbles that leave defenders reeling in his impossibly long-limbed wake. But Pat Connaughton, a reserve guard, did […]

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NBA coach to argumentative player: 'Why don't you just coach the f—ing team?'

Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield, center, gestures to coach Dave Joerger, right, during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (Associated Press) During a heated sideline exchange Thursday night, Coach Dave Joerger of the NBA's Sacramento Kings finally seemed to lose his patience with guard Buddy […]

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Kevin Durant glad Kristaps Porzingis ‘in a better spot’ but stays coy on Knicks speculation

CHARLOTTE — Kevin Durant played coy with the media again during Saturday’s NBA All-Star Game availability, saying he didn’t pay attention to trades or free agency and was just focusing on basketball. Okay, so what about your most memorable moment with MJ? “Yeah, let’s go have dinner, we’ll talk about all of them. I can’t even name one, there’s a lot […]

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Starr Thigpen: Who was NBA Youngboy arrested with and what did he land in jail for?

NBA Youngboy was arrested and landed in jail charged with weed possession and two other misdemeanor offences yesterday. But who is Starr Thigpen, the woman he was arrested with? Starr is his child’s mother, and according to her Instagram bio she owns a hair business. Starr Thigpen: Where to find her on Instagram? Starr uses the handle starr.dejanee on the social networking site. […]

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Opinion: All eyes on Magic Johnson as deadline for Lakers to trade for Anthony Davis looms

LOS ANGELES — For all the nonsense and chatter and egos involved, whether the Los Angeles Lakers will land Anthony Davis boils down to one question. Do you believe in Magic? The early part of the process of taking Davis from New Orleans was all about the Lakers, Davis and his agent toying with the minds of the Pelicans. Now it […]

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