30 November 2022
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Come home, Kevin Durant

Kevin DurantImage: Getty Images The NBA’s greatest epics have been built around a meteoric star crash landing in a small market, galvanizing the city around their greatness in hopes of delivering glory. Think LeBron James in Cleveland, Dirk Nowitzki in Dallas, Tim Duncan in San Antonio, Isiah Thomas in Detroit, Hakeem Olajuwon in Houston, Giannis […]

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Can Ben Simmons find closure in Philadelphia?

Ben SimmonsImage: Getty Images Maybe one day Philadelphia sports fans will forgive Ben Simmons for not taking the court at all for the 76ers last season, not shooting in four consecutive fourth quarters, and the play in which he passed the ball to the only Sixer who was arguably a worse shooter than him instead […]

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'Brick for Vic' Stock Report

Victor Wembanyama is out of sight, but never out of mind. He’s still crushing it across the Atlantic, but one month into the NBA season, it’s time to take stock of which “Brick for Vic” NBA candidates are closest to completing their Wembanyama-sized mansion. For the franchise that wins the lottery, this season’s gloom… Read […]

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Los Angeles Lakers finally win game, defeating Denver Nuggets

Okay, LeBron. We see you.Image: Getty Images We, the American people, have had a lot of fun at the Los Angeles Lakers’ expense for most of 2022. LeBron James missed significant time early last season, and Anthony Davis missed the majority of the 2021-22 season. However, it became clear in January, when both of them […]

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NBA Commish Adam Silver needs to tackle the league’s load management problem

Photo: Getty Images The battle of La La land renews Thursday night when the Clippers take on the Lakers for the first time this season. This has recently been a critical matchup in the NBA, especially in Los Angeles. But reports have already surfaced that Clippers star Kawhi Leonard, who’s returning from an ACL tear […]

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Lakers’ LeBron James needs to keep a level head after a disappointing opening-night performance.

Things appear to be going about as smoothly for the Lakers as they are for the Tampa Bay Bucs.Image: Getty Images While talking to the media following the Lakers’ 123-109 loss to the defending champion Warriors, LeBron James was measured. When asked about the Lakers’ shooting problems, he spoke matter-of-factly, about how the 3-pointer is […]

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Kawhi Leonard’s return puts the Clippers back in the Western Conference hunt

Kawhi LeonardPhoto: AP It’d been nearly 16 months since LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard played an NBA game before Tuesday night’s preseason win over the Portland Trail Blazers. Leonard finished with 11 points in 16 minutes but, more importantly, looked to be fully recovered from the torn ACL he suffered in game four of the […]

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LeBron could rejoin loaded Cavs to finish out career

Could LeBron be headed home to Ohio?Image: Getty Images Returning home for one last season is a sacred ideal for NBA vets. Dwyane Wade made his way to Chicago in 2016. Kyrie Irving’s desire to play with Durant in Brooklyn instead of Madison Square Garden with the New York Knicks was influenced by the New […]

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Cleveland Cavaliers add Donovan Mitchell, can taste contention

The Cleveland Cavaliers won the Donovan Mitchell sweepstakesPhoto: Getty Images Well, look at the Cleveland Cavaliers. A franchise that has been moribund for nearly every year of the new millennium that did not include LeBron James may have just turned itself back into an Eastern Conference contender. One week before the start of the NFL […]

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Skip Bayless trolls Bronny James over dunk

Skip Bayless is a toolPhoto: Getty Images Here we go again, one more time, Skip Bayless getting under people’s skin. Some folks think he’s taking his “rivalry” with LeBron James a little too seriously. Bayless has resorted to trolling James’ oldest son Bronny. Yes, that’s right, Skip apparently has nothing better to do with his […]

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