5 October 2022
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The NBA retires Bill Russell’s number

No new NBA player will ever wear #6 again. Image: AP The NBA retired its first number ever Thursday, and Bill Russell’s No. 6 couldn’t be a better choice — if it’s not the only choice. A transcendent figure as a player, as a coach, and as a civil rights leader, Russell’s legacy takes dictionaries’ […]

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Celtics need to consider long-term impact of Kevin Durant-Jaylen Brown trade

Old and Busted (l.), New Hotness (r.)Photo: Getty Images The Boston Celtics have reached their offseason garden of forking paths. After falling short in the NBA Finals, they now seem willing to break up their young tandem, and potentially a fulcrum of their asphyxiating defense. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Boston offered Jaylen […]

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John Collins, Taylor Horton-Tucker turn in ugly Drew League performances

John CollinsPhoto: Getty Images NBA stars have largely disappeared from the Rucker Park, Barry Farms and Drew League runs of the past they used to regularly lace up for. LeBron James’ 42-point show at The Drew League a week ago was a clarion call for his NBA peers. After two years of being disrupted by […]

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Which state can field the best starting 5?

Image: Getty Images Now that the Warriors have returned to glory post-Durant, NBA fans just survived one of the most unbearable periods of the NBA. One filled with superteams and razor-thin parity between the three to four coastal teams with stacked talent (Warriors, Lakers, Nets), and the rest of the small-market teams jockeying for lottery […]

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Brittney Griner, detained in Russia, was the MVP of the WNBA’s All-Star Weekend

Both All-Star squads played the second half wearing Brittney Griner’s No. 42 in solidarity.Photo: Getty Images CHICAGO — Some things are impossible to ignore. With four circles placed on the court, for the first time in WNBA All-Star Game history, a 4-pointer was a real thing. And for much of the first quarter it seemed […]

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Sabrino Ionescu a bright spot for NY basketball

The best point guard in NYC.Image: Getty Images New Yorkers are always lamenting the Knicks’ lack of a great point guard, bemoaning the franchise’s inability to find an orchestrator worthy of their high basketball standards. I’ll never forget the one game I went to at Madison Square Garden when a couple of guys who clearly […]

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Lakers owner Jeannie Buss causes stir on social media

Jeanie BussPhoto: Getty Images Jeanie Buss came out of nowhere with a tweet that left social media buzzing over the weekend. She isn’t very active on the platform, tweeting at the absolute most four times per month. Her last two were about WOW Women of Wrestling, of which she is a co-owner, and the one […]

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Kevin Durant wants out, but don’t blame the Nets

Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving didn’t bring Brooklyn a title.Image: Getty Images Faulting the Nets would be too easy. Worse, it would be unjust. The pending divorce sits squarely on the shoulders of star Kevin Durant, who delivered a bombshell on the eve of free agency that he wants out. Rightly so, the Nets will […]

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Could Kevin Durant wind up in Portland?

Kevin DurantPhoto: Getty Images Kevin Durant is under contract for one more year with the Brooklyn Nets, but based on the bevy of reports and leaks on the extremely fluid Kyrie melodrama and its potential fallout, his employment is volatile. That uncertainty has spawned a multitude of options for Durant, but only the Portland Trailblazers […]

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