5 October 2022
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Ben Simmons tells J.J. Redick he’s ‘part of Philly still’

Ben SimmonsScreenshot: JJ Redick/YouTube Even though the NBA season is about a month away, it still feels excessive to write about Ben Simmons. He never plays basketball outside of (I’m assuming) heavily edited Instagram videos, and yet he’s still in the public discussion. He could’ve had all his basketball skills drained from his body by […]

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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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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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Will the Warriors keep Draymond Green in the fold?

Green with envy.Image: Getty Images In the aftermath of Golden State’s 2022 NBA title, the expectation was that the Warriors and billionaire owner Joe Lacob’s Midas Touch would continue forever. While reporting on Golden State’s $171 million luxury tax bill, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst referred to its championship as a checkbook win. That phrase took on […]

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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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Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell’s days in Utah are numbered

How much longer does Donovan Mitchell have in Utah?Image: Getty Images Danny Ainge gave no tells during the Utah Jazz summer league press conference on Saturday. The Jazz team president answered, maybe, three questions during the whole session, leaving most of the talking to General Manager Justin Zanik. With the giant trade that recently took […]

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