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Former Spurs center Tiago Splitter has officially announced his retirement from the NBA. After battling a chronic hip injury the last two years, the 33-year-old from Brazil said in a post on his Twitter account that “the time to say goodbye” has come after a seven-year NBA career. There’s nothing better in the world than
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NEW YORK — A new format for the NBA All-Star Game had a negligible impact on television ratings. Total viewership for the game was down slightly compared to last year, although it improved over 2014, the previous time the league’s midseason showcase faced competition from the Winter Olympics. Turner Sports announced on Monday that the
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LOS ANGELES — In late November, Giannis Antetokounmpo and his Milwaukee Bucks teammates had just finished practicing at the University of California in Berkeley. On the walk back to the team bus, Antetokounmpo was approached by a few autograph seekers holding portraits of him. The 6-foot-11 forward obliged and continued on his way. Before hopping
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The Slam Dunk Contest is the main event of All-Star Saturday Night, and arguably the most subjective moment of the weekend. Here’s how the high-flying quartet graded out in an exhibition of showmanship that included tributes to three legendary dunkers. Donovan MitchellJazzGuard | Grade: A Round 1: 48 + 50 = 98 Round 2: 50
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LOS ANGELES — NBA commissioner Adam Silver floated the possibility of a modified playoff seeding system Saturday that could pit the league’s best two teams against each other in the Finals without changing the amount of teams from each conference that make the postseason. Because of a recent history of imbalance between the Eastern Conference
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You’ve chosen wisely. Steph and his picks were no match for LeBron’s collection of superstars. Congratulations! Time to add to King James’ trophy case … you know, behind all the rings and MVPs. Another loss to Steph Curry. This must be getting a bit old by now, isn’t it? Tough break, another loss. Don’t worry
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For the third time in four years with this format, the World Team beat Team USA in the Rising Stars Challenge, earning a resounding 155-124 victory in Los Angeles. The final margin was the second-largest ever in this game, behind only the Sophomores’ win over the Rookies in 2007. World Team Bogdan BogdanovicKings (Serbia)Guard |
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Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving wants Gordon Hayward to take his time recovering from a fractured ankle with eyes toward what the team can accomplish when Hayward is back at full strength. “I don’t want him to rush back. We need him for years to come,” Irving said during an appearance on ESPN’s
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