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3:13 AM ET LeBron James will miss his first game of the season when the Los Angeles Lakers play a road game against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday in their final game before the NBA All-Star break, the Lakers said. James did not accompany the team on its flight to Sacramento following a 114-104 loss
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6:40 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN THERE ARE TWO versions of the Boston Celtics. One is led by two under-25 All-Stars and carries the expectations of having reached the conference finals in three of the past four seasons. The other has eight players in their first or second year in the NBA, most of whom have
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4:50 PM ET The Atlanta Hawks have dismissed Lloyd Pierce as their coach. “We would like to thank Lloyd for his work and commitment to not only the Hawks organization but the city of Atlanta. He and his wife, Melissa, are tremendous people who have made a positive impact throughout the city,” Hawks president of
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6:57 PM ET Houston Rockets guard Victor Oladipo recently turned down a two-year, $45.2 million maximum contract extension, the most the franchise could offer him before summer free agency, sources told ESPN. As expected, Oladipo is pursuing a longer-term deal, sources said, something that the Collective Bargaining Agreement doesn’t allow the Rockets to offer him
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11:49 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN Two days after the Toronto Raptors beat the Houston Rockets with several coaches — including head coach Nick Nurse — and star forward Pascal Siakam sitting out due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols, the Raptors had their scheduled game Sunday night against the Chicago Bulls postponed because they
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1:04 AM ET Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic has inspired comparisons to legends such as Larry Bird and Magic Johnson less than two and a half seasons into his NBA career. Among active superstars, Doncic’s game might be most similar to perennial MVP candidate James Harden, who acknowledged Saturday night that he considers those comparisons
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10:06 PM ET NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets‘ Kevin Durant will still serve as an All-Star captain despite a hamstring injury that will keep him from participating in the game. Durant, alongside LeBron James, will draft a roster out of the pool of selected All-Stars. The All-Star draft will air on TNT on March 4.
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3:07 PM ET NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving will miss Saturday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks for what the team has said is “right shoulder injury recovery.” The Nets were already without Kevin Durant, who has been ruled out through the All-Star break as he rehabs a hamstring strain. Irving had surgery
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11:27 AM ET Zlatan Ibrahimovic has courted controversy throughout his career. MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic criticized LeBron James and others on Thursday for their activism in what the former LA Galaxy star called “politics.” Speaking in an interview for UEFA for Discovery+ in Sweden on Thursday, the outspoken striker said
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10:02 PM ET Despite leading the Atlanta Hawks by eight going into the halftime break on Friday, the Oklahoma City Thunder made a drastic second-half adjustment: They completely changed uniforms. Because of a breakdown in the uniform selection and approval process, the Thunder and Hawks played the first half wearing extremely similar colors, the Hawks
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11:20 AM ET In a shift from years past, the NBA league office will require college seniors to petition the league for inclusion on the NBA early-entry list in order to become draft-eligible in 2021. Last October, due to disruptions caused by the pandemic, the NCAA granted an additional year of eligibility to winter athletes,
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1:22 AM ET NEW YORK — One day after posting on social media that he would like to see the NBA logo changed from Jerry West’s silhouette to Kobe Bryant’s, Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving reaffirmed his stance and said he’s OK if he’s a leader of the conversation. “We want to set a standard
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