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12:51 AM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is used to pulling off trick shots that make fans go crazy and videos go viral — but Friday it was his mother, Sonya, who delivered the kind of moment her son has perfected. As part of a Curry Family Foundation event at
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4:26 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The New Orleans Pelicans have parted ways with general manager Dell Demps, the team announced on Friday, clearing the way for a new top basketball executive to oversee the Anthony Davis trade talks. Demps had been Pelicans GM for nine years, which included three trips to the playoffs, but advancing
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7:10 PM ET We have the official 24 selections for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game. But how well do you know these dudes? Let’s see how you fare in our first edition of shot chart trivia. Shot chart trivia: Who am I? Here we go: 10 multiple-choice questions featuring some All-Stars and some players with
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1:19 AM ET With the NBA descending upon Charlotte, North Carolina, for this weekend’s All-Star Game, a topic of conversation among the league’s elite will be Zion Williamson, the projected No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA draft, who is playing his college basketball about 140 miles up the road at Duke. Williamson already caught
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7:31 AM ET It has been said that Michael Jordan‘s decision to sign with Nike was one of the greatest deals in sports history, launching a multibillion-dollar business, helping turn the company into a basketball juggernaut and changing the game for hundreds of athletes who came after him. But what if it was only the
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8:54 AM ET The 2019 NBA All-Star Game is almost here, and our team of experts is making its picks for all the weekend’s activities in Charlotte, North Carolina. Rising Stars: Friday, 9 p.m. ET (TNT) Experts’ picks: Rising Stars Rising Stars Winner Rising Stars MVP Kevin Arnovitz World Luka Doncic Ian Begley USA Ben
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12:10 AM ET ESPN News Services For Joel Embiid, it was simply the type of play he’s always going to try to make. For award-winning actress Regina King, it was a moment she won’t soon forget. King was sitting in the front row at Madison Square Garden when the Philadelphia 76ers 7-foot center came charging
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5:00 PM ET The Toronto Raptors will be without Kawhi Leonard on Wednesday night because of a sore knee, the team said. It was unclear when Leonard injured the knee or when it became apparent for the Raptors. Leonard, averaging 27 points and 7.7 rebounds, did not play Thursday for rest as the Raptors continued
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2:20 AM ET ATLANTA — The Los Angeles Lakers limped into the All-Star break on Tuesday, falling below .500 for the first time since Nov. 7 after a 117-113 loss to Atlanta Hawks. At 28-29, the Lakers are 2.5 games back of the Sacramento Kings for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. For
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12:27 AM ET Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis doesn’t want to play for New Orleans anymore. In a blowout loss Tuesday night, he noticed his teammates might have felt the same way. “We sucked,” Davis said. “Nobody was interested in playing, is what it looked like.” If the Lakers want to stay in
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2:43 PM ET The NBA found that there was no tampering violation by the Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson in relation to potential contact with Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons. “We have concluded that Magic Johnson’s statements regarding Ben Simmons do not constitute a tampering violation,” the NBA said in
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4:52 AM ET Philadelphia 76ers general manager Elton Brand called Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson on Monday afternoon to apologize for insinuating in a radio interview that the Lakers had called — unprompted — to ask permission for Johnson to speak with Sixers forward Ben Simmons, league sources told ESPN. In
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4:27 PM ET Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet will miss at least three weeks with a left thumb injury, the team says. Agents for Hawks guard Jeremy Lin told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that a buyout with Atlanta is expected to be completed as soon as Monday, and Lin could sign with the Toronto Raptors by
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1:31 AM ET OAKLAND — Dwyane Wade knows something about assembling a super team, and the Miami Heat great believes the addition of DeMarcus Cousins makes the Golden State Warriors‘ All-Star starting five perhaps the best the NBA has ever seen. “That is as good as it gets in our game with any team ever
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10:20 PM ET The New York Knicks used an image of rookie center Mitchell Robinson playing alongside the Golden State Warriors‘ Kevin Durant in a pitch to season-ticket holders, then deleted the picture to avoid the perception that the organization had an ulterior motive in including Durant, who will be a 2019 free agent, in
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3:54 PM ET Kyrie Irving‘s right knee sprain isn’t serious and his return to the lineup is expected to be on a day-to-day timetable, a league source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Irving suffered the injury with about five minutes left in the second quarter of Saturday night’s game against the Clippers. The Clippers outscored the
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