Rich Paul on LeBron James leaving Lakers: ‘Ridiculous, totally false’

With each Los Angeles Lakers’ mediocre performance this season, their playoff dreams are fading away slowly as they slip further in the standings. As a result, rumors have begun to circulate about a possible LeBron James exit in the near future. However, Shams Charania shut down all of that chatter as a guest on The … Read more

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How will playoff race shake out? Who will make play-in tournament?

It’s crunch time in the NBA. The regular season resumes Thursday night with just over six weeks until the playoffs, and the race for postseason spots and seeding promises to be intense. There are plenty of questions left to be answered down the stretch. Who will emerge from the crowded Eastern Conference field? Can the … Read more

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TV channel, time, radio info

When: 7 p.m. Thursday. Where: Little Caesars Arena. TV: Bally Sports Detroit. Radio: WXYT-FM 97.1 (Pistons radio affiliates). Want more Pistons news? Download our free, easy-to-use mobile app on iPhone & Android. Slam dunk offer: Gain access to our most exclusive Pistons content for a great price. • Box score Game notes: The Pistons meet … Read more

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Steve Kerr turns to Gary Payton II for Warriors’ needed defensive boost

Dubs need defensive boost, and Kerr knows GP2 will answer originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Steve Kerr hedged his bet Wednesday night, expressing uncertainty about the role of Gary Payton II when the Warriors will face the Trail Blazers at Moda Center in Portland. “More than likely, Gary will start (Thursday),” Kerr said. “But … Read more

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Latest report discusses escalation tensions between LeBron, Lakers

The Lakers have always been a star-driven franchise, and the brightest of them wield power. Magic Johnson got a coach fired and is rumored to have pushed for the Norm Nixon trade. The Lakers traded Shaquille O’Neal so they could keep franchise icon Kobe Bryant, and threw him a massive contract while he was still … Read more

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Roberts pleased with changes, progress of ESPN’s NBA shows

Dave Roberts received one of the NBA’s biggest rebuilding jobs last August. Instead of being tasked with turning around a team, it was getting ESPN’s studio shows and coverage back on track. As the league comes out of the All-Star break and the push toward the playoffs intensifies, Roberts is pleased with the early results. … Read more

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‘I always want to be out on the court, doesn’t matter when’

RJ Barrett slight flex on Pacers white uniform good shot The Knicks were back at practice on Wednesday for the first time following the All-Star break, and as the team looks to shrug off a disappointing first half there was a welcomed sight on the practice floor in the form of RJ Barrett. Barrett sprained … Read more

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Chauncey Billups offers positive injury update on Keon Johnson

Portland Trail Blazers head coach Chauncey Billups on Wednesday remained hopeful that rookie Keon Johnson can debut with the team on Thursday versus the Golden State Warriors. The Trail Blazers acquired Johnson from the Los Angeles Clippers on Feb. 4 in the five-player trade involving Norman Powell and Robert Covington. However, he has yet to … Read more

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Pacers’ Chris Duarte missed practice Wednesday due to toe injury

Indiana Pacers rookie Chris Duarte did not practice on Wednesday due to a left toe injury, head coach Rick Carlisle said. Duarte initially suffered the injury on Feb. 13 in a loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. He logged just four minutes of action in the contest and was eventually ruled out of returning to play. … Read more

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Bulls’ Tristan Thompson ready to ‘do whatever it takes to win’

Thompson ready to ‘do whatever it takes to win’ for Bulls originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Tristan Thompson has a guiding principle that, in many ways, has steered his NBA career. It’s simple. It springs easily to mind. And it derives from Mike Brown, who coached the veteran center in Cleveland during the 2013-14 … Read more

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