NBA Weekend Awards: Who will take a bite of the Snow White Crystal Apple?

The NBA Playoffs surged through another weekend, racing headlong towards a seemingly-inevitable Warriors-Cavs matchup. But the Celtics put a little doubt in the minds of fans, raising the slim possibility that the Finals trilogy will be derailed, or at least, that we won't have nine basketball-free days after the conference finals. And while America waits to see who gets the Larry...
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NBA Weekend Awards: The Dazed and Contused Trophy is up for grabs

One more playoff weekend is over, and somehow we still haven't hit the Eastern Conference Finals. LeBron has eaten 15 pounds of sea bass, invented three more game shows, watched all four seasons of "Orange Is The New Black," and yet he still has two more days off. Still, there were heroes and villains battling hard in the other three series. With this column, we honor, recognize...
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NBA Weekend Awards: Who will win The Popov Vodka Medal?

Another weekend of NBA basketball, another Cleveland Cavaliers series win, with the Golden State Warriors not far behind them. In a way, these playoffs have been a Cinderella story — but only the first part, when all she does is sweep. Let's honor the victors, shame the defeated, and let the heroes of this weekend get their shine. Because many of them might not make it through...
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LeBron closing in on Michael Jordan's playoff scoring record

Who knows if NBA fans and analysts will ever solve the debate between LeBron James and Michael Jordan for best player of all-time? (People still consistently overlook Wilt Chamberlain, by the way.)But James’ playoff performance this spring has been legendary. After averaging close to a triple-double in a first round sweep of the Pacers, James has taken his scoring to another level...
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Box Score 5/2: Waiting for the Spurs to show up for the second round

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for the Spurs to show up for last night's game. (We're hoping we hear from them by at least noon or so.)Happy birthday today to Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Sarah Hughes, Kyle Busch, Thabo Sefolosha and David Beckham...
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Report: Dirk Nowitzki plans to return next season

Dirk Nowitzki isn’t done playing basketball for the Dallas Mavericks yet.The 38-year-old big man told ESPN’s Marc Stein on the TrueHoop Conversations podcast that he plans to return for his 20th season.“I think so … unless something drastic changes here in the next few weeks or the last few weeks of the season, which I don’t anticipate,” Nowitzki said. “I said last...
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March 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook can join exclusive club with triple-double against Wizards

The Oklahoma City Thunder are in Washington tonight to face the Wizards, a team Russell Westbrook has enjoyed facing as of late.Oklahoma City’s star point guard has put up a triple-double in each of the past three meetings against the Wizards, including a 35-point, 14-rebound, 11-assist performance earlier this season.If Westbrook can manage another triple-double against Washington...
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February 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Warriors legend Nate Thurmond dies at age 74

Legendary Warriors center Nate Thurmond has passed away at the age of 74. Thurmond died Saturday morning in San Francisco following a brief battle with leukemia, the Warriors announced per Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports. The Warriors announce that Nate Thurmond passed away this morning in San Francisco at the age of 74 after a short battle with leukemia. — Marc J. Spears...
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July 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Wilt Chamberlain headband from 1971 being sold at auction

If you have a spare $4,000-$6,000 laying around, you could be the proud new owner of a 1971 Wilt Chamberlain headband. Wilt Chamberlain's headband from 1971 is being sold in SCP Auction's sale in August. Estimate is $4,000 to $6,000 — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 27, 2016 Now, Chamberlain was nearing the end of his career in 1971, but he was...
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June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

The ghost of Wilt Chamberlain still exists

Philadelphia Daily News copy editor Mark Perner still gets a kick out of the 76ers final regular-season game in 1968. The 61-20 Sixers played a rather meaningless game versus the Baltimore Bullets. On a squad with names like Wali Jones, Billy Cunningham and Hal Greer, Wilt Chamberlain held rank as the team’s most important lifeline and arguably the league’s most recognizable...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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