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Robert Horry believes Lakers will distance themselves from LaVar Ball

LaVar Ball said all along that his son Lonzo was going to be drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers, and he was proven right on Thursday night. Does that mean the Lakers are going all-in on the Big Baller Brand? Robert Horry highly doubts it. Horry, who played seven seasons in L.A. and won three championships there, expects the Lakers to distance themselves from LaVar Ball and his outspoken...
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Deputy commissioner Mark Tatum cracks up as fans start yelling picks (Video)

Things tend to get a bit silly late in the second round of the NBA Draft, and the 2017 edition was no exception. As is customary, numerous reporters, generally led early on by The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, tweeted out upcoming selections well ahead of when they were announced on stage. That continued in the second round, with Wojnarowski’s colleague, Shams Charania, spoiling...
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Report: Rajon Rondo buyout ‘a possibility’ for Bulls, Dwyane Wade will opt in

The Chicago Bulls may be about to blow it all up. Sam Amick of USA Today reported that, in light of the Jimmy Butler trade, the Bulls have not yet approached Rajon Rondo about a buyout, but it is “a possibility.” In addition, despite earlier reports, Dwyane Wade will opt into the second year of his deal and take his $24 million. The Bulls will have some decisions to make. Rondo...
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Five biggest takeaways from the 2017 NBA Draft

The NBA Draft is quite possibly the most high stakes and dramatic non-competitive event in American sports. One pick can change the fortunes of an entire franchise. Nail a pick in the lottery and your team could be a contender for years to come. Just ask Spurs fans what Tim Duncan meant to them.On the other hand, a whiffed pick could hurt for several seasons. It took Portland years...
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Jimmy Butler’s trainer rips Bulls on Twitter after trade

It remains unclear what Jimmy Butler thinks about being traded by the Chicago Bulls, but one member of his inner circle doesn’t seem sorry to see him go.Travelle Gaines, Butler’s personal trainer, sent a scathing tweet shortly after Butler’s trade to the Minnesota Timberwolves was made official, and he pulled no punches against Chicago general manager Gar Forman. Notably, Gaines...
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Lonzo Ball: Lakers can make playoffs next season

In many ways, Lonzo Ball and his father LaVar are very different. LaVar is outspoken and likes to rock the boat, where the No. 2 overall pick is more reserved and lets his play do the talking. One area where they have something in common, though, is confidence — and Lonzo, like his father, thinks the Lakers are capable of making the playoffs in 2018. Lonzo is a bit less bullish...
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Markelle Fultz hilariously botches his Instagram ad

No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz fell into the trap of the poorly-edited Instagram ad on Thursday night.Hours after landing with the Philadelphia 76ers, Fultz, who has a partnership with Tissot, posted an ad about his new city and customized watch.Just one problem: he forgot to personalize the script. The post was swiftly deleted and a corrected version followed shortly thereafter...
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Report: Celtics trade talks about Paul George have stalled

Any progress made by the Boston Celtics toward a Paul George trade appears to have halted, according to reports.The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday that talks between the Celtics and Indiana Pacers, which had been making progress, have stalled. Wojnarowski had reported earlier in the evening that talks between the two teams were gaining momentum. For whatever reason...
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Luke Walton has great response to LaVar Ball playoff guarantee

Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton may want to get used to having to respond to outlandish LaVar Ball quotes now that Lonzo is a Laker. He got his first bit of practice in Thursday night, offering a very funny — and apt — response to Ball’s latest claim that Lonzo would lead the Lakers to the playoffs as a rookie. Walton and the Lakers knew what they were getting into. Perhaps...
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Report: Celtics refused to part with high draft picks in Jimmy Butler trade talks

Many Boston Celtics fans were left wondering why the team wasn’t more involved in the process that ultimately saw the Chicago Bulls trade Jimmy Butler, and the answer is pretty simple: Danny Ainge loves his draft picks.According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, trade talks between the Celtics and Bulls failed to gain much traction as the Celtics were unwilling to discuss...
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Joel Embiid destroys Lonzo Ball on Twitter

Look out, Lonzo Ball. The Philadelphia 76ers are coming for you.After Ball’s father LaVar made a bold playoff guarantee in an ESPN interview after the Lakers selected the UCLA guard No. 2 overall, Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons had a simple response. Simmons’ Sixers teammate, Joel Embiid, went even harder upon hearing the comment. Ball has said he’s prepared to be targeted by...
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Report: Pacers, Celtics in ‘serious discussions’ about Paul George trade

The Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics are having serious discussions about a Paul George, according to reports. Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical reported Thursday that the two sides had gained momentum on a trade, but are still some way apart. The Pacers are in no rush to get a George deal done, so they won’t be motivated to rush something through on draft night. The Celtics...
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LaVar Ball guarantees Lonzo will take Lakers to playoffs as rookie

LaVar Ball gave another strange, surreal interview with ESPN after the Los Angeles Lakers selected his son Lonzo No. 2 overall.First, LaVar had a Big Baller Brand hat ready and waiting for the moment, claiming that he had it made when Lonzo was “a baby.” LaVar proceeded to say he had two more sons to get to the Lakers in the next two years, saying he’d use “Ball control...
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Report: Timberwolves close to acquiring Jimmy Butler from Bulls

The Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly closing in on acquiring Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls.ESPN’s Marc Stein reported the news Thursday. The trade would reunite Butler with his former coach Tom Thibodeau and could signal a full-scale rebuild is underway in Chicago. It is also an indication that the Timberwolves are ready to take a big step forward in 2017-18.
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LaVar Ball says ‘Zeus and Jesus’ told him Lonzo would go to Lakers

LaVar Ball has arrived at the NBA Draft and is already holding court with his trademark big talk.Ball spoke on ESPN prior to the draft, where he once again asserted that he had spoken into existence his son Lonzo being a Laker, which is exceedingly likely to happen at No. 2 overall.LaVar Ball said, however, that he had another hint that it would happen — and it came from the gods...
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Report: Rockets still pursuing Paul George

The Houston Rockets reportedly remain engaged on trade talks regarding Paul George. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Rockets still want George, though there is no indication that anything is done yet. It’s worth noting that Houston and the Indiana Pacers may struggle to match up on a deal. George may have a preference for a different Texas team. It’s obviously a fit for...
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Report: Blazers pursuing lottery pick due to Damian Lillard’s desire for better supporting cast

Damian Lillard wants the Portland front office to send in the reinforcements.Mitch Lawrence of Sporting News reports on Thursday that the Blazers are looking to acquire a lottery pick in the draft, as Lillard has informed team executives that he wants a better supporting cast. The Blazers finished 41-41 last season and were swept in the first round of the playoffs by the Golden State...
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Kings reportedly showing major interest in Andre Drummond

Is Andre Drummond the Sacramento Kings’ post-DeMarcus Cousins savior?Detroit sportscaster Matt Dery reports on Thursday that the Kings have “big interest” in the Detroit Pistons center and talks are centered on Arron Afflalo and the No. 10 overall pick. Jokes about the Kings needing another frontcourt player aside (they already have three 23-and-under big men in Willie Cauley...
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Report: Paul George, Spurs have strong mutual interest in trade

The San Antonio Spurs may be making a run at Paul George, and they would reportedly be willing to trade for him even without a commitment beyond next season.Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders reported on Thursday that the Spurs have a “real shot” at landing George, and the Indiana Pacers star is said to have mutual interest. The belief remains that Paul intends to sign with the...
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De’Aaron Fox has funny request for team that drafts him

De’Aaron Fox is already gameplanning for when he is called up to the podium by Adam Silver on Thursday night.In an interview with The Undefeated earlier this week, the former Kentucky star said he wants the team that drafts him to give him a visor instead of a hat.“I need whoever is trying to draft me to make sure they bring a visor so it goes straight through,” said Fox, per...
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Andy Reid signs contract extension with Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that they have signed head coach Andy Reid to a contract extension.Reid is entering his fifth season with the team, and he has an overall record of 43-21. The Chiefs have made the playoffs in three of his five seasons at the helm, including the past two seasons.“I’d like to thank Clark and the entire Hunt family for the opportunity...
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Blazers reportedly open to reunion with LaMarcus Aldridge

Perhaps it’s time for LaMarcus Aldridge to start drafting his “I’m Coming Home” essay.Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News reports on Thursday that the Portland Trail Blazers “haven’t closed the door completely” on an Aldridge return and are open to reuniting with him via trade. However, Young adds that the Blazers would only be willing to do such a trade for...
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Report: Jazz receiving heavy interest in Derrick Favors

Could one of the longest-tenured members of the Utah Jazz be on the move?Jody Genessy of the Deseret News reports on Thursday that the Jazz are receiving “a lot of interest” in big man Derrick Favors. Favors, 25, has one year and $12 million left on his contract. He had a down year in 2016-17 with averages of 9.5 points and 6.1 rebounds a game, perhaps due to his customary injury...
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Report: Celtics trying to get Porzingis, price may be too high

The Boston Celtics are reportedly trying to work out a deal with the New York Knicks involving Kristaps Porzingis, but the asking price may be too high.According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Celtics have had discussions with the Knicks but — like other teams — are unwilling to meet New York’s demands. ESPN’s Marc Stein later reported that the Celtics are still...
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Report: Phil Jackson was falling asleep during pre-draft workout

Phil Jackson has a lot of work to do if he wants to turn things around for the New York Knicks in the coming years, and he is apparently working so hard that he can’t even manage to stay awake on the job.While speaking with Bob Ley on “Outside the Lines” Thursday, ESPN’s Jay Williams said he was told by a top-15 NBA prospect that Jackson was “falling in and out of sleep”...
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