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Kristaps Porzingis tells people Latvia is right by Australia

When Jeremy Schaap does a longform interview, you know you’re in for a treat. The veteran sports reporter knows how to tell a story.His E:60 feature on Kristaps Porzingis comes out Sunday morning. Until then, however, we got a small clip of the interview to hold us over — and it’s hilarious. Schaap asked Porzingis, “when you tell your teammates, when you first tell them you’re...
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Report: Rockets have 'serious chance' at landing Chris Paul

ESPN NBA Insider Chris Haynes appeared on SportsCenter Saturday night and said there is a “serious chance” the Houston Rockets could land Chris Paul in free agency. Haynes is one of the most plugged-in NBA reporters out there, so when he says there’s a serious chance of something happening, that means it’s probably a real possibility. We had previously heard the Rockets were...
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Harrison Barnes asked Nowitzki for advice, got burned

Dirk Nowitzki has been a fixture in the NBA for a long, long time — 19 seasons, to be exact. He’s made 13 All-Star Games, won an NBA Championship, and claimed an MVP award.Though it’s been a long time since the “Big Three” era in Dallas, Dirk is still a valuable NBA forward. This season, he averaged 14.2 points and 6.5 boards per game. Fortunately, he’s not ready to retire...
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Grandpa Ball reveals LaVar Ball’s childhood nickname

Lonzo Ball’s grandfather seems like a genuine guy who’s super proud of his grandson, Lonzo, whom the Lakers drafted second overall in Thursday’s NBA Draft.TMZ was able to track down LaVar Ball’s father at Los Angeles International Airport. One interesting point of the interview: Grandpa Ball continually referred to LaVar as “Bravo,” a nickname he gave to LaVar as a young...
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Joel Embiid might get a contract extension after playing only 31 career games

Joel Embiid has been on the Philadelphia 76ers’ roster for three seasons, but he has played in only 31 career games. Embiid sat out his first two seasons, and he missed the second half of this past year, but his performance in the first half of the season was very promising. Embiid averaged 20.2 points and 7.8 rebounds in only 25.4 minutes per game. He also shot 37 percent from...
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Kwame Brown says Michael Jordan never made him cry

Kwame Brown has had the misfortune of being labeled a “bust” for much of his life.The No. 1 pick in the 2001 draft actually carved out a nice NBA career. He played for 12 seasons, and in his third, he averaged 10.9 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. It’s true that he never became a superstar, but Brown stepped into some tough circumstances.For example: he had to play with the...
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Ricky Davis loves modern NBA, thinks he would dominate

It’s easy to forget now, but there was a time when Ricky Davis was one of the most promising young guards in the NBA. He never made an All-Star Game, but he averaged 20.6 points per game in 2002-03 with Cleveland, and he averaged more than 19 two other times in his career.Davis is perhaps most remembered for shooting on his own hoop, with his team up by 25 and six seconds remaining...
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Kevin Durant wears hilarious cupcake hat

Now that he’s officially an NBA champion and a Finals MVP, Kevin Durant is letting the petty flow through this veins.Durant attended Golden State Warriors teammate JaVale McGee’s charity softball game on Saturday wearing an apparently custom-made hat featuring a cupcake with a championship ring on top instead of a cherry. Of course, the cupcake theme had been a major part of...
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LeBron's new bald look sparks latest social media craze

LeBron James didn’t wait long after the NBA Finals to get back on social media — or back in the gym. Three days after the Warriors finished off the Cavaliers in Game 5, LeBron posted an Instagram video of himself working out and celebrating his new bald head. James danced and sang along to Tee Grizzley’s track, “First Day Out.” The video was funny for a number of reasons...
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LaVar Ball was trolled by his college coach in 1988 interview

LaVar Ball has cemented himself as a well-known figure in sports. As ESPN’s Darren Rovell pointed out, Ball and his son, Lonzo, were two of three most-tweeted-about people during Thursday night’s NBA Draft. LaVar has made some pretty audacious claims about his playing ability. Though he was by all accounts an average college player, he talks as if he could still get buckets in...
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Kings’ pick of De’Aaron Fox helped Sacramento fan score date with crush

Sacramento fans probably would’ve been happier with the Kings’ draft if they had taken sharpshooter Malik Monk at No. 10 — the Kings instead traded down, snagging Portland’s picks, and got Justin Jackson (No. 15) and Harry Giles (No. 20) — but all in all, the Kings had a very solid night Thursday. They walked away with Jackson, Giles, Kansas’ Frank Mason, and – most...
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Josh Jackson threw out one of the worst first pitches you’ll ever see

Many draft pundits believed the Phoenix Suns were lucky to have Kansas swingman Josh Jackson fall to them at No. 4. Some NBA experts, including ESPN’s Jalen Rose, had said Jackson was the best player in the whole draft. Jackson is a dunk machine, an athletic freak who can fly above the rim and play lockdown perimeter defense with the best of them. If you’ve watched him play...
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Hornets GM mistakenly introduces Dwayne Bacon as Dwyane Wade

Charlotte Hornets GM Rich Cho definitely knows how to say “no pressure.”At Friday’s introductory press conference for new draftees Malik Monk and Dwayne Bacon, Cho mistakenly referred to Bacon as “Dwyane Wade.” It probably doesn’t help that Bacon is a shooting guard like Wade and that he played his college ball at Florida State, just a few hundred miles north of where...
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Draymond Green sent vulgar texts to GM after draft pick

Golden State has a knack for finding promising young prospects.The Warriors were fortunate enough to have Stephen Curry (No. 7, 2009) and Klay Thompson (No. 11, 2011) fall to them in the lottery. In 2012, when other teams passed on Draymond Green because of perceived limitations in his game (“he doesn’t have a position”), the Warriors were happy to snag him at No. 35.Even in...
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Klay Thompson tried to throw down a 360 for fans in China, got brutally stuffed by the rim

Klay Thompson was huge for the Golden State Warriors in this year’s NBA Finals. Thompson averaged 16.4 points per game, shot 43 percent from three-point range, and – most importantly – played lockdown defense on Kyrie Irving. Klay doesn’t draw as much attention as Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant, but without him, the series (which Golden State won in five games) would have...
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A Michael Jordan diehard got a tattoo of LeBron James crying on his leg

People are willing to go to extreme lengths to showcase their sports fandom. Fans’ allegiance to their favorite teams and players is so intense that some are even willing to permanently etch it onto their skin. Take, for example, the Oklahoma football fan who earlier this month got Baker Mayfield’s image tattooed on him because Mayfield retweeted him. Or — in a more regrettable...
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Charles Oakley: Kristaps Porzingis was ‘wrong’ to skip exit meeting

He may have his disagreements with New York Knicks ownership, but that’s not stopping Charles Oakley from telling it like it is.In a Friday interview with the New York Daily News’ Stefan Bondy, the retired great criticized Kristaps Porzingis for skipping his year-end exit meeting.“He’s wrong for that. You can’t do that,” said Oakley. “Not being two years in the league...
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Nebraska coach leaves door open for Keyshawn Johnson Jr. to return

Keyshawn Johnson Jr. has decided to step away from playing football at Nebraska while he works on some personal issues, but Cornhuskers head coach Mike Riley has made it clear the wide receiver is welcome back at any time.Johnson, who arrived in Nebraska as a true freshman back in January, was cited for marijuana possession earlier this month. His father, former NFL receiver Keyshawn...
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Report: Mavs consider re-signing Nerlens Noel top offseason priority

Nerlens Noel is set to become a restricted free agent this summer, and the 23-year-old big man will likely receive max contract offers from multiple teams. According to one report, that won’t matter to the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs are likely going to match any offer to Noel, as Marc Stein is reporting that re-signing Noel is their No. 1 priority this offseason. As Stein noted...
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Dolphins reached out to Peyton Manning about possible comeback

The Miami Dolphins were desperate for quarterback help when Ryan Tannehill went down with a knee injury late last season, and they apparently thought there was an outside chance they could convince Peyton Manning to embark on one more Super Bowl quest.In an interview with the Times-Picayune on Friday, Archie Manning revealed that he witnessed a text message conversation between his...
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Knicks fan explains motive behind Porzingis billboard

If Phil Jackson wanted to know how New York Knicks fans feel about the possibility of Kristaps Porzingis being traded, he only needed to look at the massive yellow billboard outside Madison Square Garden earlier in the week.The sign had a very simple message: “DONT TRADE PORZINGIS.” As you can see, the ad space was rented by a digital media company called Cycle. It went live...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith backpedals, praises Lamar Odom

Stephen A. Smith came under fire this week for taking what many considered a cheap shot at Lamar Odom, and the ESPN personality released a statement on Friday in an attempt to clarify his comments.Earlier in the week, Smith was ranting about Phil Jackson when he noted that one of the Knicks president’s first moves with the team was to sign Lamar Odom at the end of the 2013-2014...
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Report: Knicks afraid of Porzingis rebelling, hurting their image

Phil Jackson’s willingness to trade Kristaps Porzingis seemingly has little to do with the former first-round pick’s game and everything to do with his attitude toward the team.Porzingis skipped his exit meeting with the New York Knicks after the season, and his brother and agent Janis Porzingis recently said Kristaps does not want to be traded “despite how the Knicks are treating...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the toughest divisions in the NFL

An ongoing debate among NFL fans is which division has the best rivalries and the toughest schedule. And while the latter half of the argument changes on a year-to-year basis, it’s still a fun and often intense debate.The 2016 regular season brought about a few surprises that changed the divisional power dynamic, and 2017 will likely bring about more. But for the time being ...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr: I’ll hand off to Marshawn Lynch, not throw at 1-yard line

Derek Carr held a press conference on Friday to officially announce that he has signed a five-year extension with the Oakland Raiders, and he managed to work in a shot at the Seattle Seahawks while chatting with the media. Carr, who is now the highest-paid player in the NFL with an average annual salary of $25 million, said he does not feel any added pressure to light up the stat...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss
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