Philadelphia 76ers Ben Simmons holds key to 76ers NBA Playoffs

The Philadelphia 76ers Ben Simmons defies traditional roles as he continues to pillage the NBA with triple doubles. But as the season draws to a close, he holds the key to carrying the Philadelphia 76ers into the playoffs Philadelphia 76ers’ point guard Ben Simmons is just an NBA rookie. A rookie in the sense that […] Philadelphia 76ers Ben Simmons holds key to 76ers NBA Playoffs...
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NBA Rising Stars 2018: Sixers' Ben Simmons, Dario Saric standouts in World Team's 155-121 win

The Sixers were well-represented at the NBA's Rising Stars game, pitting the league's best freshman and sophomore players against each other. Watch video   LOS ANGELES -- The Staples Center court was lined with celebrities and NBA legends, from Kevin Hart to Shaquille O'Neal. Jaden Smith performed at halftime. This was all for...
9 hours ago

How Emmanuel Mudiay can impact the future of the Knicks

New York Knicks General Manager Scott Perry made his first trade with the organization about an hour before the trade deadline, shipping out sharpshooter Doug McDermott and the rights to the previously acquired Clippers’ 2018 second-right draft pick, while receiving Denver Nuggets’ PG Emmanuel Mudiay, the No. 7 overall selection in the 2015 draft. Perry has publicly stated his desire...
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Philly was well represented in Rising Stars Challenge

The Philadelphia 76ers arrived in nearly full force to the Mountain Dew Rising Stars Challenge, with Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Dario Saric starting for the World team. Point guard Ben Simmons is from Melbourne, Australia. Center Joel Embiid is from Yauonde, Cameroon. And finally, power forward Dario Saric hails from Sibenik, Croatia. All three […] Philly was well represented...
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11 hours ago

The All-Star excitement is in full force

There are four Warriors in the All-Star Game, plus another in the Three-Point Contest. Get excited. The NBA All-Star weekend is kind of funny. The game’s greatest athletes, a collection of hyper-competitive, take-everything-seriously pros, gather together for a series of silly contests, and a game that is pure exhibition. On the one hand, the weekend is often criticised for not...
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Bradley Beal enters first All-Star Game on a roll with Wizards in John Wall's absence

Beal still scores a ton but he also is running Washington's offense with Wall out
13 hours ago

Utah Jazz rook Mitchell, US team walloped in Rising Stars game

First-year phenom Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz joined the US team for Friday’s Rising Stars game at NBA All-Star Weekend. The NBA’s Rising Stars game officially tipped off the festivities at All-Star Weekend 2018. As is its custom, the annual rookie-sophomore bout was more about style than substance; dazzling dunks in lieu of defense. […] Utah Jazz rook Mitchell, US team walloped...
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13 hours ago

WATCH: Kyle Kuzma After 2018 NBA Rising Stars Game

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma finished with 20 pts, 7 reb and 2 ast in a 155-124 loss to the World team at the NBA Rising Star game. Help us bring you even more coverage by SUBSCRIBING TO OUR CHANNEL: Kobe Bryant's Most Savage Practice EVER!!! Kobe, Has...
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WATCH: Knicks' Frank Ntilikina on the mic at NBA All-Star Weekend

Ahead of Friday's Rising Stars Challenge, Frank Ntilikina reflects on the impact of the game in today's @NBA and more of what to look for for.
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Nash, Kidd, Hill among finalists for basketball Hall of Fame

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Point guards could run the show in the next Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class, with Jason Kidd and two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash among the 13 finalists announced Saturday morning. Ray Allen, Grant Hill, Maurice Cheeks and Chris Webber also made the cut, but the two standout point guards are all but locks to headline the class, which will be unveiled...
14 hours ago

They wear how many pairs? 5 facts about the NBA sneaker world

Shoe facts — Players on the Nuggets roster will wear an average of about 50 pairs of sneakers throughout a season, according to equipment manager Sparky Gonzales. But some will wear far more. There are certain players, Gonzales said, who will wear a new pair of shoes for every game and every practice, putting their total every season at well over 100 pairs. — Michael Jordan’s deal...
Via The Denver Post
14 hours ago

Giannis: I want LeBron to join the Bucks

Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo is probably going to get hit with a tampering fine from the NBA.While discussing once more who he would pick in an All-Star draft, Giannis would double down. It’s LeBron James, but that’s not all.“I would pick LeBron. … I want to have a good relationship with him before his free agency. You get it? I want him to come and play next year for the Bucks...
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WATCH: Lonzo Ball Picks Which Lakers Teammate He Would Rap With

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball didn't play in the NBA Rising Stars game but talked after about what he thought of the game, his new mixtape and which teammate he would have as a feature on a song. Help us bring you even more coverage by SUBSCRIBING TO OUR CHANNEL: Kobe Bryant's Most Savage Practice EVER!...
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LeBron's reminder: 'I am more than an athlete'

LeBron James opined recently on the state of race relations in America and his view of the leadership in Washington, and he was taken to task for those stances by a Fox News host. He replied with an image on Instagram.
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Frank Ntilikina era may be dawning for the Knicks

LOS ANGELES — There’s a possibility rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina will go from the no-defense Rising Stars game Friday at Staples Center straight into the Knicks’ starting lineup. The 19-year-old Frenchman, who hasn’t yet made a start, is hopeful. After the Knicks blew a 27-point lead to the Wizards on Wednesday, coach Jeff Hornacek...
Via New York Post
14 hours ago

How Bogdan Bogdanovic shot his way to the top of Rising Stars Challenge

Kings' rookie from Serbia took over ahead of better-known teammates
15 hours ago

The Tale of the Circle City Skyscrapers featuring Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis

The Indiana Pacers struck gold with these two young bigs in Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis, but can they make it work in the years to come? The Indiana Pacers have the best of “problems”, if you want to call it that. The Pacers have a pair of both young and skilled centers which is […] The Tale of the Circle City Skyscrapers featuring Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis - 8 Points...
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15 hours ago

Ben Simmons shows off versatility in Rising Stars Challenge

Kevin Pelton dishes out grades for every player in the World Team's dominant victory in Friday's tipoff to All-Star Weekend.
15 hours ago

Los Angeles Lakers players relatively quiet in Rising Stars Game

The Los Angeles Lakers players who participated in the Rising Stars Challenge were relatively quiet. The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers are hosting the NBA All-Star break this year. The festivities got underway with the celebrity game on Friday night. Following that game, some of the NBA’s brightest young stars took center court. […] Los Angeles Lakers players relatively...
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15 hours ago
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