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Dennis Smith Jr calls out judges’ scoring in Dunk Contest

Dennis Smith Jr came up short in Saturday night’s Slam Dunk Contest, and he had a few choice words for the judges’ scores afterwards.The Dallas Mavericks rookie failed to advance to the championship round in the competition and took to social media roughly an hour after it ended. In a tweet, Smith pointed to the fact that a double-pump dunk of his barely got a better score than a...
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February 18, 2018  |  Discuss

Box Score 7/7: NBA silly season reaches New York

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 waiting to see if the Knicks try to bring back Patrick Ewing while they're making amends. Happy birthday today to Michelle Kwan, Chris Andersen, Patrick Lalime, Lisa Leslie, Joe Sakic and Len Barker. On this date in...
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July 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Big Names: Lisa Leslie, Kenny Mayne, James Franklin

Former WNBA star Lisa Leslie will appear on TNT’s NBA studio show Thursday. In other news, ESPN will hold onto SportsCenter anchor Kenny Mayne, and Penn State coach James Franklin will serve as a guest analyst on FOX Saturday. Lisa Leslie Appearing on TNT Studio Show Former Los Angeles Sparks F Lisa Leslie will join [...]
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Lisa Leslie: Brittney Griner would have to bulk up to play in NBA

Could Brittney Griner play in the NBA? That has been a debated topic since Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said last week that he would consider taking the former Baylor star in the NBA draft, or at least giving her a shot to try out for the roster. Lisa Leslie is one of the best women’s basketball players of all time. Even though playing in the NBA was never a goal for her, she...
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April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Lisa Leslie says Brittney Griner deserves to be on the Olympic Roster

On Tuesday morning, LBS spoke with WNBA legend and four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie, who was touring to promote the Capital One Cup. The Capital One Cup is awarded each year to the men’s and women’s athletic programs with the most points based on academic and athletic performance. Leslie said she is proud to be a part of it because it honors student athletes — something...
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April 03, 2012  |  2 Comments

Lisa Leslie Stands by Stanford over UConn Pick for NCAA Women’s Final Four

Former three-time WNBA MVP Lisa Leslie says she’s standing by her pick of Stanford to beat UConn in the NCAA women’s basketball Final Four this weekend. Leslie spoke to Larry Brown Sports on behalf of the Capital One Cup which will award $200,000 to fund graduate-level scholarships for college athletes. The current leaders are Cal [...]
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April 01, 2011  |  Discuss

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