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Impartial and curious basketball observers should welcome good information in all its forms.

The two-time NBA MVP is giving a seven-figure donation to cover the cost of Howard’s golf program for six years at a time when similar programs at HBCUs are struggling to survive.

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But a clunky showing on offense revealed their vulnerability.


With new commitment to sports science, Wizards eye their own version of load management

How will the team's new sports science staff handle a workhorse like Bradley Beal during the upcoming 82-game season?

In rethinking the Wizards, Ted Leonsis blocked the noise and called Barack Obama (and 77 others)

Taking a patient approach in developing Monumental Basketball, Leonsis also leaned on insight from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, legendary coach Gregg Popovich and executives from other leagues.

Caron Butler, in joining Wizards telecast, cites Phil Chenier as inspiration

Butler will call about 20 games for NBC Sports Washington alongside new play-by-play man Justin Kutcher.

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Fox should be able to parlay his participation with USA Basketball into greater fame and fortune with Sacramento.

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The center, once a budding superstar and one of the league's most arresting figures, suffered a torn ACL, his third major injury in 19 months.

Taking a patient approach in developing Monumental Basketball, Leonsis also leaned on insight from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, legendary coach Gregg Popovich and executives from other leagues.

Telfair won national player of the year honors in high school before going to straight to the NBA, where he failed to make a major impact over a 10-year career.

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With so many superstars flocking to the West Coast, the NBA has reduced the number of nationally televised games that tip off at 10:30 p.m. Eastern time.

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With limited starpower at his disposal, Popovich has cast USA Basketball in the mold of his San Antonio Spurs teams by relying on systems to produce winning basketball.

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“We’re both alike,” Middleton said. “We’re not backing down from anything or anybody. I know he’s going to take that game very personally.”

“I hate when people talk about certain guys and say they can’t work together,” the Rockets forward said.

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Through media reports, to which Durant has been known to pay attention, a charged atmosphere of uncertainty about his calf injury and his willingness to play through it built up before he tore his Achilles' in Game 5 against the Raptors.

An agent’s qualifications come into question with a rule that indirectly seems aimed at growing player empowerment.

“Trae is a stud,” all-star Kemba Walker said of the rookie of the year runner-up. Will the Hawks point guard live up to a widely expected breakout in his second season?

The USA Basketball coaches said they hope that a gold medal run at the FIBA World Cup can bring people together during a "divisive" time.

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NBA stars once revived USA Basketball. But with many passing on this summer’s World Cup run, there’s perhaps a lack of necessary urgency.

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USA Basketball is stuck with a B-team, but here's a group that could still win gold at the FIBA World Cup.

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Golden State made sure to keep its championship core intact by locking up Green, who was set to be a free agent next summer.

The slate of games revealed Friday includes a battle for L.A. bragging rights and a clash between the Rockets and Warriors at Golden State's brand new Chase Arena in San Franciso.

In an interview with Stephen A. Smith on ESPN's "First Take," the 10-time all-star reflected on the doubts regarding his future after less than a month in Houston.

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Analysis: Steve Kerr’s ‘Strength in Numbers’ mantra paying off for Warriors in the NBA Finals

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The Latest: Warriors even NBA Finals with 109-104 win

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The Latest: Brack Obama arrives for Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Torontoxxxx p.m.

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