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4:26 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The New Orleans Pelicans have parted ways with general manager Dell Demps, the team announced on Friday, clearing the way for a new top basketball executive to oversee the Anthony Davis trade talks. Demps had been Pelicans GM for nine years, which included three trips to the playoffs, but advancing
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7:10 PM ET We have the official 24 selections for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game. But how well do you know these dudes? Let’s see how you fare in our first edition of shot chart trivia. Shot chart trivia: Who am I? Here we go: 10 multiple-choice questions featuring some All-Stars and some players with
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8:00 AM ET Anthony Olivieri Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time. Six championships. Count ’em. OK, stop us if you’ve also heard this: LeBron James is the GOAT. The King is simply bigger and stronger, and he has done it longer. The two never
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7:31 AM ET It has been said that Michael Jordan‘s decision to sign with Nike was one of the greatest deals in sports history, launching a multibillion-dollar business, helping turn the company into a basketball juggernaut and changing the game for hundreds of athletes who came after him. But what if it was only the
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10:41 PM ET Malika AndrewsESPN Minneapolis — Rockets star James Harden put himself in rare company on Wednesday night, scoring at least 30 points in his 31st consecutive game. He is now tied with Wilt Chamberlain for the second-longest such streak in NBA history. Harden’s dominant 42-point effort was not enough to fend off the
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1:38 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Nearly a year after a hip procedure, Denver Nuggets guard Isaiah Thomas will make his return to play against the Sacramento Kings Wednesday, league sources tell ESPN. Thomas, who was upgraded to questionable for the Nuggets game against Sacramento in Denver, made his decision to play on Wednesday morning. Thomas
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2:20 AM ET ATLANTA — The Los Angeles Lakers limped into the All-Star break on Tuesday, falling below .500 for the first time since Nov. 7 after a 117-113 loss to Atlanta Hawks. At 28-29, the Lakers are 2.5 games back of the Sacramento Kings for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. For
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9:48 PM ET Monty McCutchen, the NBA’s vice president of referee development and training, disagreed with the National Basketball Referees Association’s defense of a no-call of a seemingly obvious travel violation by the Washington Wizards‘ Bradley Beal on Monday. McCutchen, who has held the position since 2017 after an on-court career as a ref for
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2:43 PM ET The NBA found that there was no tampering violation by the Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson in relation to potential contact with Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons. “We have concluded that Magic Johnson’s statements regarding Ben Simmons do not constitute a tampering violation,” the NBA said in
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