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Sixers head into playoffs with healthy Ben Simmons but new, untested starting five

Philadelphia heads into the NBA’s restart — in whatever format it takes — as a team that, on the surface, benefits some from the break. Ben Simmons was expected to

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Some NBA players reportedly expect families can’t come to Orlando until September

Nothing is set in stone until the owners vote on Thursday, but the NBA’s return likely will have teams reporting to the “bubble” (or campus, or whatever term of art

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On this date in NBA history: J.R. Smith forgets the score

There comes a point in almost every NBA playoff series when one team knows it’s beat. That team threw its best punch and the other team took it and won

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Michael Jordan releases statement: ‘I am deeply saddened, truly pained, and plain angry’

Michael Jordan has been famously apolitical through his playing career and after, rarely commenting on social issues. While the “Republicans buy shoes, too” comment has always stuck to him, as

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George Floyd’s death brings back painful memories for Rockets’ Thabo Sefolosha

Thabo Sefolosha knows what it’s like to be a black man, on the ground, being beaten by police officers. Such was the scenario when George Floyd died in Minneapolis last

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J.R. Smith caught on video beating up man who allegedly vandalized his truck

Sunday was a day of mostly peaceful protests in Los Angeles in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota last week. However, some bad actors used the

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PBT Podcast: 2020 NBA Mock Draft crossover podcast, Part Deux

We’re back at it… and not just drinking beer during a podcast. Although we do that, too. For the third consecutive season, Rob Dauster of College Basketball Talk and I

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