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  • • Zion Williamson eyeing playoff berth, not ROY Award
    Zion Williamson has put the NBA on notice as the league’s latest generational talent, but the New Orleans Pelicans superstar is keeping his eye on the prize from a team perspective, eschewing a desire for individual awards and accolades. The 19-year-old phenom recently sat down for an interview with Rachel Nichols of ESPN. During the chat, Williams...2020
  • • LeBron James not apologizing for enthusiastically supporting his son
    LeBron James has caught some flak for the way he supports his son and his son’s teammates during their games, but he’s not apologizing for his behavior. James attended his son’s high school game Saturday night that was nationally televised by ESPN3. James spoke with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols before the game, which was between Bronny’s Sierra Canyon squ...2019
  • • Carmelo Anthony was preparing to retire before getting Blazers offer
    Carmelo Anthony hadn’t played an NBA game in more than a year when the Portland Trail Blazers came calling, and it seems as if he thought that he might never play again when that call came. Anthony admitted in an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols that he had started mentally preparing himself for retirement before the Blazers signed him in Novem...2019
  • • Danny Ainge blames himself, not Kyrie Irving, for Celtics' issues last season
    The 2018-19 Celtics came into the season with high hopes of competing for the Eastern Conference crown. Instead, Boston underachieved, and GM Danny Ainge wishes he would have made more changes. “I think that in hindsight, we should have cleaned out the roster a little bit to make it easier for [coach] Brad [Stevens], more joy for him to coach,” Ain...2019
  • • Danny Ainge won’t blame Kyrie Irving for Celtics’ rough 2018-19 season
    Many believe that Kyrie Irving’s mercurial behavior played a significant role in how the Boston Celtics’ 2018-19 season fell well short of expectations. Danny Ainge is not one of them. In an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols that aired Tuesday morning on “SportsCenter,” the Celtics president of basketball operations declined to blame Irving for ...2019
  • Uncertainty Over Thursday’s Preseason Game In China
    • Uncertainty Over Thursday’s Preseason Game In China
    The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers are scheduled to play a preseason game in Shanghai, China on Thursday but now there’s uncertainty that the event will take place, ESPN’s Rachel Nichols reports. Two separate Chinese events were cancelled on Wednesday, an NBA Cares benefit for the Special Olympics and another fan appreciation even...2019
  • Stephen Curry Wants To Make His Olympic Debut In 2020
    • Stephen Curry Wants To Make His Olympic Debut In 2020
    Stephen Curry has never played for Team USA in the Olympics, though the two-time NBA MVP plans on competing in Tokyo next summer. “Definitely wanna go,” Curry said in a recent interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols (h/t Nick Friedell of ESPN.com). “I’ve never been on the Olympic team. I’ve been on two World Cup cha...2019
  • • Report: Rockets sent report to NBA analyzing how refs stole title bid from them
    The Houston Rockets believed the officiating in Game 1 against the Golden State Warriors cost them a playoff win, and they apparently had much bigger complaints when the two teams met in the postseason a year ago. According to a report from ESPN’s Zach Lowe and Rachel Nichols, the Rockets put together a detailed analysis last year explaining how th...2019
  • • Rockets sent report to NBA analyzing how refs stole title bid from them
    The Houston Rockets believed the officiating in Game 1 against the Golden State Warriors cost them a playoff win, and they apparently had much bigger complaints when the two teams met in the postseason a year ago. According to a report from ESPN’s Zach Lowe and Rachel Nichols, the Rockets put together a detailed analysis last year explaining how th...2019
  • • Paul George calls Damian Lillard's game-winner 'a bad shot'
    Pulling up from the logo with the game on the line might seem like a bad shot to some, but not when you’ve got Damian Lillard’s range. The Trail Blazers guard drilled a 37-footer as time expired to close out the series against the Thunder on Tuesday night. Paul George, one of the best defenders in the NBA, was guarding Lillard on the last play of t...2019

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  • • Zion Williamson eyeing playoff berth, not ROY Award
    Zion Williamson has put the NBA on notice as the league’s latest generational talent, but the New Orleans Pelicans superstar is keeping his eye on the prize from a team perspective, eschewing a desire for individual awards and accolades. The 19-year-old phenom recently sat down for an interview with Rachel Nichols of ESPN. During the chat, Williams...2020
  • • DeMarcus Cousins: 'I'm back, and I'm not looking back'
    In advance of his Warriors debut, the four-time All-Star sat down with ESPN's Rachel Nichols to discuss his injury, his tumultuous career and the talent overload in Oakland....2019
  • • Jimmy Butler denies that he is sitting out game as form of protest
    Jimmy Butler is not going to play for the Minnesota Timberwolves in Wednesday night’s game against the Utah Jazz, but the star swingman insists he is not benching himself as a way of showing his displeasure with the franchise. Butler told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols that he has decided not to play on Wednesday because he does not feel 100 percent healthy...2018
  • • Kyrie Irving wants to stay in Boston
    Kyrie Irving is probably going to opt out following the 2018-19 NBA season. But from the looks of things, he wants to stay with the Celtics. Speaking to ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, you can tell he’s looking forward to their future.“The future is very, very bright in Boston,” he says. “Even if I ever try to think about that thought of going elsewhere, it...2018
  • • Anthony Davis believes Pelicans could make NBA Finals when DeMarcus Cousins returns
    Anthony Davis is extremely optimistic about the Pelicans’ future.Even though the team has missed the playoffs the past two seasons, Davis believes the team will be a title contender once DeMarcus Cousins returns from injury next season.He sat down with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols during All-Star Weekend, and shared some thoughts about the state of the te...2018
  • • Davis: Pelicans a title contender with healthy Cousins
    In an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols over All-Star weekend, Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis shared what he thought of the Pelicans’ ceiling before teammate DeMarcus Cousins was lost for the season to a ruptured Achilles tendon.“We could have gone through the playoffs. No one could really stop us as bigs. We go to the Finals if we went,” Davis...2018
  • • Anthony Davis: DeMarcus Cousins makes Pelicans a title contender
    The New Orleans Pelicans were always going to be fighting for a playoff spot, but Anthony Davis feels DeMarcus Cousins’ season-ending injury robbed the team of a chance to truly contend.In an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, Davis said the Pelicans would’ve been a real threat in the postseason.“We could have gone through the playoffs. No one c...2018
  • • Isaiah Thomas admits Celtics made him feel ‘hurt’ after trade
    Cavs point guard Isaiah Thomas still hasn’t played in a game with his new team — as he’s been recovering from a hip injury he suffered in the Eastern Conference Finals last season — but he continues to be peppered with questions regarding how he felt about being traded away by the Celtics in August.Thomas has been critical of Danny Ainge since the ...2017
  • • Isaiah Thomas regrets playing through hip injury in playoffs
    Isaiah Thomas battled through a hip injury during the postseason last year, and that’s the reason he has not yet made his debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Although the point guard led the Boston Celtics on a deep playoff run, he now regrets not sitting out.In a conversation with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols that aired Sunday, Thomas said he wishes he h...2017
  • • Lonzo Ball Summer League debut intro is sixth-most viewed NBA Instagram of all time
    We already knew Lonzo Ball has changed the game for the Los Angeles Lakers, who saw Summer League ticket prices skyrocket as fans flocked to watch him play. Now new information has come out, via NBA Communications, that shows just how insanely popular this young man has become in a very short amount of time.ESPN’s Rachel Nichols shared the followin...2017

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  • • Carmelo Anthony was preparing to retire before getting Blazers offer
    Carmelo Anthony hadn’t played an NBA game in more than a year when the Portland Trail Blazers came calling, and it seems as if he thought that he might never play again when that call came. Anthony admitted in an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols that he had started mentally preparing himself for retirement before the Blazers signed him in Novem...2019
  • • Danny Ainge blames himself, not Kyrie Irving, for Celtics' issues last season
    The 2018-19 Celtics came into the season with high hopes of competing for the Eastern Conference crown. Instead, Boston underachieved, and GM Danny Ainge wishes he would have made more changes. “I think that in hindsight, we should have cleaned out the roster a little bit to make it easier for [coach] Brad [Stevens], more joy for him to coach,” Ain...2019
  • • Jeff Green 'would love to come back' to the Wizards
    Jeff Green has played for six teams since the 2014-15 season and he’d like to stay put for a change. The veteran forward said he “would love to come back” to the Wizards, Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington tweets. Green is averaging 12.3 PPG, 4.0 RPG and 1.8 APG for Washington. Green, 32, signed a one-year, $2.93 million contract with the Wizard...2019
  • • People around NBA mocked Anthony Davis, agent for failed strategy
    Anthony Davis and Rich Paul’s plan to get Davis traded to the Los Angeles Lakers did not work out, and those around the NBA are sharing in the schadenfreude. On his “Brian Windhorst & the Hoop Collective podcast,” Windhorst said that he heard from multiple people mocking Davis and Paul for their failed plan to get the star traded to the Lakers. “I ...2019
  • • LeBron James comments on role recruiting plays in success
    LeBron James considers recruiting part of his job and knows that his success in Los Angeles will be tied to how effective he is in wooing free agents, as he told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols in comments relayed by ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. The Lakers will have the salary cap room to bring in at least one top-level free agent this summer, and James will be at...2018
  • • LeBron James comments on Durant drama
    LeBron James considers recruiting part of his job and knows that his success in Los Angeles will be tied to how effective he is in wooing free agents, as he told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols in comments relayed by ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. The Lakers will have the salary cap room to bring in at least one top-level free agent this summer, and James will be at...2018
  • • Raptors president: Kyle Lowry is mad at me every year
    Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri says that one of the team’s franchise cornerstones is mad at him every year. Ujiri spoke with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols on “The Jump” Wednesday and responded to comments from Kyle Lowry about their relationship. Lowry said the two essentially have a professional relationship where their roles for the Raptors are di...2018
  • • Kyle Lowry tight-lipped about relationship with Masai Ujiri
    In advance of an ESPN showdown between two Eastern Conference leaders – the Raptors and Sixers – in Toronto on Wednesday night, Kyle Lowry sat down with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols (video link) to discuss a handful of topics, including the offseason trade that sent DeMar DeRozan to San Antonio and his relationship with Raptors president of basketball ope...2018
  • • Wolves star Jimmy Butler confirms plan to play Friday vs. Warriors after sitting out Wednesday to rest
    Butler told Rachel Nichols that him sitting out is due to soreness, not to protest the trade situation...2018
  • • Wolves star Jimmy Butler says he's sitting out game to rest, confirms plan to play Friday vs. Warriors
    Butler told Rachel Nichols that he's sitting out Wednesday vs. Utah due to soreness, not to protest the trade situation...2018

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  • • Zion Williamson eyeing playoff berth, not ROY Award
    Zion Williamson has put the NBA on notice as the league’s latest generational talent, but the New Orleans Pelicans superstar is keeping his eye on the prize from a team perspective, eschewing a desire for individual awards and accolades. The 19-year-old phenom recently sat down for an interview with Rachel Nichols of ESPN. During the chat, Williams...2020
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  • • LeBron James not apologizing for enthusiastically supporting his son
    2019
  • • Jeff Green 'would love to come back' to the Wizards
    2019
  • • Dwyane Wade will seek therapy for life after basketball
    Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has four games remaining in his NBA career, and he’s already started preparing for life after basketball. Wade admitted that he intends to speak to a therapist after he moves into retirement as he will seek to come to grips with the huge life change. “I’ll be in therapy. Seriously,” Wade told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols. “I m...2019
  • • LeBron didn’t count out Rockets, 76ers
    At the end of the day, LeBron James chose the Los Angeles Lakers. But it might not have been as easy of a decision as many think. Speaking to ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, he says he gave fair consideration to both the Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers.“I definitely thought long and hard about lining up alongside Ben (Simmons) and (Joel) Embiid (of t...2018
  • • LeBron James on what was discussed with Paul George regarding Lakers
    Prior to the Los Angeles Lakers landing LeBron James in free agency, there was much chatter surrounding the possibility that All-Star forward Paul George could join him.There was the building belief that James would talk to George about heading to Los Angeles with him this offseason. During an interview with Rachel Nichols of ESPN on Wednesday, the...2018
  • • LeBron James has interesting comments on his relationship with Dan Gilbert
    LeBron James’ relationship with Dan Gilbert has been one of the NBA’s most intriguing subplots ever since he returned to Cleveland four years ago, and now James is opening up some about the two’s rapport.In an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols that ran on Wednesday, the four-time MVP made some rather interesting comments about the Cavaliers owne...2018
  • • Kenyon Martin absolutely blasts George Karl on Twitter
    George Karl is not doing himself any favors with former players. Reggie Evans came to the defense of his former Denver Nuggets teammates criticized by Karl in an upcoming book, which you can read about here. One of those teammates was Kenyon Martin, who responded by absolutely blasting Karl on Twitter. Some of those tweets were shared by ESPN’s Rac...2016
  • • Warriors deny inviting Stephen Jackson to training camp
    It turns out that Stephen Jackson’s bid for an NBA comeback may be somewhat unrequited. According to a report by Henry Wofford of CSN Bay Area on Sunday, the Warriors are saying that have NOT given Jackson an invite to training camp. The Warriors say Stephen Jackson has not been invited to camp. — Henry Wofford (@HenryWoffordCSN) July 10, 2016 Th...2016
  • • Warriors Deny Stephen Jackson's Claim He Is Going to Training Camp with Team
    2016
  • • 2016 NBA Free Agency: Everything You Need to Know from Day 6
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  • • LeBron James Caught in Difficult Balancing Act in Addressing Social Issues
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  • • Percy Harvin's Instant Fantasy Reaction After Reportedly Being Traded to Jets
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  • • Zion Williamson eyeing playoff berth, not ROY Award
    2020
  • • Uncertainty Over Thursday’s Preseason Game In China
    2019
  • • Report: Rockets sent report to NBA analyzing how refs stole title bid from them
    2019
  • • Rockets sent report to NBA analyzing how refs stole title bid from them
    2019
  • • Paul George calls Damian Lillard's game-winner 'a bad shot'
    2019
  • • DeMarcus Cousins: Warriors are ‘most hated team in sports’
    The Golden State Warriors are already starting to turn things on, and now they’ll be adding DeMarcus Cousins to the fold. Cousins is set to return on Friday after missing nearly a year recovering from a torn Achilles tendon. Ahead of his return to action, Cousins spoke with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols for an interview. He says that the Warriors, who were...2019
  • • Timberwolves cancel practice after Jimmy Butler spectacle
    After a Wednesday practice session that figures to go down as one of the notorious NBA scrimmages of the decade, the Timberwolves have cancelled their Thursday practice, according to Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic (Twitter link). As Krawczynski observes (via Twitter), head coach Tom Thibodeau complained just last week that the preseason schedule d...2018
  • • LeBron James embracing challenges ahead with Lakers
    It has been nearly a month since All-Star forward LeBron James made the decision to join the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year, $153 million deal.There have been many questions as to why James had chosen to play for the Lakers over the likes of the Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers, who are both perceived as being closer to winning an NBA titl...2018
  • • LeBron James had doubts on Cavaliers' playoff chances
    As the Cavaliers prepare for Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Warriors, the fourth consecutive meeting between the two franchises in the Finals, the journey for Cleveland was not easy. A midseason roster purge cast doubt over the Cavaliers’ ability to construct the team chemistry necessary for a deep postseason run.In an interview with ESPN’s R...2018
  • • LeBron James admits he asked Cavs not to trade Kyrie Irving
    As LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers prepare for their fourth consecutive NBA Finals matchup against the Golden State Warriors, they are seen as major underdogs.One of the primary reasons for this is the disappearing act of one Kyrie Irving, who demanded a trade last offseason. A star point guard and true difference-maker, Irving had played ...2018

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  • • NBA world reacts to Dwyane Wade beating Warriors at the buzzer
    Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat were on the verge of blowing a 24-point first-half lead at home against the Golden State Warriors Wednesday night. Down by one in the closing seconds, Miami fouled Kevin Durant to send him to the line. An 89 percent foul shooter this season, Durant hit one of two to put the defending champs up two. That’s when Wade ma...2019
  • • Kyrie Irving indicates he has no reason to leave Celtics in free agency
    Kyrie Irving’s future has been the subject of great speculation among NBA fans and media, but if you ask him, he might not even have a reason to leave the Boston Celtics after his contract ends.Irving is signed for $20 million this season and has a player option for 2019-20, which he is unlikely to exercise. There has been speculation that he could...2018
  • Kyrie Irving Talks 2019 Free Agency: ‘We’re Pretty F-ing Good Here’ in Boston
    • Kyrie Irving Talks 2019 Free Agency: ‘We’re Pretty F-ing Good Here’ in Boston
    There has been speculation that Kyrie Irving might leave the Boston Celtics as a free agent next summer. In an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, the All-Star point guard suggested that would be an unwise decision: You know all the talk about Kyrie Irving as one of the elite free agents available next summer? Not […] The post Kyrie I...2018
  • • DeMar DeRozan wipes IG account as Kawhi Leonard trade rumors heat up
    This is where we are in 2018. Rumors will swirl in an instant based solely on someone’s social media activity. If an NBA player tweets something curious, does it mean he’s being moved?In a summer that’s been filled with ridiculous rumors and innuendo, there’s potentially something concrete happening in Toronto.Early on Thursday, oddsmakers made the...2018
  • • DeMar DeRozan wiping out his Instagram leads to trade speculation
    In the most sacred and time-honored tradition of the NBA offseason, a star player is causing a mad panic with some suspect activity on social media.ESPN’s Rachel Nichols shared on Thursday that Toronto Raptors All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan had completely wiped his Instagram account.Indeed, you can see for yourself that DeRozan’s verified page, which...2018
  • • Russell Westbrook’s support made huge impression on Paul George
    Russell Westbrook’s anger over Paul George being left off the All-Star team made a huge impression on his teammate.The reserves for the All-Star team were revealed on Tuesday, and George was left off the squad in what many viewed as one of the biggest snubs. After Oklahoma City’s win over the Brooklyn Nets later that night, Westbrook went to bat fo...2018
  • • Kevin Durant hits out at speculation of rift with Stephen Curry
    Even as they bicker publicly over their chosen equipment brands, Kevin Durant maintains that rumors of a legitimate feud with Stephen Curry are extremely overblown. Durant, a Nike athlete, took a shot at Under Armour — a company that boasts Curry as its most prominent endorser — in a recent interview, sparking a public response from Curry. Rumors o...2017
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