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12:28 PM ET LaVar Ball is “restructuring” Big Baller Brand and plans to relaunch a new website, according to a company spokesman. The company has been effectively defunct for several months in the wake of a financial and legal dispute with his former business partner Alan Foster. The company’s previous website now redirects to a
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3:41 AM ET LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard‘s long-awaited Clippers debut began with Lakers fans booing his introduction and interrupting his pregame message thanking the fans in L.A. Once the game tipped off, he got off to a slow start. By the time his first home game at Staples Center was over, though, Leonard made
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4:47 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN Zion Williamson‘s first dance with the New Orleans Pelicans will have to wait. The team announced on Monday afternoon that Williamson had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to treat a torn meniscus. The Pelicans expect Williamson will miss six to eight weeks. Williamson would miss approximately 20 games on
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12:29 PM ET Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield has agreed to a four-year, $94 million contract extension, league sources told ESPN. The deal includes $86 million in guaranteed money, eight million in exceedingly reachable bonuses and another $12 million in incentives that could elevate the deal to $106 million over the term of the deal,
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6:05 PM ET EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma has been ruled out of the season opener against the LA Clippers, Lakers coach Frank Vogel said Sunday. It is unknown just how much of the start to the regular season that Kuzma, who was cleared for non-contact practice last week after
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12:06 AM ET ESPN News Services MIAMI — Shooting guard Dion Waiters has been suspended by the Miami Heat for their season opener against Memphis on Wednesday night for what was described as “conduct detrimental to the team.” “There were a number of unacceptable incidents this week, culminating with his unprofessional conduct on the bench
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3:45 PM ET Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder has agreed to a long-term contract extension, league sources tell ESPN. Snyder had two years left on his deal, and a new contract extends multiple years beyond that term, sources said. After upgrading the team’s talent-base over the summer, locking Snyder into an extension had been a
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2:47 PM ET Forward Pascal Siakam has agreed to a four-year, $130 million maximum rookie contract extension, agents Todd Ramasar and Jaafar Choufani told ESPN. Siakam, considered the cornerstone of the Raptors’ future, is the third player in the 2016 NBA draft class to agree to a maximum contract — along with the Philadelphia 76ers‘
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12:13 AM ET NEW YORK — Following a Brooklyn Nets preseason game on Friday that saw two groups of protesters wearing T-shirts that said “Stand with Hong Kong,” guard Kyrie Irving met with reporters and talked about his thoughts on last week’s tense trip to China for the first time. Irving specifically addressed what transpired
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11:25 PM ET ESPN News Services MIAMI — The Houston Rockets‘ final preseason game Friday night didn’t go as smoothly as hoped. Russell Westbrook — who has been dealing with some dislocated fingers on his right hand — left the team’s game against the Miami Heat in the fourth quarter in obvious discomfort. The star
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1:30 PM ET Associated Press DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Dennis Rodman is pleading not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of slapping a man who was celebrating the former NBA star’s birthday at a Florida bar in May. Rodman’s attorney Lorne Berkeley denied the accusation and said an investigation will exonerate the retired player. Delray Beach
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12:11 AM ET Eric WoodyardESPN MILWAUKEE — Two things stood out to Giannis Antetokounmpo as he glanced at the stat sheet while addressing media members Thursday night following the completion of the Milwaukee Bucks‘ first undefeated preseason since 1997: 3-pointers and turnovers. Despite the Bucks committing 21 turnovers and going 11-for-40 (27.5%) from 3 in
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4:04 PM ET NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday that the league is already dealing with “fairly dramatic” financial consequences from Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey’s support of Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters. “The losses have already been substantial,” Silver said at the Time 100 Summit, in his first public comments about the NBA’s relationship with
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3:44 AM ET LOS ANGELES — Anthony Davis scanned the halftime stats Wednesday night in his debut playing at Staples Center in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform and noticed an uneven equation: He had only six points on 2-for-4 shooting, yet the Lakers were up 26 points on the Golden State Warriors. He told LeBron
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6:41 PM ET BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari came out strongly against the idea that the NBA would consider expanding beyond its current draft format, which includes two rounds. Speaking at the SEC Tipoff event on Wednesday afternoon, Calipari argued that the more rounds wouldn’t be for the NBA but rather to
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