Giannis Antetokounmpo: “Don’t Call Me MVP Until I’m A Champion.”

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is just the third person in NBA history to win Defensive Player of the Year and MVP in the same season and, looking back, it’s impossible to say he wasn’t deserving of either.

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Nets interested in Jrue Holiday trade

Larry Brown Sports

The Brooklyn Nets may be in the hunt for another standout player to pair with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant.

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Who’s the best golfer inside the NBA bubble? It’s probably not a player

USA Today

The Miami Heat’s practice had ended, and forward Andre Iguodala left the gym talking on his phone.

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Louisville wants nonconference bubble Nov. 25-Dec. 5

Yardbarker

Add the Louisville Cardinals to the list of college basketball programs embracing isolated bubble sites for nonconference play. 

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LeBron James Was the Most Valuable Player in the NBA This Year

The Big Lead

On Friday, Giannis Antetokounmpo was named NBA MVP for the second consecutive season. While Antetokounmpo was statistically the best player in the league this year, I'm firm in my belief that LeBron James was the most valuable player in the NBA during the 2019-20 season. He deserved the award.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo sees being a Buck long-term ‘as long as everybody’s on the same page’

The Score

Giannis Antetokounmpo won his second straight NBA MVP award Friday and became the first player since Hakeem Olajuwon to take MVP and Defensive Player of the Year honors in the same season.

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Brad Stevens held team meeting with Celtics leaders following locker room arguments

Yardbarker

The Boston Celtics could either implode or use their heated locker room argument following Thursday's Game 2 loss to the Miami Heat as a way to bounce back in the Eastern Conference Finals. 

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2020 Maui Invitational moved to Asheville

ESPN

The 2020 Maui Invitational is moving to North Carolina, sources told ESPN.

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Jamarius Burton eligible for Texas Tech Red Raiders after NCAA transfer waiver

Dallas Morning News

According to head coach Chris Beard, Texas Tech transfer Jamarius Burton has been granted a waiver by the NCAA to play for the Red Raiders this season.

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LeBron’s 2020 Playoff Run Is Remarkably Similar To Kobe’s Championship Run In 2009

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LeBron James and the L.A. Lakers are just eight wins away from winning an NBA Championship. It’s obviously a pivotal moment for the players and the franchise that will impact a lot of narratives going forward.

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Michael Malone cracks funny ‘3-1’ joke ahead of Lakers series

Larry Brown Sports

The Denver Nuggets are unstoppable these playoffs when down 3-1, and head coach Michael Malone almost wants to keep playing from behind.

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Steve Nash reveals how he plans to use Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving on offense

Clutch Points

New Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash talked about how he’s going to use superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving on offense next season with New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard J.J. Redick on Redick’s podcast.

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Jimmy Butler: The Incredible Rise To Stardom In The NBA

Fadeaway World

Jimmy “Buckets” has taken the NBA by storm this season. He seemingly came out of nowhere during his tenure with the Chicago Bulls, before signing with the Minnesota Timberwolves and ultimately getting traded to the Philadelphia 76ers. Now, he is the leader and best player for a team that is in the Eastern Conference Finals with a chance to make the NBA Finals. Butler, quite frankly, has been an incredible star in the NBA during this decade.

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Kings Hiring Monte McNair As Head Of Basketball Operations

Yahoo! Sports

The Sacramento Kings are hiring Houston Rockets assistant general manager Monte McNair as their head of basketball operations, The Athletic reports.

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Bradley Beal shows his class and maturity after All-NBA snub

Essentially Sports

The All-NBA teams are out for the 2019-20 season and fans are going mad over the Washington Wizards star being snubbed. Bradley Beal has been overlooked by the voters once again.

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NCAA schedules return date for college basketball season on Nov. 25

14 News

The NCAA has reportedly set a date for the return of college basketball.

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Blake Griffin, Derrick Rose not participating in Detroit Pistons’ workouts

ESPN

Phase 1 of the NBA in-market bubble has started for the Detroit Pistons, but veterans Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose, and free agents Christian Wood and Langston Galloway aren't participating right now, according to coach Dwane Casey.

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Clippers Fan Burns Paul George Jersey After Early Playoff Exit

TMZ

"Would you look at that? It's the first time Paul George has been on fire all night!"

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Five-star Nathan Bittle, the nation’s No. 17 prospect, commits to Ducks

CBS Sports

Oregon landed its first basketball commitment of the 2021 recruiting cycle Tuesday, and it's a big one. Five-star center Nathan Bittle announced his pledge to the Ducks, giving Dana Altman the seventh five-star commitment of his tenure at the school. The 6-foot-11 Bittle is ranked the No. 17 overall player in the 2021 class, according to the 247Sports Composite ranking. He chose Oregon over Gonzaga and UCLA, among others. 

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Orlando to host EIGHT early season college basketball events

College Hoops Today

The Champions Classic is going to Disney World!

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Russell Westbrook Isn’t a Good Complement For Anyone

Fadeaway World

Another season, another early playoff exit for the Houston Rockets. Despite having stars, experience, and total commitment to their system, H-Town is once again left watching the postseason play out form home.

The difference this time is that not everyone can agree on who is the most to blame.

Could it be James Harden, who has shown major trouble stepping up when his team needs him most? Is it D’Antoni, whose anti-midrange approach has left the Rockets predictable and vulnerable to inevitable cold streaks? Is it Daryl Morey, who is responsible for trading Chris Paul and Clint Capela?

How about Russell Westbrook? His playstyle has always been a huge controversy and many even call it a detriment to his team. In what one Eastern Conference coach told Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, Russ is the type of guy that makes it harder for other star teammates to succeed.

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Magic Johnson teases Showtime Lakers documentary

Clutch Points

NBA legend and Los Angeles Lakers icon Magic Johnson is teasing Purple and Gold fans with a Showtime documentary.

Johnson was at the Lakers’ practice facility on Monday, as the Showtime doc has evidently already begun production. The 12-time All-Star ran into Los Angeles owner Jeanie Buss as well.

Michael Jordan’s “The Last Dance” docuseries was epic, so we can surmise this Showtime doc will be good as well.

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Sheriff Challenges LeBron James To Match Reward Money To Catch Shooter

Total Pro Sports

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is calling out LeBron James personally to take action on behalf of the police.

Over the weekend, two deputies, a 31-year-old female and a 24-year-old male, were sitting in their squad car at a Metro rail station in Compton when a suspect walked up and opened fire through an open window on the passenger side. The deputies were able to radio for help. The department tweeted a video of the shooting that shows a person opening fire with a pistol.

On Monday, the sheriff asked LeBron to match the reward money that’s already on the table to help find the shooter.

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2020 Battle 4 Atlantis moved to South Dakota

The Score

This year's Battle 4 Atlantis, one of college basketball's marquee early season tournaments, will take place at the Sanford Pentagon in South Dakota, sources told CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein.

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Fox News’ Top 10 NBA Players List Is Very Controversial: Shaquille O’Neal 3rd, Kobe Bryant 6th

Fadeaway World

Top 10 lists are always controversial and that takes a different dimension when you talk about NBA players. The GOAT debate is a hot topic in the league but that doesn’t raise as many eyebrows as the top 10 best ballers in NBA history. That is indeed a sensitive topic since nobody has the same perception or taste of players.

Fox News gave his two pennies on this matter delivering their own Top 10 NBA players list and as usual, it was controversial. To make things worse, it was not even because of the #1 spot, which belongs to Michael Jordan, followed by LeBron James. Things go wrong when we see #3, which according to FN, belongs to Shaquille O’Neal.

O’Neal’s pure dominance was the reason why the NBA was forced to change its rules. First, when O’Neal was a member of the Orlando Magic in 1993, he made a put-back dunk that was so strong, that it basically broke the backboard, and the goal ended up folding and lowering to the floor. This caused the NBA to have a backup hoop in every arena.

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