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Dallas Mavericks forward Reggie Bullock named NBA’s 2021-22 Social Justice Champion

Dallas Mavericks forward Reggie Bullock named NBA’s 2021-22 Social Justice Champion 8:51 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN Dallas Mavericks forward Reggie Bullock has been named the league’s 2021-22 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion, the NBA announced on Sunday. Bullock becomes the second recipient of the award behind Carmelo Anthony, who won a season ago. Bullock was …

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Trailing Miami Heat, Ime Udoka, Boston Celtics seek to ‘combat some of their aggressiveness’

Trailing Miami Heat, Ime Udoka, Boston Celtics seek to ‘combat some of their aggressiveness’ 3:37 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN BOSTON — The Boston Celtics pride themselves on being the more physical team in every game they play. It’s something coach Ime Udoka has made a point of emphasis since taking over as the team’s coach …

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Michigan men’s basketball coach Juwan Howard declines Los Angeles Lakers’ interest

Michigan men’s basketball coach Juwan Howard declines Los Angeles Lakers’ interest University of Michigan coach Juwan Howard recently declined a Los Angeles Lakers overture on the franchise’s coaching job, electing to remain at his alma mater where Howard will coach his two sons next season, sources told ESPN. The Lakers have a formal search process …

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NBA fines Dallas Mavericks $100,000 for third bench-decorum violation of postseason

NBA fines Dallas Mavericks $100,000 for third bench-decorum violation of postseason DALLAS — The Mavericks were fined $100,000 for “continuing to violate league rules regarding team bench decorum,” the NBA announced Sunday. It is the third time the Mavericks have been fined for bench-decorum violations this postseason. The fines have totaled $175,000, doubling on each …

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Jeremy Sochan’s journey to be ‘that irritating player’ in the NBA continued at Chicago pre-draft camp

Jeremy Sochan’s journey to be ‘that irritating player’ in the NBA continued at Chicago pre-draft camp CHICAGO — Jeremy Sochan’s mother, Aneta, left him with one phrase as he began his basketball sojourn a few years ago: “Be cheeky.” “I’ve always had that little edge,” Sochan said Friday. “My mom, she was my first coach, …

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Miami Heat survive Jimmy Butler’s exit to earn gutsy win vs. Boston Celtics in Game 3

Miami Heat survive Jimmy Butler’s exit to earn gutsy win vs. Boston Celtics in Game 3 BOSTON — The Miami Heat took their Game 2 loss to the Boston Celtics personally. That was the message coming out of a proud Heat locker room after a gutsy 109-103 win on Saturday night that gave them a …

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New York Knicks’ Obi Toppin Talks Fashion & Future on Dwyane Wade Panel

New York Knicks’ Obi Toppin Talks Fashion & Future on Dwyane Wade Panel “Rewalks” and virtual reality are set to define the future of professional basketball, according to New York Knicks star Obi Toppin. The third-year metropolitan was one of several young basketball stars gathered by Dwyane Wade to discuss the future of the game, …

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Orlando Magic Guard Markelle Fultz Ranks Low in No. 1 pick rankings

Orlando Magic Guard Markelle Fultz Ranks Low in No. 1 pick rankings Assuming the Orlando Magic keep the top overall pick that was awarded to the team during this week’s NBA Draft Lottery, it will have two No. 1 overall picks on the roster. Mike Watters/USA Today Sports Markelle Fultz Markelle Fultz Mike Watters/USA Today …

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