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5:04 PM ET Nick DePaulaESPN After initially suspending its partnership with Kyrie Irving and scrapping the release of his upcoming Kyrie 8 signature shoe last month, Nike confirmed Monday that it has fully cut ties with the Brooklyn Nets point guard. “Kyrie is no longer a Nike athlete,” a Nike company spokesperson told ESPN. Irving’s
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7:03 PM ET Associated Press HOUSTON — James Harden returned to the Philadelphia 76ers‘ starting lineup Monday night against the Houston Rockets after missing 14 games because of a foot injury. Harden, who spent just more than eight seasons with the Rockets before being traded to Brooklyn in January 2021, last played Nov. 2. He
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11:31 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the ball fell through the hoop late in the fourth quarter on Sunday — Anthony Davis‘ 20th made field goal, accounting for his 49th and 50th points of the night — the Capital One Arena crowd let the visiting Los Angeles Lakers big man hear their appreciation. “M-V-P!
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8:36 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN NEW ORLEANS — As the clocked ticked down Sunday afternoon, the chants of “Jose, Jose, Jose” reigned down from all corners of the Smoothie King Center. The New Orleans Pelicans faithful were showing their love for their cult hero, Jose Alvarado. Just minutes before, as the former undrafted player walked
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10:01 PM ET ESPN News Services Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert was ejected in the first half of the Saturday’s 135-128 loss to the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder after he appeared to purposefully trip Kenrich Williams. Gobert contested Williams on a drive to the rim with 9:22 to go in the second quarter, causing Williams
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4:45 PM ET LOS ANGELES — After participating in practice Friday, the LA Clippers‘ Kawhi Leonard and Paul George were ruled out against the Sacramento Kings on Saturday. Without their two best players, the Clippers were crushed by the Kings 123-96 at Crypto.com Arena. Head coach Ty Lue said his star players came out of
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4:32 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN NEW YORK — Luka Doncic came into Madison Square Garden today wearing a Philadelphia Eagles jersey — a payment on a lost bet to his former teammate, Jalen Brunson, whom he and the Mavericks faced for the first time here Saturday afternoon since Brunson signed with the Knicks as a
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10:10 PM ET MILWAUKEE — LeBron James moved past Magic Johnson on the NBA’s all-time assists list while wearing a Los Angeles Lakers uniform Friday, but he knows his place in the pecking order when it comes to Laker lore. “To know that I’m in the conversation or about to get to a point that
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7:51 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN BOSTON — Miami Heat All-Star Jimmy Butler returned to the court Friday night against the Boston Celtics after missing the prior seven games with soreness in his right knee. “We’ll just figure it out as we go,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said pregame, when asked if there would be any
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Dec 1, 2022 LOS ANGELES — After answering questions about the Los Angeles Lakers‘ 128-109 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, LeBron James turned things around on the reporters in the room with a query of his own. Why, James wanted to know, had he not been asked about a photograph that recently
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8:08 PM ET ESPN News Services Atlanta starting forwards De’Andre Hunter and John Collins will be out for a stretch of games after they were hurt in Wednesday’s 125-108 victory over the Orlando Magic. The Hawks said Hunter will miss at least one week after an MRI revealed a right hip flexor strain. The injury-plagued
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11:58 AM ET After rehabilitating offseason wrist surgery, Milwaukee Bucks All-Star forward Khris Middleton plans to make his season debut Friday against the Los Angeles Lakers, sources told ESPN. Middleton, who had a procedure in July to repair torn ligaments, returns with the Bucks (15-5) holding onto second place in the Eastern Conference behind the
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9:00 AM ET Boston Celtics center Al Horford has agreed on a two-year, $20 million contract extension that ties him to the franchise through his 39th birthday in 2025, his agent Jason Glushon of Glushon Sports Management told ESPN on Thursday morning. Horford, a five-time All-Star, is completing the final season of a four-year, $109
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