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Former NBA All-Star Shareef Abdur-Rahim has been named president of the G League, replacing Malcolm Turner, who is leaving to become athletic director at Vanderbilt University. Abdur-Rahim, who turns 42 Tuesday, has been serving as the NBA’s vice president of basketball operations. The No. 3 overall pick in the 1996 NBA draft played 12 seasons
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DALLAS — The person least impressed by Dallas Mavericks rookie star Luka Doncic‘s performance in Saturday night’s 107-104 comeback win over the Houston Rockets was probably the Slovenian teen himself. “I wasn’t playing great,” he said after scoring 21 points and taking over the game down the stretch. “My game wasn’t good at all. I
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Last Monday in Chicago, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich arrived at his pregame interview in the gloomy concourse of the United Center, the house that Michael Jordan built. So many of the league’s iconic highlights played out here in the 1990s, and those images seemed to be on Pop’s mind. In response to a
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12:29 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN TORONTO — When the Toronto Raptors made a franchise-changing trade this summer — sending DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a first-round pick to the San Antonio Spurs for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green — the rationale could be summed up in one sentence: The potential upside was worth the risk.
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3:17 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN DALLAS — The Boston Celtics saw yet another game slip away from them, and a 113-104 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night puts Boston back to .500 a quarter of the way through the regular season. Celtics guard Marcus Smart quoted Yogi Berra to sum up his frustration
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