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Pat Beverley ruins Christmas for his kids

Grinch.Image: Getty Images Someone’s getting coal in their stocking, because Los Angeles Lakers’ guard Patrick Beverley is turning into a real-life Grinch. Earlier this week on the Pat Bev Podcast the 34-year-old, three-time All-Defense Team member told listeners that he has already informed his kids that Santa Claus isn’t real. BAH HUMBUG! Beverley has four …

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Obi Toppin injury: Knicks forward out 2-3 weeks with non-displaced fracture in right knee

New York Knicks forward Obi Toppin will be sidelined for 2-3 weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his right fibula head, the team announced on Thursday. Toppin hurt his knee in the second quarter of the Knicks’ game against the Atlanta Hawks at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. He appears to have suffered the fracture …

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The Pulse: Overnight Padres mega-deal, the Pelicans’ rise to No. 1 and Aaron Judge reaction

Start every morning with The Pulse in your inbox. Sign up gentlemen. Good morning! Chris is finishing up his parental leave this month, but the rest of The Pulse team has you covered. Onwards: While You Were Sleeping Padres get in on the action After missing out on both Aaron Judge and Trea Turner, the …

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NBA Rookie Rankings: Andrew Nembhard shines against Warriors; Keegan Murray making winning plays for Kings

Without a doubt the leading story among the NBA rookies this week was Andrew Nembhard’s standout performance in a 112-104 win over the Golden State Warriors. Nembhard outdueled reigning Finals MVP Stephen Curry, and dismantled Golden State’s defense in the process. Pacers coach Rick Carlisle praised his rookie guard after the game, saying he probably …

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Gary Payton II practices with Blazers, whose defense has fallen off a cliff after a hot start

Gary Payton II fully participated in the Portland Trail Blazers’ practice on Wednesday. This is a big deal because Payton, perhaps the best perimeter defender in the NBA, has yet to make his Blazers debut, and they need any help they can get on that end. On the morning of Nov. 12, Portland was 9-3 …

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What the Schedule Tells Us About Who’s Real and Who’s Not in 2022-23

As teams reach the 25-game mark, the NBA standings have started to take on firmer shape after a most cluttered start to the season. Championship contenders are separating themselves with the best records (at least in the Eastern Conference). Tank commanders are dropping to the bottom. And trade talks are heating up as players who …

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Kevin Durant regrets cold reaction to Aaron Judge’s Yankees return

Nets star Kevin Durant didn’t intend to come off so cold in his response to Aaron Judge returning to the Yankees. After the Nets defeated the Hornets on Wednesday, Durant was asked about Judge’s nine-year, $360 million contract, to which he said: “I’m a Nationals fan. I really don’t care about Aaron Judge at all.” …

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Nia Long Calls Boston Celtics ‘Hurtful’ For Handling Of Ime Udoka Suspension

Actor Nia Long opened up about the “hurtful” way the Boston Celtics handled the suspension of her ex-partner Ime Udoka in September amid allegations he had an affair with a staff member. “It feels like no one thought of me, or my children,” Long told ET. “There was no protection. I think the Celtics were …

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