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Charles Barkley Explains Why He Hasn’t Spoken to Michael Jordan in Nearly 10 Years

When Charles Barkley graced the hardwood for 16 NBA seasons, the 11-time All-Star never hesitated to speak his mind. Barkley brought his same outspoken personality to the broadcast booth, following the advice that NBA legend Julius Erving gave him to be honest and to never seek the approval of other people when he began his …

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Win over Milwaukee Bucks once again shows significance of 3pt shooting for the Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls are not known for their three-point shooting. With DeMar DeRozan leading the charge from the midrange from where he’s almost automatic, the Bulls have essentially eschewed shooting from beyond the arc in an era generally defined by rainbow shots. All this is ironic since their three-point shooting prowess has been a big …

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Nets’ Kevin Durant unbothered by rare quiet night

INDIANAPOLIS — Kevin Durant will head into the Nets’ game against the Pacers on Friday off an uncharacteristically quiet game, in which he scored just 12 points Wednesday in Toronto. Nevertheless, Durant couldn’t have been happier after the Nets eased their way to a 112-98 win to boost their confidence. “He feels totally great about …

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Ukraine’s ex-NBA star Slava Medvedenko tells CBS News why he sold his championship rings and picked up a gun

Kyiv — Slava Medvedenko is a former basketball star who helped deliver two NBA championships during his time with the Los Angeles Lakers. But when Russia invaded his home country, like so many other Ukrainians, he picked up a gun. Having witnessed first-hand the impact of Russia’s war on Ukraine’s youth, Medvedenko sold his prized …

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Irving hails Nets response after ‘internet uproar’ for loss to short-handed 76ers

Zach Wilson’s career with the New York Jets is not over, reiterated head coach Robert Saleh after confirming his decision to demote him. Wilson endured a dismal offensive performance for the Jets in their 10-3 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday, with the side averaging just 2.1 yards per play and only managing …

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Kyrie Irving’s choice not to do an interview with YES raises eyebrows

TORONTO – Kyrie Irving’s decision not to conduct an interview with YES – the Nets’ rights holder – before the Brooklyn star was reinstated frustrated some at the network, sources close to the situation said. Going to a direct rival was just salt in the wound. The 30-year-old Irving, who was suspended by the Nets …

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Kings survive in Memphis, extend 7-game win streak, longest since 2004

The latest test for this surging Kings team came towards the end of the fourth quarter Tuesday night in Memphis. They’d controlled the game’s first 44 minutes and led by 12 as the clock ticked under four minutes. That’s when the long, physical Grizzlies defense — which forced the most turnovers in the NBA a …

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