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North American professional sports league

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) is an American men's professional basketball league. It is composed of 30 teams and is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. It is the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.


Selena Gomez reportedly dating NBA star Jimmy Butler [Video]

Selena Gomez reportedly dating NBA star Jimmy Butler

Selena Gomez has reportedly been cosying up to basketball star Jimmy Butler.

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48 NBA players have COVID-19 before season starts [Video]

48 NBA players have COVID-19 before season starts

Forty-eight NBA players tested positive for COVID-19, the league said on Wednesday, as players returned to their team's home markets for the start of the 2020-21 season on Dec. 22. Bryan Wood reports.

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Forty-eight players test positive for COVID-19 as league gears up for new season [Video]

Forty-eight players test positive for COVID-19 as league gears up for new season

Forty-eight NBA players tested positive for COVID-19 as teams gear up for the start of the 2020-21 season on December 22.

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St. Leo University ready to host NBA's Raptors for training camp [Video]

St. Leo University ready to host NBA's Raptors for training camp

Raptors officials visited the small campus near Dade City and liked what they saw.

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Pope Francis meets with NBA players [Video]

Pope Francis meets with NBA players

Pope Francis met with NBA players to discuss the group's efforts in addressing social and economic injustice and inequality occurring in their communities.

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Toronto Raptors to begin next NBA season in Tampa due to COVID-19 restrictions in Canada [Video]

Toronto Raptors to begin next NBA season in Tampa due to COVID-19 restrictions in Canada

The Toronto Raptors will be starting the 2020-21 NBA season in Tampa, the team said in a statement Friday.

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NBA to cut season to allow players to compete in Tokyo - IOC [Video]

NBA to cut season to allow players to compete in Tokyo - IOC

IOC President Thomas Bach says team owners and the NBA players' association have agreed on a shortened season to allow players to compete in next year's Tokyo Olympic Games.

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NBA to Begin New Season on December 22nd [Video]

NBA to Begin New Season on December 22nd

On Thursday, the National Basketball Players Association announced a tentatively-approved 72 game season that will start before the year ends.

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LeBron James asks for help finding killer of his friend's sister [Video]

LeBron James asks for help finding killer of his friend's sister

According to CNN, 37-year-old Ericka Weems, the sister of the NBA star's friend, Brandon Weems, was shot and killed in her home.

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LA Lakers crush Miami Heat to capture 17th NBA title [Video]

LA Lakers crush Miami Heat to capture 17th NBA title

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Lakers knew they 'had to win NBA title for Kobe' - Morris [Video]

Lakers knew they 'had to win NBA title for Kobe' - Morris

The Los Angeles Lakers dedicate their NBA Finals victory to the late Kobe Bryant

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Street celebrations after Lakers' victory [Video]

Street celebrations after Lakers' victory

Police arrive as fans celebrates Lakers' NBA championship win outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles. It's a first title in a decade and marks a 4th championship ring for LeBron James.

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Los Angeles Lakers Win NBA Title [Video]

Los Angeles Lakers Win NBA Title

The Lakers beat the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6.

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Dozens of police vehicles arrive near Staples Center as fans celebrate Lakers' win [Video]

Dozens of police vehicles arrive near Staples Center as fans celebrate Lakers' win

Police arrive as fans celebrates Lakers' NBA championship win outside the team's home court. Video credit: Kayla Palisoc / Instagram @gooods213

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Lakers fans go wild after NBA championship win [Video]

Lakers fans go wild after NBA championship win

LeBron James capped another illustrious title run as the Los Angeles Lakers earned their record-tying 17th championship at the NBA Finals on Sunday night near Orlando. Gloria Tso reports.

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