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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.

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Michael Jordan to Form New NASCAR Team With Bubba Wallace as Driver [Video]

Michael Jordan to Form New NASCAR Team With Bubba Wallace as Driver

Michael Jordan is officially coming to NASCAR. The NBA superstar is forming his own single car team with current driver Denny Hamlin.

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Kobe Bryant's Widow Sues For Leak Of Crash Photos [Video]

Kobe Bryant's Widow Sues For Leak Of Crash Photos

(CNN) Vanessa Bryant is suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and Sheriff Alex Villanueva for a photo leak of the helicopter crash that killed her husband, NBA legend Kobe Bryant, their..

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LeBron James miffed by NBA MVP voting totals, Giannis delighted [Video]

LeBron James miffed by NBA MVP voting totals, Giannis delighted

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James says he was 'pissed off' after receiving only 16 first-place votes for the NBA's most valuable player (MVP) award, losing out to Giannis Antetokounmpo.

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NBA star Enes Kanter vows to use platform for change [Video]

NBA star Enes Kanter vows to use platform for change

Enes Kanter has lost his Turkish citizenship, all contact with his family andreceives weekly death threats – and all because of a tweet. When the BostonCeltics star criticised Turkey's president..

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Brooklyn Nets name Steve Nash as head coach [Video]

Brooklyn Nets name Steve Nash as head coach

Basketball Hall of Famer Steve Nash has been named head coach of a Brooklyn Nets squad that will be led by the dominant Kevin Durant next season, the NBA team said on Thursday. Freddie Joyner has more.

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NBA legend Michael Jordan makes bet on DraftKings [Video]

NBA legend Michael Jordan makes bet on DraftKings

DraftKings said Wednesday basketball legend Michael Jordan will take an undisclosed equity stake in the fantasy sports and gambling company and join its board as a special advisor. Fred Katayama..

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Darren Randolph: The anti-racism message still hasn’t sunk in [Video]

Darren Randolph: The anti-racism message still hasn’t sunk in

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph has backed athletes throwingtheir weight behind the Black Lives Matter campaign. NBA play-off fixtures inthe United States were postponed last week as..

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NBA to Restart Playoffs After League Agrees to New Social Justice Initiatives [Video]

NBA to Restart Playoffs After League Agrees to New Social Justice Initiatives

The agreement was reached between the NBA and the league's player's union.

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Dwyane Wade Makes A Statement With His Hair [Video]

Dwyane Wade Makes A Statement With His Hair

As Black people nationwide grieve and continue protesting police brutality and racism, the NBA has responded. 3 days after Jacob Blake was shot in Kenosha, Wisconsin, NBA players went on a strike...

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'Protesting doesn't do crap' | Bucs HC Arians prefers players take action for social justice issues [Video]

'Protesting doesn't do crap' | Bucs HC Arians prefers players take action for social justice issues

As NBA, MLB, NHL and NFL teams postponed games and practices in the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting in Wisconsin, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued to take the field for practice as scheduled.

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NBA players decide to continue season after boycott [Video]

NBA players decide to continue season after boycott

[NFA] National Basketball Association players agreed on Thursday not to boycott the rest of the season after forcing the postponement of a slate of playoff games in a protest against racial injustice..

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How Cuban Scored With Amazon And Netflix [Video]

How Cuban Scored With Amazon And Netflix

Mark Cuban told "The David Rubenstein Show" about his buy-and-hold stock strategy. Business Insider reports the strategy led him to big returns on Netflix and Amazon. The "Shark Tank" investor owns the..

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DOJ investigating police shooting of Jacob Blake [Video]

DOJ investigating police shooting of Jacob Blake

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the police shooting of a 29-year-old Black man named Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, which has sparked days of civil unrest and protest over racial..

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EJ Espresso: Rhea charged under NDPS Act; NBA team takes stand on racism [Video]

EJ Espresso: Rhea charged under NDPS Act; NBA team takes stand on racism

Rhea charged under NDPS Act for ‘links to banned drugs’. Oppn joins hands against govt over NEET-JEE. Phase II human trial of Oxford vaccine begins in India. And NBA team takes stand on racism,..

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NBA players boycott games in wake of Jacob Blake shooting, Lions cancel practice [Video]

NBA players boycott games in wake of Jacob Blake shooting, Lions cancel practice

NBA players boycott games in wake of Jacob Blake shooting, Lions cancel practice

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NBA postpones Wednesday games after boycott [Video]

NBA postpones Wednesday games after boycott

[NFA] The U.S. National Basketball Association has postponed three playoff games scheduled for Wednesday after the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted Game 5 of their playoff series against Orlando Magic in..

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The NBA reacts to Wisconsin shooting [Video]

The NBA reacts to Wisconsin shooting

[NFA] Both players and coaches in the National Basketball Association speak out in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Freddie Joyner has more.

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NBA coach Rivers outraged at Blake shooting [Video]

NBA coach Rivers outraged at Blake shooting

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said Americans should do better and demand better treatment following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on..

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Kobe Bryant to be honored with street name [Video]

Kobe Bryant to be honored with street name

The late NBA legend passed away earlier this year after he was involved in a helicopter crash that killed eight others .

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Steve Nash Says He's Too Busy To Worry About Critics, 'Trying To Build Something'

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NBA and 'Survivor' Star Cliff Robinson Dead at 53

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Kenny Smith Returning to Work After Walking Off 'Inside the NBA' Set

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Rayshard Brooks' Widow Hopeful LeBron James, NBA Boycott Sparks Change

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