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Lakers’ Jeanie Buss talks Westbrook, why Lakers will never tank

All Sober Presents Rock To Recovery 5 Benefit Concert Honoring Actor Keith David And Comedian Jay Mohr Jeanie Buss wants to be more transparent. Much of what happens in the NBA still happens because of relationships and quiet conversations — it’s not the smoke-filled rooms of yesteryear, but it’s not out in the open, either. Buss wants the Lakers to …

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How many times has LeBron James appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated?

How many times has LeBron James appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated? originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea The Chosen One now includes The Chosen Sons. NBA superstar LeBron James once got a “Chosen 1” tattoo in 2002 after being featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, which became one of his numerous nicknames throughout his established career on …

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Nikola Vucevic lands at No. 14 on HoopHype’s Top 25 Centers List

Despite trade rumors swirling from before last season’s trade deadline through this offseason, Nikola Vucevic remains as the Bulls starting center heading into the 2022-23 season. Last season, Vucevic had a down shooting year with a lack-luster presence on the defensive end, which attributed to a first-round exit for Chicago against Milwaukee in five games. In HoopHype’s latest NBA rankings, …

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Steph Curry NBA’s best player thanks to two words, league scout says

NBA scout’s two simple words on why Steph is league’s best player originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Steph Curry’s talent on the basketball court speaks for itself. And after leading the Warriors to their fourth championship in eight seasons, the reigning NBA Finals MVP received three votes as the league’s best player in ESPN’s offseason survey. Thanks to Curry’s …

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Wes Unseld Jr. enjoying ‘unreal’ experience coaching in Africa

Wes Unseld Jr. on coaching in Africa for BWB originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Wes Unseld Jr. is a big history buff, specifically ancient history, and sometimes to the chagrin of his wife. That’s because when they go on vacation, he often plans tours of landmarks and museums when she would rather do other things. His love for history …

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Westbrook, Beverley reportedly talked since becoming Laker teammates

Patrick Beverley and Russell Westbrook in Minnesota Timberwolves v Los Angeles Lakers Don’t expect everyone to be BFFs and dancing around like it’s a Kendrick Lamar concert, but when it comes to the chemistry questions surrounding the Lakers roster, expect a detente by the time training camp starts in late September. One example of that: Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverley …

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Kings boast NBA’s best offseason, ‘legitimate’ playoff chance

NBA coach: Kings have playoff shot after league’s best offseason originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea In the eyes of one rival Western Conference assistant coach, the Kings had the best offseason in the NBA. It just might be enough to snap the franchise’s historic 16-year playoff drought. “I think they’ve made enough additions where I think they have a legitimate …

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Jeanie Buss walks back comment calling Russell Westbrook the Lakers’ ‘best player last year’

There is no shortage of ways to demonstrate that Russell Westbrook’s first season with the Los Angeles Lakers was a disaster, but Jeanie Buss provided yet another on Tuesday. In an interview with The Athletic’s Sam Amick, the Lakers controlling owner made a rather curious claim about Westbrook’s first year in Los Angeles. She said he was the best player …

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Why Jordan Poole’s Warriors contract could be rising as extension looms

Why Poole’s contract could be rising with extension looming originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea With his cell phone fogged by celebratory champagne and cigar smoke, Jordan Poole turned to Andrew Wiggins in the Warriors’ locker room after the two won their first championship in Boston and while living in the moment, both Warriors came to quite the realization. “You …

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Clippers picked over Warriors to win West, NBA Finals in ESPN survey

ESPN survey picks Clippers over Warriors to win West, Finals originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Even after winning their fourth title in eight seasons, it appears the Warriors are being out-favored once again as the 2022-23 season comes creeping in. The Los Angeles Clippers were favored to win the Western Conference over the Warriors in a new ESPN survey …

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NBA survey gives Sixers 2 votes for having best offseason in 2022

The Philadelphia 76ers had themselves a very busy offseason in 2022 as they went to work right away. After falling in the Eastern Conference semifinals for the fourth time in five seasons, the Sixers knew it was time to make some changes and some additions to the roster. They pulled the trigger on a draft night trade to acquire De’Anthony …

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Jeanie Buss calls Russell Westbrook Lakers’ ‘best player last year,’ backs off claim: He was most ‘consistent’

Getty Images Russell Westbrook’s debut season with the Los Angeles Lakers was a complete and utter disaster. The former MVP joined a team only one season removed from winning a championship and played a significant role in their fall out of the play-in race. The team has subsequently spent the majority of the 2022 offseason attempting to trade him only …

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How it impacts the Knicks and Donovan Mitchell trade talks

The Knicks have agreed to terms on a four-year, $120 million extension with RJ Barrett, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. This commitment is somewhat momentous for the Knicks’ because it marks their first rookie-scale extension since Charlie Ward in 1999. Below is a look at how this deal impacts the Knicks’ flexibility going forward and how it may play into …

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John Wall says he considered suicide during struggles

LOS ANGELES (AP) John Wall says he considered taking his own life during a time in the last three years when he was dealing with a torn Achilles and the deaths of family members at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 31-year-old guard joined the Los Angeles Clippers this summer and is eager for a return to form this …

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LeBron James hints at interest in playing with younger son Bryce: ‘I feel like I could play for quite a while’

USATSI LeBron James has long made it clear that he plans to play in the NBA with his son, Bronny James, when the latter eventually reaches the league. As he will be nearing his 40s when that becomes possible, the widespread assumption has been that LeBron would retire after doing so. But in an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Chris Ballard, …

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