Daily Archives: May 12, 2023

Bill Russell rookie card sells for $660k at auction, third-most-expensive vintage basketball card of all-time

A 1957 rookie card of the late, great Bill Russell sold for $660,000 at an auction Thursday, according to PWCC Marketplace. Russell’s card went for the third-most money of all time among pre-1980 vintage basketball, according to Card Ladder via ESPN. The other cards are a 1948 Bowman George Mikan rookie card, which sold for $800,000 in March 2022 and …

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Top-10 recruit and former Duke commit chooses Hoosiers

BLOOMINGTON – Mike Woodson’s dramatic offseason roster rebuild got perhaps its biggest boost yet Friday, when top-10 forward Mackenzie Mgbako committed to Indiana following a visit to Bloomington last weekend. A five-star prospect originally signed with Duke, Mgbako reopened his recruitment in the spring window and took visits to St. John’s, Kansas and IU before announcing his decision Friday. He …

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Hall of Famer Larry Bird attended Pacers’ first pre-draft workout

The Indiana Pacers held their first pre-draft workout on Friday and the organization had a familiar face on hand to catch the festivities: Hall of Famer Larry Bird. Of course, Bird coached the Pacers from 1997-2000 and later served as the president of basketball operations in two separate stints from 2003-2012 and again from 2013-2017. He was later an advisor …

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Indiana lands five-star forward and former Duke signee Mackenzie Mgbako

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Mike Woodson’s dramatic offseason roster rebuild got perhaps its biggest boost yet Friday, when top-10 forward Mackenzie Mgbako committed to Indiana following a visit to Bloomington last weekend. A five-star prospect who originally signed with Duke, Mgbako reopened his recruitment in the spring window and took visits to St. John’s, Kansas and Indiana before announcing his decision …

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LOOK: Dwight Howard invites Chris Paul to join him in Taiwan after Suns’ exit from Western Conference playoffs

Getty Images After the Phoenix Suns were eliminated by the Denver Nuggets in a blowout Game 6 loss in the Western Conference semifinals, Dwight Howard was quick to tease point guard Chris Paul to come join him in Taiwan. “Aye @cp3 what we doing,” Howard, currently a player for the Taoyuan Leopards of the T1 League, wrote on Instagram.  Underneath, he …

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Indiana basketball recruiting: Mackenzie Mgbako commits as former Duke signee helps Hoosiers soar in rankings

Tommy Yarrish/247Sports Indiana landed one of the top prospects in the 2023 class in a somewhat surprising announcement Friday. Fve-star forward Mackenzie Mgbako, the second-highest ranked uncommitted player in the cycle and a former Duke signee, chose the Hoosiers over Kansas and other potential suitors one month and a day removed from his Duke decommitment.  Ranked as the No. 10 overall player in …

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Mackenzie Mgbako will play for Mike Woodson, Indiana basketball. 5 things to know.

Indiana basketball has landed top-10 recruit Mackenzie Mgbako. The New Jersey native was once committed to Duke but decided to reopen his recruitment in the spring window. This is what you should know about the newest Hoosier: How to pronounce Mackenzie Mgbako’s last name (em-BAH-ko) is the correct pronunciation. Mackenzie Mgbako picks Indiana: Top-10 recruit and former Duke commit chooses …

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Warriors vs. Lakers: Golden State hopeful forward Andrew Wiggins will be available for Game 6, per report

Getty Images Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins is still listed as questionable for Game 6 of the team’s Western Conference semifinal series against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday due to a left costal cartilage fracture — located in the ribs. However, Golden State is reportedly “hopeful” that he will be able to suit up for the win or …

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Scoot Henderson falls into Wizards laps at No. 3

Lottery Simulator: A double dose of Wizards luck originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington With the Wizards set to have the eighth-best odds in the May 16 NBA Draft Lottery, we at NBC Sports Washington are running through the different scenarios. The idea is to simulate what the draft board could look like when they are on the clock on …

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Stephen A. Smith says Sixers should keep Doc Rivers as head coach

The Philadelphia 76ers had a chance to finish off the Boston Celtics on Thursday night at home in Game 6 and advance to the Eastern Conference finals, but they weren’t able to do so. The Celtics showed off their experience as they went into the Wells Fargo Center and defeated the Sixers 95-86. The win staved off elimination for Boston and …

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How does Texas A&M Basketball stack up versus the rest of the field in ESPN’s 2023 Invitational?

If you need a break from the Thanksgiving delicacies and NFL matchups, Texas A&M basketball has you covered as they’re officially heading to Disney World for the 2023 ESPN Events Invitational. Joining the Aggies is a loaded field that includes the likes of Boise State, Butler, Florida Atlantic, Iowa State, Penn State, VCU, and Virginia Tech. Not only did these …

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How to watch the NBA Draft Lottery in 2023

(Photo: John Locher/AP Photo) With the NBA playoffs in full swing, it’s time for another season-defining NBA event: the 2023 draft lottery. This Tuesday, 14 teams will get their shot at this year’s top NBA Draft picks, including Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson. The three teams with the best odds of landing the No. 1 overall pick on Tuesday are …

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This NBA star predicted Jayson Tatum’s fourth quarter heroics in Game 6

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. Update your settings here to see it. This NBA star predicted Tatum’s fourth quarter heroics in Game 6 originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston The Boston Celtics needed a huge fourth quarter from Jayson Tatum to stave off elimination in Thursday night’s Game 6 against the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday …

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B.J. Edwards transfers to SMU from Tennessee basketball

B.J. Edwards is transferring to SMU from Tennessee basketball, he announced Friday. The Knoxville Catholic product entered the transfer portal May 5, ending his Vols career after one season. The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 4.3 minutes in 14 games. He posted 1.2 points per game. See more Former Vols assistant coach Rob Lanier is entering his second season as coach of …

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