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2016 NBA Draft, Thon Maker -

Thon Maker squeezed his 7-foot-1 frame into Seat 1 in section 125, row 4 at the Barclays Center Thursday night while the supposed 19 best NBA prospects sat comfortably in a “green room” section by the stage. Oblivious fans carrying sodas and nachos walked up and down the stairs by the Sudanese-born big man. That […]

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2016 NBA Draft, Basketball, Style -

I’m standing in the buzzing lobby of the Grand Hyatt New York hotel in midtown Manhattan, looking around to see if I can spot a basketball player. It’s the afternoon of the NBA draft, and several of this year’s best college players have made their way to the ballroom on the mezzanine level. Players are […]

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2016 NBA Draft, All Day, Brexit, Daily Dose, Donald Trump, Gucci Mane -

So, how about that NBA draft? Guys in suits walking across the stage, yeah? In all seriousness though, the Phoenix Suns are like Kentucky West now, which is cool if you care about that sort of thing. I’m just over here crying for my Washington Wizards. It actually happened. The United Kingdom voted to leave […]

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2016 NBA Draft, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. We’ve missed basketball since the NBA Finals ended — that was this week? — but Thursday night brought back that familiar rush. So very many interesting subplots emerged during the NBA draft Thursday night: With 7-foot-1 big man Thon Maker going to Milwaukee, the Bucks’ entire lineup is now stocked by extraterrestrials; and […]

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2016 NBA Draft, Allen Iverson, Ben Simmons, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, NBA -

The 1996 NBA draft was all about superstar Allen Iverson. The Hall of Famer was selected No. 1 overall by the Philadelphia 76ers. Fast-forward to Thursday’s 2016 NBA draft two decades later, and the 76ers selected Melbourne, Australia-born forward Ben Simmons No. 1 overall. Iverson remembers the stress he felt on draft night, what a […]

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2016 NBA Draft, Buddy Hield, Kobe Bryant, NBA -

Buddy Hield is nervous. And he’s not afraid to admit it. Hield has worked out for each NBA team picking second through sixth in Thursday’s draft and still has no clue who’s going take him. It’s certainly anxiety-inducing, but the former Oklahoma star has had help putting it all in perspective from another shooting guard […]

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2016 NBA Draft, Denzel Valentine, Kris Dunn, NBA -

The Undefeated’s Aaron Dodson gives you a quick preview of the guys to watch tonight. Check out his full mock draft here. This video was produced by Osman Noor.

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2016 NBA Draft, All Day, Daily Dose, Freddie Gray, Politics -

On Wednesday, as a staff at The Undefeated, we were asked what our favorite NBA playoff moments of all time are. Here’s mine. It’s important to note that Allen Iverson is also my favorite basketball player of all time, too. What’s your favorite moment? The House floor has turned into even more of a spectacle […]

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2016 NBA Draft, Ben Simmons, Boston Celtics, Brandon Ingram, Buddy Hield, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NCB, Philadelphia 76ers -

Two days before Thursday night’s 2016 NBA draft, the Philadelphia 76ers informed heralded Louisiana State freshman Ben Simmons that they would be selecting him with the No. 1 overall pick. Not long afterward, Simmons shared his thoughts about the news on his Instagram account by posting a picture of himself in a Sixers practice jersey […]

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2016 NBA Draft, NBA, NCB, Thon Maker -

Two years ago an email arrived in my inbox with the subject line “check this kid out. ” The hyperlink connected to a YouTube video: “Thon Maker REVOLUTIONARY 7 FOOTER – Incredible Sophomore – Class of 2016.” Twenty seconds into the video — watching this tall, lanky kid create separation with a jab step before […]

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2016 NBA Draft, Denzel Valentine, Michigan State Spartans, NBA, NCB -

Denzel Valentine will likely be one of the few first round picks legally old enough to celebrate Thursday’s NBA draft with a glass of champagne. With the top picks typically one-and-done college players and teenagers from abroad, the Michigan State star also could be the latest college senior affected by ageism at the draft. “I […]

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2016 NBA Draft, Isiah Thomas, Jaylen Brown, NBA -

This post has been updated to reflect additional reporting done the week of the NBA Draft. Jaylen Brown has been quite busy in his typical eccentric fashion since coming to New York City for the draft. Brown took a tour of the Marshall Chess Club and played against chess star Nico Chasin, 9, the national […]

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2016 NBA Draft, Ben Simmons, Brandon Ingram, Buddy Hield, Jaylen Brown, Kris Dunn, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers -

The Philadelphia 76ers plan to work out several top prospects in preparation to pick first in the 2016 NBA draft, expanding its options beyond the two players everyone is talking about. Ex-Duke forward Brandon Ingram and ex-Louisiana State forward Ben Simmons are widely projected to be the top two picks in this year’s draft. So […]

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2016 NBA Draft, Ben Simmons, Brandon Ingram, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers -

One day after winning the top pick of the 2016 NBA draft, the Philadelphia 76ers invited their fans to a rally that featured marching bands, cheerleaders and the unveiling of a massive banner displaying a No. 1 jersey. Towards the end of the rally at the Philadelphia Art Museum, the jersey was triumphantly carried up […]

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