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Deandre Ayton, DeMar DeRozan, Devin Booker, Esports, Kobe Bryant, nba live, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs, Shaquille O'Neal -

OK, LIVE fans, Wednesday night’s Halloween hoops action features the red-hot San Antonio Spurs rolling into Phoenix to face the young Suns (10:30 p.m. Eastern). Should be an interesting look at how DeMar DeRozan has been adapting to life out west and how rookie Deandre Ayton is faring in Phoenix. SPURS AT SUNS Top things […]

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Manu Ginobili, NBA, San Antonio Spurs -

Tim Duncan is the greatest San Antonio Spurs player ever. David “The Admiral” Robinson is a close second. George “Iceman” Gervin and Tony Parker are legends in their own right. But when it comes to the people’s champ in San Antonio, Manu Ginobili holds that crown in the widely Spanish-speaking city. “It is unfair to […]

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Commentary, DeMar DeRozan, Kawhi Leonard, Locker Room Talk, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors -

We’ve written a great deal during the last couple of years about the empowerment of professional athletes, especially black athletes. Many are speaking out on issues, joining movements and using their considerable platforms to call attention to issues they feel are important. But one thing many young athletes, and many old ones, lose track of […]

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Bill Belichick, Darrelle Revis, DeMar DeRozan, DeMarcus Cousins, John Schnatter, Josh Hader, Kawhi Leonard, Le'Veon Bell, Michael Porter Jr., Mike Trout, Papa John's, Randy Moss, San Antonio Spurs, Terrell Owens, The Week That Was, Toronto Raptors, Usain Bolt -

Monday 07.16.18 Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss, who apparently not only plays when he wants but also answers calls when he wants, said he hung up the phone on New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick when the latter called to tell Moss he was being traded to the team in 2007 because […]

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Commentary, DeMar DeRozan, Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors -

NBA fans in the United States probably cannot relate, since many only pay attention to the Toronto Raptors when they play LeBron James in the postseason. But for Raptors fans and Canadians, the day guard DeMar DeRozan was traded is one they will never forget and will forever debate. “He may or may not be […]

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2018 NBA Draft, Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, San Antonio Spurs -

Former NBA guard and Georgetown standout Jaren Jackson has played with legendary big men such as Tim Duncan and David Robinson. He recalls it being a privilege to be able to throw them the ball in the post as the San Antonio Spurs went on to win their first championship in 1999. A few months […]

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#RememberWhensdays, Chris Bosh, Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA, Ray Allen, San Antonio Spurs, Tony Parker -

Security personnel at AmericanAirlines Arena were already bringing out the yellow rope to mark off the court. Miami Heat fans decided they weren’t interested in seeing their team lose the 2013 NBA Finals and then have to sit in traffic, so they were out the door. But 28 seconds proved to be more than enough […]

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2018 NBA Playoffs, Ben Simmons, Golden State Warriors, Hassan Whiteside, Joel Embiid, Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge, Manu Ginobili, Miami Heat, Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs, Stephen A. Smith, Tony Parker -

This is the time when desperation sets in as teams face elimination from the NBA playoffs. Such is the fate of the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat. San Antonio was able to prevent the Golden State Warriors from sweeping, thanks to the heroics of Manu Ginobili in Game 4. Can the Spurs stay […]

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Commentary, Gregg Popovich, Kawhi Leonard, NBA, San Antonio Spurs -

The San Antonio Spurs trail the Golden State Warriors 3-1 in their first-round series and appear unable to win three more games against the defending NBA champs without their lone transcendent talent, starting small forward Kawhi Leonard. With the team poised to “go fishing,” the Spurs’ offseason will soon begin, and management will confront the […]

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2018 NBA Playoffs, NBA, Rudy Gay, San Antonio Spurs -

OAKLAND, California — Rudy Gay had amassed just seven career playoff games in 11 NBA seasons. His chances of returning to the postseason were bleak if he remained with the Sacramento Kings. And to make matters more challenging, Gay was recovering from a season-ending Achilles tendon injury. While watching the opening day of the 2017 […]

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Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kawhi Leonard, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, San Antonio Spurs -

Milwaukee Bucks “point forward” Giannis Antetokounmpo is the wild card among the favorites to win the NBA’s MVP award (James Harden, LeBron James and Kevin Durant are the other favorites). Antetokounmpo, a native of Greece who turned 23 in December, is a mixture of the size, speed, lankiness, raw power and finesse that’s only seen […]

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NBA, Patty Mills, San Antonio Spurs -

Patty Mills and his family have heard racist words for decades. The San Antonio Spurs guard heard them on the basketball court, soccer field and track as a child in Australia. He recalls going home in tears in elementary school after he felt he was treated differently because of his brown skin. So, after the […]

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Andrew Wiggins, Bill Russell, Boston Celtics, Charles Barkley, Chicago Bulls, Chris Bosh, Christmas, Gary Payton, Grant Hill, Hakeem Olajuwon, Karl-Anthony Towns, Kobe Bryant, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, NBA, San Antonio Spurs, Scottie Pippen, Seattle SuperSonics, Shawn Kemp, Stephen Curry -

As it is with the NFL and Thanksgiving, the NBA is synonymous with Christmas Day. “It’s about what the fans wanna see,” says Tom Carelli, NBA senior vice president of broadcasting, “and our great storylines.” For the past decade, the NBA has rolled out a five-game palette packed with the biggest, brightest and most talked-about […]

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Baltimore Orioles, Devin Hester, Jackie Robinson, Kawhi Leonard, Manny Machado, MLB, San Antonio Spurs, What Had Happened Was -

Game. Blouses. Kawhi Leonard made his season debut Tuesday night, scoring 13 points in the San Antonio Spurs’ 95-89 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Leonard, who has been sidelined since the preseason with right quadriceps tendinopathy, played 16 minutes in his first game since May 14. “I thought he was wonderful,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich […]

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NBA, San Antonio Spurs, Thierry Henry, Tony Parker -

“Tough months with a lot of recovery, patience and mental strength” were the words Tony Parker used in his announcement on Sunday that he will make his long-awaited season debut for the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. The veteran point guard also thanked his fans, family, friends, the medical staff and the Spurs for […]

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Anthony Davis, Carmelo Anthony, DeMarcus Cousins, Denver Nuggets, Esports, LaMarcus Aldridge, NBA Live 18, New Orleans Pelicans, Oklahoma City Thunder, Paul George, Russell Westbrook, San Antonio Spurs -

Fresh off a strong showing during Wednesday’s doubleheader, EA Sports’ NBA LIVE 18 has started a new streak after going 2-0, and it now sports a mark of 8-2 on the season for correctly picking winners. Friday night’s games feature Oklahoma City at San Antonio (8 p.m. EST) and, making their first appearances, New Orleans […]

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Brandon Paul, NBA, San Antonio Spurs -

Brandon Paul was four years removed from college and playing in the NBA summer league for the third straight year when his dream to make the league finally came true at age 26. Paul was in the midst of scoring 21 points and nailing four 3-pointers for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ summer league team against the […]

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Giannis Antetokounmpo, LaMarcus Aldridge, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, San Antonio Spurs -

If you’re new to this ongoing series, read our first entry about Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo’s MVP candidacy here. What did he do? 28 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks on 50 percent shooting in a 94-87 win over the host San Antonio Spurs on Friday night. They say — and by […]

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Charter Schools, David Robinson, Education, San Antonio Spurs, Social Activism -

SAN ANTONIO — The students making their way through a first-floor corridor at Carver Academy and College Prep grew wide-eyed when they bumped into the school’s founder. A few gasped when the still-trim, 7-foot-1 Spurs legend David Robinson stopped to wave, and they beamed when he posed for a few selfies. Most of these young […]

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2017 NBA Playoffs, Golden State Warriors, Manu Ginobili, NBA, San Antonio Spurs, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. While nothing has been confirmed, Monday night felt like the swan song for longtime San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili as the seconds were winding down in his team’s series-ending loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. Even though the Argentinian has maintained he wouldn’t think […]

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2017 NBA Playoffs, Golden State Warriors, NBA, San Antonio Spurs, Stephen Curry -

A shiny 2017 NBA Western Conference Finals trophy sat alone in a room surrounded by a black curtain within walking distance of the AT&T Center floor. After the final seconds counted down to the Golden State Warriors’ third consecutive trip to the NBA Finals, sidelined Warriors head coach Steve Kerr came from the locker room […]

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2017 NBA Playoffs, Golden State Warriors, Mike Brown, NBA, San Antonio Spurs, Too Short -

How did Mike Brown celebrate the Golden State Warriors’ 129-115 Game 4 win over the San Antonio Spurs to clinch a sweep in the Western Conference Finals and punch a ticket to their third straight NBA Finals? That’s an easy one. Tacos and Too $hort, the Warriors coach told The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears live […]

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2017 NBA Playoffs, David West, Golden State Warriors, NBA, San Antonio Spurs -

(Editor’s note: This story was originally published on May 19, 2017.) David West sat in the Golden State Warriors’ locker room stunned by what he had read. It wasn’t the box score of the Warriors’ 36-point blowout of his former team, the San Antonio Spurs, in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. Nor was […]

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2017 NBA Playoffs, Golden State Warriors, Jonathon Simmons, Kawhi Leonard, NBA, San Antonio Spurs -

“That wasn’t my last pennies …,” said Jonathon Simmons, with a small chuckle, to a room full of reporters. After the San Antonio Spurs’ 136-100 blowout loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday night, a reporter asked Simmons about the $150 registration fee he spent to […]

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Golden State Warriors, Gregg Popovich, Mike Brown, NBA, San Antonio Spurs, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. What could possibly explain interim Golden State Warriors coach Mike Brown being late for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals? Could it have been a bad omen? Possibly a touch of Murphy’s law? What about some karma for San Antonio Spurs forward (and MVP candidate) Kawhi Leonard going down with an injury […]

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2017 NBA Playoffs, Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant, NBA, San Antonio Spurs, Wanda Durant -

On Sunday afternoon, Kevin Durant dropped 34 points, including 10 straight in the fourth quarter, in the Golden State Warriors’ 113-111 comeback win against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. The 2014 NBA MVP took it coast to coast on Monday afternoon, dropping two brand-spanking-new basketball courts in his […]

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2017 NBA Playoffs, Golden State Warriors, NBA, San Antonio Spurs, Stephen Curry -

Game 1 of the Western Conference finals belonged to none other than Stephen Curry, his performance reminiscent of the magical outings he spoiled us with throughout his back-to-back MVP seasons in 2015 and 2016. The Golden State Warriors trailed by as many as 25 points but came back to win 113-111 after San Antonio Spurs […]

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2017 NBA Playoffs, Golden State Warriors, Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs -

Longtime San Antonio Spurs athletic trainer Will Sevening was walking off the Oracle Arena floor toward the visiting locker room in the third quarter when the franchise’s typically quiet star player called for him. Spurs All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard was a couple of feet behind him heading to the locker room for good with a […]

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Golden State Warriors, NBA, San Antonio Spurs, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. After falling behind by as many as 25 points on Sunday, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry scored 19 of his 40 points in the third quarter to help the Warriors rally to beat the San Antonio Spurs, 113-111, and take Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. The reigning two-time MVP hit […]

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2017 NBA Playoffs, Houston Rockets, Kawhi Leonard, NBA, San Antonio Spurs -

Nearly an hour and a half before tipoff of Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals between the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets, the announcement was made. Spurs All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard (ankle) is out for tonight's game and will be replaced in starting lineup by Jonathan Simmons. — Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) May […]

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2017 NBA Playoffs, Gregg Popovich, Houston Rockets, James Harden, NBA, San Antonio Spurs -

It would take a lot for perhaps the most outspoken coach in sports to be at a loss for words after a series-ending playoff win. Such was the case for San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who was stumped when he respectfully approached NBA MVP candidate James Harden after Harden’s lackluster performance in the Houston […]

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Houston Rockets, James Harden, NBA, San Antonio Spurs, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. Happy trails to the conversation about whether Houston Rockets guard James Harden is the NBA’s MVP this season. Oh, best believe that debate is dead and gone. Harden played only 36 minutes, fouled out and contributed just 10 points to the Rockets’ bottom line in the team’s 114-75 loss to the San Antonio […]

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2017 NBA Playoffs, Manu Ginobili, NBA, San Antonio Spurs -

Even Drake knows which of Manu Ginobili’s hands is his dominant one. I hit that Ginobili with my left hand up like woo! the Toronto artist raps on “Jumpman,” his 2015 quadruple-platinum hit collaboration with Future, in reference to the longtime San Antonio Spurs stalwart. Nearly two years later, the 39-year-old Ginobili is still making […]

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