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Atlanta Hawks coach Lenny Wilkens paced along the sideline, his arms folded, his face stoic. It wasn’t until Craig Ehlo nailed a 3-pointer to give Atlanta a 71-62 lead over the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers with 42.1 seconds left that Wilkens cracked a smile. He was moments away from becoming the first NBA coach with 1,000 […]

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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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Ray Allen aka Jesus Shuttlesworth (the name of his character from the Spike Lee film He Got Game) announced his retirement from the NBA in a “letter to my younger self” on The Players’ Tribune on Tuesday. Now that he has officially called it quits, we can look back on some of his most noteworthy […]

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Bernard King, Gary Payton, NBA Hall of Fame, News, Payton Hall Of Fame, Seattle SuperSonics, Sports, The Glove -

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Also inducted Sunday into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame were Gary Payton, the only NBA player with 20,000 points, 8,000 assists, 5,000 rebounds and 2,000 steals...

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