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NBA confidently resumes global games after COVID-19 pandemic hiatus
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NBA confidently resumes global games after COVID-19 pandemic hiatus

The NBA, with 97 percent of players and 100 percent of staff vaccinated, consulted doctors, medical specialists and officials in each city before finalising the global schedule.

NBA: LeBron James chases scoring record as Warriors face Lakers and 76ers meet Celtics in openers
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NBA: LeBron James chases scoring record as Warriors face Lakers and 76ers meet Celtics in openers

NBA teams will travel a bit less in the coming season, about 5% fewer miles in the air on average over last season.

LeBron James agrees two-year LA Lakers contract extension for $97 million: Reports
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LeBron James agrees two-year LA Lakers contract extension for $97 million: Reports

James, 37, has said he wants to play through the 2024-25 season for the chance to play alongside his eldest son, a top high school prospect in Los Angeles.

Lawyers appeal Brittney Griner's Russian prison sentence
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Lawyers appeal Brittney Griner's Russian prison sentence

Lawyer Maria Blagovolina was quoted by Russian news agencies on Monday as saying the appeal was filed, but the grounds of the appeal were not immediately clear

On this day in 1959: Magic Johnson was born to rule NBA court
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On this day in 1959: Magic Johnson was born to rule NBA court

Magic Johnson led his high school team to a state championship in 1977 and led Michigan State University to the National Collegiate Athletic Association championship title in 1979.

Vannesa Bryant’s lawyer says photos of Kobe’s remains shared 'for a laugh'
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Vannesa Bryant’s lawyer says photos of Kobe’s remains shared 'for a laugh'

Vanessa Bryant cried frequently during her lawyer's presentation. She was still wiping tears from her eyes minutes afterward during a break.

Kobe Bryant crash photos lawsuit to be heard by Los Angeles jury
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Kobe Bryant crash photos lawsuit to be heard by Los Angeles jury

Vanessa Bryant claims deputies did not take the photos for investigative purposes and shared them with firefighters who responded to the crash scene.

NBA: After Kevin Durant ultimatum, Brooklyn Nets owner backs Steve Nash, Sean Marks
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NBA: After Kevin Durant ultimatum, Brooklyn Nets owner backs Steve Nash, Sean Marks

Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai backed head coach Steve Nash and general manager Sean Marks on Monday after reports of a them-or-me ultimatum from NBA superstar Kevin Durant

Bill Russell, NBA star and civil rights pioneer, dies at 88
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Bill Russell, NBA star and civil rights pioneer, dies at 88

The most prolific winner in NBA history, Bill Russell marched with Martin Luther King Jr., stood with Muhammad Ali and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.

NBA investigates James Harden's free agency deal: report
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NBA investigates James Harden's free agency deal: report

The NBA implemented tougher penalties for tampering -- illegally contacting or negotiating with free agents or future free agents -- in 2019. Teams can be fined or stripped of draft picks for breaking the rules.

NBA: James Harden agrees to two-year, $68.6 million deal to stay with Sixers
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NBA: James Harden agrees to two-year, $68.6 million deal to stay with Sixers

Harden will reportedly make $33 million in the 2022-23 season in the deal that also includes a $35.6 million player option for 2023-24.

NBA: Warriors' Andrew Wiggins wishes COVID-19 vaccine wasn't part of title-winning season
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NBA: Warriors' Andrew Wiggins wishes COVID-19 vaccine wasn't part of title-winning season

Wiggins agreed to get the jab because a San Francisco health order would have seen him sitting out home games if he didn't.

NBA: Deandre Ayton signs long-term deal to stay with Phoenix Suns
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NBA: Deandre Ayton signs long-term deal to stay with Phoenix Suns

Ayton was pivotal in Phoenix's run to the 2021 NBA Finals, where the Suns were beaten by the Milwaukee Bucks.

Brittney Griner’s lawyer: WNBA star had doctor's note for cannabis use
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Brittney Griner’s lawyer: WNBA star had doctor's note for cannabis use

In court last week, Griner pleaded guilty and acknowledged possessing the canisters but said she had no criminal intent

NBA: Phoenix Suns match Indiana Pacers' $133 million offer for Deandre Ayton
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NBA: Phoenix Suns match Indiana Pacers' $133 million offer for Deandre Ayton

The move means the Suns — at least for now — keep their nucleus of Ayton and the All-Star backcourt of Devin Booker and Chris Paul.

Character witnesses testify in support of Brittney Griner
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Character witnesses testify in support of Brittney Griner

Director of the Russian team she plays for in the offseason said he told the court about her merits

NBA adopts play-in tournament on full-time basis
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NBA adopts play-in tournament on full-time basis

NBA club owners voted Tuesday to have the play-in tournament become a full-time path to the playoffs and toughened rules on teams making intentional fouls to deny fast-break scoring runs.

NBA adopts play-in tournament on full-time basis, rules tightened on intentional fouls
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NBA adopts play-in tournament on full-time basis, rules tightened on intentional fouls

The NBA staged a play-in tournament on a one-year basis in the 2020-21 season and extended that for an extra season in 2021-22.

WNBA players’ association president Nneka Ogwumike continues push for Brittney Griner's release
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WNBA players’ association president Nneka Ogwumike continues push for Brittney Griner's release

Ogwumike, the president of the WNBA players' association, joined Griner's wife, Cherelle, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Seattle Storm star Sue Bird and union leader Terri Jackson for a press conference calling for mercy for Griner a day after the eight-time All-Star pleaded guilty.

Brittney Griner arrives at Russian court for trial on drug charges
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Brittney Griner arrives at Russian court for trial on drug charges

A senior Russian diplomat warned that US criticism of how Russia’s handling the case wouldn't help her release prospects.