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LeBron James, Kevin Durant lead early in NBA All-Star starter voting
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LeBron James, Kevin Durant lead early in NBA All-Star starter voting

LeBron James has been a captain in all five previous uses of that process, going 5-0 in All-Star Games

NBA: Kevin Durant believes Nets 'could have kept quiet' about Kyrie Irving
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NBA: Kevin Durant believes Nets 'could have kept quiet' about Kyrie Irving

Kevin Durant said the team has the ability to tune out all the turbulence. However, the team has started the season 3-6.

NBA: Steve Nash downplays drama around Kevin Durant's demands of Nets
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NBA: Steve Nash downplays drama around Kevin Durant's demands of Nets

Durant pointed to how poorly the Nets played while he was sidelined by a knee injury in January and February as one of the reasons for his frustration

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

NBA: Kevin Durant asks for trade from Brooklyn Nets after three seasons
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NBA: Kevin Durant asks for trade from Brooklyn Nets after three seasons

Durant spent three seasons with Brooklyn, not playing in the first of those years while he recovered from the Achilles injury. He averaged 29.9 points in 55 games last season

NBA All-Star Game: Stephen Curry sets record as Team LeBron beat Team Durant
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NBA All-Star Game: Stephen Curry sets record as Team LeBron beat Team Durant

Team LeBron earned a 163-160 victory over Team Durant in NBA All-Star Game.

NBA: LeBron James, Kevin Durant picked as captains for All-Star Game
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NBA: LeBron James, Kevin Durant picked as captains for All-Star Game

Durant and James were among the 10 players voted in as starters for the 20 February game at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The All-Star reserves will be named next Thursday.

NBA: Sixers spoil Kevin Durant's return with 110-102 win over Nets as league grapples with COVID crisis
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NBA: Sixers spoil Kevin Durant's return with 110-102 win over Nets as league grapples with COVID crisis

Teams across the league were coping with Covid as the Omicron variant fueled a surge around the United States.

NBA: Short-handed Nets beat 76ers; Suns tie Warriors for lead
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NBA: Short-handed Nets beat 76ers; Suns tie Warriors for lead

The Nets were missing seven players because of coronavirus health and safety protocols but still had Durant, the NBA’s leading scorer who added 11 rebounds and eight assists.

NBA: Kevin Durant delivers monster night, Giannis and James post triple doubles
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NBA: Kevin Durant delivers monster night, Giannis and James post triple doubles

Durant used all the weapons in his arsenal, exploding for an NBA season-high 51 points and dishing out nine assists as the Brooklyn Nets clobbered Detroit Pistons 116-104.

NBA: Kevin Durant, James Harden spark Brooklyn Nets' fightback over Dallas Mavericks
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NBA: Kevin Durant, James Harden spark Brooklyn Nets' fightback over Dallas Mavericks

Harden and Durant combined for 47 points in a 102-99 road victory for Brooklyn, who lead the Eastern Conference with 17 wins against seven losses.

NBA: MVP Nikola Jokic stars in Nuggets' 113-99 win over Knicks; Spurs defeat Warriors
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NBA: MVP Nikola Jokic stars in Nuggets' 113-99 win over Knicks; Spurs defeat Warriors

Jokic connected on 14 of his 19 shots from the floor and handed out five assists in just under 27 minutes on court in his third game back since missing four games in late November with a wrist injury.

NBA: Kyrie Irving skips the jab and benches himself - for now
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NBA: Kyrie Irving skips the jab and benches himself - for now

Irving is an engaging, curious 29-year-old who does a lot of charity work behind the scenes, but he's got a contrarian's streak a mile long.

NBA: LeBron James fueled by snub in best player poll ahead of new season
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NBA: LeBron James fueled by snub in best player poll ahead of new season

An ESPN survey of 10 NBA executives and scouts was evenly split between US Olympic hero Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets and Greek star Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: With seventh gold, Allyson Felix becomes most decorated American track and field Olympian
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: With seventh gold, Allyson Felix becomes most decorated American track and field Olympian

France handed the United States their first Olympic basketball defeat since 2004 in the group stage of the men's tournament but could not repeat the feat in the final, narrowly losing 87-82 in Saitama.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: USA beat France 87-82 to win basketball gold medal for the fourth straight time
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: USA beat France 87-82 to win basketball gold medal for the fourth straight time

Kevin Durant scored 29 points and joined Carmelo Anthony as the only three-time men's gold medalists in Olympic history and the US held off France 87-82 on Saturday to win the title at the Tokyo Games

NBA: Nets to sign Kevin Durant to four-year extension, Lakers add  Carmelo Anthony
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NBA: Nets to sign Kevin Durant to four-year extension, Lakers add  Carmelo Anthony

The extension, which he becomes eligible to officially sign after Saturday, is expected to vault Durant past $500 million in NBA career earnings.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: In victory over Iran, Team USA sends a message on and off the basketball court
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: In victory over Iran, Team USA sends a message on and off the basketball court

“The Olympics here are a venue and a time where sport transcends all that petty crap that you get from governments,” said Team USA coach Gregg Popovich after his side’s diplomatic masterclass off the court against Iran.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kevin Durant-led USA team dealt shock defeat by France in first-round match
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kevin Durant-led USA team dealt shock defeat by France in first-round match

The French, with a team containing NBA players including Rudy Gobert and Evan Fournier, held Durant to just 10 points in an 83-76 win in the first-round game.