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NBA: Free agency opens with De'Aaron Fox and Sacramento Kings agreeing $163 million deal
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NBA: Free agency opens with De'Aaron Fox and Sacramento Kings agreeing $163 million deal

Fox's numbers have improved in each of his three NBA seasons. He averaged 11.6 points as a rookie, then 17.3 points two seasons ago and finally 21.1 points last season for the Kings. His field goal percentage has also risen in each of the last two seasons.

NBA's offseason sprint in hectic year continues with start of frantic free agency window
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NBA's offseason sprint in hectic year continues with start of frantic free agency window

More than 100 other NBA players are unrestricted free agents; another 75 or so can be restricted free agents. What promises to be a chaotic NBA free-agent window opens on Friday.

NBA Draft 2020: COVID-19 restrictions, uncertainty over top pick key issues ahead of event
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NBA Draft 2020: COVID-19 restrictions, uncertainty over top pick key issues ahead of event

The Minnesota Timberwolves will have the coveted first pick, ahead of the second-placed Golden State Warriors and the Charlotte Hornets.

LeBron James, Magic Johnson and Megan Rapinoe lead American athletes' celebrations over Joe Biden win
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LeBron James, Magic Johnson and Megan Rapinoe lead American athletes' celebrations over Joe Biden win

Donald Trump has sparred numerous times with American athletes over the past four years, especially LeBron James, who called on Black Americans to get out and vote.

NBA: League targeting 22 December start to new season with 70-72 games, says report
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NBA: League targeting 22 December start to new season with 70-72 games, says report

The board is targeting a 22 December start to what would be a season of 70 to 72 games, with the NBA Finals ending in June again as has been in the case for many years, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

NBA: Celebrations turn into violence as fans gather in Los Angeles following Lakers' victory
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NBA: Celebrations turn into violence as fans gather in Los Angeles following Lakers' victory

Check out photos from fans' celebration, which turned into violence after Los Angeles Lakers clinched their 17th NBA crown.

NBA: Scores of people arrested in Los Angeles as fans go on rampage following Lakers' championship triumph
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NBA: Scores of people arrested in Los Angeles as fans go on rampage following Lakers' championship triumph

Authorities said more than 30 buildings were damaged in the ensuing violence and 76 people were arrested for vandalism, assaulting police and failure to disperse.

NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers prove a point after winning 17th Championship
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NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers prove a point after winning 17th Championship

LA Lakers ― a team spearheaded by the second-best player, and the second-best defensive player over the regular season, coached by the fifth-best man manager in the league; and pieced together by the seventh-best GM ― were crowned the best team in the NBA on Monday.

NBA Finals: Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler confident team will get better after losing title fight to Lakers
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NBA Finals: Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler confident team will get better after losing title fight to Lakers

It was Butler's determined triple-double that propelled the Heat to a game-five victory over the Lakers that temporarily put their championship celebrations on hold.

NBA Finals: Lakers' LeBron James savours fourth title, calls it 'one of the greatest accomplishments'
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NBA Finals: Lakers' LeBron James savours fourth title, calls it 'one of the greatest accomplishments'

James said the isolation of the bubble made this title run a unique challenge. His four Finals MVPs are second only to the six of Michael Jordan.

NBA Finals: LeBron James, Anthony Davis guide Los Angeles Lakers to 17th title after outplaying Miami Heat
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NBA Finals: LeBron James, Anthony Davis guide Los Angeles Lakers to 17th title after outplaying Miami Heat

James added another chapter to an epic career, fueling the Lakers with a triple-double of 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists and capturing his fourth NBA title with a third different team, as well as earning NBA Finals Most Valuable Player honors for a fourth time.

NBA Finals: Jimmy Butler impacts Miami Heat’s victory over LA Lakers with near-perfect game
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NBA Finals: Jimmy Butler impacts Miami Heat’s victory over LA Lakers with near-perfect game

47:11 minutes. 35 points. 12 rebounds. 11 assists. Five steals. Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler did everything in Game 5 of the NBA Finals to prevent the Lakers from winning their 17th Championship.

NBA Finals: LeBron James urges Lakers 'to live in the moment' after loss against Heat in Game 5
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NBA Finals: LeBron James urges Lakers 'to live in the moment' after loss against Heat in Game 5

Lakers superstar LeBron James says, the key to closing out the Heat for a first NBA title in a decade on Sunday will be focusing not on lifting the trophy but on winning a single game.

NBA Finals: Jimmy Butler propels Miami Heat to thrilling win over Los Angeles Lakers to keep title dream alive
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NBA Finals: Jimmy Butler propels Miami Heat to thrilling win over Los Angeles Lakers to keep title dream alive

Butler scored 35 points with 12 rebounds and 11 assists and the Heat withstood a 40-point performance from Lakers superstar LeBron James to deny Los Angeles a title-clinching win in the NBA's quarantine bubble at Orlando.

NBA Finals: Rajon Rondo, a champ in Boston, on brink of getting a championship ring with LA Lakers
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NBA Finals: Rajon Rondo, a champ in Boston, on brink of getting a championship ring with LA Lakers

Rajon Rondo helped the Boston Celtics win their 17th NBA championship. He’s on the brink of being part of title No 17 for the Lakers as well.

NBA: As US Presidential elections draw closer, players, coaches and teams urge everyone to vote
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NBA: As US Presidential elections draw closer, players, coaches and teams urge everyone to vote

“We’ve got to get people to vote,” Doc Rivers, now the coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, said during these playoffs when he was coaching the Los Angeles Clippers.

NBA: LeBron James savours 'winning time' after Game 4 win brings Lakers on cusp of Championship
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NBA: LeBron James savours 'winning time' after Game 4 win brings Lakers on cusp of Championship

The result extended the Lakers' record of remaining unbeaten this season whenever they have led going into the fourth quarter. The team is 56-0 when taking a lead into the fourth.

NBA Finals: Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat look to even up the series against Los Angeles Lakers
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NBA Finals: Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat look to even up the series against Los Angeles Lakers

NBA Finals' Game 4 is Tuesday night, and much like Jimmy Butler's coffee-sales strategy, the Heat may stick with what works.

NBA: Relentless Butler leads Miami Heat to unlikley win over Lakers in Game 3
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NBA: Relentless Butler leads Miami Heat to unlikley win over Lakers in Game 3

The under-manned, under-sized, underdog Heat turned the tables on the Western Conference champions in the NBA's quarantine bubble in Orlando, cutting the deficit in the best-of-seven championship series to two games to one.

NBA Finals: Defiant Jimmy Butler says Miami Heat capable of rallying against LA Lakers despite 0-2 deficit
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NBA Finals: Defiant Jimmy Butler says Miami Heat capable of rallying against LA Lakers despite 0-2 deficit

"We're never giving up. We're going to fight and we're going to ride with this thing till the wheels fall off. It's not over," said Butler.