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Magic Johnson and Larry Bird are basketball royalty acting like royal pains 

Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) May 2, 2016 Laker Nation: The first free agent the Lakers should go after is Kevin Durant. Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) May 2, 2016 Laker Nation: The Lakers should call LeBron James agent. Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) May 2, 2016 COULD DURANT'S FREE AGENCY BE STREERED BY A FISHER HIRING. Richard Corkery /NY Daily News Magic Johnson and Larry Bird need to keep their opinions to themselves.
Daily News
04/05
39 Points
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Sports Refs: Missed call in Thunder-Spurs game, plan to train for it

NBA referees say their missed foul on Oklahoma City's Dion Waiters as he inbounded the ball was a play they had never seen before.The referees union also said Tuesday on Twitter that they would incorporate the play into their training moving forward.The play began a wild final sequence in the Thunder's 98-97 victory over San Antonio on Monday in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals.
The Denver Post
04/05
24 Points
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NBA admits FIVE missed calls at end of Spurs-Thunder playoff game 

Eric Gay/AP Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka keeps Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge from grabbing a rebound and shooting as time expires at the end of Game 2. The Spurs ended up stealing Waiters’ pass to Kevin Durant to start a fast break but couldn’t score, leaving the Western Conference semifinal tied at 1-1.Referee Ken Mauer, the crew chief, said after the game that upon seeing a review of the play, there should have been an offensive foul on Waiters.
Daily News
04/05
17 Points

Warriors coach Steve Kerr gets too much credit, claims radio host Colin Cowherd

``It's the easiest team I've ever seen in the NBA to coach.``We're giving Steve Kerr too much credit.''Cowherd made no mention of the strides the Warriors made when he came aboard in place of Mark Jackson. They come down and shoot lots of threes.''-- Action on the floor is controlled not by the coach, but by star guard Steph Curry.``This is not a team you have to bark instructions to regularly,'' Cowherd said. You don't have to outsmart other coaches, limit minutes,'' Cowherd said.
San Jose Mercury News
04/05
15 Points

Sports 25 facts about Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant

Only Kevin Garnett ($335,872,398) made more.According to Basketball Insiders' Alex Kennedy via Twitter, Bryant earned more than $328 million from his NBA contracts alone during his 20-year career. Kobe Bean Bryant put a capper on his illustrious NBA career with a 60-point swan song in his final game against the Utah Jazz on April 13 - a 101-96 win for Lakerland. Bryant, Allen Iverson and Steve Nash were all selected in 1996, and all three went on to win at least one MVP award.
San Jose Mercury News
03/05
10 Points

Sports NBA: Thunder, Spurs even after wild Game 2 ending

"However, upon review, we realize and we agree that we should have had an offensive foul on the play. It's a play that we have never seen before, ever, but we feel we should have had an offensive foul on Waiters." Waiters claimed he was unaware of any contact. Kevin Durant added 28 points as the Thunder handed the Spurs just their second home loss of the season, rebounding from a 32-point beating in Game 1.
San Jose Mercury News
03/05
11 Points
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Sports 2015-16 Nuggets Player Breakdown: D.J. Augustin

And it all has been made possible by his play off the bench."I was in a tough situation in Oklahoma," Augustin said. The Nuggets averaged a robust 1.429 points per possession when Augustin was trapped.Augustin was in pick-and-roll situations as the ball handler 48.9 percent of the time, by far his most utilized play. Augustin's reputation when he came to the Nuggets was that of a pick-and-roll savvy point guard. Augustin, whom the Nuggets acquired from Oklahoma City at the NBA's trade deadline.
The Denver Post
03/05
9 Points
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Sports Around the NBA playoffs: injuries, luck, new chapter, contracts

The NBA playoffs never seem to cooperate.For months and months, we play all the best-case scenarios out in our heads . In all, the Warriors’ defensive rating (91.2 points allowed per 100 possessions, according to NBA.com/stats) is tied for tops among playoffs teams with San Antonio (91.2 entering Monday). DeRozan, of course, will be the top priority this summer when the Raptors hope to keep him from heading elsewhere in free agency.The quickest way to do just that.
USA Today
03/05
9 Points

Despite Stephen Curry's absence, Warriors still winning

"They still move the ball really well."They do a great job of sharing the ball. there's a lot of shots out there, and Klay, he's the obvious guy to take some of those that are available," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. "We want him being as aggressive as possible, and he's been fantastic. If you allow them to be comfortable, you allow them to get those perimeter shots comfortably, being close to them isn't close enough.
San Jose Mercury News
03/05
7 Points

LeBron James making 'Space Jam 2?'

is moving forward with a "Space Jam" sequel, starring LeBron James.One might think that, like with the first movie, the studio might want the best player in the NBA to star in their film.But enough about Stephen Curry. Contact him at Facebook.com/BayAreaNewsGroup.TonyHicks or Twitter.com/tonyhicks67. Bill Murray also starred.ESPN reports James hasn't actually signed up for the film yet.Tony Hicks writes celebrity commentary for the Bay Area News Group.
San Jose Mercury News
03/05
4 Points
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Sports No time to revel in Game 7 wins for Raptors and Heat

the fifth-largest margin in Game 7 history.And Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan knows what sort of challenge Miami will bring."Veteran team," DeRozan said. were representing the Heat in the All-Star Game at Toronto, but Bosh's weekend was derailed by what the team said was a calf strain. It's the first playoff matchup between the Heat and Raptors.OH, BROTHER: Dorell Wright and Delon Wright faced off countless times in their lives, but never on the same NBA floor.
USA Today
02/05
6 Points

Sports Fired Kings' coach George Karl says franchise could be in trouble

Some would say it's mean to remind Sacramento Kings' fans how dysfunctional their team is compared to that other NBA franchise a few miles away. But what the heck...The Sacramento Bee ran an interview over the weekend with recently fired coach George Karl, and has been his nature for much of his career, he was quite open.
San Jose Mercury News
02/05
4 Points

Sports Following Kobe Bryant's retirement, we take a look back at the 1996 NBA Draft

9 Pick: Samaki WalkerCareer Win Shares: 77.5Stephon Marbury bounced around quite a bit during his NBA career. 21 Pick: Dontae' JonesCareer Win Shares: 23.1A big man out of Georgetown, Othella Harrington maxed out as an NBA player in 1999-00 with the Vancouver Grizzlies. In 10 NBA seasons, Walker suited up for six different franchises.Team: Atlanta HawksOriginal Slot for Norris: No. He never reached those numbers again.Team: Orlando MagicOriginal Slot for Walker: No.
San Jose Mercury News
02/05
3 Points
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Sports Heat roll past Hornets in Game 7, 106-73

The Heat paid tribute to their NBA Development League affiliate Sioux Falls SkyForce during a second-quarter time out. Ewing has been an NBA assistant since 2002, working with Washington, Houston, Orlando and Charlotte.Ewing played for Mike Jarvis in high school, John Thompson in college and the likes of Pat Riley and Jeff Van Gundy in the NBA. "And then in the third quarter, it got away from us."Wade has played in 29 postseason series; the Heat have won 22 of them.
The Denver Post
02/05
17 Points
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