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Celtics @ 7: Who Will Boston Target At The Trade Deadline?

BOSTON (CBS) – The NBA trade deadline is Thursday, and the Celtics have been attached to … everyone. So, what will Danny Ainge do? Is a Nets pick up for grabs? Avery Bradley? Marcus Smart? Will the C’s target a franchise star or a complementary piece to add rim-protection, rebounding, or shooting? “Celtics @ 7” host Adam Kaufman addressed those ...

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Beyond Basketball: Globetrotters’ Impact On African American Culture Has Been Significant

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — February is Black History Month, and perhaps no team has had as much impact on African American culture as the Harlem Globetrotters. From Curley Neal to Meadowlark Lemon, the Globetrotters have given generations of fans entertaining memories. As CBS2’s Steve Overmyer found out, that continues even on the streets of Manhattan. New Yorkers are notoriously cranky, but ...

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Charles Oakley To Become Player/Coach In Ice Cube’s 3-On-3 League

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — James Dolan might not be thrilled to have Charles Oakley around, but Ice Cube is. The former Knicks power forward will serve as a player/coach in Ice Cube’s new Big3 basketball league, ESPN reported. The three-on-three league will feature former players including Allen Iverson, Jermaine O’Neal, Rashard Lewis, Jason Williams, Latrell Sprewell and Ricky Davis. Oakley’s teammates ...

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Keidel: The Simmering Durant-Westbrook Feud

By Jason Keidel During the interminable, snow-coated NBA season, it’s hard to keep the media and masses awake for 82 games. People don’t really pay attention until the fourth quarter of games and the fourth quarter of the season — the playoffs. But this season has been rife with soap operatic entertainment. Will LeBron James, on the wrong side of ...

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Dario Saric’s Starbucks Name Is Marcus

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Sixers rookie Dario Saric just joined the Sixers this summer, coming over from Turkey. But he’s quickly getting acclimated to the American lifestyle. Related: Dario Saric: Joel Embiid Is ‘Changing Sports In Philly’ So much so, he has a Starbucks name. “Marcus is my Starbucks name,” Saric said in an interview for NBA TV at all-star weekend in New Orleans. “I love coffee and ...

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Report: Multiple Teams Interested In Dealing For Derrick Rose

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Could the Derrick Rose era with the Knicks soon be over? Multiple teams view the point guard as a potential trade target, ESPN reported Friday, citing league sources. The report did not name the interested teams, which figure to be playoff contenders in need of backcourt depth. MORE: Schmeelk: All-Star Break Is Important To Knicks’ Future The ...

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Jimmy Butler Has Quite The Unique Fashion Choice At Friday’s All-Star Festivities

(CBS) Judging from appearances, there’s a positive correlation between Bulls wing Jimmy Butler’s on-court performance and outrageousness of his fashion choices. Butler is playing the best basketball of his career, and he’s celebrated his third straight trip to the All-Star Game by wearing a ridiculous shirt to Friday’s festivities. #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/gIctI4Vb9T — Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) February 17, 2017 TFW you can’t decide ...

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Joe DeCamara Opens With 76ers Rant: ‘It’s A Total Disgrace’

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Joe DeCamara trusts the process, I promise. But even the most adamant and loyal process trusters, like DeCamara, are furious with the way the Sixers have handled the injury situations regarding Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Related: Report: Ben Simmons’ Foot Not Fully Healed DeCamara opened his show alongside Jon Ritchie on SportsRadio 94WIP on the morning after news broke that Simmons’ ...

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Schmeelk: All-Star Break Is Important To Knicks’ Future

By John Schmeelk» More Columns It says all you need to know about the current state of the Knicks that the All-Star break might be the most important part of their season. No, fans don’t need to be locked in to the Rising Stars game to see Kristaps Porzingis and Willy Hernangomez. They also don’t need to see Porzingis in the Skills Challenge. ...

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Isaiah Thomas Passes John Havlicek In Celtics Record Books

BOSTON (CBS) — Lost in the kerfuffle of a questionable (read: horrendous) call that cost the Celtics a win over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday was Isaiah Thomas making some franchise history. The C’s All-Star became the first player in Boston’s storied history to score at least 20 points in 41 straight games, passing John Havlicek’s previous record of 40 ...

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Twitter Reacts To The Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Foul Call That Cost The Celtics A Win

BOSTON (CBS) — The Celtics could taste victory, but a referee snatched it from them at the last second – literally. With the Celtics up 103-102 and mere seconds left in regulation, the Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler went up for a potential game-winning jump shot. Celtics point guard Marcus Smart appeared to play strong defense against Butler’s shot, which did ...

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Report: Ben Simmons’ Foot Not Fully Healed

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It has been four and a half months since Ben Simmons had surgery to repair a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone of his right foot. Simmons has not still played in a game, nor practiced in 5-on-5 mode, and the reason could be because his foot is still not completely healed. Despite positive updates over the past few ...

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Bulls’ Dwyane Wade Out Against Celtics With Illness

By Cody Westerlund– (CBS) Bulls guard Dwyane Wade will miss Thursday evening’s home contest against the Celtics with an illness, the team’s final game before the All-Star break. Wade wasn’t present at the United Center. “He’s going to stay home tonight,” coach Fred Hoiberg said. Wade had missed the previous two games with a thumb injury and also missed a game ...

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Shane Battier Joining Miami Heat Front Office

CBS Miami: Twitter | Facebook The Miami Heat always seem to get things right when it comes to their front office affairs. Their latest move runs in that same vein as the franchise announced Thursday that it has named Shane Battier its Director of Basketball Development & Analytics. Battier, who was a part of Miami’s back-to-back championship teams during his ...

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Shane Battier Joining Miami Heat Front Office

CBS Miami: Twitter | Facebook The Miami Heat always seem to get things right when it comes to their front office affairs. Their latest move runs in that same vein as the franchise announced Thursday that it has named Shane Battier its Director of Basketball Development & Analytics. Battier, who was a part of Miami’s back-to-back championship teams during his ...

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Isaiah Thomas Continues To Make Celtics History

By Brian Robb, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — It’s been a busy two months for Isaiah Thomas when it comes to the franchise record books. The 5-foot-9 point guard began to put his name among Celtic legends with a team-record 29-point fourth quarter against Miami Heat in late December, but he’s only built on that performance in the following weeks. ...

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Charles Oakley Compares James Dolan To Donald Sterling

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Charles Oakley on Thursday compared Knicks owner James Dolan to Donald Sterling, the former Clippers owner who was recorded in 2014 making racist comments. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, the ex-Knick said he anticipates more people will come forward to voice concerns about Dolan. “This is a big thing,” Oakley said. When asked specifically if he ...

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Potential Miami Heat Trade Deadline Deals: Chandler To South Beach

CBS Miami: Twitter | Facebook With the NBA trade deadline approaching – it’ll be here Feb. 23 – you’ll begin to hear players’ names being thrown around like damp towels into laundry baskets. Especially now, since just about every team is off for the NBA’s All-Star break. Miami has done fairly well for itself since the calendar turned over to ...

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Dario Saric Is 20-1 To Win Rising Stars MVP

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Homie is 20-1 to be the most valuable player of the Rising Stars Challenge game, according to Bovada LV.  Related: 5 Reasons To Still Trust The Process Saric will be playing for the world team in the game on Friday, February 17th. Saric’s Sixers teammate, Jahlil Okafor, will be opposing him on team USA while Joel Embiid will not play ...

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2017 NBA All-Star Weekend Preview

By Rahul Lal NBA All-Star Weekend, February 17-19 in New Orleans, Louisiana, is fast approaching. The contestants for each of the marquee events have been announced. But the storylines tend to focus on past champions not participating, all-star snubs and tension more so than in other years. The big events for All-Star Weekend include the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, Taco Bell Skills Challenge, ...

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2017 NBA All-Star Weekend Preview

By Rahul Lal NBA All-Star Weekend, February 17-19 in New Orleans, Louisiana, is fast approaching. The contestants for each of the marquee events have been announced. But the storylines tend to focus on past champions not participating, all-star snubs and tension more so than in other years. The big events for All-Star Weekend include the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, Taco Bell Skills Challenge, ...

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5 Reasons To Still Trust The Process

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It has not been a good week for the on-the-fringe trust the process-ers. kings have won 4 in a row, lakers have 3rd worst record, okafor is playing 2night, and embiid & simmons are not. we’re being tested. #ttp pic.twitter.com/C44xEnWeRi — Andrew Porter (@And_Porter) February 15, 2017 Let’s review: Bryan Colangelo is forced to reveal Joel Embiid has a ...

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Keidel: Knicks Should Deal Anthony, Even For Pennies On The Dollar

By Jason Keidel» More Columns This slice of cyberspace hasn’t been too kind to Carmelo Anthony. After their 116-105 loss at Oklahoma City on Wednesday night, the Knicks have a .445 winning percentage since acquiring Anthony six years ago. The Knicks have won one playoff series win since the 2000-01 season. And a total of just seven playoff games. They are 7-21 since ...

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TBT: Allen Iverson Cuts Off Braids During 2009 All-Star Weekend

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — With the 2017 NBA all-star weekend just a few days away, Tommy Breer of basketballinsiders.com reminded us of the time when the best basketball players in the game reacted to Allen Iverson cutting off his braids. Related: Report: Allen Iverson To Serve As Player/Coach In Ice Cube’s Pro 3-On-3 League The video features Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, LeBron ...

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Mannix: Isaiah Thomas Is Not A Max Player

BOSTON (CBS) —  Isaiah Thomas is flirting with Celtics history this season, and the All Star guard is hoping that will get him a truckload of money when he becomes a free agent after next season. With 33 points against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night, Thomas has now scored 20 or more points in 40 straight games, tying John ...

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Lichtenstein: Marks And The Market Diverge On Lopez’s Net Worth

By Steve Lichtenstein » More Columns In its latest edition, Forbes ranked the Nets as the seventh-most valuable NBA franchise with a net worth of approximately $1.8 billion. I could joke about how little of it is related to the product on the basketball court, how the collective value of the Nets’ current roster is probably worth about 15 cents. But ...

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Thompson Scores 35 To Lead Warriors Past Kings

OAKLAND (CBS/AP) — Klay Thompson scored 10 of his 35 points during a big third-quarter run and the Golden State Warriors beat the Sacramento Kings 109-86 on Wednesday night. Stephen Curry added 13 points and nine assists, and Kevin Durant had 21 points, seven rebounds and seven assists as the Warriors bounced back from a loss in Denver two nights ...

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