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Warriors fan reveals how he was able to sneak into courtside seats

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A deviously clever Warriors fan managed to scam his way into some ultra expensive courtside seats for nearly 30 games this past season at Oracle Arena.

How do we know this? Because the fan, Trevor Laub, used his YouTube channel to blow the whistle on himself.

So much for a fool-proof scheme.

In his 23-minute video, the Fremont, Calif., native...Read more

Oh what might have been 15 years ago, had Kobe Bryant joined the Clippers

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LOS ANGELES -- When Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are introduced Wednesday as Clippers, it promises to be a spectacle unlike any other for a franchise that had struggled since its arrival in Los Angeles 35 years ago to become an attractive destination for top players.

That all changed earlier this month in one league-shaking night.

On July 5, ...Read more

DePaul coach Dave Leitao receives 3-game NCAA suspension for recruiting violation; program put on 3 years probation

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CHICAGO -- DePaul's beleaguered men's basketball program took a hit Tuesday when the NCAA announced coach Dave Leitao will serve a three-game suspension and the program will be placed on three years of probation for a recruiting violation.

A Division I Committee on Infractions panel found that a former DePaul associate head coach violated NCAA ...Read more

Spurs legend Tim Duncan rejoining organization as assistant coach

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Tim Duncan, known as "The Big Fundamental," is getting back in the game.

Duncan will become an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs, the team announced Monday.

"It is only fitting, that after I served loyally for 19 years as Tim Duncan's assistant, that he returns the favor," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said in a statement.

Duncan ...Read more

Lakers awarded Kostas Antetokounmpo, younger brother of reigning MVP, off waivers

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LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers were awarded power forward Kostas Antetokounmpo, the younger brother of reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, off waivers on Monday. Antetokounmpo, a 6-foot-10, 200 pound power forward, joins the Lakers on a two-way deal.

Antetokounmpo, 21, is the youngest of three brothers in the NBA. His oldest brother ...Read more

More top basketball recruits in the 2020 class emerge as possible Kentucky targets

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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Nearly a dozen UK scholarship offers have been extended to high school basketball prospects in the class of 2020, but John Calipari and his coaching staff are still on the lookout for more recruiting possibilities.

Several other standouts in the 2020 class have been linked to Kentucky but are still waiting on offers -- such as...Read more

Storm's Natasha Howard denies domestic-abuse allegations, accuses wife of stabbing her and taking nearly $600,000

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In court documents filed this week, Storm All-Star forward Natasha Howard denied domestic-abuse allegations made public last weekend by her wife, Jacqueline Howard. Natasha also accused Jacqueline of transferring nearly $600,000 out of a joint bank account and stabbing her in 2016.

Natasha Howard, 27, has filed for divorce in King County ...Read more

'They're coming for your head.' Kentucky is everyone's Super Bowl, even after college.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- University of Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari likes to say that the Wildcats are every team's Super Bowl. Friday produced evidence that the gleam doesn't dim when players move on from Lexington.

The Bluegrass Boys -- a team featuring several former UK players -- fell to D2, a team comprised of former Division II ...Read more

Anthony Davis calls Chicago 'the Mecca of basketball,' would consider playing for Bulls someday

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CHICAGO -- With the heat index hovering near 105 and the thermometer climbing higher inside the second-floor gym at Kenwood Academy High School, Anthony Davis didn't just offer inspirational words for the sweaty mass of middle schoolers who hung on his every word Friday at Nike's Rise camp.

The Chicagoan sweated his way through overseeing some ...Read more

Lakers hire Quinton Crawford as an assistant coach

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LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers have added to coach Frank Vogel's staff by hiring Quinton Crawford as an assistant coach, according to people not authorized to speak publicly.

Crawford worked as the head video coordinator and player development coach for Vogel when he was the coach in Orlando. Crawford spent last season with Charlotte in ...Read more

DeMarcus Cousins feels 'like a kid again' back in Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Amid all the wheeling and dealing done in the NBA this summer, former Kentucky standout DeMarcus Cousins got a small taste of it himself in putting together his own squad for this weekend's The Basketball Tournament at Frederick Douglass High School.

"It feels good to be back (in Lexington). I feel like an 18-year-old kid ...Read more

Lindsey Harding leaving Sixers coaching staff to become Kings assistant coach

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PHILADELPHIA -- Lindsey Harding is leaving the 76ers for a better opportunity.

The team's player-development coach is joining Luke Walton's Sacramento Kings staff as an assistant coach.

"Lindsey is a rising star, and I'm so excited to have her join our incredibly experienced team of coaches," Walton told ESPN in a statement. "Her basketball IQ...Read more

Former Boston College women's basketball coach Cathy Inglese suffers traumatic brain injury

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Cathy Inglese, the former Boston College coach from Wallingford who has over 400 wins as a head coach, suffered a traumatic brain injury Wednesday after a fall, according to her sister.

Inglese, 60, was recently hired at Hofstra as an associate head coach.

"My sister Cathy Inglese has suffered a traumatic brain injury and is fighting for her ...Read more

Evaluating a Heat-Chris Paul trade from every angle (it's mostly about the picks)

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So where do the Miami Heat stand with Chris Paul? As casual spectators, while waiting to see what might come their way.

Unlike the team's pursuit of Russell Westbrook, when Pat Riley and his front-office staff negotiated with a proactive approach, the Heat have taken a more reserved methodology with the Oklahoma City Thunder's potential desire ...Read more

WNBA investigation into domestic-abuse allegations against Storm All-Star Natasha Howard remains ongoing

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SEATTLE -- Two days after domestic-abuse allegations were made public against Storm All-Star forward Natasha Howard by her wife, the team and the WNBA declined further comment as the league continued its investigation.

Jacqueline Howard on Saturday morning posted videos and screen shots of text conversations with Natasha Howard and some Storm ...Read more

Ray Allen asks judge to void UConn subpoena for records related to phone call with recruit

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HARTFORD, Conn. -- Ray Allen has filed a motion asking a judge to void a UConn subpoena or issue a protective order that would prevent the Hall of Famer from having to turn over documents relating to Kevin Ollie's legal battle with the school.

The motion, submitted June 10 in Hartford Superior Court, argues that UConn lacked basis to issue the ...Read more

Warriors' Bob Myers on D'Angelo Russell: 'We didn't sign him with the intention of just trading him'

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Even before he signed his new contract with the Warriors, D'Angelo Russell's days appeared numbered.

The Warriors view next summer as their chance to restock a championship roster with improved financial flexibility. After committing to a four-year, $117 million deal following his first All-Star season in Brooklyn, the 23-...Read more

Cavaliers waive J.R. Smith, get under luxury tax threshold

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Unable to trade what was once believed to be a valuable expiring contract, the Cavaliers waived guard J.R. Smith on Monday.

The move, along with stretching over the next three years the $4.4 million guaranteed to Smith, reportedly got the Cavs under the $132 million luxury tax threshold for the 2019-2020 season.

Presuming he clears waivers, ...Read more

Warriors GM explains Kevin Durant's decision to leave

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OAKLAND -- In normal circumstances, the Warriors' pitch to Kevin Durant would be simple.

The Warriors could offer him the most money. After winning two NBA titles in the past three years, the Warriors could offer him the best chance at winning. Durant did not have interest, though, in the Warriors' five-year, $221 million offer and their ...Read more

 

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