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Nov 22, 2022 Associated Press NBA referee Bill Kennedy, who came out as gay in 2015, spoke out in an emotional video Tuesday in response to the weekend shooting that killed five and left 17 others with gunshot wounds at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The 41-second video was released on the NBA’s
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2:41 PM ET Los Angeles Lakers guard Patrick Beverley has been suspended three games for “forcefully shoving” Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton when the big man wasn’t looking and causing him to fall to the court in L.A.’s game against the Suns on Tuesday, the NBA announced on Thursday. In the league’s statement, attributed to
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11:30 PM ET SAN FRANCISCO — LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard is feeling better, but head coach Ty Lue said there is currently no timetable for his return from a right ankle sprain. The Clippers played the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night without their two best players, Leonard and Paul George, who missed his
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2:29 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN BOSTON — Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic had high praise for the Celtics‘ star tandem of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown ahead of Wednesday’s game in Boston. “They’re probably the No. 1 team in the league, and they probably have the best duo in the league, too,” Doncic said. “And we’re
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11:48 PM ET PHILADELPHIA — Ben Simmons knew exactly the type of reception he was going to get from Sixers fans Tuesday night inside Wells Fargo Center. After going through a contentious divorce with the team that made him the No. 1 overall pick in 2016, forcing his way out of Philadelphia before the start
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12:23 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN CAMDEN, N.J. — Joel Embiid will miss at least the next two games — including Tuesday’s reunion with former co-star Ben Simmons and the Brooklyn Nets — with a left midfoot sprain he suffered in Saturday’s loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. “How do I make up for Joel? We’ve just
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2:54 PM ET Jamal CollierESPN CHICAGO — Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown said he does not endorse the group of protesters who lined up Sunday outside of Barclays Center before Kyrie Irving‘s return from suspension, reiterating that he was happy to see support for the Brooklyn Nets‘ guard getting to play again. Members of Israel
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11:15 PM ET NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving said he “never had a doubt” he would return to the team after serving an eight-game suspension for what the Nets termed the “harmful impact of his conduct” relating to social media posts around a book and movie that contained antisemitic ideas. Irving, who
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11:57 AM ET NEW YORK — Kyrie Irving‘s eight-game suspension is over. The Brooklyn Nets guard started Sunday night’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies. It marks his first action since he was suspended Nov. 3 for “harmful impact of his conduct” relating to social media posts around a book and movie that contained antisemitic ideas.
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4:40 PM ET Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 left ankle sprain and is “week-to-week,” the team announced on Saturday. Morant suffered the injury late in Friday’s win over the Oklahoma City Thunder after getting his foot tangled with Thunder guard Lu Dort. Morant went down in immediate pain
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5:55 PM ET NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving gave his most formal apology to date in a video published Saturday, saying clearly he is “not antisemitic” and that he wanted to “apologize deeply” for his social media post around a book and movie featuring antisemitic ideas. “I’m not antisemitic,” Irving said in
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