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3:39 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Former Los Angeles Lakers player Slava Medvedenko is selling his two NBA championship rings to raise money for his native Ukraine. Medvedenko, 43, was a power forward on the Lakers’ championship teams in 2001 and ’02, playing alongside Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal. SCP Auctions is donating
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12:28 PM ET Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant is extremely active on social media … and now he’s added a new platform to his repertoire. Durant joined TikTok on Friday as “2way3level” — amassing 67,000 followers by Saturday morning. The username is likely a reference to a particular kind of build in the video game
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12:00 PM ET The Phoenix Suns and Monty Williams, the NBA’s reigning coach of the year, have agreed on a long-term contract extension, sources told ESPN on Saturday. Williams, who was voted the National Basketball Coach’s Association’s coach of the year in consecutive seasons, had two years left on his original five-year deal, and now
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10:39 AM ET LOS ANGELES — Lakers guard Austin Reaves is open to a new nickname. During a surprisingly successful rookie season in which Reaves went from being an undrafted prospect to a two-way designation to signing a two-year contract and becoming a starter, he picked up a couple of monikers from the Lakers faithful:
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8:00 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN Throughout every iteration of the NBA, some of its best and most iconic players — from Wilt Chamberlain to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Shaquille O’Neal — have been traded during their pro careers. Soon, the Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant could become the latest all-time-great player on that list. As the basketball
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Jul 20, 2022 LOS ANGELES — Charlotte Hornets restricted free agent Miles Bridges pleaded not guilty to three felony domestic violence charges during his arraignment Wednesday morning in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Bridges has been accused of assaulting his girlfriend in front of their two children last month, and the three felony charges were
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Jul 20, 2022 The NBA fined Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob $500,000 for violating the league’s policy on publicly discussing collective bargaining talks, which included Lacob describing the luxury tax system as “very unfair” on a recent podcast, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. The comments, aired on the Point Forward Podcast hosted by Andre
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2:29 PM ET Charles Barkley has acknowledged meeting with LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman about a possible broadcasting role while pushing back at what he called “selective outrage” toward the Saudi-funded series. Barkley could receive a LIV offer from Norman after they met in Atlanta on Wednesday, but the Basketball Hall of Famer told the
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5:56 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN The Philadelphia 76ers are creating a new development company that will spearhead a $1.3 billion project to build a privately funded arena in the city’s downtown, the team announced Thursday morning. While the 76ers don’t plan to be in the arena until the 2031-32 season — the season after the
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7:10 PM ET Philadelphia 76ers free agent star James Harden is returning to the franchise on a new two-year, $68.6 million contract, including a player option for the 2023-24 season, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. The deal guarantees Harden $33 million for next season and the opportunity to decline his $35.6 million player option and
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8:58 PM ET ESPN News Services LOS ANGELES — Charlotte Hornets restricted free agent Miles Bridges is facing three felony domestic violence charges after being accused of assaulting his girlfriend in front of their two children last month, the Los Angeles County district attorney said Tuesday. District Attorney George Gascon said his office filed one
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2:21 PM ET Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Serge Ibaka is staying with the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks announced Tuesday that they have re-signed the center, who came to Milwaukee as part of a four-team deal at the Feb. 10 trade deadline. Terms of the deal weren’t released. “Serge is an elite defender and shot-blocker who
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4:30 PM ET Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kenrich Williams has agreed on a four-year, $27.2 million contract extension, sources told ESPN on Monday. The deal, negotiated by Pensack Sports, is a remarkable punctuation for an undrafted player who had no Division I scholarship offers out of high school. Williams has often told people that he
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