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Lakers coach ‘would never’ bench struggling Kobe Bryant

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Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott said benching Kobe Bryant during possibly his final NBA season is not an option. “I would never, never, never do that,” Scott said after practice at the Lakers’ facility to ESPN. “That’s not an option whatsoever. No, that’s not an option.” The 37-year-old Bryant is shooting a career-worst 31.1 percent from the field and ...

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Jerry West believes Draymond Green is an elite NBA player

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Draymond Green has become a fan favorite in the NBA and the Golden State Warriors are lucky to have him. Jerry West made it clear how he feels about Green and went so far as to call him elite. “We have two of the top-10 players in the league,” West said. “Draymond Green is the second one. He’s the most underrated ...

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Frank Vogel: ‘Paul George is the best two-way player in NBA’

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Paul George has been going off for the Indiana Pacers so far during the 2015-16 NBA season and head coach Frank Vogel couldn’t be happier. Vogel went out on a limb and made a very bold statement about the face of his franchise. He said very clearly that George is the best two-way player in the entire league. “It’s tough ...

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76ers rookie Jahlil Okafor involved in street fight

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TMZ released video Thursday that showed Philadelphia 76ers rookie Jahlil Okafor verbally sparring with several individuals and punching a man. “Apparently, they said: ‘The 76ers suck and you guys are all losers. You’ll never win a game,’ ” a source close to Okafor told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. “I was around the corner when it happened. I saw him a minute after he knocked the ...

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Is Kristaps Porzingis what the Knicks have been missing?

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Although Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell, and Jahlil Okafor were already off of the board by the time that the New York Knicks were about to make the fourth selection at last June’s NBA Draft, a variety of promising pro prospects were still available for the taking. There was Duke’s Justice Winslow–an athletic small forward with solid instincts, Willie Cauley-Stein–a 7 ...

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Houston Rockets Fire head coach Kevin McHale

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The Houston Rockets have fired head coach Kevin McHale, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. The Rockets have started the season with a 4-7 record after preseason expectations had them contending for the NBA Finals.  McHale joined the Rockets as head coach in 2011 and compiled a 193-130 record in nearly four full seasons as head coach. Houston has named ...

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LeBron James says Cavaliers are ‘just too nice’

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Just months after losing to the Warriors in the NBA Finals, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James admits his team is still not up to Golden State’s status. “We haven’t done anything,” James said after the Cavs lost their second straight game, 104-99 to the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday. “We didn’t win anything. We lost. We lost in the Finals. So that’s enough motivation for myself. ...

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Stephen Curry banks in circus shot, 40-foot buzzer beater

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The Golden State Warriors have matched their best season start with a 9-0 start after beating the Grizzlies 100-84. Stephen Curry scored 28 points and Andre Iguodala added 20. Curry made a 40-footer as the horn sounded at the end of the third quarter Wednesday night. “We’re having a great year, and we don’t want to lose any time soon,” Thompson said. Curry also banked in ...

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Report: Nuggets’ Wilson Chandler to undergo season-ending surgery

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Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler will undergo hip surgery and miss the season, reports Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. According to the report, Chandler has been diagnosed with a labral tear.  He is expected to make a complete recovery from the surgery after a six-month rehab process. Chandler signed a four-year, $46.5 million contract extension in the summer. The 28-year-old averaged 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds for the ...

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Kobe Bryant: ‘If you asked me today, this would be my last year’

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Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant said Saturday that he often asks himself, “Do I really want to do this anymore?” “If you asked me today, this would be my last year. But you never know,” said Bryant, who is in the final year of his deal with the Lakers. “We’ll keep it open. Whatever happens, happens.” Bryant, in his 20th ...

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