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What Rondo’s injury means for the Lakers’ title chances

Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE system What does Rajon Rondo’s injury mean for the Los Angeles Lakers’ chances in the restart? The Western Conference’s leading team suffered the first injury since teams began practicing on the ESPN World Wide of Sports Complex, with Rondo fracturing his right thumb […]

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Lakers’ Anthony Davis to wear own name on jersey

Following the lead of his All-Star teammate LeBron James, Lakers big man Anthony Davis said he will wear his last name on the back of his jersey instead of a social justice message when the NBA restarts its season in Florida later this month. Speaking to reporters Sunday in a conference call following the Lakers’ practice at the ESPN Wide World of […]

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ESPN reportedly suspends Adrian Wojnarowski for ‘F— you’ e-mail to senator

ESPN has suspended NBA reporter Adrian Wojanrowski for the profanity he e-mailed a U.S. senator on Friday, Outkick the Coverage reported Saturday night, citing sources. The network has not announced the suspension. Outkick’s Ryan Glasspiegel reported that an ESPN spokesperson declined to comment. Wojnarowski wrote “F— you” in an e-mail reply to Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., after Hawley had written the NBA […]

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NBA star silenced for ‘exposing too much s***’

J.R. Smith went nearly two weeks without giving his newest team a headache. Smith, who signed with the Los Angeles Lakers earlier this month after previously failing to find a roster spot for the 2019-20 season, said he was forced to shut down a recent Instagram Live session because “they” — presumably team or league officials — were angered by […]

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Charles Barkley says sports world is turning social justice statements into a ‘circus’

Hall of Fame basketball player Charles Barkley said the sports world's focus on social justice statements is becoming a distracting "circus" that doesn't fully address core issues the country is facing or produce real change.  In a guest appearance Friday on CNBC, Barkley said he's felt the national spotlight — on athletes and the media covering them — shines too brightly on statements […]

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