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Celtics-Heat preview: Jayson Tatum vs. Jayson Tatum Jimmy Butler, breaking down defenses, predictions and more

If it feels like the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics are always in the Eastern Conference finals, well, there is a reason. The Celtics have reached the conference finals four times in the last six seasons but have yet to get to the NBA Finals during that stretch. This is Miami’s seventh trip to the …

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New Orleans Pelicans executive Swin Cash wants to be an NBA team president

Sports Illustrated and Empower Onyx are putting the spotlight on the diverse journeys of Black women across sports—from the veteran athletes, to up-and-coming stars, coaches, executives and more—in the series, Elle-evate: 100 Influential Black Women in Sports. Most people are great at one thing. But Swin Cash is amazing at many things. A former WNBA …

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NBA playoffs 2022 – Experts’ picks for Miami Heat-Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors-Dallas Mavericks in conference finals

Which teams are headed to the 2021 NBA Finals? In the Eastern Conference finals, two rivals collide in the Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics showdown. Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart and the Celtics are fresh off unseating Giannis Antetokounmpo and the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks. The top-seeded Heat, meanwhile, ousted the Philadelphia 76ers in …

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LeBron James Twitter Q&A – Still planning to play with Bronny; names Luka Doncic as his favorite player

12:13 AM ET Tory BarronESPN Editor Close Tory Barron is a Bristol-based writer and editor for ESPN.com. After retiring from playing lacrosse at UConn, the DC native decided to try her hand at writing about people playing sports. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’re probably privy to the fact LeBron James and the …

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Woman granted emergency protective order against Rajon Rondo, alleges Cleveland Cavaliers point guard threatened her with gun

The NBA on Monday said it’s in the process of gathering more information after veteran point guard Rajon Rondo allegedly threatened a woman with a gun at her house last week. The woman filed for an emergency protective order against Rondo on Friday in Louisville, Kentucky, a copy of which was obtained by ESPN’s Baxter …

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Kelan Grady, former UK guard, navigating NBA Draft process

When it comes to transitions a basketball player wants to make, Kelan Grady surpasses the imposing college-to-NBA advancement. He must also handle moving from Kentucky’s team “Granddad” to professional rookie. “I’m still always going to be Granddad,” Grady said with a chuckle Monday. He was referring to his UK teammates who coined the nickname in …

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Marcus Smart Questionable for Game 1 vs. Heat Due to Foot Sprain

Celtics coach Ime Udoka announced Monday point guard Marcus Smart suffered a mid-foot sprain in Game 7 against the Bucks on Sunday. Smart is questionable for Game 1 against the Heat on Tuesday. Smart underwent an MRI Monday on his right foot and it revealed there was no fracture, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowksi. He …

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Suns, Bucks and ‘space ball’: The biggest story of the NBA playoffs and what it means for last year’s Finals teams

OK, so … now what? The Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns met in the NBA Finals last season, and each squad had high hopes of being back there this June. Instead, they both lost seventh games on Sunday and head into the offseason with some lingering structural questions. In some respects, this is normal. The …

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Chris Paul says he’s not retiring after Phoenix Suns’ season ends in stunning blowout

PHOENIX — For the second straight year, Suns point guard Chris Paul’s season came to an end with his team failing to protect a 2-0 series lead en route to a disappointing postseason exit. And for the second straight year, Paul felt compelled to announce he has no plans to walk away from the game …

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