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Essay: At the Pride Parade, the N.B.A. Embraces Hard-Won Victories

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 01:15:59 GMT

Rick Welts, the team president of the Golden State Warriors, rode on the N.B.A.’s float with his partner.The league entered a float in the parade for a second consecutive year, making it the only major sports league officially taking a prominent part in the gay pride event.

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Q&A: Red Auerbach Told Bill Russell, ‘I’m the Coach and You’ll Fit’

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 19:35:03 GMT

Bill Russell presenting the Warrior’ Kevin Durant with the Bill Russell N.B.A. Finals Most Valuable Player Award on June 12 in Oakland, Calif.Russell, the Boston Celtics star, recalls in a Q. and A. how he and his peers transformed basketball and perceptions of blacks in professional sports.

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On Pro Basketball: N.B.A. Drafts Come and Go, but Carmelo Anthony Always Remains

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:19:20 GMT

After he was drafted on Thursday night, De’Aaron Fox promised to be a franchise changer for the Kings.Even the Kings were able to reset their franchise this year — not so the Knicks, still shackled by Anthony’s no-trade clause.

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Knicks Sign Canyon Barry, a Student of Triangles

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:29:22 GMT

Canyon Barry made 88.3 percent of his free throws last season while shooting underhanded. He won the SEC’s Sixth Man of the Year Award.Barry, a physics major at Florida and the son of the Hall of Famer Rick Barry, will join the Knicks’ summer league team.

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For W.N.B.A.’s Oldest Rookie, a Lot of Persistence Goes a Long Way

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:52:26 GMT

The Phoenix Mercury’s Yvonne Turner, No. 6, in a game against the Los Angeles Sparks on June 18. Turner, 29, is the W.N.B.A.’s oldest rookie.After playing for years overseas, Yvonne Turner of the Phoenix Mercury is still coming to grips with the fact that she has finally reached her goal, at age 29.

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Bow Ties and Statement Sneakers at the N.B.A. Draft

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:26:37 GMT

Lonzo Ball, left, Markelle Fultz, front second left, and De’Aaron Fox, front second right, before the first round of the 2017 N.B.A. draft at Barclays Center.It was a life-changing night for young basketball players, for whom dressing well has become a condition of stardom.

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Bulls and Timberwolves Upstage Draft With Jimmy Butler Trade

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:17:50 GMT

The Bulls made waves by sending the All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler to the Timberwolves in a trade. Chicago also got the No. 16 pick in the draft for guards Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn and the No. 7 pick.There were no big surprises among the early selections in the draft, but Chicago sent Butler, a three-time All Star, to Minnesota.

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Knicks Draft Frank Ntilikina of France, Avoiding a Dramatic Twist

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:32:55 GMT

Frank Ntilikina walking to the stage at Barclays Center on Thursday after being selected eighth over all by the Knicks in the N.B.A. draft.Ntilikina, 18, was an intriguing first-round pick, but his selection was almost anticlimactic after days of speculation that the Knicks might trade Kristaps Porzingis.

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‘Bizarre and Unusual’: Readers Respond to Helicopter Parenting

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:04:41 GMT

Readers responded to an article about LaVar Ball, the father of the U.C.L.A. basketball star Lonzo Ball, who has played a central role in his son’s career.We asked readers to send us their stories about being a helicopter parent, having such a parent or seeing the phenomenon play out in their workplace.

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Stephon Marbury Stars as Himself in Chinese Hoops Biopic

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:29:10 GMT

The former N.B.A. player Stephon Marbury, center, with co-stars in the movie “My Other Home” last week in Shanghai.The former N.B.A. player has become a beloved celebrity since decamping for professional basketball in China, and a sequel is in the works.

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N.B.A. Draft: Analysis of Every Pick and Trade in Round 1

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:43:08 GMT

Markelle Fultz was selected first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers.The 76ers selected Markelle Fultz with the first pick in the draft. Lonzo Ball went No. 2 to the Lakers. Here’s a look at the picks and trades in the first round.

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N.B.A. Prospect Knows What It’s Like to Be a Pro (but in Baseball)

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:30:23 GMT

Donovan Mitchell Jr., a 6-foot-3 guard, led Louisville last season with an average of 15.6 points a game.Donovan Mitchell Jr., the son of the Mets’ director of player relations, is a 6-foot-3 guard with a 6-10 wingspan, a cool nickname and a chance to be a lottery pick.

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Kristaps Porzingis Gone? Carmelo Anthony Staying? Phil Jackson on the State of the Knicks

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:59:33 GMT

The Knicks said they are entertaining offers for Kristaps Porzingis, left. Carmelo Anthony, center, is pushing to stay.Jackson, in an interview with the Madison Square Network, confirms the speculation that has surround two of the team’s marquee players.

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On Pro Basketball: Lakers Have a Plan While the Knicks Hold Triangle Tryouts

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:23:36 GMT

The former U.C.L.A. point guard Lonzo Ball after working out for the Lakers in preparation for the N.B.A. draft, to be held Thursday.While the pieces seem to be falling into place in Los Angeles, turmoil surrounds the directionless Knicks and their president, Phil Jackson.

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French Point Guard Frank Ntilikina Actually Likes the Knicks

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:46:52 GMT

Frank Ntilikina (22) in a playoff game for Strasbourg on Monday. He is a presumptive lottery pick in Thursday’s N.B.A. draft.A presumptive lottery pick in Thursday’s N.B.A. draft even had kind words for Phil Jackson, the team’s embattled president.

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Trade Kristaps Porzingis? Knicks Seem Open to Listening

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 01:48:32 GMT

Kristaps Porzingis, the Knicks’ young star. Apparently frustrated by the team’s lack of progress, he skipped out on his exit interview.The Knicks, according to multiple reports, are at least receptive to inquiries about Porzingis, their most alluring asset, as draft night approaches.

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Nets Said to Be Trading Brook Lopez to Lakers for D’Angelo Russell

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 01:33:14 GMT

D’Angelo Russell was the second pick in the 2015 draft.The Nets would also send the 27th pick in Thursday night’s N.B.A. draft to Los Angeles in return for the 21-year-old point guard and Timofey Mozgov.

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The 7-Foot Question at the Heart of the Knicks’ Future

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:35:40 GMT

Kristaps Porzingis and Willy Hernangomez, right, who first played together in Seville, Spain, were reunited last season when Hernangomez joined the Knicks.Kristaps Porzingis and Willy Hernangomez are so close they’re like “a big family.” With Thursday’s N.B.A. draft approaching, they could turn out to be very tall pillars of the team.

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Trading the No. 1 Pick Worked Out Well for the Celtics in 1980

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 22:05:28 GMT

The Celtics selected Kevin McHale with the No. 3 pick in the 1980 draft, which they had acquired in a deal with the Golden State Warriors.Boston’s trade with Philadelphia is reminiscent of a trade that led to the Celtics’ acquiring Kevin McHale and Robert Parish, stalwarts of three championship teams.

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Kevin Durant Goes a Couple of Rounds With His Twitter Critics

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:49:27 GMT

Kevin Durant hoisted his N.B.A. finals M.V.P. trophy at a victory parade in downtown Oakland on Thursday.The newly minted N.B.A. finals M.V.P. exchanged lighthearted jabs with fans, confronting talking points that are likely to dog him for seasons to come.

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