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On Pro Basketball: One Thing LeBron James Can’t Win: A Comparison With Michael Jordan

Sun, 28 May 2017 16:14:16 GMT

LeBron James in 2014 wearing a T-shirt protesting a grand jury’s decision to not indict a police officer in the death of a suspect.By playing in different eras, the outspoken James and the follow-the-rules Jordan are like apples and oranges.

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Them Again? And Again? Warriors-Cavaliers Finals Are an N.B.A. First

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:11:16 GMT

Stephen Curry of the Warriors, left, and LeBron James of the Cavaliers in last year’s N.B.A. finals, which the Cavaliers won in seven games.A third consecutive championship matchup, never before seen in the N.B.A., is a rarity in any professional team sport.

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Cleveland Cavaliers Make N.B.A. Finals as LeBron James Passes Michael Jordan

Fri, 26 May 2017 04:03:23 GMT

LeBron James entered Thursday’s game 28 points from passing Michael Jordan in playoff scoring.James finished with 35 points, becoming the career playoff scoring leader, as Cleveland beat the Boston Celtics, 135-102, to win the series, 4-1.

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Sports Briefing: Enes Kanter Scoffs at Report on Turkish Warrant

Sat, 27 May 2017 04:33:47 GMT

Enes Kanter at a news conference on Monday. He was detained at a Romanian airport last weekend.Kanter, a vocal critic of Turkey’s president, wrote on Twitter, “I will come on my own will anyway, to spit on your ugly, hateful faces.”

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N.B.A. All-Star Game Back in Charlotte in 2019

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:33:05 GMT

This year’s All-Star game was moved to New Orleans because of a North Carolina law restricting the rights of L.G.B.T. people.The game had been set for Charlotte last February, but the N.B.A. moved it because of a state law that limited anti-discrimination protections for L.G.B.T. people.

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Cavaliers 112, Celtics 99: Kyrie Irving Scores 42 to Help Cavaliers Rally Past Celtics

Wed, 24 May 2017 03:38:45 GMT

Kyrie Irving going up for a layup against Al Horford of the Celtics on Tuesday. Irving led the Cavaliers with 42 points in their Game 4 win.Irving and LeBron James combined for 76 points as Cleveland moved to within one game of returning to the finals.

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On Pro Basketball: Spurs’ Manu Ginobili Gets Quite a Send-Off, but Will He Retire?

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:25:39 GMT

Fans in San Antonio let their appreciation for the longtime guard Manu Ginobili be known on Monday night in Game 4 of the Spurs’ playoff series with the Warriors.After 15 seasons in San Antonio, Ginobili, 39, said he would weigh retirement in the coming weeks.

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Warriors Sweep Spurs to Reach Third Finals in Three Years

Tue, 23 May 2017 04:20:02 GMT

The Warriors’ Kevin Durant, who had 29 points, blocking a shot by the Spurs’ Dejounte Murray.Stephen Curry scored 36 points, and Kevin Durant had 29 points and 12 rebounds, as Golden State advanced to the N.B.A.’s championship series.

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N.B.A. Player Enes Kanter Blames Erdogan for Detention in Romania

Mon, 22 May 2017 18:04:16 GMT

The Turkish N.B.A. player Enes Kanter spoke at a news conference in New York on Monday about his detention at a Romanian airport this past weekend.Kanter, a center for the Oklahoma City Thunder, was stuck at a Bucharest airport for hours because Turkey had canceled his travel documents.

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Knicks Will Not Renew Contract of Josh Longstaff, an Assistant Coach

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:46:56 GMT

Longstaff was a favorite of the Knicks’ young star Kristaps Porzingis, who is on rocky terrain with the team after he skipped his exit meeting last month.