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How former ref Tim Donaghy conspired to fix NBA games

[ad_1] Editor's note: This two-year investigation, which revealed how disgraced referee Tim Donaghy conspired to fix NBA games, whom he did it with and the millions of dollars that flowed from the conspiracy, was originally published on Feb. 19, 2019. July 9 is the anniversary of Donaghy's resignation from the NBA.ACT 1: A CONVENIENT HALF-TRUTHJames "Jimmy" "Bah-Bah" "The Sheep" Battista was a stressed-out, overweight, Oxy-addicted 41-year-old, in the hole to
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Brooklyn Nets sign veteran Michael Beasley as substitute player

[ad_1] After officially signing with the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday afternoon, Michael Beasley has made his way to Orlando where he has begun league-mandated quarantine.During a conference call with reporters, general manager Sean Marks said that Beasley arrived at the team's hotel, passed a physical examination and must be test negative for coronavirus for six consecutive days before he is cleared to join the team at practice.The Nets had vacant
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NBA restart confidence index – Big questions for top 10 teams

[ad_1] How well will the top teams in the NBA restart answer their big questions heading into the postseason? We polled the ESPN Forecast panel of 40 NBA experts for their confidence level in one key unknown about each of the top 10 teams in our latest round of Power Rankings.Can the Houston Rockets' micro-ball approach work? Will the Los Angeles Lakers find an effective closing lineup? Do the Toronto
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Stephen Jackson — Comments could have been clearer but had nothing to do with anti-Semitism

[ad_1] Stephen Jackson apologized Wednesday night for using what he said were the "wrong words" in defending DeSean Jackson, but the former NBA player told CNN that what he said a day earlier should not be misinterpreted as support for anti-Semitism."As I first stated when I got on here, I could've changed my words," Jackson told CNN's Don Lemon. "But there's nothing that said that I support any of that.
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‘Black Lives Matter’ is the dominant social justice message on NBA players jerseys

[ad_1] "Black Lives Matter" is the most popular social justice message that players have chosen to use on the back of their NBA jerseys so far during the league's upcoming re-start, National Basketball Players' Association executive director Michele Roberts told ESPN's The Undefeated on Wednesday.As of Wednesday afternoon, 285 of the expected 350 eligible NBA players have decided to pick social justice messages to put on the back of their
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Spurs’ Patty Mills giving NBA salary to Black Lives Matter, social justice causes

[ad_1] While some players wonder whether resuming basketball will take away from the social justice movement, San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills is putting his money where his heart is."I'm proud to say I'm taking every cent from these eight games that we're playing, which for me will turn out to be $1,017,818 and 54 cents, and donating that directly back to Black Lives Matter Australia, Black Deaths in Custody
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Pelicans’ Alvin Gentry cleared to travel with team to Orlando

[ad_1] New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry has been cleared to travel with the team to the NBA bubble in Orlando, Florida, sources said Wednesday.Gentry, 65, has been one of the league staff members undergoing further scrutiny before heading into the bubble for the season restart.Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni, 69, is among those still awaiting word, though sources said there's optimism that he'll be cleared. The Rockets leave for
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Stephen Jackson says Eagles’ DeSean Jackson ‘speaking the truth’ with controversial posts

[ad_1] Former NBA player Stephen Jackson defended DeSean Jackson on Tuesday night, saying the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver was "speaking the truth" with his controversial social media posts, including an anti-Semitic message that he attributed to Adolf Hitler.The Eagles called DeSean Jackson's posts "offensive, harmful and absolutely appalling" and the wide receiver later issued two separate statements of apology with "a promise to do better.""So I just read a statement
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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander signs with Converse, joining Draymond Green and Kelly Oubre Jr.

[ad_1] 8:45 AM ETNick DePaulaESPN Converse announced Wednesday it has signed Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to a multiyear footwear and apparel endorsement deal, adding the versatile 21-year-old Oklahoma City Thunder star to a group of NBA and WNBA players tasked with relaunching its basketball category.Gilgeous-Alexander signed with Nike upon turning pro ahead of the 2018 NBA draft, but the 6-foot-5 combo guard will begin wearing Converse once the Thunder resume practicing this
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The near-failure and success of the LeBron James-era Miami Heat

[ad_1] In a May Instagram chat, Chris Bosh gave voice to the gnawing sense that the Miami Heat of 2010 to 2014 -- a supernova of sports celebrity -- fell short of expectations. Bosh conceded the Golden State Warriors had surpassed that Heat team in dynastic terms, and compared the Heat to the short-lived U.K. musical phenomenon Cream.Bosh has not been alone. In the lead-up to Wednesday's 10-year anniversary of