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Kobe likes tweet proclaiming he's more skilled than LeBron

“The Black Mamba” could be trying to stir the pot, or perhaps he truly believes the NBA’s current king is a notch below him. Former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant doesn’t like many tweets – just 59, in fact – but the latest one may raise eyebrows given it suggested he’s “more skilled” than LeBron James.

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Ranking the 10 best statistical performances through 2 playoff rounds

The arduous journey of advancing through conference competition en route to a Finals berth brings the best out of the NBA’s finest talents. The playoffs provide the moments they live for, and whilst the opening two rounds merely set the stage for something much greater, the league’s elite players maintain a high level of performance throughout, elevating their respective squads ...

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Atlanta Hawks announce Lloyd Pierce as new head coach

Coming off their worst season in 13 years, the Hawks hired someone with recent experience in the process of rebuilding a franchise. Atlanta reached an agreement Lloyd Pierce to become the franchise’s new head coach, the team announced on Friday. Pierce arrives fresh off a second-round run with Philadelphia as an assistant coach. His fi… News

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Report: Klay Thompson discussing contract extension with Golden State Warriors

Those hoping for Golden State’s quadruple All-Star core to break up may need to wait a while longer. Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic reports that Klay Thompson is discussing a multi-year contract extension with the Golden State Warriors. Such a move would not only lock the sharp-shooter into a longer stay in The Bay, it would also save Golden ...

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Boston Celtics' Brad Stevens remains humble as team continues to thrive

WALTHAM, Mass. — When Brad Stevens accepted the Celtics head coaching job five years ago, he didn’t allow himself to get caught up in thinking about how he could add his name to the franchise’s rich history. He was too busy trying to figure out how to avoid being buried under it. ”You realize that if you’re going to break records here, ...

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Point grad: Cavs' George Hill receives diploma during NBA playoffs

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — George Hill has gone from point guard to point grad in the NBA playoffs. Cleveland’s starting guard was excused from practice on Saturday to receive his degree from IUPUI. As his Cavaliers teammates got in one last workout before heading to Boston for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, Hill took part in graduation ceremonies at the school in ...

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