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SVG: Not a democracy if athletes are forced to stick to sports

Stan Van Gundy thinks athletes have as much of a right as anyone to vocalize their political beliefs. The Detroit Pistons head coach said people are being unfair by telling NBA players to “stick to sports,” arguing that those individuals only have an issue when an athlete’s political views differ from their own. “When you say that, what are you ...

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Kawhi Leonard says 'Zaza Rule' good for player safety

Kawhi Leonard is in favor of the new “Zaza Rule,” which allows referees to call flagrant or technical fouls on defenders who close on jump shooters without giving them room to land safely. That should come as little surprise, as the <a data-in-app-uri="thescore:///nba/teams/25" href="http… NBA | theScore

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Mike Conley: Kanye called late night to say he admires my game

VIDEO: Mike Conley got one of those famous late night calls from Kanye West this summer. The phone call story is hilarious. Check it out. pic.twitter.com/zZIJfXV747 — Sudu Upadhyay (@SuduUpadhyay) <a href="https://twitter.com/SuduUpadhyay/status/912449915334340610… NBA | theScore

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LeBron remains intent on finishing career with Cavaliers

When LeBron James announced he was returning to the Cavaliers three years ago, he indicated his intention to finish his career in Cleveland. A lot has changed since then, and a lot more could change with James set to hit free agency again next summer. And yet, the best player in the game is sticking by what he wrote in ...

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Suns, T.J. Warren reportedly agree on four-year, $50 million contract extension

The Phoenix Suns and former first-round pick T.J. Warren have agreed to a four-year contract extension that will pay the former NC State standout $ 50 million, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. A $ 50 million extension is a clear sign that the Suns have the 24-year-old in their long-term plans as they rebuild into a team that can compete ...

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Report: TJ Warren to sign contract extension with Phoenix Suns

Since general manager Ryan McDonough took over in 2013, the Suns have sifted through trades and draft picks in hopes of finding long-term talent. It appears they consider T.J. Warren fits that category. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the fourth-year forward has come to terms with Phoenix on a contract extension that would keep him in the desert through 2022. Phoenix Suns forward TJ ...

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