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DraftKings Sportsbook Promo Delivers 30-1 odds any NFL, NBA Game

DraftKings Sportsbook is coming up huge for Christmas weekend with a massive promo on the NFL and NBA games. With five NBA games and the rest of NFL Week 16 on the schedule, there should be no shortage of options for bettors. New users can grab 30-1 odds on any...
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Los Angeles Lakers sign Darren Collison, Stanley Johnson to hardship deals

After a sudden retirement in 2019, guard Darren Collison is returning to the NBA on a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, the team announced Friday. Collison, who signed a hardship exemption, is expected to be in the lineup on Saturday against the Brooklyn Nets. He worked out for the Lakers recently at the team's practice facility, sources told ESPN.
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Kia MVP Ladder: Stephen Curry reclaims No. 1 ahead of Christmas Day slate

As the list of players in the NBA’s Health and Safety protocols swells, most of the mainstays of the Kia Race to the MVP Ladder continue to contribute heavily for their respective teams. Of the top five players from last week’s edition, two recently entered Health and Safety protocols...
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Cavs reward head coach J.B. Bickerstaff with multiyear contract extension

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers coach J.B. Bickerstaff has received a multiyear contract extension for his role in the team’s dramatic turnaround. Cleveland announced Bickerstaff’s signing on Saturday. Terms of the deal were not released. “J.B. Bickerstaff is, with all certainty, the right head coach to lead this...
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LA Clippers' Paul George has torn UCL, to be re-evaluated in 3-4 weeks

LA Clippers All-Star Paul George suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and will rest the injury for the next three to four weeks prior to a re-evaluation, the team announced Saturday. There's no clear timetable on a return to play, but the hope is that resting...
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The biggest moments in Staples Center history from the NBA, NHL, WNBA, UFC, boxing and more

Since it first opened its doors in 1999, Staples Center has played host to seven NBA Finals, five WNBA Finals, four UFC pay-per-view cards, two Stanley Cup Finals and countless championship boxing matches. It was the home of the Pac-12 men's basketball tournament for a decade and has seen multiple All-Star games in both the NHL and NBA played there. It's also the annual home to the Grammy Awards (much to the frustration of its sports tenants, who are forced to go on lengthy road trips every January). Over its 22 years of use, Staples Center has become one of the most iconic arenas in all of professional sports.
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NBA postpones 5 upcoming games due to Health and Safety Protocols

(AP) — The NBA on Sunday postponed a total of five games involving nine teams in response to rising coronavirus numbers, raising the number of contests that have been pushed back this season to seven. Called off were three Sunday games: Cleveland at Atlanta, Denver at Brooklyn and New...
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Luka Doncic in NBA's Health and Safety Protocols; 2 more games postponed

The list of players currently dealing with the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols climbed toward 100 on Wednesday, as uncertainty continued to mount about the availability of some of the league’s biggest names for the Christmas quintupleheader. Another two games were called off, pushing the total virus-related postponements...
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LeBron passes Kobe Bryant for all-time Christmas Day scoring lead

With his 13th point during Saturday’s marquee matchup with the Brooklyn Nets on Christmas Day in Los Angeles, LeBron James passed Kobe Bryant to claim the all-time career scoring lead on Christmas Day. The second-quarter bucket provided James with his 396th and 397th points, leaving him atop the field...
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Sam Smith's 2022 All-Star Game Selection Projections on Christmas Day

The brightest in the NBA and among its TV partners didn't see it coming, either. If they had—and no doubt the NBA wish they did—the Bulls would be one of the featured Christmas Day games Saturday that are facing the absences of perhaps a half dozen stars like Trae Young, Kevin Durant, Luka Doncic and Anthony Davis. And then getting to watch five teams that are about or below .500 and fighting just to remain in the post season play-in conversation.
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Celtics sign Al-Farouq Aminu, Norvel Pelle to 10-day contracts

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Celtics have signed 10-year NBA veteran Al-Farouq Aminu and center Norvel Pelle to 10-day contracts, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Aminu, 31, has played in 711 career NBA games (445 starts) over 10 seasons with...
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LeBron’s greatness not enough for Lakers so far this season

LOS ANGELES — Just like he has done through 19 NBA seasons, LeBron James dominated once again with his strength, skills and smarts. Just as it has been for most of the 2020-21 season, however, the Los Angeles Lakers needed more than just James’ heroics. They labored through a 138-110 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday for all the familiar reasons that made for a depressing sendoff in their final game at Staples Center.
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NBA League Pass games to watch: Week 9 of 2021-22 season

The Memphis Grizzlies are an impressive 7-1 since Ja Morant went down with a knee injury two weeks ago. They will look to keep riding that momentum as they welcome Joel Embiid and the Sixers to the Grind House. Embiid has averaged 27.4 points, 12.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists since returning to the Sixers lineup on Nov. 27; Philly has gone 5-3 in those eight games and have won four of the last five games.
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Lakers sign Darren Collison and Stanley Johnson to 10-day contracts

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Darren Collison and forward Stanley Johnson to 10-day contracts pursuant to the NBA Hardship Exception provisions, it was announced today. Collison has appeared in 708 career games (518 starts) for Indiana, Sacramento, LA Clippers, Dallas and New Orleans,...