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North American professional sports league

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men's professional basketball league in North America, composed of 30 teams. It is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.

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NBA announces schedule for resumption of play as 16 players test positive for Covid-19 [Video]

NBA announces schedule for resumption of play as 16 players test positive for Covid-19

NBA annouces schedule for resumption of play on July 30 in virus-hit Florida as 16 players test positive for Covid-19

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Vince Carter retires after NBA record 22-season career [Video]

Vince Carter retires after NBA record 22-season career

NBA great and Olympic gold medallist Vince Carter retires after record 22-season career

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Chris D’Elia Dropped by CAA Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Jimmy Kimmel Apologizes for Blackface Impression of Karl Malon [Video]

Chris D’Elia Dropped by CAA Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Jimmy Kimmel Apologizes for Blackface Impression of Karl Malon

Jimmy Kimmel is apologizing for a blackface impression of NBA star Karl Malone, Chris D’Elia has now been dropped by agency CAA amid sexual misconduct allegations and Spike Lee is calling on NFL to..

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Washington Wizards and Mystics take part in Juneteenth march, marking the anniversary of the end of slavery in the U.S. [Video]

Washington Wizards and Mystics take part in Juneteenth march, marking the anniversary of the end of slavery in the U.S.

Washington Wizards stars Bradley Beal, John Wall, and Rui Hachimura join WNBA Mystics at Juneteenth march in D.C., marking the anniversary of the end of slavery in the U.S.

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Blackface Scandal Forces Kimmel To Take Vacation [Video]

Blackface Scandal Forces Kimmel To Take Vacation

On Thursday, Jimmy Kimmel made a surprise announcement: he's taking the summer off. Kimmel said: 'I've been doing this job for almost 18 years' and he needed a break." He said he and his family were..

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Kobe Bryant honored in Bosnia with giant mural on school wall [Video]

Kobe Bryant honored in Bosnia with giant mural on school wall

Massive Kobe Bryant mural unveiled at an elementary school in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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NBA coach Popovich issues emotional statement on death of George Floyd [Video]

NBA coach Popovich issues emotional statement on death of George Floyd

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich issues emotional statement about the death of George Floyd, saying the "country is in trouble"

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Cuban Commissioned Poll For Possible Presidential Run [Video]

Cuban Commissioned Poll For Possible Presidential Run

Mark Cuban is the entrepreneur and owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks. Business Insider reports that Cuban has been contemplating a run for President. On Thursday, he revealed he went so far as to..

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NBA Approves Plan To Resume Season In July [Video]

NBA Approves Plan To Resume Season In July

The NBA’s Board of Governors have approved a plan to restart the suspended season. The tentative date is July 31st with a start at Disney World, Florida amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan would see..

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NBA to Reportedly Restart Season With 22-Team Format [Video]

NBA to Reportedly Restart Season With 22-Team Format

Sources tell ESPN that 13 teams will come from the Western Conference and the rest will represent the East.

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NBA great Michael Jordan voices outrage over Floyd death in statement: 'We have had enough' [Video]

NBA great Michael Jordan voices outrage over Floyd death in statement: 'We have had enough'

Basketball great Michael Jordan voices outrage over the death of George Floyd in social media statement: 'We have had enough'

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NBA Star Beats Up 'Rioter': 'This Ain't No Hate Crime' [Video]

NBA Star Beats Up 'Rioter': 'This Ain't No Hate Crime'

NBA free agent JR Smith beat up a guy who allegedly broke his car window. Newser reports the former Cleveland Cavaliers player was caught on video, amid the 'I Can't Breathe' protests in Los Angeles...

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NBA hoping to restart season July 31, according to report [Video]

NBA hoping to restart season July 31, according to report

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has informed the league's Board of Governors that he hopes to restart the season on July 31, the Athletic reports

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Kobe Bryant's induction into basketball Hall of Fame is postponed [Video]

Kobe Bryant's induction into basketball Hall of Fame is postponed

The NBA legend was due to be posthumously inducted on August 29.

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Kobe Bryant's baby daughter Capri takes her first steps [Video]

Kobe Bryant's baby daughter Capri takes her first steps

Late NBA legend Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa Bryant has shared the sweet moment their daughter Capri took her first baby steps on Instagram.

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NBA in talks with Disney to restart season at sports complex in Florida [Video]

NBA in talks with Disney to restart season at sports complex in Florida

NBA in talks with Disney about restarting its suspended season at Disney World in Florida in late July

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NBA great Patrick Ewing announces he has tested positive for coronavirus [Video]

NBA great Patrick Ewing announces he has tested positive for coronavirus

NBA great and current Georgetown University basketball coach Patrick Ewing announces on social media he has tested positive for coronavirus

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Michael Jordan Gets Questioned On His Leadership [Video]

Michael Jordan Gets Questioned On His Leadership

ESPN released a documentary, “The Last Dance,” highlighting Michael Jordan’s career. Jordan is known as one of the greatest players in the NBA, competing for 15 seasons and winning six..

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Michael Jordan addresses his tough reputation in 'The Last Dance' [Video]

Michael Jordan addresses his tough reputation in 'The Last Dance'

In the latest two episodes of ESPN's docuseries, the NBA legend discussed his winning mentality and competitiveness.

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Vince Carter retires from basketball at the age of 43 after a record 22 seasons in the NBA.
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U.S. lawmakers back new helicopter safety equipment after Kobe Bryant crash

A group of Democratic U.S. lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation that would require new safety equipment on helicopters that carry six or more passengers in the wake of a crash that killed NBA..
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Michael Jordan: NBA legend to donate $100m to racial equality fight

Michael Jordan says he will donate $100m to groups fighting for racial equality and social justice.
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NBA approves plan to resume season in July at Disney World

The NBA's Board of Governors have approved a plan to restart the suspended season with a tentative July 31 start at Disney World, Florida amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the league said on Thursday.
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NBA: Disney World Resort set to host rest of 2020 season

The remainder of the NBA season will be played at Florida's Disney World Resort from 31 July.
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U.S. board urges helicopter manufacturers to add crash-data recorders

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Tuesday urged six major manufacturers to equip turbine-powered helicopters with crash-resistant systems to record data, audio and images, after former..
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New York Knicks and NBA legend Patrick Ewing reveals he has tested positive for coronavirus.
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Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan dies at 78

Basketball Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan, who coached the Utah Jazz for 23 seasons and led them to two NBA finals, died on Friday due to complications from Parkinson's disease, his former team said. He was..
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Michael Jordan: NBA legend's trainers sell for record $560,000

Basketball legend Michael Jordan's autographed trainers from 1985 sell for a record $560,000 (£463,000) in an online auction.
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Jordan's first Air Jordan sneakers sold for record $560,000 at Sotheby's

NBA great Michael Jordan's autographed match-worn sneakers from his rookie season fetched a record $560,000 in an online auction, Sotheby's said on Sunday.
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China's CCTV to continue to shun NBA games: state media

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Shaquille O'Neal: NBA legend calls for season to be scrapped

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NBA player Towns' mother dies from coronavirus

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Kobe Bryant: NBA great inducted into Naismith Hall of Fame

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Former NBA star trying to broker deal to ship masks to New York

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Coronavirus is a threat to young people too, U.S. official Fauci tells NBA star Curry

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NBA suspends season after Jazz player tests positive for coronavirus

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Petition to make Bryant the new NBA logo nears 2 million signatures

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