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2019 NBA Draft Live Stream: Watch the Entire NBA Draft for Free

You don’t need to tune into the 2019 NBA Draft to know the New Orleans Pelicans will select Zion Williamson, perhaps the most-hyped prospect since LeBron James. But after that, things should get interesting.  New Orleans New York          Cleveland Chicago Washington Minnesota Miami Boston (from Sacramento via Philadelphia) How to watch the 2019 NBA Draft for free the 2019 NBA Draft  Sling TV Sling TV $25-$40 per month Devices: s, , , , Xbox OneGoogle ChromecastLocal channels: local availability hereFor a more la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages,…

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Police say two shot as 1.5m pack Toronto streets for Raptors’ title parade

There were reports a woman had been shot as Toronto Raptors fans crowded into the citys downtown to greet the newly crowned NBA champions Toronto police say two people were shot as Toronto Raptors fans packed the citys downtown to watch the teams NBA title parade. Police said two people had sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries two people had been taken into custody, and the parade was resumed after a short delay. Jennifer Pagliaro (@jpags) Im on the roof of city hall and something is happening. People are running…

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Warriors believe Kevin Durant suffered achilles tear during Game 5

Golden State forward Kevin Durant has an injured right achilles, a massive blow for the perennial All-Star and two-time NBA finals MVP Golden State forward Kevin Durant has an injured right achilles, a massive blow for the perennial All-Star and two-time NBA finals MVP who may be three weeks away from free agency and could also be facing a long rehabilitation process. Warriors general manager Game 5 of the NBA finals on Monday night. An MRI will be performed on Tuesday to determine the severity of the injury, but Durants…

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The Rockets lost more than a playoff series. Their title window has closed

After a third straight playoff ouster at the hands of the Warriors, theres nowhere left to go for Daryl Moreys Houston experiment Golden State beat Houston, 118-113, in Friday nights Game 6 of the Western Conferences semi-finals, viewed by many as the de facto NBA finals. For the third straight year, the Warriors closed the books on a Rockets title bid. And they did so without Kevin Durant, the current holder of the best-on-earth moniker. The often contentious series drilled 11 three-pointers and scored 41 points to force a Game…

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NBA playoffs: Curry misses wide-open layup before Rockets seal win

James Harden made a big three-pointer in overtime and scored 41 points, and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Golden State Warriors 126-121 on Saturday night James Harden made a big three-pointer in overtime and scored 41 points, and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Golden State Warriors 126-121 on Saturday night to cut the deficit in the Western Conference semifinals to 2-1. A layup by PJ Tucker put Houston up by three with two minutes left and the Warriors missed shots on their next two possessions. That set up the three-pointer…

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Formerly Jailed Ex-NBA Star Jayson Williams Gives Support to Ex-NYC Jail Union Boss at Retrial

Former New Jersey Nets player and ex-convict Jayson Williams gave moral support to former jail guard union boss Norman Seabrook on Thursday at his retrial for an alleged kickback he received for putting union cash into a hedge fund without authorization. Hes like family to me, Williams told the New York Daily News. Seabrook is accused of accepting a $60,000 payment for making a $20 million union investment into a shady hedge fund. Williams and Seabrook have reportedly known each other for over a decade, with Seabrook helping out with…

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Guy Proves Flat-Earthers Are Wrong In The Most Brilliant Way

Recently, after taking pictures of Lake Michigan and noticing that the surface has no curve, someone did a little practical experiment to see if the earth was truly flat. It involved elaborate calculations and used other tools to find the correct answer, which we have all known for centuries now. However, a 36-year-old software engineer called Jeff went for something much simpler. He used a basketball and a macro lens to simulate the curvature of the Earth and took photos to calculate the equivalent. Quite brilliant, isn’t it? While people…

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On my radar: Jazzy Jeffs cultural highlights

The DJ and producer on Jay-Zs new album, the Philadelphia 76ers and the great taste of blue crab Born in West Philadelphia, DJ Jazzy Parents Just Dont Understand (1988). The groups second Grammy was earned for Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Shep Gordon: Hes kind of like a modern-day Forrest Gump. Photograph: Dogwoof This is about Shep Gordons life as a talent manager, the things he accomplished and the people he managed, from Michael Douglas to Sylvester Stallone. Its one of the most special documentaries Ive ever seen definitely…

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Houston Rockets sign James Harden to NBA-record $228m contract extension

The Rockets have signed Harden to the richest contract extension in NBA history, a deal that will pay the star guard $228m through the 2022-23 season The Beard has the richest contract in NBA history. The Houston Rockets signed guard James Harden to a four-year contract extension for about $160m on Saturday, giving him a total six-year deal with $228m guaranteed. With Harden under contract on his existing deal for another two seasons, the extension will not affect Houstons aggressive pursuit of free agents this summer as the Rockets try…

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NBA draft: social media error sees Fultz heading No1 to (team name) and (City)

The Philadelphia 76ers got the player they wanted and Lonzo Ball the team he wanted during Thursdays draft The Philadelphia 76ers got the player they wanted and Lonzo Ball the team he wanted. The 76ers selected guard Markelle Fultz on Thursday night with the No1 pick and the Lakers followed by taking Ball, the start of a record-setting run of one-and-dones in the NBA draft. The point guards from the Pac-12 Conference began a run of seven straight freshmen. Nine of the first 10 selections played just one season of…

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NBA finals: Unstoppable Warriors beat stunned Cavaliers in Game 2

The Cavaliers put in an improved performance against the Warriors in Game 2 but the Western Conference champions were too strong once again The Cavaliers put up a strong fight but still fell 132-113 in Game 2 of the NBA finals to the Golden State Warriors, a superteam who are starting to look and this postseason literally are unbeatable. The Cavaliers played significantly better than they did in the first game of the series, but a triple-double from LeBron James, 20 forced turnovers and 15 stealsstill wasnt enough to topple…

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Kevin Love says Cavaliers’ underdog label in NBA finals is ‘funny to me’

Cavaliers forward on finals rematch with Warriors: The whole underdog thing is funny to me, because yeah, at the end of the day we are defending our title Vegas is betting against them and the bookies are hardly alone. Lets be honest, not many are giving the Cleveland Cavaliers much of a chance in the NBA finals. They may be defending champions and they may have LeBron James, but against Golden State, they are definite underdogs. Just dont try to tell them that. The whole underdog thing is funny to…

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