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Irving eyes new  career start with Brooklyn Nets

Irving eyes new career start with Brooklyn Nets

NEW YORK (AFP) – Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving said Friday that the death of his grandfather last October led to a tumultuous NBA season and helped spur his decision to depart the Boston Celtics. Irving, speaking at the Nets’ media day prior to the opening of pre-season training camp, said he felt he failed […]

NBA passes stricter tampering, salary cap

NEW YORK (AFP) – NBA team owners passed stricter measures to force compliance with player tampering and salary cap rules on Friday after a wild off-season where several top stars changed clubs. The tougher regulations provide for fines of up to $10 million, voiding of contracts, forfeiting of NBA draft selections and suspensions of team […]

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Vince Carter in historic 22nd  NBA campaign

NEW YORK (AFP) – Vince Carter is set to make NBA history this season after signing with the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, the 42-year-old swingman set for his record 22nd league campaign. Carter will become the first NBA player to compete in 22 seasons when he takes the court for the first time for the […]

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Durant shows new Brooklyn Nets No. 7 jersey

NEW YORK (AFP) – Injured star Kevin Durant showed off his new jersey and Kyrie Irving was pictured working out Thursday as the Brooklyn Nets provided a glimpse of preparations for their upcoming NBA campaign. With the start of their pre-season schedule barely two weeks away and a trip to China next month to face […]

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Curry says US still the best in the world

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry says he expects to play for the United States at next year’s Tokyo Olympics, telling ESPN: “That is the plan, for sure.” The 31-year-old guard, a three-time NBA champion and two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, has never played for a US Olympic squad, although he did […]

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LOS ANGELES (AFP) – The NBA will bar players from wearing “ninja-style” headbands next season amid safety concerns, ESPN reported on Monday. Several players including All-Star Jimmy Butler sported the headgear last season, a band of fabric tied at the back of the head with the two ends flowing loose. However the on-court fashion trend […]

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