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Team USA coach Steve Kerr reacts to shooting of Donald Trump

[ad_1] Brian Windhorst, ESPN Senior WriterJul 14, 2024, 05:38 AM ETCloseESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two booksABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Calling it a "terrible" and "demoralizing day for our country," Team USA coach Steve Kerr tried to summarize the emotions of his team Sunday in the wake of an assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump."This is a time where
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Team USA showcases defense, tops Canada in Olympic tuneup

[ad_1] Tim Bontemps, ESPNJul 11, 2024, 01:13 AM ETLAS VEGAS -- Team USA had plenty of miscues in its first dress rehearsal for the Olympics on Wednesday night. But after a comfortable 86-72 victory over Team Canada in front of a record-setting crowd of 20,756 at T-Mobile Arena, all Anthony Davis was focused on was Team USA's defensive potential."Unbeatable," Davis said when asked how the U.S. will fare if it
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Caleb Martin on rejecting bigger Heat offer – ‘Live and learn’

[ad_1] CAMDEN, N.J. -- Caleb Martin turned down a deal that would have reportedly paid him $65 million over the next five seasons to stay with the Miami Heat and instead signed a four-year deal guaranteed for more than $32 million with the Philadelphia 76ers, a decision he's taking as a lesson and moving past."Just certain things didn't work," Martin said Tuesday at the Sixers' New Jersey complex. "There was
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Basketball spinning challenge stymies Curry, Lebron, others on Team USA

[ad_1] J.J. Post, ESPNJul 8, 2024, 02:43 PM ETPractices are underway for Team USA's men's basketball squad ahead of the Olympics, with a surprising question dividing camp.Editor's Picks1 RelatedCan you spin a basketball on your finger?The query is simple enough. And with Team USA representing one of the most loaded rosters international basketball has ever seen, it stands to reason that the answer would be an easy yes across the
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NBA summer league 2024: How to watch, schedule, rosters, news

[ad_1] The NBA summer league begins this month with all 30 teams convening for the annual showcase held July 12-22 in Las Vegas.Several teams will begin play earlier in the California Classic Summer League (July 6-10 in San Francisco and Sacramento) and the Salt Lake City Summer League (July 8-10).Editor's Picks2 RelatedDuring summer league, teams will play squads composed of their newly drafted prospects and second-year players. Expect to see
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Miami Heat sign Alec Burks; one-year contract, sources say

[ad_1] Free agent Alec Burks has agreed on a one-year deal with the Miami Heat, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Wednesday.Anthony Fields and Rich Paul of Klutch Sports negotiated the deal with the Heat front office, sources told ESPN. The Heat announced Burks' signing Thursday without disclosing terms.Acquired by the New York Knicks from the Detroit Pistons in a deadline deal last season to shore up their backcourt depth,
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Hield, Bahamas win, Doncic, Slovenia fall in Olympic qualifying

[ad_1] Buddy Hield and the Bahamas are a step closer to the Paris Olympics. Luka Doncic and Slovenia are now facing an uphill battle to get there.Hield scored 24 points, Valdez Edgecombe Jr. added 20 and the Bahamas beat Finland 96-85 on Tuesday in the first game of the Olympic qualifying tournament at Valencia, Spain."We grinded it out. Grinded out a win today," Hield said. "Staying together, figuring it out.
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Sources – Wizards, Jonas Valanciunas agree to 3 years, $30M

[ad_1] Jun 30, 2024, 08:51 PM ETFree agent center Jonas Valanciunas has agreed on a three-year, $30 million deal with the Washington Wizards, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Sunday.Valanciunas gives the rebuilding Wizards a veteran presence and more depth at center after they drafted French big man Alex Sarr with the No. 2 pick in last week's NBA draft.We've got everything you need to prepare for a busy summer
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Sources: Immanuel Quickley to stay with Raptors on $175M deal

[ad_1] Jun 28, 2024, 10:29 AM ETGuard Immanuel Quickley intends to sign a five-year, $175 million contract to stay with the Toronto Raptors, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.Quickley's agent, Raymond Brothers, reached agreement with the Raptors' front office in the last day on deal and now Quickley is part of the organization's long-term future.Quickley, 25, was traded along with RJ Barrett to the Raptors by the Knicks this past season
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NBA free agency 2024 – Latest signings, news, buzz and reports

[ad_1] Jun 26, 2024, 10:59 PM ETWith the 2024 NBA Finals done, the league's top decision-makers now have their eyes set on the draft and free agency.The free agency window will open June 30 at 6 p.m. ET, but teams and players are already hinting at what could be an impactful summer of moves and contract extensions.The free agency pool this summer could be loaded with big names such as