NBA

The Milwaukee Bucks Win the N.B.A. Championship

MILWAUKEE — A half-century ago, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — a young goliath then known as Lew Alcindor — led the Milwaukee Bucks to their first championship. For decades, it was the only time the franchise had reached that height.

That is, until now.

On Tuesday night, the Bucks capped off their return to greatness. They are once again led by a behemoth with unique skill, this one a 26-year-old player from Greece nicknamed the Greek Freak, Giannis Antetokounmpo. On its home court, Milwaukee defeated the Phoenix Suns, 105-98, in Game 6 of the N.B.A. finals to win its second championship and

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Face it: Anyone paying attention knows why Devin Booker was benched in Game 3 of NBA Finals

If you were looking for Suns All-Star Devin Booker in the final 12 minutes, 48 seconds of Game 3 in the 2021 NBA Finals, you were not going to find him without turning your eyes from the action.

Booker grabbed a rebound with 1:59 left in the third period and fired a 3-point shot seven seconds later that did not connect. That was the Suns’ last chance as they went on to lose badly, and it pretty much was Booker’s final meaningful activity in the game, save for how much significance one invests in his walking toward the bench 70

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Nigeria name eight NBA players for pre-Olympic basketball camp

Nigeria have announced a 16-man training camp roster in advance of a trio of exhibition games in Las Vegas, where D’Tigers will face the United States on Saturday, Argentina on Monday, and Australia on Tuesday.

The 16-man roster features eight active NBA players, namely Precious Achiuwa (Miami Heat), Chimezie Metu (Sacramento Kings), Jordan Nwora (Milwaukee Bucks), Jahlil Okafor (Detroit Pistons), Josh Okogie (Minnesota Timberwolves), KZ Okpala (Heat), Miye Oni (Utah Jazz) and Gabe Vincent (Heat).

Additionally, Michael Gbinije and Ekpe Udoh also have experience in the NBA.

“We’ve had a very competitive camp and the

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Scottie Pippen’s Son Stuns the Basketball World With Controversial NBA Draft Decision

Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen is eager to watch his talented son follow in his footsteps and play in the NBA, but he’ll have to wait at least another year for that special moment.

Scotty Pippen Jr., Pippen’s son and the star point guard at Vanderbilt University, has decided to withdraw from the upcoming NBA draft and return to school for his junior year. It’s a rare decision for college players nowadays, but Pippen is willing to risk his future to improve his draft stock for 2022.

Hopefully, the decision doesn’t come back to bite him.

Scotty Pippen Jr. entered

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Giannis Antetokounmpo knee injury: Bucks star cleared to play in Game 1 of NBA Finals vs. Suns

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Giannis Antetokounmpo will play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns, the team announced on Tuesday night. The two-time MVP suffered a hyperextended left knee in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Atlanta Hawks, and though he avoided any structural damage, he hasn’t played since. 

Although he was initially listed as doubtful, he was upgraded to questionable on Tuesday afternoon’s injury report released by the Bucks. He’s been given the go-ahead after receiving “around-the-clock treatment” on his knee to prepare for Game 1, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and

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NBA explains why LeBron James didn’t quarantine after attending event

The NBA on Monday released a statement explaining why LeBron James was not subject to a quarantine period after he attended a promotional event two days before the Lakers’ play-in game vs. the Warriors.

NBA chief communications officer Mike Bass said the NBA declined to suspend James or subject him to a quarantine period because the event, which required guests to produce proof of vaccination or a return a negative COVID-19 test result, “did not create risks related to the spread of COVID-19.”

James was available for LA’s play-in game vs. Golden State on Wednesday, two days after he attended

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“You’d put Draymond Green in there if you know anything about basketball”: Larry Brown makes a case for the Warriors’ forward as one of the best players in the NBA

Hall of Fame NBA coach Larry Brown calls Draymond Green one of the best players in the NBA while praising him for the things he does

The Golden State Warriors are currently sitting on the eighth spot in a loaded Western Conference. In a conference where there is no shortage of talent or strong teams, the Warriors have managed to make their way to a play-in berth.

The Warriors managed to do all that while Klay Thompson is still sidelined due to injury. A huge reason for the same is Stephen Curry and his sensational form. However, another player also

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Fantasy Basketball Picks: Top DraftKings NBA DFS Targets, Values for May 8

Saturday’s NBA slate is an important one for several teams as they continue to chase playoff spots or battle for a better seed in the postseason. There are seven games to choose from starting at 7:00 p.m. ET, so let’s break down some of the top studs and values at each position to help you build your DraftKings lineups.


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Point Guard

Stud

Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers vs. San Antonio Spurs ($10,100) – The Blazers and Spurs both

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