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LeBron James Among 44 US Olympic Basketball Team Finalists

LeBron James is considering a return to the Olympics. James — a two-time gold medalist and three-time Olympian — is among 44 players announced by USA Basketball on Monday as finalists for the team that will play in the Tokyo Games this summer. James played ...
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Kobe Bryant Left Deep Legacy in LA Sports, Basketball World

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant inspired a generation of basketball players worldwide with sublime skills and an unquenchable competitive fire. He earned Los Angeles’ eternal adoration during his two decades as the fierce soul of the beloved Lakers, and he was re...
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Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Dies at 77

NEW YORK — David Stern had basketball as a passion and law as a profession, one he figured he could return to if a job at the NBA didn’t work out. “Without David Stern, the NBA would not be what it is today. He guided the league through turbulent times and ...
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LeBron Sets Triple-Double Mark, Lakers Hold off OKC 112-107

LOS ANGELES — To LeBron James, triple-doubles are not a goal. They are only a side effect of the consistent, brilliant all-around play he has been dishing out for 17 NBA seasons, with no slowdown in sight. “Coach (Frank) Vogel came in here and said, 'Con...