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The Oscars were just like the 2016 NBA Finals

Good morning. We have that and more in Monday’s NBA newsletter. Did you see Game 7 of the The Academy Awards? La La Land had the trophy for Best Picture snatched out of its hands at the last possible moment. Who knew that the GoldenShow More Summary

NBA scores 2017: Russell Westbrook is still a threat like we’ve never seen before

He posted his 29th triple-double, and his third one with 40 points. Averaging it for a year looks entirely possible. We all thought Russell Westbrook would stop, right? That he would slow down? That the weight of an 82-game season would...Show More Summary

Matthew Dellavedova's hustle leads to him chilling uncomfortably on the scoring table

At Sunday’s Milwaukee Bucks game, Matthew Dellavedova had a little too much hustle. Delly swatted the ball away from the Phoenix Suns’ Eric Bledsoe, which led to him chasing the ball in an attempt to keep it inside the court. Consequently, it also led to Delly jumping onto the scoring table and chilling for a bit, while his teammates got him out.

Steph Curry leaves timeout huddle to help fan win $5,000

Steph Curry with the assist during the timeout!#ThisIsWhyWePlay pic.twitter.com/RBXSyY9hUz — NBA (@NBA) February 26, 2017 During a timeout in Saturday’s Nets-Warriors game, Golden State had a little game show for a couple fans. The premise...Show More Summary

NBA scores 2017: Jimmy Butler picks up a triple-double in 117-99 win over the Cavaliers

Butler posted 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in a win over a short-handed Cleveland team. LeBron James has strep throat. That’s not the best thing for a Cleveland Cavaliers team already battling injuries. The Cavaliers were short Kevin Love (knee) and J.R. Show More Summary

NBA scores 2017: The East is making LeBron James’ path to the Finals tougher than ever

The Raptors and the Celtics are making sure the Eastern Conference has never been tougher for James. The Cleveland Cavaliers didn’t play on Friday, and they weren’t traveling. NBA players have to savor these nights, the rare chances to relax at home. Show More Summary

The JaVale McGee-Shaquille O'Neal beef is so bad the Warriors reached out to TNT

Golden State is trying to mediate the situation, according to report. The Golden State Warriors have reached out to TNT and Turner Sports after JaVale McGee and Shaquille O’Neal had a Twitter exchange of the network’s coverage of the...Show More Summary

Kevin Durant defended JaVale McGee by making fun of 'cop' Shaquille O’Neal

Durant: “I didn’t know cops could threaten civilians like that.” After TNT analyst Shaquille O’Neal and Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee had a heated argument on social media on Thursday, All-Star forward Kevin Durant came to...Show More Summary

The Chicago Bulls are a confusing, directionless franchise

Their most recent trade of Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott for Cameron Payne adds to a series of questionable moves in the past year. In the waning hours before the 2017 NBA trade deadline, many expected the Chicago Bulls to commit toShow More Summary

Ben Simmons injury marks the 5th straight year a key 76ers player has missed an entire season

Bad luck, or a pattern? We now know that Ben Simmons will miss his entire rookie season with a foot injury. We know the 76ers have experienced season-ending injuries to key players in the past. But this is still an incredible stat. This will be 5 straight years a #Sixers big guy misses the entire season (Bynum, Noel, Embiid, Embiid, Simmons). Show More Summary

Ben Simmons injury will keep him out for the rest of the NBA season, 76ers announce

Simmons will miss his entire rookie season recovering from a foot injury. The Philadelphia 76ers announced forward Ben Simmons will not play for the remainder of the season after an October surgery to repair a fracture in his right foot has yet to heal fully. Simmons was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. More to come.

Shaq and JaVale McGee got into an NSFW Twitter beef

This got ugly. JaVale McGee has been featured on Shaquille O’Neal’s Shaqtin A Fool a lot over the years, because, well, he made laughable mistakes often. But McGee is settling into his own a bit now with the Golden State Warriors. Still,...Show More Summary

Spurs vs. Clippers odds 2017: San Antonio seeks to turn around fortunes against Los Angeles

The San Antonio Spurs will try to pick up a road win over the Los Angeles Clippers this Friday night and improve their SU and ATS records in their recent matchups. The San Antonio Spurs are just 2-5 straight up and 3-4 against the spread in their last seven games against the Los Angeles Clippers. Show More Summary

3 waived NBA players that can make a difference for playoff teams

The deadline is over. Here are some names still left that are up for grabs. The NBA trade deadline is over, and teams are now able to assess the mess they’ve fixed, created, or left untouched. The good news is that more players are still...Show More Summary

NBA scores 2017: DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis will be monsters — give them time

The new big man duo was obliterated by the Rockets, but New Orleans just needs time to gel If the New Orleans Pelicans had anticipated making franchise history heading into the fourth quarter on Thursday night, this wasn’t the record they expected. Show More Summary

Watch Joel Embiid hug Nerlens Noel goodbye and try not to cry

Nerlens Noel found out he’d been traded to Dallas in the middle of practice. Before leaving to get on the plane he needed to say goodbye to a friend, teammate Joel Embiid. Joel Embiid saying goodbye to Nerlens Noel: pic.twitter.com/7iK48eStUj — Tom Moore (@tmoore76ers) February 23, 2017 The pair have been close since being drafted by the 76ers. Show More Summary

Celtics trade rumors suggest Danilo Gallinari could be a back-up plan to a mega deal

But that’d make little sense for the Celtics or Nuggets. The Boston Celtics may fall short of acquiring Jimmy Butler or Paul George ahead of the 3 p.m. NBA trade deadline. But on Thursday’s SportsCenter with Cari Champion, ESPN.com’s...Show More Summary

Jrue Holiday is the key to making the Anthony Davis-DeMarcus Cousins partnership work

The Pelicans’ point guard does a terrific job leading by example. That’ll matter now more than ever. BROOKLYN — Jrue Holiday knows he’s a leader. He’s just not sure what kind. He’s always positive with his teammates, even when offering criticism. Show More Summary

Welcome to the NBA trade deadline

Good morning. We have that and more in Thursday’s NBA newsletter. The 2017 NBA trade deadline arrives at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday. Plenty of big names remain in play to some extent, led by Jimmy Butler and Paul George. We're not sure if...Show More Summary

10 tweets that should make Lakers fans nervous about Magic Johnson running the show

Magic Johnson has never afraid to tweet his thoughts. The Lakers announced on Tuesday afternoon that Magic Johnson would be taking over as the President of Basketball Operations moving forward, relieving Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss from their duties. Show More Summary

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