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From the Streets to Stadiums: Homeless Boy to Basketball Stardom, and he has his adoptive dad to thank

19-year-old Caleb Swanigan has become one of the best players in college basketball – but if it weren’t for his adoptive father’s faith over the years, he may not have ever made it onto the court. That’s because for most of Caleb’s childhood, he weighed 360 pounds and was homeless. …

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NBA Player pledges to donate $1,000 for each point scored next game

The New Orleans Pelicans point-back Jrue Holiday has pledged to donate $1,000 to New Orleans tornado relief for every point and assist that he makes during his next game. The Pelicans, who will be facing off against the San Antonio Spurs, are set to play at the Smoothie King Center on Friday. …

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Big win for Isaiah Thomas over Cavs: ‘Nobody Holds Me in Check’

Although maybe not as loud a performance, at least not by his lofty, King in the Fourth standards, Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas made a series of key, late-game plays Wednesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers. When a reporter asked Thomas what Cleveland did to keep him in check, …

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Big Blow for the Warriors: Durant Out for the Season?

Following reviews of the MRI by the Warriors’ medical staff, it has been determined that Durant suffered a Grade 2 Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) sprain and a tibial bone bruise. He will be out of action indefinitely and will be re-evaluated in four weeks. There is no timetable for his …

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Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas on his Scoring Streak having Snapped?

Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas saw his franchise record of scoring 20 points or more in 43 straight games snapped in Monday’s 114-98 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, but he’s not overly concerned about it. “I’ll break it again,” said Thomas, who finished with 19 points on just 4-of-21 …

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Steph Curry’s new record: This time it’s for the Most Missed 3-Pointers

Entering Monday night, Steph Curry had 34 3-pointers on Feb. 27, which, according to Elias Sports Bureau research, is the most on any date in his career. He entered the day shooting 74 percent (34-of-46) from 3-point range on this date. Against the 76ers, Curry’s 3-point shot was nowhere to …

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NBA fans bid goodbye Russell Westbrook-Cameron Payne dance duo

Trades in professional sports are bittersweet — while they usually upgrade teams in one way or another, they often result in teary goodbyes to beloved players.  Or in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s case, the end of a dynamic dancing duo unlike any other.  In a package that will surely benefit …

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Chris Bosh to Work as an Analyst for NBA

Chris Bosh is heading back to the NBA, this time as an analyst. Turner Sports announced Thursday that Bosh will be part of its “Players Only” team of analysts for five consecutive Mondays, starting Feb. 27. Bosh will work from Turner’s studios in Atlanta, working alongside Chris Webber, Isiah Thomas …

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Celtics’ Smart: ‘We can’t just depend on Isaiah to save us’

Marcus Smart addressed the pressure on plays surround Isaiah Thomas. “We can’t just depend on Isaiah) to save us,” Smart said. “He needs help; other guys need to step up and relieve Isaiah. When he does get that shot, he’s open. They have to watch out for us. We can’t …

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Wade Not Sure If Bulls Want Option Picked Up

When asked if he felt the front office wanted him to return next season, thus picking up his option worth almost $24 million, Dwyane Wade was noncommittal. “I don’t know,” Wade said. “I haven’t had that conversation about next season with the guys. I think we all understood when I …

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