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Isiah Thomas regrets it, Laimbeer does not: Pistons refusal to shake hands sparks 30-year-old controversy

In today’s NBA, the vibe is different. There is a “we’re all in a fraternity” feel among players, many of whom have known each other since AAU and other high school events. Guys don’t make plays that could injure another player, and after the game everybody shakes hands and moves on. The Bad Boy Pistons […]

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NBA’s challenge: Keeping level playing field as different states start to reopen

As NBA teams start to re-open their practice facilities to players so they can work out, the league faces a real challenge to one of its core principles: What if the Dallas Mavericks players, living in a state that re-opens relatively early, get to work out in their team facilities in early May, a full […]

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The Last Dance recap, episodes 3 and 4: Dennis Rodman, Phil Jackson, and a villain

The Last Dance may be a documentary in form, but it follows a far more traditional story arc: It is the hero’s journey. With Michael Jordan as the hero. Every hero’s journey needs a mentor. Enter Phil Jackson. There needs to be a shapeshifter, someone who blurs the line between enemy and friend. Enter Dennis […]

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Bulls hire Marc Eversley away from 76ers to become new general manager

Arturas Karnisovas, the man now in charge of the basketball operations in Chicago, has found his right-hand man. Marc Eversley, formally the senior vice president of player personnel in Philadelphia, agreed to become the GM of the Bulls. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN broke the story and K.C. Johnson, Eversley, who is leaving his position as […]

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PHT Morning Skate: Neutral sites no longer in discussion if NHL play resumes?

Greg Wyshynski cites sources who say that the NHL is no longer considering using neutral sites like North Dakota to resume play. Wyshynski explains that a revised plan would involve regional NHL arenas used for the games, aligned by arenas instead of neutral sites. In this scenario, the Hurricanes’ arena would be for the Metro, […]

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Spanish GP: F1 will renegotiate fees for races without fans

Formula One organizers are open to renegotiating hosting fees for races that may take place without fans this season because of the coronavirus pandemic, the general manager of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya said. Joan Fontsere told The Associated Press that Liberty Media is “conscious” that if races need to go on without fans the contracts […]