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BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 30: Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics congratulates teammate Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics during the game against the Sacramento Kings on January 30, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett announce retirement

Former Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce announced on The Players Tribune that this season will be his last as a player in the NBA.  >> Read more trending stories   "It's time to move on from the game of basketball," he wrote. "Just like any difficult decision, I think you've got to ...

Ohio sites potentially in the running to host NCAA championship after pull from North Carolina

Dayton and Columbus, Ohio, could contend for NCAA championship events that were pulled from North Carolina this week because of the cumulative actions taken by the state concerning civil rights protections. >> Read more trending stories   Officials from the University of Dayton and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission told the Dayton Daily News ...

NBA's Jrue Holiday to miss games to care for pregnant wife with brain tumor

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday will miss an indefinite amount of the basketball season while he cares for his wife, who will have brain surgery later this year to remove a benign tumor, The Times-Picayune reported.   >> Read more trending stories   Doctors discovered the tumor near Lauren Holiday's orbital socket ...

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a rally at Erie Insurance Arena on Aug. 12, 2016, in Erie, Pennsylvania. 

Social media slams Donald Trump for tweet about Dwyane Wade's cousin's death

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to comment on the death of Nykea Aldridge, cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, stirring controversy and sparking outrage on social media. >> While Dwyane Wade reacts to cousin’s death, Donald Trump politicizes tragedy "Dwayne Wade's (sic) cousin was just shot and ...

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NBA offers 2017 All-Star Game to Louisiana

The 2017 NBA All-Star Game will be played in New Orleans, bringing some much-needed good news to the state of Louisiana. In July, the league announced it was removing the game from Charlotte because of North Carolina's HB2. The bill, which was signed into law, requires transgender people to use public bathrooms corresponding ...

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Michael Jordan fan who went viral for dressing as NBA legend gets surprise from his hero

A man who went viral this summer for dressing as Michael Jordan during a pickup basketball game in Idaho has received a special surprise from the NBA legend. According to KREM, 33-year-old Jeffrey Harrison, a Washington state man with autism, has been wearing Jordan's full uniform when he plays basketball ...

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 01: Owner of the Charlotte Hornets, Michael Jordan, watches on during their game against the Atlanta Hawks at Time Warner Cable Arena on November 1, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

'I can no longer stay silent': Michael Jordan pledges $2M to foster community, police relations

Michael Jordan announced he will donate $2 million to two organizations that strive to improve community and police relations, according to ESPN's sports and culture website The Undefeated. Jordan released a letter to the sports news site saying that he would donate $1 million to the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s newly established Institute for ...

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NBA pulls 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte

The NBA decided to relocate the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte with the hope of rescheduling for 2019, due to the controversial HB2 law. Officially known as The Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, the state law which went into effect earlier this year restricts public restroom use to the sex ...

NBA legend Nate Thurmond dies at 74

Nate Thurmond, the Golden State Warriors center who was voted one of the 50 best players in NBA history had died at the age of 75. According to the NBA, Thurmond died after a short battle with leukemia. >> Read more trending stories  Known as "Big Nate," Thurmond was a seven-time ...

NBA legend Nate Thurmond dies at 74

Nate Thurmond, the Golden State Warriors center who was voted one of the 50 best players in NBA history had died at the age of 75. According to the NBA, Thurmond died after a short battle with leukemia. http://twitter.com/warriors/status/754366236792721408 http://twitter.com/warriors/status/754369489639120896 >> Read more trending stories  Known as "Big Nate," Thurmond ...

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