Nike Interested In Signing Lonzo Ball

Phil Knight said Nike would be interested in signing Lonzo Ball to an endorsement deal. Knight also has has no issues with his father, LaVar Ball, seeking a $1 billion deal for a shoe and apparel deal for all three of his sons. “If he can get it, get it,” Knight said. That amount doesn’t…

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NBA Removes Team Employed Media From Award Voting

The NBA will no longer allow team broadcasters to vote upon end of season awards, according to Pacers’ play-by-play man Mark J. Boyle. In the past, team employed broadcasters represented a large percentage of the media vote. Because of the potential conflict of interest involved in having team employees vote on awards that determine salaries…

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Joakim Noah Trying To Start Suspension As Quickly As Possible

Joakim Noah is attempting to be medically cleared to return from his left knee surgery in order to begin his 20-game suspension this season. Noah was cleared to return to practice on Monday by New York Knicks’ doctors but the NBA has yet to determine if they’ll clear him to play, which would then officially…

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Net Rating: Raptors Climb To 4th

The Golden State Warriors continue to rank first in Net Rating at +11.6 points per 100 possessions, while the Toronto Raptors have reentered the top-5 at fourth. Week 21 Rankings1. Warriors: 11.62. Spurs: 8.33. Rockets: 6.94. Raptors: 4.35. Jazz: 3.96. Cavaliers: 3.87. Clippers: 3.58. Celtics: 2.89. Wizards: 2.410. Hornets: 0.911. Thunder: 0.812. Heat: 0.713. Grizzlies:…

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Jim Buss Removed As Co-Trustee Of Lakers

Jim Buss resigned as a co-trustee as part of a requirement by Jeanie Buss to resolve his takeover attempt. Her younger sister and staunch ally, Janie, replaced the brother, joining Jeanie and Johnny Buss as co-trustees. “The message is clear here: Do not underestimate Jeanie Buss,” her attorney, Adam Streisand, told the Los Angeles Times.…

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