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Harry Mack shouts out Dame

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In case there are any Harry Mack fans out there (freestyle rapper), he shouts out Same in his latest YouTube video. Rap starts at about 12:45.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: What the NBA Championship Means to Me

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Kareem reflects on his 1971 win and looks through the lens of the 2021 Bucks' victory.

Gendered Violence Cases Challenge Sports Journalists

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This is a comprehensive guide on how to write about such cases, but there are some tips on how to think about them as well.

For Ball & Country

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Peacock is streaming a doc about the prep for USA Men's Basketball. Clips from practice, interviews, including with Dame.

Report: Damian Lillard Plans to Request Trade from Blazers

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Don't know much about the credibility of this author, but...

Damian Lillard just Sent Lakers Fans Into a Frenzy With a Single Instagram Post

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It's surprising this didn't make FP with all the rumors surrounding Lillard. The latest being an Instagram post from the recent Los Angeles Sparks/Las Vegas Aces game he attended last week. The 30-year-old chose a photo of him smiling with a caption that possibly suggests his openness to a change. "Who should I love? And how often?" …Everybody Always," Lillard wrote. It’s a cryptic message that many Lakers fans are running with the notion Lillard is open to a move. Beyond that, the post builds on the buzz that arose after Lillard and LeBron James embraced during the Sparks game. There is a strong level of mutual respect between the stars, which only adds to the situation. At the same, it may be Lillard just suggesting he shows recognition to all his NBA colleagues.

How Should the Blazers Approach Their Backup

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It’s been nearly five weeks since the Portland Trail Blazers last played with the enduring memory of their 2020-21 season coming in a 126-115 loss to the Denver Nuggets. For everything we’ve sought to forget about that six-game series, there’s one sequence that’s been difficult to shake from the collective psyche. The moment occurred at the end of Game 3’s first quarter, with the Blazers’ subs — namely Enes Kanter — set to enter the game. Over their next eight halfcourt possessions, Denver put their GPS on the Blazers big, involving him in some variation of a pick-and-roll or a dribble handoff to test his agility. Sometimes, they upped their ante, adding CJ McCollum or Carmelo Anthony into that, forcing them into a quick defensive decision or rotation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Chad Johnson Beat Lillard 1n1 years ago??

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Apparently Chad can play some hoops...but hey when you drop a 1k$ tip, you get to say whatever you want?