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LeBron James’ voting rights group converting arenas into polling places

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ATLANTA (AP) — If basketball icon LeBron James gets his way, NBA arenas and other sports venues around the country will be mega polling sites for the November general election. James and his voting rights group, formed this spring with other black athletes and entertainers, are joining with other professional basketball leaders and Michigan’s top elections official to push for mega voting sites to accommodate in-person balloting amid the COVID-19 pandemic. More Than A Vote, the James organization dedicated to maximizing Black turnout in November, shared its plans with The Associated Press on Wednesday after the Detroit Pistons became the
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NBA debate – The legacy of LeBron’s Decision

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It was 10 years ago today that the most anticipated free-agency period in NBA history began, culminating on July 8, 2010, with The Decision and LeBron James announcing that he was taking his talents to South Beach.We asked our NBA insiders to reflect on the show, the fallout and LeBron's time with the Miami Heat -- which produced four trips to the Finals and two titles before he returned to Cleveland -- and what all of it meant for the NBA.Decision anniversary podcasts: The Hoop Collective | The Lowe Post1. What do you remember most about watching 'The Decision' 10
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Missouri man freed from prison with help from WNBA’s Moore – ProBasketballTalk

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NBA commissioner Adam Silver, citing the high cost of operating the Disney World campus, said his league’s resumption is not as financially beneficial as people think. Let’s see. Brian Windhorst of ESPN: Operating the three-month completion of the NBA season at Walt Disney World will cost the NBA more than $150 million, multiple sources told ESPN. Those are expenses. What about revenue? Canceling would have reportedly cost the league $900 million in national TV money for the playoffs alone. By holding seeding games, the NBA will also protect local TV revenue. Though not having fans in arenas is a major
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Giannis Antetokounmpo says pandemic shake-up, fears make title hunt harder

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2:22 PM ETEric WoodyardESPN For Giannis Antetokounmpo, leaving behind his family -- including his infant son, Liam -- for the NBA restart in Orlando, Florida, will be no easy task, but those irregular circumstances will put this year's NBA champion in a class of its own."I feel like a lot of people say that there's gonna be a star next to this championship," Antetokounmpo said. "I feel like, at the end of the day, this is gonna be the toughest championship you could ever win -- because the circumstances are really, really tough right now. So whoever wants it more
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Disney World campus will cost NBA more than $150 million

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The NBA’s relationship with China — which dates back to the 1980s — is in as bad a spot as it has been in decades following a Tweet by Rockets GM Daryl Morey last fall supporting the protestors in Hong Kong. NBA games have not been shown on state television in China all season following that. Heading into the height of an election season, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, a Republican from Tennessee, has decided to try to make the NBA’s relationship with China a political football. Blackburn sent a letter to Adam Silver with this statement (Sports Illustrated obtained the letter):
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2020-21 Games to Watch: Anadolu Efes Istanbul – News

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Anadolu Efes Istanbul was the team to beat in 2091-20. Coach Ergin Ataman's were two wins clear atop the standings when the season came to a sudden end due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now it looks to recapture its magic and go all the way after reaching the championship game in 2019. Here's a look at five key games for Efes in 2020-21. Round 9: Larkin readies for Bayern again No European basketball fan will ever forget the sensational performance produced by Shane Larkin against Bayern last season. His incredible 49-point haul in Round 11 last season was unprecedented in
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Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks says team committed to sending group to Orlando, despite holdouts

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Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks says the organization is committed to sending a group to Orlando, Florida, for the NBA restart in late July, despite several players saying they will not make the trip."We have a job to do," Marks said during a virtual news conference Wednesday morning. "We have to bring a team to Orlando. We will bring a team to Orlando. We will go down there, and we will compete. That's our jobs here."The Nets are expected to be without DeAndre Jordan, who tweeted that he would not travel after testing positive for the coronavirus last week.
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U.S. Senator sends letter to Adam Silver questioning NBA relationship with China

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The NBA’s relationship with China — which dates back to the 1980s — is in as bad a spot as it has been in decades following a Tweet by Rockets GM Daryl Morey last fall supporting the protestors in Hong Kong. NBA games have not been shown on state television in China all season following that. Heading into the height of an election season, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, a Republican from Tennessee, has decided to try to make the NBA’s relationship with China a political football. Blackburn sent a letter to Adam Silver with this statement (Sports Illustrated obtained the letter):
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June’s top roster moves – News

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Basketball never stops. As soon as the 2019-20 season formally came to an end, the 18 teams in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague began planning for what's next. That has led to an eventful month of June with some of the game's biggest stars coming, going and switching uniforms. June's transactions will surely impact the coming season - and perhaps many more after it. Here's a look at 10 of the biggest transactions by EuroLeague teams over the past month. Norris Cole, LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne ASVEL is entering its second successive season in the competition boosted by the addition of proven
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