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David Aldridge

TNT Analyst

Making 24 predictions for the 2016-17 season

The Justice League? The Golden Great?...

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Steve Aschburner

New York Knicks not about to witness Cavaliers' ring ceremony

CLEVELAND -- Different sports, different traditions. The NHL has players line up in formal handshake lines at the end of each playoff series, while the NBA and the NFL mostly mill about and MLB doesn't even do much of that. Baseball, on the other hand, uncorks champagne with every round of postseason success, while the others soggy-celebrate only at the end....

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Fran Blinebury

Ranking top players by position: Power forwards

No position in the game has transformed more over the past couple of decades than power forward. It's no longer to have brute strength and a low post game. Since coach Rudy Tomjanovich and Robert Horry introduced the stretch-four in Houston, the position and the game has changed dramatically....

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Scott Howard-Cooper

Spurs, Warriors give tribute to Craig Sager for opener

OAKLAND -- The Warriors and Spurs paid tribute to Craig Sager in wardrobe and words Tuesday, using the season opener at Oracle Arena to celebrate the popular TNT sideline reporter battling leukemia and remembering Nate Thurmond, the Hall of Fame center and long-time member of the community-relations department who died from the disease in July....

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Shaun Powell

These storylines will stand out most as 2016-17 takes flight

The National Basketball Association's 71st season begins tonight in the sports city that is the envy of all America. Flame will shoot from four torches attached to the giant overhead scoreboard inside Quicken Loans Arena (aka "The Q"), an arena that was somehow big enough to fit both the talent of LeBron James and the ego of Donald Trump in a summer to remember. Every seat will be filled, every lung will be empty when the Cleveland Cavaliers get their championship rings....

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Craig Sager


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John Schuhmann

Power Rankings: Warriors, Cavs poised for third straight Finals meeting

We never get things right, especially when no real games have been played yet....

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Sekou Smith

Hang Time Blog

Ian Thomsen

At long last, Sixers' Embiid can learn on the job

AMHERST, Mass. – Joel Embiid looked better at the end of his first NBA half than he had in the beginning. Which was all that he and the 76ers could have wanted from their 92-89 preseason win Tuesday against the Celtics....

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Lang Whitaker

All Ball Blog