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    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Roles have reversed for one pair of brothers in the NBA. Stephen Curry is taking on the role of the supportive brother as Seth Curry, and the 76ers, continue their 2021 NBA Playoff run. Stephen, a three-time NBA Champion, says he is rooting for his brother and the Sixers to win the NBA Championship this year. READ...
    The Brooklyn Nets are heavily favored to win this year’s NBA Championship but Charles Barkley certainly won’t be rooting for them.  The TNT NBA analyst told reporters Friday during a conference call for the American Century Championship golf tournament that he won’t root for any "superteams" referring to the Nets star-studded roster of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden. ...
    Popular books that were made into terrible movies 50 Ways You’re Throwing Money Away We don't know who is going to win the 2021 NBA championship, but we do know it's either going to be a team that hasn't won a title in a while, or a team that's yet to win one. Among the eight franchises left in...
    Irina Shayk Once Described Kanye West as Rare: Relationship Timeline 20 Great Cities With Shockingly Cheap Real Estate When Charles Barkley proclaimed in an interview with the New York Daily News that he was rooting against the Nets in their pursuit of the 2021 NBA championship, there might have been plenty of reasonable justifications for that preference. James Harden’s...
    More On: brooklyn nets One thing in sports clearly better than a nice rebuild Nets ‘can’t’ set time on James Harden return Nets hoping to avoid major letdown ESPN analyst doesn’t back down after Kevin Durant’s ‘f–kin lie’ claim The Nets have found themselves among the NBA’s biggest villains this season, and they can count Charles Barkley as one...
    Getty The Brooklyn Nets have willfully accepted their role of being the biggest villains in the NBA. All season long, no matter what arena that the Nets have traveled to, they were met by an arena filled with boos as they took the court throughout the NBA regular season. Now that the Nets have officially kicked it into...
    He’s 36-years-old, has 18 seasons in the NBA, one championship in Los Angeles, but that’s it. Stephen A. Smith is declaring LeBron James’ championship window with the Lakers officially closed. “It’s OVER!” Smith yelled as he emphatically slammed the Lakers title window shut during a guest appearance on ESPN’s Get Up! Friday morning. The Lakers were blown out by the...
    With Anthony Davis’ health up in the air, it has negatively impacted the Los Angeles Lakers’ odds to repeat as NBA champions. The odds market has been impacted by Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis’ latest injury. Despite being the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference Playoffs, the Lakers were the favorite to repeat as NBA champions. While their roster...
    Welcome to another episode of “The David Hookstead Show,” and I’m happy to have you all here today. On the Wednesday episode of the show, I discuss a bunch of different topics. We cover the PGA Championship dominating the NBA in the TV ratings, Aaron Rodgers addresses his issues with the Packers, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt don’t want...
    Stan Badz/PGA TOUR Charles Barkley is often taunted because he never won a championship during his NBA career. Barkley has taken up golf since retiring from the NBA and is heavily involved in the sport. Barkley would rather win the Masters than an NBA title so he could pick the Masters' dinner menu. Visit Insider's homepage for more...
    The TV ratings for the PGA Championship this past Sunday destroyed the NBA. The popular golf event happened on the same day as multiple NBA playoff games, and the numbers weren’t close at all. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) According to John Ourand, the final round of the event averaged about 6.6 million viewers...
    The films that have the absolute worst endings Here’s What the US Minimum Wage Was the Year You Were Born As he marched down the 18th fairway on Sunday, en route to an historic PGA Championship, Phil Mickelson was mobbed by a mass of maskless golf fans. They shouted encouragement, patted him on the back and just lived up...
    The 50 greatest music videos of all time Rude Money Habits You Need To Break Now The big market-small market tension that exists in the NBA played out publicly and privately last week. © Aaron Gash, AP The Bucks were able to re-sign Giannis Antetokounmpo to a massive contract extension. Atlanta Hawks coach Nate McMillan said the league needs...
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    Welcome to episode five of “The David Hookstead” show, and we have a great lineup of action for you all today. On today’s episode, we’re covering Phil Mickelson winning the PGA Championship at the age of 50, Kwame Brown unloading on “woke” people who voted for Joe Biden, the media and NFL insiders cheering for Tim Tebow to fail...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Daryl Morey posed for a photo in a bookstore wearing a T-shirt of the Liberty Bell emblazoned with a “Come To Philly For The Crack” slogan and held a copy of “Basketball for Dummies.” “Playoff Prep,” Morey, the 76ers’ top decision maker, wrote on Instagram. READ MORE: Kevin Bennett, Accused Of Multiple Rapes, Stalking Women In Philadelphia...
    Ronald Greenes family say they havent had time to mourn after seeing video two years later of his fatal encounter with police When do student loan payments restart? The Los Angeles Clippers acquired one star that had already won two NBA championships because of his positional versatility, his consistent work ethic and how much he prioritizes his health. ©...
    NOTE:  Due to COVID-19 cancellations or postponements, listed game times and dates may change. Thursday TV/Radio Baseball Giants at Reds 9:30 p.m. NBCBA 680 Yankees at Rangers 11 a.m. MLB Astros at A’s 12:40 p.m. NBCCA 960 Red Sox at Blue Jays 4:30 p.m. MLB Diamondbacks at Dodgers (in progress) 7:30 p.m. MLB Basketball Africa League 5 a.m. NBA Africa League 8:30 a.m. NBA...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s no secret that Philadelphia has some of the most devoted sports fans in this country — but a new survey ranks the city among the top 5 for basketball fans. WalletHub released 2021’s Best & Worst Cities for Basketball Fans on Wednesday. Philadelphia came in the fourth-best city for basketball fans overall and the third-best city...
    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – MAY 07: Dwight Howard #39 of the Philadelphia 76ers cheers before playing against the New Orleans Pelicans at Wells Fargo Center on May 07, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License...
    Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports The Milwaukee Bucks haven’t been the regular-season juggernaut they were the past two years. But there are still more than enough reasons they could finally win it all. The past two seasons, the Milwaukee Bucks steamrolled the Eastern Conference — winning better than 70 percent of their games, holding down the No. 1 seed and finishing...
    LeBron James sounds like he wants to raise another banner for the Los Angeles Lakers. With LeBron James speaking to the Staples Center crowd ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers‘ home game vs. the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night, it was apparent he was not content on just getting to the NBA Playoffs this year; he wants to win back-to-back NBA...
    Pandemic-hit oyster farmers turn to conservation to survive Bidens core conviction drives his push to tax corporations and the rich. It could cost him. Nearly eight months after he helped the Los Angeles Lakers win their 17th NBA championship and first in a decade, LeBron James stood at center court while holding a microphone and staring at the handful...
    Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images The LA Clippers have their eyes set on winning the first NBA championship in franchise history, and they’ve got the makeup to do it. Year 1 of the Kawhi Leonard and Paul George partnership in Los Angeles didn’t yield the results the LA Clippers wanted. The team was bounced from the 2020 NBA Playoffs by...
    The Los Angeles Lakers unveiled their 2020 NBA championship banner at Staples Center with LeBron James and Anthony Davis thanking the fans. The Lakers won the 2020 NBA title under unusual circumstances, so it only makes sense they had to wait extra long to unveil their championship banner. Even with the two stars are fully healthy, they face a tough...
    Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images The Phoenix Suns are being overlooked in the championship conversation. Here’s why they could shock the world and win the 2021 NBA title. A year ago, the Phoenix Suns just considered themselves fortunate to be invited to the NBA bubble at all. Now, they have legitimate title aspirations. It isn’t just the addition of Chris...
    Denver Nuggets. (Photo by C. Morgan Engel/Getty Images) The Denver Nuggets aren’t the favorites to win the championship this year, but here’s why they could still strike gold. It’s the question of the year for Denver: What if Jamal Murray never got hurt? Before Murray’s ACL injury in April, the Denver Nuggets were poised to make their most competitive run...
    Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Utah Jazz are set to clinch one of the top-two seeds in the Western Conference, but there are five particular reasons why they can win the NBA title this summer. The NBA is entering the final week of the regular season, and it is carrying an NFL Week 17 vibe. Some teams...
    Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Los Angeles Lakers have what it takes to go all the way this year. Here’s why they will defend their title. On the off chance that Los Angeles Lakers fans are still celebrating their win from last year, don’t put away the champagne or party kazoos just yet. Despite their recent struggles, the Lakers...
    Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images The Brooklyn Nets remain one of the favorites to win the 2021 NBA championship for several clear reasons.  The Brooklyn Nets enter the final week of the regular season just trying to get healthy. James Harden is expected back at some point as the team looks to hold onto the No. 2 seed in the...
    NOTE:  Due to COVID-19 cancellations or postponements, listed game times and dates may change. Saturday TV/Radio Baseball Nationals at Yankees 10 a.m. MLB Rays at A’s 1 p.m. NBCCA 960 Padres at Giants 1 p.m. NBCBA, FS1 680 Phillies at Braves 4 p.m. FS1 Dodgers at Angels (in progress) 7 p.m. MLB College football FCS: Delaware...
    The Los Angeles Lakers need point guard Dennis Schröder to keep playing at this high level. Dennis Schröder has helped keep the Los Angeles Lakers afloat with its two star players Anthony Davis and LeBron James missing significant time this spring due to injury. Schröder’s latest performance vs. the struggling Orlando Magic on Monday night was a phenomenal one. He had...
    U.S. to share 60 million doses of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine with other countries Attorney for Andrew Brown Jr.s family says his hands were on the steering wheel when he was shot and killed by police It has been a while since anyone touted the Atlanta Hawks as championship contenders.  The team hasn't even been to the NBA Finals since...
    Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens and More Famous Exes Who Once Walked the Oscars Red Carpet Together The Downsides of Retirement That Nobody Talks About Charles Barkley has been saying for months that Chris Paul should be in the NBA MVP conversation. Thats Magic!: Chris Paul passes Hall of Famer Johnson on NBA all-time assists list Arizona Republic See more...
    There is no question that injuries have largely shaped this NBA season. A condensed 72-game schedule over the span of five months has caused injuries to key players on multiple teams that have altered title chances and shuffled award races. A few teams, like the Phoenix Suns, have been lucky and have not had to deal with the issues...
    The most memorable TV show catchphrases If You Find This Thrift Shopping, Buy It The Brooklyn Nets star pulled up for one his graceful 3-pointers. All net. He dribbled by two defenders, stopped hard and swished a mid-range jumper for an and-one. He drove baseline for a two-handed dunk. Forty-two points in one game, 38 in another, 37, 36,...
    Kate Winslet reveals how her Mare of Easttown role marks a career first Bank of America Joins Post-Earnings Bond Frenzy With Six-Part Debt Offering The Los Angeles Lakers haven't been much of a factor the past few weeks. LeBron James and Anthony Davis have been out, and it's not like any team could withstand losing two of the top...
    Royal update: The Queen finalizes funeral plan, splits Harry and Wills Website maker Squarespace files to go public on NYSE through direct listing An undercurrent of disrespect permeated LaMarcus Aldridge's 2015 free agency. For a week that July, he was the center of the NBA universe, the lone championship-altering force on a market accustomed to players just a hair...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS)- It’s a pretty exciting time to be a Sixers fan. The team sits in the top spot in the East with a record of 38-17, one game ahead of the Brooklyn Nets whom they beat on Thursday night. As the end of the season nears, fans are beginning to hope for that elusive championship that the franchise has...
    Julius Erving, one of the greatest players in the history of the Nets, isn’t happy with how Brooklyn has assembled its team during the 2020-21 NBA season. Erving made an appearance on Philadelphia 76ers guard Danny Green’s podcast called "Inside the Green Room" and he talked about how the Nets are "buying" their way into becoming a championship team. CLICK...
    MIPTV: Spain, Austria Board Period Drama ‘Atlantic Crossing’ Oil Rises After IEA Follows OPEC With Brighter Demand Outlook With a month left in the NBA regular season, the championship race is taking shape. The top teams have distinguished themselves from the rest of the league, with most biding their time and trying to get healthy before the playoffs. ©...
    When the Los Angeles Lakers were about to enter their matchup with the Brooklyn Nets, they were predicted to come out as losers. Not only were they missing LeBron James and Anthony Davis, but they also did not have Kyle Kuzma, Marc Gasol, and Wesley Matthews. However, the tables turned as soon as Kyrie Irving was ejected mid-game because of...
    Kevin Durant finally made his return to the court after missing around two months of basketball action. Although he was off to a flier in his first game, his rusty gameplay was at full display against the defending champions Los Angeles Lakers. Although he did have a game-high 22 points against the Purple & Gold, KD had a whooping 8...
    Getty Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James. Based on how well the Brooklyn Nets have been playing recently, it looks like they’ll be the favorites to come out of the Eastern Conference. The Los Angeles Lakers are banged up right now but should come out of the Western Conference if they get healthy. Both teams have stacked rosters...
    Getty Sixers great Julius Erving is not a fan of the Brooklyn Nets rebuild Julius Erving played three seasons for the New York Nets of the old ABA, the ancestor of today’s Brooklyn Nets, and now, even at age 71, remains a staunch supporter of all things ABA—the Nets, the Pacers, the Nuggets, the Spurs. But he played...
    Getty Julius Erving is no fan of the Nets' team-building approach. Julius Erving played three seasons for the New York Nets of the old ABA, the ancestor of today’s Brooklyn Nets, and now, even at age 71, remains a staunch supporter of all things ABA—the Nets, the Pacers, the Nuggets, the Spurs. But he played 11 seasons with...
    Getty Kevin Durant poses with his two NBA titles. Kevin Durant came into the NBA with the weight of the world on his shoulders when he entered the league in 2007. At the time KD was considered a Unicorn. A seven-footer who could handle the ball like Allen Iverson and shoot the ball as well as Reggie Miller....
    The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. An NBA season, even an abbreviated and pandemic-warped one like the 2020-21 season, provides a mountain of data. There are just so many ways to examine the records and championship resumes of each team,...
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