EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Wiggins “Most Likely” To Play for Canada in Olympics Qualifier

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BROOKLYN — Andrew Wiggins will “most likely” play for Team Canada in this summer’s FIBA-Americas Olympic qualifying tournament, a huge piece of positive news for a Canadian federation that has been hoping and praying that the NBA’s most exciting rookie will play for his national team. Wiggins gave me the “most likely” quote as he warmed up for the Rising Stars challenge Friday night at the Barclay’s Center. When I pressed him and asked it he was 100 percent in, he hedged

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Three-point shootout set to be amongst the best ever

The Sprite Dunk Contest has been the headline maker for many seasons, but in 2015, it’s fair to say it is the Three-Point Contest that is the more exciting event. Amidst a campaign that has showcased several all-time great shooting performances from long distance, and features two conference-leading teams that live by the three, it is the long ball showdown that will be most worth watching. The excitement starts with Kyle Korver, the late-addition All-Star who leads the NBA in three-point

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Worst Draft Picks of the Millenium

Although the NBA season is in full swing and it is some time until the draft comes along, we have decided to take a look at some of the worst draft deals of this Millennium. So let us inspect the flops made by basketball franchises since 2000.

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LeBron v. Blatt: Video evidence of their disengagement

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I’m an avid Cavs fan who grew up in Beachwood, a suburb of Cleveland. I moved to Scottsdale in 2002 and have attended every Cavs/Suns game since. I didn’t even have a ticket to this game until 2 hours prior when I stumbled upon a ticket directly behind the Cavs bench for $300, and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. Hearing about the discord between coach David Blatt and LeBron James for the past week, I noticed some interesting interactions on

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Sheridan: In three-team trade, Phil Jackson gives gifts to contenders

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Is this some sort of way to earn a quasi 12th ring? New York Knicks president Phil Jackson could not have done much worse Monday night in dealing away Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-way trade that netted the Knicks three non-guaranteed contracts and a second-round draft pick in 2019. We’ve all heard of selling low, but this? This was a gift to the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers, who just became the first team to lose in

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How individual businessmen can use their wealth to encourage sport in society

There has been ongoing controversy for many years concerning the size of the ‘wealth gap’ in the US. Indeed, figures published early in 2014 show that the gap between the wealthiest and poorest members of society have actually increased over the past couple of years and that the richest one percent are now wealthier than the bottom 90 percent. While such statistics may cause a degree of concern, it is not all bad news, because it is also true to say

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LeBron Out 2 Weeks With Knee, Back Strains

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Superstar LeBron James will miss at least two weeks while he recovers from knee and back strains, the Cleveland Cavaliers announced Thursday. The seemingly indestructible James sat out the last two games with what was called soreness in his left knee. He underwent a barrage of tests at the Cleveland Clinic that included an MRI and revealed strains to his left knee and lower back, the team said in a statement. Treatment will include anti-inflammatories, rehabilitation, training room treatments and rest. James’

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