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Added August 15th, 2016 by Ian
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LeBron James signs new contract to become NBA’s highest-paid player

Basketball great LeBron James of the reigning NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers has become the highest-paid player in the league’s history after agreeing to a new contract on August 12th. The deal is reportedly worth a total of $100 million and it also includes the typical player option when it comes to the third year. The majority of basketball fans believed James would eventually sign with his hometown club this summer, he hails from nearby Akron, Ohio, but they may be surprised at the length of the new deal.

 
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Added August 1st, 2016 by Ian
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NBA returns to UK for regular-season game with Pacers vs Nuggets

The NBA will be returning to London, England for seventh time next year as the league announced that the Indiana Pacers will be taking on the Denver Nuggets in a regular-season contest at the O2 Arena on January 12th. This will be the first official trip to the UK for both clubs. It will give British fans the opportunity to check out some of the teams’ star players such as three-time all-star Paul George along with Monta Ellis, Al Jefferson, Jeff Teague, Myles Turner and Thaddeus Young of Indiana and Denver’s Danilo Gallinari, Emmanuel Mudiay and Kenneth Faried.

 
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Added July 25th, 2016 by Ian
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NBA takes 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina

The NBA recently announced that it will be moving next year’s annual All-Star Game from Charlotte, North Carolina as the league doesn’t agree with the state’s House Bill 2. The house bill is a controversial law which was introduced several months ago. However, the league also announced that it plans to host the All-Star Game in the city of Charlotte in 2019 and it will decide in the next few weeks where the 2017 contest will end up. It’s believed the event would have brought in approximately $100 million worth of revenue for local Charlotte area businesses next year and the game may eventually take place in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 17th.

 
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Added July 19th, 2016 by Ian
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2016 ESPY Award Winners announced

The annual ESPY Awards were handed out on the 13th of July, 2016 at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater with professional wrestler John Cena acting as the host. There were a total of eight honourary and 31 competitive awards handed out on the night. The awards show was launched in 1993 with ESPY standing for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly. The ceremony recognizes team and individual athletic achievements and performances during the previous 12 months. The ESPYs were designed to be similar to the Emmy, Grammy, Tony, and Academy Awards. The winners are voted on by a collection of fans, broadcasters, sportswriters, and sports executives etc.

 
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Added June 28th, 2016 by Ian
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Recapping the top 10 NBA Draft Picks