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Added April 18th, 2016 by Ian
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Kobe Bryant dominates the court in last-ever NBA game

Kobe Bryant’s legendary two-decade NBA career came to a fairytale ending on April 13th when he scored 60 points in his swansong as his Los Angeles Lakers downed the Utah Jazz by a score of 101-96. Bryant managed to score 50 points in a game for the first time since February of 2009 and scored 23 in the fourth quarter to help his teammates come from behind after trailing by 15 points. It was certainly a bittersweet moment for the club and its fans though since it was also the final game of the 2015/16 NBA campaign, which ended up being the worst ever in the Lakers’ history.

 
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Added January 25th, 2016 by Ian
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First-place Cleveland Cavaliers replace head coach David Blatt

In a bit of an odd move, the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA club has fired head coach David Blatt midway through the season. The oddity of the move is because the team was sitting in first place in the league’s Eastern Conference at the time of the firing with an impressive record of 30-11. In addition, the Cavaliers had won 11 out of their past 13 contests. The basketball club didn’t waste any time in naming a replacement for Blatt though as they announced that his assistant coach Ty Lue would be taking over for him.

Reports out of Cleveland stated that the 38-year-old Lue has already agreed to a three-year contract to assume the head-coaching duties. It’s no secret that the Cavaliers’ top star LeBron James and his player agent have been pushing for the club to name Lue as the head coach for the past year. The 56-year-old Blatt was in just his second season as the club’s coach and had led the squad to a record of 83-40 under his guidance. However, Cleveland was beaten in last year’s NBA championship series by the Golden State Warriors in six games.

 
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Added November 9th, 2015 by Ian
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NCAA to become first-ever American sports league to play in China

The Pac-12 NCAA U.S. college basketball conference will become the first-ever American sports league to hold a regular-season game in China when the University of Washington Huskies take on the University of Texas Longhorns this November 14th in the city of Shanghai. There will be another game to follow later in the year and both contests will be broadcast in the U.S. by ESPN while BABA, Tech30 will show them across China. According to the Chinese broadcaster Alibaba, basketball is considered to be China’s most popular sport with about 300 million fans interested in it.

 
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Added August 26th, 2015 by Ian
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Michael Jordan awarded $8.9 million for unauthorized ad

Even though former NBA star Michael Jordan retired from basketball several years ago, he’s still raking in millions of dollars. Jordan was recently awarded $8.9 million by a judge in America after a former supermarket chain was found guilty of using his name in an unauthorized advertisement back in 2009. The store that used his name without permission was called Dominick’s and based in Chicago. However, the establishment is now defunct and is owned by Safeway. The judge ordered the store to pay the sum after a jury found it guilty.

 
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Added July 27th, 2015 by Ian
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Cops open fire on vehicle at Tour de France

 
Added May 19th, 2015 by Ian
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WNBA newlyweds hit with seven-game suspensions

 
Added February 16th, 2015 by Ian
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High school basketball thriller ends 2-0