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CNBC EXCLUSIVE: CNBC’S LESLIE PICKER WAPNER INTERVIEWS APOLLO GLOBAL MANAGEMENT CO-FOUNDER JOSHUA HARRIS FROM CNBC INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR DELIVERING ALPHA CONFERENCE

Josh Harris talks about the Devils and 76ers and mentions Jack Hughes LESLIE PICKER:  We could turn to sports if you want.  Why don't we do that?  Why don't we turn to sports? JOSHUA HARRIS:  Great. LESLIE PICKER:  Okay.  So got a hockey team?  JOSHUA HARRIS:  Got a hockey team. LESLIE PICKER:  Basketball team? 

Five Takeaways from the 2019 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

The gym at Farleigh Dickenson University was fantastic. This was another first-class event put on by the NBA and Panini. There were so many more rooms that I’m not sure I saw them all but I will report on what I saw. The most guarded room had a track camera

Yesterday’s star – George Mikan

The NBA draft this 2017 version seems more frenetic than ever. Prospects are dissected, analyzed, and compared to heroes of yesteryear. There is the pre-draft camp, the endless talk show hustle as well as fantasy drafts. Preceded by hype, hope and hoopla, the NBA Draft finally will finally arrive with

Sports Bookshelf

NBA Play-offs looming and big-time books about basketball all over the place. What follows is your faithful reviewers picks – all slam dunks. Golden by Marcus Thompson II (Touchstone, $26.00, 259 pages) is sub-titled “the miraculous rise of Seth Curry” and it is all about that and much more.  Thompson, who

NBA TEAM NICKNAMES, A SHORT HISTORY

With the end of the National Basketball Association season fast approaching and the endless play-off season on the horizon, how some of the teams got their names is always a fascinating topic. Read on and learn more. Back in the day, as some are apt to say, I was interviewing and

The Knicks Are Selling Hope

The Knicks are selling hope for this season with a new head coach and a new point guard. They spent money building around Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis by signing Joakim Noah and Courtney Lee. If nothing else, the Knicks have a competent starting five, which they couldn’t

Lin Seeks Redemption and Normalcy

There was no fanfare in Jeremy Lin’s official return to New York yesterday. There was no media throng, either. That’s the way it goes when a player plays for the Nets. It’s night and day compared to playing for the Knicks. It shows the Nets are irrelevant in the city’s conscience. For

Shame on Durant For Taking Easy Way Out

Being a free agent means having the freedom to pick whatever job he or she wants if so many suitors seek his or her service. That’s the perks of being great at what he or she does. Pro athletes have that luxury if they are great at what they do. It’s

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