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Is The Park Closed: What’s Up with the Raptors?

A year-and-a-half ago, the Toronto Raptors became the first Canadian team to win the NBA Championship, dethroning the greatest dynasty in recent memory: The Golden State Warriors. In the months that followed, they lost their star player to free agency as well as another important starter, yet last season they

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

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