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Dikembe Mutombo interested in joining bid for Houston Rockets

Basketball Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo says he wants to get into NBA ownership and is looking for partners to join a bid for the Houston Rockets. “I’m trying to convince some people about trying to buy this team,” Mutombo told Houston’s Fox 26 Sports. “It’s one of the best franchises right now. It’s really […]

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Magic Johnson says Lonzo Ball’s summer league triple-doubles just a preview of things to come for Los Angeles Lakers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Magic Johnson believes Lonzo Ball’s triple-doubles in summer league were just a preview of more to come. “You can see that. If he’s getting triple-doubles in the summer league, he is going to get triple-doubles in the regular season,” Johnson said. “Just like me, when I got here, there was pressure. […]

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Mario Chalmers closing on one-year deal with Memphis Grizzlies

10:38 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Free-agent point guard Mario Chalmers is finalizing a one-year deal to return to the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources told ESPN. The deal, which includes a partial guarantee on the salary, would deliver Chalmers back to a Grizzlies franchise with which he had success in the 2015-16 season, before missing all […]

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The NBA is slowly switching their uniforms from Adidas to Nike

12:00 AM ET Paul LukasESPN.com Close Sports journalism’s foremost uniform reporter ESPN.com columnist since 2004 Also blogs at uni-watch.com With NBA uniforms changing over from Adidas to Nike for the 2017-18 season, anticipation for the new designs has been running high. Nike released some details about the new jerseys today, but many questions still remain. […]

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New uniform provider Nike unveils lighter NBA jersey

Nike, set to take over as the NBA’s official apparel provider this coming season, rolled out a first look of the new jersey Tuesday. The company says the jersey, which is a modification of those worn at the 2016 Olympics by Team USA, is lighter than previous NBA jerseys and more flexible, better designed to […]

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Manu Ginobili finalizing details of return to San Antonio Spurs

3:48 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Four-time NBA champion Manu Ginobili is finalizing a contract to return for his 16th season with the San Antonio Spurs, league sources told ESPN. Ginobili has been leaning toward a return, and he plans to push back retirement for at least one more season, league sources said. Ginobili will turn […]