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How Chris Paul has pushed the Suns to be legitimate title contenders

The future Hall of Famer's leadership and playmaking were all over Phoenix's statement win over the Bucks.

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Backing up their pledges: Which leagues have followed through since George Floyd's murder

Leagues pledged to stand with pro and amateur athletes since the murder of George Floyd. After former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on Tuesday, we look at the leagues' actions and inactions -- and the work that still needs to be done.

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Chauvin verdict reaction: The sports world responds on social media

A jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all charges in the death of George Floyd. Here's how athletes reacted.

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Jeff Green puts Jaxson Hayes on a poster

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PORTLAND'S SUPERSTAR

Why CJ McCollum is the most underappreciated superstar in the NBA

There's a reason CJ McCollum is still in Portland after eight years of near All-Star-level play. A small-market team and a mid-major star: There's no more perfect union in the NBA. But the question remains: Is that enough?

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CJ McCollum's history of clutch moments

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2022 NBA mock draft: A big-man battle for No. 1

The 2022 draft is more than a year away, but teams are already filling out their scouting reports for an improving class.

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Jalen Suggs declares for draft, ready to take a leadership role in the NBA

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Power Rankings: Why the season's final month starts with a new No. 1 team

The postseason push is here. Which teams are rising and falling as playoff -- and play-in -- seeding takes center stage.

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Latest standings and updates for the NBA play-in tournament

Steph vs. Luka in a play-in? Maybe. Here's everything to know about the new pre-playoff tournament.

JOKIC MAKES HIS CLAIM FOR MVP

Jokic goes off for 47 points in Nuggets' 2OT thriller

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The MVP race has turned into a Nikola Jokic runaway

With a month left in the season, the Nuggets center looks like an overwhelming favorite to claim his first MVP award.

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Basketball: A Love Story

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    Director Dan Klores creates a vibrant mosaic of basketball by exploring the complex nature of love as it relates to the game. Stream 62 short stories on the NBA, ABA, college hoops, the women's game, international basketball, and socio-cultural issues told by 165 legends.