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Michael Avenatti’s mental state suffering in solitary confinement: attorney

Trash-talking attorney Michael Avenatti is having trouble focusing on his upcoming trial for extorting Nike because solitary confinement is affecting his mental state, his lawyer said Wednesday. Avenatti, who rose to prominence by representing porn star Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President...

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NBA Rumors: Chris Paul-To-Sixers Trade Possible, Al Horford As Main Trade Chip

Since the 2019 NBA offseason, rumors have been continuously swirling around All-Star point guard Chris Paul and his future with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Though the Thunder have expressed their desire of keeping Paul for the remainder of the 2019-20 NBA season, most people still see him as one of the hottest commodities on the trade market before the 2020 February NBA trade deadline. One of the NBA teams who could express interest in acquiring Paul from the Thunder is the Philadelphia 76ers.Click here to continue and read more...

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Wizards’ John Wall played 5-on-5 in Miami with Amar’e Stoudemire

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall has not been medically cleared to suit up for the organization at the time being. But that doesn’t mean that the five-time All-Star hasn’t been further honing his craft as he makes his way back from a torn Achilles tendon. Per Candace Buckner of the Washington Post, Wall played […] The post Wizards’ John Wall played 5-on-5 in Miami with Amar’e Stoudemire appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Celtics’ Kemba Walker thinks Jayson Tatum is getting better at taking over games

Before leaving Wednesday’s game with a groin injury, Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum had carved up the Memphis Grizzlies defense for 23 points, seven rebounds and four assists in just 26 minutes. The game prior, the Celtics forward had 27 points, five rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes while leading Boston to a 32-point […] The post Celtics’ Kemba Walker thinks Jayson Tatum is getting better at taking over games appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Space Jam 2 uniforms for Lakers star LeBron James, Tune Squad, Monstars unveiled

The uniforms for Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James’ “Space Jam 2” movie have been unveiled. James will play the role his idol, Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan, played in the first Space Jam movie. The Lakers star is really excited and can’t wait for everyone to see the finished product. Space Jam 2 x Nike […] The post Space Jam 2 uniforms for Lakers star LeBron James, Tune Squad, Monstars unveiled appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Rockets star James Harden has missed 16 triples in a game 6 times

Houston Rockets star shooting guard James Harden has had a strange season, with the former MVP sometimes looking like a scoring dynamo and other times shooting his team out of games. Harden has six games with 16 missed 3-pointers in the past calendar year for the Rockets. The only other player to miss 16 triples […] The post Rockets star James Harden has missed 16 triples in a game 6 times appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Phoenix Suns: Will Devin Booker make his first NBA All-Star appearance this season?

Here's a look at why Phoenix Suns leading scorer Devin Booker will or won't be an NBA All-Star for the first time in his five-year pro career.        

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'Don't deal with it.' Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker on how to handle trade talk

With the Feb. 6 NBA trade deadline looming, Phoenix Suns star guard Devin Booker addresses how he feels players should handle trade talk.        

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Kobe Bryant: Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore, Elena Delle Donne could play in NBA 'right now'

Former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant thinks that some WNBA players could play in the NBA, if given the opportunity.        

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Lakers News: Alex Caruso Ready To Move Past 2020 NBA All-Star Game Fan Voting

One of the more interesting and enjoyable storylines from the 2019-20 Los Angeles Lakers season has been Alex Caruso's...

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WATCH: Robert Downey Jr. explains why he wore blackface in ‘Tropic Thunder’

Robert Downey Jr. has deep thoughts on the racy “Tropic Thunder” character that earned him a 2008 Academy Award nomination. In the Ben Stiller-directed blockbuster, Downey played fictional Australian method actor Kirk Lazarus — a pretentious white film star who undergoes a procedure to make him...

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Phoenix Suns excited to have Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald as part-owner

Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams and star guard Devin Booker happy Larry Fitzgerald has joined the franchise as a part-owner.        

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Dwyane Wade reveals why he’s a big fan of Knicks rookie RJ Barrett

Dwayne Wade retired as one of the best two guards in NBA history. In 16 seasons, Wade accumulated 13 All-Star Game appearances, three NBA championships, eight All-NBA selections and a Finals MVP award in 2006. The Miami Heat legend dominated the NBA for over a decade but, with his time now over, it is time […] The post Dwyane Wade reveals why he’s a big fan of Knicks rookie RJ Barrett appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Daniel Theis quietly enables Jayson Tatum as a pick-and-roll ball handler

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports Without imprinting himself on the box score, Daniel Theis has transformed the Celtics’ star wing’s pick-and-roll play. There is nothing noteworthy about traditional slash line averages of 7.6 points, 6 rebounds, and 1.6 assists. Serving as the much-maligned 6’8” starting center for a team that’s erroneously hailed as “a center away” does not elevate Daniel Theis’ reputation much either. Basketball, however, is not played by Basketball Reference pages or misguided narratives. And when you consider Theis beyond that surface level, you can...

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Kristaps Porzingis takes blame for Mavs’ narrow loss to Clippers

The Dallas Mavericks fell to the Los Angeles Clippers 110-107 on Tuesday. Despite the close loss, Mavs star big man Kristaps Porzingis took the blame for the team’s defeat. “I feel like if I’d have played just a little bit better, we’d have won this game. So this loss is on me,” Porzingis said, per […] The post Kristaps Porzingis takes blame for Mavs’ narrow loss to Clippers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr. loves playing with Nikola Jokic

Denver Nuggets youngster Michael Porter Jr. is having a lot of fun playing with All-Star big man Nikola Jokic this season. Jokic is one of the best passers in the NBA from the big man position and loves to get his teammates involved in the game early on, something Porter really appreciates: “I love playing […] The post Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr. loves playing with Nikola Jokic appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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VIDEO: Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard dunks on Mavs’ Luka Doncic

On Wednesday’s showdown against the Dallas Mavericks, reigning Finals MVP and Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard made a ridiculous dunk over Luka Doncic. At the 5:42 mark of the second quarter of the Clippers’ road game versus the Mavs, Patrick Beverley threw a perfect pass to Kawhi Leonard while in transition. Leonard used his […] The post VIDEO: Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard dunks on Mavs’ Luka Doncic appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Larry Fitzgerald’s buy-in to the Phoenix Suns gives Sarver some cred

Star Arizona Cardinals wide receiver, Larry Fitzgerald, has purchased a minority ownership with the Phoenix Suns, finally lending some much-needed cred to the team’s front office. Adrian Wojnarowski and Adam Schefter have reported Larry Fitzgerald has purchased a minority stake in the Phoenix Suns, and I don’t know what to do with my hands. First […] Larry Fitzgerald’s buy-in to the Phoenix Suns gives Sarver some cred - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic drops 34 in loss to the Clippers

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic had another fantastic game against the LA Clippers on Jan. 21. Here is a look at his performance. The Dallas Mavericks had won four straight entering Tuesday’s game against the LA Clippers. It was an important showdown between two of the best teams in the Western Conference. The Mavs were […] Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic drops 34 in loss to the Clippers - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Warriors’ Stephen Curry reacts to Allen Iverson putting him in his top five

Real recognize real. Last year, former NBA superstar Allen Iverson stated that current Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is in his top five players of all time adding that Curry would be the starting point guard if he were to assemble an all-time starting five. Since then, Iverson’s comments have stuck with Curry. The […] The post Warriors’ Stephen Curry reacts to Allen Iverson putting him in his top five appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Blazers’ Damian Lillard reveals Jusuf Nurkic is going through full-speed practices

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic continues to make solid progress in his recovery from the leg injury he suffered against the Brooklyn Nets last March. It’s unclear when Nurkic will play again, but the good news is that he’s going through full-speed practices, according to Blazers star point guard Damian Lillard: Damian Lillard says Jusuf Nurkic is going […] The post Blazers’ Damian Lillard reveals Jusuf Nurkic is going through full-speed practices appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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LeBron James says playing at Madison Square Garden is his favorite part of New York City

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is in New York City to play the New York Knicks on Wednesday. The self-professed King of New York admitted his favorite part about NYC is getting to play in the Mecca of Basketball: Madison Square Garden. James has had some of his best performances against the Knicks, and […] The post LeBron James says playing at Madison Square Garden is his favorite part of New York City appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Magic Johnson explains why Zion Williamson will not be a NBA All-Star this season | First Take

Magic Johnson, Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman answer whether they believe New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson will be an NBA All-Star this season. #FirstTake #NBA ✔

Kobe Bryant says winning titles without Shaq was important | BS or Real Talk | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Richard Jefferson and Dave McMenamin play "BS or Real Talk," reacting to Kobe Bryant's comments on The Players Tribune's "Knuckleheads" podcast (theplayerstribune.com), in which the former Los Angeles Lakers star said it was important for

Giannis Antetokounmpo can be like Jason Kidd and learn how to shoot 3s - Dave McMenamin | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Dave McMenamin and Richard Jefferson react to Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo saying he wants to learn how to shoot 3-pointers, but can win an NBA title without it. McMenamin suggests the improvement is coming, much in the way i