Protesters in Hong Kong trample and burn Lebron James jerseys

from ESPN News Services  Protestors in Hong Kong cheered when a ball dropped into the basket after smashing into a photo of LeBron James‘ face that was placed above the hoop. They also trampled on jerseys bearing his name and gathered in a semicircle to watch one burn. James’ standing among basketball fans in Hong Kong took a hit after his comments about the ongoing protests and free speech. Fans gathered on courts amid Hong Kong’s high-rise buildings Tuesday to vent their anger. The Los Angeles Lakers star touched a nerve among protesters…

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Irving and LeVert both dinged up in Lakers game

The Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets are squaring off in preseason action as the NBA’s Shanghai Game. Kyrie Irving took part in exactly one minute of action, as he left the game following a collision with Rajon Rondo where is face crashed into his shoulder area. Caris LeVert also left the game after being poked in the eye. His return is questionable.

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Porzingis to sit out tonight against Thunder

Those of you who have been chomping at the bit to see Kristaps Porzingis for the first time in game time action since his acquisition by the Dallas Mavericks will have to wait a little longer. Brad Townsend, who covers the Mavericks for the Dallas Morning News , reports that Porzingis will sit out the team’s preseason game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, because of their back-to-back. He will play on Wednesday against the Pistons. After tearing his ACL February 6, 2018, Porzingis missed the rest of that season and…

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Magic off to bad start

NBA teams have started practicing as the league prepares to embark on the start of the 2019-20 season. The Orlando Magic are entering the upcoming campaign with aims to build upon the 42-40 of last season’s that ended in a first round playoff defeat. Apparently they are not starting the year off right, According to Josh Robbins, who covers the Magic for The Athletic, head coach Steve Clifford was not happy with what he saw at their first practice. Time will tell if the Magic can get things headed in…

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Kyle Kuzma out indefinitely, MRI forthcoming

According to Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet, Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma is progressing through rehab from the foot injury he suffered while playing for Team USA earlier this summer. Kuzma has not been cleared for practice and will undergo an MRI once the Lakers return from China. The Lakers tip-off their preseason October 5 against the Golden State Warriors October 5, but will chase that with games in China against the Brooklyn Nets on October 10 and 12. Kuzma, who is coming off a career-high 18.7 points last…

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Ja Morant ready to go for the start of Grizz training camp

When the Memphis Grizzlies commence training camp on October 1, no.2 overall pick Ja Morant will be amongst the participants. According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, the team announced their rook point guard has completely recovered from the arthroscopic knee surgery he had back in June. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Morant had the surgery to remove loose bodies in his right knee. The drafting of Morant and the trading of Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz signaled that the Grizzlies had decided it was time to move on from…

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Kyle Kuzma may not be ready for the start of training camp

According to the New York Times’ Marc Stein, Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma may miss the beginning of training camp due to a left ankle injury. Kuzma suffered the injury while he was with Team USA during a FIBA World Cup exhibition back in late August. Last year the 27th overall pick in the 2017 Draft averaged a career-high 18.7 points and 5.5 rebounds on 46.5 percent from the floor. It was this upward trend in play and production was the reason why the Lakers would not include him…

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Grizzlies and Iguodala reach agreement regarding future with the team

When he was initially traded to the Memphis Grizzlies from the Golden State Warriors, it was the prevailing thought that Andre Iguodala would never play a game for the Grizzlies and was widely considered just a matter of tIme before the two parted ways. Initially, Memphis indicated they did not intend to buyout the veteran forward and wanted him to report to training camp. However according to a report from the Daily Memphian’s Chris Herrington, the Grizzlies have reached an agreement with Iguodala in which he will remain on the…

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Memphis Grizzlies bring back classic jerseys and show updated court for upcoming season

The Memphis Grizzlies’ history dates back to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1995 when they, along with the Toronto Raptors were the NBA’s expansion in to Canada. After the 2000-01 season the franchise relocated to Memphis, where they have remained ever since. This upcoming season, the Grizzlies will be commemorating their 25th year in existence and one of the way they will do that is by paying homage to their past and by bringing back the original Grizzlies jersey. They used this video to show the gamers they’ll be rocking…

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Breaking News: Kawhi Leonard to sign with Clippers

The last major free agent domino has finally fallen. After much speculation, which at one point included aerially following SUV’s thought to contain Leopard he has finally made a decision regarding where he will be playing next year and that will be with the Los Angeles Clippers. According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Leonard will sign with the Clippers. It will be a four year, $142 million maximum contract. Kawhi had been linked with the ballclub at several points throughout this past season. After helping the Toronto Raptors win…

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