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Colin Kaepernick defends protesters after police killing

Former NFL quarterback-turned-civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick on Thursday voiced support for protesters who have demonstrated against the killing of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis.

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David Price of LA Dodgers to pay $1,000 to players from his pocket? ‘Greedy’ $270B worth owners slammed

With the coronavirus pandemic, the last seven months have been tough for Minor League Baseball

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Kaepernick defends protesters after police killing

Former NFL quarterback-turned-civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick on Thursday voiced support for protesters who have demonstrated against the killing of

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LeBron outraged by Floyd’s death

Los Angeles: NBA superstar LeBron James was among the US athletes taking to social media in outrage over the death of a black man in Minnesota after a white policeman kneeled on his neck for several minutes. Four Minneapolis police officers were fired Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) as a video showing one of them kneeling […]

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LeBron James among US athletes outraged at black man’s death

By Agence France-Presse NBA superstar LeBron James was among the US athletes taking to social media in outrage over the death of a black man in Minnesota after a white policeman kneeled on his neck for several minutes. Four Minneapolis police officers were fired Tuesday as a video showing one of them kneeling on the […]

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LeBron among US athletes outraged at black man’s death

NBA superstar LeBron James was among the US athletes taking to social media in outrage over the death of a black man in Minnesota after a white policeman kneeled on his neck for several minutes.Four Minneapolis police officers were fired Tuesday as a video showing one of them kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who later died, sparked protests.Los Angeles Lakers playmaker James contrasted the incident with the kneeling protests of former NFL star Colin Kaepernick in 2016.https://www.instagram.com/p/CAq3fpCgyve/Kaepernick was ostracised by the NFL for kneeling during the playing of the national anthem in a protest against police brutality and r

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LeBron among US athletes outraged at black man's death

NBA superstar LeBron James was among the US athletes taking to social media in outrage over the death of a

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Old Audio Surfaces of Michael Jordan's '92 Dream Team Comments on Isiah Thomas

Despite the fact he was still arguably the best point guard in the NBA at the time, Detroit Pistons legend Isiah Thomas was left of the 1992 Olympic team (later known as the "Dream Team") despite the fact Pistons head coach Chuck Daly helmed that legendary bunch. The main reason for this omission was Michael Jordan's feud with Thomas, going back to the early part of his career with the Chicago Bulls. While Jordan tried to absolve himself of responsibility for Thomas' exclusion in "The Last...

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Magic Johnson Finally Picked a GOAT Between Michael Jordan and LeBron James Except He Really Didn't

While the hit ESPN documentary series "The Last Dance" brought us some great entertainment during this period without live team sports to watch, it did bring one negative externality along with it, however: the reemergence of the incessant Michael Jordan-LeBron James NBA GOAT debate. This never-ending argument always brings out the worst in everyone, because no one is ever prepared to accept another's opinion as valid. Leave it to Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson to ride the fence on...

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5 things to know for May 20: Loans, US reopening, WHO, Election 2020, Hungary

Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day.

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'After the Dance': Shaquille O'Neal says '90s was greatest era of basketball, fans say they can't agree more

Shaq also remembered the late Kobe Bryant who died this January in a tragic helicopter accident

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'After the Dance': Magic Johnson picks his five players who would have been stars in his and Jordan's era

'After the Dance With Stephen A Smith: A SportsCenter Special' saw ESPN host and NBA expert commentator, Smith interact with the legends of the game and one of them was NBA legend, Magic Johnson

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National Hero Josh McCown Fires Off Perfect Tweet That Captures His NFL 'Legacy'

When it comes to all-time great athletes in professional sports, many end up spending the entirety of their careers with one team, or at least the bulk of their prime years. From Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant with the Los Angeles Lakers to Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, and Derek Jeter with the New York Yankees, the list goes on and on. But on FOX Sports' "The Herd," on Tuesday, there was a debate about whether an athlete playing for more than one team hurts one's overall legacy. Co-host Joy...

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Magic Johnson will provide $100 million to fund loans to minority-owned businesses

The former NBA hall-of-famer announced that EquiTrust Life Insurance Company, which he owns a majority of, is providing $100 million in capital to fund federal loans for minority and women business owners who have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

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'The Last Dance' Director Jason Hehir Reveals 2 Players Who Declined to Be Interviewed for Documentary

ESPN's "The Last Dance" was a sporting spectacle for these strange times. Not only did the documentary series tell an intriguing story, but featured multiple notable figures along the way saying their piece in their own words for the first time. From Michael Jordan himself to teammates Scottie Pippen and Steve Kerr and other NBA legends like Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Charles Barkley, the series ran the gamut -- but this is not to say every last relevant star was willing to take part in...

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Unbelieva-Bull: 'The Last Dance' brings the Jordan era to life for fans

For millions around the world, Michael Jordan was a sporting and cultural icon the likes of which very few of

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Top 10 NBA Players: Is Kobe Bryant included?

(First part) Every off-season, ESPN releases a ranking of the NBA’s active players. This is more for entertainment than anything else. It will spark debates and feedback, as well as violent reactions from players and fans. On the NBA’s 74th anniversary, it decided to countdown the top 74 players of all time. It has already […]

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Remembering Rookie Magic Johnson Starting for Kareem at Center in 1980 NBA Finals and Dominating

Not many players in NBA history can say they enjoyed a better rookie campaign than former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Magic Johnson. That list shortens exponentially when you consider what he achieved in the 1980 Finals against the Philadelphia 76ers on this date 40 years ago. With the Lakers leading the series 3-2, the 6-9, 215-pound Johnson was thrust into the starting center position after Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was ruled out with an injury. How did the rook respond? By posting 42 points,...

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NFL: Players, coaches call for investigation into killing of Ahmaud Arbery

By Rory Carroll (Reuters) - NFL greats Tom Brady and Anquan Boldin were among dozens of prominent players and coaches

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Philly Sports Personality Gets Destroyed for Wrongfully Calling Out Magic Johnson for No Reason

You don't have to attend an argument you're invited to. That goes for Hall of Fame basketball player Magic Johnson, who was wrongly put on blast by Philadelphia sports personality Howard Eskin on Friday. With the NBA beginning to partially reopen team facilities this upcoming Monday, ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Orlando Magic have received permission from the league and Orange County (Fla.) to test their players for the coronavirus. Additionally, Woj tweeted out a quote...

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Michael Jordan's children reveal the extent of their dad's competitive streak

From superior athleticism to his tireless work ethic, there are many contributing factors that make Michael Jordan one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

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Charles Barkley Describes Michael Jordan's Poker Strategy and it's the Least Surprising Thing of All Time

In terms of revealing the darker side of Michael Jordan, "The Last Dance" -- ESPN's documentary recounting the Chicago Bulls' dynasty in the 1990s -- did just that during episodes five and six on Sunday night. The latest installment highlighted Jordan's gambling habits, including his heavily-ridiculed trip to Atlantic City during the 1993 Eastern Conference Finals, as well as his regular hefty spending during his golf outings. MJ also took a great shine to poker, and Charles Barkley recently...

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'The Last Dance' Episode 5: The inside story behind Michael Jordan's signature Nike Air Jordan shoes

According to the docuseries, Nike wasn't really Jordan's first choice, but the deal led to unprecedented success

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Doubting Thomas

Nope. The Bad Boy Pistons not shaking hands with Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls after they were swept in the 1991 NBA Eastern Conference Finals wasn’t the only reason why Isiah Thomas was left off the 1992 Dream Team. Popular opinion points to Zeke’s not-so-cordial and even downright acerbic relationship with His Airness as […]

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LeBron James Will Always Have 1 Clear Advantage Over Michael Jordan in GOAT Debate

The release of "The Last Dance" has once again reignited the NBA GOAT debate, as every minuscule moment in the careers of both LeBron James and Michael Jordan gets analyzed to the point of exhaustion in hopes of finally ending the debate at long last. One feather in LeBron's cap that Jordan fans can't argue against? That LeBron took down the winningest regular season team in league history, the 73-win Golden State Warriors, in the 2016 NBA Finals. Jordan beat up on some good-but-not-immortal...

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