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Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka 'Chocolate Thunder' has died
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Darryl Dawkins, whose board-shattering dunks earned him the moniker "Chocolate Thunder" and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58....

AP Source: Hornets sign Kidd-Gilchrist to $52M extension
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract extension with the Charlotte Hornets, a person familiar with the situation said Monday....

AP Source: J.R. Smith agrees to new contract with Cavs
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CLEVELAND (AP) -- J.R. Smith looked around and realized there was no place like Cleveland....

Meet the NBA Players' Association's new sports science guru
Coming off a season in which star after star was lost to serious injury, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBA Players' Association executive director Michele Roberts have made player health one of the top priorities to address this offseason....

LeBron James, Akron making college possible for city kids
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) -- LeBron James is giving kids from Akron - ones with challenging backgrounds like his - the chance to go to college for free....

NBA, referees' union reach deal on 7-year CBA
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NBA and the National Basketball Referees Association agreed to a seven-year collective bargaining agreement Thursday, brokering the deal a year before the previous contract was set to expire....



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