NBA Finals

Jimmy Butler Eliminates the Team That Wouldn't Pay Him

The Sixers didn’t want to build around Jimmy Butler, but the Heat did. Now, they’re headed to their second ECF appearance since 2019.

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After Smart Mini-Rebuild, Warriors Once Again Title Favorites

The Warriors’ new “death lineup” is a combo from their two-year rebuild and continuity from their dynasty era.

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Only A Title Might Satisfy Mitchell, Justify Jazz Spending

Utah allocated a ton of money to role players capable of winning a title. But will anything less convince Mitchell to stay in Salt Lake City?

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ESPN’s Malika Andrews Could Succeed Maria Taylor On ‘NBA Countdown’

Rising star Malika Andrews is seen as a strong candidate to potentially succeed departed Maria Taylor as host of ESPN’s ‘NBA Countdown.’

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Head-To-Head Against NFL, Masters Falls to Record TV Lows

The Masters Tournament had to compete with the NFL for the first time — Sunday’s final round plunged to record TV lows.

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Philippines Showcases International Growth Efforts by NBA During Playoffs

Grassroots youth participation in the Philippines hit a milestone earlier this year when Jr. NBA alumnus Kai Sotto signed with the G League.

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NBA’s Digital Growth

The 2019-20 NBA season set new digital media records for the league, with total video views up 17% season-over-season to 20 billion. The NBA restart within the bubble — which […]

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NBA Finals TV Audiences Crash by 50% Amid Pandemic Challenges

TV audiences for 2020 NBA Finals have crashed 50% from last year. But ESPN/ABC still have time to turn it around.

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Viewership Slog

As COVID-19 pushed spring and summer events to late summer and fall, there was excitement around the idea of the jam-packed sports schedule. That slate seems to have posed a […]

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Videos Show Deputy was Aggressor With Raptors President Masai Ujiri

The bodycam video showed Ujiri, who is Black, approaching the court where he was stopped and grabbed by Strickland. Strickland, who is white, told Ujiri to “back the (expletive) up” before Strickland pushed Ujiri, who had attempted to show his credentials.

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