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NBA: 76ers edge Nets, Lakers beat Warriors

New York, USA | Xinhua | Brooklyn fell 101-98 at home to the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday to gift the Miami Heat within one and a half games of the Nets for fifth in the Eastern Conference. 76ers center Joel Embiid collected 37 points and 13 rebounds. James Harden added 29 points …

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LeBron James breaks NBA’s all-time scoring record

Los Angeles, U.S. | Xinhua | Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James broke NBA’s all-time scoring record, held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for nearly 39 years, in the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night. With the last 14 seasons for the Lakers, Abdul-Jabbar, six-time NBA MVP, scored 38,387 points …

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Silverbacks star forward Wainright joins NBA side Phoenix Suns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s star Ishmail Wainwright has joined National Basketball Association (NBA) outfits Phoenix Suns on a two-year contract. The deal comes less than a week after the 27-year power forward parted ways with Eastern Conference outfits Toronto Raptors that had signed him in August this year. …

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Ugandan guard Wainwright joins NBA side Toronto Raptors

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s star power forward Ishmail Wainwright has joined National Basketball Association (NBA) side Toronto Raptors on a two-year deal according to reports from Canada. Wainwright who has been a free agent joins the Eastern Conference side on a 2-year deal after his contract had expired with …

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Star African NBA player to watch: Joel Embiid

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The 26-year-old Embiid, who was born in Yaounde but moved to the United States at 16 years of age to pursue his dream of becoming a professional basketball player, has firmly established himself as one of the Philadelphia 76ers’ best players – especially in recent …

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Philadelphia 76ers v Boston Celtics game preview

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The 2020-21 season will continue through the week of Friday 22 to Thursday 28 January 2021. The first live game arrives on the morning of Saturday 23 January, as the Philadelphia 76ers play host to the Boston Celtics (02:30 LIVE on ESPN 2). This will …

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Could LeBron James come up against his son in the future?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With the 2020-21 NBA season set to explode onto your screens in just a few days, one of the biggest pieces of news coming out of the league has been LeBron James signing a two-year, $85million contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers. The 35-year-old …

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Job’s Finished: Lakers win 17th NBA Championship

Los Angeles, USA | THE INDEPENDENT | LeBron James is used to delivering historic performances on The Finals stage. What he did in Game 6 of the 2020 Finals, though, puts him in a category all by himself. James was named Finals MVP after the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the …

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Lebron James vows to carry on Bryant legacy

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |  LeBron James vowed Friday that he and his Los Angeles Lakers teammates would continue the legacy of club icon Kobe Bryant, who died Sunday in a helicopter crash. James, his voice fraught with emotion, addressed the Staples Center crowd before the Lakers returned to …

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