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2:32 pm
Mon August 3, 2015

Basketball (And The NBA) Try To Find Fans In South Africa

The night before the NBA exhibition game, two South African teams faced off in Johannesburg. Hoops aren't exactly a huge draw in the soccer-loving country. Attendance was about 1,000.
Don Boroughs for NPR

Originally published on Mon August 3, 2015 4:21 pm

Motlapule Mofokeng missed his chance to see the biggest professional basketball game ever played in South Africa on Saturday. Tickets sold out in less than an hour for the NBA's All-Star Team Africa vs. Team World game in Johannesburg.

Fortunately, it wasn't the only big game in town. On Friday night the fashion design student at Vaal University of Technology cheered on the Egoli Magic, 7-0, as they battled the only other undefeated team in the Basketball National League (BNL), the Tshwane Suns.

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Sports
6:39 pm
Thu June 11, 2015

With 2-1 Finals Lead, What's LeBron James' Secret Motivation?

Cavaliers forward LeBron James urges on the crowd during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Cleveland. The Cavs lead the series 2-1 and host Game 4 Thursday night.
Paul Sancya AP

Remember the essay LeBron James wrote nearly a year ago, announcing his triumphant return to Cleveland?

"I'm not promising a championship," he wrote. "We're not ready right now. It will be a long process."

Well, time has certainly sped up, especially to the delight of Cavalier fans. The long process he predicted will actually be over with just two more Cleveland wins. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are back at it Thursday night for Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

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The Two-Way
11:52 am
Thu June 11, 2015

Warriors' Shooters Break Out Of Slump To Tie NBA Finals, 2-2

Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala outruns center Cleveland Cavaliers Timofey Mozgov to the hoop Thursday during Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland.
Timothy A. Clary AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu June 11, 2015 11:57 pm

It took four games, but the Golden State Warriors' shooters finally got on track Thursday night, while Cleveland Cavaliers guard and surprise hero Matthew Dellavedova finally came back to reality.

The result was a relatively easy 103-82 win on the road for the Warriors, and an NBA Finals tied 2-2 as it heads back to Oakland, Calif.

League MVP Stephen Curry retained the hot hand he had at the end of Game 3, hitting four of seven three-point shots en route to 22 points.

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The Two-Way
1:54 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

NBA Commissioner Thinks Gambling On Games Should Be Legal

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks at a news conference during the NBA Board of Governors meeting in July.
John Locher AP

Originally published on Fri November 14, 2014 8:37 pm

"I believe that sports betting should be brought out of the underground and into the sunlight where it can be appropriately monitored and regulated."

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Oklahoma City Thunder
3:32 pm
Sun October 12, 2014

NBA MVP Kevin Durant Has Fractured Foot

nba.com/thunder

Kevin Durant has a fractured foot and the Oklahoma City Thunder say they are not sure how long the NBA's MVP will be sidelined.

General Manager Sam Presti said in a statement Sunday that Durant informed the team of "discomfort" in his right foot after practice a day earlier.

He underwent tests and the team says he was diagnosed with a "Jones" fracture. The team says traditional treatment requires surgery, and recent NBA cases have resulted in a return to play in six to eight weeks.

Sports
4:04 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Knicks Hire Former Thunder Player Derek Fisher

Credit Flickr / keithallison

Derek Fisher was never the best player, certainly not the tallest or quickest.

But whether on the court with Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal, or across the bargaining table from David Stern and Adam Silver, he never feared taking the shot, speaking his mind, or doing whatever else was expected of a leader.

So he has every attribute the New York Knicks need — except experience as a coach, the job they hired him to do.

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OKC Thunder Ends Season, Looks to the Next One
7:40 am
Wed June 4, 2014

This Week's Sports Talk Looks at the OKC Thunder Season Past and Future

Sportscaster and Journalist Brent Weber talks to KOSU's Michael Cross about the final game of the season for the Oklahoma City Thunder and looks ahead to the new one which starts in just five months as well as focusing on the Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat.

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Oklahoma Sports
7:57 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Ibaka's Return Gives Thunder Boost

Credit Richard A. Rowe / NBAE | Getty Image

The Oklahoma City Thunder have been down lately, but they’re not out.  KOSU’s Brent Weber has this recap of Sunday night’s playoff game against the Spurs.

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Sports
5:22 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

NBA Uses Kevin Durant MVP Speech in Mother's Day Commercial

Kevin Durant's tribute to his mother during his emotional MVP speech last week has been turned into a commercial for the NBA, celebrating Mother's Day.

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KD Wins MVP
8:12 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Watch Kevin Durant's Emotional MVP Speech

Credit Brent Weber

One of Oklahoma City's own has been crowned the NBA's Most Valuable Player. KOSU's Brent Weber has the story.

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