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Podcast: Did Kevin Durant kill the NBA?

Kevin Durant signing with the Golden State Warriors will kill the NBA. AFP editor Chris Graham examines that premise in today’s podcast.


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Richmond basketball alum Dan Geriot part of NBA championship effort

Richmond men’s basketball alum Dan Geriot celebrated on Sunday night as his Cleveland Cavaliers won the 2016 NBA Championship.


NBA Finals: What do we complain about now?

The narrative after Golden State dominated Cleveland in Games 1 and 2 was, where do we put the Warriors in terms of history? Just above, or just below, the Romans, pre-Empire?


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This much is obvious: Anthony Gill is an NBA player

Anthony Gill is a tweener, they say, and that’s the worst thing you can be as an NBA prospect, a tweener.


NBA Finals: Not over just yet, folks

For some reason, we’re trying to assess Golden State’s place in NBA history. The 73-win Warriors: are they better than the Showtime Lakers? How about Jordan’s Bulls?


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NBA executive challenges VCU graduates to ‘find your passion’

Pamela El, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of the NBA, challenged VCU graduates to find their passion.


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NFL is favorite sports league: But are demographic trends good?

The NFL tops the list of favorite American sports, but new poll numbers could signal trouble for the future of pro football.


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That Anthony Gill crisis? Crisis averted: Gill is back

All that stuff about Virginia senior forward Anthony Gill being in a crisis? Two numbers for you: 15 and 9.


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Richmond Spider alum Justin Harper signs with Detroit Pistons

Former Richmond forward Justin Harper has signed a contract with the Detroit Pistons. Harper averaged 14.8 points per game in the NBA D-League this season.


Virginia alum Joe Harris traded, waived

Tuesday was a whirlwind day for former Virginia guard Joe Harris, who woke up a Cleveland Cavalier, had surgery, was traded to the Orlando Magic, and went to bed looking for a job.


Virginia alum Joe Harris set for surgery, likely out for the season

Second-year Cleveland Cavaliers guard Joe Harris will undergo surgery on his right foot next week and is expected to miss the rest of the season.


Justin Anderson: ‘Tweener, or ready to break out?

Justin Anderson is having a hard time getting minutes in his NBA rookie season, so the Dallas Mavericks have put him on the D-League train.


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Justin Anderson reassigned to D-League

The Dallas Mavericks have reassigned UVA alum Justin Anderson to the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League.


‘Hoos in the NBA: Justin Anderson torrid from the field

Justin Anderson is hot-t-t-t-t. The rookie from Virginia scored seven points in 10 minutes off the bench Wednesday night for Dallas in a 118-108 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.


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Richmond basketball alum Justin Harper signs with Brooklyn Nets

Former Richmond basketball standout Justin Harper has signed with the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets.


The Greenbrier announces New Orleans Pelicans training camp schedule

The Greenbrier, the classic American destination resort set on 10,000 private acres in the foothills of West Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains, has announced the New Orleans Pelicans’ training camp schedule, which will be taking place on property from September 29-October 2.


New Orleans Pelicans to hold training camp at The Greenbrier

The Greenbrier announced this week that the New Orleans Pelicans will hold their 2015 Training Camp at America’s Resort.


ODU legend Nancy Lieberman named Sacramento Kings assistant coach

In a career of firsts, Old Dominion University Lady Monarch great Nancy Lieberman hit another milestone today as the NBA’s Sacramento Kings officially announced she was joining the team as an assistant coach.


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William and Mary alum Marcus Thornton set for NBA Summer League with the Boston Celtics

Former William and Mary men’s basketball standout Marcus Thornton begins his career with the Boston Celtics, competing in the NBA Summer League. Thornton and the Celtics take part in both the Utah and Las Vegas Summer Leagues, starting on Monday, July 6.


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William and Mary alum Marcus Thornton selected by the Boston Celtics in the 2015 NBA Draft

William & Mary men’s basketball All-American Marcus Thornton was selected 45th overall by the Boston Celtics in the second round of the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday night from the Barclays Center.


Justin Anderson first UVA first-round NBA Draft pick since 1995

Former Virginia All-American Justin Anderson (Montross, Va.) was selected by the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday (June 25) night. Anderson was the 21st overall pick of the draft and is the first UVa player to be selected in the first round since Cory Alexander was selected 29th overall by San Antonio in 1995.


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Giving back: Alum Kent Bazemore gives gift to ODU Basketball Performance Center project

Old Dominion University athletic director Dr. Wood Selig announced today that former Monarch basketball standout and Atlanta Hawk guard Kent Bazemore has made a generous gift to the Bernett and Blanche Mitchum Basketball Performance Center, which is expected to break ground in July.


UVA alum Joe Harris headed to NBA Finals

Cleveland finished off a four-game sweep of the #1 seed Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Finals with a blowout win on Tuesday night. It was such a blowout that little-used rookie Joe Harris got in with six minutes to go, enough time for the UVA alum to score seven points and dish out an assist while running the offense at the point.


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New PAT rules in the NFL: It’s not broke, so naturally, fix it, right?

The NFL, trying to get our attention away from Deflategate, announced last week that it will now place the ball at the 15 for attempts at single points after touchdown, therein not fixing a problem that didn’t exist in the first place.


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Roundup: NBA playoffs, Caps Game 7, Jeff Jarrett shopping to TV networks?

3-2 series all the way around: Atlanta got a stickback from Al Horford with 1.9 seconds left to top Washington, 82-81, and Golden State dominated Memphis in a 98-78 laugher Wednesday night, pushing the Hawks and Warriors, the top seeds in the Eastern and Western playoffs, to 3-2 series leads.