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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?


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.

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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.

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.

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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.


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.

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.

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William and Mary basketball’s Marcus Thornton selected to NBA Draft Combine

Chicago will be Marcus Thornton’s Kind of Town as the William & Mary men’s basketball senior was selected to take part in the 2015 National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft Combine on Wednesday.

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Which Justin Anderson will the NBA be getting?

From the time he first stepped on Grounds, it was obvious that Justin Anderson was destined for a job in professional sports.

Video: Justin Anderson UVA career highlights

With Justin Anderson declaring for the 2015 NBA Draft, Virginia Sports TV relives the memories provided by Simba in his three years on Grounds.

It’s official: UVA basketball’s Justin Anderson to enter NBA Draft

Junior guard Justin Anderson (Montross, Va.) announced Monday (April 13) that he will forego his final season of eligibility at Virginia and enter the 2015 NBA Draft.

Analysis: Win-win for Justin Anderson, UVA basketball?

At first glance, the news that Justin Anderson is foregoing his senior season to declare for the 2015 NBA Draft is bad news for UVA’s 2016 national-title hopes.

So, Mark Cuban: The NBA isn’t horrible, ridiculous?

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, he of the hot take, said this week that college basketball is, among other things, “horrible” and “ridiculous,” that it’s “uglier than ugly,” and that the poor state of play in college basketball is hurting the NBA game.

The stakes for UVA guard Justin Anderson: All or nothing?

Every day brings another slew of college underclassmen declaring for the NBA Draft. All UVA basketball fans care about is Justin Anderson, whose silence has created a vacuum into which fans and sportswriters have contributed endless speculation.

UVA and the NBA: The future for Justin Anderson, but when?

The pending return of UVA junior guard Justin Anderson to the rotation for coach Tony Bennett has Virginia fans fired up and at the same time apprehensive.

ESPN: Whither Stephen A. Smith?

Even writing the name makes me want to take a hot shower. Stephen A. Smith. But give the guy credit: he does what ESPN asks him to do, and does it well.

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Packed Line: Is UVA style, success bad for college basketball?

UVA basketball is bad for college basketball, ESPN.com columnist Myron Medcalf writes, because the Cavs lack style, substance be damned.

Dumb Sports Rules: The foul out

Your favorite team’s best player picks up his second foul early in the first half, and you know what’s coming. It’s automatic. He has to go to the bench.

VMI alum Reggie Williams signs 10-day contract with San Antonio Spurs

VMI alumnus and all-time leading scorer Reggie Williams ’08 has signed a 10-day contract with the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs, according to information released by the organization on January 28.

Two UVA teams ready to make run for national titles?

The fifth-ranked UVA basketball team is already 11 games into its march toward the NCAA Tournament. This week, the Virginia baseball team, still a few weeks away from the start of its season, was ranked third in the preseason Collegiate Baseball poll.

UVA basketball legend Sean Singletary offering hoops clinics, coaching at Waynesboro YMCA

UVA basketball legend Sean Singletary is offering a series of basketball clinics and coaching opportunities through the Waynesboro YMCA.

I Can’t Breathe: It’s time an athlete stood for something

For the past couple of decades, athletes followed in the tradition of Michael Jordan, who made his mint off the court by famously avoiding any kind of brand controversy.

UVA basketball remains perfect: But has work to do

Eighth-ranked UVA didn’t look like one of the best teams in the country this weekend in Brooklyn in winning the Barclays Center Classic. But the Cavs did more than enough to take home the tournament title in wins over LaSalle and Rutgers, and also get some quality work in toward their end goal.

Catching up with UVA basketball legend Sean Singletary

Sean Singletary’s jersey hangs in the rafters at the John Paul Jones Arena, but he hasn’t been back for a game at his old stomping grounds since graduating in 2008.

Former JMU Duke Devon Moore drafted by NBA D-League’s Delaware 87ers

Former four-year JMU basketball starter Devon Moore was selected by the Delaware 87ers in the third round of the 2014 NBA D-League Draft on Saturday.

The secret sauce behind the Cavalanche

It’s part of the secret sauce to the Cavalanche that hard-nosed defense and a ruthlessly efficient, yet patient, offense go hand-in-hand.

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Step forward: UVA basketball looks to build on success

As a freshman in 2011-2012, UVA guard Malcolm Brogdon showed flashes of the brilliance that was to come, putting in a season-high 16 points in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge against #14 Michigan and scoring in double figures in three ACC games.

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Luke Ford joins the men’s basketball staff at William and Mary

William and Mary head men’s basketball coach Tony Shaver announced the addition of Luke Ford to the Tribe staff as the program’s director of operations on Monday.


Shorter NBA games: Better NBA games?

A preseason game between the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics on Sunday will test out a shorter 44-minute NBA game model that is being looked at as a way to improve the flow of the game.

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EMU Athlete Of The Week: Caleb Schlabach

This week’s EMU Athlete of the week is being award to Caleb Schlabach (Millersburg, Ohio/Hiland) for demonstrating his ability to significantly improve every round this fall on the golf course.

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UR Sports Botebook: Basketball completes schedule, alums sign Euro contracts

The Richmond men’s basketball program has finalized its schedule for the 2014-15 season, adding a non-conference road game at Northern Iowa on Nov. 30.


Former VMI basketball standout Reggie Williams signs with Miami Heat

Former VMI basketball player Reggie Williams ’08 has signed a free agent contract with the Miami Heat, according to information released by the organization earlier this week.


NASCAR needs to apply lessons learned from Tony Stewart-Kevin Ward Jr. tragedy

NASCAR star Tony Stewart could very well be thinking, There but for the grace of God go I, considering how many times he has engaged in scrapes with fellow drivers on the track.

Marco’s Authentic Italian Pizza partnering with UVA great Ralph Sampson

WC Global Restaurant Partners LLC is a joint venture of WC Global Franchise Partners LLC and Tidewater Nutritional Discs LLC, and is led by NBA Hall of Famer Ralph Sampson, CEO of Winner’s Circle Enterprises.

LeBron James returns to Cleveland: Good move for LBJ, great move for NBA

It’s over, and he’s back. LeBron James is returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers, four years after bolting Cleveland for Miami, where he helped lead the Heat to two NBA titles and four appearances in the Finals.

VMI marks return to Southern Conference

VMI returns to its intercollegiate athletic roots when it officially rejoins the Southern Conference effective Tuesday, July 1.

Nine ACC players chosen in the 2014 NBA Draft

Led by Duke’s Jabari Parker, the second overall selection by the Milwaukee Bucks, the Atlantic Coast Conference had nine players chosen in the 2014 NBA draft, including five first-round selections.