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76ers suspend Simmons 1 game for conduct detrimental to team
October 19, 2021
Ben Simmons has been suspended by the Philadelphia 76ers for one game due to what they called conduct detrimental to the team. Simmons will miss the 76ers’ season opener Wednesday night at New Orleans.“I just thought he was a distraction today,” coach Doc Rivers said Tuesday after practice. “I didn’t think he wanted to do what everybody else was doing. It was early. It wasn’t a big deal. I just told him he should leave. We went on with practice.” ... read more »
UTAH’S RUDY GOBERT AND PHILADELPHIA’S BEN SIMMONS LEAD 2020-21 NBA ALL-DEFENSIVE FIRST TEAM
June 14, 2021
NBA All-Defensive First Team Also Features Golden State’s Draymond Green and Milwaukee’s Jrue Holiday and Giannis Antetokounmpo. NBA All-Defensive Second Team: Miami’s Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler, Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid and Matisse Thybulle, and LA Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard ... read more »
All-Star Health and Safety Update
March 7, 2021
Prior to traveling to Atlanta, Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons had contact with an individual who is confirmed today to have tested positive for the coronavirus.  As a result, Embiid (Team Durant) and Simmons (Team LeBron) will not play in tonight’s NBA All-Star Game. ... read more »
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Lakers’ James, Bucks’ Antetokounmpo Named Starters and Captains for 2020 NBA All-Star Game
January 31, 2020
– Captains to Draft Rosters for Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis; TNT to Air NBA All-Star Draft on Feb. 6. West Starter Pool: James, Lakers’ Davis, Mavericks’ Dončić, Rockets’ Harden and Clippers’ Leonard. East Starter Pool: Antetokounmpo, 76ers’ Embiid, Raptors’ Siakam, Celtics’ Walker and Hawks’ Young. ... read more »
Magic Johnson Steps Down as Lakers President Of Basketball Operations 
April 11, 2019
What was heralded to be the combination that would turn the Lakers around in James, Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka, soon became evident that the best laid plans can go awry.   ... read more »
NBA All-Star Game 2019: Team LeBron Defeats Team Giannis 178-164: J. Cole’s Halftime Performance Inspires Team LeBron to Second Half Turnaround
February 21, 2019
LeBron James, captain of Team James, in Sunday’s All-Star Game approached head coach Michael Malone at halftime to ask if he and his teammates could watch J. Cole’s halftime performance at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... read more »
LeBron James to Participate in 2019 All-Star Game Draft
February 7, 2019
Lakers’ star LeBron James will participate in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game Draft on Thursday, at 4 p.m. PT that will be televised live on TNT during the “NBA All-Star Draft Show.” James remains arguably the greatest active player in the NBA, so it came as no surprise that he led the Western Conference in becoming the West's’ All-Star captain for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game. ... read more »
The 2019 Boss Awards and Showcase Education & Leadership Institute ESP
January 11, 2019
Education & Leadership Institute (ESP) is pleased to announce that its 2nd Annual BOSS Weekend, including the Showcase of BOSS and the BOSS™ Awards, is set for Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26, 2019, respectively. The Showcase, for 200-300 area students and 20-30 business, education and sport industry professionals, will involve a day of exploration of sport and related career and entrepreneurial pathways and success strategies. ... read more »
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Stephen Curry And Back-To-Back Champion Warriors Top NBA’s Most Popular Merchandise Lists
July 20, 2018
Stephen Curry and the 2018 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors secured the top spots on the NBA’s most popular jersey and team merchandise lists, respectively, based on overall sales on NBAStore.com from April through June. ... read more »
James Harden Named MVP at 2018 NBA Awards
June 28, 2018
James Harden of the Houston Rockets was announced as the NBA’s Most Valuable Player at the second annual NBA Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. on Monday (June 25). ... read more »
Brad Pye’s National Sports Beat (4/26-5/2/18)
April 26, 2018
Notes, quotes and things; pick up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. ... read more / view gallery »
Philadelphia’s Simmons And Utah’s Mitchell Named Kia NBA Rookies Of The Month
March 1, 2018
The Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons and the Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in February. ... read more »
Philadelphia’s Simmons And Utah’s Mitchell Named Kia NBA Rookies Of The Month
February 13, 2018
The Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons and the Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in January. ... read more »
Philadelphia’s Simmons And Los Angeles Lakers’ Kuzma Named Kia NBA Rookies Of The Month
December 20, 2017
The Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons and the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in October and November. ... read more »
Lakers Clinch Back-to-Back Wins on the Road
December 11, 2017
On Saturday, L.A. secured a 110-99 win against the Charlotte Hornets. The Lakers bench excelled in the matchup, scoring a collective 53 points. ... read more »
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