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Doc Rivers leaves Celtics in good graces after Clippers trade

Doc Rivers leaves Celtics in good graces after Clippers trade

The deal went through its share of hoops and hurdles, but Doc Rivers finally appears L.A.-bound. Ian Thomsen writes that both the Clippers and Celtics will benefit from the deal.
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  • A shooter kills a would-be robber in self-defense while waiting…

    A shooter kills a would-be robber in self-defense while waiting in line to buy LeBron James’ signature shoes

    yahoo.com Jun 23, 2013
    Greedy shoe companies making select sneakers needlessly exclusive paired together with consumer exuberance, desperation, and American gun culture on Saturday long enough to cost one would-be alleged robber his life. Shoppers waiting in line to purchase …
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  • Center Stage: Center Alex Len should be next in line if Nerlens…

    Center Stage: Center Alex Len should be next in line if Nerlens…

    CNNSI.com Jun 23, 2013
    Center Alex Len should be next in line if Nerlens Noel is the No. 1 pick. But will Len really be that much better than the other big centers available? Andy Glockner takes a closer look.
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  • Take a look at LeBron James’ NBA Finals MVP-worthy performance,…

    Take a look at LeBron James’ NBA Finals MVP-worthy performance, in GIF form

    yahoo.com Jun 23, 2013
    San Antonio’s goal, in the 2013 NBA Finals, was clear. LeBron James was not going to be allowed to utilize his all-world talents at driving to the hole, finishing near the rim and creating for others. If the Spurs were going to go down, it would be afte…
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  • Windhorst: 2003 NBA draft oral history

    Windhorst: 2003 NBA draft oral history

    ESPN.com Jun 23, 2013
    An oral history of the legendary 2003 NBA Draft, one decade later
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  • Teen hit by celebratory gunfire after NBA Finals

    Teen hit by celebratory gunfire after NBA Finals

    nba.com Jun 23, 2013
    A teen watching NBA Finals postgame coverage in South Florida was hit by what police believe was celebratory gunfire.
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  • Video - Looking Back On The 2003 NBA Draft 07:23

    Looking Back On The 2003 NBA Draft

    Jun 23
    10 years later, the 2003 NBA draft class, which included LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, is among one of the most successful in NBA history.
  • Video - Clippers Land Coach Doc Rivers 04:26

    Clippers Land Coach Doc Rivers

    Jun 23
    Ramona Shelburne explains how Doc Rivers' arrival in Los Angeles will affect the Clippers.
  • Video - Leaving Too Soon 00:56

    Leaving Too Soon

    Jun 23
    Pablo Torre discusses why it was simply karma for the Heat fans who were denied re-entry into Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

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  • Ian Thomsen: Clippers and Celtics both get what they want in Doc Rivers tr…

    Jun 23
    Doc Rivers had been telling friends for years that if he ever did choose to leave the Celtics, then he wouldn't coach another franchise the following season. His plan was to sit out for at least one year, out of respect for the Celtics franchise and the…