China

David Stern helped build a league so large he couldn’t lead it
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Ray Ratto
January 03, 2020 - 9:19 am
Of all the encomiums of David Stern in the days since his death on New Year's Day, all of them written by people who fought with themselves to figure out how to commingle the creative figure, the inventive monetizer and the rampant bully over strong and weak alike, the one that seems to have been...
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Karl Buscheck
October 11, 2019 - 1:50 pm
Steve Kerr had a no good, very bad Wednesday, at least he would have if such a thing were even possible for the eight-time NBA champion, lauded for his success on the court and his eloquence off it. First, his 106-win Dodgers crashed out of the playoffs in the most Kershawian fashion possible. Then...
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Karl Buscheck
October 09, 2019 - 2:11 pm
The NBA-China-Hong Kong story, inspired by a one tweet from Daryl Morey, Houston Rockets GM, continues to mushroom in strange directions. Now, Donald Trump, the 45th president, is wading into the controversy , gloating that Steve Kerr, a noted critic of No. 45, declined to address the burgeoning...
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Karl Buscheck
March 25, 2019 - 11:57 am
The 49ers could begin the 2020 season in China, according to a report from Matt Barrows of The Athletic. Per Barrows, this week NFL owners are set to discuss the idea of playing games in either Beijing or Shanghai: “As it stands now, according to team officials, the loose plan would be for the game...
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Karl Buscheck
November 19, 2017 - 4:36 pm
Amid the back-and-forth between Donald Trump and LaVar Ball, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has a simple wish: just stop talking. “Modern life,” Kerr told reporters in Brooklyn before Sunday's game against the Nets. “Two people seeking attention, and they’re both getting it. I’m sure both guys are...
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LiAngelo Ball
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Anna Kagarakis
November 14, 2017 - 8:34 am
LiAngelo Ball and two of his UCLA teammates are reportedly on a plane and headed back to America after being detained last week for allegedly shoplifting a Louis Vuitton store in Hangzhou, China. President Donald Trump was on a two-day trip in China, and according to the Washington Post , Mr. Trump...
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Karl Buscheck
November 08, 2017 - 5:04 pm
Marc J. Spears, Senior NBA writer for ESPN's The Undefeated, dropped by "The Damon Bruce Show" on Wednesday afternoon to discuss an assortment of basektball-related topics, including the LiAngelo Ball situation. The middle son of the Ball clan is one of three UCLA players currently facing...
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Dan Dibley
November 08, 2017 - 11:50 am
As a part of the Globalization of American Sports (GAS), UCLA and Georgia Tech sent their men’s basketball teams over to China to open the season with the dual purpose of exposing the world to our great game, and providing the student-athletes an incredibly rich learning opportunity. Apparently,...
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