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6dDami Ugbane

Nigeria aim for perfect FIBA World Cup qualifying record

Nigeria men's basketball team are poised to extend their perfect record in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualifiers when they tip off their second round of qualifying this weekend.

The Jump crew reacts to Lillard's 'lifetime Blazer' statement (2:12)

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The current standings for the 8 teams in the luxury tax: 1) OKC-$73.75M 2) GSW- $44.70M 3) TOR- $34.50M 4) HOU- $20.44M 5) WAS- $18.32M 6) POR- $12.58M 7) BOS- $6.03M and 8) MIA- $4.86M. The 22 teams below the tax currently project to receive $4.88M in distribution money. That number is a projection and will increase or decrease by the end of the regular season. Last season, 26 teams received $2.21M.

Stephen A.: McCollum is 'a frustrated individual' (1:21)
Kellerman questions Lillard's star power (1:57)
Blazers' 'Oregon Trail' schedule release (2:48)
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42dIan Begley

LeBron to face Rockets in first L.A. home game

The Los Angeles Lakers face the Golden State Warriors to highlight the Christmas Day schedule, and LeBron James' home debut as a Laker will be against the Houston Rockets on Oct. 20, the NBA announced in releasing part of its schedule.

Gallinari and Aminu ready for LeBron test in the West (1:47)
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Is KD Being Portrayed Poorly In The Media

Dan Le Batard, Papi and Izzy Gutierrez question if Kevin Durant is being portrayed poorly in the media, if Bronny's career will be more difficult because he has his dad's name, how worried the Packers should be about Aaron Rodgers contract situation and more.

Lillard: Time for KD and CJ to chat (1:24)
Durant says no 'beef' with McCollum (0:18)
54d

Kevin Durant Vs CJ McCollum

Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon debate if Kevin Durant was mean to CJ McCollum on his podcast, if the Nationals should trade Bryce Harper, if Alex Bregman had a reason to be angry and much more.

54d

Is This Twitter Beef Going Too Far?

Michael Smith and the national panel debate if the Kevin Durant- CJ McCollum twitter beef is going too far, if Carmelo Anthony is making good points regarding his buy-out, and weigh in on Jon Gruden not speaking with Khalil Mack.

54d

NBA Twitter Fingers

Dan Le Batard, Papi and Izzy Gutierrez question if anyone cares about the Kevin Durant/CJ McCollum beef, if Dez Bryant should be interested in playing with the Browns, if Alex Bregman got hosed by the umpires and much more.

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KD, McCollum trade barbs over 'soft' remark

After Kevin Durant was a guest on CJ McCollum's podcast earlier this month, the two traded barbs on Twitter Wednesday night when McCollum used the word "soft" to describe Durant's decision to join the Warriors.

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McDaniels leads Blazers (7-0) to Las Vegas title

K.J. McDaniels scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Trail Blazers past the Lakers on Tuesday night in a rematch of last year's summer league title game.

Trail Blazers tops Lakers for Summer League title (0:57)
Baldwin finds McDaniels for the alley-oop (0:15)
McDaniels, Trent throw down back-to-back dunks (0:36)
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64dAndré Snellings

Summer league title game stars to watch when the real season tips

The Las Vegas Summer League championship game pits the Portland Trail Blazers against the Los Angeles Lakers. Who are the players to watch on each team, and what kind of impact could they have when the NBA season begins?

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