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The family of a 13-year old boy who accidentally shot himself while broadcasting live on Instagram is getting help from Shaquille O’Neal to pay for funeral expenses. “No mother should have to go through this,” O’Neal said in a statement to 11Alive. “I can only imagine the pain that she and all of Malachi Hemphill’s …

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Apr 22, 2015; Memphis, TN, USA; A detailed view of basketballs in front of the NBA Playoffs logo at the FedexForum before the game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Portland Trail Blazers in game two of the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports The 2017 NBA Playoffs are …

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Mar 25, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers center Marreese Speights (5) guards Utah Jazz guard George Hill (3) as he drives to the basket in the second half of the game at Staples Center. Clippers won 108-95. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports With their opponent set, the Utah Jazz will need …

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General manger Rob Hennigan has finally been relieved of his duties by the Orlando Magic in the first step in becoming excited about this team once more. As 16 teams gear up for the postseason, the Orlando Magic once again find themselves on the outside looking in. The Magic did not have a good season, …

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Phil Jackson made it clear he’s ready to move on from Carmelo Anthony on Friday, but the way he’s handled the whole situation isn’t sitting well with the future star of the Knicks franchise. Kristaps Porzingis skipped his exit meeting with Jackson due to his frustration with the dysfunction surrounding the team, according to multiple …

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In the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs, here’s a preview of the 4-seeded Los Angeles Clippers taking on the 5-seeded Utah Jazz. Despite both finishing with a 51-31 record, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Utah Jazz‘s regular seasons were viewed through a very different lens. The Clippers were seen as somewhat of an underachiever, …

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In the first round of the 2017 NBA playoffs, the fourth-seeded Washington Wizards will face the fifth-seeded Atlanta Hawks. Here’s a breakdown and preview of the series. The Washington Wizards are hoping to turn their first division title in 38 years into a deep playoff run, something the franchise hasn’t experienced since its march to the …

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Go turn on your television because the playoffs are here, today, right now, and odds are there is meaningful basketball taking place as you read this. We’re back with a special playoff edition of the Power Rankings, offering a quick gaze into each team’s current state, with expectations, seeding, talent level and momentum all accounted …

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TORONTO — At first glance, the Toronto Raptors appear to be an easy choice to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks in their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. The Raptors are 13-2 against the Bucks over the past four seasons, including victories in three of the four meetings between the teams this season. “I didn’t know that,” …

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