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Recent articles by Jeff:

Hamidou Diallo leaps over Shaquille O'Neal to win 2019 Slam Dunk Contest

Hamidou Diallo brought Shaquille O’Neal onto the court and dunked over him, putting his entire arm through the basket a la Vince Carter. → Read More

Joe Harris steals the show, takes down Stephen Curry to win 2019 3-Point Contest

Joe Harris wasn't the biggest name in the 3-Point Contest, but he outlasted the greatest shooter of all-time to take home the trophy. → Read More

NBA, FIBA launching 12-team league in Africa; Barack Obama to have hands-on role

The league is scheduled for launch in January of 2020 and will be the NBA’s first collaboration to run a pro sports league outside of North America. → Read More

NBA, FIBA launching 12-team league in Africa; Barack Obama to have hands-on role

The league is scheduled for launch in January of 2020 and will be the NBA’s first collaboration to run a pro sports league outside of North America. → Read More

Disgruntled Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis adds Celtics to wish list

NBA All-Star Anthony Davis, who wants the Pelicans to trade him, said the Celtics are on the list of teams to which he wants to be traded. → Read More

Charlotte's Kemba Walker perfect host for 2019 NBA All-Star Game, but for how much longer?

Kemba Walker's All-Star year with the Hornets is against the backdrop of a larger issue: Are we watching the final games of his career with Charlotte? → Read More

Report: NBA's Adam Silver turned down opportunity to run NFL in 2017

NBA commissioner Adam Silver rebuffed overtures to run the NFL in 2017, according to ESPN. Silver just celebrated five-year anniversary with the NBA. → Read More

NBA All-Star weekend roundtable: Three burning questions at break

With less than two months left in the 2018-19 NBA regular season, we take a look at three of the league's burning questions in this NBA roundtable. → Read More

Playing for Michael Jordan: 'It's really cool. It's not like people think.'

Hornets owner Michael Jordan has spearheaded strides off the court for the franchise but has struggled to find success on the court. → Read More

Lakers' Magic Johnson: Pelicans didn't negotiate fairly in Anthony Davis trade talks

No matter what the Lakers offered, it wasn’t good enough for the Pelicans, and asked if the negotiations were in good faith, Magic Johnson said, “No.” → Read More

Opinion: Pelicans have no choice but to play Anthony Davis

The Pelicans have no choice but to play Anthony Davis, who is expected to be traded after the season, on a regular basis. → Read More

Zion Williamson forging new kind of legend at Duke as NBA teams salivate

The Duke Blue Devils' four freshmen stars – Williamson, R.J. Barrett, Cam Reddish and Tre Jones – have captivated college basketball and the NBA. → Read More

NBA trade deadline: Who are biggest winners, losers?

Anthony Davis was the biggest story line, yet there was no shortage of heavy-hitting activity around the NBA. Major League Baseball this is not. → Read More

Sixers trade 2017 No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz to Magic for Jonathon Simmons

Guard Markelle Fultz has played just 33 games for the Philadelphia 76ers and has suffered from shoulder problems that have affected his shot. → Read More

Marc Gasol joins Kawhi Leonard in Toronto

The Toronto Raptors traded for Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol as they continue to pad their lineup to keep up with the Milwaukee Bucks. → Read More

Wizards trade Otto Porter Jr. to Bulls for Bobby Portis, Jabari Parker and pick

The Wizards have begun a reset in the wake of John Wall's injury, trading Otto Porter Jr. to the Bulls for Bobby Portis, Jabari Parker and a pick. → Read More

Opinion: Elton Brand's bold trades worth it for Sixers' present, future

Sixers general manager Elton Brand pushed his chips all in, for the present and the future, acquiring Tobias Harris from the Los Angeles Clippers. → Read More

NBA roundtable: Four pressing trade deadline questions addressed

All eyes are on Anthony Davis and the Pelicans as Thursday's NBA trade deadline approaches. But the madness doesn't stop there. → Read More

2019 NBA trade deadline tracker: Who went where?

Your one-stop shop to keep up with all of the NBA trade deadline deals before Thursday's 3 p.m. ET deadline. → Read More

Anthony Davis would accept a trade to one of these four teams

The Los Angeles Lakers still are his No. 1 pick. But the L.A. Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and New York Knicks also make the list, USA TODAY Sports has learned. → Read More