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Recent articles by Jeff:

Houston Rockets' Sterling Brown assaulted in Miami, expexted to 'make full recovery'

Houston Rockets guard-forward Sterling Brown sustained facial lacerations when he was assaulted with a bottle outside of a Miami club late Sunday. → Read More

Is Kevin Durant capable of carrying Nets to an NBA championship?

The 32-year-old has returned to All-Star form after an Achilles injury, but the playoffs will present a different kind of physical test. → Read More

Alex Rodriguez joining bid to buy Minnesota Timberwolves

Alex Rodriguez and businessman Marc Lore have signed a letter of intent to negotiate with Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor to purchase the NBA team. → Read More

Former NBA player Shawn Bradley paralyzed in bicycle accident in January

Bradley spent 12 seasons in the NBA and played for three teams – Dallas, New Jersey and Philadelphia. → Read More

LeBron James to become part-owner of Boston Red Sox

LeBron James, a longtime New York Yankees fan, and his business partner Maverick Carter will be part-owners of the Boston Red Sox. → Read More

'No one can erase us.' New York Liberty's Layshia Clarendon has successful top surgery

Layshia Clarendon started identifying as trans in December. After revealing on Instagram that they had top surgery, they said, "I'm feeling free." → Read More

Sekou Smith, longtime NBA reporter, former Clarion Ledger reporter dies from COVID at 48

Tributes pour in after the death of Sekou Smith. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said, "Sekou was one of the affable and dedicated reporters in the NBA." → Read More

NBA considering potential 2021 All-Star Game in Atlanta

The NBA and players union are discussing a potential game for March in Atlanta after initially scrapping plans before the season. → Read More

Atlanta Dream, WNBA team co-owned by former U.S. senator Kelly Loeffler, on verge of being sold

The WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, who are co-owned by controversial former U.S. senator Kelly Loeffler, are closing in on the sale of the franchise. → Read More

James Harden says Nets' new Big 3 willing to sacrifice for wins: 'We're all unselfish'

Brooklyn boasts three of the most gifted players in the league, an impressive collection of scoring – if the stars can sacrifice and make it work. → Read More

Opinion: Rockets had no choice but to trade James Harden. Victor Oladipo, draft picks give them options

Sabotage may be too strong of a word, but at the very least, James Harden’s actions impeded first-year coach Stephen Silas and the Houston Rockets. → Read More

James Harden heading to Nets, Victor Oladipo to Rockets in blockbuster trade

The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets in a four-team deal also involving the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers. → Read More

Miami Heat, Boston Celtics decide to play after pre-game meeting: 'We play with a heavy heart'

Players from the Heat and Celtics met to discuss a ruling regarding the police shooting of Jacob Blake and Wednesday's riot at the US Capitol. → Read More

NBA fines 76ers exec Daryl Morey for James Harden tweet

The NBA fined former Houston Rockets exec Daryl Morey, now with the 76ers, for a tweet he had about James Harden. → Read More

Opinion: Giannis Antetokounmpo's extension is a win — for more than just the Bucks

NBA small-market owners and executives privately are celebrating Giannis Antetokounmpo’s decision to remain with the Milwaukee Bucks. → Read More

Opinion: Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving proves talking to the media is better than not

Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving, who had been fined $25,000 for not talking to media, provides insightful answers during Monday's interview session. → Read More

NBA free agency: Winners and losers include the Lakers, Suns, Rockets and Bucks

Gordon Hayward and Fred VanVleet were among the winners along with a few NBA teams who made moves to improve rosters immediately as free agency began. → Read More

Opinion: Jayson Tatum, Donovan Mitchell rookie max extensions all about future security for teams, young stars

When you have young All-Stars like Jayson Tatum and Donovan Mitchell, you do what you must to keep them. So the Celtics and Jazz did just that. → Read More

Donovan Mitchell commits to five-year extension with Jazz that could reach $195 million

All-Star Donovan MItchell's five-year extension with the Jazz is a major move for the franchise and incoming owner Ryan Smith. → Read More

Breaking down NBA's top free agents in 2020: Few superstars, little cap space

NBA free agency officially begins Friday at 6 p.m. ET, and it's expected to be hectic, with a quick turnaround before the start of the regular season. → Read More