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  • Naples Daily News
Past:
  • WKYC Channel 3 News
  • Enquirer
  • The Asbury Park Press NJ
  • Indianapolis Star
  • ABC10
  • The Courier-Journal
  • News-Leader
  • Courier-Post
  • wusa9
  • WLTX
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Recent articles by Sam:

Golden State Warriors break ground on new Chase Center arena in bizarre scene

Nothing from the groundbreaking trumped the synchronized backhoe dancing act. → Read More

Curry, Durant, Thompson combine for 67, Warriors rout Cavaliers 126-91

The Warriors snapped a four-game losing streak to the Cavaliers on Monday. → Read More

Kevin Love Q&A: Evaluating the Warriors with Cavaliers rematch on tap

If anyone knows what it means to be an All-Star adjusting to an All-Star cast, and to have those around you evolving in turn, it’s the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love. → Read More

Cavs aren't done tweaking their roster

The defending champs are looking to solidify a few more spots → Read More

How Cavs fare right now doesn't matter, or does it?

Cleveland is slumping of late, but it's a long season → Read More

Klay Thompson talks success, future, 'childish' Cavs

Warriors guard joined NBA A to Z to talk about himself, the team. → Read More

Q&A: Draymond Green talks Warriors' season, relationship with Kevin Durant

Green shed light on the "altercation" he and Durant had during last week's loss to Memphis → Read More

Can Chris Paul break NBA assist record?

SACRAMENTO – Chris Paul, fresh off his outing against the Sacramento Kings on Friday night that put him in the NBA’s top 10 for all-time assists, glanced at the list of legends on the cell phone before him and shook his head. “When I first came into the league, my goal was to pass (Utah Jazz legend) John Stockton in steals and assists,” the Clippers point guard said. “No chance. Nah, I missed 15… → Read More

James Harden talks about his amazing season

Rockets guard sits down with USA TODAY’s Sam Amick to discuss on the NBA A to Z podcast → Read More

Rockets ready to challenge Warriors and Spurs for West supremacy

Houston is just behind Golden State and San Antonio in the standings thanks to a 17-2 run. → Read More

Harden, Rockets' supporting cast manage win despite Westbrook's huge night

The Rockets hung on 118-116 despite Russell Westbrook's 49-point effort. → Read More

James Harden living 'a dream' in midst of magical season with Rockets

The MVP frontrunner is enjoying every minute of his historic campaign. → Read More

Can Chandler Parsons be a game-changer for the Grizzlies in the West?

He was a huge offseason signing with the Grizzlies, but has dealt with more knee issues. → Read More

Marc Gasol injury comes at worst possible time for Grizzlies

Marc Gasol is in the midst of his best season for a Girzzlies team just now rounding into form. → Read More

Steve Kerr: NBA's Last Two Minute reports put 'refs in a tough spot'

Add Steve Kerr to the growing chorus of NBA figures who don't agree with the reports. → Read More

NBA report: Refs missed LeBron technical, Jefferson foul on Durant

Some calls that benefitted Cleveland might've made the difference Sunday → Read More

Why the Warriors-Cavs Christmas Day showdown doesn't matter

But we're all going to watch it anyway. → Read More

DeMarcus Cousins fined by Kings, apologizes for behavior

Cousins berated a Sacramento Bee columnist in the locker room after a game on Dec. 12. → Read More

Clippers star Blake Griffin to get knee surgery, could miss 3-6 weeks

The 27-year-old Griffin was averaging a team-high 21.9 points. → Read More

Kings' DeMarcus Cousins in hot water again after profane tirade at columnist

Video surfaced of DeMarcus Cousins unleashing a profane tirade at a Sacramento Bee columnist. → Read More