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

Kings agree to trade DeMarcus Cousins to Pelicans

Several players were involved in the deal as the Kings decide to build from the draft → Read More

Carmelo, Westbrook: Top NBA story lines to watch after All-Star break

Will Carmelo be traded? Will Westbrook average a triple-double? Will LeBron steal MVP? → Read More

Adam Silver says Charlotte could be in mix for another All-Star game

This year's All-Star Game was moved as a result of the controversial HB2 law. → Read More

Robinson III takes the Slam Dunk title

Jumping over teammate Paul George for emphatic dunk was the highlight → Read More

Anthony Davis the face of equality at All-Star weekend

Pelicans big man one of the players in the Nike equality ad → Read More

The Lakers need more than Magic to turn the star-free franchise around

For Los Angeles Lakers President Jeanie Buss, the smart move on Sunday evening is to steer clear of the TNT network. → Read More

Westbrook vs. the world: OKC star surrounded by Warriors at All-Star Weekend

Westbrook will have to share a locker room with Curry, Thompson, Green, and Durant. → Read More

Isaiah Thomas: From final draft pick to NBA stardom

Thomas, just 5-foot-9, has emerged as one of the NBA's top point guards. → Read More

Isaiah Thomas talks about life on, off the court

On this NBA A to Z podcast, the Celtics guard joins Sam Amick → Read More

Orlando Magic trade Serge Ibaka to Toronto Raptors

Raptors acquire Ibaka from Magic for Terrence Ross, according to person familiar with deal. → Read More

NBA Development League to become Gatorade League

Gatorade will be the first entitlement sponsor of a U.S. professional sports league. → Read More

Kevin Durant's emotional return to Oklahoma City, through his mother's eyes

Wanda Pratt, Durant's mother, knew it would be a tough night at Chesapeake Energy Arena. → Read More

Kevin Durant shakes off boos as Warriors rip Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY — As hostile returns go, Kevin Durant’s debut visit back in Oklahoma City wasn’t anywhere near the top of the NBA list. Nothing will ever top Dec. 2, 2010, when LeBron James came back to Cleveland for the first time with his Miami Heat and there was blood in the air – and on the ground. Actual fights broke out between LeBron loyalists and others locals that led to people being… → Read More

Kevin Durant will have at least one Thunder fan cheering his return

Not every Thunder fan has forgotten what Durant did for the franchise. → Read More

Oklahoma City steakhouse owner on why he denied Kevin Durant's business

Kevin Durant was hoping to rent out the restaurant following Saturday's game. → Read More

Russell Westbrook on Kevin Durant's return: Time to 'move forward'

Westbrook is saying all the right things ahead of Saturday's highly anticipated reunion. → Read More

Russell Westbrook: Fans' response to Kevin Durant's return 'up to them'

Thunder guard had a few things to say about his former teammate returning to OKC. → Read More

Why Kevin Durant's return to Oklahoma City still stings

Durant's decision to play for the Warriors left Thunder fans reeling. → Read More

Cavaliers to sign Derrick Williams to 10-day contract

Williams was the No. 2 overall pick in 2011 behind Kyrie Irving. → Read More

NBA to announce partnership for first competitive eSports gaming league

The venture could one day see all 30 teams field a a roster of five professional gamers. → Read More