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Beef Stew a key ingredient to the Detroit Pistons’ eventual playoff success

The human brain, studies have shown, is wired to scout for the bad stuff. We have a natural tendency to focus on the negative as opposed to positive experiences. In the sports take industrial complex, fans and media alike feed off the engagement dopamine rush of picking at the struggles of a player or franchise. …

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Kawakami: Warriors’ Bob Myers on keeping this group together, roster plans and much more

They’re not breaking up the band quite yet. They’re not even thinking about breaking up the band at the moment. They’re still loaded with cash, banners, trophies and talent, and the Warriors would like to remain that way for more light-years than you can count. Sure, the Warriors have some tough financial decisions coming up. …

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Ranking the NBA’s Best Villains of the Past 10 Years | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors

0 of 7 Elsa/Getty Images Professional sports remain the peak of reality television, and few leagues offer quite as much drama as the NBA. Like any good story, it has good guys and villains. You can’t really have that tension without having both. And for today’s slideshow, we’re only looking at one side of that …

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Three important takeaways from Team Canada at the AmeriCup

Team Canada’s AmeriCup run came to an end on Sunday night with a heartbreaking loss to the United States in the Bronze medal game. While Canada surpassed many people’s expectations of them coming into the tournament with a young and inexperienced roster — including just three holdovers from the Olympic Qualifiers earlier this summer — …

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The Warriors Defense: An unyielding refusal to cede control to opponents

Ask any basketball enthusiast — from the casual participants to the hardcore junkies — of their shortlist of the best defensive teams in the league, and they’ll give you differing answers. The Boston Celtics’ unholy trinity of length, switchability, and rim protection is a blend that arguably no other team in the league can boast …

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Sixers fan survey 2022 results, Part 1: Sam Hinkie, Ben Simmons, offseason and more

It’s time to unveil the results of The Athletic‘s first-ever Philadelphia 76ers fan survey. We received 1,120 responses. And while the data here is not nearly enough to speak for the entire Sixers fan base, it provides a feel for where things stand heading into the 2022-23 season. One note on the survey methodology before …

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Working Through All the Feelings About Chet Holmgren’s Injury

The Lisfranc joint, one of the lamest joints in the country, was named after Jacques Lisfranc de St. Martin. Big Cousteau was a gynecologist of considerable achievement who found himself bandaging up Lil’ Napoleon’s army. A field surgeon in the Napoleonic Wars. A lifeguard in a hurricane. One who grinds. One day, a French soldier …

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Bronny James recruiting: Best fits for LeBron James’ son include college, G League or playing overseas

Carrying the last name of perhaps the greatest NBA player of all time has its benefits, but also has its challenges. For high school star LeBron James Jr., better known as “Bronny,” that includes the lofty expectations surrounding his development as a prospect. It all adds up to intrigue if — as LeBron James himself …

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