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Report: Lillard expected to receive supermax extension from Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers reached their first Western Conference final in 19 seasons thanks in large part to the play of guard Damian Lillard. Although the Blazers were swept out of that series last night, the franchise is apparently set to reward Lillard this summer. Lillard and Portland are expected to come to terms on a supermax deal this summer,

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Allan Houston, Doug Christie to Play in BET Experience Celebrity Basketball Game

Leon Bennett/Getty Images BET unveiled Tuesday the full roster for the 2019 BET Experience at L.A. Live Celebrity 3-on-3 Basketball Game, a lineup that includes former NBA veterans Allan Houston and Doug Christie. The event will get underway June 22 in Los Angeles at L.A. Live. Here’s a look at the stars taking part in the tournament:         

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Report: Damian Lillard, Blazers ‘Expected’ to Agree to 4-Year, $191M Contract

David Zalubowski/Associated Press All-Star point guard Damian Lillard is expected to sign a four-year, $191 million supermax extension with the Portland Trail Blazers this summer, according to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes. As Haynes noted, Lillard would be eligible for the supermax if he is named to one of the three All-NBA teams.                

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Did Kawhi Leonard, Raptors Find the Secret to Shutting Down Giannis?

Ron Turenne/Getty Images Giannis Antetokounmpo is the favorite to win the NBA‘s 2018-19 MVP Award. And he’s been about as dominant in the playoffs as he was in the regular season. But, for at least the time being, the Toronto Raptors have started figuring out how to slow down the Milwaukee Bucks’ superstar. The advanced stats paint the picture of

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Magic Johnson’s Exit Made One Thing Clear: Lakers Have Serious Trust Issues

Nick Ut/Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Frank Vogel sat next to Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka with a smile. When he spoke, briefly, Vogel insisted the perception of the team from outside is very different from what he’s experienced on the inside. Lakers fans better hope he’s right. L.A. as a franchise has taken a beating of late.

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NBA Mock Draft 2019: Roundup of Experts’ Picks After the Combine

Drills, measurements and scrimmages were key parts of the NBA Scouting Combine.Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press The NBA draft will be a huge event this year, with a generational player in Duke’s Zion Williamson almost certain to be the top pick June 20. That was the case when the college basketball season ended with the NCAA title game between Virginia and

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