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Hall of Famer Julius “Dr. J” Erving became ill at the Philadelphia 76ers’ game Friday night and was taken to a hospital. Erving, 67, rang the ceremonial Liberty Bell before tipoff. Statement on behalf of Dr. J’s management team: “Mr. Erving fell ill at tonight’s game and was taken to a local hospital, where he…

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As the 2017-2018 NBA season began, there were many teams that were expected to improve. The Oklahoma City Thunder was at the top of that list after the acquisition of Carmelo Anthony and Paul George, but thus far, they have been a disappointment. The Minnesota Timberwolves landed Jimmy Butler, and combining the budding superstar with…

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Allen Iverson, an 11-time All-Star and a seven-time All-NBA selection pick, announced his retirement from basketball Wednesday at a press conference in Philadelphia. “I’m formally announcing my retirement from basketball,” Iverson said, sitting with his children and manager, Gary Moore. “You know, I thought once this day came it would be basically a tragic day……

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Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z may be making major moves with the Brooklyn Nets, but now the Roc Nation emcee has a little friendly competition from fellow hip-hop legend Will Smith and his wife, acclaimed actress Jada Pinkett Smith. According to reports, the Hollywood power couple have now acquired a minority stake in Will’s hometown NBA team,…

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