At NBA media day, concern for country over concern for team

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NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA players aren't just worried about their teams as they start a new season....

AP Interview: LeBron says "a personal goal" to match Jordan

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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) -- Now that LeBron James has won a championship for the ages, he's set a loftier goal:...

Pierce returns to Clippers for 19th and last NBA season

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Paul Pierce decided to return for his 19th and last season in the NBA, convinced the Los Angeles Clippers can make a successful run to their first league title....

Life without Duncan begins for the new-look Spurs

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Life without Tim Duncan has officially begun for the San Antonio Spurs, even if they aren't quite ready to accept it....

76ers center Noel: Too many bigs on team, 'Just a logjam'

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CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- Shortly after Philadelphia 76ers president and general manager Bryan Colangelo said he is not actively shopping any of his players, Sixers center Nerlens Noel openly wondered how he, Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid can co-exist as the team's three big men....

Pacers believe pieces are in place to play faster style

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana Pacers President Larry Bird spent most of his offseason trying to stitch together a championship contender....

Pat Riley says Chris Bosh likely played last game with Heat

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MIAMI (AP) -- Chris Bosh has almost certainly played his final game for Miami, with the All-Star forward's latest health setback convincing the Heat that his plan to play again is no longer feasible....