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Why did Magic Johnson request trade from Lakers in 1981? Hall of Famer couldn't overcome differences with coach Paul Westhead

Why did Magic Johnson request trade from Lakers in 1981? Hall of Famer couldn't overcome differences with coach Paul Westhead

Long before Kevin Durant told Nets owner Joe Tsai to either trade him or fire general manager Sean Marks and coach Steve Nash, there was an infamous battle between Lakers star Magic Johnson and coach Paul Westhead.

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Kevin Durant trade rumors: Nets superstar gives franchise Steve Nash-Sean Marks ultimatum

Kevin Durant trade rumors: Nets superstar gives franchise Steve Nash-Sean Marks ultimatum

The saga of the Kevin Durant trade request continues. Weeks after reports of Durant’s trade request surfaced, there has seemingly been no movement towards a deal, prompting Durant to arrange a face-to-face meeting with Nets owner Joe Tsai.

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Brittney Griner sentenced to nine years in Russian prison on drug charges after guilty verdict

Brittney Griner sentenced to nine years in Russian prison on drug charges after guilty verdict

A Russian court has sentenced Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner to nine years in prison for drug smuggling and possession charges, according to a report from ESPN investigative reporter T.J. Quinn.

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Warriors' Klay Thompson pays tribute to Kobe, Gianna Bryant after winning ESPY award: 'We think of Kobe and Gigi every day'

Warriors' Klay Thompson pays tribute to Kobe, Gianna Bryant after winning ESPY award: 'We think of Kobe and Gigi every day'

After suffering devastating ACL and Achilles injuries, Klay Thompson missed the entirety of the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons. He was stuck on the sidelines for 941 days before returning to the court on Jan.

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Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug charges in Russia as part of strategy to facilitate prisoner swap, per report

Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug charges in Russia as part of strategy to facilitate prisoner swap, per report

Brittney Griner pleaded guilty to drug charges during a hearing in a Russian court on Thursday, according to Reuters. The detained Phoenix Mercury star, who was arrested in February after the Russian Federal Customs Service claimed it found hashish oil in her luggage at an airport near Moscow, told the court she did not intend to commit a crime.

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